Art Basel parties you can actually get into

 

Want to party with the art world? These are a few parties that will allow mere mortals to enter.

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Partying at Hive, the Wynwood pop-up lounge, during Art Basel 2015.

By Amanda Mesa and Amy Reyes

Ongoing

Five Days of Live Music and Visual Art at Basel House

Enjoy five days of free concerts and live art installations at Basel House on November 30-December 4. Artists include Jay Valor, Chantil Dukart, TWYN, Speakea5y, MRKI, Electric Kif, Tricia Dade, ArtOfficial, DJ Cami, DJ Rob Lowe, Michelangelo and Keith Johns.

Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. - 5 a.m., Dec. 1-4 from 12 p.m. to 5 a.m. at Bitter Truth, 3252 NE 1st Ave, #124, Miami; baselhouse.com

HIVE

The Wynwood pop-up lounge returns to Art Basel this year with live art installations, a sculpture garden, live DJs and musical performances, a mixology competition, live cocktial demonstrations, a skate park and more.

Nov. 30-Dec. 4 at MANA Wynwood, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; hivewynwood.com

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Monday Nov. 28 

MOTHXR at Brickell City Center

Enjoy a live performance by MOTHXR featuring lead singer Penn Badgley. 

7:30-9:30 p.m. at Brickell City Center, South Miami Ave. Bridge; RSVP to BCCbasel@taraink.com

Tuesday Nov. 29 

COYO Taco Block Party

Get thee to Wynwood for a major blowout fiesta featuring Major Lazer and Diplo plus DJ and performer Walshy Fire. 

7 p.m.-2 a.m. at COYO Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami; $40. 

Life is Beautiful

Hosted by Mr. Brainwash, this year's soiree will feature music by Jus Ske, Ruen and Redi Waters.  

11 p.m. at Wall at the W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; RSVP@WallMiami.com

Wynwood Walls Fearless Party

Hosted by Goldman Properties family, this year’s  Fear Less program will feature 12 new walls thematically linked by title and double meaning, serving as a call to be fearless in a world that often seems absorbed with fear. The series will feature various events including an artist panel discussion, a global arts exhibition, and more.

11 p.m. Tuesday at Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami. thewynwoodwalls.com/artbasel

Basement's 2 Year Anniversary Party

Hosted by the Haas Brothers, this year's party will feature Thugfucker, Doc Martin, Nicolas Matar, and Ahmed Hashim. 

11 p.m. at Basement, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; reservations@basementmiami.com

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Kaskade at LIV

Head to legendary Miami Beach club LIV and watch Kaskade turn up behind the decks Basel style.

11 p.m. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; livnightclub.com

Behrouz and Friends

For the fifth consecutive year, Miami music powerhouse Behrouz, Damian Lazarus, and Jan Blomqvist hit the decks for an Art Basel fiesta at Wall Miami. 

11 p.m. Wall, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3130; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $800 via wallmiami.com.

James Blake and Airhead 

James Blake, Airhead and other guests will perform at III Points' Art Basel edition at Magic City Studios.

10 p.m. 6301 NE 4th Avenue, Miami; tickets are $40 via showclix.com

Craft Social Club's 1 Year Anniversary

The bar that brought craft bottle service to Miami's nightlife scene will celebrate one year Basel style on November 30. Enjoy craft cocktails courtesy of Stoli Elit, light bites, and live DJ sets by Dalton, Crespo, Erwin, Ka5 and Skitty. 

10 p.m. 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; reservations at info@lprtgroup.com 

Mayer Hawthorne at The Anderson

The Grammy-nominated DJ will take over the decks at The Anderson on Wednesday, November 30.

11 p.m. 709 NE 79th St, Miami

Havana Nights at Regent Cocktail Club

If you want a cultured and classy pre-game option before you hit your Basel parties of the night, stop by Regent Cocktail Club for an Art Basel edition of their weekly Havana Nights party, featuring live Carribbean-inspired music and top-notch craft cocktails.

8 p.m. - 12 a.m., 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; admission is free.

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Thursday, Dec. 1

PAMM Presents Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire + special guest Uncle Luke

Kick off Basel with Poplife Productions on the terrace of the Perez Art Museum Miami where DJ Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer's illionaire, and Miami-based Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell will be keeping the tunes coming strong.

9 p.m. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The event is open to exclusively to PAMM Sustaining and above level members as well as Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami/ and Art Miami VIP cardholders. Join here.  

Calvin Harris at LIV

Acclaimed DJ superstar Calvin Harris will take over the decks at LIV on Thursday for another powerhouse Basel party.

11 p.m. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; livnightclub.com

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Bedouin, LUM, Oceanvs Orientalis, Alkemy & Sainte Vie

Basement keeps the Basel party going strong with a slew of headliners. 

11 p.m. at Basement, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; reservations@basementmiami.com

III Points presents Life & Death

Headliners include DJ Tennis, Âme, Damian Romero, Dorisburg (Live), Job Jobse, Hernan Cayetano, HVOB (Live), Prins Thomas, Taimur Agha & Fahad, and The Wizardry featuring DJ Three, Damian Lazarus and Dj Tennis.

8 p.m. at Little River Studios, 300 NE 71st Street, Miami; tickets via residentadvisor.net

Friday, Dec. 2

Paris Hilton at Wall

The heiress extraordinaire will host a Basel part at Wall where Isaac Ferry, Mr. Mauricio, and Chicco Secci will provide the beats all night long.

11 p.m. Wall, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; RSVP@WallMiami.com

Hardwell at Story

The young DJ powerhouse will perform a special Art Basel set at Story.

11 p.m. Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; storymiami.com

We are the Night

Saved Records label boss and acclaimed DJ and producer Nice Fanciulli hosts an Art Basel pop up edition of his We Are the Night party series. Lineup to be announced.

10 p.m. Heart Nightclub, 50 NE 11th St., Miami. Tickets cost $13 to $35 via wantickets.com.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Dirtybird BBQ

Techno maestro Claude VonStroke is joined by J. Phlip, Kill Frenzy, and others at this Basel edition of his legendary Dirtybird BBQ series.

2:30 p.m. Smashed Canvas, 279 NW 28th St., Miami. Tickets cost $19.50 to $45 via eventbrite.com.


All Day I Dream 

Get your house, tech and techno fix with Lee Burridge, Gorjge Hewek & Izhevski, and Oona Dahl on a top secret island location at the All Day I Dream party.  

2 p.m. location to be announced. Tickets cost $20 to $60 via residentadvisor.net.

Electric Beach

Corona returns with another installment of Electric Beach at the Clevelander. This year's installment features Matoma behind the decks along with a live art installation by King Saladeen.

3 p.m. at The Clevelander, 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. RSVP to matomaceb@eventbrite.com

Blender 3

Developed by DJ and producer Davide Squillace and Boiler Corporation, Blender aims to transform the typical club experience by blending music, contemporary arts and design technology. On Dec. 3, the project will take over Wall Lounge in Miami Beach.

10 p.m. Wall, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3130; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $800 via wallmiami.com. RSVP via rsvp@wallmiami.com.

Crew Love Art Basel

Your favorite house heroes Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, and Nick Monaco hit the Electric Pickle for another Crew Love night, Basel style. 

10 p.m. the Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $20 via residentadvisor.net.

Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) and Mount Kimbie

If you missed the James Blake and Airhead show, III Points comes at it again with another stellar Basel lineup at Magic City Studios.

10 p.m. at Magic City Studios, 6301 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $25 to $40 via showclix.com.

Music On Basel Edition

Marco Carola spins at Story's Basel party. 

11 p.m. at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-479-4426; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 via flavorus.com.

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DJ Harvey at Basement

DJ Harvey takes over the decks at Basement for a special Saturday set. 

11 p.m. at Basement, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; reservations@basementmiami.com

Art Basel at The Vagabond Kitchen & Bar

The Tax Team and Vagabond Kitchen & Bar have teamed up for a Basel fiesta featuring artists William Live Livesay, Dude Be Awesome, Le Creep and Atomik. Each will be painting a blown-up $100 bill while guests enjoy bites, cocktails and beats. 

7-9 p.m., 7301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; RSVP via eventbrite

Sunday, December 4

Acid Sundays

Cap off your Basel weekend with Acid Pauli at III Points presents Acid Sundays at the Factory.

8 p.m. The Factory at Magic City Studios, 6300 NE 4th Ave., Miami; tickets are $18-$23 via showclix.com

 

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