Auditorium Shores. Counting Crows is the big headliner tonight. The free lineup starts at 6 p.m. with Tender Mercies, followed by Diamond Rugs and the Counting Crows at 8 p.m. Riverside Drive and South First Street.
Style X hits Austin Convention Center. Fashion and music mix, capping off with a runway show tonight at 6:15 featuring musicians as models. Panels today include "The Change Landscape of the Fashion Industry" at 12:50 p.m., "The Influence of Music on Style & Vice Versa" at 2:10 p.m., "The State of Menswear" at 3:30 p.m. and "Today's Fashion Media Business: Same Same, But Different?" at 4:50 p.m. All Style X (pronounced style by) panels are free and open to the public.
Spin party. The lineup for the always popular party includes Santigold, Best Coast and Spoek Mathambo outside and Big K.R.I.T., G-Side and Mr. (Expletive) eXquire inside. It's 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Stubb's, 801 Red River St., and you need a party laminate to attend.
Flatstock Poster Exhibition and Collectors Show. More than 100 artists display their work, and this show is free and open to the public. Through Saturday at the Austin Convention Center in Ballrooms ABC. Sponsored by HGTV and presented by SXSW and the American Poster Institute.
Music Gear Expo. What it sounds like — guitars, keyboards, amps, drums, mics and much more. With workshops and gear clinics. Through Saturday and free and open to the public. Information: sxsw.com/music/expos/gear.
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center. Music events this weekend are free. Presented by SXSW and Austin Parks and Recreation Department (Carver is at 1165 Angelina St.). The movie "Underground Chinese Hip-Hop" screens at 1 p.m. today, followed by "Happy People, With Riders Against the Storm" at 3 p.m. The Warrior Gospel Band plays at 6 p.m. followed by Unity, New Generation and Jones Family Singers. More on SXSW free events at sxsw.com/free.
Screening of "Marley." Kevin Macdonald's poignant documentary "Marley" uses rare concert footage and interviews with those closest to Bob Marley to provide a well-rounded examination of the reggae legend's life. Ziggy, Marley's oldest son, said even he learned something about his father, who died of cancer at age 36. "There have been a lot of things already made about him, but we wanted this to be definitive," Ziggy Marley said earlier this week at SXSW. "And one way of doing that was by actually having the family involved and having people who knew Bob personally — the closest people to Bob — being in the film and trying to show Bob beyond the legend of what he is and have some sort of emotional value to the film. We wanted it to be something people could feel." 10 p.m. today, Paramount.
Screening of ‘Amor Cronico.' This feature follows the Cuban singer CuCu Diamantes as she tours her home country after spending years in New York. In one of the recurring themes, a huge golden high-heeled shoe precedes her arrival in various towns. The feature includes lots of lively concerts as well as quirky drama. 11:30 a.m., Alamo Ritz.
Screening of ‘Kid-Thing.' Young Annie is a tomboy with a chip on her shoulder and time to kill. Her guardians (played hilariously by Austin filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner) pay her little mind, so Annie constantly tests boundaries, fearless of consequences. An encounter with a mysterious woman causes the child to rethink her relationship with others and her own sense of fear in this darkly comedic parable. 1:30 p.m., Paramount.
Screening of ‘Beware of Mr. Baker.' Jay Bulger's "Beware of Mr. Baker," an examination of the life and work of former Cream drummer Ginger Baker, won the best documentary feature award from the SXSW jury. The feature includes footage from his visit to Nigeria, where he discovered Fela Kuti's Afrobeat in the early 1970s. 4 p.m., Paramount.