Gam­ing goes stand­alone; All Latino Re­sist con­cert set

South by South­west keeps rolling on. Here are five things you need to know about the con­fer­ence and fes­ti­vals for Thurs­day:

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1. GET YOUR GAME ON

The SXSW Gam­ing Con­fer­ence and Fes­ti­val kicks into full swing Thurs­day. Un­like years past, this year’s SXSW Gam­ing is a sep­a­rate track, and there is a charge to get in. Ses­sions will take on the growth of vir­tual re­al­ity and aug­mented re­al­ity in games, what it’s like to be­come a pro­fes­sion gamer — oh, and there will be cos­play.

2. ALL LATINO RE­SIST CON­CERT PRE­SENTED BY VOTO LATINO

Lati­nos have been at the cen­ter of many con­tentious is­sues lately, from raids by U.S. Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment to a con­tro­ver­sial bor­der wall de­bate. The con­cert brings to­gether ac­tivist mu­si­cians Pan­teón Ro­cocó, Res­i­dente and Ozomatli, whose mu­si­cal styles range from rap to ska. (5 p.m. at SXSW Out­door Stage at Lady Bird Lake on River­side Drive and South First Street; free with pass from guest­pass.sxsw.com.)

3. BIG SHOWS

Han­son, Lil’ Wayne, Chainsmok­ers, Ben­jamin Booker, Snoop Dogg and Betty Who are just a few of the acts we’re look­ing for­ward to today.

4. BIG STAGES

The MTV Woodie Awards go down Thurs­day, along with Wil­lie Nel­son’s Luck Re­union just out­side town.

5. THE FILMS KEEP COM­ING

Ku­mail Nan­jiani (“Sil­i­con Val­ley”) and Zoe Kazan star in “The Big Sick,” a heav­ily au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal com­edy about a Pak­istani-Amer­i­can stand-up co­me­dian named Ku­mail Nan­jiani who meets a young woman named Emily V. Gor­don (Nan­jiani’s wife’s name, also the script’s co-writer with her hus­band). They date, they might be in love, they fight, and she has to be put into a med­i­cally in­duced coma for eight days — typ­i­cal rom­com stuff. The movie, pro­duced by Judd Apa­tow, pre­mieres at 3:15 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre.

JAY JANNER / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

Josh Lam­bert of the Oc­to­pus Project per­forms at the House of Vans party at the Mo­hawk dur­ing South by South­west on Wed­nes­day.

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