SXSW 2023 Pop Up: HBO Max Coffeehouse
March 7, 2023 |
By Lola Hagopian

HBO Max is back at SXSW this year and they’ve partnered with Human by Orientation and Pa’lante to bring a multicultural two-day activation to the festival.

Here’s everything you need to know about the HBO Max Coffeehouse

This year will feature various invite-only and public events, there will be appearances by influential storytellers and talent, this activation will celebrate diverse storytelling showcasing the ways HBO Max is inspiring change through the power of stories and connecting fans with beloved characters. 

A little about the partners. Human by Orientation is HBO Max’s platform for the LGBTQIA+ community. Their year-round program works to amplify and celebrate queer voices. While HBO Max Pa’lante works to elevate Latinx stories and voices. Together they’ve come up with an activation that celebrates both LGBTQIA+ and Latinx voices and storytellers.

Lavazza, is the exclusive coffee partner of the event will be proudly serving HBO Max inspired drinks throughout the weekend!

The pop up will be at The Stay Put located at 73 Rainey Street. Some things are invite only but the coffeehouse will be open to the public as well. On March 11 from 10 am to 7 pm and March 12 from 1 pm to 4 pm. All events are 21+. Find out more here.

Here’s the HBO Max Coffeehouse Schedule

HBO Documentary Filmmaker Roundtable
Saturday, March 11 | 12pm-1pm | Open to the Public
Join some of today’s most inspirational creators of color in conversation, as they discuss their upcoming HBO Documentary Films and their craft.
Featuring: James Adolphus, Cecilia Aldarondo, Debra Martin Chase, Brooklyn Sudano, Lena Waithe, and Roger Ross Williams. Moderated by: Mike Jackson of Get Lifted Film Co. 

“The Last Of Us” Fireside Chat with Gabriel Luna and Variety’s Selome Hailu
Saturday, March 11 | 3pm-4pm  | RSVP Required
Deep dive into the world of “The Last Of Us” to discuss the power of family, motivation, Tommy’s journey and more. 

Acoustic Performance with Ambar Lucid
Saturday, March 11 | 5pm-6pm | Open to the Public
Unplug with an intimate, acoustic performance by singer-songwriter Ambar Lucid, as she performs a dreamy, bilingual set. 

Oh, Stunnin’! Party with Papi Siii and Chorizo Funk
Saturday, March 11 | 9pm-2am | RSVP Required 
Vibe to tunes spun by local Queer, Latinx party Papi Siii, featuring DJs Chorizo Funk and Gabriela Alma Lopez-Bucio, while sipping cocktails inspired by iconic HBO Max moments! 

“The White Lotus” Brunch and Fireside Chat with Evan Ross Katz and Variety’s Adam Vary
Sunday, March 12 | 10am-1pm | RSVP Required
Enjoy brunch-inspired fare while listening in on a fireside chat with Evan Ross Katz and Variety’s Adam Vary discussing “The White Lotus” season 2 and how a story about privileged vacationers proved to be the perfect mix of old-school appointment TV and a modern-age social media phenomenon

Don’t miss your chance to hear these voices and experience this amazing two-day event.


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