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The Official GofG SXSW Party Guide 2011

Headed to the state where everything is bigger and better for SXSW 2011? Here is our guide to the best parties to hit....

My Rx Music Blogger Brunch

When:  March 18, 2011, 11am -1pm

Where: Fader Fort

Why: Complete with breakfast tacos and cocktails. [Details]

Ice Cream Man Party

When:  March 15, 2011, 1:30pm

Where: Club de Ville

Why: Check out this interactive kickoff to the music party [Details]

Fast Society @ SXSW

When: Sunday March 13th, 2011 @ 7pm-10pm

Where: 1102 E. Cesar Chavez Street

Why: Meet the makers of the app that was built to party. [Details]

Jim Beam Party @ SXSW

When: Friday, March 18th, 2011 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Where: Speakeasy, Invite Only

Why: Jim Beam. Period. [Details]

The Watercooler Party @ SXSW

When: Sun, March 13, 2011 ,  7 pm - 10 pm

Where: Beauty Bar Austin

Why: Bnter & MessageParty leave their shared office space in NY for Austin. [Details]

Under the Radar @ SXSW

When: Thursday March 17th and Friday March 18th, 2011 @5pm-12am

Where: Flamingo Cantina

Why: Catch this full music lineup. [Details]

Filter Magazine and Dickies @ SXSW

When: March 17th, 18th, 19th, 2011 @ 3pm-12am

Where: Lustre Pearl

Why: Catch this 3 day music event. [Details]

Rachael Ray's Feedback

When: Saturday March 19, 10:30pm

Where: Stubb's

Why: See her great band lineup. [Details]

Vimeo and Nikon Present: LIGHT AFTER DARK at SXSW

When: March 13, 8pm

Where: Seaholm Power Plant

Why: Vimeo & Nikon & an evening of musical mayhem. [Details]

SXSW Media Innovation Party

When:  March 12, 2011, 6-8pm

Where: The Palm Door, Ticketed Event

Why: Attend one of the coolest tech parties of the festival! [Details]

GetSauced Pool Party & BBQ Presented by Conduit

When: March 13, 3-7pm

Where: Ashton Austin

Why: Get sauced! [Details]

The Foodspotting Street Food Fest

When: March 13, 11-4pm

Where: 2nd and Brazos

Why: Get some grub!

Foursquare at SXSW

When: March 12, 8-11pm

Where: Cedar Street Courtyard

Why: Party with the tech crowd! [Details]

TechCrunch/TUAW Reader Meet-Up

When: March 14, 6-10pm

Where: 201 E 5th St.

Why: Party some more with the tech crowd! [Details]

"Girls in Tech SXSWi 2011 Meet-Up"

When: March 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Canvas Bar & Galler

Why: Party with the female tech crowd! [Details]

VYou Video in Your Pocket

When: March 12, 8pm

Where: IFC Crossroads House

Why: Crash this tech party! [Details]

Thrillist Takes Over SXSW

When: March 14, 10pm-2am

Where: Antone's

Why: Crash this sweet concert. [Details]

Tumblr Party at SXSW

When: March 16, 1-6pm

Where: Clivebar

Why: Crash the biggest party Tumblr has thrown to date. [Details]

Graffiti Lounge brought to you by WebINK

When: March 14, 6-9pm

Where: W Hotel Terrace

Why: Come celebrate your love of typography. [Details]