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Friday, March 13
 

4:00pm CDT

Hulu Happy Hour
Join us for food, fun and free alcohol!

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Friday March 13, 2015 4:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Textile

4:30pm CDT

MVPindex HAPPY HOUR
Join us at the MVPindex Sports Lounge to engage with a platform that measures the real-time digital brand value of more than 25,000 athletes, teams and leagues and learn how top athletes and brands can utilize social media. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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Friday March 13, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Four Seasons Stone's Crossing

5:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Happy Hour Hosted by the Montana & Wyoming Film Commissions
Be it the authentic feel of “Django Unchained” or gritty look of “Nebraska,” Montana and Wyoming deliver on the big screen. Join Film Commissioners Deny Staggs of Montana and Colin Stricklin of Wyoming for conversation and refreshments. Just a litlte Rocky Mountain hospitality deep in the heart of Texas.

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Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Stephen F's Bar

6:00pm CDT

6:30pm CDT

SXsports Kick-Off Reception Presented by Octagon
Join fellow SXsports enthusiasts and Octagon for the SXsports Kick-Off Reception! Food, drink, fun and games await.

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Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Half Step

8:00pm CDT

Dailymotion Burger Cookout
Free burgers and beer for SXSW badge holders.

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Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Bungalow

9:00pm CDT

Maker Studios Presents: SUPERFIGHT BY NIGHT
Maker brings the card game of absurd arguments and hilarious battles from Skybound Entertainment to SXSW for a first-of-its-kind event featuring the creators of “The Walking Dead.” Music by DJs Amy Pham, A.G. Cook and Sophie. Don’t miss cocktails, giveaways and a SUPERFIGHT BY NIGHT.

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Friday March 13, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am CDT
Holy Mountain

10:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Opening Party Presented by WGN America’s SALEM
WGN America presents a ‘witches playground’ at SXSW’s Film Opening Party, celebrating the innovative festival and season two of the national cable network’s provocative, supernatural thriller, “Salem.”  Serving as the official opening festivity of SXSW Film, the event will be held at the historically haunted Speakeasy on the Avenue, Friday, March 13, beginning at 10 p.m.  The “Salem” at SXSW celebration will be an unforgettable experience, with soothsayers, levitating enchantresses, apothecaries, and “Salem” stars.

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Friday March 13, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am CDT
Speakeasy
 
Saturday, March 14
 

12:00am CDT

SXSW Film Late Night Saloon
Wanting to unwind after hitting the nightly parties or spending the day in the theaters? Swing back by the InterContinental Bar to check in on the action.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am CDT
Stephen F's Bar

4:00pm CDT

Dailymotion presents HollyShorts Happy Hour
Free drinks and short filmmaker meet and greet.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Bungalow

4:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Texas Reception
SXSW is awesome. You are awesome. TXAFC wants to show you how awesome Texas can be. Come network over food, drinks and fine Texas hospitality. *SXSW Filmmaker, Film Panelist or Gaming Panelist Badge Required*

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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Scholz Garten

4:30pm CDT

MVPindex HAPPY HOUR
Join us at the MVPindex Sports Lounge to engage with a platform that measures the real-time digital brand value of more than 25,000 athletes, teams and leagues and learn how top athletes and brands can utilize social media. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Four Seasons Stone's Crossing

5:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Happy Hour Hosted by Blackmagic Design
Conveniently located directly next door to the Paramount Theare, these nightly happy hours are the perfect place to meet up with friends for a drink before the night gets crazy!

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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Stephen F's Bar

6:00pm CDT

6:30pm CDT

MOFILM Awards
Experience killer creative content at MOFILM’s Industry mixer.  Hosted by actor/director John Slattery, MOFILM’s legendary hospitality, with free beer & BBQ, will stimulate and sate all appetites. A must attend for filmmakers and industry leaders.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Palm Door on Sixth

6:30pm CDT

SXgood Kickoff Party
Come together to celebrate the #SXgood programming at this year’s SXSW by joining partners & supporters for the kickoff party. Mix & mingle with attendees from a range of fields, including social innovation, impact design & cause issues. Meet representatives from various organizations including United Nations Foundation, Beaconfire, +Social Good and Wonderloop. Event entertainment will be provided by Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
ACC Room 8BC

7:00pm CDT

SXSW Film + Interactive Fusion Party presented by Syfy & Philips
Experience entertainment in an immersive new way! Get an exclusive look at Syfy’s highly anticipated drama The Expanse, set to a “lighting track” that matches the action on screen with Philips Hue bulbs’ connected lighting experience.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Highland

8:00pm CDT

Dailymotion presents CraveOnline Music Showcase with Marian Hill, Max Frost, and Questlove
CraveOnline brings their live music series CraveOnstage to Bungalow.
11pm -- Questlove
10-10:45pm -- Max Frost
9-9:45pm -- Marian Hill

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Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am CDT
Bungalow

9:00pm CDT

SXsports UFC Viewing Party
UFC hosts an exciting night out at SXsports with an exclusive live event viewing party. Watch Women’s Strawweight champ Carla Esparza and Men’s Lightweight Champ Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defend their titles. Welcome to the Show! Drinks are on us.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00am CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Liberty Tavern
 
Sunday, March 15
 

12:00am CDT

SXSW Film Late Night Saloon
Wanting to unwind after hitting the nightly parties or spending the day in the theaters? Swing back by the InterContinental Bar to check in on the action.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am CDT
Stephen F's Bar

12:00pm CDT

The Spotify House
The House is back for another week of stellar live music and good vibes. Drop in for incredible performances by new artists, pedal-pushing workouts from the SoulCycle crew, and a feast of Austin eats.
Check out our full lineup at http://spotifyhouse.com/

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Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Spotify House

12:00pm CDT

SXsports Selection Sunday Celebration presented by Turner Sports
Join Turner Sports on Selection Sunday for the unveiling of the 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket. Watch championship action all day and catch the reveal of the bracket live at 5 p.m. Join Rick Fox for on-site analysis with host Matt Winer and Damaris Lewis reporting. Guests will receive expert advice while making their picks and have an opportunity to demo March Madness Live products.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Champions

1:00pm CDT

Dailymotion presents Formula Drift Autograph Session
Meet Formula Drift driver and Texas’s own Nate Hamilton at the Dailymotion House. Nate will be signing autographs and Formula Drift swag will be given away. Also, get your picture taken in front of a real Formula Drift car.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Bungalow

3:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Shorts Filmmaker Happy Hour
A happy hour dedicated to all the Shorts filmmakers!

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Sunday March 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Stephen F's Bar

5:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Happy Hour Hosted By the Oklahoma & North Carolina Film Offices
Join the Oklahoma Film + Music Office and the North Carolina Film Office for an official SXSW Filmmaker Happy Hour! Revel in the chance to mix and mingle with the film industry’s finest while discovering locations and filmmaking opportunities from the Midwest to the East Coast. From the wide open spaces of Oklahoma to the coastal plains of North Carolina, come celebrate SXSW with us!  Open bar, scan to win opportunities and live music by Oklahoma artist Allie Lauren.  
 
Locations & crew matter and we’ve got both in North Carolina.  Want proof? Check out NC-filmed & SXSW selection “One&Two.”  Learn more at filmNC.com.
 
Oklahoma features the 4th best film incentives program in the US –35% percent on qualifying expenditures and up to 37% for music. Learn more at OKFilmMusic.org.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Stephen F's Bar

5:30pm CDT

Inventing to Nowhere Documentary Watch Party
Inventing to Nowhere follows the story of two inventors encountering patent legislation that threatens their business. Join us for a watch party with free food, drinks, and a Q&A with key players from the debate and be sure to check out: http://savetheinventor.com/SXSW

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Sunday March 15, 2015 5:30pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:00am CDT
Driskill Hotel

6:00pm CDT

UT RTF Mixer
The UT Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film invites alumni, graduate students, and friends to their annual SXSW reunion to celebrate this year’s films. Beers, wine, margaritas, and appetizers will be served. Co-hosted by Louis Black, RTF alumnus and Co-Founder of SXSW Film Festival. More details about RTF-related films and the mixer can be found here: http://rtf.utexas.edu/news/longhorns-sxsw-2015

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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Tamale House East

7:00pm CDT

DIRECTV Exclusive Digital Bash
Don’t miss the DIRECTV Digital Bash! Indie band Cults from New York are set to perform an exclusive set at Vuka Austin. Enjoy premium cocktails, a lounge space, and pop music that you’ll be singing through the rest of the convention. Remember to join us by day between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to receive VIP Premium Access into the concert. Don’t miss out! RSVP HERE: DIRECTV at SXSW
#SXSW #TransformTV

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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
VUKA

8:00pm CDT

SXsports Overtime Party
Celebrate the last few hours of SXsports at the Overtime Party. Meet sports executives and fans while enjoying complimentary beverages at one of Rainey Street’s most popular bars, Clive. Close out the second year of SXsports with a bang!

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Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Clive Bar

8:00pm CDT

Animal Planet's Next Cat Star Party
Animal Planet & AT&T are on the search to find America’s Next Cat Star. COME TO THE PURRRRTY on Sunday, March 15th at Cedar Street Courtyard where the finalists will be revealed… giving party goers the first chance to vote for America’s Next Cat Star while dancing the night away with Austin’s favorite 80’s band, The Spazmatics #SxCATSTAR.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am CDT
Cedar Street Courtyard

8:00pm CDT

Dailymotion presents Boiler Room and PC Music
Boiler Room DJ Showcase set times:
9:00-9:45 - Spinee 
9:45-10:30 - Finn Diesel 

10:30 -11:15 - Maxo 
11:15-12:00 - A. G. Cook 

12:00-12:45 - QT 
12:45-1:30 - GFOTY 
1:30-END – Spinee 

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Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am CDT
Bungalow

10:00pm CDT

Fox Spy Screening After Party
Fullscreen invites you to the SX-"Spy" experience as we celebrate the premiere of Fox's new movie with top-secret celebrity guests, filmmakers, and special guest DJ, Questlove. Admission not guaranteed.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am CDT
The Market
 
Monday, March 16
 

12:00am CDT

SXSW Film Late Night Saloon
Wanting to unwind after hitting the nightly parties or spending the day in the theaters? Swing back by the InterContinental Bar to check in on the action.

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Monday March 16, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am CDT
Stephen F's Bar

11:00am CDT

Be DC Showcase at the We DC House
Stop by the We DC House to learn how you can “Be DC” from some of the top business resources found in the nation’s capital. Tech startup? Come learn about DC’s top incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, and angel firms. Filmmaker? The DC Film Office is ready to get you into the nation’s capital! Food and drinks provided.

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Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Crave Restaurant

12:00pm CDT

The Spotify House
The House is back for another week of stellar live music and good vibes. Drop in for incredible performances by new artists, pedal-pushing workouts from the SoulCycle crew, and a feast of Austin eats.
Check out our full lineup at http://spotifyhouse.com/

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Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Spotify House

4:00pm CDT

The Art of the Internet Happy Hour
Onward Internet Happy Hour at SXSW. Join us as we celebrate the Internet with the creation of art inspired by it.

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Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Half Step

5:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Happy Hour Hosted by The Guilds
Conveniently located directly next door to the Paramount Theare, these nightly happy hours are the perfect place to meet up with friends for a drink before the night gets crazy!

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Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Stephen F's Bar

5:30pm CDT

Sneakerheadz SXSW Premiere Party presented by AT&T
Join the filmmakers and sneakerheads at the Sneakerheadz SXSW Premiere Party presented by AT&T. Enjoy BBQ and beverages while checking out the Sneakerheadz Exhibit leading up to the 9pm premiere of Sneakerheadz at the Vimeo Theatre.

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Monday March 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Wanderlust

6:00pm CDT

Deluxe Creative Services Celebrates Digital Creativity
Encore, Method, Company 3 and Beast are coming together to host a cocktail reception and celebrate digital creativity at SXSW. Please join us, and raise a glass to honor this year’s festival films.

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Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:00am CDT
Four Seasons

6:30pm CDT

The Tumblr Fuck Yeah Party sponsored by Entourage
Tumblr will host its annual SXSW FUCK YEAH Party sponsored by Entourage, an epic bash with a stellar music lineup at the beloved Mohawk venue. Open to the public and badge holders, no cover

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Monday March 16, 2015 6:30pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00am CDT
Mohawk

7:00pm CDT

XPRIZE and Blue State Digital Host the Social Good Hub Opening Party
Come celebrate the LAST NIGHT ON EARTH with XPRIZE and Blue State Digital before humanity blasts off to inhabit the Moon. With the help of RavenChase Adventures and Contest Factory, we will put your mind to the test to see if you have what it takes to secure a seat on the shuttle #ToTheMoon.
RSVP: lastnightonearth.eventbrite.com

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Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Trinity Hall

7:30pm CDT

Creative Belfast at SXSW
Creative Belfast presents Northern Ireland at SXSW. Belfast City Council's creative industries strategy, Creative Belfast, is designed to support those working in Northern Ireland’s creative sector to achieve their true economic and creative potential.
Join some of NI’s most exciting artists and digital companies at the British Music Embassy (Latitude 30), which will include performances from The Lost Brothers (@thelostbrothers, fresh from a US tour with the Oscar winning songwriter Glen Hansard), More Than Conquerors @mtcofficial, Belfast punk legends Protex and recent CMJ showcasing artists Go Wolf @lovegowolf and a special guest. All SXSW badges & wristbands welcome.
http://www.thebritishmusicembassy.com/

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Monday March 16, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Latitude 30

8:00pm CDT

The Most Graphic Launch Party You'll Ever Attend
Celebrate the launch of StockUnlimited with a graphic evening of drinks, food, music and fun. Have your portrait drawn by our on-site creative artists and mingle with creatives of all stripes, shapes and shades.

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Monday March 16, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hangar Lounge

8:00pm CDT

We DC Party
Meet Washington, DC at SXSW during the We DC Party. Meet and mingle with DC entrepreneurs, artists, officials, business leaders, music enthusiasts, and filmmakers to learn why they love doing what they love in the nation’s capital. Delicious beverages plus tasty treats will be served.

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Monday March 16, 2015 8:00pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am CDT
Crave Restaurant
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

12:00am CDT

SXSW Film Late Night Saloon
Wanting to unwind after hitting the nightly parties or spending the day in the theaters? Swing back by the InterContinental Bar to check in on the action.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am CDT
Stephen F's Bar

12:00pm CDT

JAPAN DAY @SXSW 2015
Celebrate Japan Day with free sushi, sake and live Japanese pop music! Discover new start-ups, new internet radio service, ioT furniture, meet the creative technologist, women entrepreneurs and more! www.japan-day.com

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Highland

12:00pm CDT

The Spotify House
The House is back for another week of stellar live music and good vibes. Drop in for incredible performances by new artists, pedal-pushing workouts from the SoulCycle crew, and a feast of Austin eats.
Check out our full lineup at http://spotifyhouse.com/

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Spotify House

4:00pm CDT

Block Party
Based on a classic “pub crawl” model, the Block Party gives registrants the opportunity to move between participating exhibitors who will be serving complimentary refreshments and beverages. To add to the fun, each Block Party exhibitor will be a part of our simple “stamp collecting competition, in which registrants visit each booth to be entered in a raffle to win great prizes, including a platinum badge for SXSW 2016.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Exhibit Hall 3/4

4:00pm CDT

BreakOut West Interactive Party
BreakOut West party for Interactive, Film, and Music badges featuring bands from Western Canada.
4:15pm Megan Lane
5:00pm Samantha Savage Smith
5:45pm Mise en Scene
6:30pm Yukon Blonde

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
The Majestic

4:30pm CDT

SXAméricas Opening Party presented by Chile Suena
Come and join us at the first official event hosted by Chile and promoted by the National Council for Promotion of Music.
You will meet all the Chilean delegation conformed by Ricardo Lira, Executive Secretary for the National Council for the Promotion of Music; Consuelo Cortez, Juno; Oliver Knust, Discos Río Bueno/IMI Chile; Marcelo Godoy, Discos Tue Tue; Daniel Endrei, Kli Records; Gabriela Retamal, La Tienda Nacional; Juan Ignacio Aguirre-Perocarpi, Nuku Te Mangó; Carla Arias, Quemasucabeza; Jorge Campos, El Templo Rekords; Javiera Tapia, Journalist from POTQ.
And also you will see live music from the far south of América!
Live:
• Adelaida
• Marineros
• Pía Zapata
• Safari
• La Guacha

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Brush Square Park

5:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Awards Reception
Access Film Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Stephen F's Bar

6:30pm CDT

Happy Hour: presented by Purpose
Join us at the SXSW Social Good Hub for Drinks with Purpose.
Purpose is a revolutionary social business that builds movements driven by people and enabled by technology. Our work includes founding, incubating, and partnering with others to create groundbreaking organizations that use mass participation to tackle complex global challenges – from climate change and LGBT rights to poverty and the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Our Webby, Fast Company Innovation by Design (and other) award-winning work changes public narratives, amplifies media coverage, influences powerbrokers, and moves both supporters and advocates to action.
This event is part of the Social Good Hub Program, learn more at http://sxsw.com/sxgood.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Trinity Hall

7:45pm CDT

THIS IS OZ – Feat. GusGus, George Maple & Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set)
Calling all creators. Sneak preview of OZ. The global stage offering creators the chance to make a living from day one. From singers to film producers, your channel, your fans, your rules.
More at https://www.oz.com/sxsw.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:45pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:30am CDT
Palm Door on Sixth

8:00pm CDT

Social Good Hub Afterparty hosted by Global Citizen
Celebrate an amazing Social Good Hub with Global Citizen as we paint it black – black light that is. Explore trippy black light art installations and create your own designs – on yourself, your fellow partygoers, and interactive art walls. Art-ready tees and neon markers provided so you can express yourself, all while listening to some very special musical guests.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Trinity Hall

10:00pm CDT

SXSW Film Intermission Party presented by UnREAL
This not-to-miss event officially celebrates the mid-point of the festival and it’s a great opportunity to mingle with the cast of Lifetime’s new scripted series. It’s about to get UnREAL at SXSW!

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 10:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 1:00am CDT
Four Seasons
 
Wednesday, March 18
 

12:00am CDT

SXSW Film Late Night Saloon
Wanting to unwind after hitting the nightly parties or spending the day in the theaters? Swing back by the InterContinental Bar to check in on the action.

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Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am CDT
Stephen F's Bar