Day at the Beach: 10 Can't-Miss Art Basel Miami Beach Events for November 29

Day at the Beach: 10 Can't-Miss Art Basel Miami Beach Events for November 29
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Below, find ARTINFO's very selective list of parties and events people will be talking about today in Miami as Art Basel Miami Beach week gets going. Enjoy!


Royal Rumble at Waffle House Opening

4-6 p.m.
45 Northwest 31st Street, Miami, FL 33127
Curated by Michael Nevin, Vita Zaman, and Olivier Babin, this group show features 13 up-and-coming artists — offering a chance to see some new talent before the heavy hitters of the main fair suck up all the oxygen.

Early Bird BBQ at SEVEN
5 - 7:30 p.m.
2637 North Miami Ave. at Northeast 27th Street, Wynwood, Miami
Guests are invited for an early look at this year's mini-art-fair exhibition, put together by BravinLee programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, and Winkleman Gallery.

Kreëmart celebrates Art Basel Miami's 10th Anniversary
5-7 p.m.
W Hotel South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Food Art outfit Kreëmart invites six artists to “interpret the idea of dessert to create an Art Happening.” The results range from Paola Pivi’s "Free Tibet Candy" to Richard Tuttle’s “Healthy Cookies.”

Fernando Mastrangelo's "Black Sculpture"
6-8 p.m.
Charest-Weinberg, 250 NW 23rd Street, Miami
New York-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo presents a new series of sculptures that recreate classic works by Frank Stella and Ad Reinhardt using hard-packed bricks of gunpowder. Look out!

Art Miami Opening Night VIP Preview
7-10 p.m.
3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami 
The first view cocktail reception of the giant Art Miami fair benefits the local Lotus House Women’s Shelter — in fact, women from Lotus House have also been employed by Art Miami to work at the fair. The event is open to VIPS, with $25 donation at the door for others.

Sender Collection's "Home Alone," curated by Sarah Aibel
7-11 p.m.
5763 North Bay Road, Miami Beach
Hedge funder Adam Sender turns his empty Miami home into a showcase for his fabulous art collection, including works by Matthew Barney, Sarah Lucas, Banks Violette, and other stars. (See ARTINFO’s report here.)       

MOCA and Vanity Fair International Party
Musuem of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami
7-9 p.m.
The beautiful people will be celebrating 10 years of ABMB and 15 years of MOCA, as well as the opening of shows of work by Mark Handforth and Teresita Fernandez.     

Party for Luca di Montezemolo
8:30 p.m.
1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach
Interview magazine, Peter Brant, and Sotheby’s Tobias Meyer host a party to honor Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, and unveil the new Ferrari 458 Spider. The party also features a new video installation by superslick video artist Marco Brambilla, inspired by Formula One racing. Word is there is also a “surprise musical guest.”

“The Power Issue: 100 Most important Players in the Art World” Party
10 p.m. - midnight
The Shore Club 1901 Collins Ave.
Art+Auction and ARTINFO — yes, that ARTINFO — present a swanky party to unveil the annual list of the 100 most powerful people in the art world.

Art Basel Kickoff — Favela Beach
11:00 p.m.
WALL Lounge, W South Beach 2201 Collins Avenue
Billed as an Art Basel kick-off event, this late night affair features a DJ set by HOLY GHOST.


Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
December 1-4

NADA Art Fair
The Deauville Beach Resort
Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
December 2-5

Design Miami/
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach
November 30-December 4

Art Miami
Art Miami Pavilion
3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
November 30-December 4

Pulse Art Fair
The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue, at Northwest 14th Street, Miami
December 1-4

Scope Art Fair
Scope Pavilion
Northeast 1st Ave at Northeast 30th Street, Miami
November 29-December 4

Art Asia
Art Asia Pavilion
Northeast 1st Ave Northeast 30th Street, Miami
November 30-December 4

ZOOM Elite (invitation only)
W South Beach
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
November 30-December 3

Aqua Art Fair
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
December 1-4

Ink Miami Art Fair
Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
November 30-December 4

Red Dot Miami
3011 Northeast 1st Avenue, at Northeast 31st Street, Miami
November 30-December 4

Seven Miami
2637 North Miami Avenue at Northeasy 27th Street, Miami
November 29-December 4

Fountain Miami
2505 North Miami Ave at the corner of 25th Street, Miami
December 1-4

Verge Art Miami Beach
Greenview Hotel
1671 Washington Avenue at 17th Street, Miami Beach
December 1-4

PooL Art Fair Miami Beach
Carlton Hotel
Sadigo Court
334 20th Street at Park Avenue, Miami Beach
December 2-4

Burst Art Fair
Art Deco Center
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
November 30-December 5

Art Now
Catalina Hotel
1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
December 1-4

Arts For a Better World
Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
November 30-December 4

Zones Art Fair
47 Northeast 25th Street, Miami
November 29-December 3