Do you have to get the kids out of the house? We have all of your events and festivals as well as ongoing calendar entries. Although Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reopened the venues to full capacity and lifted the mask mandate, some companies may still limit seats and require masks as a precautionary measure. Contact organizations directly for more information.
Moto Xtreme Circus at the RMB exhibition center
Visit the Moto Xtreme Circus on Friday May 14th at 7:30 PM and Saturday May 15th at 7:30 PM and Saturday May 15th at 7:30 PM on the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd., Robstown. Get ready for an energetic adrenaline show that combines action sports with the most spectacular circus thrill acts. With Freestyle Motocross, The X Metal Riders, BMX Freestyle, Powerwheel races for children (free entry), Sky Masters and more. Cost: General admission $ 20 for adults, $ 8 for children 3 to 12 years old; VIP tickets $ 25 per person; Early bird specials available. Information: https://www.rmbfairgrounds.com/events/moto-xtreme-circus.
Water safety day at the Collier Pool
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a Water Safety Day on Saturday, May 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive. Nearly 8,000 people die from drowning each year in the United States alone, and Parks and Rec Aquatic staff encourage everyone to learn to swim and learn about water safety precautions. All pool visitors / participants are requested to have their temperature checked when entering the facility, to wear a mask when entering and on the pool deck and to maintain social distance. Free. Information: 361-826-1749 or https://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiParksAndRecreation.
Music in the courtyard of the Heritage Park
The Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission will be hosting live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Courtyard at Heritage Park. Friday, May 14, 1581 N. Chaparral St. Listen to music by a string trio from the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra while TAMU-CC is okay.Art students wind their wings through the audience showing off small kinetic car sculptures. The KEDT classical music host, Dee Dee Jones, will be the master of ceremonies of the evening, and food trucks will be on hand to offer dining and snack options. Costs: Free entry, groceries available for purchase. Information: 361-826-3489 or https://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiArtsAndCulture.
Pickleball Outreach at First United Methodist Church
Learn more about Pickleball at an open air demonstration on Sunday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the upper parking lot of First United Methodist Church (near the chapel), 900 S. Shoreline Blvd. FUMC member Todd Norton offers demonstrations and lessons on this fast growing sport. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to walk around in. Cost: Free. Information: 361-252-6526 or https://www.facebook.com/people/Norton-Pickleball/100009664082276/.
Safe fun fit on the Bayfront
Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation presents Safe Fun-Fit every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Bayfront at The Water’s Edge Park, 602 S. Shoreline Blvd. Take part in these free fitness activities including 3 miles / 10 km, HIIT camp, yoga, and Zumba. Classes are ages 8+ and COVID-19 precautions are in place. Register at https://lene.ee/safefunfit.cctx. Free. Information: http://www.cctexas.com/safefunfit or https://www.facebook.com/SafeFunFit.CCTX/.
Texas speaks art
Learn about Texan artists from across the state with Texas Talks Art virtual seminars on Tuesday lunchtime at https://texastalksart.org/. In the form of virtual 30-minute lunchtime discussions, the series introduces 50 Texan artists and artist collectives in conversation with 50 Texas curators. A cross-generational list of artists who work across media and at different points in their careers is also presented. The participating institutions include the Art Museum of South Texas and the Rockport Center for the Arts. Free. Information: https://texastalksart.org/
Dollar admission to the Art Museum of South Texas
The South Texas Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. on N. Shoreline Blvd. Opened in 1902. See multiple exhibitions during your visit, including “Eye to I: Self-Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery,” which features works that examine how American artists have portrayed themselves since the beginning of the last century. Face masks are required and social distancing is enforced. Cost: USD 1 entry through May 15th thanks to the Friends of AMST, free for members, A&M CC students and children 12 and under. Information: 361-825-3500 or https://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/.
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History opens
The Corpus Christi Science and History Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1900 N. Chaparral St. The museum will implement additional security measures aimed at maintaining a clean and safe environment. These procedures include extensive, continuous daily cleaning and disinfection, training employees to adhere to cleaning protocols set by the CDC, and communicating healthy workplace guidelines to our employees and volunteers. Information: 361-826-4667 or https://www.ccmuseum.com/.
Texas State Aquarium open
The Texas State Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd. Online ticket purchases are preferred to manage capacity limits and minimize touch points at the entrance. Additional security measures and more information can be found on the website at https://www.texasstateaquarium.org/reopen/.
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay opened
The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. For COVID-19 security measures and more information, please visit the website at https://usslexington.com/covid-19-update/.
South Texas Botanical Gardens open
The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8545 S. Staples St. Tour the 182 acre display case on Oso Creek or visit 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 in facilities and outdoors when social distancing is not an option. Cost: Guests are asked to purchase entry online or by credit / debit card on site. $ 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 of age. Information: 361-852-2100 or http://www.stxbot.org/.
Collier Pool, Natatorium open for lap and general swimming
Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive, and Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabanis Pkwy., Are now open for laps and general swimming through May 27th. The general swimming times of the Collier are Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. from 4.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until 1 p.m. The swimming lessons in the lap are Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The general swimming hours of the Natatorium are on Saturdays and Sundays between 1 and 4 a.m. The swimming lessons in the lap are Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on COVID-19-related policies for pools, please visit https://www.cctexas.com/detail/recreational-swim-and-lap-swim-winterspring-schedule.
City tennis center and golf courses open
Corpus Christi City’s tennis centers and golf courses are all open. For tennis center opening hours, call the Al Kruse Tennis Center, 502 King St., 361-883-6942 and the HEB Tennis Center, 1520 Shely St., 361-882-6013. For golf course opening and tee times, call Lozano Golf Center, 4401 Old Brownsville Road, 361-826-8016 and Oso Beach Golf Course, 5601 S. Alameda St., 361-826-8010.
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