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‘Twin Peaks’ hits SXSW; watch Kyle MacLachlan introduce Real Estate’s set; ‘RR’ Diner & more

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“Real Estate Agent Cooper” (photo by Tim Griffin/BV Austin)

As mentioned Twin Peaks is at SXSW promoting the upcoming new Showtime episodes with a two-day pop up that has a miniature version of the show’s RR Diner — complete with free pie, coffee and specially decorated donuts. The event drew a few cosplayers dressed as The Log Lady, Audrey Horne and other Twin Peaks characters. Check out a few instagrams from the opening of RR’s SXSW branch below. Those who want the real thing are gonna have to go to North Bend, Washington.

Meanwhile, Agent Cooper himself — Kyle MacLachlan — is in Austin too and swung by the RR and Showtime House (aka Clive Bar or Rainey St) as part of today’s Twin Peaks themed showcase with a stage made to look like the Black Lodge and performances from Real Estate, Julie Byrne and more. There will be more Twin Peaks on Rainey St on Friday, too.

UPDATE: Kyle was back at the Showtime House on Thursday night to introduce Real Estate‘s headlining set. The band set the mood by playing a bit of Angelo Badalamenti’s iconic Twin Peaks theme, followed by some slightly awkward banter by Kyle (can we call him Real Estate Agent Cooper now?) and a plug for the new episodes.

Kyle has also taken over Showtime’s Instagram account today and he’s made an Agent Cooper-themed Spotify played called “Coffeetime,” featuring “song lyrics that echo key themes from a dark past and maybe a hint at the future.” Adds Kyle, “I’ll admit it’s 60’s/’70’s heavy. I guess it’s true when they say you can never escape your past.” Listen to that below.

The new season of Twin Peaks premieres May 21 on Showtime.

“HELLO” from the one and only @kyle_maclachlan and his fresh doughnut! : @travisblue

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I've got a funny feeling about this place – @kyle_maclachlan #TwinPeaks #SXSW

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The Double R diner is open for business. #SXSW #TwinPeaks

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Good morning, Austin! It's 64 degrees on a slightly overcast day. #SXSW #TwinPeaks – @kyle_maclachlan

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RR donuts! #twinpeaks #dinerdonuts #sxsw #dietsgoinggreat

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welcome back, agent Cooper. #kylemaclachlan #twinpeaks #showtime #itishappeningagain!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@twinpeaks gone @sxsw

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Donuts at RR cafe #twinpeaks #sxsw

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