6:30 pm - 11:59 pm


Orpheum Theatre

It doesn’t take an anniversary year to know that Outfest Los Angeles’ Opening Night Gala has been the best party of the summer for decades. The VIP Pre-Party is the see-and-be-seen event where attendees rub shoulders with festival filmmakers and celebrities. Shannon Swindle, James Beard semifinalist Pastry Chef at Tom Collichio’s Craft, has asked some of his friends from the top restaurants in the city to join him to give you a taste of the best LA has to offer. Inside the theater it begins with the presentation of the Achievement Award followed by the Opening Night movie. The night does not end there. Outside and under the stars grab a bite from one of the dozen restaurants and a glass of beer from Angel CityBrewery or a Finlandia vodka cocktail. It’s all on us! The music will get your hips swaying while the magic of the night will have you meeting new friends and creating memories to last another 35 years.


Tickets available here!