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Faster Than Sound: Spider House Ballroom Will Cease Live Entertainment
Longtime local venue converts to arcade bar following co-owner misconduct allegations, code violations, and artist payment delays
"...South by Southwest next month, long-running North Campus hub Spider House Ballroom will no longer function as a live..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Spider House Co-Owner
From Facebook post to public statement ...
"...UPDATE: Spider House has rescheduled the community meeting announced in its..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Spider House Sexual Misconduct Saga Goes to Court
Judge hears motion to dismiss co-owner's defamation suit
"...From the ballroom to the courtroom: On Thursday, Feb. 21, Travis County..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Spider House Legal Battle to Continue
Judge grants defendant's motion to dismiss in part; denies in part
"...John Dorgan’s lawsuit against his former Spider House Cafe and Ballroom employee Jeremy Rogers will continue..."

March 14, 2019 News Post

Spider House Co-Owner Files Civil Suit Against Partner and Former Employee
Legal action responds to 2017 sexual misconduct claims
"...John Dorgan, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom, has filed a civil suit..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Food Post by Sarah Marloff

Sparks Flying Over Spider House
Owner files suit after sexual misconduct scandal
"...Rogers by his former boss John Dorgan, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. The couple, who released an..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow Takes Over Spider House
Just for a Sunday, but the weird vibes will reverberate through tiiiime
"...Austin – and doing a welcome-back gig at the Spider House Ballroom on Sunday night. With That Damned Band,..."

March 9, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Tangled Web at Spider House
A culture of heavy drinking and late nights, alleged sexual misconduct, and a lawsuit all pull on the threads of a poisonous time at the campus-area cafe
"...On a brisk Tuesday afternoon in December, Spider House Cafe and Ballroom isn't exactly bustling, but it's..."

Dec. 21, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Spider House Co-Owner Fires Back at Business Partner in Court
Conrad Bejarano responds to John Dorgan’s libel and slander charges
"...Conrad Bejarano, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom, has filed two responses to..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Spider House Saga Goes to Court
Judge hears motion to dismiss defamation lawsuit
" his former boss John Dorgan, co-owner of the Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. Though Mauzy has 30 days..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

In the Bounce House with Comedian Danny Palumbo
2015’s Funniest Person in Austin is cooking on all burners
"...planned. And that’s kind of the intention with Bounce House, too, that I’m writing and filming sketches for each..."

Nov. 18, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Mob House Rules
Trail of Dead introduces their new epic release to the world
"...lanterns and rusted patio furniture of campus-area coffee den Spider House. The clicking laptops and hum of hipster conversation..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Austin’s Funniest People Recap 2017
The Year In Review, just as it says on the tin. You know, the tin.
"...This Year in Review show at Spider House Ballroom on Thursday night, listen, it’s one of..."

Dec. 26, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Free Week Live Shots
Spider House Ballroom, Jan. 7
"...Spider House Ballroom reached capacity by 10pm, weather forcing the..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Slam It All On The Stage
Poetry comes alive at Austin Poetry Slam!
"...Slam is a weekly event held every Tuesday at Spider House Ballroom. Poetry slams structure like sports tournaments. There..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Chron Events Post by Josette Chen

Let's Get Hitched!
Free Austin wedding event exercises new rights
"...Join Spider House and The Austin Chronicle this weekend as we..."

July 14, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Land Ho
After a rocky few months, the Vegan Yacht finds smooth sailing at Spider House
"...found an unlikely new harbor in the garden of Spider House, the longstanding North University coffee shop...."

May 30, 2014 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Hot Burrito To-Go Weekend in Marfa
Ready for your indie-rock weekend getaway?
" Marfa comes out of Austin courtesy of the Spider House 29th St. Ballroom. The Sept. 7-8 weekend features..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Music Post by Zoe Cordes Selbin

Luv Doc Recommends: NYE 1977
Spider House Ballroom, Saturday, December 31, 2011
"...on New Year's Eve is at the 29th Street Ballroom, where an interesting assortment of local bands will be..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

Gaming Calendar
or, whatcha gonna do this week
"...spend the entire weekend obsessing about your Animal Crossing house? Here are a few options that are in your..."

Aug. 8, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Venues
Where to find the funny in town
"...Spider House Ballroom 2906 Fruth,"

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gay Place
The Gender Unbound Art Fest will spotlight the work of trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming artists and musicians
"...corner for this all-ages event. Fri., Sept. 23, 5-9pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. $10."

Sept. 23, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Shit-faced Shakespeare
Highbrow meets lowbrow for an irreverent happy hour take on A Midsummer Night's Dream
"...and inebriated rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream to Spider House Ballroom. Juxtaposing the highbrow with the lowbrow, the..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Arts Review by Stephanie Carll

Finding the Fun in Porn With Peep Show
Local comics keep it relatively clean and boner free
"...and Lisa Friedrich, is a free monthly event at Spider House Ballroom featuring live commentary on adult films...."

Oct. 10, 2018 Chron Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

Gay Place: Big Top
See you at the Circus – in your red tutu, we hope
"...Nix, Smalls McCoy, and Mouthfeel. Thu., Aug. 22, 5pm-2am. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth...."

Aug. 23, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place
Space on TV solely for LGBTQIA ladies has been scant since that mediocre Showtime series
"...come out and mingle with "Gay Place" tonight at Spider House for a gay take on summer camp (s'mores..."

May 13, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Seriously, who doesn't love Halloween?
"...Ghosts ’n’ Stuff Halloween House Party NymblePham host a Halloween-themed house party. Costumes are..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Out of Bounds 2016
"...Theatre, 617 Congress; Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress; Spider House Ballroom, 29th & Guadalupe. For more information and..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Your Laugh Track to Austin
A quick romp through our city's finer funny spots
"...Hail a cab for a quick drive to the Spider House Ballroom (2906 Fruth) near the UT campus. Check..."

June 17, 2016 AAN Post by Ashley Alkek

Gay Place: A Feather in the Cap
This Robin Hood is not your daddy's white guys in tights
"...Wolfe, Ejede, and Adam Sultan. Thu., Aug. 6, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. $10."

Aug. 7, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

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