Sundance 2019: All the hot-spots you need to know about

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The 2019 Sundance Film Festival is almost here.

Some of Hollywood’s biggest names and most promising rising stars will descend upon Park City, Utah, over the next two weekends for one of the industry’s most prominent festivals, which will see a slew of buzzworthy films and television shows debuting to eager audiences ready to discover the next big title.

Throughout the festival, there will be countless dinners, panels, concerts, premiere parties and other star-studded events taking place at a variety of hot spots and branded experiences scattered around the snowy locale.

Ahead of Sundance 2019, we’re giving you a rundown of the most exciting experiences, parties, hangouts and more where you can expect to see celebs and filmmakers throughout the festival:

DIRECTV Lodge presented by ATT: Hosted in the former Zoom space, the multi-purpose venue will house the Variety Studio, where the festival’s biggest names will stop by to get their portraits taken, as well as daily invite-only lunches for celebrities and influencers at its Jon Vinny’s pop-up restaurant. The space will also host the Hello Lounge, which will offer daily coffee and nightly cocktails, where exclusive events will address issues around LGBTQ content creation, diversity and more.

Stella Film Lounge: Stella Artois brings back its popular hot-spot on Main Street, hosting a slew of live-streamed conversations, star-studded premiere parties and thought-provoking panels celebrating filmmakers and artists that are pushing for increased inclusivity, diversity and gender parity in Hollywood. The brand will also honor the recipients of its second annual Stella Artois-funded Film Finishing Fund grants in conjunction with Women in Film during the festival.

TAO Park City: The most exclusive pop-up at Sundance returns for TAO Group’s 11th year in Park City, located once again at The Yard and presented by Stella Artois. Guests who are lucky enough to get inside will sip on Casamigos cocktails as DJ Ruckus, Vice and Mel DeBarge play sets — oh, and there’ll be a surprise performance on Friday night.

Idris Elba arrived towards the end of night two at TAO Park City, where guests were treated to Tequila Don Julio 1942 and hot chocolate at the Tinder outdoor lounge.

(Credit: TAO Park City/Al Powers/Powers Imagery)

Post Malone delivered a surprise performance on night two of TAO Park City, where guests were treated to Tequila Don Julio 1942 and hot chocolate at the Tinder outdoor lounge.

(Credit: TAO Park City/Al Powers/Powers Imagery)

Debra Messing posed for photos in RUDSAK’s Melodic jacket at the IndieWire Studio Presented by Dropbox.

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Singers M.I.A. and Joan Jett hung out together at the IndieWire Studio Presented by Dropbox.

(Credit: IndieWire)

Aisha Tyler congratulated Sandra Lee on her Creative Coalition Award during the Creative Coalition’s Annual Spotlight Awards Gala Jan 21 at the KIA Supper Suite before flying out on a JetSuiteX Sundance pop-up flight the next day.

(Credit: Lu Chau for KIA Supper Suite)

John Legend and Common hit the stage together at the Wanderluxxe House in Park City during the Common and Friends party, where guests enjoyed The House of Rémy and Casamigos cocktails.

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Jon Hamm picked up two pairs of mou boots — including a women’s pair for someone special — at the IndieWire Studio presented by Dropbox at Sundance.

(Credit: Clayton Chase for IndieWire)

Sara and Erin Foster partied with pals Jennifer Meyer and Yael Cohen at TAO Park City, where guests were treated to Don Julio 1942, as well as hot chocolate at an exclusive outdoor Tinder lounge.

(Credit: TAO Park City/Al Powers/Powers Imagery)

Hillary Swank hung out at the JetSuiteX Lounge in The Music Lodge during Sundance over the weekend.

(Credit: Douglas Barnes/Invision for The Music Lodge/AP Images)

Black Eyed Peas members Taboo and attended “A Dinner for Change, Celebrating: MASTERS OF THE SUN,” a benefit dinner and conversation about social injustice and how to activate they hosted with, KRS-One, Rakim and Jason Isaacs at the KIA Supper Club.

(Credit: Lu Chau for KIA Supper Suite)

Brody Jenner joined DJ Politik onstage at TAO Park City, where guests were treated to Tequila Don Julio 1942 and hot chocolate at the Tinder outdoor lounge.

(Credit: TAO Park City/Al Powers/Powers Imagery)

“Vanderpump Rules” star Lala Kent and boyfriend Randell Emmett partied at TAO Park City, where guests were treated to Tequila Don Julio 1942.

(Credit: TAO Park City/Al Powers/Powers Imagery)

Priyanka Chopra and Octavia Spencer snapped a selfie at the IndieWire Studio Presented by Dropbox.

(Credit: IndieWire)

Elijah Wood DJ’d and sipped on Casamigos cocktails at the “Mandy” premiere party at the WanderLuxxe House in Park City.

(Credit: Getty Images for WanderLuxxe)

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Wanderluxxe Filmmaker Lounge: Essential Costa Rica and luxury membership service Wanderluxxe will team up to host a variety of daily wellness activities (think: daily yoga with Lululemon, a sauna and facials), panels and premiere parties. Guests can sip on Costa Rican coffee and expect to see a slew of famous faces coming in and out all weekend long.

Aprés Lounge Beach Club featuring Veuve Clicquot: Montage Deer Valley celebrates the 200th anniversary of Veuve Clicquot’s Rosé created by Madame Clicquot with its famous lounge, located just outside of the resort. The chic lounge offers a special rosé menu that includes caviar.

The Luxury Escape: RAND Luxury hosts the 6th annual experience at the St. Regis Deer Valley Resort, offering festival goers a much-needed break from the oftentimes chaotic scene on Main Street, Park City. RAND will host several events throughout the weekend, including private cast dinners and receptions for the likes of Big Swing Productions, SeriesFest and Tangerine Entertainment.

Kia Telluride Supper Suite: A-List Communications brings back the popular activation for a fifth year, taking over the The Mustang restaurant with cuisine served up by Greene St. Kitchen. Tons of top festival talent are expected to stop by the space to take part in the annual Collider Portrait and Media Studio.

Acura Festival Village: Festival goers will be able to partake in a wide variety of activations here, including an interactive photo booth, performances by the likes of Judah the Lion at the Acura Stage and complimentary hot beverages and Stella Artois beer. The space will host a variety of intimate panel and fireside discussions, including one with The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill.

Wellhaus: The first-ever CBD focused activation at Sundance is an exciting, all-encompassing wellness experience is brought to you by Axcess Entertainment in conjunction with Charlotte’s Web. Throughout the weekend, guests can expect daily talks, panel discussions, VIP activations and the first-ever CBD Gastropub. 

The Vulture Spot: Writers and editors from New York Magazine’s pop culture site will interview and photograph some of the festival’s top talent in this exclusive space for the third year in a row. Autograph Collection Hotels and the Cut, another NYMag brand, will also co-host a “How I Get It Done” panel, in addition to several other star-studded events.

Salesforce Music Lodge: The lively space will celebrate music as a platform for change with an incredible lineup of live performances by the likes of Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. All artists performing at the venue will also take part in a daily happy hour QA with KCRW personality Anne Litt. 

AP Music Lodge: The space, located in the Associated Press Festival HQ, will host daily Mardi Gras bashes in celebration of the documentary, “A Tuba to Cuba,” a film about the history of New Orleans jazz. Guests can expect Louisiana delicacies, appearances by some of the festivals most in-demand names and members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as a variety of musical performances.

Jon Hamm was stunned by Google Home during his stop by the Variety Studio at Sundance Presented by Orville Redenbacher’s.

Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Actress Michelle Monaghan celebrating Sundance at the SPG Amex Late-Night Event at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Michelle Monaghan also tried her hand at magic with celeb magician Justin Willman at SPG Amex Late-Night Event (Saturday, January 21, 2017)

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Elijah Wood grabbed a coffee at the Tim Tam bar at The Variety Studio at Sundance, where he happily took a polaroid for the Tim Tam photo wall to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)

The Walking Dead star, Logan Miller, posed in his cowboy boots and hat in front of the Tim Tam photo wall in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at The Variety Studio at Sundance. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)

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