Festival season is about to pop-off down in Austin, Texas. SXSW’s 10 day spread of conferences, art, film, and music commences this Friday, March 9th, and goes until the 18th. Naturally, any confluence of American bodies necessitates an equally diverse array of festivities.
Therefore, here are your top 20 bashes (organized by day)—indulge at will!
Friday, March 9th
Where: The Parish, 214 East 6th Street
The Rub: 4th installment of this yearly tech party—techie goodness!
Where: The Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street
The Rub: Live-band karaoke shenanigans unfolding all night
COME PLAY with Alienware & Dailymotion
When: 10pm- 2am
Where: Copa, 217 Congress Ave
The Rub: Open bar, interactive digital graffiti wall, and live tunes from Gemini Club
GuideHop SXSWi Party
Where: Jackalope, 404 E. Sixth St.
The Rub: Free booze happening from 9pm-11pm—sauced at no cost!
Startup Weekend, Zaarly & Twilio SXSWi Party
Where: Kingdom, 103 E. 5th St. (Suite B)
The Rub: The “whos who” of the start-up world host this bash with free hooch and music provided by DJ Christian Barbuto and DJ Remmington Steele.
Saturday, March 10th
AMODA Digital Showcase + Laptop Battle
When: 8pm-1:55 am
Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River
The Rub: A tech-savvy light show/ 8 man DJ tournament
Waggener Edstrom Party
Where: Malverde, 400B W 2nd St.
The Rub: Party for a cause to the live tunes of Quiet Company! Donations go to the “Make-A-Wish Foundation”.
Copyblogger Media Presents: The Computer Blue Party
When: 8pm (Happy Hour 8:30-9:30)
Where: The Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St
The Rub: 80’s tunes (courtesy of Brian Clark) and free booze during happy hour
Girl+Guy Party SXSW 2012
When: 6pm- 2am
Where: Stubb’s BBQ, 801 Red River
The Rub: The exclusive unveiling of Sam Adams new brew “B’austin”, as well as appearances from Guy Kawasaki and the girls of Kirtsy.
Sunday, March 11th
FLUENT Party Rock
Where: Maria Maria La Cantina Patio, 415 Colorado Street (Austin, TX)
The Rub: Fiesta includes live performances by Mobb Deep and DJ Mikey Millions
SapientNitro SXSW 2012 Party
Where: Roial, 120 W 5th St.
The Rub: Free booze, plus tunes courtesy of DJ Spider
Mashable House 2012
Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th St.
The Rub: Mashable hosts a righteous bash rife with networking potential and quality music
Yelp's Interactive Event & Mobile Lounge Launch
Where: Violet Crown Social Club, 1111 E. Sixth St.
The Rub: Yelp hosts a party for all interactive enthusiasts, with a booze line-up featuring local brewer Independence Brewery and Maker’s Mark.
SoundTracking, StumbleUpon, and Popdust Present: The Blowout with Flosstradamus & J. Boogie
Where: The Beauty Bar, 617 East 7th Street
The Rub: Open bar and tunes via Flosstradamus & J. Boogie
Zagat presents: Beer-tails, Bites & Blues
Where: Clive Bar, 609 Davis St.
The Rub: Zagat’s tossing out some tasty morsels, festive brew, and quality tunes—make it happen!
Monday, March 12th
ServerBeach Geeky Beach Party
Where: Roial, 120 W 5th st
The Rub: Geek beach fest with free sauce—brush up on the klingon!
Zya Launch Party Presnted by Intel AppUp
Where: Six Lounge, 117 W. 4th St.
The Rub: Celebrate the launch of Zya with drinks and celeb DJ’s
Brisk Bodega Cantina
Where: Molotov Lounge, 719 W Sixth St
The Rub: Star Wars themed art work, complimentary Brisk cocktails, and the sweet sounds of Just Blaze
Tuesday, March 13th
The Interactive Closing Party Presented by (mt) Media Temple
When: 8:30pm- 2am
Where: Stubb’s, 801 Red River St
The Rub: Drinks and performances by Kasabian and Mike Snow
EFF MASHUP PARTY: Music+Tech+Policy Makers Unite
Where: Six Lounge, 117 W. 4th St.
The Rub: The sounds of Hank Shocklee, Dan Friel, and more. Join the cause, defend freedom in the digital world!
If this isn't enough partying for you (you animal!), check out the full list here. Rage on!