Summer Fun 2014





Veterans Day Film Series: In the Shadow of the Blade

This locally produced documentary follows the cross-country journey of a restored Vietnam War UH-1 Huey helicopter, while also capturing the stories of people still affected by the war.

4:30PM, Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress


  • Heather Woodbury: As The Globe Warms

    One of the most amazing theatre artists to ever set foot in this city returns to the Vortex with a new story – an American soap opera in six parts – and a whole new cast of characters, all played by Woodbury herself. Witness this creative powerhouse of a woman, directed by Michael Yawney, as she explores and explodes the headlines of our times with endangered frogs, whirling dervishes, desperate scientists, and evangelicals gone wild. Through Nov. 11, 8pm. Part Two: Thu., Nov. 1; Fri., Nov. 2. Part Three: Sat., Nov. 3; Sun., Nov. 4. Part Four: Wed., Nov. 7. Part Five: Thu., Nov. 8; Fri., Nov. 9. Part Six: Sat., Nov. 10; Sun., Nov. 11. $10-30 (but ask about those VIP passes!)

    The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

  • Women & Their Work: Violent Delights

    Ann Wood's fantastic art incorporates two- and three-dimensional pieces – entire taxidermied deer, for instance – into a rococo outcropping of landscape that references topiaries, floral bouquets, and pastry decorating. But, note: The death and decay lurking below the surface or hovering nearby is, you might say, more than just the icing on this complex cake. Recommended. Through Nov. 17.

    Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, 512/477-1064

  • Community

    • Veterans Day Parade

      Celebrate America's veterans with all the pomp and circumstance that's to be expected from such a respectable lineage. The parade starts at 9am followed by a ceremony on the Capitol steps at 11am. 9am.

      Congress, from the bridge to the Capitol

    • 24th Annual Lone Star Vegetarian Cook-off

      Teams from all over Texas compete with an amazing array of meatless, vegan chilis judged for prizes in two divisions. Guests will vote for the people's choice award. The event includes chili tastings, kid's activities, vegan food and beer, door prizes, cooking demos, farm stands, vendor booths, and educational exhibits. Restaurants and individuals are encouraged to compete. Entry forms and complete info are available online. noon-4pm. $10 for adults and teens, $7 for kids 6-12, college students, seniors, and veterans.

      Burnet Road Farmers' Market, 6701 Burnet Rd., 377-9893

    • Scottish Gathering of the Clans & Highland Games

      The clans will be meeting on the field of honor to see who is the mightiest, plus food, music, and demonstrations. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 9-11.

      Salado, 254/947-5232

    • Wurstfest

      Put on your lederhosen and join the salute to sausage and oompah music for a unique German celebration with a Texas twang. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-11.

      New Braunfels, 800/221-4369

    • The Rules of Basketball

      Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.

      The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324