By Daniela Ortega, Contributing Reporter
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Art Basel and Miami Art Week are all about shinning light on art and revealing its latest innovations, while deepening cultural grasps for thousands of visitors from around the world. However, it is also about mingling in the hottest spots Miami and the Beach have to offer, with fascinating visitors and locals alike.
Many places will be filled with fabulous people, drinks, and enough music and art to drown your senses, and following are some of most popular parties every guest should seek to attend.
The Miami Art Week fun starts at the W South Beach at 2201 Collins Avenue is hosting the “Gumbo Limbo Experiment Presented by Peroni,” on December 6th. The event is admission free and guests will enjoy live music by DJ Richie Hell, art installations and projected visuals.
Guests who wish to participate in a more intense partying experience, the newly renovated Art Deco Hotel, Nautilus by Arlo at 1825 Collins Avenue, will unleash its “Universal Playground,” of art, music, and performances, from December 4th until the 7th.
Their events include, the “Arlo Beach Club,” a beach-tent open to the public, that will host, that will host music from internationally recognized clubs like Up & Down in NYC, and THE BOX. The famous TIKI DISCO party will be hosted on December 5th at their hotspot Blind Barber, and on December 6th, their underground party SHABBAAAAA x Playboy will take place.
For attendees who love nightclubbing, STORY at 136 Collins Avenue, presents its “extravagant circus-style” unforgettable Basel Edition nights. Black Coffee will mainline on December 5th, tickets are $60 per person, and Deadmau5 will headline December 6th. Admission is $100 per person.
Another of the biggest and baddest clubs in town, E11EVEN at 29th NE 11th St. will have one of its biggest weekends of the year. On December 5th, Diplo will kick start the party, followed by G-Eazy on December 7th, with a grad finale by Rick Ross on December 8th. Tickets start at $20.
A member of the E11EVEN team shared, “all nights are top not-to-be-missed nights, but if we had to pick, we would say Saturday December 7th because G-Eazy is performing with well known hits.”
Also in Downtown Miami, Dimensions, at 1 SW 1ST St, will bring the party to a 50,000 square feet abandoned warehouse. The celebration will gather more than 50 international artists and musicians for a night of unforgettable fun. There will be two DJ stages, live performances, interactive art, sound installations, and more. Tickets start at $25.
Lastly, Innervisions & Life and Death presents Rakastella at the Historic Virginia Key on December 7th. The sunset-to-sunrise festival-like experience promises a “a myriad of sensory experiences with multiple stages with the raw beauty of nature’s surrounding.
Richard Barrenechea, Managing partner of Rakastella commented, “We have many nooks and crannies of engagement and experience, including a Hi-Fi Tea Garden, featuring a world-class Danley Labs sound system and serving complimentary Tea Blends with guests DJs playing purely vinyl selections.”
He continued, “Also, the Selina Rest & Recharge area to get away form the intense music and enjoy a relaxing space while Klangbox FM transmits live. VIP is getting a dinner designed by Chef Andres “Billy” Garcia, that will give a taste of South Florida.”
The lineup includes: Danny Daze, Soul Clap, Dixon, DJ Minx, among others, tickets start at $50.