SXSW Music Friday highlights
Events require a badge, wristband or RSVP unless noted. Check sxsw.com for the complete schedule.
Full Irish Breakfast. You’re advised to bring your ears and your appetite (and your music or platinum badge). You’ll hear live music from Irish acts and be served an Irish breakfast. More details at www.musicfromireland.org. Starting at 11 a.m. B.D. Riley’s, 204 E. Sixth St.
Songwriter session: Richard Thompson. The prolific Thompson will talk with Scott Goldman of the Grammy Foundation about songwriting and the creative process. Expect to hear some music from world-class guitarist, who will have his guitar for this special session. 11 a.m. Friday, Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center.
SXSW Conversation: Bootsy Collins and Chuck D. A funk master and a rap legend come together. 11 a.m. Room 18ABC, Austin Convention Center.
Rolling Stone Rock Room. The music magazine’s popular day party returns, with music and food. Friday’s lineup includes Fitz and the Tantrums, Chelsea Light Moving, Eric Burden and Charles Bradley. Starting at 11:30 a.m. La Zona Rosa, 612 W. Fourth St.
Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center. A strong lineup of performers includes Divine Fits (who are strong contenders for most shows SXSW 2013), Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Iron and Wine, Dawes, and Vampire Weekend. Music starts at noon.
Auditorium Shores. The free and open to the public minifestival within the fest includes the Divine Fits at 6 p.m., followed by Jim James and the Flaming Lips. Riverside Drive and South First Street.
— Sharon Chapman
SXSW Film Friday highlights
The big event of the day is a double feature at the Paramount: “Broadway Idiot” and “¡Cuatro!” Among those attending: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool of Green Day; John Gallagher Jr., star of the Broadway show and HBO’s “The Newsroom”; “Idiot” producer Tom Hulce; “Idiot” director Doug Hamilton; and Tim Wheeler, director of “¡Cuatro!” 2:45 p.m.
The narrative feature “Good Night,” directed by Sean H.A. Gallagher, screens at 1:30 p.m. at the Topfer. Adriene Mishler, Jonny Mars, Alex Karpovsky, Chris Doubek, Todd Berger, Samantha Thomson, Parisa Fakhri, Laura Clifton, Jason Newman and Jeff Benson star in a story about a 29-year-old who tells friends at her birthday party that this might be her last celebration.
Josh Duhamel, who showed up earlier in the festival with wife Fergie, stars in “Scenic Route,” a tale about a road trip gone wrong. Dan Fogler co-stars. 6:45 p.m. at the Topfer.
“Milius,” a documentary about one of Hollywood’s most unusual writer/directors, will be playing at 7 p.m. at the Vimeo. The feature about the writer of “Apocalypse Now” has been getting rave reviews.
“Los Wild Ones,” a documentary about the L.A. indie music label Wild Records, screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Alamo Ritz. (The musicians of Wild perform 1950s-style rock ’n’ roll.) Elise Salomon directs.
— Charles Ealy