To prep for the fest, we’ve compiled a suggested list of parties by day. You can find all parties HERE. See parties for 3/11 and 3/12. Remember: We can’t RSVP you to everything, so we’ve labeled all events that you need to DIY RSVP under “MANUAL” here. Got questions? Drop us a line and be sure to follow @RSVPster on Twitter for fest info.
What: Budweiser Beer Garage
Where: Ironwood Hall, 505 E 7th St, 11AM-8PM
Details: Join Anheuser-Busch InBev innovation leaders at the Budweiser Beer Garage for an incredibly stimulating environment of immersive digital experiences, innovation showcases, startup success stories, an exciting live startup pitch, and of course – fresh Budweiser!
RSVP Details: OPEN TO INVITEES AND BADGEHOLDERS (Saturday, March 12th 1:30PM – 8PM, Sunday, March 13th 11AM – 8PM, Monday, March 14th 11AM – 8PM)
What: German Haus (March 12-16)
Where: German Haus at Lucille, 77 Rainey St, 9:30am – 2:00am.
Details: Pack your rucksack and feel our modern homeland’s zeitgeist at the German Haus. If a biergarten is on your mind, have no fear! We sure wouldn’t open up the German Haus if there wasn’t some tasty beer, bratwurst, and most importantly direct & creative thinking involved. You are guaranteed to find lively discussions, panels, networking opportunities, parties, or showcases accentuating the latest of German talent.
RSVP (NOTE: BADGES only, must RSVP yourself to this event if you’d like to attend)
What: Refinery29 School Of Self Expression Presented by Neiman Marcus (March 12 and 13)
Where: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Details: Refinery29’s School Of Self-Expression is an immersive classroom — and visual playground — where creativity, technology, and style collide. Explore expert-led classes, interactive art installations, and the newest tech fueling expression today.
RSVP + full schedule
What: 4th Annual ff Massive 2016
Where: Empire Control Room & Garage, 606 E 7th St, 1PM-6PM
Details: During the day, we’ll be hosting discussions around tech and startups with some of the best in the industry. Plus interactive installations, a tech fair, networking, food, drinks, and more. Come night time, we’re turning up the volume with more mingling and performances by Just Blaze, Key N Krates, Lucky Chops, Goldfish and Louis the Child, to name a few.
What: Brooklyn Defender Arcade
Where: Waller Creek Pub, 603 Sabine Street, 2PM-6PM
Details: Head to Waller Creek Pub on Sunday, March 13 from 2-6 PM for a celebration of the Defender and a break from the madness of the fest. There’s no better way to recharge than plenty of beer (and if you arrive during the first hour, it’s free). The Brooklyn Brewery is packing the pub with vintage arcade games, and we’ll have Brooklyn Lager, Pilsner, and the hero, Defender IPA to fuel your long-dormant video game rivalries. Austin artists will be on hand to create joyful art in front of your very eyes. Fancy a super-hero caricature of yourself? The Brooklyn Brewery has you covered. They will also be joined by Jeremy Buzek of Ten Pixels Tall playing chiptune music on an array of Gameboys, which you really have to see to believe.
What: Funny or Die Day + Night Events
Where: Scoot Inn, 1308 E 4th Street, 2PM
Details: 2PM: JUNCTION HANGOUT, Free Shake Shack, games, more. 7:00PM: THE SUPER SERIOUS SHOW
WITH BARON VAUGHN, RORY SCOVEL, JAY LARSON, JOE PERA, BARRY ROTHBART, SAM JAM 9:00PM: FUNNY OR DIE PARTY
SWELL PRESENTS PENGUIN PRISON FOLLOWED BY ALSION WONDERLAND
RSVP: NO RSVP, badge event
What: Austin Town Hall and Side One Track One Party
Where: Hotel Vegas, 1500 E 6th St, 3PM
Details: Austin Town Hall and Side One Track One Party Showdown witj Lochness Mobsters, Shivery Shakes, Plantation Band, Rose Sélavy, Young Girls, Tres Oui, Summer Salt, Big Bill, Spook School, Sweet Talk, Slow, Dreamboat (Hotel Vegas stage); Moving Panoramas, BUHU, Otis the Destroyer, Lowin, SHMU, Basketball Shorts, Pollen RX, Ultraviolet, Emily Wolfe, PT Banks, Harvest Thieves, Blue Healer, Rain Collectors (Volstead stage)
What: Open Bar Happy Hour with Janrain & SBWeb (March 13, 14, 15)
Where: Coyote Ugly, 501A E 6th St, 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Details: Join Janrain at Coyote Ugly March 13, 14, and 15 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM to learn more about what identity-driven marketing means for your business.
What: Smash the Jar Showcase
Where: Javelina, 69 Rainey St, 5:30PM
Details: Lineup includes Riders Against the Storm, Night Drive, Ggoolldd, Ghostbunny, Serafia, Darkbird, Strange Fiction
What: Barbarian Group Presents – Peak Joy
Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River St, 6PM
Details/Lineup: We’ve been observing the ebb and flow of Joy at SXSW Interactive for nearly 10 years, and have identified March 13, 2016 at The Mohawk as the optimal time and place for Peak Joy with The Barbarian Group, Percolate, and SocialCode. Join us in on the floor at one of the only free concerts that does not require a badge for doors at 6 pm on Sunday, March 13! 11 pm: Peanut Butter Wolf, 10:20 pm: Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, 9:20 pm: Oberhofer, 8:20 pm: Declan McKenna, 7:20 pm: Bayonne, 6:30 pm: KB Jones + The Kontraband. INSIDE STAGE: 12 am -1:30 am: Orthy, 11 pm: Chris Rose, 9:30 pm: Matthew Dear, 8 pm: Weans, 6:30 pm: Talambas
RSVP: NO RSVP, NO BADGES NEEDED
What: Mashable MashBash Party
Where: The Main, 610 E 6th St, 9PM
Details: Drink, dance and take a glimpse into the future of the internet with Mashable.
RSVP (NOTE: this event requires a badge)
What: Milkshakes & Memes: Exploring the Social Object
Where: WeWork ATX, 600 Congress Ave, 11PM
Details: Join attention, BuzzFeed Food, and SPLURT at WeWork as we celebrate the power of the social object and meme culture. We’ve brought our friends from BlackTapNYC all the way out to Austin to create milkshakes
to fuel the late night festivities. With special surprises from Sourced Craft Cocktails and Maggie Louise Confection.
RSVP (NOTE: Waitlisted)