Your Ultimate Daily Pocket Guide to Art Basel

Mondrian South Beach Kicks Off Art Basel Miami Beach 2014; Image: Getty

Mondrian South Beach Kicks Off Art Basel Miami Beach 2014; Image: Getty

Parties, parties and more parties. OK, and some art, too. The 13th edition of Art Basel Miami is officially underway with more dinners, gallery openings and midnight revelry than you can shake a stick at. With an expected 75,000 attendees, things can get a little lost in the fold. Here’s a handy-dandy breakdown, day by day.

Thursday, December 4

Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman Host Dinner

Everyone who’s anyone will be at this strictly invite-only dinner, thrown by real estate tycoon Aby Rosen with his wife, New York City psychiatrist and bon vivant, Samantha Boardman.

AD Oasis

Visit Architectural Digest‘s pop-up and mini spa designed by Thom Filicia. Invite only.
 Location: The James Royal Palm, 1545 Collins Avenue. December 4 to 6, 1-7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

Art and Fashion with LaQuan Smith: A Pop-up Event

Place pre-orders on Holiday and Spring 2015 collections and meet designer LaQuan Smith over bubbly. Location: Vizcayne, 244 Biscayne Blvd., North Tower 4704, 1-5 p.m.

Art Markit’s Art Basel Pop-Up

Shop artist creations and receive a complimentary nail art manicure. Contact [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Location: Mondrian South Beach Poolside, 1100 West Avenue, 12-8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.

ATC/British Knights Basel After Party

The Miami footwear boutique hosts an after party for NYC-based shoe and streetwear company British Knights, featuring art by Mwanel Pierre-Louis. Location: Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, 10 p.m. to midnight.

Bisazza wears Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci Artistic Director Peter Dundas and Laudomia Pucci debut the U.S. launch of Bisazza wears Emilio Pucci, a collection of mosaics that capture iconic Pucci prints. Invite only. Location: Bisazza, 3740 NE 2nd Avenue, 6-8 p.m.

Bossa Nova Civic Club Pop-Up

Paper magazine’s 2013 “Best New Nightclub” will be doing a pop-up during AB/MB with DJs Jacques Renault, Marcos Cabral, Aurora Halal and DUST. Location: Gramps, 176 NW 24th Street, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Bulgari Boutique Opening

The Bulgari Bal Harbour boutique will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and champagne reception. Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, and Veronica Bulgari will be on hand along with Alberto Festo. Location: Bulgari Bal Harbour, 9700 Collins Avenue, 4-5 p.m.

Casa Elyx

Visit the Casa Elyx pop-up with rooftop pool access, cocktails and works by artists like Gastón Ugalde and Cidade Matarazzo. Invite only. Location: The Miami Beach Edition Hotel, 2901 Collins Avenue, 3-9 p.m. through Saturday.

Christie’s + Marriott Hotel Group Pop-Up Gallery

View original works by Andy Warhol, including prints, paper, photos and paintings. Location: JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Del Toro Party

Miami-based shoe brand Del Toro celebrates two years at its Wynwood boutique. Location: Del Toro, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue #22, 4-7 p.m.

Disaronno Terrace with Jeremy Penn

The Art Basel edition of the Disaronno Terrace will showcase artist Jeremy Penn and his exhibit The Evolution and the Ego. RSVP to [email protected]. Location: Gale Hotel Rooftop, 1690 Collins Avenue, 7-10 p.m.

Façonnable x Jean Cocteau Capsule Collection

The Webster’s Laure Heriard Dubreuil and Façonnable CEO Ludovic Le Gourrierec celebrate the debut of the new Façonnable and Jean Cocteau capsule collection of athletic basics and slip-on sneakers decorated with Cocteau doodles. Invite only.

Fridge Art Fair

Fridge Art Fair returns for its second year at The Third Street Garage at 300 SW 12th Avenue. Its Mega Mango Miami: The Great Opening will preview Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. An after-party will follow at Ball & Chain beginning at 9 p.m. at 1513 SW 8th Street.

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro Presents a Collaboration Between Ludmilla Radchenko and Ruco Line

An exclusive look at Ruco Line’s new sneaker collaboration with Russian model, artist and actress Ludmilla Radchenko. Invite only.

Location: Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, 4-6 p.m.

Instagram as an Artistic Medium Discussion

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom and artist Amalia Ulman join Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon de Pury with moderator Bettina Korek to discuss “Instagram as an Artistic Medium.” Open to Art Basel attendees. Location: Miami Beach Convention Center (Hall C), 5 p.m.

Jeremy Scott Book Launch

Celebrate Rizzoli’s publication Jeremy Scott with a private dinner, whipped up by James Beard Foundation chef Michelle Bernstein. Invite only.

Jeremy Scott & Moschino Party with Barbie

Invite only. Location: Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Avenue, 9 p.m. to midnight.

Lanvin Birds of Paradise

Viewing and cocktail party of the Lanvin exhibit at the brand’s boutique. Invite only. Location: 107 NE 39th Street.

Locust Projects Presents Daniel Arsham

View artist Daniel Arsham‘s first major exhibit in Miami in four years. The installation is called Welcome to the Future and will include an excavation of the gallery and “calcified” devices. Location: 3852 North Miami Avenue, 7-10 p.m.

NADA Art Fair Opening Preview

NADA Art Fair has partnered with Contemporary Art Daily, Print All Over Me and the 15th Artadia Award this year. Invite only. Location: Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Orlebar Brown, Atrium Miami, and Gray Malin’s Evening Of Escape

Preview Orlebar Brown and Gray Malin’s latest collaboration. RSVP required. Contact [email protected]. Location: Atrium Miami, 1931 Collins Avenue, 5-7 p.m.

Paddle8 and Other Criteria Host Backgammon Barbecue Rum

The afternoon barbeque will feature music by Chris Blackwell and backgammon boards by Daniel Chadwick. Location: Shore Club, 1901 Collins Avenue, 4-7 p.m.

Paper’s Break the Internet Issue Party

The magazine hosts a soiree with Kim Hastreiter, David Hershkovits, Mickey Boardman and Drew Elliott. Invite only.

Pérez Art Museum Miami Presents Future Brown Featuring Kelela

Future Brown, the internationally acclaimed DJ collective comprised of Fatima Al Qadiri, Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of LA’s Nguzunguzu and J Cush, founder of NYC record label Lit City Trax, will perform. The night will open with Kelela and Fade to Mind artist Total Freedom. By invitation only, but it’s open to PAMM Sustaining and above level members, and Art Basel Miami Beach, DesignMiami/ and Art Miami VIP cardholders. Location: 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, 8 p.m. to midnight.

Pop-Up Alley at Freehand Miami

Shop brands like Style Mafia and Vida Kush at Freehand Lobby. Location: Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, until Sunday.

Roger Vivier Lunch

Inés de la Fressange and Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni will host a luncheon to celebrate the Roger Vivier and Ambra Medda collaboration for a new handbag called Miss Viv’ L’ArcoBaleno. Invite only.

Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons Celebrate Artisan Series

Join Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons for the fifth anniversary party of the Artisan Series, featuring the 2014 finalists and winners. Invite only. Location: Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue.

Ryan McNamara’s MEEM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About the Internet

Performance artist Ryan McNamara’s award-winning show MEEM: A Story Ballet will be reimagined for Art Basel with a live performance. Location: Miami Grand Theater at Castle Beach Resort, 5445 Collins Avenue, 8-10:30 p.m. $30 for tickets.


Visit the pop-up for Harper’s Bazaar, where you can shop brands like La Perla and Vince. Open to the public. Location: Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shore Club BBQ

Shore Club and Island Records’ founder Chris Blackwell host a BBQ with rum cocktails, reggae and fish on the grill. Location: 1901 Collins Avenue.

Sou Fujimoto Celebrates His Grand Opening

Fete the opening of WSJ. Magazine Architecture Innovator Sou Fujimoto’s building in the Miami Design District with Anthony Cenname, Mark Kushner and Kristina O’Neill. Invite only. Location: Palm Court Plaza Bridge, 140 NE 39th Street, 6-8 p.m.

Swarovski Design Talk: Crisis in the Design Environment

Joseph Grima, the artistic director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, will moderate a discussion between James Balog, photographer of Thinning Ice for Swarovski, and Jeanne Gang, architect of Thinning Ice for Swarovski. Location: Miami Convention Center (P Lot), Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, 3-4 p.m.

The Surf Lodge at Deauville

The Surf Lodge pop-up will run through December 7. Location: The Deauville, 6701 Collins Avenue.

The Supper Club Lunch

Join the Supper Club and Bernstein & Andriulli for an afternoon lunch to honor artist Tristan Eaton. Location: The Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Avenue, 1 p.m.

Visionaire Launch Party

The magazine celebrates the launch of its John Baldessi #64 issue. Location: Tropicale at The Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Avenue, 7-10 p.m.