Weekend Itinerary: March 12-17

The Weekend Itinerary is here! For March 12-17, Citygram recommends:

Thurs. Mar. 12

Austin Film Society Presents the Texas Party

Join Austin Film Society at the Texas Party, the official after party for the Texas Film Awards. Celebrate the achievements of AFS Artistic Director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, and witness Texas Film Hall of Fame inductees Tommy Lee Jones, Luke Wilson, Bonnie Curtis, as well as the cast and crew of Boyhood, including Patricia Arquette. There will also be DJ sets, a live social media wall, a silent auction, and a Kendra Scott Jewelry pull.


• Austin Studios 1901 East 51st Street. Austin, TX 78723
Get tickets here
• 9:30pm-1am



Rodeo Austin


In case you need to tear away from SXSW and get a taste of a very traditional Texas event, look no further than Rodeo Austin. Staying true to the official sport of Texas, there will not only be a rodeo, but also a fair, a stock show, special events, and live music including artists like Willie Nelson, Beach Boys, and the Eli Young Band.
• 9100 Decker Lane. Austin, TX 78724
• 10am-12am
Tickets available here.

The First French Bistro

For an alternative to the lines, food and wine lovers should check out The First French Bistro, featuring Michelin-starred Chef Gérard Bossé and Angers Chef Rémi Fournier. Austin forager Valerie Broussard is working with them locally to source the best ingredients in Austin for their premiere pop-up at the French Ligation museum all throughout SXSW
• French Ligation Museum, 802 San Marcos St
Make reservations here

Sat. Mar. 13

ATX Food Crawl

Free with RSVP

The ATX Food Crawl kicks off its 3rd year this Saturday, and it’s a great way to discover and try the best restaurants and food trucks in the city. Taking place March 13-18, the crawl will be scavenger hunt style, and all you have to do is RSVP to see the secret menu that will guide you through the places to visit. Tag your food pics with #ATXfoodcrawl and include the restaurant’s handle to be entered for a chance to win prizes. This is an unofficial SXSW event, so it’s open to non-badge holders.

• JW Marriott
• 10am-11am
More information here

Tues. Mar. 17

Austin St. Patrick’s Day


Kick the green beer and leprechauns to the side for a taste of authentic Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day at Austin’s premier Irish festival. Enjoy the day while listening to music, experiencing some traditional Irish dancers, and tasting a menu of Fish n’ Chips, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Guinness on tap.
• Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 North Mopac. Austin, TX 78759
• 3pm-9pm
Tickets available here.


Top 14 Free Parties and Events for SXSW

Whether you have a badge or not, these are the events and parties you need to add to your list for this year’s SXSW.
See the full list here

Photo Credits: austin.com


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