Hi y’all! I’m ba-aaack! I’m sorry I was gone so long – a bad cold and earache literally knocked me off my feet. (I’m not kidding; while everyone else lit up fireworks to ring in 2024, I lit up an ear candle.) I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that you’re well on your way to making those New Year resolutions stick. Winter weather rolls into the Coastal Bend this weekend, so here’s how to make the most of it before the cold scares us back inside:
HOT YOGA, COLD BEER
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Are you feeling a little downward dog? Your chakras all 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.
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Don’t regretti this opportunity to make your own spaghetti! (Yuck, even I’m disappointed in myself for that joke.) Join Gourmet Faye for a two-hour immersive course in pasta making. Get your hands dirty mixing, rolling and cooking pasta from Italian semolina flour and local farm fresh eggs. Learn how to make a rich, addictive sherry sauce while noshing on charcuterie and hors d’oeuvres. BYOB. Reserve your spot for just $50. More information here.
Friday, 9 p.m.
Put your karaoke skills to the test and win some prizes at Gameshow Karaoke! Hand me the mic and move over Jimmy Fallon; I’m all about sangin’ my way to the top. Contestants will sing a song of their choice from wherever the roulette wheel lands; impress the audience and move up the ranks. Competition starts at 10 p.m. sharp, so get to House of Rock early to sign up! Did we mention the cash prizes?
Saturday, 8 a.m.
Join the Black Chamber of Commerce for a prayer breakfast and business fellowship honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Speakers include the Rev. Albert Walker and Kat Pettaway-Clarke.
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.
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Sutherlands in Alice
OK, so not everyone is in Corpus Christi proper, so here’s another farmers market option for those of y’all who live a little further out in the Coastal Bend. Satiate your desire for fresh local veggies and grab some locally made items from artisans every second Saturday at the Alice Farmers Market, held in the Sutherlands parking lot.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Take advantage of what’s shaping up to be a beautiful Saturday, and head outdoors for a guided hike at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. This ranger-led hike will last 1.5 hours, is open to all ages and is free with park admission. Meet at the trailhead to Catfish Point Trail, which is 0.9 miles long and rated as easy.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Dive into South Texas’ vibrant and diverse Indigenous cultures at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History’s Indigenous Heritage Celebration. This immersive experience into the rich heritage of local Indigenous communities will feature performances by Kalpulli Ehekatl Papalotzin (kaɬˈpoːlːi e-HE-kah-tl Pap-a-lotzin), a local Mexica group linked to Aztec or Azteca traditions. This Corpus-based group traces their lineage back to Tenochtitlan (modern day Mexico City). Participate in hands-on activities, like ‘Ojos de Dios’ weaving, and learn about these communities’ from speakers like Juan Garcia, of the Lipan Tribe of Texas and Deron Sun Eagle. Grab your tickets here.
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Get ready to rock, errr, shop at this installment of the Rock N Roll flea market. Snag that rockin’ merch from vinyls and CDs to tees, and everything else you need to add to your collection. Stop by House of Rock on Saturday to shop small and support local vendors – what could be more metal than that?
Saturday, 3 p.m.
Ready for a flippin’ good time? Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mary Jane’s Gymnastics with an afternoon of fun, food, raffles, giveaways and more. This free event will showcase athlete performances and the gym will be open for a swingin’ time.
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Does ping pong come very natural to you? Do you play it all the time? Do you play ping pong so much, you even play ping pong in your sleep? If you answered yes to all of those questions, you’re probably Forrest Gump (and the undisputed King of Pong). Claim your crown this Saturday at the Annex’s King of Pong tournament. Dress to impress in your best retro table tennis digs (with prizes for the top male and female ’fits.) Just don’t forget your Flexolite ping pong paddle!
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Look up! Thursday’s new moon means the skies are darker, so it’s the perfect time to get lost in the cosmos. Turn your eyes to the skies with the Corpus Christi Astronomical Society at a star party at the Nueces Delta Preserve. BYOT (bring your own telescope)! Don’t let aquarium in gatorade stop you from expanding your astronomical knowledge to infinity and beyond.
WATER STREET FARMER’S MARKET
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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