It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you may have missed around Miami. It's impossible to be everywhere, but hey, we can try to keep our Eye on Miami.
December 31, Pamela Anderson Hosts New Year’s Eve at Fifty Ultra Lounge
New Year's Eve was filled with pulsating music and nonstop entertainment from the 50-story rooftop Fifty Ultra Lounge, along with the sexiest celebrity guest host, Pamela Anderson. She was joined by friends David LaChapelle and Elaine Lancaster, who helped the blond bombshell ring in the new year.
December 31, 1 Hotel South Beach’s Mediums & Mischief 2016 NYE Bash
The newly opened 1 Hotel South Beach was the hot spot for celebs this year to ring in 2016. The eco-chic hotel was the ultimate bachelor pad to stars like Spencer Liff, Bryan Singer, River Viiperi, Chace Crawford, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, and Chris Colfer.
December 31, Busta Rhymes at Rockwell NYE 2016
Those who hustled into Rockwell for the countdown to 2016 were in for a treat, with the one and only Busta Rhymes pumping up the house with amazing vibes during his wild performance.
December 31, Havana Nights NYE at the Catalina Hotel
Partygoers came out to the Catalina Hotel to say goodbye to 2015 with a bit of Havana style. What better way to ring in the new year than with champagne toasts and all the right vibes?
December 31, Questlove at Basement Miami New Year’s Eve
Revelers partied to the sounds of Questlove, Jus Ske, Chelsea Leyland, and DJ Mateo. Basement Miami was flooded with sparklers, bottle parades, and all the hottest beats.
December 31, Mondrian New Year’s Eve 2016
Mondrian South Beach was the ultimate party destination for Miami’s high-flying revelers. The ultra-luxury hotel presented an unforgettable celebration that brought out a huge crowd from near and far.
December 31, Icon New Year’s Eve 2016
Icon Nightclub was a cinematic celebration as partygoers flooded one of Miami’s newest hot spots to enjoy champagne toasts and the best vibes.
January 1, Skrillex at Story
It was an epic first night of the year, with Skrillex gracing Story Miami with a party for the books. The bubbly was flowing as guests danced their way straight into the early hours of the weekend.
January 2, Kaskade at LIV
Kaskade lit up LIV to top off an insane first weekend of 2016. The dance floor was slammed with partygoers ready to welcome the new year with confetti showers and the house DJ legend.
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January 2, La Pachanga at Ball & Chain
Crowds flooded Ball & Chain to get down to some live music and celebrate the first weekend of 2016.