barefoot mardi gras weekend

We’re about a month into 2023, y’all. How?! HOW?! This year is moving too fast, and I already need a break. But, if you’re not into staying home this weekend, here’s some fun you can get up to around the Coastal Bend: 



Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Nueces Brewing

Nothing gets my competitive spirit going like a game of UNO. Especially when that last card is a +4 wild card. (Sorry, not sorry to any and every family member whose UNO hopes I’ve ever dashed.) Add in beer, barbecue, and prizes? You bet I’m in. 



6 p.m.
Doc’s Seafood

*SOLD OUT, ONLINE TICKETS AT WILL CALL*  Laissez les bons temps rouler at Doc’s to kick off Barefoot Mardi Gras season! Break out those beads and get ready to boogie to live music by the Groove. Show up and show out for a costume contest. $15 per person; proceeds benefit selected charities. 



Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Aurora Arts Theatre

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play – at Aurora Arts Theatre’s production of Cabaret! Forget your troubles at the Kit Kat Club and follow the cast along in this musical taking place in late 1920’s Berlin as the Third Reich emerges. We like it – beedle dee dee dee dee! Tickets are $20, and be warned: Cabaret contains strong sexual content, some partial nudity, and depictions of domestic violence and violence motivated by hatred for race and sexual orientation. The play runs through March 12.



Saturday, 10 a.m.
Art Center of Corpus Christi

Unwind with an adult art class and create a wearable piece of one-of-a-kind art at the Art Center. Instructor Cindy Gentry will discuss how to cut a design and pattern into metal surfaces and walk through the processes of etching a brass or copper pendant. The class is $80 for members, $85 for non-members. 



Saturday, noon and 1 p.m.
Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures

*FULLY BOOKED* Do you dream of making food that rivals that of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces? Want to expand your cultural tastes? Ready to take your tastebuds on a trip to Japan? Learn how to make the Japanese staple of onigiri, or rice balls, at this Saturday class. 



Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Reel in some fun at the annual Kid Fish event at Lake Corpus Christi. Kiddos aged 5 to 12 are welcome to try their hand at casting their lines and catching some rainbow trout. Fishing rods provided. First-come, first serve. Each session is limited to 100 participants, with the first starting at 9 a.m. and last at 1 p.m. Weather dependent. 



Saturday, 8 p.m.
Brewster Street Icehouse – Downtown

Kick up your boots for some honky tonk fun. Pull out those cowboy hats and make your way to Brewster Street Icehouse for a night of country music. Tickets are $20.



Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rose Soiree

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner: Have you gotten something for that special person in your life? Single, independent and want to treat yourself? Swing by Rose Soiree to grab your season of love gifts from local artisans and vendors. Make it a Sunday Funday with food, music, and door prizes. 



Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
American Bank Center

Mabuhay! Comedian Jo Koy takes center stage at the American Bank Center this Sunday. Grab your tickets here before they sell out – it’s bound to be a fun time! (All my titas and titos are going, so it’s definitely going to be a fiesta!)