Art Basel Miami 2011: Things to Look Out For, Part IV

Gary Pini

It's time for another edition of our ongoing guide to everything happening in-and-around Art Basel Miami 2011. Don't forget that this year's edition runs from December 1st through the 4th, with the VIP vernissage at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, November 30th.

The Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami and the Black Key Group are hosting Pop-Up Pianos Miami 2011, inspired by New York City's Sing For Hope. Artists including LEBO, GG, Arnaud Pages, Brian Butler and more will customize ten pianos donated by Steinway which will then be placed around the city for the public to play. Go here to find the locations and see the schedule of special performances by noted local players. There's also a kick-off party for the project at Louis Bar and Lounge (2325 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on Thursday, December 1st, with a live show by the Jacob Jeffries Band.

A fab new restaurant and lounge called Juvia is scheduled to open in time for AB 2011 on the penthouse level of the complex known as 1111 Lincoln Road. The spot is located at the top of the old SunTrust Bank building that's now attached to the acclaimed Herzog & de Meuron parking garage on the west side of Miami Beach. One of the cool features that's being incorporated into the design will be a "vertical garden" designed by Patrick Blanc. [Eater]

The Nektar De Stagni shop (155 NE 38th Street, Miami Design District) in collaboration with Gallery Diet have a group show called "Hard Poems in Space" featuring functional objects displayed as an interactive social environment. The show is up from December 1st to 24th and includes works by Agathe Snow, Jim Drain, Hernan Bas, Rene Gonzales and more. [Miami New Times]

Online art website Paddle8 will preview works to be displayed at NADA Miami Beach starting on November 25th.

Moby is DJing a special Art Basel set at Mansion (1235 Washington Avenue, South Beach) on Saturday, December 3rd. Also spinning: Laurent Simeca. Tickets are available here.

Watch comedian Steve Berke sing "Save Miami Beach."  He's a candidate in that city's November 1st mayoral election.

Things To Look Out For at This Year's Art Basel Miami: Part I
Things To Look Out For at This Year's Art Basel Miami: Part II
Things to Look Out For at This Year's Art Basel Miami: Part III

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