Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 | Events

Alex Isreal.Flash MobDecember 2

Elton John AIDS Foundation and UNTITLED Art Fair opening night kick-off party. On December 2, Marina Abramovic will host a special preview benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Marina Abramovic Institution. A limited-edition print by the artist will be unveiled and available for sale at the event for the duration of the fair to benefit both organizations. The event is invite only and locate directly on the beach in the heart of South Beach at 12th Street and Ocean Drive.

December 3

White Cube. On December 3, Soho House owner Nick Jones, along with Jay Jopling, will host With Cube’s kick-of party. White Cube is teaming up with British artist Tracey Emin for a spectacular exhibit. The event will feature oysters and a Grey Goose martini bar. Dinner will be at Cecconi’s, and the main event will be held poolside at the Tiki Hut at Soho Beach House.

ShopBAZAAR. ShopBAZAAR, the revolutionary content-to-commerce venture by Harper’s Bazaar, will return to Art Basel this year following its Miami debut in 2013. ShopBAZAAR will pop up December 3–5 at the exclusive Soho Beach House for a series of public and private shopping experiences. Designed to bring merchandise from the magazine to shoppers in real time, the ShopBAZAAR pop up will allow guests to purchase must-have fashions and acquire them immediately. The retail pop up will include designer brands such as Michele Watches, John Hardy, and more.

December 4

The Hole Gallery party and concert. The Hole Gallery will hold its party at the Shore Club’s pool and sky bar at 9 p.m., featuring artwork by Matthew Stone.

Silencio Club. On December 4, Silencio will once again bring the legendary Paris nightclub to the Design District. David Lynch, filmmaker and artist, worked with designer Raphael Navot, architectural agency Enia and light designer Thierry Dreyfus, to conceive and design Silencio inspired by the club form Lynch’s 2001 film Mulholland Drive. Silencio will host a pop-up lounge at the Garden Building in the Design District. They event will be hosted by Pharell Williams and Takashi Murakami.

December 5

Christian Louboutin x Carmelo Tedeschi. Christian Louboutin, in collaboration with Xavier Laboulbenne, will host an exhibition of commissioned works by famed artist Carmelo Tedeschi, which will be on display at the Christian Louboutin boutique in Miami’s Design District. A private cocktail reception will be held at 6 p.m., but the works will be on display until the end of January 2014.

December 6

Bombay Sapphire Imaginative Parings Dinner with Tom Colicchio. On December 6, Bombay Sapphire’s Artisan Series Finale will host a dinner celebrating all 12 winners form the 2013 Artisan Series competition by creating a special tasting menu inspired by each of the winners’ artwork at the Soho House Beach tent at 8 p.m.

VH1 x SCOPE Art + Music + Beach. On December 6, the official VH1 + SCOPE party will feature a live performance by Tegan and Sara on the beach at Ocean Drive and 9th Street at 8 p.m.

MoMA PS1 Party. MoMA PS1 will hold a private event at the Delano Beach Club at 8 p.m.

December 7

Bombay Sapphire and Russel Simmons’ Rush Arts Brunch. On Saturday December 7, the Artisan Series winners, celebrities, and brand representatives will get together for a brunch at Cecconis at Soho Beach House. Bombay Sapphire cocktails and great food will be served. The event is invite only.

Verboten NYC. Verboten NYC will take place at the Delano Beach Club at 7 p.m.