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Cultural bazaar, peace caravan, boxing match

By: Sandra Dibble

Source: www.utsandiego.com

Held four times a year since 2010, Arts and Trees is a Tijuana cultural bazaar that includes live music, art, clothing, food, beer and wine. The event’s 2012 summer edition takes place on Saturday at Pasaje Gómez, an arts alley located between Third and Fourth streets off of Avenida Revolución.

The roving seasonal event is inspired by Tijuana’s mercados sobre ruedas—markets on wheels—with their colorful tarps and merchants selling everything from fresh produce to used electronics to clothing. Promoter Manuel Cabrera said the idea behind Arts and Trees is to give a voice to local artists—from both sides of the border. From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m . Free.

Other border-related events from Sunday, Aug. 12 to Saturday, Aug. 18th include:

Sunday (Aug. 12): Mexican anti-violence activist Javier Sicilia is the featured speaker at a public forum organized by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. Sicilia, an internationally recognized poet whose son was murdered in Mexico last year, is coming to San Diego to lead the "Caravan for Peace" that aims to bring attention to international drug policy and other U.S.-Mexico bilateral issues. Event starts at 4 p.m. in the theater of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 19th: Recent films from Spain’s northern Catalonia region are being shown at the Tijuana Cultural Center (Cecut) in the city’s Rio Zone. The shows are daily at 8:30 p.m. (with an extra show on Sunday at 6 p.m.) in the Carlos Monsivais Theater. The series opens with the 2011 *** Maillo science fiction film “Eva.” Regular admission is 40 pesos (about $3). For a full schedule, go to www.cecut.gob.mx.

Thursday: Tijuana writer Rafa Saavedra discusses his book, Border POP, and expects to touch on a range of city themes ranging from daily life, the effects of violence and the energy generated by the city’s arts movement. At 7 p.m. at 206 Arte Contemporaneo, a new gallery in the Plaza Revolución (next to Pasaje Gómez off of Avenida Revolución between Third and Fourth Streets). Free.



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