SXSW Music Saturday highlights
Bloody Mary breakfast. The folks at Tito’s are sponsoring a complimentary Bloody Mary breakfast with tacos while supplies last for music and platinum badgeholders and artist wristbands. 10:30 a.m. Ballroom D, Austin Convention Center.
SXSW Interview: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Longtime music journalist John Norris will talk with the Seattle hip-hop duo. They’re known for “Thrift Shop,” but there’s so much more to them. They’ve also played a bazillion times this SXSW. 11 a.m. Ballroom D, Austin Convention Center.
Big shows. Samsung’s bringing in Prince, Justin Timberlake is at MySpace and the Smashing Pumpkins are playing Red Bull. And those are just the confirmed rumors. SXSW Saturday will go out with a lot of star power.
And not so big. The last big day of the fest also brings plenty of opportunities to hear acts still trying to reach superstar status (or just pay the rent regularly). Between day parties and showcases, there are plenty of tunes to be heard. Check austin360.com/sxswside for a searchable list of day parties and go sxsw.com for the full official schedule.
SXSW Film Saturday highlights
The last day of SXSW Film includes two big screenings: “At Any Price,” starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron, at 5 p.m. at the Paramount, and “The East,” starring Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard and Brit Marling, at 8 p.m. at the Paramount.
The audience awards, followed by screenings, will be handed out for various categories of films, including documentary feature and narrative feature. Check the SXSW website for various venues throughout Saturday evening.
Director Michael Ingram takes us back the 1968 New York in “Continental,” a documentary about bath houses. 11 a.m., Topfer.
“An Unreal Dream,” the new documentary about the Michael Morton case, has its final festival screening at 4 p.m. at the Topfer.
If you’re still going strong at the end of the fest, you might want to check out the Midnight Shorts. 11:59 p.m., Topfer.