Wednesday's Best Art Basel Events: Wynwood Radio Live, Gypsy, and the Sugar Roller Coaster

Sure, Art Week in Miami has been going on since Monday. But Wednesday is the day things really kick into high gear, with events all over town forcing you to make Sophie's Choice-esque decisions about where and how to spend our free time.

Will you have more fun on the beach, checking out free public sculptures and being among the first visitors to new fairs like Untitled? Or should you head to the mainland instead to ride the Sugar & Gomorrah roller coaster and steal a peek at Banksy's hijacked street art?

Just one thing is clear: You can't do both, because traffic between South Beach and Midtown is going to be a beast.

See also:

- Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Art Fairs and Gallery Guide

Check out our favorite events of the day after the jump.

Untitled: Visit the only art fair on the beach that's literally on the beach -- 12th and Ocean, to be precise. Opens at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $20. Visit

Design Miami/: Art Basel's next-door neighbor debuts across from the Convention Center, along with its highly anticipated canopy installation by Snarkitecture. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $25, or $15 for students and seniors. Visit

Desayuno Cubano: This fair at the Dorchester Hotel offers a Miami-style breakfast along with a before-anyone-else peek at its works. It starts at 10 a.m. and is free. Visit

Wynwood Radio Live: DJs like Laura (of Miami) and Bonnie Beats broadcast from Wynwood Walls. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., and admission is free. Visit

Art Miami/CONTEXT: If you want to brag that you rode the Sugar and Gomorrah roller coaster before all your friends, you better line up in Midtown early. Open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.. Tickets cost $20, or $10 for students and seniors. Visit

Bill Viola: Liber Insularum: MOCA's Baseltime exhibit features video art that blends the worlds of reality and illusion. Open 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.. Tickets cost $5, or $3 for students and seniors. Visit

Art Public Opening Night: The sculpture garden at Collins Park launches with performances by Jason and Alicia Hall Moran, My Barbarian, Alex Israel, and more. 8:30 - 10 p.m. Admission is free. Visit

Perrier Presents The Black Lords by Desi Santiago: Desi Santiago's inflatable canine installation will predict your future all weekend long, starting today from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. It's free.

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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