We're excited to have Patrick Terry performing magical feats in the Butterfly Bar. This close up prestidigitation will make you laugh and gasp as he invites audience members to participate. Stop by The Butterfly Bar before then and post a picture of yourself with the framed Magic Hour poster on the bar to enter for a chance to win a free cocktail at the show.
6 p.m. Wednesday. Patrizi’s at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. Cost varies. www.facebook.com/events/710774982267943.
The Italian food trailer that has been serving dinner nightly for Vortex theater-goers and others in East Austin is now offering a special Wednesday meal that won’t feature anything from the regular menu. The dinners change from week to week — meaning that one day you might be in for a formal six-course meal; on another Wednesday, you might sit down for a pig roast or an oyster bake. — Ari Auber
Right down the street is The Vortex, an Edgy and Quirky theatre on the East Side. The talented writers, actors, and actresses consistently bring productions to this intimate theatre which make audiences smile and laugh. Their indoor theater is quaint and intimate, and they also have an outdoor stage for productions.
TIP: Parking lot available. Additional parking at Home Steam Cleaners and Clean Sweep after 7pm.
Inside the Vortex Theater is the Butterfly Bar, a casual East Austin hang out with an intimate bar and outside patio. Almost nightly, the bar has an event or live music to enjoy while drinking local beer such as Independence Stash IPA, wine or specialty cocktails.
TIPS: Open daily from 5pm-midnight, 1am on Saturdays.
Parked behind The Vortex Theater is a family owned and operated Italian food truck, called Patrizi’s. With over 50 years of experience, Nic Patrizi brings delicious Italian food to Austin. After a full night of fun, a late night snack of pasta, or dessert sounds like the perfect way to end a romantic evening…East Side style.
TIP: Open 7 days a week, with same hours as the bar. Patrizi’s host a 2 or 4 course Prix Fixe dinner, community style including Feb 5, 12, 19 and 26.