Miami has hosted the Art Basel Center, the world’s largest art fair, which originated in Switzerland, annually since 2002 – until the pandemic forced organizers to cancel the 2020 edition.
Before stopping last year, Art Basel swollen from a stand-alone contemporary art gallery into an art and music-focused marathon extravaganza known as Miami Art Week.
Now, free from COVID restrictions, Miami Art Week returns to the much-anticipated Magic City until Sunday, December 5. Concerts and fairs all over the city.
Electronic music stars will be treated to a wide variety of artistic and acoustic programming, from fun outdoor affairs to sweaty late-night dance floors and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for a soundscape that beeps or a groove-oriented sunrise session, the new era Have you covered with our timeline guide to the top Miami Art Week parties.
Wynwood Studios at Toejam Backlot
Cryptocurrency exchange FTX presents Wynwood Studios, the first-ever NFT Music and Arts Festival, a four-day pop-up experience that combines music, art, and crypto technology. The soundtrack for each night of the festival will be recorded by a different brand, including Blond: the women-run collective Abracadabra of Ish (December 1), the label Diplo that crosses the high-earth genre (December 3), and the immersive lifestyle concept of Ish. United States Hurry Up Slowly (December 4). Wynwood Studios will also offer exclusive in-person and online sales of NFTs in the FTX Market in collaboration with Miami Art Plug. Star Atlas from the Blockchain will also introduce activities and structures that showcase the next generation of metaverse gaming. Wednesday, December 1, through Saturday, December 4, at Toejam Backlot, 150 NW 21st St. , Miami; popup.wynwood.studio. Tickets cost from $60 to $299 via get-in.com.
Circuloco Miami at Island Gardens
Circoloco has been expertly sponsoring Underground music events around the world for over 20 years, so it’s no surprise that the brand’s outdoor soiree at Island Gardens showcases a talented and technically gifted individual. Circoloco Miami, in partnership with Teksupport, will feature artists such as Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus, Detroit-based subwoofer Seth Troxler, Berlin-based groove selector Honey Dijon, and Off-White leader Virgil Abloh. 3 p.m. Friday, December 3, at Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Cswy. , Miami. Tickets cost $60 via dice
Racastella in Virginia Key Beach Park
Rakastella’s co-op party with Life and Death and Innervisions (“make love” in Finnish) will return home to the idyllic Virginia Key Beach amusement park after a two-year hiatus. In addition to curated collections from international selectors, the multi-stage Sustainable Ocean Festival will offer immersive sensory experiences, eco-art installations, and a pop-up vinyl shop. Festival founders DJ Tennis and Tale of Us anchor musical performances, with dancer DJ Harvey dispensing an exclusive ensemble, Âme and Dixon playing the infamous one back-to-back, and Eris Drew and Octo Octa making a much-anticipated show that debuted in Miami. Other artists include Anfisa Letyago, Ash Lauryn, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Jayda G, DJ Holographic, Jimi Jules and DJ Minx. 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 at Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; rakastella.com. Tickets cost $82.50 to $267.50 via Ticketfairy.com.
Miami Heaven in Space Club
Jimmy Jones Paradise’s global series of events will test revelers’ endurance levels with a 20-hour marathon at Club Space. Starting Saturday night and continuing through Sunday evening, the event lineup is a high slate of home and heavyweights, including Paradise Veterans Eat Everything, Richie Ahmed, WAFF, and of course, Jones. Other artists include art queen Nicole Mudaber, Archie Hamilton, head of one tribe, Amy, and fast-rising talent Tsha, making her debut in Heaven. 11 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, at Club Space, 34 Northeast 11th Street, Miami; 6456-357-786; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $40-$80 for eventbrite.com.
where are my keys? In the 94th Aircraft Squadron
Boutique Party Series Where Are My Keys? Dancing extravaganza will be hosted 24 hours to conclude Miami Arts Week at 94th Aero Squadron Miami, an open air-themed restaurant overlooking the runways of Miami International Airport. Hosted by Un_Mute and ReSolute, Where are my keys? It will be voice-recorded by 20 Underground Champions from around the world such as Craig Richards, Chez Damier, Francesco Del Garda, Kalabrese, Nicolas Lutz, Powder, Will Renuart and Zip, as well as a surprise performance by an unannounced special guest. This tumultuous affair is sure to leave residents confused as they search for their keys – and their minds. 7 a.m. Sunday, December 5, at 94th Squadron, 1395 Northwest 57th Street, Miami; Wherearemykeys.com. Tickets cost $40 via ra.co.