(NOTE: See list of F1 related road closures below event description that could affect your route to the InterContinental SFA Hotel.)
Local, national and international racing fans are excited as the Circuit of the Americas opens in Austin on November 15. This new event will bring lots of amazing new technology to Central Texas. SXSW Interactive is all about creative tech and to celebrate we want to invite you to a happy hour for everyone interested in cars and racing.
Join SXSW Interactive at a 6pm happy hour meet up at the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin. SXSW will offer a complimentary beer / wine / well beverages at Stephen F's bar upstairs from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Thursday, November 15. RSVP today for a chance to talk cars before heading over to catch a sneak preview of a brand new F1 documentary, 1, at the Paramount Theatre. (To be clear, RSVPing to the meet up does NOT include tickets to the screening. Please purchase tickets through the following link or see below for details on how you can win a pair of free tickets from SXSW Film.)
Meanwhile, our friends at SXSW Film are pleased to present a special sneak peek screening of a brand new documentary, 1. The film is directed by Paul Crowder, and produced by Spitfire, the company behing the Oscar-winning Undefeated (World premiere, SXSW 2011). Featuring interviews with F1 luminaries like Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, the film is the perfect way to kick off the opening weekend of the inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. 1 screens at the Paramount Theater next Thursday, November 15, and you can win a free pair of tickets by checking out the SXSW Film blog.
Excited about racing in Austin? So are we! Come meet some like minded folks and get a jumpstart on the weekend!
Link to City of Austin map for downtown road closures: http://bit.ly/UDheTK
LIST OF DOWNTOWN ROAD CLOSURES:
6:00 a.m. Wednesday – 11:59 p.m. Monday
- West 3rd and West 4th, between Congress and Colorado
6:00 a.m. Thursday – 6:00 p.m. Monday
- West 3rd and West 4th, between Colorado and Lavaca
- East 3rd and East 4th, between Congress and Brazos
- Colorado Street, between West 2nd and West 5th
7:00 p.m. Thursday – 6:00 a.m. Monday
- Congress Avenue, southbound lanes between 5th Street and 2nd Street