Not-so-secret parties: two A-List-heavy fetes announced at “Goodnight Gansevoort”

Not-so-secret parties: two A-List-heavy fetes announced at “Goodnight Gansevoort”

VIP treatment to come at Goodnight Gansevoort (Image: Vladimer Shioshvili) 

Every year at TIFF, bars, clubs and other venues compete to throw the splashiest party, and this time around, pop-up party destination “Goodnight Gansevoort” seems to be a frontrunner. Goodnight, the text-for-an-invite speakeasy, was named one of the coolest bars in Toronto by the New York Times, and evidently that created enough buzz to make Gansevoort Group’s Michael Achenbaum—rated among New York Magazine’s “Top Five Hosts of the All-Night Party”—want to throw a shindig there during TIFF 2011. Goodnight and Achenbaum will be hosting what they’re calling a “party of select A-listers” on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. We just hope “A-listers” doesn’t translate to a box of Triscuits and a mattress on the floor, because we’ve been to that party, and it wasn’t very fun.