Art Basel's Best Bets: Ten Unmissable Shows This Week

With more than 50,000 international visitors pouring into the Big Mango for the Art Basel blitz, our cultural calendar has hit critical mass. Everywhere across the 305 the top shelf swill is flowing, B-listers are rubbing elbows with Euro-trash; people you haven't seen since middle school are contacting you to see if you can score them tix to a VIP Vernissage.

Art Basel turns our already dysfunctional town into a Babylonian echo chamber. But despite plenty of claims to the contrary, you will find many exhibits at the fairs and in local galleries and museums worth visiting -- even if it means enduring (or, in the best case scenario, embracing) the chaos.

Our top ten picks include a visit to ABMB's free public outdoor sculpture park and nighttime video projections, satellite fairs both new and old, a pop-up gun store and more. Here's what not to miss this weekend.

See also:

- Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Fair and Gallery Guide

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