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2012 Sundance Guide: All The Parties, Concerts & Celebrity Hotspots

Fri, January 20, 2012 2:31am EDT by 2 Comments

The Sundance Film Fesitval is more than just movies. Check out all these A-list events happening in Park City this week!

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival is here, which means Hollywood’s hottest stars are packing their bags, bundling up and heading to Park City, Utah for one of the best weeks of the year. Opening weekend is THE time to go to Sundance…just look how much is going on! Be sure to check back on for West Coast Producer Kirstin Benson‘s daily diary chronicling all the madness.

DINNERS:’s Private Dinner, Jan. 20: Beats by Connor Cruise AKA DJ C-Squared. Bespoke cocktails and dinner by NYC’s Vinatta Project and Mulberry Project at a private residence

ChefDance, Jan. 20-24: Meals will be paired with specialty cocktails created by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. and food will be sponsored by Nicholas Foods & Company. Additional sponsors include Yogurtland, Sotheby’s, Sorel, Cascal Fermented Soda and Voss Water.

“Lay the Favorite” Official Cast and Filmmakers Dinner, Jan. 21: Presented by Bing at the Bing Bar

“Excision” Official Cast and Filmmakers Dinner, Jan. 21: Presented by Bing at the Bing Bar. Expected VIP Attendees — Actors AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter and Molly McCook; Writer/Director Richard Bates, Jr.; Producer Dylan Hale Lewis

Friday: Chad White, Jeff Bonilla, Tommy Fraioli and Daniel Barron, Sea Rocket Bistro, San Diego
Saturday: Javier Plascencia, Mision 19 and Bar 20, Tijuana, México
Sunday: Chef Huynh, CATCH and Winner of Top Chef
Monday: Donatella Arpaia, Iron Chef Judge
Tuesday: Elio Scanu, Winner of Utah Iron Chef Competition

Bachelorette Dinner, Jan. 23: Joico is hosting a dinner for Sundance film “Bachelorette” at The Village at The Lift. Attending Will Ferrel, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and James Marsden.

2012 Film Premiere Dinner Party Line-Up
Friday, January 20 – Middle of Nowhere, Compliance, The Pact
Saturday, January 21 – The First Time, Meaning of Robots
Sunday, January 22 – Save the Date
Monday, January 23 – Red Hook Summer
Tuesday, January 24 – Sleep Walk With Me

The Supper Club
Thursday Jan. 19th to Wednesday Jan. 25th, 5pm-1am
628 Park Ave. (at Main St. and Heber Ave.) Park City, UT 84060
Culinary event series featuring Chef Christopher Lee of Striped Bass, the world-renowned Chef Todd English and Chef Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crab lend their talents to create one-of-a-kind signature meals for the casts of Your Sister’s Sister and California Solo.


Grand Opening of Morgan Page ‘In The Air’ Tour, Jan. 19: Hosted by BrandLink at Sugar

Bing Bar Opening Night Cocktail Party, Jan. 19: Performance by WIM

5th Annual Gen Art & 7 For All Mankind’s – “7 Fresh Faces in Film” celebration hosted by Gen Art and the Bertolli® Meal Soup Chalet, Jan. 20: The event will honor seven break-out performances by talented up and coming actors with films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

Official After Party for ‘The Invisible War,’ Jan. 20: Hosted by Mary J. Blige with Special Performance by Estelle and DJ Jesse Marco to benefit Protecting Our Defenders and SWAN at Sugar

VIBE at Sundance, Jan. 21: Sky Blue at The Sky Lodge
VIBE and Give Back Hollywood have teamed up to have one of the hottest after parties at Sundance to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Special Guest DJ Connor Cruise C-Squared.

Premiere party for Jon Kasdan’s “The First Time” starring Christine Taylor, Victoria Justice, Brittany Robertson and Dylan O’Brien, Jan. 21: Hosted by Gen Art at the Bertolli® Meal Soup Chalet

The “Neil Young Journeys” Official Cast Cocktail Party, Jan. 21 at the Bing Bar: Expected VIP Attendees — Neil Young, Tom Bernard, Michael Barker, Jonathan Demme

Tic Tac mints Shake It Up campaign party and Jereb Dauplaise’s film short premiere, Jan. 22: Hosted by Gen Art at the Bertolli® Meal Soup Chalet

Kristen Bell with ‘Self’ party, Jan. 22: Bing and Self Magazine Celebrate Cover Star Kristen Bell with a Cocktail Party and “House of Lies” Screening at the Bing Bar

Official After Party for ‘LUV’, Jan. 23: Presented by Express with a special performance by Common

TAO: TAO Nightclub will return to recreate a 5,000 sq. ft. underground club at The Lift, hosting daytime lounging and nightly VIP events. TAO will allow the in-crowd at Sundance to step out from the cold and warm up on the dance floor of this exclusive and popular nightclub with live sets by world renowned DJs, including Samantha Ronson, Vice, Jesse Marco and Sinatra.

Goodnight Gansevoort: Jan. 20-23 at The One Group House, sponsored by Voli Light Vodka


Park City Live at Sundance!
Thursday, January 19 – 2012-Afrojack
Friday, January 20, 2012 – Ludacris
Saturday, January 21, 2012-LMFAO’s Red Foo & The Party Rock Crew
Sunday, January 22, 2012- Deadmau5
Monday, January 23, 2012- Sundance Party hosted by Drake and friends
Tuesday, Janauary 24, 2012- OneRepublic
Wednesday, January 25, 2012- Third Eye Blind
Friday, January 27, 2012- Big Sean

Concerts at Sugar
Thurs., January 26 – Sebastian Ingrosso with Opening Set by DJ K
Friday, January 27 – Nas with DJ Brisk

T-Mobile Presents Google music at TAO
Friday, January 20th: BAD RABBITS // FORT LEAN
Saturday, January 21st: VINTAGE TROUBLE // THE WHIGS
Sunday, January 22nd: G-SIDE // CHANCELLOR WARHOL
Monday, January 23rd: THE CIVIL WARS // FEATHER & BELLE

Concerts at Bing Bar
January 20: Bing Bar Hosts Performance by Jason Mraz. Presented by Intel and Asus.
January 20: Bing Presents Wiz Khalifa
January 21: Bing Presents Drake
January 22: Bing presents Cobra Starship
January 23: Asher Roth and Theophilus London
January 24: James Murphy


“Eco Hideaway” Music Saves Lives Lounge at Sundance Film Festival

Kari Feinstein’s Sundance Style Lounge
Celebrities will be exposed to innovative new products, fabulous services and luxury brands including: 1979, Can We Studios, Cape Cod Leathers, Commonwealth Proper, Contraband Hats, Flying Lizard, Koolaburra, Legacy of Cool, Paul Frank, Rusdak and The Creative Coaltion. The Style Lounge will also feature the Style Closet, which will include Icelandic Glacial, Milk n Krunchies, Nuvo Sport and Popcorn, Indiana.

Bertolli® Meal Soup Chalet
Gen Art and Bertolli, a sustaining sponsor of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, will greet guests at the Bertolli® Meal Soup Chalet with heated chairs, throw blankets and hot bowls of hearty soup. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in luxury skincare treatments courtesy of Lumene, participate in interactive fun provided by Tic Tac® Mints and view this season’s most fashionable sunglasses furnished by SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique. Complimentary beverages will be served throughout the day including Ultimat Vodka and Patron Tequila, illy issimo and ACTIVATE water.

SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique and Safilo USA are offering guests a daily chance to win one of this season’s most fashionable sunglasses from the retailer’s new Spring 2012 collection. At the Chalet, SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique will showcase its newest sunglass offerings from its most popular brands including Boss Black, Boss Orange, Carrera, Juicy Couture, kate spade new york, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger, among others, as well as conduct expert sunglass fittings for select VIPs during the festival.

Miami Oasis Suite At the Village at the Lift
Experience Brand Experiences by Miami & Beaches and Carlo Pazolini, VIP Salon Services by göt2b POWDER’ful, Complimentary Disaronno Cocktails and Live DJ Sets.

Lumene, the Arctic-inspired skincare line from Finland, will be offering complimentary treatments in the Lumene Rejuvenation Lounge so guests can walk out looking luminous. Celebrities and media can schedule treatment appointments and other guests can visit the lounge for skincare consultations from celebrity make-up artist Riku Campo.

The 5th Annual Variety Studio
Indie and award-winning actors and filmmakers stop by for interviews and to pick up Woolrich, John Rich & Bros. gear for the snow. Past talent attendees include James Franco, Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and many others.

Nintendo Lounge
Nintendo, will again be hosting a celebrity and media lounge at the Meyer Gallery on Main St. for talent and media to pop by, demo Nintendo 3DS and upcoming games, enjoy a cocktail and food and get makeup done or touched up by Stila (before or after premiere or appearances).

Daytime at Memorial Building/427 Main Street
VEVO Powerstation, Fresh Lounge and SOREL suite — celebrities can rock to the sounds of DJ Ruckus while rubbing elbows with Sundance’s A-list actors and filmmakers like Peter Jackson, Stacey Peralta hosting and creating their music video playlists with VEVO, and getting limited edition boots by SOREL in their suite designed by Dwell Magazine and produced by Continuum Entertainment.

Live Loyal PR and Talent Resources are throwing the TR SUITES during the opening weekend of the festival. The daytime gifting suite will be created by Your BASH and will host top brands, including Repurpose cups, Cream of Wheat, Sean John, and Sensa products.

PUMA Social lounge
Friday, January 20 through Tuesday, January 24 – providing a chill respite from the madness of Sundance at T-Mobile Google Music Village at the Lift.

CW3PR Sundance 2012 RE:treat
Boasting some of the best views Park City has to offer, the RE:treat indoor and new 2012 outdoor VIP lounge and rooftop deck, are ideal spaces to network, grab a drink, relax or receive a spa treatment.
Location: Sky Lodge, Park City – Movie Media Studio at Sundance
A first-rate and professionally appointed media studio and lounge will host celebrity interviews and photo sessions ‘by appointment only’ and set the standard in quality for our evening receptions. The renowned studio photographers, journalists, interviewers and our guest talent are provided a unique, comfortable and professional environment for creating quality content. During the after-hours we co-host the finest VIP receptions for industry decision-makers and high-profile talent.
Location: 444 Main St Park City UT
Brands: Cocktails featuring Patrón

LIVEstyle Film Lounge/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room
Friday, Jan 20th to Tuesday, Jan 24th; 9am – 4pm
628 Park Ave. (at Main St. and Heber Ave.) Park City, UT 84060
The space features a film lounge for junkets including The Surrogate, Celeste & Jesse Forever and Robot & Frank, the AXE hair studio for celebs to get styled, portrait studio for quirky glamour photographer Henny Garfunkel, gifting from sponsors including Issey Miyake, luggage by Thule and drinks from Java Monster Energy Bar & AriZona Beverages.

Click here to read Kirstin’s 2011 Sundance diary!