CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We compiled a short list of local events going on this weekend. Plus some bonus Monday events that are worth noting.
A new musical comedy coming to the Rialto
The Rialto Theater (327 S. Commercial Street in Aransas Pass) is getting ready to present their latest production, “Church Basement Ladies.”
This new musical comedy is inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, authors of the best- seller, “Growing Up Lutheran.”
Set in rural Minnesota in 1965, this show features the ladies of a local church who fortify their flock with love, wisdom and, of course, the food they prepare in the church’s basement kitchen. Original music, endearing characters, and side[dish]-splitting scenes promise to yield a deliciously funny experience.
The production will run for three weekends, Jan. 17 through Feb. 2. It begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Reserved tickets are $20 for adults and are available online at www.rialtotheater.org or at the box office. The theater opens one hour before curtain.
Call (361) 758-0383 for more information.
Cash prize at Hidden Door's Got Talent
A local bar is holds a monthly talent contest with a cash prize.
The first Hidden Door's Got Talent of the year is this Friday, Jan. 15.
According to their event page, the monthly winners will all eventually compete for a grand prize. The monthly cash prize is $50.
People interesting in competing can show up on Friday to 802 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401. The bartenders will have the sign up sheet and contest rules on hand.
The event lasts from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m..
Only people 21 and older may compete.
Barbacoa and Big Red Day at local brewery
Barbacoa and Big Red are a classic combination. A local brewery is celebrating the perfect pair this Saturday,
Down Range Cookin' will be providing the barbacoa, Fulton Kettle Cornwill provide some special kettle corn, and their event page promises a brand new beer release.
The fun is from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Lazy Beach Brewing Co., 7522 Bichon Dr #100, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414.
Rodney Carrington coming to Corpus Christi
A multi-talented performer is coming to perform at the American Bank Center this month.
Comedian, actor and singer, Rodney Carrington will be making his way to Corpus Christi Jan. 18 to do a show.
According to his website, Carrington has had quite the successful career.
"A platinum-recording artist, Rodney's recorded eight major record label comedy albums, followed by three albums on his own record label, Laughter's Good Records," Carrington's website says. "His last album "Here Comes the Truth” (released 2017) climbed to #3 on the comedy charts, accruing tens of millions of streams on Spotify and even spawned a Netflix special."
Carrington is on tour currently promoting his most recent album, "Get em out."
The show starts at 7 p.m. and ticketsstart at $35.
Celebration of Quilts, new King Ranch tours highlight Kingsville events
The Celebration of Quilts will return to the John E. Conner Museum in Kingsville on Tuesday, featuring many colorful creations.
The Kingsville Saturday Quilters have spent the last year creating quilts for the exhibit and during the opening reception, visitors can meet the quilters, browse the exhibit and enjoy refreshments.
The event begins at 5 p.m. and admission is free.
The quilters group will have individual quilts on display, along with a block that they created together. Celebration of Quilts 2020 runs from Jan. 14 through March 18. Find more details on the John E. Conner Facebook page .
While at the museum, guests can visit other exhibits. The En Mi Familia permanent exhibit made its debut at the Conner Museum this fall, and it features interactive and immersive displays by famed Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza. The Hall of Horns and Lil’ Oscar Cantu exhibits are also great attractions at the Conner Museum.
Kingsville is the home of King Ranch and beginning Monday, the King Ranch Visitor Center will be offering guests three historical tours each day. The historical tour guides visitors through a 1.5 hour trip in the Santa Gertrudis Division of the legendary ranch, while offering a brief historical background and information about the 825,000 acre ranch.
This time of year, many visitors on the historical tour also get glimpse of the deer who call the ranch home. Guests can also book a Wildlife or Birding Tour on King Ranch. For more information, go to the King Ranch website .
Paint a 'Peek-a-boo Baby Yoda' this weekend
BONUS MONDAY EVENTS
$2 admission on aquarium's Community Day on Monday