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SXSW 2018: Need a break? These parties will help you chill out

South By Southwest hasn’t even technically started yet, but a few free parties are already thinking about the end of the festival.

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For those that need to unwind after a week full of shows and parties, the SXSoundBath is available at Cheer Up Charlie’s on Sunday, March 18 from 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. The party s free, with no cover charge.

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What is a SXSoundBath, you ask? It’s an outdoor event underneath the venue’s pink parachute, where guests are invited to bring their yoga mats or blankets and just lie down and listen to mic-d up sound bowls.

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There will also be a build-your-own-Bloody Mary bar and a mimosa bar with specials all day long. 

Related: Here’s our unofficial party guide for SXSW 2018

More, from the Facebook event description:

Imagine being completely immersed in the powerful tones of seven quartz crystal singing bowls... offering a ‘to the core’ relaxation of both body & mind. The Singing Bowl Lady offers a sonic tapestry for you to weave your own unique experience. 

Sound Therapy has many benefits. Many come to simply relax, enjoy & de-stress – some use these mesmerizing tones as a backdrop for their meditation practice– and some say singing bowls help reduce pain & balance emotional issues such as depression, fatigue, anger, loneliness & fear.

So come Relax, Refresh, Re-balance & Recharge!

The next day, Monday, March 19, The Jackalope invites SXSWers to free massages, free sparking Gatorade and “a free party for those of ready to turn it up” at their SXSW Recovery Party, which lasts from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. They will also have IV vitamin therapists on site and will be handing out B12 shots.

From the Facebook event:

We’ll be popping bottles and getting lit ‘cause we’ve got money in our pocket and we will have just worked our asses off! 

SXSW is a right of passage in this town, it bring industry folks closer together, it separates the kids from the pros and there’s nothing we love more than a good party afterwards. 

But before you get to wind down, you gotta go through SXSW first. Check out our party guide to see what to do. 

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