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NADA Art Fair: New Art Dealers Alliance show. First Thursday-Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th St, Miami, 305-347-7400, www.newartdealers.org.
Nikki Beach. ¬Parthenogenesis¬: Performance by Angelo Musco consists of an enormous white dress with a circular base 30 feet in diameter, which is held up by 11 statuesque pregnant women covered in white make-up, white wigs, and white contact lenses. Fri., Dec. 8, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-538-1111.
Photo Miami. During this art fair, 40 galleries, including Miami-based Daniel Azoulay Gallery and Karpio + Facchini Gallery, will peddle their best in photography, video, and new media, December 7-10, noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for a one-day pass. Soho Building, 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami, www.photomiami.com. Artist Lecture with Enrique Martinez Celaya and Carrie Mae Weems: December 8, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St, Miami, www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Pool Art Fair: Except for opening night, by appointment only. Starting Dec. 8. Fri., Dec. 8, 5-11 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 3-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. Cavalier Hotel, 1320 Ocean Dr, 305-531-3555.
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. 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. 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. Charity Auction: Proceeds from the Scion Installation 3 Art Auction will go to LegalArt and ArtCenter, charities supporting young visionaries and art education. Bidding begins at 3 p.m. Last years auction raised more than $90,000. Fri., Dec. 8, noon. 455 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-532-0200.
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.
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.
Soho Building. Photography, Video, and New Media: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami.
Solange Rabello Art Gallery. Cesar Barroso: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 31. 180 NE 39 St St 122, Miami, 305-571-9302.
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.