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.
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at Port Aransas Community Theatre
The Port Aransas Community Theatre presents “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays Jan. 13-30 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.
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/.
Fryderyk Chopin Society of Texas presents Gala Opus
The Fryderyk Chopin Society of Texas presents the Annual Gala Opus 21 at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, 402 Harbor Drive. The gala opus includes special performances by international pianists Yuka Mikata and Marcin Parys, soprano Olga Miliuta, and violinist Hubert Pralicz. Cost: $125 members, $150 nonmembers. Information and reservations: 361-854-6807.
Dat Nguyen speaking at Aransas County History Center
The Aransas County History Center explores 40 Years of Vietnamese Culture beginning with speaker Dat Nguyen at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at 801 E. Cedar St., Rockport. The retired Cowboys linebacker who grew up in Rockport-Fulton is also the author of “Dat: Tackling Life and the NFL.” View watercolors by Hiep Nguyen on display including his signature painting “A Simple Life on the Huong River,” and then catch the debut of the book “Growing up with the Boat People: The Vietnamese on the Gulf Coast of Texas” about the escape and resettlement of cousins who arrive on the coastal bend from Vietnam in the 1970s. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Mondays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Cost: Free. Information: 361-727-9214 or https://www.thehistorycenterforaransascounty.org/.
Portland’s HealthFest and half marathon
The Portland Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual HealthFest and inaugural Dawson’s Portland Half Marathon on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Portland Community Center, 2000 Billy Webb Drive, Portland. The half marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. with options for a 5K, 10K and half marathon. Healthfest will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and promotes healthy exercise, meal options and lifestyles. Cost: $65 race registration (day of), Free for health fair. Information: https://business.portlandtx.org/events.
Comedy & Hypnosis Night at Rialto Theater
Rialto Theater presents Comedy & Hypnosis Night featuring comedian Steve Espinoza and hypnotist Joseph Roberts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at 327 S. Commercial St., Aransas Pass. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $20 adults. Information: 361-758-0383 or https://rialtotheater.org/.
Brad Williams at Mesquite St. Southside
Comedian Brad Williams performs at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22 at Mesquite St. Pizza Southside, 4535 S. Padre Island Drive Suite No. 1. Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. Cost: $25 general admission. Information: https://funny.ticketleap.com/.
Comedian Steve Espinoza Comics Live Southside
Comedian Steve Espinoza performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at Comics Live Southside inside Sal’s Bronx Pizza, 5922 Yorktown Boulevard Suite 106. Espinoza has hosted, opened and featured for national touring comedians, performed in around the country, for Carnival Cruise Lines, at South by Southwest and for corporate and charity events. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cost: $15 general admission, two-item minimum. 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. 19 speaker is Nueces County Master Gardener Beth Spirko with the program “Balcony and Patio Gardens.” The Jan. 26 speaker is Texas AgriLife County Extension Agent Kevin Gibbs with the program “Trees for South Texas.” Cost: Free for members; $5 nonmember. Information: 361-852-2100 or http://www.stxbot.org/.
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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This article originally appeared on Corpus Christi Caller Times: Things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend: January 2022