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29 Nov - Guide to Art Basel 2016

Miami Local Guides

From December 1 – 4, Art Basel will be in full swing with over 4,000+ pieces of artwork at 269 of the World’s Best Art Exhibits. We’ve put together a sweet lineup for you & your crew so you can make this year one for the books and #FreehandBasel right!

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THURSDAY, 12/1, 7pm: Be What You Dream: Mexican Artist Night

Day One: Be What You Dream — this mantra comes from the incredible artist, Diana Garcia. She left this reminder on our walls a few years ago, and this year she’s leaving another mark. Join us and watch Diana work her magic on a brand new mural while you enjoy poolside tacos, Don Julio Tequila cocktails and jams by Eyal Agai of Slap & Tickle! (Free)

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THURSDAY, 12/1, 10pm: Be What You Dream After Party: DJ TonyG

What’s a party without an after party? Keep up those good vibes with a set by turntable master and Miami native DJ TonyG! He’ll be spinning up everything from Latin beats to electro-funk and dance-rock upstairs at 27 Restaurant & Bar all night! (Free)

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FRIDAY, 12/2, 7pm: BASEL BABES

Once you’ve gotten your fill of exhibitions on the town, head back to Freehand Miami for a night of music, fashion and art. Not only will you have the chance to explore work from some of our favorite local female artists, but you’ll also be able to meet them in person! Enjoy beats from DJ Alice Longyu Gao followed by DJ Michelle Leshem, while you browse artwork & shop exclusive pop-ups! (Free)

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FRIDAY, 12/2, 11pm: BASEL BABES After Party: DJ Jessica Who

After you kick it with some of our favorite Basel Babes, head upstairs to 27 Restaurant & Bar for a bumpin’ night cap by Miami native, DJ Jessica Who! She’ll work the ones and twos with her electrifying energy so you can dance right into the weekend. (Free)

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SATURDAY, 12/3, 1pm: Lauren YS Exhibit + DJ Dude Skywalker + Nick Monaco 

Start off your art-filled afternoon exploring the incredible pieces by Lauren Ys while sippin’ on a complimentary Midori cocktail, made just the way you like it from their bespoke bar. That’s not all, though — DJ Dude Skywalker will set the foundation for a proper groove sesh’, followed by a rad set by Crew Love’s Nick Monaco! (Free)

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SATURDAY, 12/3, 9pm: Wild Belle 

Next up on our Basel celebration lineup is the folky-dancey-psychedelic-rock-infused amazingness that is Wild Belle! Enjoy $5 Peroni’s while you groove away to this incredible duo. Cheers to the arts! (Free)

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SUNDAY, December 4th: Young Collectors Desk

If you’re looking to get started on your own art collection, sign up for Pinta Miami’s Young Collectors Desk to learn how to get started! This complimentary tour will teach you the ins’ of the art industry; including how to walk an art fair, inquire about work & ultimately develop your own taste. (Free)

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SUNDAY, 2pm: 3rd Annual Swig & Swine

Punch, pigs, games, music, charity, artwork, Miami sunshine — can you think of a better end to Art Basel? Meet us at The Shaker for our 3rd Annual Swig & Swine event! We’ll have eight massive barrels of punch crafted by The Bon Vivants, plus heaps of pig dishes & sides from mega-talented culinary professionals. Come kick it with us & bump to Berlin’s longest running monthly hip-hop radio, Hip-Hop Don’t Stop! Later in the evening, head upstairs at 27 Restaurant & Bar for a post Swig & Swine set by DJ Repo! ($40).