Art Week Insiders Guide – Locals Only!

The Lost Beatles & Rolling Stones Photos – The Betsey Hotel

Contributed by Vanessa Haim

Every year, local tastemaker – Vanessa Haim, puts together her infamous Art Basel Week aka Art Week itinerary. It’s  basically an insiders guide to all the must see’s and do’s of the week, with event deets and RSVP links and/or ticket information.

The document has become pretty well-known in the inner circle so when I got my copy last week I asked if she would share it with you all. She said yes, so here it is….

Consider yourselves lucky! And don’t forget to thank her for getting you in the know!

Monday, December 3

Perrier Presents: The Black Lords by Desi Santiago

On Tuesday evening there will be a VIP Penthouse party and Thursday evening the third annual Midnight in Miami party – December 3-9 11am-2am at Lords South Beach – More Information

Ornare Tastemaker’s Showcase

Enjoy music, cocktails and projections as you mix and mingle with Miami’s design elite – drinks –  4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue –  Free with RSVP

Tuesday, December 4

Vanity Fair International Party

December 4th 7 to 9 p.m at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) – Complimentary for Art Basel Miami Beach/Design Miami VIP, MOCA Members and North Miami Residents –  Free with RSVP

SEVEN MIAMI

Runs through December 9th  – Free Admission – 2200 NW 2nd Ave - More Information

Art Miami + CONTEXT VIP Preview

5:30pm-10pm – Runs through December 9th – General Admission – $20 – More Information

Miami Project Art Fair VIP Preview

Runs through December 9th – General Admission – $20 – More Information

SCOPE Miami 2012 VIP First View

Runs through December 9th – General Admission – $20 – More Information

PULSE Miami 2012 VIP Preview

Runs throughDecember 9th – General Admission – $20 – The Ice Palace Studios – More Information

Red Dot Art Fair Opening  VIP Preview

Runs throughDecember 9th – Week Pass $25 & General Admission $15 – More Information

Miami’s Independent Thinkers Art Basel 2012 VIP Preview

Runs throughDecember 9th – General Admission $10 – The Armory Studios 572 NW 23rd Street – More Information

Design Miami/ Preview Day

Preview By Invitation Only. Runs through December 9th – General Admission $25 – More Information

Miami River Art Fair

Runs throughDecember 9th – General Admission $10 – Miami Convention Center 400 Southeast 2nd Avenue-  More Information

Closer – Group Exhibition Opening Reception

Spinello Projects Presents – Group Exhibition – Closer. Live performance program by Agustina Woodgate, December 4th. Exhibition runs through Saturday January 5, 2013 – Opening Reception December 4, 7 – 10 PM at Spinello Projects - More Information

Wednesday, December 5

Ultra Violet – Laser Beam

KIWI Arts Group, LaserNet and Andy Warhol Contemporary present Ultra Violet will sending a continuous laser beam from Bayfront Park to Miami Beach every night December 5-9. Free. Look up at the sky.

Art Basel Miami Beach Opening Day

Opening By Invitation Only. Runs throughDecember 9th – One-Day Ticket $42 – More Information

Aqua Art Miami VIP Preview

Runs through December 9th – General Admission $10 – 1530 Collins Avenue –  More Information

Gentleman Jack’s Art, Beats + Lyrics Tour

Gentlemen Jack’s Art, Beats + Lyrics Tour with Clyde Stubblefield, Scarface, Shock-G, Manions on the Moon, and others – LMNT 55 NW 36 Street – Free with RSVP

Armada Fania Club & Pop-Up Store 

Runs through December 8th –  Free with RSVP 

Thursday, December 6

Gator in the Bay

During Art Basal 2012 alligator in the bay the size of a football field. December 4- 9 from 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Free – Biscayne Bay Between Julia Tuttle & Venetian Causeways - More Information

Pop-Up Piano Miami Second Edition

During the Week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Throughout Miami – Free – More Information

The Lost Beatles and the Lost Rolling Stones Photographs

Never before seen photos – Free – The Betsy Hotel 1440 Ocean Drive - More Information

KURT With Thurston Moore Sonic Youth

A dance performance by Ryan Heffington, short film by Adarsha Benjamin – $25 to $50 – Gusman Center for the Performing Arts 174 E. Flagler St – 8 p.m. –  More Information

SCOPE Miami Official Party

Presented by Vh1 – Invite Only – More Information

Heineken Mural Project Launch Party

The Mural Project – Invite Only – 7-11pm at Cafeina –  More Information

JUST MAD MIA

Runs through December 9th – Multipass $25 & GA $15 – Soho Studios Wynwood Convention Center 2136 NW 1st Avenue - More Information

Fountain Art Fair VIP Kick Off Party

Runs through December 9th – Weekend Pass $13 & GA $8 – 2505 N Miami Ave More Information

Verge Art Miami Beach Opening Night Party

Runs through December 9th – The Greenview Hotel 1671 Washington Avenue – Free Admission – More Information

Tilly & The Wall

Tilly and The Wall at The Stage – More Information

Nicolas Jaar

Young Heart presents Nicolas Jaar at Bardot – Sold Out – More Information

Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse at Grand Central – $22.05 – More Information

Choice Meeting

Leftroom and Air London present Choice Meeting with Matt Tolfrey, Simon Baker, and Lazaro Casanova – The Electric Pickle 2826 North Miami Avenue –  More Information

Friday, December 7

Fountain Art Fair Opening Night Party

Acts TBD – More Information

Chromatics

Sweat Records presents Chromatics & Prince Rama – Gusman Center for the Performing Arts 174 E. Flagler St –  $20 – More Information

BELLES & ANR

Live performances by Bells and ANR (Awesome New Republic) – The Vagabond 30 NE 14th Street -  Advanced $10 – More Information

Life & Death

Plot presents Life and Death with Tales of Us, DJ Tennis, and Thugfucker  – The Electric Pickle 2826 North Miami Avenue - $25 – More Information

Saturday, December 8

Etra Fine Art Design District Basel/Miami Art Week 2012 Winter Group Show

Opening Reception 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Free – Etra Fine Art 50 NE 40 Street –  More Information

Miami New Times presents Fountain Art Fair Party

Acts TBD - More Information

French Express

French Express featuring Perseus, Jonas Rathsman & Moon Boots – Advance $10 – The Vagabond 30 NE 14th Street - $10 – More Information

Flying Lotus, Zola Jesus and Dan Deacon

The Windish Agency presents Flying Lotus, Zola Jesus and Dan Deacon – Grand Central – $20 – More Information

Basel Castle

Purity Ring, Twin Shadow, Jacuzzi Boys, and the Teengirl Fantasy – Free with RSVP or $25 priority tickets – More Information

F*ck Art, Let’s Dance!

Jose Cuervo presents F*ck Art, Let’s Dance! with Harvey, Pillowtalk, Eats Everything, Krisp and more – The Electric Pickle 2826 North Miami Avenue – More Information

Sunday, December 9

Soul Clap Records BBQ

Soul Clap, Night Plane (Live), and Nick Monaco  – Outside Only $10 & All Access $20 – The Electric Pickle 2826 North Miami Avenue – More Information

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