Art Basel Invasion!

Screw the recession. The nation's number one art fest is bigger than ever.

Frost Art Museum. Breakfast in the Park: Featuring an informal lecture by sculptor Joel Shapiro. Free public access. Guided tours of the sculpture park and the new FIU museum. Sun., Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-noon. SW 107th Avenue and 8th Street, 305-348-0401.

GEISAI Miami: Six years since the inception of GEISAI in Japan, this is the second year in Miami. Hosted by Pulse Contemporary Art Fair. Dec. 3-7. $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami.

Green Art Fair Miami: Introducing eco-friendly artists, curators, sustainable designers, and galleries. Dec. 2-7. 3101 Midtown Blvd, Miami.

Marc Seguin's i love america and america loves me, part 2, from Roadkill]
Marc Seguin's i love america and america loves me, part 2, from Roadkill]
Laurie Hogan's The Economics of Heaven.
Courtesy of Schroeder Romero
Laurie Hogan's The Economics of Heaven.

Ice Palace. NADA Art Fair Miami 2008: With 88 emerging art galleries from 18 countries, this fair is renowned for its unique atmosphere of vast sound stages and gardens. Dec. 3-7. 1400 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-672-5117.

Lowe Art Museum-UM. Brunch: "Charles Biederman: An American Idealist": Inaugural exhibition of the Sheldon and Myrna Palley Pavilion of Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts. Sun., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. 1301 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables, 305-284 6981.

Lummus Park. Houseago Presents: A new, large-scale figure in silver and aluminum. Dec. 3-7. Ocean Drive and 10th Street, Miami Beach.

Crowd: Involves a tour guide, played by a male actor who explains to the audience the work of an artist without works, which can therefore be presented only through a guided tour about nothing. Dec. 3-7. Between 6th and 12th streets, Miami Beach.

Miami Design District. Art Tours: Artist studio visits. Tour groups meet at 3841 NE 2nd Ave, ground floor, Miami. Fri., Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 305-531-8700.

Miami Science Museum. Arte del Barrio Art Show: Arte del Barrio is a multimedia show featuring local painters, photographers, sculptors, video-filmmakers, musicians, DJs, and theater/film actors. 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 29. 3280 S. Miami Ave, Miami, 305-646-4200, 305-642-4200.

Museum of Contemporary Art. Reception. Opening of Anri Sala's latest show. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, executive director and chief curator, MoCA, Dec. 2. 770 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-893-6211.

Photo Miami: This is primarily a contemporary photography art fair, showing photo-based art, video, and new media. More than 60 new and established galleries will present works. Dec. 3-7. $15. North Miami Avenue and 31st Street, Miami, 323-937-4659.

Ponce Circle Park. Art in the Park: Features Santamorena, Big Brooklyn Red, Brendan O'Hara, and Locos por Juana in concert, as well as exhibits by local artists and art lessons for children, Dec. 5. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-644-8888.

Pulse Miami: Featuring new exhibitors from 23 countries in special programs, installations, and events in Wynwood. Dec. 3-7. 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami.

Punk Rock Bourgeoisie: A maze of rooms that allows you to walk into one of Blair Butterfield's decadent and abstract paintings. Dec. 3-7. 2405 NW 2nd Ave, Miami. 904-505-4131.

Red Dot Fair: A sophisticated, friendly fair in the Design District. Dec. 3-7. 36th Street and NE 1st Avenue, Miami, 917-273-8621.

Rubell Family Collection. Private View: Hosted by Jennifer Rubell and Domino magazine. 95 NW 29th St, Miami, 305-573-6090.

Scope Miami: The original emerging art fair returns for it is seventh year, expanded in size and global reach, with 85 exhibitors from 28 countries, and a new 60,000-square-foot pavilion. Dec. 3-7. 2951 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 212.268.1522.

Sculpt Miami: The fair exhibits an outstanding sculpture collection by prominent modern artists from around the world. Dec. 3-7. $5 general admission, seniors half-price, students free. 46 NW 36 St, Miami, 305-448-2060.

Sea Fair: SeaFair presents "Rock the Boat," a luxury showcase of the world's exclusive haute, fine, and vintage jewelers, plus contemporary art and design. Nov. 29-Dec. 7. Miami Beach, 239-949-5411.

Shelborne Hotel. The Artist Fair: Created to allow professional artists to exhibit without gallery representation. Dec. 4-7. 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1271.

South Seas Hotel. Art Now Fair: Encourages participation from new and emerging galleries as well as established galleries new to the art fair scene. Dec. 4-7. 1751 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-538-1411.

Wolfgang Roth & Partners. "Arne Quinze: Sculptures" and "David LaChapelle: Jesus Is My Homeboy": A parody of the way people live, and a reminder Jesus was an advocate for the downtrodden. Dec. 2-Jan. 10. 201 NE 39th St, Miami, 305-531-8241.

The Wolfsonian-FIU. Reception: "Napoleon's Throne from Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris." Fri., Dec. 5, 8-11 p.m. 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1001.

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