Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Party Guide

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Party Guide
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Spring break forever.

Yes, art world, Art Basel in Miami Beach is almost here. And you can pretend all you want that you're coming to Miami exclusively for the high-brow art and lectures, but nobody's going to judge you if you manage to get some serious partying done while you're in town. This is Miami, and if there's one thing we're really good at, it's partying.

And rest assured, there will be tons of parties during Miami Art Week. From the completely free to invite-only, here is the most complete collection of musically driven, nightlife events — with a dash of art thrown in, because, you know, we aren't savages. And thanks to a generous 5 a.m. closing time — 24 hours in Miami's Park West district — there's plenty of time for you to make an Art Basel mistake. (Good news is that mistake probably has a flight back to New York to catch on Sunday.)

Check back often for updates, because we will continue to update this list as more events get announced. Don't see your event listed here? Send us an email.

Tuesday, December 1

Slap & Tickle Art Basel with Dave1. 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via showclix.com.

Favela Beach with Mr. Brainwash, Jus-Ske, Ruen, and Reid Waters. 11:30 p.m., Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3130; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $50 to $70 via wantickets.com.

Walls of Change Opening Night, Wynwood Walls, 2516 NW Second Ave., Miami. Free and open to the public from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Surf Lodge's Snarkitecture party hosted by Out Of Order magazine and editor Dorian Greenspan, the Hall South Beach, 1500 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 10 p.m.; by invitation only.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami Opening Night with live performances by Shamir and Poorgrrrl, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. By invitation only.

Soho House Kick-Off Party hosted with White Cube and Vinyl Factory, Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.; by invitation only.

DuJour Magazine party with Hilary Swank, Nan Bush, Bruce Weber, Adrien Brody, and more, Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. From 8:30 p.m. to midnight. By invitation only.

Flaunt Magazine and Guess present the [Ctrl-C] + [Ctrl-V] Issue party, with performances by Pusha-T and the Martinez Brothers, Nautilus, 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 10 p.m. By invitation only.

Satellite After Party with Leonce (Fade To Mind), James Chance (solo), and Diamond Terrifier/M.Beharie (DJ set). Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 7 p.m.

Illuminate the Night with Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie), Brickell City Centre, 750 S. Miami Ave., Miami. By invitation only.

Rum & Bass with Walshy Fire, Corey Chase, Silent Addy, Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami. No cover.

Basement First Anniversary Party with Seth Troxler, Nicolas Matar, and Orazio Rispo, hosted by Silencio, Paper Magazine, A Hotel Life, and One Management, Basement Miami at Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP to reservations@basementmiami.com.

Wednesday, December 2

Behrouz & Friends Art Basel Edition with Damian Lazarus, Behrouz, and Bedouin, Wall Lounge, 2210 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets $50 via wantickets.com.

A Very Superfine! Kickoff Party with Baio (of Vampire Weekend) and Lauv, presented by Superfine! House of Art and Design, the Citadel, 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets $25 via superfine.design/tickets.

Baby's All Basel present by Poplife and Baby's All Right. Location TBA. RSVP at babysallrightmiami.splashthat.com.

The Surf Lodge's Jeremy Scott party, the Hall South Beach, 1500 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 10 p.m.; by invitation only.

Casa Bacardi curated by Swizz Beatz, 35 NE 29th St, Miami. Artists TBA.

William Mackrell's live installation presented by Gen Art, Flaunt Magazine and Dawn of Man, Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach. 7 to 10 p.m.; by invitation only.

Le Baron Pop-Up, FDR at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Satellite Party with Jeanann Dara, Don Devore/M. Beharie/Diamond Terrifier, James Chance, Drooids, Peter Fonda, R Gamble, L. Sangre, and Shredder at Jazz Club at Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Dubwise with Yaadcore and Tippy-I, Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami. No cover.

DJ Harvey, hosted by Whitewall Magazine and Babel, Basement Miami at Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP to reservations@basementmiami.com.

Snowbirds + Flamingos in association with Art Report, hosted by Joshua Menendez and Michelle Leshem with DJ Kindness (NYC) and Wrestlers (live), Libertine, 34 NE 11th St., Miami. $15 at the door; RSVP at libertinemiami.com/snowbirds.

Face Value presented by PHHHOTO, HyperHyper, and Sotheby's, with a performance by Sophie, QT (DJ set), and Doss (DJ set), 1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free with RSVP at phhho.to/facevalue.

Thursday, December 3

PAMM presents "Dimensions" by Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange) and Ryan McNamara, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Open only PAMM Sustaining and above level members as well as Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, and Art Miami VIP cardholders.

Life and Death Art Basel with Tale Of Us, Mind Against, Thugfucker, and special guest Richie Hawtin, Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami. Doors 9 p.m.; tickets $15 to $66 via residentadvisor.net.

Connan Mockasin, Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors 10 p.m.; tickets $15 to $20 via showclix.com.

A Jetset Jubilee with Aeroplane with a super special guest (TBA), presented by Superfine! House of Art and Design, the Citadel, 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets $25 via superfine.design/tickets.

Immortal Technique with Hasan Salaam, DJ Static, and El B. 7 p.m. at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Ages 18 and up.

Baby's All Basel present by Poplife and Baby's All Right. Location TBA. RSVP at babysallrightmiami.splashthat.com.

Fuck Art Let's Dance with Kim Ann Foxmann, Justin Strauss. Psychic Mirrors (live), and Miami Players Club, Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets $10 to $5 via residentadvisor.net.

The Surf Lodge, along with Shepard Fairey, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Art Alliance: The Provocateurs celebrate artist Sage Vaughn, the Hall South Beach, 1500 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 10 p.m.; by invitation only.

DJ Mustard. 11 p.m. Thursday, December 3, at E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St, Miami. Tickets cost $20 to $40 via 11miami.com.

Casa Bacardi curated by Swizz Beatz, with Alicia Keys, Hannah Bronfman, Guru, and Nan Kwabena 35 NE 29th St, Miami.

Le Baron Pop-Up, FDR at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Never Never Pop-Up, Nautilus, 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Open until 4 a.m.; by invitation only.

No. 8 Pop-Up with Chris Bachmann, Jus Ske, and more. Thursday, December 3, at Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

Tumblr’s Shack-tacular! with art by Art by Marc Dennis and special treats from Shake Shack, 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. From 9 to 11 p.m. First-come, first-served.

Upcoming Events

Galore's Basel Bombshells presented by Tumblr and Delmar Swim, with special performance by Miguel and DJ sets by Mia Moretti, Chelsea Leyland, YesJulz, and Sam French, Rockwell, 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 11 p.m.

Satellite Party with Prince Rama, ZS, PC Worship, M. Beharie, Reptile Chapel, Objekt, Ultrademon, Clay Wilson (Bunker NY), Zemi17 (Bunker NY), and visuals by Trouble, at Jazz Club at Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Fractal Basel with TRUTH, Somejerk, Nocturnal Status, Afro Monk, and more, 122 NW 25th St., Miami. Tickets $15 at fractalbeach.com.

We For Real House Party with DZA and Arthur Baker, WeWork Miami Beach, 350 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. RSVP at weareallfriendshouseparty.splashthat.com.

28Newsstand Pop-Up, 28 NE 14th St., Miami. 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. 28Newsstand.com.

Cosmo Baker, Matthew Law AKA DJ Phsh, and DJ Ynot, Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami. No cover.

Giorgio Moroder and Horse Meat Disco, hosted by Yabu Pushelberg, Basement Miami at Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP to reservations@basementmiami.com.

Basel House, RC Cola Plant, 594 NW 23rd Street, Miami. From noon to 2 a.m.

MuzArt presents Rony Seikaly and Casey Kiss, Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach. Doors 10 p.m.; tickets $30 via residentadvisor.net

Friday, December 4

When Pigs Fly presented by Link Miami Rebels with artists TBA, Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets $15 to $35 via residentadvisor.net.

tINI and Bill Patrick, Heart Nightclub, 50 NE 11th St., Miami. Tickets $20 to $30 via residentadvisor.net.

Paris Hilton, Wall Lounge, 2210 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets $50 to $80 via wantickets.com.

Safe Off/Basel 2015 with Martyn, the Black Madonna, and Diego Martinelli, Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets $18.35 to $21.15 via residentadvisor.net.

Miami Nice Art Basel, All-White Yacht Party, South Beach Lady, Hyatt Dock, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets $60 via wantickets.com.

Jamie xx and Four Tet, presented by III Points and Young Turks, at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami. Doors 9 p.m. Tickets $25 to $400 via showclix.com.

Miami Hearts Design, hosted by Karelle Levy with a KRELwear living installation, with Afrobeta and Millionyoung, presented by Superfine! House of Art and Design, the Citadel, 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets $15 via superfine.design/tickets.

Avey Tare (Animal Collective) DJ set with Byrdipop and Uchi (live), Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors 10 p.m.; tickets $15 to 20 via showclix.com.

Nakid Magazine Issue Release Party celebrating Jen Stark. 10 p.m. Friday, December 4, at Libertine, 40 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-363-2120; libertinemiami.com. Admission is $10; RSVP at libertinemiami.com/nakid.

Baby's All Basel present by Poplife and Baby's All Right. Location TBA. RSVP at babysallrightmiami.splashthat.com.

The Surf Lodge's André Saraiva party with special performance by Mickey Madden of Maroon 5, the Hall South Beach, 1500 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 10 p.m.; by invitation only.

Casa Bacardi curated by Swizz Beatz, with Pusha-T, DJ Esco, and A-Trak, 35 NE 29th St, Miami.

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons and Rosario Dawson, Beach Tent at Nautilus, 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 8:30 to 11 p.m.; by invitation only.

Bootsy Bellows Pop-Up with Vic Mensa, Devin Lucien, and Balthazar Getty. Friday, December 4, at E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St, Miami. Tickets cost $20 to $40 via 11miami.com.

Le Baron Pop-Up, FDR at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

MoMA PS1 party, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; by invitation only.

Never Never Pop-Up, Nautilus, 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Open until 4 a.m.; by invitation only.

Rumors with Guy Gerber. Friday, December 4, at 1 Hotel, 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. RSVP via Residentadvisor.com.

Basel Castle presents Armand Van Helden, 1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Satellite Party presented by Fade To Mind with Kingdom, Total Freedom, MikeQ Leonce, and visuals by Trouble, at the Pharmacy, 7430 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 10 p.m.

28Newsstand Pop-Up, 28 NE 14th St., Miami. 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. 28Newsstand.com.

1Oak Pop-Up with Virgil Abloh (Flat White), Jus Ske, and Chapman, Rockwell, 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 11 p.m.

Look Alive Fest with Silver Apples, Wolf Eyes, Ava Mendoza, Eartheater, Greg Fox, Snakehole, Treasure Teeth, and Other Body, Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets cost $15 to $18 via Eventbrite.com.

G. Love and Special Sauce, Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami. Starts at 10 p.m. No cover.

Soulection Takeover with Joe Kay, Sosupersam, and the Whooligan, Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami. No cover.

“Barefoot” Afterparty hosted by A$AP Rocky and Mark Anthony Green, Highbar at Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. From 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. By invitation only.

"Rap Tees" Launch Party with DJ Ross One and DZA, hosted by Peachfuzz, Basement Miami at Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP to reservations@basementmiami.com.

Basel House, RC Cola Plant, 594 NW 23rd Street, Miami. From noon to 2 a.m.

Playroom Art Basel Edition with Behrouz and surprise guests, Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach. Doors 10 p.m.; tickets $30 via residentadvisor.net.

Scope Official Party with Mack Wilds and Lil Dicky, Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. By invitation only.

Saturday, December 5

Danny Howells, Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach. Doors 10 p.m.; tickets $20 via residentadvisor.net.

Crew Love Art Basel with Soul Clap, PillowTalk (live), Nick Monaco, Navid Izadi, Jeremy Ismael, and Miami Players Club, Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets $15 to $35 via residentadvisor.net.

Big Times in Little Haiti with Jeffrey Paradise (of Poolside), Gilligan Moss, and Krisp, presented by Superfine! House of Art and Design, the Citadel at 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets $25 via superfine.design/tickets.

DJ Mustard & Fabolous. 9 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at Toejam Backlot, 150 NW 21st St., Miami; toejambacklot.com. RSVP via CLSoundtrack@fresh.guestcode.com. 

David Squillace. 11:30 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3130; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $70 via wantickets.com.

III Points Art Basel Concert Series with A$AP Rocky and Kaytranada. 9 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-0371; manawynwood.com. Tickets cost $25 to $50 via showclix.com.

Baby's All Basel present by Poplife and Baby's All Right. Location TBA. RSVP at babysallrightmiami.splashthat.com.

Casa Bacardi curated by Swizz Beatz, with Swizz Beatz & DMX, DJ Runna, Araab Muzik, and Wiz Khalifa (DJ set), 35 NE 29th St, Miami.

Le Baron Pop-Up, FDR at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

DJ Savi. 11 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St, Miami. Tickets cost $20 to $40 via 11miami.com.

Never Never Pop-Up, Nautilus, 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Open until 4 a.m.; by invitation only.

Basel Castle presents Chromeo (DJ set), 1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Satellite Party with Ghostface Killah, Dawn Richard, Antwon with special guest Lil Ugly Mane, Collapsing Scenery, and Kingdom (DJ set), Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. From 4 to 9 p.m.

Satellite Party with Otion Front, Dre Skull, the Large, Jubilee, Wildlife!, and visuals by Trouble, at the Pharmacy, 7430 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 8 p.m.

1Oak Pop-Up with DJ Daddykat (Wiz Khalifa), Jus Ske, and Chapman, Rockwell, 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 11 p.m.

G. Love and Special Sauce, Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at 9 p.m. No cover.

Slick Rick, Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami. Starts at 10 p.m. No cover.

Kon, Morse Code, and Induce, Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami. No cover.

28Newsstand Pop-Up, 28 NE 14th St., Miami. 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. 28Newsstand.com.

Anonymous Gallery Miami Vice Party with DJ Lee Foss and Lazaro Casanova, Basement Miami at Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP to reservations@basementmiami.com.

Basel House, RC Cola Plant, 594 NW 23rd Street, Miami. From noon to 2 a.m.

Little Sister Afterparty presented by Spinello Projects and Porter + Sail with Nomi Ruiz (Hercules + Love Affair/Jessica 6), Bonnie Beats, Michelle Leshem, Libertine, 34 NE 11th St., Miami. Door at 10 p.m. No cover; RSVP at libertinemiami.com/spinello.

Sunday, December 6

The Visionquest Experience with Visionquest (Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves), DJ Three, Behrouz, and more, Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets $20 to $30 via residentadvisor.net.

Dark Basel with Necro and Madchild. 7 p.m. at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Ages 18 and up.

Hard 2 Leave Presents A-Trak. 11 p.m. Sunday, December 6, at E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St, Miami. Tickets cost $20 to $40 via 11miami.com.

Baby's All Basel present by Poplife and Baby's All Right. Location TBA. RSVP at babysallrightmiami.splashthat.com.

ANTS with Gorgon City and Andrea Oliva. 11 p.m. Sunday, December 6, at Story, 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Ticket cost $30 plus fees via flavorus.com.

Basel Tov 2015 hosted by YesJulz, Highbar at Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. From 2 to 6 p.m.

Flat White (Virgil Abloh) and PartyNextDoor, hosted by Who's Who and Unknwn, Basement Miami at Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP to reservations@basementmiami.com.

28Newsstand Pop-Up, 28 NE 14th St., Miami. 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. 28Newsstand.com.

Basel House, RC Cola Plant, 594 NW 23rd Street, Miami. From noon to 9 p.m.

Le Baron's Last Hurrah, Libertine, 34 NE 11th St., Miami Beach. Starts at 4 a.m. By invitation only.

Part with Nu Art Basel Closing Party, Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach. Doors 9 p.m.; tickets $20 via residentadvisor.net.

Nickodemus, DJ Moma, and Erick Paredes, Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami. No cover.


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