Second Saturday Art Walk: Five Best Parties
Quit pretending you go to Art Walk just for the art. Now where's the booze?
Photo by Claire Nelson
We can never get enough of the dudes in skeleton tees, ladies in leopard-print body suits, sculptures of perfectly-chiseled naked men, and unicorns made out of red and white buttons that overrun the streets, bars, and galleries of Wynwood during Second Saturday Art Walk.
That's why hundreds of us crowd NW Second Avenue every month ... That and the free booze and parties that come along with it.
Here are Crossfade's five best parties to crash after Art Walk.
See also: Five Ways to Get Drunk at Art Walk
The Secret Garden. Art Walk Exhibit & After Party. With Math Powerland, Diego Martinelli, Brad Strickland, Mareis, Sir Dylan Duke, and Ohashi. Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m., TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Ladies in free with RSVP at eventbrite.com. Unleash the magical powers of the Secret Garden, a place where floors become mystical "Dragonflypaint" canvases, underground DJs unveil their musical masterpieces, and art aficionados party alongside music junkies in artistic harmony.
Maribou State. With Will Buck and JBZ. Saturday, November 9, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $15-$20 plus fees via showclix.com. Maribou State is "two music making, tea drinking, boys from the Shire" and they're bringing their dark, minimalistic uhntz-uhntz hits across the pond.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Art Walk & After Party. With DJ Killaka5. Saturday, November 9, 10 p.m., Cafeina, 297 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-438-0792; cafeinamiami.com. $5 after 10 p.m. Take your mind on a whimsical journey with Josafat Miranda's art exhibit, "Walking On Thin Ice," portraying the "fantastical struggles of duality between man and animal." After you've figured out that we're a bunch of animals anyway, get in touch with your primitive ways and dance like a hungry tiger on the prowl to the beats of DJ Killaka5.
Mario Basanov. Saturday, November 9, 11 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., 305-456-5613; electricpickle.com. Tickets cost $15-$20 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. "Love is generation, love is like an action." So express that amour of music, art, strangers, and other shenanigans with Mario Basanov. After all, "We Are Child of Love."
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Smokey Robotic. The Stage Miami Three-Year Anniversary with DJs Illmind and Sire. Saturday, November 9, 9 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Free-$10. The Stage is turning three! After Art Walk, join in on the last of its celebratory bashes with Smokey Robotic and some "Super-futuristic-music-making-people-happy."
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