SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 @6pm-Midnight

Benefiting The VORTEX: Austin’s Pioneering Alternative Theatre
Mature Audiences only—because, duh---NAKED Feast


For One Night Only The VORTEX artists are pulling out all the stops to create a gigantic extravaganza that will delight all of your senses and raise much needed funds for our belovéd VORTEX. Bring on your Ocean as we enter the world of Atlantis with a performance installation cocktail party evoking and embodying the mythos of one of the world’s most famous lost civilizations.

The performance installation fundraiser includes naked food platters with delicious vegan and meat food art and decadent desserts, a command performance of Atlantis (a puppet opera 7-8pm), oyster bar, live painting, live music, the unique Atlantis Cocktail, a large silent auction with beautiful hand-crafted arts, Instagram contests, the Shot Shark, Sandcastles, Hoverboard, Sea-themed fun, and dancing into the night. Our good friend, Amy Young will be joining us to airbrush sea-themed art onto our bodies and faces. We know that you won’t want to miss Ann Marie Gordon (VORTEX’s award-winning scenic designer) creating ocean seascape paintings.  

Naked Feast: Atlantis is an opportunity to graze from elegantly designed food art on beautiful naked bodies. Artistic hors d’oeuvres are designed with the culinary magic of our favorite chefs, featuring vegan, meat, gluten-free, and dessert options. The Butterfly Bar will serve up the Atlantis Cocktail. The large Silent Auction includes beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted arts, dinners from local business partners, and professional services. We are also raffling a brand-new, safe, and super cool hoverboard!

The audience will have opportunities to observe or participate in an outrageous blend of spectacle, food, art, and dream. The installation cocktail party will sprawl across The VORTEX compound, enveloping Patrizi’s and The Butterfly Bar for the evening.

Recommended Audience Attire: Sea-themed, Mermaid, Sparkling, Royal Atlantian (or nothing at all).


  • $40 Artist/Student/Senior: Entertainment & Feast
  • $60 General Admission: Entertainment & Feast
  • $120 BEST VALUE
    VIP Seating for Atlantis Puppet Opera 7-8pm; Rolling 3-Course Dinner from Patrizi’s:  6pm appetizers, 8:15 main course, 9:30 dessert; 2 Atlantis Cocktails; Entertainment & Feast
  • $1000 Hurricane
    A Permanent Brick on our Legacy Walk. VIP Seating for Atlantis Puppet Opera 7-8pm, Rolling 3-Course Dinner: 6pm appetizers, 8:15 main course, 9:30 dessert; 2 Atlantis Cocktails; Entertainment & Feast.
  • All tickets include entertainment and food.
  • There will be limited seating for those who need it.
  • Advanced reservations recommended. Last year’s event sold out, so get your tickets in advance so you won’t be waiting at the gate!
  • Gates open at 5pm

The VORTEX is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.