CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The end of the week is upon us. You know what that means. Time to have some fun! We have put together a list of local events going on this weekend.
Paddle for Parkinsons this Saturday
There are two events happening with the “Paddle for Parkinson’s Relay” followed by a free Parkinson’s Educational Workshop.
KRIS 6 Meteorologist Maclovio Perez discusses them with Melynda Lewis, general manager of Beck and Masten Buick GMC and Robbie O’Quinn, an agent with Coastline Properties.
The “Paddle for Parkinson’s Padre Island” will start at Billish Park at 9 a.m.
And registration will continue at Snoopy’s from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Parkinson’s educational workshop will be held at the Waves Resort from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
And for more information, contact (361) 860-9597.
Written by Maclovio Perez
1/2K By The Bay Beer Run this Saturday
Celebrate your labor day weekend at the Art Center of Corpus Christi with some beer and your running shoes.
The run takes place Saturday, August 31, at 11 am.
"That's right- this race is HALF of a kilometer! You don't need to be a marathoner to participate – you should however, be a beer drinker (age appropriate). The race is run holding a pint of beer – go as fast as you can but don’t spill too much!"
You can register for the run at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4faea722a2f49-12k2 for $30.
Runners who register will get a spot in the race, a souvenir cup, 2 craft beers (1 running & 1 reward), a bottle opener participation medal & TWO Saturday early admissions to the Arts Alive Festival.
There are a couple of rules for the race. Let's call them guidelines.
"THE GOAL: To finish the strenuous 546 foot race as quickly as possible while keeping your beer above the specified line on your cup (serious beer-leg coordination is required)," their event page says. "The first 5 in each heat to finish the race AND with their beer above the line on the cup will move on to the championship! Those who finish with their beer below the line will not qualify."
Top 3 championship finishers get a hand crafted beer mug trophy, special prizes, and bragging rights. There will also be a prize for best costume!
Funds raised benefit the Art Center of Corpus Christi, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Low cost spay and neuter clinic this weekend
The Gulf Coast Humane Society is ending the month with their August free/low cost spay and neuter clinic this Saturday August 31st from 9am-11am.
The Clinic will be taking place at the Salvation Army on 1802 Buford St.
Open to all zip codes for both dogs and cats. The fist 150 pets will be seen.
Please be prepared to wait, bring water for pets, dispose bags, chairs if you need to sit down.
Southside Farmers Market brings local produce to you
The Corpus Christi Southside Farmers Market has all the best local goods.
It goes from 9 am to noon at 5800 Everhart Rd.
Here are some of the things you can get this weekend:
- Locally grown fruits and vegetable
- Local honey and bee pollen for your allergies
- Grab bushels of greens
- Grass Fed Beef
- Chemical Free Produce Locally Made Kombucha
- Check in with our Artisans for gifts and handmade items!
Parking is free and accessible.
Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2475595829340023/. Anyone interested in vending can go here: https://www.ccssfm.com/apply
Arts Alive celebrates the final days of summer
The Art Center of Corpus Christi is bringing crazy creativity to the downtown area this weekend with Arts Alive.
Back for its fourth year, the festival is a celebration of artistic expression. This hands-on, immersive and unique experience brings visitors and artists together to show that art is more than just paint on canvas.
From steam-roller printmaking to face painting, Raku pottery firing to dance demonstrations, this festival has a little something for everyone to enjoy.
Other events include:
1/2K by the Bay
Everything gets started with this .5K race you run (or walk) while holding a pint of beer! The goal is to finish as quickly as possible while keeping the beer above the line on the official running cup. All participants receive an official running cup, their choice of local craft beers (one running and one reward), a bottle opener participation medal and two extra admission wristbands for Arts Alive. Go to the Art Center website to register.
Ever heard of a steamroller making art? Watch as this massive machine create beautiful artwork. Choose a design and Full Court Press will print it on a t-shirt while you watch. Learn pro sandcastle building tips, watch wood blocks become beautiful bowls or help make a mosaic bench. Dozens of art demonstrations will be taking place non-stop all weekend.
Catch some good vibes in the park when Magnus kicks off the fun at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with performances to follow by: Soul Fire, Roams with Lions, Zac Munoz and Five Card Draw. Sunday’s lineup includes: Yosh & Yimmy and the Michael Burtts Band.
Creative Eats & Drinks
Arts Alive has selected some of the best food trucks from around the Coastal Bend: Jaycob's Delicious Fishes, Gordo’s Good Eats, Redline Burgers, Rainbow Snoball, Lemon Shakers and Fulton Kettle Corn.
BONUS: There will also be craft beers from these local breweries: Lorelei Brewery, Lazy Beach Brewing, Rebel Toad, B&J's and Nueces Brewing Co., to be enjoyed in the Beer Garden.
The Art of Dance
Island Dance Company will take over the Meadows Gallery for a sneak peak performance of choreography coming to the Bailando festival in October.
Arts Alive will run from Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Art Center of Corpus Christi (100 N. Shoreline Blvd.).
Tickets are $5 for adults, and $1 for children 12 and under.
To learn more, call (361) 884-6406 or visit www.artcentercc.org .