You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.

5 things to know about SXSW on Saturday


Sunday is the official last day of South by Southwest 2017, but Saturday is the last packed day. Here are five things to know:

1. Garth Brooks: Free tickets — aimed at Austin residents — to his just-announced Saturday show at Auditorium Shores were gone in five minutes. Some SXSW badgeholders will still be able to get in, space permitting, and gates open at 11 a.m. with music all day, including Sunny Sweeney, Nicole Atkins, Holly Macve, Shannon McNally, Cale Tyson and Colter Wall.

2. Rachael Ray’s Feedback: It’s year 10 for the popular day party thrown by cook, TV personality and music lover Ray. This year’s music includes Weezer, Action Bronson, De La Soul, Benjamin Booker, Margo Price, Bob Schneider and the Cringe. Ray says the 2017 s menu is all about queso. Free, open to the public (21 and older), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stubb’s.

3. Saturday showcases: Showcases include Gucci Mane, the Octopus Project, Har Har Superstar, Lil Yachty and La Vida Boheme, among many more. Open to credential holders; see the complete listings at schedule.sxsw.com.

4. Get your game face on: Austin will be the center of the video gaming world Saturday night, as South by Southwest presents its 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Austin downtown. SXSW says that since the awards show’s debut in 2014, it has “become a must-see stop for thousands of attendees during the SXSW Conference and Festivals.”

5. Farewell to film: The SXSW Film Festival closes with the world premiere of “Life,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. The sci-fi thriller is about a group of astronauts aboard a space station who encounter an alien life-form. As is often the case in movies like this, things don’t go well (8 p.m. at Zach Theatre).



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Music

3-year-old Georgia girl snatches skull cap from Pope Francis’ head 
3-year-old Georgia girl snatches skull cap from Pope Francis’ head 

  He went in for a kiss and she went for his hat! A little girl from Douglasville, Georgia, had the encounter of a lifetime with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The girl and her family had been waiting hours in hopes of catching a glimpse of the pope, when he arrived nearby and reached out to kiss the 3-year-old girl named Estella. Francis kissed...
‘Power Rangers’ morphs from sullen teen melodrama to silly doughnut commercial
‘Power Rangers’ morphs from sullen teen melodrama to silly doughnut commercial

If you grew up watching Saban’s “Power Rangers” franchise, what elements from the Saturday morning show would you hope to see in Lionsgate’s 2017 cinematic reboot? If you demand mechas and the phrase “it’s morphin’ time,” you’re in luck. If you crave Elizabeth Banks menacingly whispering &ldquo...
New Texas bourbon, Devils River Bourbon Whiskey, to hit market in April
New Texas bourbon, Devils River Bourbon Whiskey, to hit market in April

The current president of the Texas Distilled Spirits Association has produced a whiskey named for and made with the pure, limestone-filtered water from a feisty Texas river.
Fresno food blogger takes vegan food to a new level
Fresno food blogger takes vegan food to a new level

It took just one documentary about animal agriculture to convince Ashley Hankins-Marchetti to become vegan. The documentary, “Cowspiracy,” raises the argument that livestock are harmful to the environment. Although there is still a lot of debate over the issue, Hankins-Marchetti’s mind was made up. No more meat for her. After watching...
Set the stage for spring with these 5 wines
Set the stage for spring with these 5 wines

This week's recommendations include two Bordeaux-style red wines: an elegant cabernet sauvignon from Paso Robles and an intriguing blend from one of Virginia's top producers. Then, explore a high-end sparkling wine and a juicy cava rosada from Spain, plus a tasty Portuguese rosé that fits our budget for relaxed patio sipping. Think spring! 3...
More Stories