’s Guide to Art Basel Parties 2015

by Miami Herald

If you’re having difficulty planning out your Art Basel 2015 party schedule, have no fear – our guide to Art Basel parties is loaded with events for every kind of Basel-goer. For the complete list, please click here. For now, here’s a look at the next couple of days.

Tuesday, December 1

Basement’s 1 Year Anniversary – featuring Seth Troxler, Nicolas Matar and Orazio Rispo. Hosted by Paper Magazine, Silencio, A Hotel Life and One Management, the event will feature a Material Art Fair. From 11 p.m. at Basement, 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. RSVP to

Favela Beach: Nightlife Is Beautiful at Wall – hosted by Mr. Brainwash and featuring Jusske, Ruen and Reid Waters. From 11 p.m. at WALL, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

Arlin’s Trio at Regent Cocktail Club – from 7 p.m. at Regent Cocktail Club, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.  

Rum & Bass at Coyo – featuring Walshy Fire & Friends. From 11 p.m. at Coyo, 2320 NW 2nd Ave, Miami.

Wednesday, December 2

Dubwise at Coyo – featuring Yaadcore, Tippy I and Corey Chase. From 11 p.m. at Coyo, 2320 NW 2nd Ave, Miami.

Snowbirds & Flamingos at Libertine – hosted in association with Art Report and featuring performances by special guests DJ Kindness (NYC), WRESTLERS and a slew of Big Apple and Magic City locals. From 10 p.m. at Libertine, 34 NE 11th Street, Miami. Admission is $15 with RSVP via

DJ Harvey at Basement – from 11 p.m. at Basement, 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. RSVP to

Havana Nights at Regent Cocktail Club – featuring Renoir & friends. From 7 p.m. at Regent Cocktail Club, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.  

Sultan & Ned Shepard at E11EVEN – from 11 p.m. at E11EVEN, 29 NE 11th Street, Miami. Tickets are $20 via Set times TBA.

Behrouz & Friends at WALL – featuring Damian Lazarus and Bedouin. From 11 p.m. at WALL, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

By Amanda Mesa | @thegirldowntown

And now for some parties and pop-ups you probably WILL NOT be able to attend. Complete list just click here. For now, a look at the next couple of days:

Monday, Nov. 30

ARTCELERATION Featuring RETNA: Getting a jump start on the Baseline, New York’s Hoerle-Guggenheim gallery is hosting a live painting event by graffiti artist to the stars, RETNA, who may or may not have been doing performance art when he trashed an LA art gallery recently, and who will hopefully not smash the Ferrari F430 Challenge he plans to paint. The event is by invitation only and will take place at Macaya Gallery, 145 NW 36th St. 

Design District Tour: A private tour of the DD’s swanky new stores and a sneak peek of the area’s most anticipated art exhibitions led by the DD’s Don Corleone, Craig Robins and L Real Estate’s Mathieu Le Bozec at 3:30 p.m. The tour ends in the Palm Court Events Space with remarks by Robins, curator Jeffrey Deitch, Hermes USA CEO Robert Chavez and architect and Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Mohsen Mostafavi

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Galerie Gmurzynska/Sylvester Stallone at ex Versace mansion: Long before Basel was anything but a city in Switzerland to Miami folk, Sly Stallone was doing art. Making art. Painting. We remember his house parties in Miami celebrating such. Sly was a visionary and is back in town for Art Basel and a private party at 8:30 p.m. that he will co host with art curator and critic Germano Celant

Reception for Magnificent Jewels & Sotheby’s Diamonds: Invite only 1 percentfest at the Sotheby’s penthouse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Soho House Kick-Off Party hosted with White Cube & Vinyl Factory: An invite only ‘do hosted by Soho House’s Nick Jones, London art gallery White Cube’s Jay Jopling and indie British music and arts enterprise The Vinyl Factory. Disco legend Giorgio Moroder will spin while Moet & Chandon and Bombay will keep the crowds (de)hydrated. Also happening at Soho is the Calypso St. Barth boutique, open to members and guests December 3-6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, where you never know who may be in the market for a caftan or ten.

Opening Reception for Unrealism: Art world machers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch have organized this exhibition which will kick off its opening with a private party at 5 p.m. in the Moore Building.

Jose Andres Pre-Art Basel Cocktail with Africa Aycart: Spanish chef Andres welcomes Spanish artist Aycart at this invite only cocktail party at The Bazaar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Icons by Pamela Hanson: Celebrating her latest photo exhibition of limited edition prints to benefit World Housing, fashion and celeb snapper Hanson is having a private cocktail party at 6:30 p.m. at the Shore Club. Her exhibition features Naomi CampbellNadja AuermanWilliam BaldwinKate MossCarla BruniHelena ChristensenEva Herzigova and Michaela Bercu, so you never know whom of the aforementioned may show up. 

DuJour Magazine Party: Delano Beach Club. Private. 10 p.m.

PK SHOP Inaugural Cocktail: Paul Kasmin Gallery’s PK SHOP, called #TheNightYouLeft is emerging at The Nautilus and celebrating with a cocktail party, by invite only, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This time around, the shop will feature wearable and collectable art by Deborah Kass, Erik Parker, John Gordon GauldNir Hod, Mark Ryden and Will Ryman, among others.

Design Dialogue at the W South Beach: A moderated talk between fashion and art hosted by, wait for it, Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire and art collector Robbie Antonio moderated by Surface Magazine editor in chief Spencer Bailey. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Private.

Brickell City Centre’s Illuminate the Night VIP Unveiling: The behemoth Brickell City Centre is taking one block of its 9.1 acre construction site and turning it into “an incredible deconstructed event space” featuring a performance by Wooden Wisdom, the duo comprised of actor Elijah Wood and former record label dude turned DJ Zach Cowie.  Invited guests will witness the first-time illumination of the newly completed Brickell City Centre CLIMATE RIBBON™, “imagined” by famed designer, Hugh Dutton and get to take selfies in front of British pop artist Allen Jones’s 23-foot, 6-ton sculpture “Dancers,” on display for one day only over Art Basel.

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser: Timing is everything, and the Democratic presidential hopeful will be in town for some private fundraisers including one at 5:30 p.m. at a Miami Beach apartment building to which supporters can attend for $2,700 including small talk and a photo op, or  $1,000 just to breathe the same air. Clinton will also be in Pinecrest at the home of Democratic fundraiser/businessman Chris Korge that night. For more information, email 

Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House opening 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Wynwood. By invite (not even a plus one) only and featuring interior designers Sam RobinDanielle BuscaMatt MacdonaldElizabeth Martin and Fernando Wong.

The Art of Shade: Some would say this is the quintessential title for all of Art Basel Miami Beach, but then again, TUUCI, a Miami-based outdoor shade manufacturer, is hosting its own event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at MAPS backlot, 342 NW 24th St., featuring graffiti artists Ricky Mastrapa AKA AbstrktAlex Vahan AKA Quake and Luis Berros using TUUCI parasols as canvases. Food and drink too. 

Mark Anthony Green Welcome Reception at Dream South Beach: Invite only party at 9 p.m. for GQ editor turned artist Green who will debut an installation described as his “most raw, most envelope pushing exhibition by far.”

Wynwood Walls VIP Party: Following a private hootenanny from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Wynwood Walls opens to the public with a bash from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a litany of artists including Alexis DiazCaseCrashCryptikel SeedErnest ZacharevicFafiHuemanLogan HicksThe London PoliceMagnus Sodamin and Pichi & Avo. 2520 NW 2nd Ave.

Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle opening: Debuting the newly revamped hotel, restaurant, bar, beach club and spa, Palmeiras is hosting a VIP only Soiree Blanche (white) party with exhibitions by Venezuelan artists Flor Troconis and Rafael Barrios.

Architectural Digest Art at 1 Hotel: Private party with AD ed-in-chief Margaret Russell, 1 Hotels founder Barry Sternlicht, and LeFrak CEO and namesake Richard LeFrak celebrating art by Hilary HarnischfegerRobert LazzariniPhilippe MalouinMichele Oka Doner and Carlos Rolon/Dzine.  6 p.m.






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