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WHAT TO CHECK OUT AT BASEL TODAY
Get started at:
Still Life on Cushion. South Beach, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Art Basel can take a lot out of even the most experienced gallery browsers so take a second to get zen at this meditation event. It’s going down not too far from the Scope art fair so maybe you can swing by there after you find your center.
Then head to:
Umbrellas of Little Havana Festival. Little Havana, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This mini-festival in the middle of Miami Art Week showcases some funky paintings and designs on patio umbrellas along with music, crafts from local vendors, and plenty of art for sale along Calle Ocho.
And end the night with:
Questlove: Art Week DJ Set. Upper East Side, 10 p.m.
Close out your Saturday by checking out a set from the band leader of The Roots who has been the DJ at parties for everyone from Barack Obama to Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s free with an RSVP so we’d recommend getting there early.
Want to bookmark our full guide to Art Basel with our best tips on how to experience it right? Here’s that link.
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BASEL
TELL US THE CRAZIEST ART YOU'VE SEEN AT BASEL
We want to know from you: What’s a piece of art you’ve seen at Art Basel that you just can’t stop thinking about?
Call us at (786) 529-7534 so you can describe it to us and tell us what it made you think or feel.
We’ll save your voicemails and use the best, most entertaining ones for a Basel video wrap-up highlighting the most out-there art that got presented this year.
OUR PARTNER EVENTS
🧘Today: Find your center with Innergy Meditation and remain present this Basel season (Miami Beach)
🖼️Through Sunday: Check out the work of emerging Miami-based contemporary artists at Prizm’s Art Fair (Multiple Locations)
🎨Through Sunday: Explore the latest edition of Raw Pop Up in a historic abandoned department store. Get 20 percent off if you use this link. (Downtown)
🍽️Thursday, Dec. 13: Enjoy dinner and a movie as the Wynwood Yard and O Cinema team up for this special series (Wynwood)
🎄Thursday, Dec. 13: Celebrate the wonder of the holidays at the biggest startup party in the Magic City (Little Haiti)
🍰Saturday, Dec. 15: Feast on baked goodies from local vendors and vote for your favorites (Wynwood)
🎁Tuesday, Dec. 18: Have yourself a merry time at this Miami social impact holiday celebration (Wynwood)
🎭Through Sunday, Dec. 23: Immersive theater meets historic motels, during Miami Motel Stories (MiMo)
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🎅Grab breakfast and a photo with Santa Claus (Brickell)
🎁Watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on the water (North Miami Beach)
📻Party at a Basel-edition of Fool’s Gold Day Off (Wynwood)
🎸Catch some folk tunes at the Barnacle (Coconut Grove)
🌈Join the Wigwood crew and drag queen Queef Latina at 777 International Mall (Downtown)
🏥Get a check up and other free services at this health fair (Liberty City)
🎥Take a Basel Batman break at this screening of “Batman Returns” (Coral Gables)
💪Check out a women-only arm wrestling tournament (Little Haiti)
🎻See Christian McBride live at the Pinecrest Gardens (Pinecrest)
♀️ Party at this showcase of women artists, chefs, bartenders and DJs (Mid Beach)
🎻Check out a hip-hop orchestral performance (Coral Gables)
🐶Bring your pups and meet other pet owners at this dog walking event (Brickell)
🌟Listen to an orchestral performance of holiday songs (Pinecrest)
⛵Drinks some beers and vibe to yacht rock at this holiday toy drive (Doral)
🎵Close out Basel at this Afro-Caribbean party (South Beach)
🎄Hear Christmas carols at the “Harmonies for the Holiday” concert (Palmetto Bay)
🎸Catch Miami’s own Pterodactyl playing live at Lagniappe (Midtown)
🍺Celebrate the first day of Concrete Beach’s “12 Days of Cerveza” (Wynwood)
🖌️Get artsy at this painting night at Topgolf (Miami Gardens)
🎄Listen to an orchestral performance of holiday songs (Coral Gables)
🗣️Hear storytellers talk about their instincts at The Moth’s StorySLAM (Downtown)
🎥Catch a screening of “Mixed Nuts” at the Hotel Gaythering (South Beach)
🍝Enjoy some great pasta for $10 at Fratelli la Bufala (South Beach)
Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag @thenewtropic on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with a New Tropic membership.
THAT’S IT FOR TODAY
Happy Baseling! 👩🎨