SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can’t Miss This Week in Austin

Originally posted on Variety:

In the not-too-distant past, SXSW was a festival for the techies and their start-ups and weird local bands. Now it’s a weeklong getaway for comedians and Hollywood celebrities. These A-listers have descended on Austin en masse and taken the festival mainstream. Here are the parties, events and panels to check out, but remember: pace yourself.

Friday, March 7th

Film Opening Party Presented by A+E Networks
Where: Buffalo Billiards
Who’s expected: A+E, Lifetime, and History channel fans
Why you don’t want to miss it: One of the first SXSW parties to serve free drinks and hors d’oeuvres, but more importantly, the best place to debate whether A&E’s “Bates Motel” will ever be as good as “Psycho.”

How Twitter Humorists Landed Sweet Real-World Gigs
Where: Austin Convention Center
When: 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Who’s expected: The funny people of Twitter
Why you don’t want to miss it: This panel includes Megan Amran, who…

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