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12.6.2018

8 Art Basel 2018 Events You Don’t Want To Miss

It’s hard to believe that it’s already that special time of the year in which loads of art enthusiasts converge in Miami for Art Basel. This year’s line-up of entrancing art and alluring music is giving us all the feels. Whether you’re looking to check out the who’s who in the world of underground dance music or crazy about all things visually appealing and in-between, we have you covered. Ditch the FOMO vibe and plan ahead to hit these Milk approved Art Basel events.

What: Do Not Sit On Art Basel

When: Wednesday, December 5-Sunday, December 9

Where: Do Not Sit On The Furniture (closing party to be held at Cafeina Wynwood)

Why it’s dope: What do you get when two Burners collab on a sick Miami-based imprint? Do Not Sit On The Furniture. The five-day foray of action kicks off tomorrow. Underground icon Behrouz and his wife Megan were heavily influenced by the Burning Man collective concept. Expect an intimate atmosphere in the venue featuring acts of the likes of Behrouz, Nick Warren, Brian Cid, Sabo & Goldcap, plus many more.

What: BLNK CNVS Presents

When: Wednesday, December 5-Sunday, December 9

Where: Soho Studios

Why it’s dope: If you are a hardcore advocate of a solid music line-up, then BLNK CNVS is certainly for you. It’s like attending a mini festival each day. Action Bronson, Juice Wrld, Kaskade, J Worra and more will take over the Wynwood locale.

What: Juxtapoz Clubhouse

When: Wednesday, December 5-Sunday, December 9

Where: 32 SE 1st Street and 200 E Flagler Street

Why it’s dope: Milk fam, Juxtapoz Magazine, is teaming up with Mana Contemporary for a neighborhood-wide activation in downtown Miami. It’s free and open to the public, so you can have a full dose of incredible art fixings without paying exorbitant entry fees. There will be a distinctive something-something for every art lover to enjoy. Whether sick video installations are your thing or you’re into mind-blowing canvas art, this event will be the place to be.

What: Loco Dice Presents Serán Bendecidos

When: Thursday, December 6

Where: The Wynwood Factory

Why it’s dope: Serán bendecidos literally means “they will be blessed.” So, you know it’s going to be good. Who doesn’t want a blessing? DJ/producer/Desolat label head, Loco Dice, will perform in addition to Guti (live), wAFF, Yaya and Mandana. The event series focuses on a roster of international artists from the Desolat fam across the years, plus showcases fresh new talent in the worlds of house and techno. You’re going to want to wear all-black to this one (just saying).

What: The Fader & III Points Present Boom Basel

When: Thursday, December 6

Where: RC Cola Plant

Why it’s dope: Curated by legendary visual artist and founding creative director of Def Jam, Cey Adams, Boom Basel is looking like a straight up stellar event. Featuring performances by Flying Lotus and Virgil Abloh, plus art from burgeoning artists, this event is sure to sell-out – so get on it!  As icing on the cake, CÎROC Black Raspberry and AriZona Beverages will have a delish specialty cocktail that you should sip on while you indulge in the party.

What: elrow Basel Edition

When: Thursday, December 6

Where: STORY Nightclub

Why it’s dope:  First off, the family behind the global party brand, elrow, has been creating amazing events for almost 150 years (like whoa). That’s a whole lot of partying and it’s completely obvi that they know how to throw an amazing soiree. Making its Art Basel debut, elrow is bringing the Rowmuda Triangle – inspired by the mysteries behind the Bermuda Triangle – to Miami with the theme, “The Party of Eternal Happiness.” Partygoers can expect to be part of the show seriously. Click here to get a taste of the forthcoming madness. Nic Fanciulli, Acid Mondays, Tini Gessler and Bastian Bux, plus special guests will dish out the live soundtrack for this immersive experience.

What: Sleeping Beauty Dreams

When: Friday, December 7-Saturday, December 8

Where: Ziff Ballet Opera House

Why it’s dope: We’re all familiar with the story of Sleeping Beauty. However, have you ever wondered what the princess was dreaming about when she slept for 100 years? With our curiosity completely engaged, we’re eager to catch the world premiere of this fully immersive contemporary art installation. Featuring an all-star cast that includes international prima ballerina Diana Vishneva (Princess Aurora) and Tony Award nominee Desmond Richardson (Prince Peter) with music composed by DJ/producer trio NOISIA, Sleeping Beauty Dreams sounds like something that, well, dreams are made of.

What: Will Clarke + SIAN present: AMOK

When: Saturday, December 8

Where: Magic City Innovation District

Why it’s dope: We’re completely here for the launches of that new-new at Art Basel. DJ/producers Sian and Will Clarke are unveiling a new project called AMOK. Sian’s tantalizing techno beats combined with Clarke’s hypnotic dark house stylings make AMOK an act we’re itching to hear from and catch live. Their set is tying in with multiple live art installations to include “Art Takes Miami” by See.me artists, a showcase by fractal artist Julius Horsthuis and visual dome shows by Liquid Light Lab and VJ Psyberpixie.

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