CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We got all the local events we could manage in one place. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Que Bueno Taco Fest was created to raise funds to restore the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Corpus Christi. This year, CCPATCH, the local nonprofit handling the restoration, is going to take the biggest step they have ever taken by repairing the roof, plumbing, and electricity in the almost 90-year-old building. They are doing this thanks to a matched $100,000 grant from the city's TIRZ fund. After completing phase one of the restoration, the theatre still has so much work that needs to be done. You can support them by attending and spending money at Que Bueno Taco Fest 2019.
2. Taco trucks on every corner!
We have all had that dream where there are taco trucks on every corner right? At Que Bueno Taco Fest, they willl literally have taco trucks on every corner. These aren't just any taco trucks. Some of these taco trucks took home awards in last years Que Bueno Taco Fest taco competition and some of the first time taco trucks are planning to strip the previous winners of their titles. Here are the categories they will be competing in:
3. Did someone say shopping?
The La Tienda portion of last years festival was truly magnificent and this year it will be even more magnificent. Located at the BUS downtown, La Tienda will feature some of the best local crafters and artisans, as well as crafters and artisans from all over Texas! You will find all the most unique and beautiful items in one place, made by the most passionate vendors around.
4. Dance and sing with some amazing local and touring musicians!
This musical lineup speaks for itself.
5. The Chihuahua beauty contest is legendary
Without a doubt, the Chihuahua Beauty contest sponsored by Metro PCS is the most adorable part of the Festival. The competition is fierce. Entry fee per Chihuahua is $10 and the winner will be crowned based on which Chihuahua deserves to win. Last year, a very talented pup by the name of Twiggy Smalls took home gold in the compeition. No word on Twiggy returning to defend the title. You will have to come and watch to find out. You can enter the competition here: (click here to enter)
6. Tickets are only 6 bucks
A regular festival can cost anywhere from $30 bucks to a few hundred bucks. Que Bueno Taco Fest isn't your ordinary Festival. They want everyone to be able to come to the festival so they made it as affordable as possible. The fest is run by people who love Corpus Christi and tacos. Here is a breakdown of the ticket prices.
Ticket Prices: ADVANCED PRICE/DAY OF SHOW PRICEGeneral Admission - $6 + fee/$10 + fee4 PACK - $20 + fees/Advanced Sale OnlyVIP - $100 + fee/$175 + fee
Get your tickets here: (click here for tickets)
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History has a new exhibit opening this weekend.
The topic is the Hurricane of 1919 that dramatically changed the Coastal Bend.
The museum invited the public to join them this Saturday, September 14, at 1900 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.
The opening lasts from 10 am to 5 pm and will feature plenty of educational hurricane related activities for the whole family.
"This $5.00 event will be engaging for the whole family with historical speakers, shared experiences, live period actors, a photo room and theater, a hurricane activity, and a hurricane experience room," their event page says
Find more info here; https://www.facebook.com/events/319675192131434/
A local arcade is hosting a cosplay party this weekend.
According to a Youtube channel called Kotaku, cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a fictional character.
The event is this Saturday, September 14 from 8 pm to midnight.
Quasars Arcade is located at 5301 Everhart rd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.
For more information visit their event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/434019194132413/
A local brewery is holding a birthday party for "Merdude."
The party is this Saturday, September 14 at Lorelei Brewing Company. It goes from 5 pm to 10 pm at 520 Nas Dr, Corpus Christi, Texas 78418.
Their event page says, "Our Majestic Merdude is turning 50 and as "The Dude Abides" we want to throw a party and all of You Mermazingly Majestic Merfolk are INVITED!!!!"
There will be a Mermaid and Merdude costume contest. Beards are highly encouraged.
"For those fabulous Mermaids that may find themselves Beardless we are absolutely encouraging you to get creative and Build A Beard anyway you seem fit," their event page says. "The more creative the better."
Party-goers will also enjoy a food truck, live music, and a selfie station with a merdude,
The Merdude abides, For more inforamtion go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/497869737694791/
Kingsville is celebrating two premieres this weekend: the VIP launch of local artist Carmen Lomas Garza's interactive exhibit and a South Zone Texas Dove Opener celebration.
A&M-Kingsville's John E. Conner Museum will kick things off Friday with ‘En Mi Familia,’ a new permanent exhibit that takes you into four of Garza's paintings. The famed Chicana artist's bilingual piece brings aspects of South Texas culture to life through art and storytelling. VIP tickets are available here, and include a walk-through of the exhibit with the Texas A&I University grad, food, drinks and access to all current exhibits at the museum.
The King Ranch Saddle Shop will celebrate the south zone dove opener on Saturday, with its 4th annual Fiesta de Paloma. King Ranch hunting experts will attend, as well as various name-brand exhibitors and outfitters and King Ranch biologist and ornithologist.
Brisket sliders and tamales will be available, as well as a rock wall and archery for the kids. Serjio and Ropin’ the Wind will perform live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kingsville Noon Rotary Club will be be selling Wild Horse Distillery Rum samples in keepsake glasses, and the King Ranch Visitors Center will have vouchers for discounted historical tours of the King Ranch valid for this weekend only.