March 16, 2015
CARROLLTON, Texas, March 16, 2015 – The best way to avoid another Monday is to turn it into a Friday. That’s what’s happening at SXSWi as TGI Fridays joins forces with The Onion and A.V. Club to host Manic Monday – a bountiful blowout billed to be one of this year’s must-attend parties.
Along with free, world-famous FridaysSM appetizers and hand-crafted cocktails from 4:30-6:30 p.m., check out the “Gallery of the Corner Bar” which will feature then-and-now happy hour memorabilia and give history geeks a lesson on how FridaysSM invented the world’s first singles bar.
Manic Monday takes place tonight at Austin’s Red 7, featuring performances by Courtney Barnett, Real Estate, Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood and Zach Crowie), Metz, and more. Doors fly open at 3:30 pm with music—including guest DJs—from 4 p.m. through midnight, and best of all, admission is FREE.
The party is first-come, first-served, and open only to those aged 21 or older. To RSVP and check out the full musical line up, click here.
About TGI FridaysSM
In 1965, FridaysSM opened its first location in New York City. Today, there are over 900 restaurants in 60 countries which offer high quality, authentic American food and legendary drinks, served with genuine personal service. Bringing people together to socialize and celebrate the freeing and liberating spirit of “Friday” is the concept’s founding premise, from which the brand promise “In Here, It’s Always FridaySM” was born. For more information, visit www.fridays.com or follow us on Twitter at @TGIFridays.
About The Onion and A.V. Club
Onion Inc. is a Chicago-based digital-media company comprised of America’s Finest News Source, The Onion and its sister pop-culture publication, The A.V. Club. Founded in 1988, The Onion has become America’s most recognizable and prominent source of satirical comedy, with daily coverage of politics, technology, sports, business, entertainment and more.
About SXSW (March 13 – 22, 2015)
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzzgenerating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the event’s conclusion. sxsw.com