While the holidays are on everyone's minds, Miami Beach is gearing up for a different celebration. Art Basel kicks off this week, drawing influencers, fashionistas, and art enthusiasts to the beach-cum-cultural destination.
With a weekend full of art, fashion, and parties, the city will be busy with numerous events. As you hop from gallery to gallery, it's important to have a plan of attack. So be sure to add these can't-miss events to your schedule.
Patricia Field Art/Fashion Friday, December 1- Sunday, December 31 White Dot Gallery
New York fashion icon, Patricia Field brings her own brand of style to Art Basel once again. The Art/Fashion exhibit and pop-up shop takes place all month long. There's also an opening night party on Thursday, December 7 and a runway show on Saturday, December 9, both invite only. Find more info here.
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2017 Tuesday, December 5- Saturday, December 9 Scope Miami Beach
For the eighth year, Bombay Sapphire celebrates some of the art scene's most promising undiscovered talents with this series, on display at Scope. If you can get on the list, the finale party is Friday, December 8 at the Villa Casa Casuarina (formerly the Versace mansion), hosted by Issa Rae of HBO's Insecure. Find more info here.
NADA x PAOM Thursday, December 7- Sunday, December 10 Ice Palace Studios
This limited line features the work of three artists of the New Art Dealers Alliance, printed on clothing and other products. Proceeds go to Pérez Art Museum Miami and the NADA International Gallery Prize. An opening preview takes place Thursday, December 7, by invite only. Find more info here.
Bareback Follies Thursday, December 7 7:30pm El Tucán
The mother of New York nightlife, Susanne Bartsch, brings her iconic brand of downtown decadence to Art Basel. With performances by Amanda Lepore, Joey Arias, Leonid The Magnificent, and more, it's an event to behold. Find more info here.
Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection Thursday, December 7 11pm W South Beach
Assouline and Sotheby's celebrate this new book of Andy Warhol's work. The factory party takes place at the Surf Lodge pop-up in the W Hotel. This event is by invite only.
David LaChapelle Book Signing Friday, December 8 6-10pm Taschen
Known for photographing the likes of Amanda Lepore, Naomi Campbell, Björk, and many of today's biggest names, the iconic fashion photographer will be present to sign two new books. Both feature his surreal fairytale-like fashion photography. Find more info here.
Look Alive Fest Friday, December 8 8pm Churchill's Pub
This night of experimental music and performances is sure to be an experience you'll remember. The sixth annual event celebrates artists with a focus on deconstruction of popular music. Find more info here.
Catwalk: A Night of Vogue Friday, December 8 11pm-4am 7450 Ocean Terrace
With a live performance by CupcakKe, this event promises a night of voguing in classic ball fashion. Nic Nac Mizrahi hosts with DJs MikeQ, Quest?onmarc, Gooddroid, and Bonnie Beats. Find more info here.
Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala Saturday, December 9 8pm Fillmore Miami Beach
Founded by music icon Phil Collins, this foundation has sought to foster the development of young artists, with and without disabilities. The third annual gala and concert features performances by Collins, Laura Pausini, KT Turnstall, Pitingo and Fifty Eight Hundred. Find more info here.
Sounds by Paris Hilton Saturday, December 9 11pm Wall Lounge
Everyone's favorite socialite and social media sweetheart returns for her annual Art Basel event. Paris Hilton will DJ at Wall Lounge, with general admission starting at $150 and VIP tables starting at $800. Find more info here.