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    Upcoming Voice of San Diego Events

    Date/Time Event
    09/24/2016
    8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Politifest 2016
    Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, San Diego CA

    Upcoming Community Events

    These events are submitted by members of the community and are not affiliated with Voice of San Diego.
    Date/Time Event
    08/06/2016 - 09/20/2016
    12:00 am
    CASA Volunteer Information Sessions (August - September)
    Voices for Children, San Diego, CA CA
    08/06/2016 - 08/27/2016
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Sounds of Summer at La Plaza La Jolla
    La Plaza La Jolla, La Jolla California
    08/13/2016 - 09/13/2016
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Free Composting Workshop in San Diego
    Ridgehaven Green Building, San Diego CA
    08/23/2016 - 08/28/2016
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cabaret
    San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego California
    08/24/2016
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Starry Starry Night
    San Diego Polo Club, Rancho Sante Fe CA
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    VOSD Experience: Tijuana

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    Date/Time
    Date(s) - 02/27/2016
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Please note that this event is currently sold out. 

    Join us for the first VOSD Experience, a new members-only benefit that will take us across the border to experience a side of Tijuana that tourists rarely see. Derrik Chinn of Turista Libre has expertly curated an insider’s itinerary that will guide us through three neighborhoods of Tijuana and introduce us to three local leaders who have helped transform them.

    Our group will meet on the U.S. side of the San Ysidro border, walk across together and board a private bus that mirrors the daily public transportation experience in Tijuana.

    Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016
    10 AM – 4 PM

    $85 for Speaking Up and Loud and Clear members (annual donation of $501 or more)
    $100 for guests of members

    Price includes cross-border transportation, guide and meals

    Itinerary: 

    Colonia Federal
    Home to Antonio Cruz – lawyer by day, painter by night
    This corner of the city was originally designed for federal agents stationed in Tijuana. It’s accessible by a single road, one exit in and one exit out. The unique geography and history of this community is seen in the murals that decorate the streets, many which have been done by Antonio himself. They address issues of border life and immigration.

    Colonia Aeropuerto
    Home to Armando Munoz – self-taught sculptor and engineer

    Just below Tijuana’s airport is the neighborhood Colonia Aeropuerto. Most of the residential structures are made out of repurposed materials such as tires, old billboards and plywood. Towering above this community is the 50-foot mega woman known as “La Mona,” created by Armando Muñoz. It’s one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the city and has captured the attention of media outlets worldwide.

    Zona Centro
    Home to Jorge Gracia – architect

    Our final stop will be at the Escuela Libre de Arquitectura, first of its kind in Northern Mexico. It’s led by Jorge Gracia, the contemporary architect who designed the iconic Encuentro Guadalupe hotel pods in Valle de Guadalupe. His experience will offer us insight into the differences between land use in the U.S. and Mexico.

    Taste of TJ
    No trip to Tijuana is complete without experiencing its booming culinary, beer and wine scene. Before the day is done, we’ll visit a food truck park, a nano-brewery and an ice cream parlor.

    Questions or want to check the status of your membership? Please contact Christina Shih at christina@voiceofsandiego.org or 619-550-5670.