After the excitement of the holidays, are you looking for something to liven up the winter doldrums? The fun is still happening around Corpus Christi, with its full slate of entertaining social events.
Here are six great upcoming activities that we're marking on our calendar. Will we see you there?
A journey back in time to the canteen shows of WWII that provided a bit of home to military personnel around the world. The23rdannual staging of this popular event features the USS Lexington Big Band Orchestra backing several vocalists who will perform songs of the era. Tickets are $35 each or $60 for a couple and must be purchased in advance.
Share some laughs with your Valentine at one of the weekend shows featuring rising comedian Steve Trevino, who has performed alongside top acts like Jay Mohr and Tommy Chong. JesusTrejowill be the opening act. Shows begin at 8 p.m., with additional 10 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with prices going to $30 and $35 for Sunday’s Valentine's Day show.
Set the stage for a romantic holiday at the annual fundraiser to support the Texas Jazz Festival. Dinner will be served from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. while vocal duo Reflections performs favorite songs from artists like Frank Sinatra and JoshGroban. Afterwards, enjoy the R&B sounds of PM Soul. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door.
Are you a rock star in the shower? Show off your chops at the auditions for Corpus Christi Idol. A Junior competition will also be held for singers ages 12 and younger. There is a $10 entry fee, and all singing is done a cappella. Finales will be held beginning Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
Did you know that the Coastal Bend is home to the last naturally occurring population of whooping cranes in the world? Get an up-close view of these majestic birds and others at the20thannual festival. Activities include boat tours of theAransasNational Wildlife Refuge, interactive workshops and seminars, and guided field trips.
At this unique wine tasting, held at one of Corpus Christi's top entertainment venues, your favorite flavors of Girl Scout cookies stand in for cheese in the traditional pairings. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
What's on your calendar for February? Tell us in the comments!