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New year, same me. But! I promise I’m back for good now. I had to take a little break to get my life and sanity in order, but now here’s what you’ve all been waiting for: the weekly roundup of RightOn weekend events! Fall in love with all  fun you can find this weekend across the Coastal Bend:

 

PROHIBITION SOFT OPENING

Friday, 4 p.m.
326 N. Chaparral St., Downtown

Have you heard about the speakeasy that’s the bee’s knees? Stop by Prohibition, located at 326 N.Chaparral St., for their soft opening on Friday. Try not to get too zozzled on that giggle water! (Could you tell I googled some Prohibition-era slang? Giggle water is now part of my every day lingo. No apologies.) 

 

ART WALK

Friday, 5 p.m.
Downtown 

It’s First Friday, y’all! You know what that means: time to hit the streets downtown and shop your favorite local vendors. There’s something for everyone on every block and stop: from the best salsa to trinkets galore – and more. Grab something to nosh on from your favorite food truck. Missing the block parties? They’ll be back soon! 

 

FEBRUARY EXHIBIT OPENING

Friday, 5 p.m.
The Art Center of Corpus Christi

Stop by the Art Center of Corpus Christi during ArtWalk to catch their February exhibit opening. This month’s exhibits include Opposites Attract and the Members Gallery. Be sure to check out Chaos in Color by Andrea Mullen, Euphoria and All Membership 2024 through Feb. 24!

 

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE ART MUSEUM

Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Art Museum of South Texas

First Friday also means free admission all day to the Art Museum, presented by Frost Bank! Grab the whole family to take in the rotating exhibits on display. With extended hours, there’s no excuse not to embrace your inner Warhol or Picasso and find your way to the AMST. Bonus: hit the AMST outreach table at Art Walk for giveaways and art activities. (I mean, who doesn’t love free things?!)

 

HOT YOGA, COLD BEER

Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Nueces Brewing Company

Are you feeling a little downward dog? Seasonal affective disorder got you out of alignment? Do you feel a little more limber with some liquid help? This donation-based class is held weekly in the brew room of Nueces Brewing. Grab a cold one for some hot yoga, and we promise you, you’ll feel like a happy baby in no time.

 

WE LOVE CORPUS CHRISTI DRAG SHOW

Friday, 6:30 p.m.
House of Rock

The Queens of Azul Entertainment will dazzle House of Rock’s stage during Art Walk. Join host Isis Paris York for a fabulous start to February. 

 

COSPLAY AND MOVIE NIGHT

Friday, 7 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse

Who says cosplay is only for conventions? Show off your hard work and sewing and crafting skills at a cosplay contest at Alamo Drafthouse before a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron. Grab your tickets here.

 

ARTWALK COMEDY SHOW

Friday, 8 p.m.
Mesquite St. Pizza Downtown

Ring in the new month with lots of laughter: every first Friday, Mesquite Street Pizza will tickle your funny bones with a comedy show. Grab your ticket online or pay $20 at the door. 

 

YOGA TRAPEZE

Saturday, 9 a.m.
Fit Lab Rockport

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease – or not – with yoga trapeze! OK, so maybe you won’t be doing any high-flying, daring stunts, but yoga trapeze is great for back pain, spinal health and balance. Build your strength and flexibility with this beginner-friendly, gentle flow class. Reserve your spot for these $30 classes in Rockport. Find out more here

 

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS’ MARKET

Saturday, 9 a.m.
5800 Everhart Road

Stock up your pantry with local fruits, veggies and more at the Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ market. This weekly market is held rain or shine in the Market shopping center at 5800 Everhart Rd. 

HERITAGE PARK MARKET DAYS

Saturday, 10 a.m.
Heritage Park

In the market for something sweet for your sweetie? (Reminder: Valentine’s Day is coming up!) Or want to grab something in the name of self love and self care? Start your Saturday off with a stroll around Heritage Park Market Days. This pet-friendly event is open to the public. 

 

FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR MUSEUM

Saturday, 10 a.m.
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Celebrate all things “love” with a heartfelt event hosted by the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. This magical event features engaging activities and a special guest, the Coastal Bend Blood Bank. Unravel the science behind love with captivating activities, delve into interesting facts about love and personalize a card for your Valentine. Snag your ticket here and spread the love.

 

SETSUBUN BEAN THROWING

Saturday, noon
Texas Museum of Asian Cultures

Toss out winter and those demons and welcome spring with this traditional Japanese celebration. ‘Setsubun’, meaning “seasonal division,” celebrates winter’s end and spring’s beginning. How? By throwing beans!. 

 

ROMANTIC MASTERPIECES

Saturday, 7 p.m.
TAMUCC Performing Arts Center

Treat your honey to a night out at the symphony. Led by Maestro Hector Guzman, the Corpus Christi Symphony will delight the senses with timeless Romantic era classics. Fall for one of the most famous piano concertos ever, performed by pianist Michael Stephen Brown. Purchase your ticket here.

 

WATER STREET FARMER’S MARKET

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Water Street Market

Kick off your Sunday Funday by supporting local vendors and restocking your pantries with fresh veggies, and more, when you head down to the only Sunday farmer’s market at Water Street Market.  

 

CORPUS CHRISTI MYSTIC MARKET

Sunday, noon
Holiday Day Inn Corpus Christi Airport

Align your chakras, lift your spirit and recharge at the Corpus Mystic Market and Holistic Fair. Open up your third eye and lift your vibrations. Find answers to your most important questions from an intuitive or astrologer or just add to your crystal collection. Free admission.

 

WITCHY THINGS VALENTINE’S FAIR

Sunday, noon
Communitea

Candy and chocolates aren’t for everyone – try grabbing some crystals and candles for that very special witch in your life Shop from local vendors to find that special gift. 

 

SINGLES MINGLE LUNCH

Sunday, 3 p.m.
Sal’s Bronx Pizza

Valentine’s Day? More like Singles Awareness Day, am I right? (Or am I right?) Try to find your perfect match over a slice at Sal’s Bronx Pizza. Maybe, if the vibe is right, you can fall in love ‘Lady and the Tramp’ style over a plate of spaghetti. Not looking for love? This is a great event just to meet other singles and expand your network  – maybe that friendship will lead to something more.

 

Hey besties! Have you got the deets on an event you’d think we’d be interested in? Email righton@rightoncorpus.com and diandraspicak@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @rightoncorpus, and DM us there, too! We’re always looking for new things around the Coastal Bend.