by Sam Ferris
Explore a six-acre corn maze at Klepac Farms or start getting in the Christmas spirit early with a showing of “A Christmas Carol” at the Harbor Playhouse or a stroll through the Christmas Tree Forest Exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas.
"A Christmas Carol"
There’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than revisiting the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Past. Venture downtown for opening night of the musical’s one-month run at the Harbor Playhouse. Adult tickets are $18, child tickets are $10. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m., 1802 N. Chaparral Building #2, 888-7469, harborplayhouse.com.
Christmas Tree Forest Exhibit
The popular exhibit, which began in the 70s and was revived in 2010 after a decade-long hiatus, is a showcase of 20 Christmas trees pieced together by participating local schools. Curator of Education Linda Rodriguez says this year’s theme is A Reading Wonderland, where trees will be decorated to award-winning children’s books, including “The Wizard of Oz”, “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and more. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., 825-3500, artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.
Rockin' K Maze
Klepac Farms has a huge six-acre corn maze and more than 20 farm-themed activities to do on fall weekends, including pumpkin bowling, corn hole tosses, farmer foosball, and dummy steer roping. Enjoy the fall weather this weekend and some delicious kettle corn while you’re there. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., FM 666 & CR 52, Robstown, rockinkmaze.com.
You may not recognize the comedienne’s name, but there’s a good chance Anjelah Johnson has made you laugh. You might remember the former MADtv star’s infamous portrayal of Bon Qui Qui and the Nail Salon lady, both of which went viral on YouTube. Johnson brings her national comedy tour to the American Bank Center on Saturday night to deliver more laughs and memorable impressions. Saturday, 8 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-4700, americanbankcenter.com.
Dollar Day presented by Whataburger
As if there wasn’t one more reason to love Whataburger and the Texas State Aquarium. The two local favorites are teaming up to present Dollar Day, where admission to the aquarium is $1 all day long. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the progress of the new Caribbean Journey exhibit, now’s the perfect time to do it. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd., 881-1200, texasstateaquarium.org.