This three-day symposium brings together creatives, scholars, and industry leaders in comics, gaming, animation, and multimedia arts, building a creative critical space and strengthening community. The schedule is packed with panels, workshops, performances, and more, and it's all free! Read about last year's event here.
The night before the 15-day fair and rodeo opens its gates, you can join the pre-party in the dirt! Get a sneak peek behind the scenes and tap your toes to music from Josh Ward and William Beckmann, plus peruse the selection of food trucks and grab drinks at the bar.
This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
Waterloo Greenway welcomes Austin’s creative community to submit ideas for light-based art installations to be displayed at Creek Show this November, which is always a luminous experience. Designers from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to submit ideas. See photos from last year's "Creek Show" here.
Certified volunteers offer free tax prep from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, with service by appointment and walk-ins welcome at many sites. No age or income level restrictions, and no AARP membership required.
This program from the city of Austin, run by Farmshare Austin, has opened new market locations. There are now six weekly markets around town that sell Texas-grown produce, eggs, honey, and other groceries all at reduced prices. Most major cards are accepted at these markets and if you are a SNAP customer, you can also use your Lone Star card and Double Up Food Bucks. Locations and schedules are subject to change, so check the current info online to find one near you.
Celebrate the iconic Nintendo plumber on his special day (get it? Mar. 10 ... Mario) with a scavenger hunt for prizes, and come dressed as a Mario character to get a free go-kart ride at the Lake Creek Pinballz. (Vouchers will be given at the locations without go-karts.)
PietschHouse presents live acts from 15 bands and a visual art display from 35 artists across genres. Guests will have access to an open bar stocked with beverages from 10 local favorites, three food vendors featuring Austin chefs, a full gallery exhibition, and five hours of live music each night.
It's impossible to be bored during this fest that brings in musicians, films, tech experts, innovators, and much more from around the globe, but it can be intimidating because so much is going on. Check out our handy guides in the print issue and ongoing coverage online at austinchronicle.com/sxsw. Can't make it in person? An affordable online pass gets you access to tons of streaming and VOD content.
Capture your adventures at Texas State Parks. Explore a new trail, discover a cool critter, or catch an awesome sunset, then submit your pics or tag them on social media (#TexasStateParks and #TexasParks100) to win parks passes or H-E-B gift cards.
Do512 partnered with Hometown Hero for a celebration of BBQ, THC, music, and comedy! Featuring a pop-up by KG BBQ from James Beard “Best New Chef” nominee Chef Kareem El-Ghayesh, free gummy samples from Hometown Hero, and a stellar lineup of musicians, comedians, and DJs.