Basel 2013: Ten Free Weekend Parties

Get ratchet with the "305 Mayor" AKA Trick Daddy.
Get ratchet with the "305 Mayor" AKA Trick Daddy.
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Have you crashed enough exclusive celebrity-studded, liquor-fueled, art-driven Basel bashes yet? We didn't think so.

However, if you've already blown all your cash getting in on that VIP list to see Pompeya at Soho Beach House or Kendrick Lamar at Mana Wynwood, here are ten free Art Basel Miami Beach parties going down this weekend, no bills or invites required.

Now go and get your arty party on.

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Futur. With SBTRTK (DJ), Jacques Greene, Ryan Hemsworth, Amtrac, Tourist, and Samo Sound Boy, and art installations by Ramzi Adek. Friday, December 6, 11 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-377-2277; Free with RSVP to Ages 21 and up. Nothing reps Basel like partying with African masks on to the post-dubstep uhntz-uhntz of SBTRTK, Canadian house tracks from hard-hitter Jacques Greene, and other beat masters, with live art installations by Ramzi Adek.

See also: Basel 2013: Best Music-Related Art Events, From Kanye and Wu Tang to Lady Gaga

Youth Code. With Mike Simonetti, Mikey R., and Benton G. Friday, December 6, 9 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; Free with RSVP at "Chaos with catchy dance undertones" and a whole lotta "sonic fury ..." That's the "EBM+industrial" code the raw-electronic duo Youth Code follows.

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Uncle Luke. With DZA and Fashen. Friday, December 6, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; Free. Shake your ass, get your "Hydraulics" on, and do the "Doo Doo Brown" with Uncle Luke.

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Look Alive Fest, Day Two. With Indian Jewelry, Pontiak, White Mystery, the Wiggins, Lil Daggers, and Nerve City. Saturday, December 7, 9 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; Free with RSVP at Known for their "seizure inducing live shows," Indian Jewelry, along with the 305's own Lil Daggers and Nerve City, and the rest of the hardcore bands at Gramps will definitely leave you "[Looking] Alive."

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Supplement Facts Art Basel Day Party. With Guy Gerber and Ryan Crosson. Saturday, December 7, 7 p.m.-midnight, Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-672-2000; Free with RSVP here. Get your free techno dose of Supplement Facts with Guy Gerber and Ryan Crosson at the Delano.

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NADAWAVE. Fade to Mind Takeover. Presented by Common Space and NADA. With Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, and special guests. Saturday, December 7, 10 p.m., Sandbar, 6752 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-865-1752. Free, no RSVP required. Visit After you've stared at enough portraits of abstract unicorn figures and hand-drawn images of naked boxers with a top hat, cigar, and large man parts at NADA Miami Beach, sound the hip-hop fused EDM "Smoke Alarm" of Nguzunguzu at Sandbar.

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Basel 2013: Ten Free Weekend Parties

WattsUp Photo: Southern Freeze. Featuring photography by Ben Watts and music by Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein. Saturday, December 7, 2-6 p.m., The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; Free with RSVP to Lounging poolside while taking in the artwork of fashion photographer Ben Watts, dancing to tunes from Timo Weiland and Lan Eckstein, and stuffing your face with BBQ? Now that's how we do Basel.

Basel Sunday BBQ. With Black Cobra, Holly Hunt, and Shroud Eater. Sunday, December 8, 5 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; Free. There's a "two-headed monster tearing into the world of heavy music:" Black Cobra. And they'll be causing havoc with local head bangers Holly Hunt and Shroud Eater. Metalheads rejoice.

See also: Black Cobra on Metal and Hard-Core Touring: "Christ, We Did 180 Shows in Ten Months"


The Jambox Official Closing Party. Presented by Ashley Outrageous. Co-hosted by Just Dimy. With Black Dave, Jesse Boykins III, Jasmine Solano, Melo-X, Sin, WIll Brennan, Steven A. Clark, Keith Charles Spacebar, Austin Millz, Bizzy Crook, Nuri, and surprise guests. Sunday, December 8, 2-8 p.m., LMNT, 55 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-572-9007; Admission is free before 4 p.m., but costs $10 after, so get there early. "It's Black Dave in this motherfucker!" So "[get] on [that] grind" and party with the NYC amateur skater-turned-rapper.

See also: Black Dave Talks Rap, Skating, and Basel 2013

Trick Daddy and Fool's Gold Day Off. With A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Dave 1 of Chromeo, Young Thug, Brenmar, and others. As part of Flaunt Magazine, 3P Production, and Mana Wynwood's three-night concert series. Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m., Mana Wynwood Production Village, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-305-5574; Free with RSVP at Ages 18 and up. Visit "We born and raised in the County of Dade." So say your goodbyes to Basel by getting "krunk and loose in the sand" with "305 Mayor" Trick Daddy, label boss, A-Trak, and the rest of the Fool's Gold ratcheteros .

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Grand Central - Closed

176 NW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127


The Garret at Grand Central - Closed
Delano Hotel

1685 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Sandbar Lounge

6752 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33141


Mana Wynwood

318 NW 23rd St.
Miami, FL 33127


The Freehand Miami

2727 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140


Soho Beach House

4385 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140


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