To Do List: March in Austin

With SXSW taking Austin by storm for two weeks during March, there are countless concerts, films and other fun happenings around the city. We've got the scoop on a few great ways to spend your free time in Austin during March.

Updated: March 16, 2011

Austin To Do List for March


912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

MARCH 13. This live music venue is playing host to the first multi-city Food Experiment Tour, created by Theo Peck and Nick Suarez. The series of amateur cook-offs celebrate the home chef and begin with kick-off event in Austin set for March 13 at noon.

Wildflower Center Cafe

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

ANYTIME. Spring-like weather comes early in Austin and we can think of no better setting for you to enjoy your lunch outdoors and get an escape from the SXSW crowds.

Plain Ivey Jane

408 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

MARCH 12. This boutique, offering luxury designer labels for ladies on a budget, celebrates its first birthday with cocktails, live music and fabulous fashion finds.

Waterloo Records & Video

600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

STARTS MARCH 16. This Austin icon sets up its parking lock with stages for iconic acts to play during the music portion of SXSW.

Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

MARCH 17,18,19. The parking lot of this uber-hip hotel plays host once again to SX San Jose. On tap: live music from White Denim, Dan Dyer, Amy Cook and more.