#SXSW Ultimate Party Guide – by me!

22Feb14

From wrecking ball selfies to 6degrees of Kevin Bacon, SXSW has it all!

SXSW is a fusion of social, mobile, gaming, film, tv and music creative forces coming together for endless days and nights of partying.

So whether you’re seeking to take selfies on a giant wrecking ball, go Mario Karting  with Nicolas Cage, Kevin Bacon, Jason Bateman, Seth Myers, Mark Cuban, Adam Savage, and Geoff Keighley, or boogie til dawn with Soundgarden, Phantogram, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jordan, and Fred Armisen, there’s something for everyone at this festival.

I’ll be teaming up with Machinima’s super diabolical Brett ‘Hundar’ Hundley for the ultimate SXSW Interactive crawl. Follow us @contentnow @hungryhundar for all the shenanigans as we attempt to cover the 77+ events below.

If you go, prepare with my Pocket Gamer SXSW 2014 Survival Guide –  YOLO!

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

What: MASHABLE HOUSE
When: Friday, March 7, 11am-5pm (repeats Saturday and Sunday)
Where: 305 E 5th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/mashable-house-day-1
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Take part in a celebration of memes, cutting edge content and viral experiences, from the Doge magnetic wall to Grumpy Cat to selfless on a giant wrecking ball, to exploring Easter Eggs in all of your favorite video games, apps, and websites.

What: OMMA MOBILE @ SXSW DAY ONE
When: Friday, March 7, 11am-5:30pm
Where: ATT Center, Salon ABCDE, 1900 University, Austin TX 78704
How: https://www.mediapost.com/omma-sxsw/register
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  Programming features the heads of marketing from the world’s leading brands and their agencies including  Coca-Cola VISA, GE, Dell, Whole Foods, McDonald’s, Pandora, Digitas, Havas, Saatchi, and USA Today. #MPOMMA

What: MARIO KARTING
When: 
Friday, March 7, 12-6pm (repeats Sa and Su)
Where: Palmer Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin 78704 North Entrance
How: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paypal-social-media-lounge-hosted-by-techset-tickets-9662830787?ref=plancast
Cost: 
FREE
More Info:  
The custom-built track with a Mario Kart-world feel will be open and free to attendees. The live racing will use RFID technology to communicate between the track and karts to provide the driver and the audience with an interactive, real-life Mario Kart experience.

What: PAYPAL TECHSET LOUNGE
When: Friday, March 7, 12-3pm (through Tuesday 9-6pm)
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 Cesar Chavez, 4FL, Room 19AB
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paypal-social-media-lounge-hosted-by-techset-tickets-9662830787?ref=plancast
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Brian Solis’ blogger lounge with book signings, prizes, happy hour and influencer sessions.

What: GAMING EXPO
When: Friday, March 7, 1-9pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704
How: http://guestpass.sxsw.com
Cost: Free to the public
More Info: Attractions include the Nintendo Video Game History Museum, a show floor featuring the best of indie gaming including Big Indie Pitch winner, Odin’s Hammer for Revel, and stellar programming including a panel with Oculus Rift, Facebook, King and Kixeye (5:30pm Palmer Center Hall 1) and keynote by EA CEO Andrew Wilson just across the street (5pm, Long Center Dell Hall, 701 W Riverside Drive).

What: FACEBOOK HAPPY HOUR
When: Friday, March 7, 3pm
Where: Belmont, 305 W 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://rsvpster.com/parties/2014-03-07
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  It will be an all House of Cards crowd, as Facebook gathers those in working in politics, government, and non-profits for Fine Liquor Friday Austin-style!

What: ROCKEM SOCKEM ROBOTS
When: Friday, March 7, 3-11pm
Where: 606 E 7th, Austin TX 78725
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/fight-your-friends-at-sx-day-1/
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Climb inside a robot boxing machine to obliterate your friends in a real life battle to bop each silly.

What: DAILYMOTION HAPPY HOUR
When: Friday, March 7, 5-7pm (repeats daily during SXSW Film)
Where: Hideout, 617 Congress Avenue, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02957
Cost: SXSW FILM BADGE
More Info:  The DailyMotion team serves up drinks to show off eye candy from their video-sharing website.

What: FUZZROCKET FILM HAPPY HOUR
When: Friday, March 7, 5-7pm (repeats daily during SXSW Film)
Where: Intercontinental Stephen F’s Bar, 701 Congress, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02947
Cost: SXSW FILM BADGE
More Info:  Pre-screening drinks next door to the Paramount Theatre.

What: ZOHO PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 6-10pm
Where: Minibar, 607 San Jacinto, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoho-at-sxsw-2014-work-smart-play-smart-tickets-10519113953
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Fireball!

What: SXSW INTERACTIVE OPENING PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8-11pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03003
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Official opening SXSW Interactive Party.  Details posting soon.

What: RAPP PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-11pm
Where: The Citadel at the Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos Street, 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-grand-experience-with-rapp-sxsw-tickets-10581596841
Cost: Invite only
More Info:  Craft cocktails with the tech crowd

What: VOX MEDIA + UMBEL PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-12am
Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03269
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Live music by Local Natives and dance party hosted by DJ Chicken George.

What: VERIZON PARTY w BIG BOI
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-12am
Where: Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://powermystartup.eventbrite.com
Cost: Invite only
More Info:  Performance by Grammy winner Big Boi with food and drinks. Rumors are that OutKast will make an appearance.

What: Do512′s EPIC INTERACTIVE SX PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm
Where: Empire Control Room & Garage, 604-606 E 7th, Austin TX
How: http://sx2014.do512.com/do512epicinteractivesx2014
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  The one everyone goes to, boogie with Robert Delong and The Octopus Project.

What: PARSE + FACEBOOK WELCOME PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-12am
Where: The Parish, 214 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How:  http://parsefbwelcomeparty.splashthat.com
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Performances by The Learning Secrets, Black Angels & Holiday Mountain

What: SPAREFOOT PARTY (21y+)
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-2am
Where: Scoot Inn, 304 E 4th, Austin TX
How: http://www.sparefoot.com/party.html
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Legendary dance party that Ryan Gosling made a cameo at last year.  Performances by Jayceeoh, Caleb Mak, Andrei Matei, Stripper Boots, Battle of the Storage Bands winner, and DJ Gatsby.

What: 1776 SXSW PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Capitol Factory, 701 Brazos St, #1601, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-factory-1776-global-sxsw-party-tickets-10594026017
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Food, drinks and startup brainpower.

What: TECHSET PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 9pm-Midnight
Where: Parkside Restaurant, 301 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03150
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  They’ve been at it for 7 years! Details posting soon.

What: SXSW FILM OPENING PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 10pm-2am
Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02962
Cost: SXSW Film Badge
More Info:  A+E Networks presents a taste of their new shows, Bates Motel, Devious Maid and Counting Cars with open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

What: mobi INTERACTIVE PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 10pm-2apm
Where: One American Center, 600 Congress, Suite 1600, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03218
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  Ashes of Babylon live music, Deep Eddy Vodka, local beer and BBQ!

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 

What: OMMA MOBILE @ SXSW DAY TWO
When: Saturday, March 8, 9:15am-5:30pm
Where: Textile, 302 Trinity Street, Austin TX
How: https://www.mediapost.com/omma-sxsw/register
Cost: MediaPost members are free
More Info:  Programming features the heads of marketing from the world’s leading brands and agencies including Toyota, Adobe, AOL, Dell, Google, JWT, Saatchi, Y&R, Forbes, and NY Times. #MPOMMA

What: SXSWi PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
When: Saturday, March 8, 11am-6pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez Austin TX
How: http://www.sxsw.com/schedule
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  Wikileak’s Julian Assange (11am Hall 5), Neil deGrasse Tyson (2pm Hall 5), KEVIN BACON (3:30pm Ballroom D), Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers (2pm 18ABCD), Mark Cuban (5pm Hall 5).

What: DRUPAL DROP-IN
When: Saturday, March 8, 12-3pm
Where: Maggie Mae’s, 323 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/the-drupal-drop-in-eat-in-drink-up-nerd-out
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Lunch and drinks! Live music by Bearstronaut.

What: GAMING EXPO
When: Saturday, March 8, 12-8pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704
How: http://www.sxsw.com
Cost: MediaPost members are free
More Info:  11-12pm, Kerbal Space Program with NASA special guests, 12pm Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, 1:30-2:15pm Marvel: Your Universe, 2:#0-3:15pm World of Minecraft, 5:30-6:15pm Borderlands, 6:30-7:15pm Oculus VR

What: A CONVERSATION WITH JASON BATEMAN
When: Saturday, March 8, 2-3pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB, 500E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FP990893
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Bateman in conversation with actor Jeffrey Tambor discussing his directorial debut, Bad Words.

What: CHEVY TWEET HOUSE & BBQ
When: Saturday, March 8, 2-7pm
Where: Mellow Johnnie’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces, Austin TX
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chevy-tweet-house-at-sxsw-2014-tickets-10633688649
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Jeremiah Owyang, Robert Scoble and other speakers, tailgate BBQ

What: BEST LITTLE MAGAZINE PARTY IN TEXAS
When: Saturday, March 8, 4-9pm
Where: Sholtz Garden, 1607 San Jacinto, Austin TX
How: http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/best-little-magazine-party-texas
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Cold beer, hot quasi, BBQ, performances by Thank You A Lot film star James Hand.

What: DOMAIN.COM BASH
When: Saturday, March 8, 4-9pm
Where: East Tent, Brush Square Park, Neches and 5th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03082
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Drinks, food, swag plus music by The Spazmatics.

What: THE AWESOMEST JOURNALISM PARTY EVER IV
When: Saturday, March 8, 5-8pm
Where: Palm Door, 401 Sabine, Austin TX 78701
How: http://awesomest.journalismparty.com/ever/iv/
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Texas food, beer, and photobooth sponsored by Time and friends

What: DICK’s SPORTS MATTER LAUNCH PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-10pm
Where: Easy Tiger, 709 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03209
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Exclusive sneak peek at the Tribeca documentary, Sports Matters with Michael Jordan, cocktails, and live music.

What: MOBILE BRANDS PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-8pm
Where: Wanderlust, 206 E 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03088
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Urban Airship hosts drinks mixer

What: MIX AT SIX
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-8pm
Where: Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://sxsw.com/interactive/connect/evening-events
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Drinks, bites, networking

What: GOOGLE HAPPY HOUR
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-8pm
Where: Upstairs on Trinity, 607 Trinity, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-happy-hour-by-google-sxsw-2014-tickets-10559456619
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Googler DrinkUp!

What: TECH COCKTAIL STARTUP CELEBRATION
When: Saturday, March 8, 7pm-1am
Where: Old School, 401 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-cocktails-startup-celebration-at-sxswi-2014-sponsored-by-co-cea-tickets-10011098465?utm_campaign=order_confirm&ref=eemailordconf&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname
Cost: FREE, open to the public

What: SXSW GAMING AWARDS
When: Saturday, March 8, 7-8:30pm (6-7pm Media cocktails/bites by Zenimax)
Where: Long Center Dell Hall, 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03064
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Hosted by iJustine and Smosh, with entertainment by Cirque du Soleil, the best games of 2013 are honored with awards including Tearaway, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Grand Theft Auto V, Bioshock Infinite, Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Super Mario 3D World

What: KIIP NEVER SLEEPS
When: Saturday, March 8, 7-10pm
Where: The Madison, 307 W 5, Austin TX 78701
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/kiip-never-sleeps/
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Music by BizMarkie with drinks and food

What: EFF PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 7-11:30pm
Where: Capitol Tower, 19th Floor, 206 E 9th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03079
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Featuring Gareth Branwyn, Burce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, William Barker (Schwa) and Jon Lebkowsky.

What: DELOITTE SXSW PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 8pm – Midnight
Where: Hangar Lounge, 318 Colorado Street, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03268
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Open bar and live music

What: LUNAR KALEIDOSCOPE: A MIDNIGHT GARDEN PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 8:30pm – LATE
Where: CTC House & Gardens, 1102 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How: http://lunar.splashthat.com
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Sponsored by Dos Equis, Wine Awesomeness and Deep Eddy Vodka, with performances by The Jane Doze, Black Violin, Sean Glass and Brendan Falls.

What: SXSW COMEDY OPENING PARTY with LATE NIGHT’s SETH MEYERS
When: Saturday, March 8, 10:30pm – 1:30am
Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03267
Cost: SXSW FILM & INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Seth Meyers!

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

What: JAVA MONSTER CAFE
When: Sunday, March 9, 7-9am
Where: Registrants Lounge, Neches & 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03311
Cost: SXSW FILM & INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Free breakfast to jumpstart your day!

What: MOBILE MARGARITAS
When: Sunday, March 9, 11am-11pm
Where: Chupacabra, 400 E 6th, Austin TX
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-margaritas-sxsw-2014-tickets-10603065053
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Free margaritas before noon!

What: BROOKLYN BREWERS presents COUNTRYFICATION
When: Sunday, March 8, 2-3pm
Where: The Grackle, 1700 E 6th, Austin TX
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/countryfication-with-food52-tiny-tails-to-you-leo-rondeau-silas-lowe-dj-jester-the-filipino-fist-tickets-10742255375
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Free beer and barnyard animals including a tortoise and hare race, hedgehog petting zoo and cornbread swap.

What: FUNNY OR DIE NEIGHBORS FRAT PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 2:30-5pm
Where: Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03431
Cost: SXSW FILM & INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  SXSW Comedy presents a screening party for the release of the upcoming film, Neighbors with BBQ.

What: GAMING EXPO
When: Sunday, March 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Long Center Dell Hall 701 W Riverside Drive, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP27126
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  SpikeTV’s Geoff Keighley interviews Microsoft Studios’ Phil Spencer to discuss the future of next gen, PC and mobile gaming.

What: LIBERTARIAN LASER TAG!
When: Sunday, March 9, 4-7pm
Where: Corner of E 7th and Trinity, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sxsw-free-laser-tag-freedomland-by-lincolnlabs-tickets-10679577905
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Free food and political wrangling.

What: LAWN STAR COMEDY & MIXER
When: Sunday, March 9, 4pm and 9pm
Where: 1606 E 9th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://2014.do512.com/events/2414986
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  FREE Beer and outdoor comedy

What: ANIMAL PLANET: THE CAT LIVES HERE PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 5:30pm
Where: Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/animal-planet-presents-cats-live-here-party-at-sxsw-2014-tickets-10664968207
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Open bar, cat videos, music by The Spazmatics

What: REEPERBAHN BURGERS
When: Sunday, March 9, 6pm
Where: The German Haus @ Lucille, 77 Rainey, Austin TX 78701
How: http://de.amiando.com/KKUPPQX.html with code: HH-VIP-Interactive
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Legendary SXSW pigout over free drinks and burgers!

What: WILEY’s 5th ANNUAL AUTHOR PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Hangar Lounge, 318 Colorado @ 4th Street, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.facebook.com/events/275347972619894
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Free food and drinks with performances by St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

What: BONUS ROUND CLOSING PARTY by VIDEO GAMER VOTERS NETWORK
When: Sunday, March 9, 7-10pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03063
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Live music by Anamanaguchi & Itch!

What: SXSW FILM + INTERACTIVE FUSION PARTY sponsored by the ASSOCIATED PRESS
When: Sunday, March 9, 7-10pm
Where: Palm Door on 6th, 508 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03063
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  AP party epicness!

What: TWERK THE REAL TRAP UNDERGRND PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 7pm-2am
Where: Krave, 302 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/twerk-the-real-trap-underground-sxsw-party-tickets-10670653211?err=29
Cost: FREE
More Info:  3 story nightclub with 2 stages of pulsating EDM and progressive electro-pop with cheap booze.

What: TECHWEEK SXSW PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 11am-2am
Where: Nook Amphitheater, 309 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-techweek-party-sxswi-tickets-8876653309?err=29
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Nonstop music, snacks and signature drinks.

What: BRAIN BLAST w SNOOP DOGG & ST LUCIA
When: Sunday, March 9, 8pm-2am
Where: Stubb’s, 801 Red River Street, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03151
Cost: SXSW BADGE
More Info:  Snoop Lion fo’shizzle!

What: FOX SPORTS OVERTIME PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 8-11pm
Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02964
Cost: SXSW BADGE
More Info:  Drinks and sports schmoozing.

What: TWO BIT CIRCUS & IEEE for HUMANITY PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 8-11pm
Where: Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03083
Cost: SXSW BADGE
More Info:  Refreshments, games , entertainment

What: CROWDTAP PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 8:30-11pm
Where: Haven, 409 Colorado St, Austin TX 78701
How: http://blog.crowdtap.it/2014/01/its-back-crowdtap-vip-party-sxsw/
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Performances by BizMarkie, White Panda & the Battle of the Food Trucks.

What: SAPIENT NITRO PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 9-11pm
Where: Summit Lounge, 120 W 5th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03085
Cost: FREE
More Info:  DJ Spider rocks the house.

What: MASHBASH
When: Sunday, March 9, 9pm-2am
Where: The Ranch, 710 W 8th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mashbash-sxswi-2014-tickets-10632340617?err=29
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Dancing, libations, games, music, sponsored by HBO’s SILICON VALLEY.

What: AN ABOVE AVERAGE AFTERPARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 11:30pm-2am
Where: Blackheart, 86 Rainey Street, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03337
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Featuring Fred Armisen and UCB for a comedy show, live music, drinks and dancing.

MONDAY, MARCH 10

What: SPOTIFY HOUSE
When: Monday, March 10, 11am-7pm
Where: 901 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03519
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Phantogram, Dum Dum Girls, in the stellar lineup of bands plus food trucks and drinks.

What: NICOLAS CAGE!
When: Monday, March 10, 12:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FP990923
Cost: SXSW FILM BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Cage takes the stage to discuss his latest fill, Joe.

What: KEYNOTE: ADAM SAVAGE
When: Monday, March 10, 2pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5, Austin TX
How:  http://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2013/adam-savage-keynote-sxsw-interactive-monday-march-10
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Mythbusters’ star discusses all things DIY

What: SOUTHERN FRIED HAPPY HOUR
When: Monday, March 10, 4-7pm
Where: The Majestic, 419B E 6th, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03138
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Finger lickin free southern fried goodness!

What: SWEDISH BOOTCAMP
When: Monday, March 10, 4-10pm
Where: Threadgill’s, 301 W Riverside Drive, Austin TX
How:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swedish-boot-camp-invasion-tickets-10680809589
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Live bands with Simian Ghost and more!

What: APPLAUZE PARTY
When: Monday, March 10, 5:30pm
Where: Scoot Inn, E4th @ Navasota, Austin TX
How:  http://www.applauze.com/sxsw/
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Music by MS MR, Robert DeLong, RAC and more plus free tribal face painting.

What: SXSW NUCLEAR TACOS NIGHT
When: Monday, March 10, 6-9pm
Where: East Tent, BRush Square Park, Neches and 5th, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03240
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Austin’s hottest tradition.

What: PLAYSTATION PARTY w PUSHA T
When: Monday, March 10, 7pm-Midnight
Where: The Vlucan, 418 E 6th, Austin TX
How:  http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/510325
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Bump to Pusha T and play PS4 games for prizes.

What: SXSW COMEDY AFTERPARTY w FUNNY OR DIE!
When: Monday, March 10, 10pm
Where: Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03422
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Featuring music from Chromeo.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

What: KEYNOTE: CHELSEA CLINTON
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5, 500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How:  http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/news/2014/march-11-keynote-speaker-chelsea-clinton-inspire-sxsw-interactive
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Having grown up in the White House, Chelsea Clinton delivers her insights.

What: PORTLANDIA: BEHIND THE SCENES 

When: Tuesday, March 11, 3:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD, 500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP27725
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Cast and crew Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Matt Braunger headline this all star panel for a look at IFC’s award-winning series, Portlandia.

What: SXSW INTERACTIVE AWARD PRE-PARTY
When: Tuesday, March 11, 6-8:30pm
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, 500 E 4th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03007
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Food, drinks and speculation over the award winners, drumroll please!

What: SXSW INTERACTIVE CLOSING PARTY
When: Tuesday, March 11, 9pm-2am
Where: Stubb’s, 801 Red River Street, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03006
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Celebrate 30 years of Def Jam with 2chainz, Pusha T, Method Man & Redman and Aloe Blacc.

What: iTUNES FESTIVAL
When: Tuesday, March 11
Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater,310 W 2nd, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03006
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and London Grammar perform!

What: SXSW FILM INTERMISSION PARTY
When: Tuesday, March 11, 10pm-2am
Where: Palm Door on 6th, 508 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02966
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Free food and drinks to celebrate the midway point of the Film Festival, the departure of the Interactive crowd, and the arrival of the Music crowd to town.

What: HYPE HOTEL
When: Tuesday, March 11, 8pm-2am (12-6pm/8-2am through 3/15)
Where: Hype Hotel, 505 E 7, Austin TX
How:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hype-hotel-presented-by-taco-bell-day-shows-tickets-5651495776
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Taco Bell, vodka shots and live music featuring Tokyp Police Club, Gary Numan, London Grammar and more.  For complete lineup, visit http://hypem.com/hotel.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

Lastly, for those not staying for SXSW Music, as you head to the airport here’s one to top it off!

What: THE LAWN PARTY sponsored by EVENTBRITE & GOVERNORS BALL
When: Wednesday, March 12, Noon-5pm
Where: Empire Control Room & Garage, 604 E 7th, Austin TX
How:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lawn-party-sxsw-2014-tickets-10515444979
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Lawn games, drinks, and live music by the Shaters, Rathing, Tourist, Papa, Meg Myers, and Hunter Hunted.

 

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