The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

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Sick of art fairs? No? Good. This weekend is your last chance to peruse Basel, be seen at Scope, and be baffled at Context before they all pack up and leave for the season.

We've got plenty of opportunities for you to live out your Warhol Factory fantasy. If that's not your thing -- if you hate art, celebrities, and traffic -- we have a few things for you, too.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide


  • Beats After Sunset at the Bass Museum of Art: Listen to DJs spin while taking in the Bass' latest show, the appropriately titled, Gold.
  • Miami Short Film Festival at Paragon Grove 13: Now in its 13th year, the festival debuts tonight.
  • James Blake at National YoungArts Foundation: YoungArts is killing it this Basel. Blake performs tonight and SBTRKT takes the stage on December 6. Before the parties start, take the time to visit their two exhibitions: "Zero Tolerance" and "Slow Motion Walk."
  • Saturday

  • Erykah Badu at BET's The Art Lounge Pop-Up Gallery : Badu will DJ the event as her alter ego, Lo Down Loretta Brown.
  • Basel Castle at The Castle: If Badu isn't your thing, then try Swedish phenom Yung Lean.
  • 2014 Swamp Heritage Festival at the Big Cypress National Preserve : If you're not in to the art fair/partying/ drinking scene, then head to this celebration of South Florida's singular landscape.
  • Julian Schnabel at Art Basel's Salon: Plate breaker turned director will speak to Bonnie Clearwater, Chief Curator of the NSU Museum, about his long and varied career.
  • Sunday

  • Art Basel overload: Today is your last chance to check out the art fairs that have been causing those awful traffic jams all week. Choose from Context at the Miami Art Pavilion ; Scope at Miami Beach and, of course, the monster Art Basel in Miami Beach.
  • Unscripted Bal Harbour Art Chat at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort: Don't like the artificial glitz and glamour of Basel? If you're more of a quiet intellectual, then join Pablo Pablo León de la Barra, the curator of Latin American art at the Guggenheim Museum who will be speaking to Cuban artist Tania Bruguera.
  • It's (Not) So Serious at 7111 North Miami Ave., Miami: If you still have party life left within you, then join #iHAITIBASEL for their blow out bash.
  • Follow Cultist on Facebook and Twitter @CultistMiami.

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