The Ultimate Guide to Sundance 2013’s Parties and Lounges

Leah Bourne
The Ultimate Guide to Sundance 2013’s Parties and Lounges
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With the Sundance Film Festival kicking off this week we’ve assembled a list of the hottest parties and lounges of the festival including Facebook’s dinner and the after-party for James Franco’s highly controversial upcoming movie Interior. Leather Bar.
Not to toot our own horn but one of the best parties of the week will definitely be our party—Stylecaster’s The Vivant & Elle Driver’s Premiere Party For May In Summer being held at Nur Khan’s Sundance pop-up.
Click through the gallery above which takes you through the best parties starting Thursday, January 17 and ending Sunday, January 27.
For those content with watching the action from the sidelines be sure to check in with us for Sundance coverage.

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Sundance, which takes place annually in Park City, Utah is one of Hollywood's biggest gatherings. We've rounded up the hottest parties and lounges to see and be seen at during this year's festival. Click through our guide which takes you through the best parties starting January 17 and ending January 27. With all of these events make sure to make time to actually see a movie or two.

Sundance Film Festival Day One Party

The Details: The event, being held at the Legacy Lodge on Thursday, January, 17 is where Sundance's hottest talents converge to mingle and catch up before the festival begins in earnest.

Stylecaster's The Vivant & Elle Driver Premiere Party For May In Summer

The Details: Not to toot our own horn, but we throw a damn good party, and our first Sundance fete is shaping up to be our best yet. The event is taking place on Thursday, January 17 in nightlife guru Nur Khan's pop-up and music will be provided by Asher Roth and DJ Theory. To request an invitation email

McCafé Lodge

The Details: Recharge at the McCafé Lodge, open from January 18 to January 21 at 427 Main Street. Not only is there a complimentary coffee bar, but McDonald's has partnered with to present daily discussions with cast members of films premiering at the festival.

Sound City Premiere and Concert

The Details: On Friday, January 18, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame is premiering his documentary Sound City along with hosting a concert where musical icons like Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty are expected.


The Details: Sundance's hottest dinner series is back and is hosting several lavish dinners from January 18 to January 22 featuring Chef Whitney Miller (Winner of Master Chef), Chef Javier Plascencia (Tijuana), Chef Shawn Armstrong (Montage), Chef Marcel Vigneron (Next Iron Chef/Top Chef), and Chef Shawn McClain. Celebrities expected to dine include Ellen Page, Michael Cera, and Guy Pearce.

The Nintendo Lounge

The Details: Nintendo is setting up a lounge from January 18 to January 21 where guests can experience Wii U and Nintendo 3DS XL. A chance to play Nintendo with Christina Hendricks (pictured last year at the lounge) can't be beat.

Stella Artois's Unveiling For "Timeless Beauty"

The Details: Stella Artois is unveiling its collaboration with Annie Leibovitz entitled "Timeless Beauty" featuring actor Noah Huntley with a fete on Friday, January 18.

Miami Lounge

The Details: Taking place from January 18 to January 20 the Miami inspired lounge will include live DJ performances, Rotten Tomatoes/Sirius XM live broadcasting, snacks from Sabra Hummus, and cocktails galore from Disaronno. Of course its the serious gifting from brands including Carlo Pazolini (shoes pictured), Rudsak, and Johnny Was that make this lounge a Sundance must.

Facebook Dinner

The Details: Undoubtedly the hottest ticket this Sundance is the Facebook dinner which is taking place in Park City's only four star restaurant, Riverhorse, on Friday, January 18.

NK Pop-Up

The Details: Nur Khan's Sundance pop-up will celebrate several high profile Sundance debuts including Don Jon's Addiction, written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Gordon-Levitt will be djing that bash on Friday, January 18 and the pop-up is open from January 18 to January 23.

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The Details: You are going to want to head to Claimjumper to dance all night to DJ Viceroy on Friday, January 18.

The UGG Lounge at Village at the Lift

The Details: From January 18 to January 20 UGG is playing host to one of the hottest lounges at the festival. Considering how much celebs love their UGGs we can't wait to see who shows up.

Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards

The Details: Always a hot ticket, the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards are taking place on Saturday, January 19. Kate Bosworth attended last year.

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Interior. Leather Bar After Party

The Details: The after party for James Franco's Interior. Leather Bar is not to be missed. It's taking place on Saturday, January 19 at Sundance hotspot Ciseros's.

House of Luxury

The Details: Magellan Jets is hosting a "House of Luxury" where guests will be able to indulge in wine, cars, jewelry and exclusive film receptions. The house kicks off on Sunday, January 20.

Women in Film Breakfast Panel

The Details: Sundance's power women always make the Women in Film Breakfast Panel a must stop. The event this year is taking place at 350 Main Brasserie on Sunday, January 20.

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Paige Hospitality Game Watch

The Details: This football viewing party is taking place on Sunday, January 20 at the swanky Sky Blue space at the Sky Lodge. Gourmet snacks and cocktails will be offered (in other words this isn't your standard sports viewing party).

Courtney Love at The Star Bar

The Details: Courtney Love is performing in Park City on Monday, January 21. Enough said, you'll have to be there to truly appreciate this performance.

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