This weekend is approaching fast and now that the holidays are over it is time to relax and enjoy some time off. With that in mind some may be asking what the city has to offer, let’s have a look.

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Division 1 Basketball The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team will host Military Appreciation Night on Tuesday, Jan. 20, for its Southland Conference matchup with Northwestern State. Military members as well as their friends and family will be able to purchase tickets to the contest for just $5 at the American Bank Center Box Office or by calling 361-825-BALL (2255). The game is sponsored by the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ROTC. In addition to the ticket discount, the Islanders will honor military members during the game, a military veteran’s band will play the national anthem and the ROTC will present the nation’s colors. The contest itself should prove to be an exciting one, featuring two of the top four teams in the Southland preseason poll. Last year, the Islanders defeated the Demons, 101-87, in the American Bank Center in the only meeting between the teams. Northwestern State’s Jalan West and A&M-Corpus Christi’s John Jordan are two main candidates for Southland Player of the Year and two of the best players in the country under six feet tall. For all the latest on Islanders Basketball, be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersMBB) and like the team on Facebook (IslandersMBB).

KEDT will be holding their 27 Annual Food and Wine Classic. An elegant occasion to meet, mix and mingle while supporting KEDT, your community-owned station. Sample fine wines while enjoying exquisite dishes from the area’s premier restaurants and caterers. Tickets: VIP $200 (includes reception 6-7:30 at Art Museum of South Texas) General Admission $100.

Brewster Street Ice House will be having the Midnight River Choir performing this Thursday at 8 P.M. Midnight River Choir w/ Cody Bryan Band *Facebook Fan Appreciation Show* Tickets only after 8 PM, Music starts at 9 PM Tickets: $7 ADV / $10 DOS All Ages Show. Unless Otherwise Stated, Ages 10 & Under are Free when Accompanied by an Adult.(One under 10 child per one paid adult). $3 surcharge at the door for minors 20 & under (not applicable to children under 10).

The spectacular Al Amin Shrine Circus is coming to Corpus Christi! General Admission: $20.00 Adult, $14.00 Child Reserved: $26.00 Super Discount: $9.00 Visit website for showtimes and tickets http://www.corpuschristicircus.com/schedule.php.

Family Art Time will be held Saturday at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Create your very own Fascinator Hat DIY style! Come join us for our FREE Family Art Time this Saturday, January 24th. 10am - 2pm. No Registration. Come and go as you please. All Ages Welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).

The Spirit Center will be “serving up the fun” as our high profile community celebrities serve as waiters and entertainers for our upcoming signature fundraiser. The evening will include entertainment, dinner, music, silent & live auctions, a photo booth, table decoration contest, awards, cash bar and much more. This year we will be honoring and recognizing selected youth from various youth groups in the community for outstanding service. They will be paired with our celebrity waiters for a casual night of healthy competition and fun as high profile members of the community serve the guests as they compete for various awards like the “Slowest Waiter”, “Top Tip” and “Silver Service” awards.

Brewster Street Ice House will be holding Hip Hop Hooray at 8 P.M. on Jan. 23. Hip Hop Hooray Tickets only after 8 PM, Music starts at 9 PM Tickets: $10 ADV / $10 DOS All Ages Show. Unless Otherwise Stated, Ages 10 & Under are Free when Accompanied by an Adult.(One under 10 child per one paid adult). $3 surcharge at the door for minors 20 & under (not applicable to children under 10).

Also at Brewster Street Ice House this weekend will be Led Zeppelin 2. Led Zeppelin 2 Tickets only after 8 PM, Music starts at 9 PM Tickets: $15 ADV / $20 DOS All Ages Show. Unless Otherwise Stated, Ages 10 & Under are Free when Accompanied by an Adult.(One under 10 child per one paid adult). $3 surcharge at the door for minors 20 & under (not applicable to children under 10).