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Friday, March 13
 

4:00pm

Deloitte Happy Hour at the Registrants Lounge
Stop by the SXSW Registrants Lounge for some free drinks and apps with Deloitte during their Happy Hour. sxsw.deloitte.com

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Friday March 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registrants Lounge Neches and 4th St

5:00pm

Decoded Fashion Kickoff Mixer
Our global networking series lands in Austin, join us for a cocktail to kick off SXSW in
Decoded Fashion style.

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Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
JW Marriott Room 213 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

Upload/Download Party
Kick off SXSW with Endurance International Group! Join us for an Upload/Download happy hour featuring new mobile products that will help kick start your small business. Come for drinks, food, product demos, great swag and a night of fun!

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Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Majestic 419-B E 6th St

6:30pm

John Mackey Kicks Off dProgram SXSW Launch Party
Kickoff Interactive 2015 with exclusive event: John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market presents Conscious Capitalism. Celebrate the launch of dProgram SXSW with a party on Austin's famous 6th Street. Register http://dprogram.org

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Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00am
Parish 214C E 6th St

7:00pm

Google Cardboard Party at Google Fiber Space
Join Google Cardboard for food, drink, and some fun virtual reality experiences. We also have the Birdly simulator ready for you to take flight over San Francisco. Come on by the Google Fiber Space, and take home your very own Google Cardboard.

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Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St

8:00pm

SXSW Interactive Opening Party Presented by Dyn
The party to start them all, the infamous SXSW Interactive Opening Party is a not-to-miss event and the ideal way to get into the SXSW groove. Join us up on the Pool Terrace at the JW!

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Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
JW Marriott 110 E 2nd St

8:00pm

SXSW Adventures on the Edge by Deloitte
Come grab a cocktail, see the latest in digital, and listen to music featuring: The Cathedrals, Buffalo Sunn, The Tontons, and DJ Sean Majors.

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Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00am
Maggie Mae's Rooftop 323 E 6th St

8:00pm

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Launch Party
Join us at Empire Control Room & Garage Friday, March 13th to celebrate the launch of our violent little baby, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.
Watch it live on www.twitch.tv/devolverdigital

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Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00am
Empire Control Room 606 E 7th St
 
Saturday, March 14
 

9:00am

Pi Day of the Century with Wolfram
Celebrate "Super Pi Moment" - it happens only once every century - this year, on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53am. Join Wolfram for the countdown, FREE Pi(e), contests, and a special "selfie station" to capture the moment.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
East Tent, Brush Square Park Neches and 5th St

9:00am

TechBreakfast Spectacular 2015
TechBreakfast on steroids. 25 demos, 15 Kiosks, and 1,000+ attendees coming to see cool new demos and interactive demos from companies all over the world.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 1:30pm
Crave Restaurant 340 E 2nd St

12:00pm

Drupal Drop In
This event is open to anyone currently using or interested in Drupal. You can look forward to live music, great food & drink and networking with top innovators that are using Drupal to transform their business.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Maggie Mae's Rooftop 323 E 6th St

4:00pm

Jash Happy Hour
Brooklyn meets Austin at the JASH Happy Hour featuring live performances from Reggie Watts and friends Kurt Braunohler & Wyatt Cenac. We will have cocktails and delicious food. JASH Happy Hour: the perfect kick off for your Saturday night

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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Market 319 Colorado St

5:00pm

McCombs Entrepreneurship Night - SXSW Edition
Come meet successful McCombs entrepreneurs from the Texas MBA and MSTC programs and network with Texas MBA and MSTC students and alumni, local entrepreneurs, and other SXSW attendees.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
219 West

6:00pm

International Startup Happy Hour
Come join us for well deserved drinks and apps on March 14 at 6PM at Hilton Salon H before you disappear into the night.
Design Terminal Budapest is hosting a Happy Hour with Parker Thompson, Partner at 500 Startups, Peter Halacsy, Co-Founder and CTO of Prezi, Gyula Feher, Co-Founder and CTO of Ustream and Patrick Vlaskovits, NYT bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur.
We’ll shake off a long day with a shot of Hungarian brandy and play around with some awesome new hardware including an automated brewery, remote controlled LEGO® creations and brain sensors provided by a delegation of wicked Budapest-based startups.
The International Startup Happy Hour is the official after party of the Made in Budapest panel featuring Prezi and Ustream at March 14 5-6PM at Hilton Salon K.
See you at 6pm at Hilton Salon H. Cheers!

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown H 500 E 4th St

6:00pm

Craft-Cocktail Happy Hour Presented by KitchenAid
Come enjoy free craft cocktails made with KitchenAid® appliances while you vote for the next KitchenAid® Stand Mixer color. You don’t want to miss it!

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Driskill 604 Brazos St

6:00pm

Mix at Six Presented by Aurasma
The ultimate networking mixer serves up food, drinks, business cards and lots of augmented reality fun with Aurasma!

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lanai 422 Congress Ave, Ste C

6:00pm

Urban Airship Mobile Saturday After Party
The Mobile Saturday after party combines leading edge thinking about mobile and engagement with appetizers and booze. Now that’s innovative! Please join Urban Airship and our distinguished panelists and guests.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Radisson Town Lake 111 E Cesar Chavez

6:00pm

Shake That Saas
Join Zendesk to chill out, drink up, and show us what you're workin' with.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Container Bar 90 Rainey St

8:00pm

Emergent Order hosts dProgram SXSW Wrap Party featuring The Octopus Project
We’re wrapping up dProgram SXSW with a mega mixer at The Parish on 6th street, featuring Austin’s The Octopus Project. Amazing entertainment, free drinks, big ideas. Not to be missed! Register at http://dprogram.org

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Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00am
Parish 214C E 6th St

9:00pm

Rooster Teeth Bash
Rooster Teeth takes over the Fullscreen Space with RT personalities, celeb guests, video games and more.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00am
The Market 319 Colorado St
 
Sunday, March 15
 

12:00pm

Knight Foundation’s County Fair
Come explore media innovation in a down-home setting! Enjoy snacks, drinks, interactive game & demos of new journalism and civic tech projects. Meet a community that's building solutions to the challenge of informing & engaging communities.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Palm Door on Sixth 508 E 6th St

12:00pm

The Beatport House
Celebrate the relaunch of Beatport - the home of electronic music - at the intersection of tech and music, featuring DJ sets, backyard chats with industry power players, refreshments, recharging, and more. Daily schedule: btprt.dj/sxsw.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm
606 East 3rd St 606 East 3rd St

1:30pm

The GrubHub Snack Attack
Come get your afternoon grub on and enjoy some free surprise snacks from GrubHub. Plus, swing by for the chance to win Free Lunch for a month!

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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St

4:00pm

Highball- presented by Technology & Entertainment Industry Groups & Songspace
Please join us for Highball, an official SXSW Interactive day party featuring live music and cocktails presented by Songspace and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Technology & Entertainment Industry Groups.
This is an afternoon hang featuring curated live music, cocktails, and complimentary beverages. 
INSIDE:
Our friends at Electric Western will be bringing their wildy successful Nashville rock and roll dance party to Austin, spinning a hand-selected mix of the most danceable popular and obscure 50s and 60s Rock and Roll, Doo Wop, Girl Groups, and Garage Rock. See why GQ Magazine crowned Electric Western hosts of "America's Most Stylish Party." 
OUTSIDE:
Live Music from the best up-and-coming bands of 2015. 
HOUNDMOUTH - NPR Music Artist to See at SXSW 2015 
FUTUREBIRDS - "A stunning second record" - Pitchfork 
MAGIC GIANT - Billboard Magazine 'Artist on the Verge' 
ANDREW COMBS - NPR Music Artist to See at SXSW 2015 
BOOM FOREST - "Transcendently beautiful."- Adam Duritz, Counting Crows

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Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

4:00pm

DAQRI Presents: 4D - The Future of Augmented Reality
DAQRI, the world’s leading Augmented Reality Products Company, presents “4D in the Future”- a unique SXSW event that will showcase how 4D will enhance the way we work, play, and learn. Join us for drinks, demonstrations, giveaways and more! Request an Invite at Daqri.com/sxsw

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Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - 9:00pm
The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center 700 Congress Ave

5:30pm

Ireland @ SXSW 2015
Come and celebrate with the Irish at B.D. Riley's.
Meet the delegates as Ireland @ SXSW 2015 rolls into Austin. Network with a group of amazing tech companies and enjoy some food, drinks and music.
#IrelandSXSW

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Sunday March 15, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

6:00pm

Business France International Happy Hour
Join Business France for a happy hour to meet French Tech startups and learn about the thriving tech startup ecosystem in France.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown H 500 E 4th St

6:00pm

The Hangout, sponsored by OneFifty from Time Warner Inc.
THE PLACE TO BE FOR MULTICULTURALS, BLOGGERS, INFLUENCERS, TECHIES & GENTE WITH GANAS. Join multicultural content creators and all the digital flavor that gets a party started! Featuring Engineer, Professor & DJ, Young Guru.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Crave Restaurant 340 E 2nd St

6:00pm

Innovators+SocialGood
Join us for the after-party of the third annual social innovators summit focused on bringing the best conversations around impact and social good from around the world and here in Austin.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Austin City Hall 301 W 2nd St

6:00pm

Japanese Makers & Hardware Party by DMM.make AKIBA
Kick off SXSW 2015 at DMM.make AKIBA's Party. You can communicate with Japanese Maker and enjoy performance using their Hardware and Technology they have produced. Enjoy the first night of the Trade Show!

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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Soho Lounge 217 E 6th St

7:00pm

Bonus Round Closing Party presented by Star Citizen
100 percent crowd funded, Star Citizen aims to create a living, breathing science fiction universe with unparalleled immersion... and you’re invited to follow every step of development! More than a space combat sim, more than a first person shooter and more than an MMO: Star Citizen is the First Person Universe that will allow for unlimited gameplay.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd

7:00pm

SouthBites Presents a Culinary Crossroads with Sean Brock, Nathan Myhrvold and Paul Qui. Hosted by Williams Sonoma
This intimate, ticketed networking event takes place at Paul Qui's flagship restaurant Qui, featuring a rich menu curated by esteemed and James Beard award winning chefs Sean Brock, Paul Qui, and revered thinker and author of Modernist Cuisine, Nathan Myhrvold.
Who Can Attend: Interactive, Gold and Platinum badges.
When: 7:00pm-10:00pm on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Where: Qui
Cost: $250. Fees include a seven course meal with wine pairings.
Reserve your spot now by adding on the the dinner feature when you register for a 2015 badge!
To purchase your ticket:
Login to cart.sxsw.com.
Navigate to your purchase history using the dropdown in the upper right hand corner.
Click the "Get Add Ons" link next to your purchased badge.
Continue through the checkout process.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Qui 1600 E 6th St

7:00pm

Rdio Presents at SXSW 2015
Rdio Presents comes to SXSW for the first time with a local heavy lineup including Heartless Bastards, King Tuff, San Fermin, Twilight Sad, Bop English (featuring James Petralli of White Denim), and Quiet Company.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
Fair Market 1100 E 5th St

8:00pm

IEEE Future of Identity Party
Party like an engineer with IEEE, world-renowned technologists & body computing brainiacs! Join us at The Driskill to experiment with hacking your brain, or drive a bomb squad robot! Open bar available.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St

9:00pm

SXSW Accelerator After Awards Party
All SXSW Accelerator participants and sponsors are invited to party with Dyn at Buffalo Billiards to congratulate the SXSW entrepreneurs! Pick up your drink ticket at our table at the Accelerator or Sunday at Booth 605 in the Trade Show.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Buffalo Billiards 201 E 6th St

9:00pm

Spredfast & Viacom Velocity Present, The Social Stage, featuring The Flaming Lips and Future Islands
Spredfast & Viacom Velocity present The Social Stage.
An Official SXSW Interactive Party Featuring The Flaming Lips and Future Islands.
When: Sunday, March 15 | Doors open at 8:30p
Where: ACL Live at Moody Theatre | 310 Willie Nelson Blvd

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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:00am
ACL Live at the Moody Theater 310 W 2nd St

9:00pm

MashBash
Join Mashable and a few hundred of our closest friends as we drink, dance and celebrate the most "break the internet"-worthy moments of the year at SXSW's hottest party.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 2:00am
Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St
 
Monday, March 16
 

11:00am

Cisco’s Mimosas and a Movie: How Wearables Could Power Early Cancer Detection
What if one invention could change the fight against breast cancer forever? What if that invention could save one life, or thousands, or the life of someone you know? Take an extraordinary journey into the world of wearables, sensor technology, and a phenomenon called the Internet of Everything, where it’s not just about the devices or the data, but the people they impact. Join Cisco as it hosts the world premiere of the trailer of DETECTED, an upcoming, indie-doc thriller about a revolutionary wearable: a bra designed to detect breast cancer. Could this technology be the secret weapon in the cancer war? DetectedMovie.com

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Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 1:30pm
Moonshine 303 Red River St

12:00pm

(mt) Open House
Enjoy BBQ & cold beers with Media Temple and our creative agency friends while listening to live music by Highly Suspect & Cathedrals. You also just might win VIP tickets to (mt)'s epic SXSWi Closing party at Stubb's.

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Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St

12:00pm

The Beatport House
Celebrate the relaunch of Beatport - the home of electronic music - at the intersection of tech and music, featuring DJ sets, backyard chats with industry power players, refreshments, recharging, and more. Daily schedule: btprt.dj/sxsw.

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Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm
606 East 3rd St 606 East 3rd St

1:30pm

The GrubHub Snack Attack
Come get your afternoon grub on and enjoy some free surprise snacks from GrubHub. Plus, swing by for the chance to win Free Lunch for a month!

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Monday March 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St

4:00pm

Domain.com and .ME's Brush Square Bash III
Come treat yourself! Free drinks, free food, free prizes, and free fun! Surprise bands!

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Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 9:00pm
East Tent, Brush Square Park Neches and 5th St

5:00pm

A Spotlight on Scotland
Join the Scottish delegation at Brush Square Park, West Tent and meet Scotland's innovative companies, try a wee dram of Whisky and listen to some great Scottish Music.

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Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brush Square Park 409 E 5th St

6:00pm

Japanese Makers & Hardware Party by DMM.make AKIBA
Kick off SXSW 2015 at DMM.make AKIBA's Party. You can communicate with Japanese Maker and enjoy performance using their Hardware and Technology they have produced. Enjoy the first night of the Trade Show!

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Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Soho Lounge 217 E 6th St

6:30pm

Akin Gumpapalooza 2015
Please join Akin Gump’s Intellectual Property practice to partake in libations, food and fun featuring a live performance from last year's SXSW Rock Band of the Year Quiet Company!

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Monday March 16, 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Parkside Restaurant 301 E 6th St
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

12:00pm

The Beatport House
Celebrate the relaunch of Beatport - the home of electronic music - at the intersection of tech and music, featuring DJ sets, backyard chats with industry power players, refreshments, recharging, and more. Daily schedule: btprt.dj/sxsw.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 9:00pm
606 East 3rd St 606 East 3rd St

2:00pm

StubHub Music Experience
Three days. More than two dozen bands. And an inside look at what's hot at SXSW. Starting on March 17 at Culture Collide on Rainey Street. This is the #StubHubMusic Experience!
2:00 PM: Irontom
3:00 PM: The Lonely Wild
4:00 PM: The Delta Riggs
5:00 PM: Cathedrals
6:00 PM: Surfer Blood

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Clive Bar 609 Davis St

8:00pm

Geeks From Gangnam: Meet Korea's startups and KPOP bands
KOREA@SXSW2015 presents with love and swag: the Geeks from Gangnam, a delegate of Korea’s craziest startups and bands from the heart of Seoul, Gangnam. Bring your own swag. More info at http://bit.ly/1FNPMJt

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Brass House 115 San Jacinto St

8:00pm

NYLON presents the official closing party for SXstyle
Join NYLON at the Palm Door on Sabine for the final event of SXstyle. Evening will include live performances and DJ sets from some of NYLON's favorite artists of 2015.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00am
Palm Door on Sabine 401 Sabine St

8:00pm

NYLON presents the official closing party for SXstyle
Join NYLON at the Palm Door on Sabine for the final event of SXstyle. Evening will include live performances and DJ sets from some of NYLON's favorite artists of 2015.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00am
Palm Door on Sabine 401 Sabine St

9:00pm

SXSW Interactive Closing Party Presented by Media Temple
It's the last hurrah of the festival and we don't do it quietly. Musical performances by TV on the Radio, Ludacris and Z-Trip!

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:00pm - Wednesday March 18, 2015 1:30am
Stubb's 801 Red River St