It’s that other time of the year in Miami where hundreds and hundreds of fancy people come from out of town to gather on our pretty beaches to show off their stuff. Art Basel, Miami’s premiere international Art show and traffic jam kicks off today at the convention center, and all around the city, satellite galleries are gearing up for an awesome collection of shows, exhibits and parties.
As always, this list will probably be updated the more and more we hear about. Katie and I will be around, taking photos, so say hi if you see us, and Welcome to Miami!
WEDNESDAY, DEC 1st, 2010
From Pompeii to Pin-Up @ World Erotic Art Museum
Dive into the history of sex with erotic art prints and sculptures from Pompeii and pin-up drawings by American artist John Hul.
1205 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
7:00pm – Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10:00pm
$15 at the door without membership
Francesco Lo Castro :: Recent Works @ Butter Gallery
Today is the final day of this exhibit of Lo Castro’s most recent work. The influential South Florida artist revisits the underground cultural scene he once helped create, through a series of large format portraits and photographs of everyone from Otto Von Shirak to BFGF and many more.
2303 NW 2nd Avenue
open December 1 until 10:00pm
PROPER DOSAGE presents BLOCKHEAD @ Respectables in WPB
It’s a bit of a drive, but for true old school underground hip hop fans, this is a real treat. Ninjatune’s Blockhead will be making a special appearance in celebration of Rob da Milkman’s birthday celebration. Anthony Simon, better known as Blockhead, first lent his production hands in the mid-’90s to then up-and-coming MC Aesop Rock, and if you haven’t seen him before, and have nothing else to do…this is where you want to be
518 CLEMATIS STREET
West Palm Beach, FL
$10 b4 11/ $15 @ the Door, 21+
MARK RONSON @ LIV
Mark Ronson is a sought-after turntablist who’s worked with such diverse artists as Macy Gray, Jay-Z, and comedian Jimmy Fallon. Dude is related to the guitarist from Foreigner. And its a Dirty Hairy Event. Nuff said
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
RSVP to email@example.com
11 PM to 5 AM
THURSDAY, DEC 2nd, 2010
Multiversal Group Show 2010 @ Grey Area
the show will feature both established and emerging names from around the world. Their media spans the fine arts including: photographers, poets, painters, fashion, live models, exhibitionists theater troupes, spoken word artists, aerialists, belly dancers, fire breathers and many many more.
130 NW 24TH STREET
12:00pm – December 5 at 5:00pm
Free Before 7, $5 after. $5 Drinks
The Art of Basketball Miami
An explosive re-purposing of the iconic official NBA Game Basketball and Backboard as defined by some of today’s most celebrated graffiti and street artists.
2048 NW Miami Court
Miami, FL 33127
10:00am – December 5
The Art Of Basketball Afterparty @ The Vagabond feat DJ IRIE + N-TYPE
Live Custom Backboard Painting By SHIRO, special Guest DJs include Miami’s own DJ IRIE (Artist Related) and UK Dubstep Hero N-TYPE (Wheel & Deal Records) who will be accompanied by Miami Dubsteppers JUAN BASSHEAD + MC JUMANJI (BassHead Music) as well as Resident DJs A-TRAIN, ROB RIGGS + DZA
30 NE 14th Street
rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org for entry before 11
$4 Grolsch, $5 Russian Standard Vodka Drinks
Small Gift Miami/ Sanrio 50th Anniversary Party
Artists have long been inspired by Sanrio characters, led by the beloved inconic Hello Kitty®, and now art enthusiast will have the opportunity to pay homage with this 4-day tribute designed for Sanrio fans of all ages.
173 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127
Dec 2-5, 2010
FRIDAY, DEC 3rd, 2010
FriendsWithYou Rainbow City @ Miami Design District
FriendsWithYou is proud to present Rainbow City – a forty piece environmental installation addressing the potency of interaction, ritual, and play.
140 NE 39th St
Miami Design District
10:00am – December 5 at 10:00pm
Graffiti Gone Global presents Fresh Produce
Fresh Produce blurs the line between the street and the gallery, presenting a multifaceted exhibition highlighting the freshest and most undeniable influences of urban aesthetics and contemporary design. GGG’s Fresh Produce will feature a roster of international artists, including: The London Police, Revok, Erik Otto, Skewville, Pepa Prieto, Augustine Kofie, Alëxone, Kenton Parker, Tes One, BASK, Dolla, Jim Darling, Dabs & Myla, Stormie Mills, Michael De Feo, Andrew Holder, Jack Hudson, Tristan Eaton, Tatiana Suarez and others
70 NW 25th Street,
Miami, FL 33127
First Fridays @ Jakes
The second installment of the monthly mixed format dance party, playing everything from drumstep to dubstep to minimal modern classical jungle to 90bpm California glitch; all bass, no bullshit. Yeah it’s in Hallendale, but really, its not that far.
812 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale, Florida 33009
Cheap drinks, no cover (21+) and free parking.
SATURDAY, DEC 4th, 2010
Moksha Collective Art Fair @ 7th Circuit
The Moksha Art Fair, featuring the very best in visionary art, music and performance includes art and performances from Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffman, Mark… Henson, Fred Weidmann, Amanda Sage and many more. The show kicks off on Thurs, Dec 2nd but the ‘main event’ is set to take place Saturday night. The musical lineup ranges from international electronic acts to live world fusion bands, including: David Starfire, Phutureprimitive, Satchi Om, Okulus Anomali, Jebus, FTG, Indovisual, DJ Cloud, the Moksha All Stars (a group made up of members from international touring local bands like the Spam All Stars, Locos Por Juana, Suénalo and others), and much more. So basically, here you get your art, AND a party.
228 NE 59th Street
Starts at 8pm
$30 Presale / $40 Door / $25 with Student ID at door