Have you heard the birds singing lately? Felt cupid’s arrows strike you in the heart? Or, are you just eyeing all the chocolate that’s on display at the grocery store? (I’m the latter.) Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to lock in those reservations for your honey or find that perfectly romantic gift before Wednesday. (Wednesday also happens to be Ash Wednesday, too.) Oh, and it sounds like there’s some big football game this Sunday, too. Personally, I’m just looking forward to the food. But anyway … planning on celebrating the loveliest holiday early this weekend? We’ve got all the aphrodisiacs – er, events – to make the most of your weekend in the Coastal Bend:
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It’s National Pizza Day! To celebrate, House of Rock and Rock 92/7 are serving up a deal that’s sure to get ya cheesin’: stop into the downtown institution to grab a free slice of pizza to make the most of this holiday. Dine in only; one slice of pepperoni or cheese per person.
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Nueces Brewing Co.
Your singledom got you feeling a little downward dog? Lovesickness got you out of alignment? Do you feel a little more limber with some liquid help? Join Lovely Leah for the weekly installment of yoga in the Nueces Brewing brew room, with a little Cupid spin this time around. Grab a cold one for some hot yoga, and we promise you, you’ll feel like a happy baby in no time. Reserve your spot at this love bomb for $20 at DivineMoonYoga.
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
The key to your sweetie’s heart isn’t through food, but through laughter. (I can vouch, we love a funny guy.) Ride the wave of laughter at a gut-busting, hilarious night of non-stop comedy at this free event. Laugh until your sides hurt as Aaron Carranza hosts a slew of talented comedians, including Candy Alva, Connor Stewart, Thomasine Pikens, Roland Avila and Sandra Dee. This LOL, LMFAO, ROFL show is for those 21+.
Saturday, 8 a.m.
All this talk of love got you feeling some type of way? Does your bleeding heart make you want to bust out the hair gel, eyeliner and bracelets? Or, really, it wasn’t a phase all along? The Coffee MUGG has got you: come dressed in your finest gothic and emo outfits, grab a delicious coffee and snap a photo at their photo op. And the day wouldn’t be complete without your favorite emo tunes playing all day.
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. This week’s market will also feature Valentine-themed crafts, so you can grab your special someone something special.
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Kick off your Saturday with the great outdoors and a free chance to explore the Oso Bay Wetland Preserve. Bring the kiddos out and get lost in nature. Field guides and binoculars loaned out on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.
Hit the ground running this weekend with Agape Ranch’s Leave a Legacy 5K and 10K. The race/walk aims to raise awareness and funds for foster, adoption-ready, aged-out and vulnerable children, youth and families in the Coastal Bend. Register here. More information here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Roar into the Year of the Dragon with the Texan State Museum of Asian Culture’s Lunar New Year Celebration. This family-friendly event features a lion dance, a taiko drum performance, folklore readings, food trucks, a martial arts demonstration and more.
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Let the good times roll all the way from White Cap Beach to Padre Bali park at this year’s Barefoot Mardi Gras parade! Kick off your shoes and get the party started. Find a parade route map here and more details here.
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Get something metal for your rockin’ sweetie 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, 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!
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, 11 a.m.
Grab your girlfriends for a mimosa bar (and more) on Lazy Beach Southside’s patio to celebrate Galentine’s Day! Name a better way to celebrate your female camaraderie and kick off your Super Bowl Sunday (or Sunday Funday), I’ll wait.
Sunday, 11 a.m.
Now here you go again, you say … you want your Mimosa or Bloody Mary with a side of Fleetwood Mac’s timeless classics. Well, your dreams have come true: Head over to House of Rock to grab brunch with Dreams, a Fleetwood Mac cover band. Grab your ticket now before a landslide brings you down.
Sunday, 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Swift and some football team take on another football team this Sunday. OK, OK, you’re probably sick of those jokes (like I am seeing Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl, but who’s really counting?). Let me try that again: Get ready for kick off and snap up your spot at the Annex for the big game Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers (and Mr. Not-So-Irrelevant) take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Vegas, baby! No matter who you’re rooting for (or betting on), it’s sure to be a fun time with a 21’ projector showing the biggest sporting event of the year and drink specials.
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