You’ve heard the saying, “March comes in like a lion” right? Well, that’s pretty dang apt, as we’ve gone from highs in the nineties to cool spring weather – even if spring hasn’t quite sprung yet. I’m still reeling from springing forward last weekend, but that won’t stop me from continuing the spring break and St. Patrick’s day shenanigans, even if my liver might be screaming “et tu, Brute?” (Y’all really didn’t think I’d let the Ides of March pass by without saying anything, right?) OK, that’s enough of my trying to force a ton of random ideas into an introductory paragraph. Here’s what the Coastal Bend has cooking up this weekend:
THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE ART MUSEUM
Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m.
Art Museum of South Texas
Get a head start on your weekend on Thursday at the Art Museum! Stretch out those mid-week blues with yoga (reserve a spot here LINK: https://waterdog.cc/booking/), grab something from your favorite local vendor, create some one-of-a-kind art and take advantage of the free admission and extended hours.
4TH ANNUAL CRAWFISH COOKOFF
Friday, 4-10:30 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 9:30 p.m.
1204 E Market St., Rockport
It’s crawfish season, y’all, and if you haven’t had your fill of all-you-can-eat crawfish, head to downtown Rockport for the fourth annual crawfish cookoff. This two-day festival features live music, cold drinks, an eating contest and fun for the whole family. Friday night’s even headlined by Kevin Fowler! If you miss out, don’t blame us if you feel like #?*! See a full schedule and grab your tickets here.
PATRICK’S DAY SHENANIGANS
OK, y’all. Don your greenest outfits for some luck of the Irish this Friday. We may have kicked off spring break with Corpus’ biggest St. Paddy’s Day festival to date last week, but you’re sure to find your pot of gold (or at least some green beer) at any of these shenannies across the city. Let’s get lucky, y’all.
Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl: Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Downtown Corpus. Get your tickets here for access to specials at your favorite downtown bars. Tickets are good for both nights.
Little Woodrow’s: Friday, 2 p.m. Get the party started with a pint of Guinness or a Jamo shot at Little Woodrow’s.
Shopping Shenanigans in Downtown Rockport: Friday, 4 p.m. Take a day trip to Rockport to partake in some lucky shopping – if drinking ain’t your thing. Merchants will stay open until 6 p.m. to offer themed snacks and sales.
Lazy Beach Brewing: Friday, 5 p.m. Catch some Celtic tunes from Corpus Christi Irish Sessions and fill up on tacos from Taquitos Mi Sierra.
BUS: Friday, 6-9 p.m. Keller Williams Young Professionals pop-up benefiting Shelter A Mutt.
Rockit’s Whiskey Bar: Friday, 8 p.m. St. Paddy’s Day Mega Bash with 8-bit Serenade. No cover for this 80’s cover band on the main stage. JV Project will be rockin’ outside on the patio. Reserve your table here.
O’D.A.C. Shenanigans Pub Crawl: Saturday, 1-10 p.m. Snag your tickets now for this crawl benefiting Choice Living Community.
As always, friends, make safe choices. Please don’t drink and drive – designate a driver or call an Uber or Lyft. Party on!
CATFISH COVE KAYAK CRUISE
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Take advantage of the cooler temps this weekend and hit the lake. Join a park ranger on a kayak expedition to Catfish Cove to explore the park from a different perspective. The program is free with park admission, but spots are limited – reserve yours by emailing Josie.Gunter@tpwd.texas.gov before 5 p.m. on Friday. Find more information here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Coastal Charm Events
Ease into Saturday morning (or recover from those St. Paddy’s shenanigans) at this decadently smooth brunch by Beauty & the Bistro Catering. Nosh on gourmet pastries, quiche, roasted meats and veggies and more as you’re serenaded by the smooth jazz stylings of saxophonist Daryl Eason. Complimentary mimosas while supplies last – so reserve your spot now.
INK SPOTS WITH SANDY FRITZ
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Art Center of Corpus Christi
OK, Picasso, I like it: join artist Sandy Fritz to create your own whimsical abstract art pieces with alcohol inks. You’ll leave with your very own masterpiece, ready to be framed. All art supplies will be provided for this class – but, bring your own snack or drink. Claim your spot now: the class is $45 for Art Center members or $50 for non-members.
CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Get crafty while sipping on some craft beer: make your own soy wax candle at this workshop Saturday. For $40, you can create a 12-ounce can candle with a personalized scent and enjoy a cold one. First beer included in the program fee.
FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL SPRING 2023
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Lazy Beach Brewing
Calling all foodies: Bring your empty stomachs to the southside’s only food truck festival. From burgers to tacos, and everything in between, there’s something for every appetite. Support and eat local at Lazy Beach this Saturday.
BLUE GHOST PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Not afraid of things that go bump in the night? Think you’ve got what it takes to be a ghost hunter? Look no further than our very own Blue Ghost. Participate in this overnight experience aboard the USS Lexington Museum to hunt for the supernatural. Explore the floating museum on a tour of six different “hot spots.” If you’re brave enough, grab your ticket now – overnight participants get their own berthing compartment, continental breakfast and a chance to tour the ship in daylight the next day. Tickets are $125 each, if you dare.
Saturday, 9 p.m.
House of Rock
Baila! Baila esta cumbia! El Dusty returns to House of Rock this Saturday – and you won’t want to miss closing out spring break with this ultimate dance party. Tickets are $10 each to rock out with Weasel, Monophonicos, El Dusty and the homies, and more.
ANGEL LIGHT PSYCHIC & HEALING FAIR
Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.
The Bay Jewel
Springing forward got you feeling a little off balance? Need some extra guidance from your spirit guides? Get your chakras realigned, have your tarot cards read and pick up some spiritual items at the Angel Light Psychic and Healing Fair. Grab a drink from the cash bar, open up your third eye and raise your vibrations at this free event Sunday.