Because you never leave the house during daylight hours, there's zero chance you'll make it anywhere near Art Basel's exhibition sites. Your plan: Rub shoulders (and maybe other body parts) with the artsy elite at a series of after-dark affairs. It all sounds a little dirty. But we're not here to judge. In fact, we're here to help.
Blackbook Magazine Party. Thursday, December 2, at Set, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800; setmiami.com. Arts and culture magazine Blackbook has made its name at Basel with annual celeb-and-cool-kid blowouts. And this year, the mag teams up with architecturally inspired UK shoe brand United Nude for a little shindig at Set starring Boys Like Girls drummer John Keefe and NYC-based DJ duo the Chainsmokers.
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LastNightsParty's Basel Party. Friday, December 3, at Mokai, 235 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-531-5535; mokaimiami.com. Believe it or not, photographer Merlin Bronques's job is catching drunk party people around the world in the midst of bad — and often borderline shameful — behavior. He then uploads the photos to lastnightsparty.com and gets hella paid. Now he's hosting his very own Basel soiree. And given the site's content, we suggest you adopt a temporary pseudonym. You wouldn't want your mother (or boyfriend) to Google you and inadvertently discover these snapshots.
Edward Maya. Saturday, December 4, at Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-515-1130; nikkibeach.com. Tickets cost $40 and up via wantickets.com. Turn on a radio or go to a nightclub and you'll hear the hit single "Stereo Love." You might have heard it so much your ears are gushing blood. That said, we know its played-out status won't stop the madding masses from bum-rushing Nikki Beach's Saturday beach party. It will be Maya's U.S. debut, so even gratuitous fist-pumping will be a part of music history. And we all want to be a part of history, right?