by Sam Ferris
It’s a quiet weekend in Corpus Christi, but these three events will pack a punch. Cheer the Islanders on as they look for their sixth straight victory or enjoy a few laughs at the Rialto Theater’s showing of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell.
Islanders vs. Colonels
The Islanders men’s basketball team knows how to win this season. The Islanders (12-3) look to score their sixth straight victory against the Nicholls State Colonels (5-12) when they face off at the American Bank Center this weekend. Be sure to wear blue and green as you cheer the hometown basketball team on. Saturday, 7 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-4700, americanbankcenter.com.
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
Shirley Valentine has been feeling stuck lately, so when her best friend wins a trip-for-two in Greece, she packs her bags and leaves a note in her kitchen. The tale of how this middle-aged Liverpool housewife reinvents herself while on holiday hits the stage all month long at the Rialto Theater. The play won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 1988. Tickets start at $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 327 S. Commercial St., Aransas Pass, 758-0383, rialtotheater.org.
Super sARTurday: S.T.E.A.M
How are science, technology, engineering, and math connected to art? Your kids can learn how at the Art Museum of South Texas. Attendees will create up to two entries for this year’s Visionarios Youth Art Contest, sponsored by Flint Hills Resources. All entries will showcase how these five disciplines are intertwined. The Art Museum of South Texas will provide all materials. $10 members, $15 non-members. Saturday, 1 p.m., 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., 825-3500, artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.