15 Art Basel in Miami Beach Parties You’ll Never Get Into
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Attention guestlisters, jet-setters, and party-crashers: it’s here. Our predictions for what will be some of the hottest, wildest, and weirdest events to see and be seen at during that infamous art world bacchanal, Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Monday, December 1
Gucci Cocktail Party
Start the week off right by attending an inevitably star-studded cocktail with the fashion crowd. The event also serves as a private preview of Kris Knight’s pop-up solo show.
5–8 PM at Spinello Projects. Invitation only.
LAND 5th Year Gala
The Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s five-year anniversary gala will honor a handful of innovative women in the arts, including Marina Abramović, Michaela de Pury, Olympia Scarry, Laurie Simmons, and Linda Yablonsky.
7 PM at the Raleigh Hotel. Invitation only.
Tuesday, December 2
Performa/Interview magazine Party
Join Performa and Interview magazine for an evening of fun at the Thompson Hotel. Performa is also hosting Ryan McNamara’s buzzed-about MEƎM 4 Miami performance later in the week, so you can work on getting yourself on the guest list for that.
10 PM at the Thompson Hotel. Invitation only.
Celebration of Miami Beach EDITION and W Magazine: Art Issue
W‘s forthcoming art issue and the recent opening of the EDITION hotel in Miami are the reasons for this sure-to-be-epic party. The evening will feature a performance by Blood Orange and a late night dance party fueled by DJ Harvey.
10 PM at EDITION Miami. Invitation only.
Wednesday, December 3
Bally Cocktail Party for “Triangle Walks”
Bally is unveiling a fully renovated, original Jean Prouvé house filled with works by Kolkoz and Zak Kitnick, who have been collaborating on works that form a unique link between the Bally modernist furniture collection and contemporary art.
7–10 PM at the Delano South Beach. Invitation only.
James Murphy at Bardot
The genius behind LCD Soundsystem is sure to put on quite a show for the hard-partying Miami crowd with the help of Mr. Brown and Jacques Renault.
10 PM at Bardot. Tickets $38.
Horse Meat Disco
In honor of EDITION’s designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, London’s Horse Meat Disco DJ’s will host a late night dance party in the hotel’s basement night club.
10:30 PM at EDITION Miami. Invitation only.
Artsy Dance Party Featuring Shen Wei and Theophilus London
Dance the night away to the musical stylings of rapper Theophilus London and enjoy a performance by dancer and choreographer Shen Wei.
10:30 PM–1 AM at the Moore Building. Invitation only.
Thursday, December 4
Paper magazine Break the Internet Issue Party
Paper magazine is throwing a party to celebrate its now-infamous #BreakTheInternet December issue (you know the one). In addition to some major celebrities, an HP Sprout, the new immersive computer geared towards artists, will be on-site for test drives.
7 PM at an undisclosed location. Invitation only.
Dom Pérignon Celebrates Iris van Herpen’s Metamorphosis Bottle
Arguably the most exclusive party of the week, this champagne-soaked evening is hosted by Alex Dellal, Stavros Niarchos, and Vito Schnabel in honor of the new Iris van Herpen–designed Dom Pérignon bottles. Get ready to do some Instagramming, because there will be VIPs galore.
Time unknown at Wall Miami. Invitation only.
Pérez Art Museum Miami Party
The museum’s one year anniversary celebration will feature a waterfront performance by DJ Future Brown, performing for the first time in the US. The immersive evening of performance, music, and visuals will respond to the museum’s architecture and waterfront location.
8 PM at the Pérez Art Museum. Invitation only.
Friday, December 5
MTV Re:Define Cocktail Party
MTV is throwing this bash to celebrate the success of its Dallas art event MTV Re:Define. The party promises cocktails, canapés, and some very special guests.
6–8 PM at the Shelborne Hotel. Invitation only.
VH1 + SCOPE 2014 Party
Headlined this year by SCOPE guest curator Swizz Beatz, the party will also include an art installation by Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic. Pop stars Joe Jonas and Rico Love are confirmed as attendees.
8–11 PM at Mansion Nightclub. Invitation only.
Jack Shainman Gallery Annual Fête
Featuring Solange as a guest DJ, this party promises to be the place to find good music, food, and people.
9 PM–1 AM at the Surfcomber Hotel. Invitation only.
Saturday, December 6
POPLIFE “The Deep End” Pool Party
If you’re still around on Saturday, why not pop by the swanky Mondrian South Beach for some poolside chilling?
2–8 PM at the Mondrian South Beach. Invitation only.
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