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BENEFIT A Night in Vegas Aug. 20th

Editor’s Pick

You don’t have to leave the Coastal Bend to experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas nightlife. Check out “A Night in Vegas,” benefitting Charlie’s Place Recovery Center! Come watch Elvis and aerial artists, try your hand at casino gambling, and place a bid in the silent auction. American Bank Center, (361) 826-5371,

FAMILY Parrot Talk Aug. 29th – Dec. 31st On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm, stop by the Tropical Garden to visit the Botanical Garden’s in-house parrots and their trainers. With both informational and interactive portions of the demonstration, you and your little ones are sure to learn to love these colorful creatures. You can even snap a picture with the birds on your way out! South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, (361) 852-2100,

BENEFIT Casa de Amor Sept. 1st

FESTIVAL Corpus Christi Wine Festival Aug. 20th This unique event - which is the first of its kind for Corpus Christi - elegantly intertwines wine tasting, shopping, food and entertainment throughout the grounds of beautiful Heritage Park (think Catalina Wine Mixer meets Country Peddler Show meets Concert in the Park). Visitors will have the luxury of selecting from more than one hundred wines and eating from 20+ on-site food trucks as they shop around 100 vendor booths offering everything from jewelry to home decor to metal and leather products. Throughout the day, live bands will be performing on the Plaza Stage in the center circle of Heritage Park. You’re welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the music as you sip your wine or enjoy a cold beer! Heritage Park, (361) 271-4223,

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi is hosting its 14th Annual Gala, Casa de Amor. This year’s featured speaker is Tony Parker, Point guard for the San Antonio SPURS. Meet and Greet with Photo Op will be available for VIP sponsors. Silent and live auctions prior to presentation. Ortiz International Center, (361) 854-4073,

COMMUNITY Arts Alive! Sept. 3rd – 4th See Art, Make Art, Learn Art, Buy Art, Talk Art—It’s Arts Alive! There will be plenty of music, art, and dance to observe at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Food trucks on-site, plus our favorite restaurant, Citrus. This will be an interactive, all-week-end event, through Saturday and Sunday, so bring your friends! Cost per adult will be $5.00, children under twelve FREE! Art Center of Corpus Christi, (361) 884-6406,

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