This is it, the week of the craziest art parties where select districts in Miami become North America’s largest art pavilion. And if you are not already on the list, these parties will be almost impossible to penetrate.
Happy Baselin and remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Pace yourself.
Tuesday, December 3rd
Berluti Cocktail Event for Maartan Baas
Details: Join Antoine Arnault to sip cocktails in celebration of Maarten Baas’ exclusive Berluti collection.
Location: Berluti Boutique, 6:30 p.m.
White Cube Party
Details: In honor of Tracey Emin’s “Angel Without You” exhibition, this year’s hosts include Nick Jones, Jay Jopling, Rachel Lehmann, David Maupin, MOCA, North Miami and Vanity Fair.
Location: Soho Beach House, 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4th
Beyond Snowdome: The MCM Collection by Craig & Karl
Details: Craig Redman, Karl Maier and Harper’s Bazaar digital director Joyann King throw an afternoon celebration party for the new MCM collection.
Location: Tiki Garden at Soho Beach House, 3 to 5 p.m.
Eddie Borgo Debuts a Capsule Collection for The Webster
Details: Hosted by Eddie Borgo and Laure Heriard Dubreuil with tunes by The Misshapes.
Location: The Webster, 6 to 8 p.m.
Del Toro Miami Beach Pop-Up Shop
Details: Shop the Del Toro x Italia Independent collection and celebrate the collab with Lapo Elkann. The shoe store will be open until March 2014.
Location: Del Toro Miami Beach Pop-up (2000 Collins Ave), 6 to 9 p.m.
Flaunt Magazine and Wildfox Presents “Affordable Care”
Details: For the opening party, Vanessa Beecroft, in collab with Kanye West, will debut a performance piece among art from the likes of Ben Jones, David LaChapelle, Hunter and Gatti and more.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 6 to 9 p.m.
Swarovski’s Private Dinner Celebrating Mangue Groove by Guilherme Torres
Details: Celebrate the Brazilian architect’s latest masterpiece, the Swarovski Crystal Palace at Design Miami. Expect a star-studded crowd!
Location: Soho Beach House, 8 p.m.
5d-Society and Nicole Ehrlich for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Celebrate Women & Art
Details: A private dinner and live auction of works from esteemed female artists will bring Omar’s to Miami for one night only. Hosted by Patrick Duffy. Afterparty to follow with performances by Ebony Bones and Linda Clifford plus music by Honey Dijon.
Location: The Playboy Hotel, 9 p.m.
Kendrick Lamar Private Performance
Details: In partnership with Flaunt Magazine, 3P Productions, and MoCA North Miami.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 10 p.m.
The Drawing Room Featuring Reed Van Brunschot
Details: Fête local artist Reed van Brunschot with complimentary cocktails by Pernod Ricard.
Location: The Freehand, 8 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, December 5th
MAPS: Wall to Wall
Details: Join in on an Italian shopping adventure alongside photography from Kristian Schmidt. The Full Camouflage Capsule Collection of glasses will be on display as well.
Location: Maps Backlot, 9 to 12 p.m.
Oliver Peoples and The Fashion Guide’s Brunch
Details: Brunch alongside pieces from the Iconic Sixties by Dennis Hopper.
Location: The Webster, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Details: Hosted by Camilla Al Fayed and with DJ Mark Ronson spinning, it’s sure to be a chic lunch.
Location: Soho Beach House, 1 to 4 p.m.
Suno Debuts a Capsule Collection for The Webster
Details: Get your shop on!
Location: The Webster, 3 to 5 p.m.
Del Toro Wynwood Block Party
Details: It’s block party time! Del Toro’s Art Basel Shoe Exhibition will feature custom hand-painted shoes, murals, a surprise musical performance and BBQ from executive chef Henry Hane.
Location: Del Toro Headquarters, 4 to 7 p.m.
Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic
Details: View the artist’s film premiere for Future Relic.
Location: The Webster, 6 to 8 p.m.
Maison Martin Margiela and Swarovski Cocktail Party
Details: Presenting the Crystalactite collection and an installation by Baptiste Debombourg. Sure to be a sparkly eve…
Location: Maison Martin Margiela, 7 to 9 p.m.
Cassina x Louis Vuitton with Charlotte Perriand
Details: Check out the debut of the new Cassina LC4 chaise-lounge along with a curated collection of photography and furniture designs by Charlotte Perriand.
Location: Cassina Showroom, 7 to 10 p.m.
Kiwi Arts Group Host A Special Evening in the Miami Design District
Details: Calvin Klein, Jane Holzer, Debbie Harry, Patrick McMullan, and Fabian Basabe will play hosts for the special evening. Expect art from Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and more. And slip on a pair of Google Glass to interact with David Datuna’s ‘Viewpoint of Billions.’
Location: Four Buildings, 7 to 11 p.m.
Miami Goes Brooklyn with the Brooklyn Museum
Details: Hosted by director Arnold L. Lehman and the Brooklyn Museum’s trustees, celebrate Art Basel to the tunes of DJ Remax.
Location: The Freehand, 7 to 9 p.m.
Art.Sy Private Dinner in the Tent
Details: Wine and dine to celebrate the new John Baldessari Stuios at Cal Arts School with Audi, Valentino, and Vhernier.
Location: Soho Beach House, 9 p.m.
The Nowness Premieres Dust
Details: With the Art Production Fund and The Suzanne Geiss Company, view the new film by Adam Dugas and Casey Spooner, featuring Cody Critcheloe, Peggy Noland, Jaimie Warren, and Holly Woodlawn.
Location: Mondrian South Beach, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday, December 6th
Tees & Tea with Gap and Visionaire
Details: Grab brunch in celebration a t-shirt collection from Visionaire and Gap. The five designs will feature artwork by Yoko Ono, Inez and Vindooh, Maurizio Gattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Craig McDean and Sølve Sundsbø.
Location: The Webster, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Happy Hour with Art.Sy
Details: Sip cocktails with the team of Art.Sy, the online art platform and innovator of art and technology.
Location: The Freehand, 5 to 8 p.m.
A Cocktail Celebration for Calvin Klein Collection Resort 2013
Details: Join Francisco Costa, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Yvonne Force Villareal, Doreen Remen, Casey Fremont and Ryan McGinley to toast the collection.
Location: The Webster, 8 p.m.
The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale
Details: Picture eating edible artwork by Top Chef impresario. Because that’s what will be on the pairing menu. Inspired by the RUSH Foundation and the 2013 Artisan Series program.
Location: Soho House South Beach Tent, 8 p.m.
PopLipps & VS Magazine
Details: Join Chloe Norgaard and Nur Khan to celebrate PopLipps and VS. Magazine.
Location: Townhouse Hotel, 8 to 11 p.m.
W@WW, An Independent Exhibit by KESH
Details: The W@WW (W/HAT @RE W/E W/ORSHIPPING?) exhibit will feature ten large scale pieces plus a video installation by KESH.
Location: Art Deco Welcome Center, 7 to 10 p.m.
Boy George Live Concert
Details: Check out the icon’s first live performance in the U.S. in more than 10 years.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th
WattsUp Photo: Southern Freeze
Details: Photog Ben Watts will be snapping photos, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein will be on the turntables, and guests can sip complimentary WattsUp Rosé from 2 to 3 p.m. Also visit the Valentine NYC lingerie pop-up shop and nibble on barbeque bites from the Broken Shaker.
Location: The Freehand, 2 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th
Fool’s Gold Day Off
Details: Featuring Brothers Maclovitch (aka A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo) plus Nick Catchdubs.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 2 to 8 p.m.
PLUS! Pop-Up Shops to Check Out
Colette Art Drive-Thru at Alchemist
Details: Shop products including a Maison Ladurée and Will Cotton collab for a new flavor (ginger-infused whipped cream) along with select items from the iconic Parisian store.
Location: Alchemist, December 2nd to December 8th, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Valentine Pop Shop
Details: Shop the first collection of the photography and interview blog’s lingerie line along with a handful of Miami necessities.
Location: The Freehand, December 5th to December 8th, 12 to 6 p.m.
Harper’s Bazaar ShopBazaar Pop-Up
Details: Shop with the help of a fashion editor at this carefully curated pop-up shop.
Location: Soho Beach House, December 3rd to December 5th, 11 to 6 p.m.