Statistically, most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by January 19th. I’m not like most people: I resolved not to have a resolution this year. But, what about you? Are you still sticking with them? If your resolution was to go out and embrace all that the Coastal Bend has to offer, boy, we have news for you – check out the local offerings this weekend:
Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m.
Get a head start on your weekend at Third Thursday at the Art Museum! Stretch out those mid-week blues with yoga (reserve a spot here), grab something from your favorite local vendor, create some one-of-a-kind art and take advantage of the free admission and extended hours.
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Nueces Brewing Company
Move over, grandma and grandpa: this ain’t your regular bingo hall. Bring your lucky charms, grab a brew and get to daubbin’ to win. Whether you take home a prize or not, it’s bound to be a fun time. Free to play with any taproom purchase.
Friday, 10 a.m.
No, it’s not just full of hot air: these large-scale inflatable sculptures, according to the traveling museum website, “explores the complex relationship between the familiarity of the material combined with serious commentary.” The second iteration of Bedford Gallery’s inflatable exhibition, ‘Blow Up II’, opens this Friday at the AMST. No, it’s not just bouncy houses (I checked). Also opening is Karin Broker’s ‘my small circus.’ Broker’s art responds to society’s expectations against the female gender. To learn more, join Broker at ‘Lunch Amongst the Masters,’ where she will discuss her creative process. Lunch served at noon, discussion at 1 p.m. Find more information and register here.
Friday, and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Need a little raunchy in your weekend? Well, then it doesn’t suck to be you because this foul-mouthed adult musical is opening this weekend! Not every trip to the theater needs to be cultured, why can’t it be hilarious and fun too?
Friday and Saturday, 6:05 p.m.
BRING THE STING at one of two IceRays hockey matches. Frosty Friday is also College Night (which means free admission for those with a valid college ID; hey, you’re paying your tuition and all those fees – take advantage of the free stuff while you can). Not in college? Score $15 tickets with the promo 5OFF1 here. Looking for something more kid-friendly? Saturday is Kid’s Carnival Night and Stinger Ray’s Birthday: there are games, face-painting, cake, and more! Score a $64 family four-pack here. (Count me in for the post-game skate!)
Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Catch actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director Marlon Wayans at one of four shows at Mesquite Street Southside this weekend. I guess that means it’s a “triple T-K-A! Time to Totally Kick Ass!” (Kudos if you know what movie that’s from.) 21+ show.
Friday, 9 p.m.
Put your karaoke skills to the test and win some prizes at Gameshow Karaoke! Pass me the mic and eat your heart out, 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!
Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
100 Seabreeze, Rockport
It’s not the weekend in the Coastal Bend without a market… and since it’s the third weekend of the month, the Rockport Fulton Market Days are back! Shop from more than 150 artisans and crafters, grab some eats from food trucks, and kick back with some live tunes. Bring the pups and the kids to this family friendly event. (What’s the age limit on the free face painting??)
Saturday, 10 a.m.
新年快乐! Happy New Year! (Yes, I busted out my 10+ year old knowledge of mandarin just for this listicle.) Celebrate the lunar new year at the Texas State Museum of Asian cultures. The festivities include a lion dance, martial arts demonstration and karaoke. (Red envelopes not included.)
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Still working on your New Year’s resolution to shed some of those pesky extra pounds? Or just starting on a new health and fitness journey? Run on down to the American Bank Center for the 11th annual Rock’s Discount Fit Fest. Find everything you need from healthy vendors and enjoy entertainment from Turtle Guard Tournaments, including a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament, roller derby, an arm wrestling competition (ooh, something I could probably compete in … or on second thought, maybe not) – and more.
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Water’s Edge Park
Help raise funds to benefit the Coastal Bend Food Bank Kid’s Backpack program with the annual Miles of Meals 5K. The program aims to provide nutritious food to food insecure students. Run (or walk) to give back while you keep your eyes on those fitness resolutions for 2023.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Align your chakras and get in touch with the universe with some mindful yoga with ANC Fitness and Yoga during the new moon in Aquarius. Take a moment to reset and set your intentions – especially now that no planets are in retrograde. (You mean, your astrology-obsessed friend didn’t tell you? I got you bestie!) $25 per person; more information here.
Saturday, 6:45 p.m.
Get into the swing of 2023 with Shall We Dance Corpus Christi’s workshop and social dance! Jump, jiggle and jive at a West Coast Swing workshop led by Lacey Powell Fitness and Dance at 7 p.m. Stay footloose for swing, country, ballroom and latin dancing at 8 p.m. No partner? No problem. $10 for the lesson and $10 to dance (50% discount for college students and military with a valid ID).
Saturday, 8 p.m.
I, um, really don’t have words to summarize this, so here are some emojis: 👀🎶🕺🔥🥵🥵. I mean, how else do you interpret something that combines the “intensity and seduction of ’50 Shades of Gray’ with the powerful choreography of ‘Magic Mike’ ”? If that doesn’t … pique … your interest, then don’t go to El Catrin to take in this production featuring California’s “sexiest men in stage entertainment.” Tickets are $20 each; make your reservations by calling 361-947-2805.