12:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Refresh at SXSW
176 schedule::attendees
Location BD Riley's
About  Join Refreshers from around the world to trade tips and tricks at B.D. Riley's Pub. This is a great chance to meet up with old friends and make new ones prior to the panels and the parties. We don't have sponsors, so people will need to cover their own food and drinks, but the pub has assured us that they are very happy to accommodate separate tabs to make it easier on us.

3:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

SxSW Opening Tweetup
294 schedule::attendees
Location Champions Bar
About  For folk getting in early, wanting to hangout pre-opening party or just not quite feeling the sessions, we're officializing the tweetup that's gone on the last few years unofficially. Same bat time, same bat place, same bat pay your own tab unless someone pays it for you.
Limited Capacity  events::max
Info  jeremy@b5media.com

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

97bottles Happy Hour
332 schedule::attendees
Location The Gingerman
About  Join us on the back patio! Beers and snacks are TOTALLY FREE, but there's a catch: You have to find a [Blue Flavor team member] at the conference to acquire a special 97bottles button beforehand. Show us the button when you get to the Gingerman, and drinks are on us!

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Austin Interactive Showcase
60 schedule::attendees
Location Fogo De Chao
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Sixteen local Austin companies with a focus on Interactive technology innovations will be featured for all Entrepreneur's Lounge attendees.

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Emblem SXSW Happy Hour
44 schedule::attendees
Location Emblem Creative
About  Kicking off the interactive & film portion of SXSW with actual social networking! Raising funds & awareness for the Green Corn Project.

6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Blacks in Tech Meetup
22 schedule::attendees
Location Carver Museum and Cultural Center
About  Hosted by Ogilvy, this event is open to new media professionals as well as those who are hoping to break into this industry. In other words, no badge required to attend. Free refreshments and light food.
Tags  Free Food

6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

The Mix At Six
555 schedule::attendees
Location Six Lounge
About  Soft launch into the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival experience with the Friday Night Mix at Six. Hosted by Social Media Group, this official pre-party provides a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new connections. Enjoy great views of downtown Austin from the rooftop deck and expanded room to network in the adjoining Tap Room!

6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

Buzz Out Loud SXSW Meetup
53 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Door
About  Come and join the Buzz Out Loud crew as they visit South by Southwest! Tom Merritt, Natali del Conte and Jason Howell will be on hand.

6:45 PM
to 8:45 PM

Interactive at the Movies: The Two Bobs
66 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  For Interactive badge holders. Just as they finish their groundbreaking violent video-game masterpiece, the two gaming legends known as THE TWO BOBS discover that their precious game-software has been stolen... and with it, their livelihoods, genius reputations, everything they own.

7:30 PM
to 11:59 PM

SXSW Coworking Meetup
150 schedule::attendees
Location Hotel San Jose
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Last year's coworking meetup was a smashing success, so we've decided to do it again. We're expecting coworkers and coworking gurus from all over the world to attend. Join us!
Info  sched@tonybacigalupo.com

8:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

The TechSet Meets The Rat Pack
361 schedule::attendees
Location The Belmont
About  Come enjoy the unique and stylish period-specific d├ęcor that conjures scenes from Las Vegas and Palm Springs during the Sinatra era. You'll be surrounded by incredible and pioneering entrepreneurs and influencers as we create our own Rat Pack rich with relationships that will propel us long after the curtain closes on SXSWi 09.

9:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

AMODA Digital Showcase
266 schedule::attendees
Location The Mohawk
About  The Austin Museum of Digital Art presents a party featuring live electronic music and visual art. Expect video projections, interactive installations, and a Laptop Battle with musicians competing to outperform one another in a series of elimination rounds. Free for Interactive badge holders. www.amoda.org

9:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

Pastries and Pasties! A Burlesque Cupcake Cookoff!
430 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's
About  Want to have your cake and eat it too? Well, with the magic of Austin's newest culinary trend, and the help of our finest performers, now you can! Come to Emo's to celebrate the cutest confections that amateur and professional cupcakers have to offer. And, while you're wiping that icing off your 'stache, watch some of the finest tassel-twirling you've ever seen! Also, featuring stars from Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Jigglewatts, and Big Star Burlesque! Free to SXSW badgeholders.

9:00 PM
to 4:00 AM

The PureVolume House
200 schedule::attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
RSVP Required  Click here
About  The PureVolume.com House

10:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

SXSW Film Opening Party
233 schedule::attendees
Location Buffalo Billiards
About  SXSW Film is turning 16 this year and you're invited to the opening night celebration. Enjoy drinks with the film industry's elite and rising stars! (Make sure to stop by the Natural American Spirit table on the smoking deck.)