Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Party Guide
Photo by Jed DeMoss Darkside
Sure, there's plenty of art to be seen during
Art Basel Miami Beach, er, Art Basel in Miami Beach.
But, let's be honest: You're in Miami. You aren't looking to spend your entire day at the convention center or inside some tent. You want to make irresponsible decisions once the Miami sun goes down.
Here's our always useful Art Basel party guide.
Check back often for updates! And send your Basel party info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Fairs Guide
Monday, December 2
Elton John Aids Foundation & UNTITLED Art Fair Kick-Off Party. Benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Marina Abramovic Institute. Hosted by Marina Abramovic. UNTITLED Pavilion, Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach. Invite only.
Tuesday, December 3
Pompeya. Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-507-7900. Private club; by invitation only.
White Cube Kick-off Party. Hosted by Nick Jones and Jay Jopling. Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-507-7900. Private club; by invitation only.
MOCA + Vanity Fair / Vanity Fair International Party. Featuring work by Tracey Emin. Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Invite only.
Wednesday, December 4
Alabama Shakes. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $36.50 to $45 plus fees via livenation.com. All ages. Call 305-673-7300 or visit fillmoremb.com.
See also: Alabama Shakes on Boys & Girls Follow-Up: "The Songs Coming Out Now, They're Different"
RJD2. Bardot, 3456 North Miami, Miami; 305-576-5570. Tickets via bardotmiami.com.
Chez Andres Pop-up. Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-673-0199.
Touch of Class Showcase. With Signal Flow, disCerN, Pattern Drama, and more. Electric Pickle, 2826 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-456-5613. Tickets via residentadvisor.net.
Kendrick Lamar. Presented by Flaunt, 3P Productions, and Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Mana Wynwood Production Village, 318 NW 23rd Street, Miami. More info via artbaselmanawynwood.com.
Absolut X Art Basel. With Ariel Pink and art installations by Ry Rocklen. Absolut Art Bar, Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets, Miami Beach. 8-11 p.m. absolutx.com.
Absolut Night Court. Absolut Art Bar, Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets, Miami Beach. midnight-2 a.m. absolutx.com.
Silencio. Hosted by Pharrell Williams and video by Takashi Murakami. Featuring a surprise performance. Undisclosed location in Miami's Design District. Doors at 11 p.m. silencio-club.com.
The Drawing Room. Featuring Reed Van Brunschot. Complimentary cocktails by Pernod Ricard from 8-9 p.m. The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach. 8 p.m.-midnight. Free with RSVP to email@example.com.
Chapel. Presented by Heroes & Villains and FRESH.i.AM. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Free with RSVP to freshiam.net/chapel.
R U M O R S Art Basel Edition. Surprise guest TBA. Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach.
Max Fish Pop-up. With DJ Wilder Zobey. Radio Bar, 814 First St., Miami Beach. radiosouthbeach.com.
Hush Art Exhibition. With DJs Ruckus, Ruen and Mike Deuce. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami; 305-674-4860. Tickets $40 for women, $50 for men via wantickets.com.
NADAWAVE. Presented by Common Space and NADA. With Pasific State, Lauren Devine (Live), Lafawndah (Live), DJ Know Kevin McGarry, Nightfeelings/Nick Weiss (Teengirl Fantasy), Jon Santos (Common Space). Installations by UFO 2012. Sandbar, 6752 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-865-1752. Doors at 10 p.m. Free, no RSVP required. nadawave.com.
Le Baron Does Daytime! Hosted by Dani Morla, Chi Chi Menendez and friends. Mondrian South Beach poolside, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach. 2-6 p.m. By invitation only.
Omar's Gala Dinner for the Lady Gaga Foundation. Playboy Plaza Hotel (AKA Castle Beach Club), 5445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Doors 9 p.m. Tickets $250 on a reservation basis only; email firstname.lastname@example.org.