The Vortex

2307 Manor Rd.

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Ode to the Elements Forever

Longtime Austin belly dancer Z-Helene revives material from her earlier "Elements" work in presenting this trio of solo and group dance pieces set to original music. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 24-25, 8pm. $20-30.

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A Shockabilly Halloween Party

Browse handmade arts and crafts in a spooky setting with live music starting at noon. There's also a costume and pinup contest, so dress up for a chance to win cool prizes. Sat., Oct. 25, 11am-5pm. Free.


  • 2002: Critics Best Summer Youth Theater
  • 1997: Critics Best Arts Venue That's Way Out There And Close To Home
  • 1995: Critics Most Friendly Poetry Slam
  • 1993: Critics Best Right Of Way Delay
  • 1993: Critics Best Place To Find Theatrical Edge