The weekend is quickly approaching and we have a preview of the activities that are available to those of us who live in Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas. Whether music, art, or comedy is your pleasure there is something for everyone in the city this weekend.

The Art Center of Corpus Christi will be having a class on linoleum relief and multicolor painting techniques. Saturday February 21 Instructor: Rey Santiago Time: 10 A.M.-12 P.M. Member: $45 Non-Member: $50 Create a variety of designs using Linoleum blocks on paper or fabric. All class materials included. Leave with a sample of your own hand printed design.

The Peddler show will be taking place this weekend at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. For the past 38 years, The Peddler Show has offered Texas shoppers a truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Currently operating over 26 shows annually, The Peddler Show Staff is committed to maintaining a contemporary and unique marketplace – offering repeat shoppers something new with each visit. Shoppers will find a vast selection of exclusive items including trendy totes and handbags, unique jewelry, stylish scarves and headbands, fun floral arrangements, gourmet foods, personalized home decor, pottery, candles, handmade soaps and lotions and more.

February 20-22 Corpus Christi IDOL and Jr. IDOL of Corpus Christi Auditions Auditions for both Jr. IDOL and Corpus Christi IDOL singing competitions are sponsored by La Palmera Mall and will be helld in the food court on Fri, Feb. 20 at 5pm-7pm, Sat, Feb. 21 at 10-7pm, and Sun, Feb. 22, 1pm to 7pm. All auditions will be for solo singers a cappella, a microphone will be provided. Jr. IDOL contestants must be age 12 and under while CC IDOL contestants must be age 13 and older. Auditions for both contests require a $10 processing fee per applicant. The top 10 males and the top 10 females from the auditions for Corpus Christi IDOL and Jr. IDOL of Corpus Christi will compete for trophies and prize money on different nights (Feb. 27th & 28th)in the Finalists Performance. For more information contact Professor J. Don Luna at 361-825-5988.

The Texas Jazz Festival Society Valentines Dinner and Dance will be taking place at the Emerald Beach Hotel. Valentines Day Dinner & Dance 6:30pm Silent Auction, 7:00pm Dinner, 7:15pm Comedy Show, 8:pm-12 mindight is the Dance, 10:30pm Auction Closes. Pre sale Tickets are $50 each. Tickets at door will be $55 each. Hurry and get your tickets before we sell out. Call Donney Zumwalt TJFS Board member at 361-815-3595

There will be a class for Dynamic Drawing Techniques offered by the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Saturday February 21 Instructor: Rey Santiago Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $45.00 Your drawing compositions will drastically change with the techniques demonstrated in this workshop. The drawing tricks learned can be applied to oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pastels, and other two dimensional art works. Bring your own drawing materials and paper.

The San Antonio Spurs invite girls and boys (ages 5-18) to experience the fun and excitement of learning dance routines from the Spurs Silver Dancers and performing live at a Spurs home game! Grouped by age and experience level. No previous dance experience necessary." All dancers will receive: Professional dance instruction from the Spurs Silver Dancers and Choreographer Performance at a Spurs home game Performance t-shirt and short 2014-15 Spurs Silver Dancers team photo CD containing all routine music Includes a Spurs game ticket credit and exclusively priced tickets." Cost: $55 For info and to register

Mardi Gras is coming to the Coastal Bend – Island Style. Join us as we kick off our Mardi Gras Celebration at the Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade on Padre Island February 14th and at Port Aransas February 17th. We will then debut our first ever Mardi Gras Family Festival on February 21st here, at Port Royal Ocean Resort. Yes…around our pool area! We welcome everyone to join us as we showcase our unique Island Style Mardi Gras Celebration with a taste of the beautiful New Orleans culture. Tickets are on sale now – general admission tickets are $30, V.I.P tickets are $55 each for guests 21 and over, ages 13-17 are only $15, and kids 0 – 12 come in FREE! Our Mardi Gras Family Festival will feature fun for the ENTIRE family! Both General Admission and V.I.P King’s Corner tickets will include access to our pool – yes, go on, put on your swimsuit; Kid’s Zone Area (jumpy house, kid’s food tent, obstacle course, and a crazy good time); New Orleans Style Food Tents; Live Music; Local Artists; Mardi Gras Retail Cabana; and many more surprises! Our exclusive V.I.P King’s Court will feature a private V.I.P tent with unlimited champagne, King’s Court food, private entertainment by Corpus Christi Jazz Ensemble, exclusive fun, and access to general admissions area. Tickets on sale now with limited availability.