S XSW has flowered. What began as a small music festival has grown exponentially over the past 30-odd years into a full-blown panoply of the entertainment and tech trends you need to know about right now. But with its maturity comes an overwhelming sense: How the hell are you supposed to suss out which bands and films to see, which panels to attend, and where to eat and drink in between all of it without being inundated with the out-of-town crowds? Fear not: We've taken out the guesswork for you, dear reader. If all this isn't enough, there are plenty more places to eat and drink. Just please, don't blow your trip.
Music
Find your auditory bliss.
Britt Daniel of Spoon
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Find your auditory bliss.

Music

Golden Dawn Arkestra
Let's Eat Grandma
Movies
The films you should absolutely not miss.
'Baby Driver' | Universal Pictures
The films you should absolutely not miss.

Movies

'Barbecue' | Submarine Entertainment
'American Gods' | Starz
Talks
Get learned at these panels, talks, and Q&A sessions.
Joe Biden
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Get learned at these panels, talks, and Q&A sessions.

Talks

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Eat
How to eat while avoiding the crowds.
burger and fries
Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile
How to eat while avoiding the crowds.

Eat

Alexa Gonzalez Wagner
Drink
Where to drink like a local.
cocktail
The Roosevelt Room
Where to drink like a local.

Drink

Fleet Coffee
Relax
The best ways to escape the madness of Sixth St.
people hanging out
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The best ways to escape the madness of Sixth St.

Relax

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