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Party Time SXSW Style – 7 Must-attend parties at SXSW 2011

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The people, the panels, THE PARTIES! At SXSW the action keeps going long after the panels and other official activities end.  Parties, both official and unoffical, are a big party of the overall experience. Granted, I’m a SXSW newbie so I’m flying a little blind here, but these are the parties I’m most looking forward to attending/sneaking into/crashing:

 

Friday:

#140conf SXSW Cocktail Party

Catch up with the #140conf Community while you are at SXSW. Jeff Pulver is holding a Texas style cocktail party Friday, March 11, from 7-9pm. The lights will be up, the music low, the energy will be high, and you can enjoy interacting in a space just right for making connections and creating lasting relationships. You deside which state is bigger, the State of NOW or the State of Texas. Hope to see you in Austin @ SXSW.

 

Saturday:

Diggnation Live Special Guests Brian Brushwood, Bad Veins & DJ Mike Relm

Join us in person for our annual Live Diggnation in Austin at SXSW (you know what that means – beer, magic and the best kind of debauchery!). Also appearing is resident magician Brian Brushwood of Scam School, Indie rock duo Bad Veins, and our favorite nerd-tastic musician, DJ Mike Relm! So if you’re in Austin for all the SXSW goodness, or you feel like road trippin’ on down, don’t miss Kevin, Alex and all your favorite Revision3 folks at Diggnation Live! Oh yeah, it’s free and as for admittance… badges? You don’t need no stinkin’ badges, just come on by!

Yeah, Mike Relm is awesome, so this should be very cool.

 

Sunday:

Three(!) must-attend events -

Chevrolet Presents: Allhat III

One of the seriously epic events at SXSW. Join Co-hosts Richard Binhammer & David Armano along with special guests for an afternoon of live music, margaritas and Austin’s finest breakfast tacos.

Townholler + Beersphere

As we all start to plan our panels and parties for SXSWi it’s time to add the TownHoller+BeerSphere Sunday afternoon gathering and group checkin at Club De Ville to your calendar.

Last year was a great time and we are hoping for more of the same this year, great people, great conversations, and great weather. So follow the updates @townholler and check out last years event to get you in the mood http://townholler.tumblr.com Hope to see you all there. Invite your friends and bring a guest. 3pm onwards…

The Crowdtap Launch Party

SXSWi’s Can’t Miss Party – The Crowdtap Launch Party at Austin’s coolest venue, The Belmont. With a huge outdoor and rooftop space in addition to the super sleek indoors, the Crowdtap Launch party will host over 1,000 people.

Guests will be continually entertained by a Crowdsourced Music Experience, Internationally Acclaimed VJ, One of NYC’s Top DJs, and several surprise performances. Plus, guests will enjoy a chocolate tap and open bar!

Monday:

Explore.org SXSW Extravaganza

Wanted: Explorers! Join explore.org for an inspired evening of music, film and truly unique experiences that you will not soon forget. Many special performances and treats for all of the senses have been expertly curated to tickle your imagination. And also, there are complimentary beverages! The party is open to all 21+ SXSW badge holders. RSVP is not required to attend unless you are not a badge holder.  To learn more about explore and watch our documentary films before attending, visit explore.org

See the World with Gowalla (Ft. Matt & Kim, w/ special guest Flostradamus)

Sorry Foursquare, we’re in Gowalla’s hometown, so this should be amazing.

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