Basel 2013: Wednesday Party Guide
Basel hasn't even officially begun. And we here at Crossfade are already hungover.
Even though the actual art fair opens tomorrow, the cruising and boozing and schmoozing's been in full effect since Monday afternoon, when the early-bird, invite-only charity fundraisers starting serving free drinks and finger foods to celebs, VIPs, and free-loading bloggers.
But tonight, the parties for everyone (and yes, some you're still not invited to) finally get goin'. Just check the cut for Crossfade's 15-party guide to today's Basel 2013 music and club stuff.
See also: Basel 2013: Saturday Party Guide
Alabama Shakes. Wednesday, December 4, 8 p.m., Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $36.50 to $45 plus fees via livenation.com. All ages.
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Silencio. Hosted by Pharrell Williams and video by Takashi Murakami, plus a surprise performance. Wednesday, December 4, 11 p.m., Undisclosed location in Miami's Design District. Visit silencio-club.com.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Touch of Class Showcase. With Signal Flow, disCerN, Pattern Drama, and others. Wednesday, December 4, 11 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets via residentadvisor.net.
Absolut X Art Basel. With Ariel Pink and art installations by Ry Rocklen. Wednesday, December 4, 8 to 11 p.m., Absolut Art Bar, Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets, Miami Beach. Visit absolutx.com.
Kendrick Lamar. Presented by Flaunt, 3P Productions, and Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Wednesday, December 4, 10 p.m., Mana Wynwood Production Village, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-305-5574; manawynwood.com. Visit artbaselmanawynwood.com.
Absolut Night Court. Wednesday, December 4, midnight to 2 a.m., Absolut Art Bar, Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets, Miami Beach. Visit absolutx.com.
Chez André Pop-Up. Wednesday, December 4, Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0199; galehotel.com/nightlife/rec-room.
The Drawing Room. Featuring Reed Van Brunschot. Complimentary cocktails by Pernod Ricard from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 8 p.m. to midnight, The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapel. Presented by Heroes & Villains and FRESH.i.AM. Wednesday, December 4, 8 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free with RSVP to freshiam.net/chapel.
R U M O R S Art Basel Edition. With a "super special guest." Wednesday, December 4, 10 p.m., Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-450-3809; facebook.com/DoNotSit.
See also: Basel 2013: Six Best Dance Parties
Born This Way Foundation Gala. Presented by Omar Hernandez. With an art auction featuring work by Lady Gaga, Hilary Harkness, Cass Bird, and others, curated by Nicole Erlich. Wednesday, December 4, 9 p.m., Castle Hotel, 5445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are available for $250 and up with reservations via email@example.com.
Max Fish Pop-Up. With DJ Wilder Zobey. Wednesday, December 4, Radio Bar, 814 First St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8382; radiosouthbeach.com.
Hush Art Exhibition. With DJs Ruckus, Ruen, and Mike Deuce. Wednesday, December 4, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami; 305-674-4860; livmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 for women, and $50 for men plus fees via wantickets.com.
NADAWAVE. Presented by Common Space and NADA. With Pasific State, Lauren Devine (Live), Lafawndah (Live), DJ Know Kevin McGarry, Nightfeelings/Nick Weiss (Teengirl Fantasy), Jon Santos (Common Space). Installations by UFO 2012. Wednesday, December 4, 10 p.m., Sandbar, 6752 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-865-1752; facebook.com/SandbarLounge. Free, no RSVP required. Visit nadawave.com.
Le Baron Does Daytime! Hosted by Dani Morla, Chi Chi Menendez and friends. Wednesday, December 4, 2 to 6 p.m., Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-1500; mondrian-miami.com. By invitation only.
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