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PS 14. ¬Art Bastard¬: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 28 NE 14th St, Miami, 305-358-3600, www.ps14.com.
Pulse Miami Art Fair: Thu., Dec. 7, 1-8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2700 NW 2nd Ave, Miami.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach. Morris Lapidus Collection: Debut of five pieces of furniture by the acclaimed architect known for his hotels in Miami Beach features a U-curved armchair from the Eden Roc (1955), a wood-framed upholstered open-back lounge chair from the Sans Souci (1949), a two-piece bench and a round armless barrel chair with a butterfly back from a New Jersey apartment building lobby (1948), and an acrylic-arm sofa from a Miami Beach apartment (1963). More pieces will be added for the January exhibition. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 9. 212-684-0070. www.dennismiller.com. ¬Third Annual Masters Mystery Art Show¬: Featuring 1500 postcards by more than 300 artists, including Romero Britto, Carlos Betancourt, Madonna, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Zac Posen, and Roberto Cavalli. Proceeds benefit Florida International University Masters in Fine Arts Program. Thursdays, Fridays; Fri., Dec. 8. Continues through Dec. 31. 786-525-2239. 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786-276-4000.
Roberto Clemente Park. Culture on the Verge: The opening night party for the Scope Miami Art Fair includes a preview, live performances, and interactive installations courtesy of Gen Art and Scope Miami in association with Flamingo South Beach. Advance tickets are $15 at www.genart.org or 305-695-8200. Tickets at the door are $20. Thu., Dec. 7, 7-11 p.m. Scope Miami 2006: Alternative art fair (in its fifth year) challenges passive viewing by giving visitors a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. 101 NW 34th St, Miami, 305-573-9530, www.scope-art.com.
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.
Sagamore Hotel. The Sagamore Hotel Art Collection: Comprising 450 pieces of contemporary art by recognized emerging and major artists, including Alyson Shotz, Jacqueline Humphries, Leo Villareal, Roxy Payne, and Christine Borland. Daily. Sagamore Video Lounge: Inauguration of the new Sagamore Video Lounge with ongoing screenings of works by Yoko Ono, Cao Fei, Liselot van der Heijden, Timothy Hutchings, Oliver Michaels, Tracey Moffatt, Christina Petterson, Hiraki Sawa, Doug & Mike Starn, and many others. Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m. Continues through Dec. 10. Offstage with Yoko Ono: Yoko Ono will be the guest of honor at a party celebrating the debut of her radio series on XM, Offstage with Yoko Ono. Thu., Dec. 7, 8-11 p.m. 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-535-8088, sagamorehotel.com.
The Savoy Hotel. ¬Scion Installation 3¬: Featured: Skywalkers (a parade with floats created by artists), refreshments and DJs. Thu., Dec. 7, 3 p.m. 455 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-532-0200.
Scope Miami 2006: Alternative art fair (in its fifth year) challenges passive viewing by giving visitors a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. Roberto Clemente Park, 101 NW 34th St, Miami, 305-573-9530, www.scope-art.com.
Seth Jason Beitler Gallery. ¬Water¬: Studies by Miami-based photographer Laura Paresky Gould. Artist reception Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Thu., Dec. 7; Sun., Jan. 14. www.paresky.com. 250 NW 23rd St, Suite 202, Miami, 305-438-0218, www.sethjason.com.
¬Skywalkers¬: Presented by Friends with You, a parade of floats created by artists, Thu., Dec. 7, 2 p.m. From 17th to 5th Street along the beach, Miami Beach, www.friendswithyou.com.
Soho Building. Photography, Video, and New Media: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami.
Soho Lounge. DJ Contra: Another party celebrating Fakturas Pimp My Kart interactive display. Thu., Dec. 7, 10 p.m. 175-193 NE 36th St, Miami, 305-576-1988, www.soholoungemiami.com.
Spinello Gallery. Santiago Rubino/Adriana Farmiga: Reception Saturday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Thu., Dec. 7. 3436 N Miami Ave #1, Miami, 305-576-0208, www.spinellogallery.com.
Steve Martin Studio. ¬New Orleans: The Best of the Best¬: Seven top artists from New Orleans. Features work from gallery owner Steve Martin (no relation to the actor) along with Raine Bedsole, Mark Bercier, Francis Pavy, Nicole Charbonnet, Blake Boyd, and Alan Gerson. First Thursday-Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31. 66 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-576-9221, www.stevemartinstudio.com.
Tides Gallery Atlas Plaza. Tides Gallery: Tides Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition. Receptions will be held Dec. 8 and 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 15. firstname.lastname@example.org. 114 NE 40th St, Miami, www.tidesgallery.com.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Organic Pipes: Gustavo Matamoross musical installation. The artist will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15. 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, 305-250-9133.
The Wolfsonian-FIU. ¬Inside Out¬: Richard Tuttles continuous painting uses the Wolfsonians building as its canvas. Daily. ¬The Jewelry of Sheva Fruitman¬: A selection of minimalist silver jewelry, designed by artist Sheva Fruitman, from Dec. 7-10, for sale at The Dynamo Museum Shop. Thursdays, Fridays, 12-9 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. $7 adults and $5 seniors, students, and children six-twelve. 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1001.