SXSW Recomendations From Austinites

With first-time Austin visitors and outsiders about to descend on the city, one question is all over social media: What is there to do in Austin while at SXSW?



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  • Melissa Stewart: There will be a local artists’ market at Guerro’s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 9pm. Good stuff!
  • Marc Rutrough: Visit the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture.. It is a fantastic place with a really neat stuff to see.. Look for a tour by Freddy.
  • Karen Webb: Skip some of that sxsw stuff and hit south Lamar and South First streets…
  • Dede Thompson Saenz: Enjoy South Congress too
  • Ann Minner: Go see one of the best independent bookstores in the country – Book People on Lamar. You won’t be sorry.
  • Sharon Arnoult: Book People, yes, and don’t forget Waterloo Records and Antone’s Records, too, and many other funky, independent, unique shops on lower N. Lamar and South Congress. The Hike and Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake to clear your head and get some fresh air.
  • Sandy Hines: Barton Springs, any of the many greenbelts, rent a bike and ride it around.
  • Jan Rosner Collinson: They can find me and I can face/body paint them! Email: familyentertainer@gmail.com

Stay tuned for a list of events the Center has planned during the week.

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