"Clap, bitches, clap! Clap, bitches, clap!"
Just another night with Miami's favorite fierce crew from the Garret. This time, the monthly Catwalk: A Night of Vogue moved to Little Haiti, all part of the big #IHAITIBASEL line-up that took over a part of town usually left out of the Art Basel flurry.
Produced by Miami creative initiative MGKAT, #IHAITIBASEL is an interactive map, linking visitors to local businesses, artist-run spaces, and commercial galleries in the neighborhood. Available online and mobile-friendly, the #IHAITIBASEL map is an open forum, where local spaces and residents submitted locations, creative events, and random happenings during Miami Art Week.
After days of experimental sound and visual programs and live performances from Richard Kennedy of Hercules and Love Affair, Mykki Blanco, and more, Saturday's MGKATWALK event culminated in a night of drinks, dance, and the one-and-only Zebra fuckin' Katz.
The Little Haiti Thrift and Gift Store (5865 NE 2nd Ave.) was ground zero for most of the #IHAITIBASEL events.
There was sequins, make-up, and accessories for days. Pre-performance thrifting should be the new staple.
The photo booth was a popular mugging spot, naturally.
Clear the floor. Make way. Sissy that walk.
Zebra Katz, in true menacing, fashion-centric Zebra Katz form, made his slow entrance in a hood with slits for eyes.
Some mic trouble slowed things down but the BLK WICCAN powered through.
The night brought out artists like Jillian Mayer, Autumn Casey, and, yes, Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric -- a refreshing mix of attitudes and personalities amid the Basel VIP/RSVP snob shit show.
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Here's hoping #IHAITIBASEL brings it again next Art Basel!