Saturday's Best Art Basel Events: Questlove, PAMM Gala, Basel Castle
So you're hungover. You're tired. Your feet are still aching from spending all week in heels, and your apartment is strewn with event flyers you don't even remember taking. There's a lot you don't remember about the past couple days, actually.
Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons "Man up." --Questlove
You've been Basel-battered, Basel-bruised, Basel-beaten-the-fuck-up.
But you know what? Things could be worse. You could've dropped your life savings on a work of art that'll be valueless next year. You could've hooked up with a muralist. Hell, you could've publicly embarrassed yourself by mistaking Diddy for Kanye.
But missing out on the Art Basel experience? That's the worst fate of all. So man up, Baselites, and get back out there. You can sleep when you're dead. Or, at least, when it's Monday.
Basel Castle: The annual party returns with a DJ set by SBTRKT, Chance the Rapper, Been Trill, and Travi$ Scott. The main event goes down at Grand Central Park, and after the party there's the afterparty at Grand Central (the club).
Noon-11 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$50. Visit baselcastle.com.
"Curiosity" Swiss chalet: That random art installation floating near the Miami Marine Stadium? It's finally open to the public. You can walk right out onto the "floating iceberg" for a once-in-a-lifetime Miami experience (the wintry atmosphere), as well as a pretty sweet view of the stadium.
Saturday, noon-10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Firefighter Artist: Looking for an art hero? You won't do much better than Wynwood firefighter Chris Dudot, aka "duwerks," who created a mural of the Miami skyline for the neighborhood's Fire House 2. Tonight, he takes his talents to Segafredo Brickell.
9 p.m. Visit facebook.com/iafflocal587.
Questlove: The man, the ever-present hair pic, the legend of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He's bringing his Roots-y sounds (see what we did there?) to Mana Wynwood tonight.
Doors at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Visit artbaselmanawynwood.com.
Premiere PAMM Gala: Art Basel's biggest masterpiece -- the new Perez Art Museum Miami -- is hosting this year's most exclusive party: the official PAMM opening gala. Seven hundred celebrities, art bigwigs, and very, very, very important people will crowd PAMM for drinks, dinner, dancing, and a performance by Marc Anthony. If you scored an invite to this party, you're kind of a big deal.
7-11 p.m. Visit pamm.org.