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The local’s guide to Art Basel 2016

Miami Art Week – which is Art Basel plus a bajillion other smaller art shows, concerts, and parties – can be super overwhelming. There’s the big tents, Art Basel and Design Miami on Miami Beach, a bunch of gallery openings from Wynwood to the Beach, and even warehouse concerts by III Points.

But no stress, we’ve got a guide for you with all of our top events, concerts, fairs, and art exhibits to check out this coming week.

And if you want to ask any questions in person, we’ll be hanging out at the Wynwood Yard every day for a few hours at a locals-only info booth to give you the inside scoop on what’s up that day. Stop by and say hi. Here’s the full schedule.

Tuesday Nov. 29
Wednesday Nov. 30
Thursday Dec. 1
Friday Dec. 2
Saturday Dec. 3
Sunday Dec. 4

Tuesday, Nov. 29

What: The opening party of the Rubell Family Collection’s latest exhibit, “High Anxiety: New Acquisitions”
Where: Rubell Family Collection, 95 N.W. 29 St., Miami
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How: The opening party is invite-only, but if you want to try your luck, there’s more info here. The gallery will be open to the public starting Nov. 30.

What: Faena Forum’s world premiere dance commission entitled “Once with me, Once without me,” featuring dancers from the Miami City Ballet School.
Where: Faena Forum, 3300 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
When: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
How: $25, buy tickets here

What: YoungArts opening reception, featuring the “When We Were Young” exhibit and a site-specific installation called “Roots” by José Parlá.
Where: National YoungArts Foundation, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., exhibit continues through Dec. 4
How: Free, more info here

What: Speak Fridays “Laugh out Loud,” a comedy show hosted by Kevin Hart’s team. They’re in Miami looking for the next big comic.
Where: The Anderson, 709 N.E. 79th St., Miami
When: 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (two shows)
How: $10, buy tickets here

What: Opening Reception of Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya, Phase II, a series of site-specific art pieces and performances set in various rooms throughout the museum
When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. [Editor’s note: This date has been corrected.]
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami
How: $10, get tickets here

Wednesday Nov. 30

What: The reveal of Bass Art Museum’s Miami Mountain, an art exhibit in Collins Park, followed by a reception at the Miami Beach Regional Library
Where: Corner of Collins Avenue and 21st Street on Miami Beach / Miami Beach Regional Library courtyard at 227 22nd St.
When: Reveal is at 6 p.m. Reception follows.
How: RSVP here

What: A DJ set by UK artist James Blake, hosted by III Points
Where: Magic City Studios, 6300 N.E. 4th Ave., Miami
When: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
How: $35, buy tickets here

What: Resident Advisor party featuring DJ sets by Floating Points, Dam-Funk, and The Black Madonna
Where: The Factory at Magic City Studios, 6300 N.E. 4th Ave., Miami
When: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
How: $25, buy tickets here

What: Prizm Art Fair preview event “The Famous Art Critics,” a dinner gathering and conversation on the Miami Science Barge for multicultural art enthusiasts
When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Miami Science Barge, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
How: $75, get tickets here

What: Design Escape at the Miami Ironside Complex, an outdoor event in Little River featuring shopping, dining, bocce, and art viewing.
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. [Editor’s note: This date has been corrected.]
Where: Miami Ironside, 7500 to 7800 N.E. 4th Ct.
How: Free, more info here

What: Love Lost, Miami art exhibit featuring failed relationships from our local residents.
When: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Filling Station Lofts, 1657 North Miami Ave, Miami
How: Free, more info here

What: Artsy and Soundcloud present Collective Reality (All we really know is that it’s an “immersive artistic experience,” but it sounds rad.)
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
How: Invite-only, but more info here if you want to try your luck

Thursday Dec. 1

What: Superfine! The Fairest Fair – Miami Lawn Society + “It’s Super Miami…” (with performances by Patrick and the Swayzees, Afrobeta, and K Pasa USA. We will also be on site with special edition Art Week postcards for free!)
When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 56 Northeast 29th Street Miami, FL 33137
How: $7.77 or $33.33 for the all access pass, get tickets here

What: A concert featuring Young Thug + Shlohmo, hosted by III Points
When: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: Magic City Studios, 6300 N.E. 4th Ave., Miami
How: $35, get tickets here

What: Basel House, a free art and music event featuring impromptu guests, nightly programming, and installations.
When: Dec. 1 to Dec. 4, 12 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: Bitter Truth, The Shops at Midtown Miami, 3252 N.E. 1st Ave. #124, Miami
How: Free, more info here

What: Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale (hors d’oeuvres and Bombay Sapphire cocktails in the Lincoln Road parking garage to celebrate Russell Simmons’ Artisan Series finale)
When: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m
Where: 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
How: Invite only, but more info here

What: Super 8 hotels are giving away 60 pieces of art hanging on their walls to make way for new art
When: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 2213 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami
How: Just show up, first come first served

What: Love Lost, Miami, A meditation session hosted by Modern Om & Jojo Tea to take a break from all the Basel insanity
When: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The Filling Station Lofts, 1657 N. Miami Ave., Miami
How: Free, RSVP here

What: A concert at PAMM featuring Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire, and special guest Uncle Luke
When: 9 p.m. [Editor’s note: This date has been corrected.]
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
How: Free for members, non-members can get information about a membership here

What: The Art of Manhood, an exhibit from BMe Community and the Millennials Project celebrating local men and their commitment to female empowerment.
When: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Venture Cafe
1951 N.W. 7th Ave., Miami
How: RSVP here

Friday Dec. 2

What: A free brunch at ArtCenter/South Florida and ArtCenter/Downtown to talk art
When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach + ArtCenter/Downtown, 1035 N. Miami Ave. #300, Miami
How: RSVP here

What: Faena Bazaar, an open market bazaar, conversation, and book signing.
When: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 34th St. and Collins Ave., Miami Beach
How: Free, more info here

What: Love Lost, Miami, Conversations About Love (It’s exactly what it sounds like)
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: TBD
How: Request an invite here

Saturday Dec. 3

What: INC Night out, an exclusive Art Basel event hosted by Wilmer Valderrama
When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Oasis at the Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (18th St. Entrance)
How: RSVP here

What: arTEA @ Superfine! An evening tea party and cocktail hour in the back garden of Superfine! The Fairest Fair, featuring mojitos and a special DJ set by Lady Miss Kier of the band Deee-Lite
When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 56 N.E. 29th St., Miami
How: $11.11, buy tickets here

What: III Points concert featuring Chet Faker and Mount Kimbie
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Magic City Studios, 6301 N.E. 4th Ave., Miami
How: $40, buy tickets here

What: Where are my keys, Day 1, a lush island party by The Electric Pickle and Rhonda INTL
When: 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: A secret island location
How: $30 to $60, buy tickets here

Sunday Dec. 4

What: Acid Sundays w/ ACID PAUL, a concert hosted by III Points
When: 2 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: The Factory at Magic City Studios, 6301 N.E. 4th Ave., Miami
How: $20, buy tickets here

What: Miami Street Stories, a photo hunt with @IGersMiami
When: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 101 W. Flagler St., Miami
How: Free, more info here

What: X Contemporary art exhibit closing party (Exactly what it sounds like)
When: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
How: You might have to wiggle your way in, more info here

What: Love Lost, Miami, Finding Your Nation State of Love, a presentation by Julia Ford-Carther about what it means to find your exact balance in life
When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The Filling Station Lofts, 1657 N. Miami Avenue, Miami
How: RSVP here

What: Where are my keys, Day 2, a lush island party by The Electric Pickle and Rhonda INTL
When: 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: A secret island location
How: $30-$60, buy discounted tickets here

Fairs to follow:

Art Basel
Design Miami
Untitled
Context
Spectrum
Satellite
Aqua
Pulse
Superfine! Art Fair (Use code MIAMITROPIC for a discount)
Prizm
Art Africa
Miami Project
Miami Street Photography Festival

Cool art to watch out for:

The Global Rainbow by Yvette Mattern
A rainbow made of lights will project through the city, and be visible stretching from the Design District to Miami Beach from Nov. 28 and through Dec. 3, 6 p.m. to midnight daily.

Soundscape Park screenings
The New World Center’s projection wall and surround sound system will showcase films, videos and sound focused on “artists whose works connect to music in some way.” The showings start on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and run through Saturday, Dec. 3. Here’s the full schedule.

The Miami Herald also has a pretty rad Art Finder app. Check it out here. Happy Basel!

  • Anonymous

    Check the dates on these. Some are wrong like cashmere Cashmere Cats at Pamm.

    • Roshan

      Sorry about that. Fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

  • Anonymous

    Check the dates on these. Some are wrong like cashmere Cashmere Cats at Pamm.

    • Roshan

      Sorry about that. Fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

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