Saint Laurent F/W 2014, Paris Fashion Week
A lot of people seem to be down this week/morning, so here’s a picture of a baby Musk Ox to brighten your day.
Free SXSW Party Highlights: Saturday, March 8
Yeah, the weather sucks today, but don’t let that stop you from making the most of your Saturday. Have fun out there, kiddos, and keep checking back here and on Twitter throughout the week for more recommendations!
Note: Several of these parties do require RSVPs, and while some of the guest lists have already closed, a few are still open. Also: “RSVP required” = events that we expect to be pretty strict about checking the list. “RSVP requested” = parties that we think are more likely to be flexible about letting people in even if they didn’t RSVP. Cheers!
11am–5pm • PetRelocation, 612 Brazos St. • RSVP requested; now closed
If you’ve ever thought, “You know what SXSW is missing? Puppies!” — then this is the party for you. There will also be free refreshments, a raffle and some other fun stuff, but you’re really there to play with puppies so whatever else happens is kind of a bonus. If you need any further motivation, check out the #PuppyHour hashtag.
Noon–8pm • Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422 Congress Ave. • RSVP requested; closed for today but still open for tomorrow
Free food and drinks, plus guest speakers and demos of Aereo’s streaming TV service.
The Lawn Lounge @ Hotel Ella
4-7:30pm • 1900 Rio Grande • RSVP requested; still open
Free Deep Eddy cocktails, food, and music.
#UseMeLeaveMe + Adobe Saturday Happy Hour
4–8pm • Digital Campground, 1206 W. 4th St. • RSVP requested; still open
Music, drinks sponsored by Atwater Brewery, Roppolo’s Pizzeria truck.
Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. IV.
5–8pm • The Palm Door, 401 Sabine St. • RSVP required; still open
Chill happy hour party with free drinks and food. We like this one.
Tumblr Presents Fuck Yeah: The Sequel
5:30pm–2am • Mohawk, 912 Red River St. • RSVP required; still open
Music by Joywave, No Age, Chain Gang of 1974, Ratking, and others. Get there early for this one – should be pretty crowded.
The Best Little Magazine Party in Texas
6–9pm • Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto • RSVP requested; still open
“An evening of cold beer, hot queso, BBQ, country music, and high-quality SXSW schmooze.” Sold!
Kiip Never Sleeps SXSW 2014
7–10pm • The Madison, 307 W 5th St. • RSVP required; now closed
Free drinks and a performance by Biz Markie.
8pm • Hackney House, 8th & Congress • RSVP required; still open
Free drinks / assorted cat-related activities and propaganda. Only a few tickets left.
Lunar Kaleidoscope: A Midnight Garden Party
8:30pm til late • CTC House & Gardens, 1102 E. Cesar Chavez • RSVP required; now closed
Boasting the best SX party name so far, this eastside bash features music by The Jane Doze, Black Violin, Sean Glass, and Brendan Fallis. It’s also sponsored by Dos Equis, Wine Awesomeness, and Deep Eddy Vodka, so we’re guessing there will be some free drinks in the mix as well.
Casa de Applauze: Austin Rock City
10pm • Location TBA • RSVP required; still open
Invite-only party at a secret location, with free booze, snacks, a silent disco, and music by Strange Talk, Black Pistol Fire, Cathedrals, and surprise guests. Sign up via the Applauze and Band of the Day smartphone apps for a chance to get an invite.