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See Les Claypool, The Hold Steady and More at the IFC Fairgrounds


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IFC has just released even more exciting details about the IFC Fairgrounds! In what will be IFC’s largest SXSW event to date, the network will be transforming downtown Austin’s Palm Park (East 3rd St. & Red River) into a festive and free outdoor experience for all to enjoy — part carnival, part state fair and as always, “Slightly Off.”

The Fairgrounds is open to badge holders, wristband holders, and the general public.

There will be blue ribbon bands, including The Hold Steady, Les Claypool Duo De Twang, Temples, Saint Rich, Jeremy Messersmith, and many more. The Mowglis will also be featured and playing during the IFC Fairgrounds’ Subway Fresh Artist Hour. Check out the full lineup posted here.

There will also be prize-winning food from local food trucks Slab and Chi’lantro, plus free ice cream sandwiches each day from CoolHaus.

Attendees can also enjoy music in two unique lounge areas, including the “Deep End Theater” – a multimedia lounge in the park’s empty pool. The lounge will feature some of your favorite pool moments in cinema and TV history, curated by Alamo Drafthouse and IFC’s “Slightly Off Cinema”.

Adding to the entertainment will be a giant three-lane fun slide, where attendees can grab a burlap sack, climb the stairs, take the plunge, and then upload their best selfies taken with the slide. Also, classic carnival games will be scattered throughout the Fairgrounds, where winners can score beer tickets and other prizes.

Lastly, don’t miss the Celery Man on Thursday, March 13th! Get stalked with a photobomb and #CrunchGreatness with CoolHaus sandwich flavors brought to you by the Oregon Celery Supporters. You can help bring back celery, America’s most underappreciated vegetable, click here to find out how you can help.

Add the IFC Fairgrounds to your SXSW Schedule, and start plotting your trip!


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…


A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.