Smile for Camera has compiled for you the end all definitive list of must attend parties for Art Basel Miami 2009. This year, the event brings everything from art by David Lynch at O.H.W.O.W. to Justice at Mansion to the sunny city for a week of dressing to the nines and sipping free wine in well lit spaces.
Here is your day by day breakdown of the best places to shake your derriere after careful scrutiny of today’s artistic masters.
An extensive list of awesome events, along with facebook event links and flyers after the jump!
***TUESDAY DECEMBER 1ST***
FriendsWithYou Boutique Launch Party! // facebook event page
FriendsWithYou is super excited to announce the launch of the first FriendsWithYou boutique this Art Basel Miami 2009! Our new boutique will feature all of your favorite FriendsWithYou products along with limited edition prints, collectible toys, apparel, and much more!
To celebrate, we will be hosting a special opening event on Tuesday December 1st (from 6pm – 10pm) where guests will enjoy delicious desserts, drinks and other sweet treats! Plus, as a special gift, you will receive a FREE SUPER MALFI with purchase of any FriendsWithYou product and have the chance to get your new merch personally signed by Sam & Tury!!
Design Miami Vernissage – 8-10pm
39th st & NE 1st Ct in the DD
Design Miami After Party – 10-2am
Le Baron party from Paris – Florida Room @ The Delano
***WEDNESDAY DEC 2ND***
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse with Visuals by David Lynch @ O.H.W.O.W.
Since this is Art Basel, you should make it out to see some art. At least a little bit. Trust me, you’ll feel better about all the money you’re spending if you do. So, since you must make it out, make it out to see musical visionary Danger Mouse and iconoclastic filmmaker David Lynch pool their talents and reveal the stunning and haunting photographs from their groundbreaking project Dark Night of the Soul at Art Basel Miami Beach 2009.
Dark Night of the Soul is a full-length album and illustrated book, combining the talents of Danger Mouse, David Lynch and celebrated rock recluse Sparklehorse. (google it, you’ll be impressed)
The exhibition consists of over 50 original photographs by David Lynch which are displayed alongside the accompanying soundtrack by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. Seven limited edition prints of each photograph will be available for purchase. The exhibition will open December 2, 2009 as the much anticipated kickoff to Art Basel week 2009. Opening reception starts at 8. Look Sharp.
Dr. Dre + Shepard Fairy @ Don’t Sleep | Primary Flight/Blue Print for Space Kickoff Party // facebook event page
Guest appearance by Dr. Dre, Peanut Butter Wolf (VJ set), Shepard Fairey (DJ Set), Ebony Bones (LIVE), Danny Daze, Induce, DJ Y-Not, Linje
Collecting a group of artists whose fame and esteem is matched only by their infamy, Primary Flight is a collective of street and urban painters from around the country that “redecorates” the walls of Wynwood with giant murals LIVE throughout Miami’s Art Basel Festivities. This year the team, lead by Miami’s own bombing maestros Typoe and Books, goes in with its biggest, most aerosol blasting, paint dripping venture to date.
To celebrate, we are doing an equally massive kickoff event. With things being lead by master of ceremonies the legendary Dr. Dre, we will be having Primary Flight artist and creator of the iconic Barak Obama ‘HOPE’ image Shepard Fairey doing a DJ set, Stones Throw hip hop genius Peanut Butter Wolf doing a special video production, LIVE performance by the next-MIA/Santigold-megastar-super-status Ebony Bones, and a 30 foot mega mural being painted LIVE by the crew.
And did we mention FREE DRINKS AND FOOD ALL NIGHT? Yeah, the paint is going to be the only thing getting drier during this jam.
FAMILY GUY at ART BASEL 2009 w/ Ladytron @ Vagabond // facebook event page
“A special exhibition of the 45-foot-tall Darth Stewie parade balloon during the 2009 Art Basel Festival.”
Featuring DJ SETS by:
LADYTRON (w/ Daniel Hunt)
+ DJs OBI // TEAM ROJAS // JOHNNY THE BOY
with RESIDENTS: RAY MILIAN + RYAN EVANS
RSVP here: www.ugpresents.com/familyguy
** SPECIAL STAR WARS THEMED PARTY TO SHOWCASE THE GIANT 45-FOOT DARTH STEWIE PARADE BALLOON, COMPLETE WITH STORMTROOPERS, LIGHT SABERS, AND FREE GIVEAWAYS FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX & FAMILY GUY !! **
SCOPE VIP Opening – 4-6pm
Soho Studios – 2136 NW 1st Ave – Wynwood
Art Basel Miami Beach Vernissage – 6-10pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
Primary Flight Opening Reception – 10-2am
Free Food & Drink all night – Mad Party
Shore Club – 19th & Collins
***THURSDAY DEC 3RD***
Flaunt: The Post-Medium Issue @ LIV // facebook event page
Flaunt Magazine and LIV invite you to celebrate
THE POST-MEDIUM ISSUE: WARS OF PERCEPTION
and Luis Barajas’s Birthday.
Hosted by: Luis Barajas – Jefferey Jah – Javier Perez – KOH
Red Carpet Begins at 11 PM
NADA Opening Reception – 10am-2pm
Deauville Beach Resort – Collins Ave & 67th
PULSE Opening Reception – 10am-1pm
1400 N. Miami Ave – The Ice Palace – Wynwood
Stages Opening Reception – 8-12am
888 Biscayne Blvd. / Miami / Florida / 33132
Deitch Opening – The Wynwood Walls – 8-11pm
26th Street & NW 2nd Avenue – Wynwood
***FRIDAY DEC 4TH***
DANGER (LIVE) | Art Basel Exclusive | Misfit Friday | Louis // facebook event page
Misfit Friday is always a perilous misadventure, but Dec 4th it will put you in immediate DANGER!
During the festivities which overtake Miami for the celebration of art and culture known as Art Basel Week, the French producer/DJ/alien known as DANGER will be performing his conceptual DJ journey through the Jungles of Mystery to the Pyramid of Rad EXCLUSIVELY at Louis in the Gansevoort South.
Music industry insiders have called DANGER “the next Daft Punk”, with a live show “that rivals Deadmau5″.
Justice (dj set) @ Mansion // event info and tickets @ wantickets.com
“Yes, you read it correctly. Just in time for Art Basel Miami Beach, Mansion is bringing French electrohouse duo Justice to Miami Friday, December 4.
The pair haven’t really played a proper club set since Winter Music Conference 2007 when they spun at the Fixed/Ed Banger party at Studio A. They’ve made subsequent Ultra appearances, but this will be the first “intimate” South Florida setting in almost four years.
Tickets are already on sale via Wantickets.com for $30. Sorry kids, 21 and over only. Doors open at 11.”
- Jose Duran of Miami New Times
Fountain Miami // facebook event page
Fountain Miami, the independent alternative to art fairs held concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach, announces the live music program for the art fair that will run throughout the weekend. The program of live music and DJ’s will be curated and sponsored by FILTER Magazine, with live music performances to be held on the outdoor stage.
Fountain Miami will open to VIP’s and Press on Thursday December 3 and then to the public on Friday December 4th at 11am running until Sunday December 6 at 7pm. There will be a reception for the public on Friday December 4 from 7pm until midnight and a WhiteHot Magazine Launch/ Filter Magazine Curated Music Program on Saturday December 5 from 7pm until midnight. The address is 2505 North Miami Ave (at 25th Street) Miami FL 33137
Fountain Miami Music Line-Up: G.LOVE Headlines Friday Night, CHAIRLIFT Headlines Saturday
TELEPATHE @ Vagabond // facebook event page
NYC electro duo TELEPATHE perform live in the Main Room at Fridays at The Vagabond! We’re huge fans of their dark synth dance tracks. And their debut album Dance Mother was produced by TV on the Radio’s David Sitek! Listen at myspace.com/telepathe
Plus your favorite resident DJs – MIKE DEUCE, RAY MILIAN, LOLO, JUST DANDY, DANNY ASHE, ALEX CASO, UVS + CARMEL – spinning all your favorite music into the wee hours…
$1 Rolling Rock + PBR til Midnight!
Doors at 10pm. Come as you are.
Giant Step Party w/ Kid Sister – ???
Poolside @ the Delano – 17th & Collins
***SATURDAY DEC 5TH***
The Golden Filter (live) – POPLIFE @ The Electric Pickle // facebook event page
POPLIFE presents a LIVE performance by THE GOLDEN FILTER
and Special Guests CHAIRLIFT (DJ Set)
alongside residents INDUCE, MIKE DEUCE, ARAMIS
Get there early for better parking.
$10 Advance tickets available here: wantickets.com
Ghostly 10yr Anniversary Party
Mad performers including Michna
1306 N Miami Ave – The White Room
MAX FISH – 20 Year Anniversary
28 NE 14 Street / Miami / Florida / 33132
Special Secret Performance
OH-WOW GALLERY PRESENTS ART BASEL 09′ OH-WOW GALLERY PRESENTS MAX FISH
In celebration of the legendary New York City bar’s 20 year anniversary, Aaron Bondaroff, Al Moran and Ulli Rimkus bring the downtown institution Max Fish to Miami for the week of Art Basel. Taking over a functioning bar space in downtown Miami, the team will be recreating an art installation out of the core elements of the Lower East Side location and importing it’s colorful cast of characters for the week. With a prime location downtown Miami, it will most definitley be the common meeting point for Art Basel attendees and act as the main clubhouse for all of the creative community during the fair week. A full lineup of live bands and dj’s will be performing nightly during ther week as well as movie screenings in an outdoor space.
LIVE PERFORMANCES FOR THE WEEK
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009 – I.U.D. / Silkflowers / Animals Of The Arctic
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009 – BARR / Mike Bones / Wilder Zoby (Chin Chin) / Jaccuzzi Boys
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009 – Gang Gang Dance / Endless Boogie / Teepee
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009 -Special Secret Performance + Resident DJ’s Tim Barber, Leo Fitzpatrick and Benton