by Sam Ferris
Spice up your Saturday night with Luis Bravo’s dancing extravaganza Forever Tango or fly your family’s favorite kite at the 3rd Annual Corpus Christi Kites and Bikes Festival.
3rd Annual Corpus Christi Kites and Bikes Festival
If you and your family are looking for ways to get healthy, the 3rd Annual Kites and Bikes Festival at McCaughan Park is the perfect place to start. The Mayor’s Fitness Council will team up with local kite enthusiasts to raise awareness about fitness and wellness opportunities in Corpus Christi. The afternoon is filled with kite flying, bike rides, educational sessions and exercise classes – plus food trucks and goods from the local Farmer’s Market to replenish some of the calories you burn. Saturday, 11 a.m., 602 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-3461, ccmayorsfitnesscouncil.com.
Islanders Men's Basketball vs. St. Mary's Texas
Cheer on the Islanders in their season opener as they look to start their 2015-16 campaign with a win against the St. Mary’s Rattlers. The Islanders were picked to finish third in the 2015-16 Southland Conference Preseason Polls, but we’re confident they can nab first place with the help of their hometown crowd. Don’t forget to wear your best blues and greens. Saturday, 7 p.m., 11 Curlew Dr., 825-5700, goislanders.com.
Malou Flato Opening Reception at the Art Center
Get a first look at artwork from the former Corpus Christi resident during the collection’s opening reception at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Part of the venue’s Coming Home series, Flato’s work depicts flora found in the Texas landscape on a wide range of mediums, from watercolors and oils to acrylics and tile murals. Friday, 5 p.m. 100 N. Shoreline Blvd., 884-6406, artcentercc.org.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival has been the city’s go-to event for authentic Greek food and culture for more than 50 years. Explore church grounds, browse the festival’s bazaar and enjoy a drink at the taverna, all to the tune of live music from the Thimios Partalas Band. The best part? Admission is free. Friday through Sunday, 502 S. Chaparral St., 883-9843, stnicholasgoc.net.
You don’t have to know how to tango to enjoy this international extravaganza. Join Anna Trebunskaya and Henry Byalikov from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as they take the stage with eight other couples to perform classical Argentine tango numbers. With interludes of instrumental music from the onstage orchestra and solos, there’s never a dull moment in this former Broadway show. Saturday, 8 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-4700, americanbankcenter.com.