Weekly Nibble: Art Basel + EAT Basel

Art Basel 2016 Miami Events

As over 75, 000 art dealers and art fans descend on Miami for the big shows like PULSE and UNTITLED on Miami Beach and Context/ArtMiamiSpectrum and the many smaller shows in and around Wynwood, a number of parties and food events are available to anyone who braves the traffic to Miami Beach, Wynwood, Midtown and other art-centric areas.  Many kick off the beginning of the week and continue thru Sunday 12/4.  Here is MIAbites Weekly Nibble curated listing for Art Week 2016.

Monday November 28thKick off the start of Art Basel with at LDV Hospitality’s Rooftop at the Gale South Beach on November 28th from 7pm – 10pm. Tasting Table and the Lincoln Motor Company will host the exclusive event.  Tickets cost $45 plus tax and includes three drink tickets, specialty appetizers and shared plates and two interactive stations.   Learn to make a Smoked Old Fashioned – blowtorch included, and how to make two different types of authentic Italian pastas  Suitable for every kind of Basel-goer ( 21+ only), start your week at this trendy rooftop terrace. There will even be Live art mural by Miami artist Stuart Sheldon. Tickets on Eventbrite link here.  Gale South Beach 1690 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tuesday November 29thJoin Human Rights Campaign South Florida as our friends at the White Porch Gallery at R House Wynwood host a special event celebrating Art Basel and the HRC. Art for Equality will feature fun, food, drinks, and a DJ along with a silent auction featuring some of the most talented domestic and international LGBTQ and LGBTQ-allied artists. Tickets from $25 to $140 for full dinner on Eventbrite link here   R House Wynwood  2727 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127

Tuesday November 29th Coyo Taco Wynwood invites all Art Basel attendees( and anyone else! ) to Come & party during #ArtBasel at a Major Rum and Bass block party with Walshy Fire and Friends. Very special guests will be dipping in from 7 PM to 2 AM. Tickets are $20-30 and on Eventbrite link here .  Coyo Taco 2300 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127

Wednesday November 30th- Sunday December 4thFind an escape from the hustle and bustle of Art Basel and join us at HIVE Art Village & Lounge in Wynwood featuring a Hendrick's Gin pop-up starting Wednesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 4!  Enjoy craft cocktails by Hendrick's Gin and daily mixology presentations, "Behind the Bar Series" featuring Miami's best known cocktail bartenders. As the sun fades into the skyline, HIVE becomes a beehive of activity with Miami’s top DJs playing well into the night. When the galleries close and the art shows end, HIVE is where you want to swarm. Mana Wynwood - 2250 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Wednesday November 30th and December 1-4th- Basel House is the Miami Art Basel experience you won’t want to miss. From 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. on November 30th and 12 p.m. to 5 a.m. on December 1st to December 4th, Basel House will host a number of events showcasing local and global artists. This year, Basel House is taking place at Bitter Truth, Midtown’s newest bar. The five-day concert will feature Miami’s top musicians representing a variety of genres including Hip Hop, R&B and Bluesy vibes. Live art performances include: Cake decorating battle with cakes provided by Lola the Baker who is recognized for her beer and whiskey twists on classic sweets. Up for battle are artists DELVS and Gabriel Sorondo.  For more information and tickets, please visit. Bitter Truth, The Shops at Midtown: 3252 NE 1st Ave, #124, Miami, FL 33137.

Friday, November 25 and Friday December 2- Taste of The Yard from 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. at Wynwood Yard. Special Art Basel edition on Wednesday, November 30 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. $25. Taste of The Yard is a weekly event held on Fridays (with a special Art Basel We Are Miami edition on Tuesday, 11/30) that will tingle your senses with offerings from around The Yard. A ticket includes hearty samples from five culinary concepts including The Bar at The Yard (your choice of a 10-ounce draft of one of the craft beers or garden-infused punch), Kuenko (chicken donburi), The British Garden ( mini fish and chips), Mr. Bing (bubble tea) Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill (grilled sausage), World Famous House of Mac (mini mac-and-cheese), Radiate Apothecary (a kombucha popsicle) and more! Get your tickets and see a full menu of offerings on Eventbrite link here.

And in case you find yourself ready to keep going at any hour of the night, newly opened Paris 6 Bistro on Miami Beach is open 24 hours for your dining and drinking pleasure. Paris 6 2200 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139 305 363 6801 And DOA Cantina has also just opened and offers LatAsian food until 5 am 7 days a week.  DOA 2000 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL. 305 587 2000. 

Sunday December 4th - To close off Art Basel 2016, STK Miami will be hosting the debut of its Sunday brunch on December 4. Located in the ME Miami hotel, at a central location from the Basel madness, the vibe-driven steakhouse is the perfect place to cure the week’s inevitable hangover.  STK Miami will offer an à la carte brunch (yes, you can have a large steak for brunch), with a side of Magic City views and amplified beats by live DJs from 11 AM until 4 PM every Sunday. For $21.99 guests may enjoy Bottomless Mimosas and Belvedere Bloody Mary's, with each brunch entrée and for those looking to elevate their brunch experience further, Bottomless Veuve Cliquot mimosas will be available for $50. STK Miami ME Miami Hotel, 1100 Biscayne Blvd (305) 722-7888.

( Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please confirm all details ahead of time, and Keep Calm and Basel On )