Monday, November 28
Art Basel with LDV Hospitality
WHAT: Kick off the start of Art Basel with at LDV Hospitality’s Rooftop at the Gale South Beach hotel. Feast on a buffet courtesy of Dolce Italian, sip on cocktails and watch a live art mural during the event by Miami artist Stuart Sheldon in partnership with Superfine! House of Art & Design. DETAILS: 7 to 10 p.m.; 1690 Collins Avenue. Buy tickets here.
Tuesday, November 29
American Social Second Anniversary Party
WHAT: While not technically an art week fete, per se, this party still certainly channels the spirit of the week with a $15.95 all-you-can-eat taco bar, $11.50 bottomless guacamole, $7 shots, $35 margarita pitchers, and a live mariachi band. DETAILS: 690 SW 1st Court
Wednesday, November 30
Taste of the Yard
WHAT: Mixing up its weekly Friday event in time for Art Basel, Wynwood Yard is hosting its “Taste of the Yard” on Wednesday this week as well. A ticket includes “hearty” samples from five culinary concepts plus a drink. DETAILS: 4 to 8 p.m.; 56 NW 29th Street. Buy your tickets here.
Gin & Tonics with Nigel Barker
WHAT: English fashion photographer and designer, Nigel Barker, is celebrating the classic gin & tonic with a special class dedicated to the drink where he will explore everything from the gin used in it to the glassware it goes in. Plus, Barker will reveal a new goblet designed expressly for the British cocktail. DETAILS: 6 to 8 p.m.; AC Hotel Miami Beach, 2912 Collins Avenue; Space is very limited, email here to reserve your seat.
Thursday, December 1
Latin Night hosted by Cheech Marin
WHAT: Sip on mezcal with Cheech — yes, of Cheech & Chong fame — at the #TFAPOPUP Artist Exhibition. DETAILS: 6 to 9 p.m.; 255 NW 23rd Street
Friday, December 2
Mister E Presents #GOLDBASEL
WHAT: Curious what $100 waffles taste like? WaffleWaffle, a vendor known for tis spin on traditional Liege-style Belgian waffles, will be selling $100 golden waffles along with their traditional waffle choices at this gold-themed event. DETAILS: 7 p.m.; 2916 North Miami Avenue, Buy your tickets here.
Saturday, December 3
Art Escape Dinner at Coya
WHAT: Coya has teamed up with NYC based artist Flore for a three-course dinner and tour of his gallery. DETAILS: 6 p.m. tour; 8 p.m. dinner; 999 Brickell Avenue. Reservations are required.
Sunday, December 4
Third Annual Swig n’ Swine Fundraising Party
WHAT: Fill up on art, pig and punch at the third annual Swig & Swine fundraiser, benefitting the Overtown Youth Center. Punch will flow freely throughout the afternoon while chefs like Dale Talde create special swine-filled bites. DETAILS: 2 to 7 p.m.; 2727 Indian Creek Drive; Buy tickets here.
Ongoing During the Week
WHAT: This new coffee bar at the Freehand Hotel serving Cuban classics like the cortadito, cafe con leche, as well as originals like the “Matcha Fizz” made with honey and rosemary. DETAILS: Open November 29 to December 4; 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Harry’s Pizzeria x Shake Shack
WHAT: Michael Schwartz’s popular pizza concept, Harry’s Pizzeria, is teaming up with quite possibly the most popular burger concept in the world, Shake Shack, for a one-week only menu mash up at their respective Miami locations. Harry’s “Shorty Burger” will be available at Shake Shack’s Coral Gables (1450 S Dixie Hwy) and Miami Beach (1111 Lincoln Rd) outposts, while the “Shack-cago Pizza,” will be available at Harry’s Pizzeria’s Coconut Grove (2996 McFarlane Rd) and Design District (3918 N Miami Ave) locations. DETAILS: Available from November 28 to December 4
A Little Bird Told Me
WHAT: A four-day Elyx pop-up inside the Edition Hotel featuring an interactive cocktail experience into the Nordic jungle. Guests will experience a 45-minute cocktail tasting menu paired with Nordic cuisine. DETAILS: November 30 to December 3; 4 to 9 p.m.; 2901 Collins Avenue; Reservations must be made through the hotel.
Michy’s Garden Cafe Pop Up
WHAT: Michelle Bernstein is bringing back for the fourth consecutive year, operating the outdoor Garden Café at Miami Beach Botanical Garden during Art Basel Miami Beach, similar to the fare offered at Bernstein’s cafe in the Miami Design District, Crumb on Parchment. DETAILS: November 28 to December 4; 2000 Convention Center Drive
Employees Only Pop Up
WHAT: In anticipation of their Miami Beach opening, Employees Only will host a two-day pop-up lounge on the lawn of the newly open Washington Park Hotel. The event will feature an Employees Only Art Basel cocktail list, DJs and a fortuneteller. DETAILS: December 1 & 2; 1050 Washington Avenue; 5 to 10 p.m.
Will Elliott at Bar Alter
WHAT: Wynwood’s most post eatery, Alter, has tapped Will Elliott from Maison Premiere and Sauvage in Brooklyn to take over its bar for a few days, with Elliott creating eight different cocktails for the menu. DETAILS: November 30 to December 1; 223 NW 23rd Street
Bonus: All bars in Wynwood are open until 5 a.m. this week, because going home at 3 a.m. is so 2015.