Things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend

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The Corpus Christi Downtown Management revealed a new mural Friday at the corner of Chaparral Street and Peoples Street.
The Corpus Christi Downtown Management revealed a new mural Friday at the corner of Chaparral Street and Peoples Street.

Looking for fun things do in Corpus Christi? We have the top events in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend, updated every week so you can find something to do. Some businesses may continue to limit seating and require masks as a precaution, check directly with organizations for more information.

Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents Merz Trio

The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents Merz Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at Del Mar College’s Richardson Performance Hall, 101 Baldwin Blvd. Praised for their “fresh and surprising interpretations,” Merz Trio has quickly emerged as a unique and award-winning ensemble, recently winning the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Competition and First Prize at the 2019 Fischoff Competition. Doors open at 7 p.m. Masks required. Cost: $25 general admission. Information: https:// https://www.corpuschristichambermusic.org/.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Asian Cultures Museum

The Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures and Education Center presents the Lunar New Year celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at 1809 N. Chaparral St. The day will be filled with fun activities for the whole family. From origami lessons, folklore readings, and so much more. Bring the family out to the museum and celebrate the Year of the Tiger. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and masks required. Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors/military, $4 students, $3 children ages 4-12, free for law enforcement and children under 2. Information: 361-881-8827 or https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateAsianCulturesMuseumandEducationCenter/.

Final weekend of ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at Port Aransas Community Theatre

The Port Aransas Community Theatre presents the final weekend of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 30 at 2327 State Hwy. 361, Port Aransas. Attend this musical comedy about relationships from dating to marriage to growing old, a celebration of the mating game that takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” Rated R for language and sexual content. Cost: $22 general admission. Information: 361-749-6036 or http://www.portaransascommunitytheatre.com.

Aurora Arts Theatre presents opening weekend of ‘Our Lady of the Tortilla’

Aurora Arts Theatre presents opening weekend of “Our Lady of the Tortilla” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays Jan. 28 through March 12 at 5635 Everhart Road. The Cruz family is volatile even in the best of times, but when one finds the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla, the miracle brings hordes of believers and reporters to camp out on the Cruz's lawn. As the family struggles with beliefs and conflicts, old and new, the endurance of family love is revealed to be the real miracle. Cost: $20 general admission. Information: 361-851-9700 or https://www.auroraartstheatre.com/shows/our-lady-of-tortilla.

Harbor Playhouse presents ‘Clue: The Musical’

Harbor Playhouse presents “Clue: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 13 at 1802 N. Chaparral St. The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Cost: $20 adults, $15 seniors/military/students, $10 kids 12 and under. Information: 361-882-5500 or https://www.harborplayhouse.com/.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby! Community Resource Fair

The Success By 6 Early Childhood Coalition presents Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby! Community Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend, 3902 Greenwood Drive. Learn about pregnancy and child resources, receive COVID-19 vaccinations, and enjoy live presentations by community partners. More than 150,000 diapers will be given away to those attending the event. Moms will also have a chance to win door prizes and giveaways such as strollers, baby monitors, and other supplies. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged and temperature checks will be conducted at the door. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.uwcb.org/sb6-healthymom.

SAXET Gun Show at RMB fairgrounds

The SAXET Gun Show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. Shop a huge variety of firearms, accessories, ammunition, knives, tactical gear, hunting and target sports products and much more. Free parking. Cost: $8 adults, $5 active duty military and police (ID required), $2 children ages 2-11. Information: 361-289-2256 or https://www.saxetshows.com/.

Comedian Aaron Suarez Comics Live Southside

Comedian Aaron Suarez performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29 at Comics Live Southside inside Sal’s Bronx Pizza, 5922 Yorktown Boulevard Suite 106. Suarez brings room-shaking, bladder-quaking laughter to audiences all over the country with his witty commentary on life, love (or lack thereof), and the world around him. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cost: $15 general admission. Information: https://www.facebook.com/ComicsLiveSouthside.

Winter Lecture Series at botanical gardens

The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center presents the 2022 Winter Lecture Series Jan. 19 through Feb. 23 at 8545 S. Staples St. and via Zoom. Join a new guest speaker each week from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Up to 30 may attend in-person, wearing masks, regardless of vaccination status or can attend the Zoom class (call 361-852-2100 to reserve your spot). The Jan. 26 speaker is Texas AgriLife County Extension Agent Kevin Gibbs with the program “Trees for South Texas.” The Feb. 2 speaker is Botanical Gardens Orchid Curator Jorge Garcia with the program “Staghorn Ferns and Air Plants.” Cost: Free for members; $5 nonmember. Information: 361-852-2100 or http://www.stxbot.org/.

Intersession Camp: The Wizarding World of Science

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History presents Intersession Camp: The Wizarding World of Science from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 through Friday, Feb. 4 at 1900 N. Chaparral St. Intersession Camp is a fun and engaging educational program for kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th (ages 5-13). Campers are sorted into the “Hardworking Hippocrates” house and the “Effervescent Einsteins” house, where they will begin their journey to become a science wiz! Campers explore various subjects, including Charms, Potions, Herbology, Care for Magical Creatures, Astronomy, and Triwizard Sporting. Lunch and snack provided. Cost: $260 members, $285 nonmembers, $55 daily drop-in rate. Information: https://www.ccmuseum.com/event/wizarding-world-of-science-intersession-camp/.

The Best of Murphy Givens on KEDT-FM

KEDT presents “The Best of Murphy Givens” at 7:45 a.m. and 5:44 p.m. Fridays on KEDT-FM 90.3 in Corpus Christi and KVRT-FM 90.7 in Victoria. KEDT will air repeats of favorites of Murphy Givens’ local history radio columns every Friday during NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR’s All Things Considered. Segments will also be available online at https://www.kedt.org/. Information: https://www.kedt.org/murphy-givens.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays at 1900 N. Chaparral St. Visit this 90,000 square-foot facility that is the repository for hundreds of thousands of artifacts and historically significant items while learning about science and history through exhibits and programming to inspire curiosity, understanding and an enduring thirst for knowledge. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Tickets and information: 361-826-4667 or https://www.ccmuseum.com/.

Texas State Aquarium

The Texas State Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd. Visitors of all ages and can get up close and interact with many different kinds of animals, enjoy educational and entertaining exhibits featuring more than 300 species, learn about conservation and how our actions impact the other inhabitants of both the ocean and land, and thrill at exciting presentations featuring bottlenose dolphins, raptors and other kinds of birds, and an assortment of fascinating mammals. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Information and tickets: https://www.texasstateaquarium.org/.

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. Tour the longest serving Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II. The 16-deck "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than 20 aircraft, take one of five tour routes, visit the 3D Mega Theater, flight simulator and more. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Tickets and information: https://usslexington.com/.

South Texas Botanical Gardens

The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 8545 S. Staples St. Tour the 182-acre showcase on Oso Creek or stop by one of the specialty gardens or the screened Butterfly House, Anderson Bromeliad or Samuel Jones Orchid Conservatory. And don't forget to visit the resident reptiles and parrots. Masks are required indoors (including vaccinated individuals). Cost: $9 for adults (13-59 years old); $7 adults 60 and older, active military and college students; $5 children (3-12 years old); and free for members and children under 3 years. Information: 361-852-2100 or http://www.stxbot.org/.

Collier Pool, Natatorium open for lap and general swim

Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department's Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive and Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabanis Pkwy., are open for lap and general swim for the spring 2022 season. Collier general swim hours are 4:30-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap swim hours are 5–7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Natatorium general swim hours are 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap swim hours are 5-6:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.cctexas.com/swim-programs-pools.

Southside Farmers’ Market

The Southside Farmers’ Market is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at The Market on Everhart shopping center, 5800 Everhart Road. Rain or shine, come shop local produce, honey, eggs, jams and jellies, pickles and preserves, herbs and spices, snacks, baked goods, body products plus arts, jewelry, crafts and more. COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing are in place and masks and gloves are encouraged. Information: 361-774-4129 or https://www.facebook.com/CCFarmersMarket/.

Downtown Farmers Market at Art Center

The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers Market is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays in the courtyard of the Art Center of Corpus Christi, 100 N. Shoreline Blvd. Vendors will offer fresh produce, locally raised meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles, fresh-cut flowers, artisan goods and more. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and social distancing and masks are encouraged. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/GrowLocalFarmersMarket/.

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