by Sam Ferris
Cross the Harbor Bridge on foot in the Harbor Half Marathon or treat yourself to Mediterranean cuisine and breads at the 29th annual Jewish Food Festival.
Family Fun Day - Genetics
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History hosts an afternoon of family fun as they explore the science of genetics. You and the kids will extract DNA, build a double helix and more. Don’t forget to visit the museum’s Corpus Christi History and Cultural Encounters exhibits while you’re there. $9 adults, $7 children. Free for museum members. 11 a.m., 1900 N. Chaparral St., 826-4667, ccmuseum.com.
Lady Islanders vs. Cal Poly
The Islanders women’s basketball team was picked to finish in fifth place in the Southland Conference by coaches and the conference’s sports information directors, despite leading the conference in scoring defense last season. The Islanders look to prove the experts wrong as they tip off the 2015-16 season at the American Bank Center during the Islander Classic, presented by Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Corpus Christi. Head coach Royce Chadwick also looks to nab his 600th career victory. Let’s help him earn it. Friday, 5 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 825-2255, goislanderathletics.com.
Jewish Food Festival
Rugelach, tabbouleh, mondel bread, cabbage rolls, kosher hot dogs, and matzah ball soup. Need we say more? Savor your favorite Jewish dishes at the 29th annual Jewish Food Fest at Congregation Beth Israel. We recommend the festival’s Sunday Brunch (bagels, lox and blintzes). Don’t miss the raffle and silent auction either. Saturday & Sunday, 4402 Saratoga Blvd., 857-8181, foodfestcorpuschristi.com.
Harbor Half Marathon
More than 1,000 runners trek across the Harbor Bridge each year in this downtown relay race. Soak up all the sights – the shoreline, the U.S.S. Lexington, Whataburger Field – as you run the route from Port Street. to the other side of the bridge (and back if you’re running the 10K). Pack your water and park in the main parking lot across from Whataburger Field. Saturday, 7 a.m., 734 E. Port Ave., 884-6561, harborhalf.com.
The Four Seasons with Violinist Robert McDuffie
The Grammy nominated violinist has shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell, and Anna Deavere Smith all across world orchestras. Enjoy the strums as he performs Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Vivaldi, The Four Seasons and Beethoven Symphon No. 1 in C Major. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., 6300 Ocean Dr., 883-6683, pac.tamucc.edu/events.html.