I’m baaaaaack! Did you miss me? What Halloween spookies or Dia de los Muertos festivities did you get into? Now that we’re launching headlong into fall, and the weather’s cooling down, there’s a ton of activities popping up around the Coastal Bend for your enjoyment. Take a look at some of the mischief you can get into this weekend:
Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Opa! Embrace culture right on the bay at our very own big, fat Greek food festival. This annual, and delicious, fest is a mainstay at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, located in downtown Corpus Christi. Pick up a plate full of your favorite Greek dishes, like spanakopita, dolmas and baklava, wash it down with some Greek beer, and stay for some dancing, live music and a church tour.
Friday, 5 p.m.
It’s First Friday! Take advantage of the cooler weather and head downtown for your fill of music, local vendors, food and fun, with block parties on nearly every corner. With outdoor stages, downtown music venues, pop-up vendors, and your favorite food trucks, you’ll be sure to fall into November in style. Don’t miss the official lighting of the Port Holiday Tree at La Retama Park at 7 p.m., where you can grab a selfie with Santa and jam out with 18 Hours. Roll over to the Annex for a Classic Car Coastal Cruise-In.
NOVEMBER EXHIBIT OPENING
Friday, 5 p.m.
Stop by the Art Center of Corpus Christi during ArtWalk to catch their November exhibit opening. This month’s exhibits include All Things Texas, juried by Noe Perez; Coastal Impressions: Paintings by Noe Perez; and the 11th annual Alzheimer’s Memories on Canvas & A Caretaker’s Love.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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
Every Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Are you feeling a little downward dog? Eclipse season got 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 through Sunday
Get a head start on your holiday gift list at the Hollydays Market at the American Bank Center. Score your tickets here for access to more than 200 vendors to find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. Snap a photo with Santa when you’re in need of a shopping break. Parking is free.
Now through Sunday
Embrace all things autumn at Rockin’ K Farms this season. From the huge corn maze to the pumpkin patch, there’s photo opportunities for the fam everywhere. Have some festive fun with “The Big Tex,” the farm’s giant slide, and with other attractions like the cow train, apple blaster, backyard games and farm animals. The fun runs all season long, so grab your tickets here.
Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Your favorite Disney characters take to the ice at American Bank Center this weekend! Slide into the magic as Disney’s beloved characters like Moana and Mickey Mouse glide their way into real life. My inner mouseketeer is already excited and purchasing a ticket now (I mean, who says you’ve got to grow up?)
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Date night feeling a little stale? Take your tastebuds on a food and wine journey with Chef Francesco and Sommelier Corey at Bellino’s. The menu features delectable dishes paired with luscious wines for $85 per person. Make your reservations online or call 361-814-8998, specify wine dinner. Cin cin!
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Mesquite Street Southside
Get ready for a night of laughter with comedian Chingo Bling as he makes a tour stop at Mesquite Street Southside this weekend. Grab your tickets here to catch the popular Mexican-American entertainer, whose first comedy special is streaming on Netflix.
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.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Start ticking off your holiday gift list at the monthly installment of Heritage Park Market Days. This family- and pet-friendly market has something for everyone!
3700 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi
Who doesn’t love our furry, four-legged friends? Who also doesn’t love an excuse to get dressed up and party? Grab your finest digs and snag a ticket for the 2023 Fur Ball. All proceeds will benefit local rescue organizations, including Coastal Bend Cat Rescue, Fallen Horse Rescue, Pawsitively Furever and Faith and Hope Dog Rescue. The pawty doesn’t stop after the ball: Head over to the Annex for the official after party and to check out their newly extended weekend hours.
Saturday, 11 a.m. and noon
Dive into dumpling making at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures’ cooking class. Learn how to make the ever popular gyoza, from making the filling and wrapping the dumplings. For $10, you’ll make five dumplings per person. Fillings include pork and other vegetables. Follow the link to claim your spot at either the 11 a.m. class or noon class.
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.
Sunday, 1 p.m.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … shopping! Grab some hot cocoa and shop local with dozens of vendors and small businesses at the Peppermint Lane Holiday Market. Snap some selfies with Santa and the Grinch while you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones … or while you’re treating your ‘elf’.
Hey besties! Have you got the deets on an event you’d think we’d be interested in? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @rightoncorpus, and DM us there, too! We’re always looking for new things around the Coastal Bend.