Basel 2013: Ten Free Weekend Parties
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; grandcentralmiami.com. Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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; grampsbar.com. Free with RSVP at email@example.com. "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; grandcentralmiami.com. 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; grampsbar.com. Free with RSVP at lookalivefest.com. 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."
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; delano-hotel.com. Free with RSVP here. Get your free techno dose of Supplement Facts with Guy Gerber and Ryan Crosson at the Delano.
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 nadawave.com. 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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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; thefreehand.com. Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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; grampsbar.com. 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.
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; lmntartsmiami.com. 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.
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; manawynwood.com. Free with RSVP at foolsgoldrecs.com/dayoff. Ages 18 and up. Visit artbaselmanawynwood.com. "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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