By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Colony Theater. ¬Matthew Barney: No Restraint¬: Premiere of the documentary No Restraint by director Alison Chernick. The film follows the creative process of Matthew Barney during the production of his latest opus, Drawing Restraint 9. Sat., Dec. 9, 8:30-11 p.m. www.matthewbarneynorestraint.com. 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-348-5555.
Contemporary Arts Foundation. Rubell Family Collection: The Contemporary Arts Foundation boasts a 30,000-volume library open to the public, 27 galleries, a new media room, and sculpture garden. The Rubell collection is world-famous and roundly revered. Mondays-Sundays. 95 NW 29th St, Miami, 305-573-6090.
David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art. Quisqueya Henriquez, Beth Reisman, Wendy Wischer: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 2234 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-573-8110.
Damien B. Art Center. ¬I Love My Box¬: Artists featured are m lafille, Jon Davis, and Reeve Schumacher. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 8. 282 NW 36th St, Miami, 305-573-4949, www.damienb.com.
Deluxe Arts Gallery. Billie Lynn: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 2051 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-858-7735.
Design District. Art Loves Design: Offical Design District Art Basel Party. More than 40 exhibitions and artists at various galleries and showrooms will be on view between 39th and 40th streets west of NE 2nd Ave . Sat., Dec. 9, 7 p.m.-midnight. www.designmiami.com. 3900 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-573-8116.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts. Sterz: Sterz will create sculptural video installations that explore the structural potential of industrialized materials and the process of digital video. Starting Dec. 9. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6. ¬Daniel Verbis: El/Nudo/en/el/Laberinto: Opening reception: Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30"10 p.m. New drawings, paintings, and a mural that will intersect to become a site-specific installation. Starting Dec. 9. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6. 3080 SW 38th Ct, Miami Beach, 305-774-5969, www.dlfinearts.com.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery. ¬Rituals: Perceptions and Visualizations¬: A look at rituals in daily life includes installation, video, paintings, photographs, and performance by artists from Jamaica, Haiti, St. Martin, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and the U.S. Daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Dec. 11-31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 3938 N Miami Ave, 2nd Level, Miami, 305-573-4046, www.diasporavibe.com.
Directions. Haute Peinture: Tanya Slingsby. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 50 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-571-5595, www.directions-miami.com.
DiVA Fair: The Digital and Video Art Fair actually takes place in a container across the street from the Hotel Victor. This is one of 224 container exhibits. Use the 12th Street entrance. Thursdays-Sundays, 2-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-428-1234.
Dorsch Gallery. ¬20 Questions¬: Reception takes place Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. 151 NW 24th St, Miami, 305-576-1278.
Dot Fiftyone. ¬The Inflatable Villa¬ and ¬unBurden¬: Exhibitions by Luis G. Pons and Mauro Giaconi. Through Jan. 15. Opening cocktail reception with live music 8 p.m.-midnight, Sat., Dec. 9. 51 NW 36th St, Miami, 305-573-9994, www.dotfiftyone.com.
Edge Zones. Zones Contemporary Art Fair: Opening reception. Sat., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. 2214 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-303-8852. Edge Zones. Various Artists: Joy Christensen, Kari Snyder, and many others. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 2214 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-303-8852, www.edgezones.org.
Etra Fine Art. Group Show: Featuring Marco Otero, Beverly Brodsky, Douglas Freed, Silvia Poloto, and Mario Velez. Starting Dec. 9. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 31. 56 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-438-4383, www.etrafineart.com.
The Fairfax. ¬Drunken Letters to Stray Balloons¬: Party hosted by designer Todd Oldham featuring an installation by artist Daniel Joseph, entitled Drunken Letters to Stray Balloons. Sat., Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. 1776 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-398-7888, www.fairfaxsouthbeach.com/.
Faktura Gallery. ¬Pimp My Kart¬: See pimped karts throughout the city every afternoon during Basel. Visit www.pimpmykartmiami.com for times and locations. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 7128 NW 2nd Ct, Miami, 305-758-9005.
55th Street Station. ¬Kubik¬: A high school group called DASH will create a piece called Kubik. Free cocktail party at 6:00 p.m. Kubik is a condominium on the edge of Miamis Design District. Four students from the Design and Architecture Senior High School will create a piece of art an abacus of hand-painted cubes for its public spaces. The students are Julian Haddad, 16; Lazaro Gamio, 16; Jessica Ortega, 16; and Takamitsu Byrne, 17. Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon. & 2-4 p.m. on NE 4th Court between NE 55th and 57th streets, Miami.
Fight or Flight. ¬Fight or Flight¬: The participating artists are Loriel Beltran, Timothy Buwalda, Stephanie Marie Garcia, Carlene Muñoz, Luis Pinto, Vanessa Tomchik, and Christopher Vazquez. Sat., Dec. 9, 7-11 p.m. 2534 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-297-1110.
Filtro a foto space. ¬Abstract Humanity¬: Photos by 2006 Lucie Award recipient Ghada Khunji, Pulitzer Prize finalist Angel Enrique Valentin, and independent photographer Mark Craemer. Film installation by photographer David Tamargo. Screening in the back room will be 90 Miles, by Juan Carlos Zaldvar. Opening reception Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 31. 2320-B, N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-571-9565, www.filtrofoto.com.
Flow Art Fair: Galleries from around the nation are represented. Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-1160, www.flowfair.com.