By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Aqua Art Miami: 44 galleries with a strong representation of West Coast dealers. Dec. 4-7. 206-399-5506. Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-538-4361. In Wynwood, 50 more galleries will exhibit contemporary art Dec. 3-7. 42 NE 25th St., Miami, 206-245-8598.
Art Asia: Miami's first international Asian contemporary art fair will make its debut, bringing together more than 60 leading international galleries. Dec. 3-7, noon-6 p.m. Art Asia Pavilion, 3000 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 212-268-6148.
Bridge Miami Wynwood: Building on three successful years in Miami Beach, Bridge will host this event Dec. 3-7. 3401 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 312-421-2227.
Art Miami: More than 115 contemporary art galleries present a selection of art, special exhibitions, outdoor sculptures, and video installations. Dec. 3-7. $15 one-day pass, $20 multiday pass, $10 students and seniors. NE 1st Avenue between NE 32nd and 31st streets, Miami, 888-772-8926.
ArtCenter/South Florida: Kaiju Monster Invasion Miami Beach 2008: An exhibition featuring Japanese monster-inspired interpretations, curated by Harold Golen. Wed., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. 305-674- 8278. ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-674-8278.
Bass Museum Reception: Hosted by Arte al Dia International magazine. Dec. 3, 8-10 p.m. 2121 Park Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-7530.
Bayfront Park. Giants in the City: 30-foot-tall giant inflatable sculptures descend on Bayfront Park. Dec. 2-7. 301 N Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 305-572-0040, 305-358-7550.
Miami Beach between 17th Street and Lincoln Road. Olaf Breuning's Sculpture: Untitled shows a huge bikini girl with a Klee-inspired face. Starting Dec. 3. Daily.
Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. Bridge Miami Beach: Browse nearly 80 rooms of the freshest and most innovative works in international emerging and contemporary art. Dec. 4-7. 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-1160.
The Cavalier Hotel. Full House Pool Art Fair: The show will comprise young contemporary art dealers, artist agents, emerging galleries, artists' collectives, and nonprofit organizations. Dec. 5-7. $10 suggested donation. 1320 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-531-3555.
Charcoal Studios. Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair: Booths featuring emerging and renowned artists and their installations. Dec. 4-7. 2135 NW 1st Ave, Miami, 305-695-8200.
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Visit and Breakfast @ CiFo: Concerts, performances, and panel discussions. Dec. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon. 1018 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-455-3338
Colony Theater. Art Loves Film: presenting the new film Herb and Dorothy by Megumi Sasaki. Fri., Dec. 5, 8:30-11 p.m. 1040 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-674-1292.
Design Miami: A forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating design. Includes galleries, exhibitions, talks, and the Designer of the Year Award. Dec. 3-6. $20. Miami Design District, NE Second Avenue and 39th Street.
Fountain Miami 2008: A guerrilla-style art event dubbed the "Anti Art Fair" for its brash, off-the-wall offerings. Dec. 3-7. Suggested donation of $5. 2505 N Miami Ave, Miami, 917-650-3760.
Fratelli Lyon. White & Black Truffle Celebration for Art Basel Season: A five-course, $325 tasting menu featuring both white and black truffles. Wine pairings available for an additional $100. Dec. 3-6. 4141 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-572-2901.
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.
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.
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.