Actors Ryan Reynolds and James Franco
Ryan Reynolds and James Franco photo by Jonathan Leibson for Variety

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah — and until Jan. 30, when the winners are announced (by a competitions jury which includes Jon Hamm and Lena Dunham), the ski town will be swarming with Hollywood stars. Here’s where festivalgoers will find talent like Matt Damon (“Manchester by the Sea”), Kristen Stewart (“Certain Women”), Anna Kendrick (“The Hollars”), Michael Shannon (“Complete Unknown”), Kate Beckinsale (“Welcome to the Dollhouse”) and Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez (“The Fundamentals of Caring,” the festival’s closing night choice) — plus some stellar booze, food, snow gear, swag and fun.

Let the games begin.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Delta Festival Shuttle – 11:05 a.m.
LAX Airport
After last year’s success, Delta has once again arranged a curated Sundance-themed flight to transport 180 celebrities and industry elite — who’ll be starting the party early, with perks like a pre-flight brunch and cocktails at Rock & Brews, in-flight entertainment, priority check-in and security access and a special gift.

BLADE Helicopter Lounge – Anytime
The app — which previously operated between Manhattan, Westchester, Miami and Palm Beach — is now offering VIP helicopter services from Salt Lake City to BLADE’s private lounge in Park City, so festivalgoers can “bounce to Sundance” in 15 minutes flat.

SmileDance Dinner -7-11 p.m.
The Park City home of Mimi and Kenny Griswold
Operation Smile founder Kathy Magee, plus Mimi and Kenny Griswold, and friends including Adam Frank, Ben Lyons, Beth Bartolini, Craig Ley, Jessica Meisels, Maile Pacheco and Mariah Perkins will bring together a crowd of industry tastemakers to benefit Operation Smile.

Friday, Jan. 22


Applegate “Reel Food” Cafe – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 22-25
Village at the Lift, 825 Main St.
Stop into this private cafe for a hot meal, or grab a to-go lunch box, and sample their assortment of breakfast tacos and burritos, sandwiches, salads, build-your-own hot dogs, guacamole bar, bacon bar and more, courtesy of Applegate, Wholly Guacamole and the LA Times Photo/Video studio.

Eddie Bauer Adventure House – 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 22-23; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 24
Village at the Lift, 825 Main St.
Moving locations for its third year, the outerwear brand’s adventure-encouraging winter escape will feature a photo experience on a glacier, charging stations, refreshments and an Eddie Bauer Base Camp with an InstaPrint setup and sweets.

Kellan Lutz at Village at the Lift in 2015

Toyota Mirai Music Lodge – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Jan. 22-25
780 Main St.
Back for the 11th year to mix media and music, the green-themed lodge (with the Mirai, a Toyota hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, on display) will present seven live performances, brand showcases and celebrity interviews. The musical roster includes Grammy-nominated artist Andra Day on Friday at 2:30 p.m., indie pop band Air Traffic Controller on Saturday at 4 p.m., Jamie Bendell on Sunday at 4 p.m. and R. City on Sunday at 5 p.m. An Arctic Blast/ Earth Day Network benefit on Friday at 9 p.m. will also feature music by pop star Peppina and New York singer/songerwriter Natalie Gelman.

The Blackhouse at Sundance – Jan. 22-25
804 Main St.
The Blackhouse Foundation, which works to expand opportunities for Black multi-platinum content creators, has a record 30 films and projects in this year’s festival, and a packed lineup of events to celebrate its 10th anniversary year. On Friday, Ted Sarandos will host a conversation sponsored by Netflix at 11 a.m., followed by a Latino Reel panel and discussions. On Saturday, a conversation with Shari Frilot moderated by Effie Brown at 4:30 p.m. will be succeeded by a look at the making of WGN America’s “Underground” with John Legend. HBO will sponsor a Blackhouse and Latino Reel Brunch on Sunday, and CAA will present the making of “Birth of a Nation” with Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union at 2:30 p.m. after that — topped off with a Seagram’s Gin Party at 9 p.m. with music by DJ D-Nice. The high-energy closing night event will feature music by Vikter Duplaix & DJ Low Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu). 

BarclayCard Arrival Presents 364 Main – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Jan. 22-24
364 Main St.
Drink, eat, glam and recharge — per the invite — over daily DJ sets from 3-6 p.m. (featuring N.Y. and L.A. favorites, like Mel DeBarge on Friday, DJ Mr. Best on Saturday and DJ Equal on Sunday), and house DJ Mike Nouveau will hold things down the remainder of the time in BMF’s music-savvy suite.

IndieLounge –  11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Jan. 21-26
710 Main St.
The Independent Filmmakers’ Lounge will have gifting, live music, waffles, cocktails/ mocktails/ coffee and more by day; premieres, screenings, panels and parties — with confirmed guests like Lily-Rose Depp, Justin LongKatie Couric and Kristen Stewart by night. Films being feted include: “Horses and Heroes,” which explores how horses and knights are trained (premiering at 9 p.m. on Friday); Sean Whalen’s “The American Revival Party” (premiering at 5 p.m. on Saturday); “The Green Fairy,” a look into the history of absinthe (tastings happen at 9 p.m. on Sunday, after a Sean Ryan reception at 5 p.m.); “American Is Still the Place” (premiering at 8:30 p.m. Sunday); “Range 15” (premiering 9 p.m. Monday with an event by Maxim Magazine, after a 3 p.m. “Latino Reel” party); and “Catching Up” and “First Girl I Loved” (jointly toasted over light bites and a panel at the Filmmaker Brunch at 12 p.m. on Tuesday).

Canon Creative Studio – 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Jan. 22-26
427 N. Main St.
Have a hands-on experience with Canon equipment, join industry discussions (with experts like Nick Higgins of “O.J.: Made in America” and Joe Passarelli of “Anomalisa”), check out exhibits and score some snacks at this tech-savvy lounge, which will have daily programming through Tuesday.

Acura Studio – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 22-31
201 Heber Ave. at Main St.
During the day, the lodge-style lounge will be open for guests to recharge their phones, grab snacks or conduct interviews, and Acura Hours happy hours (with live DJs via KCRW) will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday. An Acura NSX supercar display will be signed by celebs and auctioned for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and Acura is also partnering with Uber to bring on-demand rides to festivalgoers.

WME | IMG Lounge with Tequila Don Julio – Jan. 22-25
657 Park Ave.
Artists and industry execs will mingle during daytime hours, progressing into private cast dinners and celebrations of this season’s films (over tequila cocktails).

VIDA Tequila WhoWhatWear Pop-Up Lounge – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 22-25
314 Main St.
By day, the pop-up, whose permanent residences will debut in Park City in 2017, will be an invite-only beauty experience (offering hair, makeup and nail services) courtesy of The Glam App and WhoWhatWear, and “uncommon cocktails,” VIDA Tequila-style.

Festival Base Camp Presented by Canada Goose – 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Jan. 22-29
Swede Alley between 4th St. and 5th St., near Transit Centre
Now in its fourth year at Sundance, presenting sponsor Canada Goose (known for its Kensington Parkas, Hybridge Lite Hoodies and recent fashion short “Out There,” directed by Paul Haggis) is debuting Festival Base Camp — a unique outdoor venue that will host food trucks (with hearty Canadian delicacies), concerts, screenings and performances all day long.

The Kickstarter Green Room – 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Jan. 21-26
591 Main St.
Kickstarter is hosting filmmakers and creatives for panels, karaoke, performances and other events, in hopes of… well, kickstarting film things (as $320 million and counting has been pledged to film projects on Kickstarter).

Samsung Studio – 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Jan. 22-26
638 Park Ave.
Experience the festival through the lens of Samsung, which is offering a full schedule of programming including screenings, Q&As, music performances and an inside look at “GONE” (an original VR thriller from Skybound Entertainment, Wevr and Samsung) — plus cafe items and specialty coffee drinks. A reception at 5 p.m. will kick off the first-ever Samsung studio, and other fun components include a visit from the Funny or Die team (3-4 p.m. on Friday), panels with stars like Ellen Page, Nick Jonas and Armie Hammer (12 p.m. each day) and a special #EmojiAllAccess hashtag (which, upon tweeting, could lead to prizes like helicopter rides for Samsung Galaxy owners).

Indiewire in Conversation – 12-3 p.m.; Jan. 22-25
Chase Sapphire on Main St.
Indiewire will present a series of moderated discussions with Sundance filmmakers and talent — including the teams behind “Other People” (Chris Kelly, Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford and Maude Apatow); “Captain Fantastic”; “Swiss Army Man”(Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe and Mary Elizabeth Winstead); “The Free World” (Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss and Octavia Spencer); and “Mr. Pig” (Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph and director Diego Luna).

Kari Feinstein’s Sundance Style Lounge – 12-6 p.m.; Jan. 22-24
580 Main St.
Guests like Gabrielle Union, Chloe Sevigny, Zoe Kravitz and Nick Kroll are expected to stop by for goodies (like Huawei smart watches, Coolway boots, Hippe Beach apparel, CMFR- Luxury outerwear and Flying Lizard jewelry).

Gina Rodriguez and Nikki Reed at Kari Feinstein’s 2015 Style Lounge
Photo courtesy of Kari Feinstein

See More: PHOTOS: A Snapshot of Sundance 2015

Friday, Jan. 22


“Maggie’s Plan” Lunch – 12-2 p.m.
Riverhorse on Main St.
Sony Pictures Classics, Rebecca Miller, Greta Gerwig, Travis Fimmel and producers Rachael Horovitz and Damon Cardasis will celebrate their film about a woman (Gerwig) whose plan to have a baby solo changes when she falls in love with a man married to a woman played by Julianne Moore.

“Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” Premiere – 2:30 p.m.
1200 Little Kate Rd.
HBO’s artsy documentary (airing on April 4) takes viewers inside famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s life, from his early days cap a young NYC artist to his untimely death — with interviews from friends including Brooke Shields and Debbie Harry, and guests will include Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (“Inside Deep Throat”; HBO’s “Wishful Drinking” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Edward Mapplethorpe, Zosia Mamet (“Weiner-Dog”) and  Evan Jonigkeit (“Tallulah”).

ESPN Films’ Official Sundance Premiere Party for the Upcoming “30 for 30” Miniseries Event “OJ: Made in America” – 4-7 p.m.
Cisero’s on Main St.
ESPN Films fetes its five-part documentary miniseries examining race through tracing O.J. Simpson’s professional and criminal trajectory.

Shabbat Dinner at the Sundance Film Festival – 5-9 p.m.
Silver King Hotel, 1485 Empire Ave.
Spirituality, kosher wine, a catered meal and filmmaker hosts — observing Jews in Park City are in luck.

“Swiss Army Man” Premiere Party – 5:30 p.m.
Acura Studio, 201 Heber Ave. at Main St.
Cast including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano and directors/writers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“The Daniels”) will celebrate their film, about an unlikely friendship that forms in the wilderness, at Acura’s Sundance home base.

Life & Style Weekly and Svedka’s Sundance Party – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Indie Lounge
Premium vodka + celebs in the snow will make for something about which to gossip.

Dell’s VIP Filmmaker Dinner Hosted by Adrian Grenier – 7-9 p.m.
Blue Door, 364 Main St.
The “Entourage” star is teaming up with Dell on some events that show how technology is enhancing indie filmmaking — over drinks, music and mingling. The lounge will be open Jan. 22-24, but Grenier will be present for a private dinner with Dell + Adobe to share a special film competition announcement, followed by a fete for his Lonely Whale Foundation at 10 p.m.

“The Eyes of My Mother” Cocktail Party – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge, Bottom of Main St. at Village at the Lift
Kicking off the weekend-long series of events, Stella Artois will be hosting the premiere of this dark drama about a woman confronting tragedy — with stars Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Flora Diaz and writer/director Nicolas Pesce on hand.

Velocity Presents: Chefdance Park City – 7:30 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner; Jan. 22-26
The Memorial Building, 427 Main St.
The five-night culinary event kicks off with chef Nyesha Arrington of Venice restaurant “Leona,” and will follow with chefs Louis Tikaram (EP LP), Luigi Fineo (Rivabella), Georges Perrier (Le Bec-Fin) and Jonathan LeBlanc (Toscano) each manning the kitchen for a night (the final a benefit for Operation Smile– with performance by “Dancing with the Stars'” Mark Ballas). On Saturday, there will also be an after-party hosted by Yoshiki of X Japan, with a DJ set by Balthazar Getty. The digs will also serve as US Weekly’s media lounge by day.

Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon and Nikole Beckwith at ChefDance 2015
Courtesy of Chefdance

“Wiener-Dog” Premiere Party – 8-11 p.m.
Annapurna Pictures and Killer Films, and stars Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Zosia Mamet and Kieran Culkin, do it doggy-style at this private event, and will enjoy a custom menu by Food Network “Chopped” star Aaron Sanchez.

The Official ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Pre-Party Presented By Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers – 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Bar 53 at Rock & Reilly’s
Elijah Wood will be DJing with his partner Cowie at this bash for the L.A.-set tale about a man who runs a disco walking tour.

Stella Artois Kickoff Party – 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge
Expect filmmaker talent in the form of Antonio Campos, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Rebecca Miller, Josh Mond, Ira Sachs, James Schamus, Todd Solondz and Whit Stillman (who’ll also be on the 1s and 2s).

Netflix “Chelsea Does” Event – 10 p.m.
Tupelo, 508 Main St.
Netflix celebrates their four-part docuseries exploring topics from marriage to drugs to racism to Silicon Valley, hosted by Chelsea Handler (who also has a forthcoming talk show for Netflix).

Chelsea Handler, Ted Sarandos and Nicole Avant at Netflix’s Golden Globes VIP Reception 
Photo by REX/Shutterstock

“Miles Ahead” Premiere Party – 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
Samsung Studio
Sony Pictures Classics and director/star Don Cheadle will celebrate their look into the life and music of Miles Davis.

“Morris from America” Premiere Party – 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Bar 53 at Rock N Reilly’s, 427 Main St.
An American bash in honor of Chad Hartigan’s Germany-set coming-of-age story.

TAO Park City Pop-Up Nightclub – 11 p.m. – ??
Village at the Lift
Last year’s partiers included Joe Manganiello, Zoe Kravitz, Kellan Lutz, Zachary Pinto and Margot Robbie, and this year, the Tao Group is teaming with Tequila Don Julio on the exclusive pop-up nightlife experience — where bottles of Tequila Don Julio 1942 will grace the tables and DJs like Brody Jenner and Devin Lucien, VICE, Mel DeBarge, Politik and Equal will move festivalgoers on the dance floor.

Chris Pine and Zoe Kravitz get down at Tao Park City 2015.

“Goat” After-Party – 11:30 pm – 2am
Great Point Media, Killer Films and Rabbit Bandini Productions celebrate “Goat” — a story about brotherhood put to the test, starring Nick Jonas — at an invite-only soiree presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred.

See More: Sundance 2016 U.S. Competition Titles

Saturday, Jan. 23

Variety Fandango Studio at Sundance Presented by Dockers – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Jan. 23-26
625 Main St.
is teaming up with Dockers, Fandango, Autograph Collection Hotels, Woolrich John Rich & Bros. and photo partner Shutterstock for this year’s super-sized festival suite — where VIPs will be outfitted in luxury items from Dockers khakis to Woolrich Arctic Parkas, while enjoying cocktails and desserts inspired by Autograph Collection’s independent hotels. The festival’s top film talent and directors — including Casey Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Kyle Chandler, Don Cheadle, Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig, Armie Hammer, Chelsea Handler, Nick Jonas, Elisabeth Moss, Imogen Poots, Michael Shannon and Kristen Stewart (who’ll also be at Variety’s Indie Impact dinner on Sunday) — will all come through to give interviews for Variety’s video series and to have portraits taken by Shutterstock. Stay tuned for the end result.

Lena Dunham and Toni Collette at the 2015 Variety Studio at Sundance Presented by Dockers

Los Angeles Film L.A. Brunch – 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Riverhorse, 540 Main St.
Film L.A. will host this Sundance Institute-sanctioned culinary event.

Syracuse Sundance VPA Brunch – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
350 Main St.
This meal, organized by Syracuse’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and Newhouse School of Journalism for alumni and colleagues in the arts, is hosted by Rob Light (partner and Managing Director, CAA), Sean Carey (VP Acquisitions-Netflix) Monica Levinson (Trumbo) Barry Baker (Lee Equity) and others.

 – 12-6 p.m.; Jan. 23-24
Blue Iguana , 255 Main St.
Gifting maven Debbie Durkin’s eco-friendly luxury suite (benefiting Choices Recovery and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles) will feature Handbag Republic vegan handbags, Burnetie eco-friendly boots, Chariot Travelware custom luggage and other goodies — along with cocktails, mocktails, LaCroix sparkling water, an organic breakfast buffet by Whole Foods, a coffee bar and media center.

Sundance ASCAP Music Café – 2 p.m.; Jan. 22-29
Rich Haines Gallery, 751 Main St.
ASCAP has curated a lineup of new and emerging performers, including StingAir Traffic Controller, R. City, Naomi Wachira, Yoshiki, Josh Osborne, Charles Kelley and Moors, who’ll take the stage daily starting at 2 p.m.

“Gleason: The Diary of a Saint” Party – 2-4:30 p.m.
Chase Sapphire on Main
IMG, Dear Rivers Productions and Exhibit A celebrate their documentary about New Orleans defensive back Steve Gleason’s life — and in addition to Steve and Michel Gleason, Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints quarterback), D’Qwell Jackson (Indianapolis Colts), Eric Johnson (formerly of the Saints and husband to Jessica Simpson) and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam will be present.

 “Tallulah” Party – 3-5 p.m.
Wasatch, 250 Main St.
Route One Entertainment, Maiden Voyage and SteelHouse celebrate the drama — about a Beverly Hills housewife who hires a stranger to watch the toddler she’s desperate to be free of — with help from stars Ellen Page, Allison Janney and Uzo Aduba.

Nylon + Dream Hotels’ Apres Ski Party – 4-7 p.m.
Penthouse at Main + Sky, 201 Heber Ave.
New York’s popular Dream hotel brand — coming to Hollywood soon — heads to Sundance for their third annual soiree, where DJ Mel DeBarge (from Dream Downtown’s PH-D) and a snowboard wall created by New York street artist AVone will set a stylish tone.

“Manchester By the Sea” Premiere Party – 6 p.m.
Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, Anna Baryshnikov and C.J. Wilson will celebrate their story (which also stars Michelle Williams) — about a man who returns home to care for his 16-year-old nephew after his brother dies — at this private event.

“Joshy” Cocktail Party – 6-8:30 p.m.
Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge
A man reconnects with his friends at his bachelor party in this comedy starring Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate, Lisa Edelstein, Alison Brie, Lauren Weedman and writer/director Jeff Baena, who’ll all be sipping on Stella.

Philadelphia Film Society Sundance Reception – 6-8:30 p.m.
Bar 53 at Rock & Reilly’s 

“Lo and Behold” Premiere Party – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Acura Studio
A cocktail bash toasts the premiere of Werner Herzog’s documentary on how the Internet has made the world more connected.

Verge Party – 7-10 p.m.
Eddie Bauer Adventure House at Village at the Lift
Verge Founder and creative director Jeff Vespa has a knack for identifying talent “on the verge” of stardom (like Star Wars’ John Boyega) — and this year’s picks include Francesca Eastwood, Markees Christmas and Royalty Hightower.

“The Girlfriend Experience” Premiere – 8 p.m.
Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main St.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, Vanity Fair’s Krista Smith and Michael Hogan honor Steven Soderbergh, Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz’ limited series starring Riley Keough as a New York call girl.

Catdance Film Festival Event – 8-11 p.m.
Guests will don cat ears and virtual reality goggles to experience cat-life first-hand at this reception and cat film competition hosted by “New Girl’s” Hannah Simone.

The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Awards Gala – 8 p.m.
KIA Supper Suite with The Church Key, Cisero’s Restaurant
At the KIA Motors America and A-List Communications three-day supper pop-up, Stella & Dot will celebrate their spring collection and The Church Key’s chef Steven Fretz will take charge of the kitchen — giving away his famed brown donuts on Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon, and hosting nightly dinner parties with Maestro Dobel Tequila cocktail pairings. The kick-off culinary event will feed diners including Spotlight Initiative Award honorees Spike Lee, Nate ParkerKevin Smith, James Purefoy, Anna GunnHarley Quinn Smith and Alysia Reiner, plus Lily-Rose Depp, Margo Martindale and Gabrielle Union — and a reception for “Christine,” starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall, will follow.

WGN America’s “Underground” with John Legend – 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
VIDA Tequila Lounge at David Beavis Gallery
Following a panel discussion at 7 p.m., “Underground” exec producer Legend and the cast and crew will sip on VIDA Tequila cocktails, snack on food by Provisions and “break free” in honor of WGN’s thriller about united plantation slaves.

Akiva Goldsman, Joe Pokaski, Misha Green, John Legend, Mike Jackson and Anthony Hemingway at WGN America ‘Underground’ Panel at the Winter TCA Tour
Photo by Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

“Captain Fantastic” Premiere Party – 9-11 p.m.
Acura Studio
Director Matt Ross and cast members including Viggo Mortensen, Kathryn Hahn and Steve Zahn will celebrate their film about a father of six who’s forced to leave the Pacific Northwest forests and re-enter society.

“31” Premiere – 9-11 p.m. party, 12 a.m. screening
350 Main, 350 Main St.
Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie and the cast of the Alchemy horror film will imbibe cocktails prior to a midnight screening.

“Trash Fire” Cocktail Party – 9:30-11:15 p.m.
Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge
Adrian Grenier, AnnaLynne McCord, Matthew Gray Gubler, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, Ray Santiago, star in writer/director Richard Bates Jr.‘s story of a man and his girlfriend who become entangled in a murderous web, and will all be present to fete the romantic horror flick.

Adrian Grenier at the Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop at Sundance in 2015

“The Greasy Strangler” Premiere Party – 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (or “til the grease runs out”)
Photage Film Louge, 628 Park Ave.
Get greasy (their words) with DJs Elijah Wood, Zach Cowie and special guest Andrew Hun, while consuming greasy hotdogs and creamy cocktails — and please wear one pink item of choice, each.

The Official “White Girl” After-Party – 11:30 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Bar 53 at Rock & Reilly’s
A college girl goes to all lengths to win her crush — and the partying efforts will match at this bash with VIPs including Justin Bartha, Morgan Saylor, Brian “Sene” Marc, India Menuez and Annabelle Dexter-Jones.

Sunday, Jan. 24

SAGindie/Sundance Actors Brunch – 11 a.m.
Café Terigo
Only thesps — like Emayatzy CorinealdiMatthew Gray Gubler, Adam Pally, Jason Ritter and Yolonda Ross — will make the invite cut at the private 19th annual “actors only” brunch soiree.

Women in Film 10th Annual Sundance Filmmakers Panel – 12 p.m.
350 Main Bistro
After a light brunch and the awarding of grants, the non-profit advocating for women in film will present their 10th annual panel discussion, featuring filmmakers including “The Intervention’s” writer/director Clea Duvall, “Sophie and the Rising Sun’s” writer/director Maggie Greenwald and “Tallulah’s” writer/director Sian Heder.

Pat Mitchell, Keri Putnam, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and WIF President Cathy Schulman at Women in Film’s 2015 Sundance Brunch

Fifth Annual Array Soiree @ Sundance Lunch with Indiegogo – 12 p.m.
Tupelo, 508 Main St.
Ava DuVernay and Indiegogo founder Danae Ringelmann discuss the need for varied voices in film at this annual luncheon.

4th Annual Sundance GameWatch – 1 p.m.
Tao Park City, Village at the Lift, 825 Main St.
Paige Hospitality Group (N.Y.’s The Ainsworth and its offspring) is giving festivalgoers and VIPs, like Chad Michael Murray, Missi Pyle, Mark Ballas, BC Jean and Octavia Spencer, a happening place to watch the games (the AFC Championship Game at 1:05 p.m. and the NFC Championship at 4:40 p.m.).

Gersh’s AFC Championship Football Viewing Party – 1-4 p.m.
Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main St.
Drinks, grub and prime people-watching come included.

Moose Knuckles’ Epic Outdoor Adventure – 1-5 p.m.
Meet at Banhof Sports
The activewear company — worn this week by Zac Efron, and recently by Kate Bosworth and Katie Holmes — invites guests to come showshoeing with their squad on an invite-only adventure that will include complimentary Moose Knuckles ski gear, s’mores and spirits.

Lil Jon at Moose Knuckles’ 2015 Sundance event

“Southside with You” Premiere Party – 2:30-4:30 p.m.
St. Regis Deer Valley, Library Lounge, 2300 Deer Valley Drive East
IM Global and WME host the premiere of this biographic telling of how future President Barack Obama wooed his lady on Chicago’s South Side — presented by RAND Luxury, and where hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks and fine wines will be served to guests including executive producer John Legend and stars Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers.

Raise Your Glass with Canon Party – 4 p.m.
Canon Creative Studio
Canon’s fourth annual bash toasts Sundance 2016’s most photo-worthy.

Showtime Network’s “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to off the Wall” Dinner – 5-8 p.m.
KIA Supper Suite with the Church Key
Director Spike Lee and cast will attend this soiree celebrating their look into the King of Pop’s life, from his days at Motown Records to his 1979 “Off the Wall” album.

Spike Lee supporting Michael Jackson at the 69th Venice Film Festival.
Photo by Camilla Morandi/REX/Shutterstock

“Lovesong” Cocktail Party – 6-8 p.m.
Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge
A road trip forges a deeper bond in writer/director So Yong Kim’s loving drama starring Jena Malone, Riley Keough, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold and Amy Seimetz — who’ll be ready to pop some (Belgian beer) bottles.

Horizon Awards – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Eddie Bauer Adventure House
“Dallas Buyers Club” producer Cassian Elwes will be in the house.

The Museum of Modern Art Dinner – 7 p.m.
The Deer Valley home of Chris and Liz Apgar
MoMa’s chief curator of film, Rajendra Roy, and the MoMa team will toast “80 Years of Film” at the historic art museum.

“The Hollars” Premiere – 7-9 p.m.
Acura Studio
John Krasinski celebrates his film about a NYC artist who returns to Middle America with his pregnant girlfriend on the night of his mother’s brain surgery – with help from cast members including Anna Kendrick, Margo MartindaleRichard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day and John Groban.

HBO Documentary Films Celebration – 7-10 p.m.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave.
HBO fetes its lineup of docs — ”Becoming Mike Nichols,” “How to Let Go of the World (And Love all the things Climate Can’t Change)”; “Jim: The James Foley Story”; “MappleThorpe: Look at the Pictures”; “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper”; “Suited” and “Unlocking the Cage” — over spirits and steak.

Bottoms Up with Buffalo Jeans – 8-10 p.m.
Blue Door at 364 Main St.
Cocktails, bites & beats — plus killer jeans.

“Yoga Hosers” Cocktail Party – 9 p.m.
The cast — including Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Justin Long, Austin Butler, Tyler Posey, Adam Brody, Ralph Garman and director/writer Kevin Smith — will celebrate at a private invite-only party.

Variety’s Indie Impact Dinner presented by Samsung Galaxy View – 8-9:30 p.m.
Galaxy Lounge at Samsung Studio, northwest corner of Main St. and Heber Ave.
Kristen Stewart will present Kelly Reichardt, director of “Certain Women” — which stars Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern as three trailblazing small-town women whose lives intersect — with her award at Variety’s intimate dinner affair.

Kristen Stewart at the Variety Fandango Studio Powered By Samsung Galaxy at the Toronto International Film Festival
Photo by Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

“Under the Gun” Premiere Party – 8:30-11 p.m.
Toyota Mirai Music Lodge
This celebration for Stephanie Soechtig’s film about the Sandy Hook massacre, exec produced and narrated by Katie Couric, will be emceed by publicist-turned-DJ Henry Eshelman.

“Indignation” Cocktail Party 9-11 p.m.
Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge
Philip Roth’s 2008 novel — about a Jewish college student in ’50s Ohio — comes to life courtesy of stars/party guests Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts and writer/director James Schamus.

“Outlaws & Angles” Dinner – 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
KIA Supper Suite with The Church Key
Outlaws invade a frontier family’s home in the drama, which stars Luke Wilson, Francesca Eastwood, Chad Michael Murray, Teri Polo and Frances Fisher — who’ll all be at the festive dinner party.

“As You Are” Premiere Party – 9 p.m.-midnight
St. Regis Deer Valley, 2300 Deer Valley Dr. East, RAND Luxury Lounge
Cocktails, wine and snacks will be provided to guests (including the film’s stars, Mary Stuart Masterson and Amandla Stenberg) — so, well, come as you are.

Shudder & Sundance Institute’s First Official Midnight @ Sundance Film Festival Party  – 11 p.m.- 2 a.m.
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St.
King Woman will perform live at the AMC-backed horror streaming service’s first official Midnight fete.

“Kate Plays Christine” Cocktail Party – 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge
In writer/director Robert Greene’s dark doc, actress Kate Lyn Sheil gears up to play news reporter Christine Chubbuck (who killed herself on national TV in 1974) — though the festivities will be a bit lighter.

Monday, Jan. 25

Women at Sundance Brunch – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave.
Donna Langley and Elizabeth Banks have a girly chat at this female-empowering breakfast hosted by Refinery29.

SAGIndie/Sundance Filmmakers Lunch – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Café Terigo
“Solemates'” Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Birth of a Nation’s” Nate Parker and “Yoga Hosers'” Kevin Smith host a private luncheon for their fellow filmmakers.

IMDb Annual STARmeter Award Ceremony & Cocktail Party honoring Bryce Dallas Howard
“Fan favorite” star Howard, who’s at the festival with the short film she wrote/directed, “Solemates,” will get kudos.

“The Birth of a Nation” Party – 6-9 p.m.
Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr. and director/ writer Nate Parker will celebrate their drama about a slave liberation movement in the South.

“Lovesong” Party – 6-8 p.m.
Jena MaloneRiley KeoughBrooklyn DeckerRyan Eggold and Amy Seimetz will privately celebrate their film about female friendship.

Kentucky Film Commission Dinner – 6-8:30 p.m.
Bar 53 at Rock & Reilly’s

“Yoga Hosers” Cocktail Party – 6-8:30 p.m.
KIA Supper Suite
Johnny Depp could drop by this cocktail bash celebrating his film about two teenage yoga enthusiasts who team up with a man-hunger — and co-stars including his daughter Lily-Rose DeppTyler Posey, Austin Butler, Justin Long and Harley Quinn Smith will be on hand.

Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Johnny Depp, along with Amber Heard, Stella McCartney and Orlando Bloom, at Stella McCartney’s 2016 Fall Presentation party last week 
Photo by Rex/Shutterstock

The Treachery of Sanctuary Interactive Exhibit – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Park City Museum, 528 Main St.
Art fans can check out a special viewing with creator Chris Milk (and Don Julio Tequila drinks).

“The Land” Party – 7-10 p.m.
Acura Studios
The Filmmakers and Mass Appeal’s will fete Erykah Badu, Nas, MGK, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Jorge Lendeborg and Moises Arias, who star in this story of skateboards and drug discoveries on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio.

Tequila Don Julio Presents a Screening of “Certain Women” – 8:30 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema 4
Director Kelly Reichardt will be on hand for a Q&A post-screening to answer… certain… questions.

 and BuzzFeed Technology Dinner 
– 8:30 p.m.
Wahso Asian Grill, 577 Main St.
Variety’s co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein and BuzzFeed’s CMO and chief creative officer Frank Cooper III will lead a discussion on how art and technology intersect, over Asian fare.

“Antibirth” Premiere Party: 9-11 p.m.
Acura Studio
Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny will do it up in honor of Danny Perez’s story about a stoner who wakes up from a night of partying with strange illness symptoms.

Cinetic’s Sundance Party – 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Zoom, 660 Main St.
Cinetic, along with Filmbuff and entertainment law firm Sloss Eckhouse Lawco, will bring out a filmmaker- and exec-heavy industry crowd.

“Little Men” Cocktail Party – 9-11:30 p.m.
KIA Supper Suite with The Church Key
Two friends feel the impact of their parents’ fight for a dress shop lease in the drama starring party guests Ira Sachs, Greg Kinnear, David Krumholtz, Paulina Garcia and Jennifer Ehle.

Tuesday, Jan. 26:

Glamour Magazine’s Women Rewriting Hollywood Lunch – 12 p.m.
The Home of Mimi Griswold
Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
and Cindi Leive will host a group of fierce female friends including Rosanna Arquette, Brooklyn Decker, Chloe Sevigny and Katie Couric.

Bai Lunch Celebrating “Eddie the Eagle” – 2-6 p.m.
Bar 53 at Rock & Reilly’s
Erykah Badu, Moisés Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezzy Walker, Jorge Lendeborg and Colson Baker will be in the house.

Mardi Gras Masquerade – 3-7 p.m.
Park City Live, 427 Main St.
The Louisiana International Film Fest is hosting its fourth annual celebration of culture, talent, eats and cocktails — plus a live Louisiana musical performance.

The ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party – 6-8 p.m.
Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe, Rich Haines Gallery, 751 Main St.
This private soiree for filmmakers, ASCAP film composers, Sundance ASCAP Music Café artists and music supervisors will celebrate the marriage of music and film (over booze).

“Mr Pig” Premiere Dinner – 7-9 p.m.
Acura Studio
Diego Luna’s film stars Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph in the story of a farmer who abandons his farm and flees to Mexico — and all three will be on hand for a celebratory feast.

“The Land” After-Party – 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
Bar 53 at Rock & Reilly’s
An after-party for Erykah Badu’s film.

Friday, Jan. 29

“The Fundamentals of Caring” Premiere – 8:30-11 p.m.
Acura Studio
Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez play a caregiver and 18-year-old client with muscular dystrophy in Rob Burnett’s touching film, the festival’s closing night selection.

Happy gallivanting — and look for Variety in the snow!

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