Break out your fur hats and Prada ski accessories. The film and fashion set is headed uphill and they are ready to party. For nine days Park City, Utah celebrates American and international independent filmmakers, and awards will be given to the documentaries and dramas that prevail. We’re most looking forward to see what laughs Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fischer bring to us in their new comedy Bachelorette; and how Elizabeth Olsen steals some thunder from her sisters debuting two movies, Red Lights and Liberal Arts.
Of course, with the celebs in town, every company is vying for that visible marketing spot so there is no shortage of free booze, gifting suites and DJs throwing together an icy mix. Here are the five top parties you have to hit should you be comin’ ‘round the mountain:
Join the younger crowd at the Gen Art and 7 for All Mankind party that’s going strong after five years. Head to the Sky Lodge where emerging actors like Lizzie Caplan, Alexia Rasmussen, and Ari Graynor will all eye each other up and down wondering who is going on to become the next big thing on the silver screen.
Friday, Jan. 20. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sky Lodge at 201 Herbert St. Park City, UT
What festival or major event isn’t Deadmau5 at these days? Sure, we miss the days when his electro sound was reserved for those who actually enjoyed house music—but if you are going to join the masses and go to his show, it’s a lot cooler to see him alongside Tommy Lee and DJ Aero in Park City than crammed in with a crowd of bridge & tunnel at Roseland Ballroom. Put it this way: Everyone in town will be there, so just go and enjoy yourself.
Sunday, Jan. 22. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Harry O’s at 427 Main St. Park City, UT
Swing by The Studio on Main at just about any hour and you’re sure to find something that excites you. By day, The Fred Segal Salon and Spa will be providing blowouts and makeup touchups and Kitchen 24 will act as a diner if you’re in need of a quick bite. To go with that bite, Patron will have an interactive tequila bar and The Painted Nail will be handling manicures. Expect to see Kevin Spacey, Steve Buscemi, Emma Roberts, Paul Giamatti, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Bosworth and Stanley Tucci who are all scheduled to swing by. Also on the list are Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone—Aerosmith Crazy video reunion, anyone?!
Jan. 21-26. Opening at 10 a.m. daily, 608 Main St. Park City, UT
When Playboy calls, men follow. So expect the regulars like the cast of Entourage and David Spade. The funny thing is that the party is being held in honor of a very talented filmmaker named Andy Nguyen and hosted by a great actor named Anthony Mackie—but you know everyone that attends will be searching for the bunnies is snow shoes. It’s being hosted by Bombay so grab a gin martini and celebrate like Hef would.
It’s Tao—It’s Marquee—It’s Google—It’s T-Mobile. So basically everyone will be here supporting either a club owner or hoping that the gift bags contains a new Smartphone. Funday at Tao Park City With Google Music + T-Mobile is the official name—so with a budget like they have, the party will probably be great, and you will have fun, drink a lot, run into movie stars, be encouraged to tweet to a certain hashtag and upload photos. The next day be sure to google yourself so you can see what on earth you did at this daylong party. Who doesn’t like s Sunday, funday?
Sunday, Jan. 22. All Day, 225 Main St. Park City, UT
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