Art Basel Miami 2011: What's Up Thursday

Gary Pini

Tonight's the night to cram it all in, folks -- there's A LOT of awesome stuff happening. Below,
we've compiled our findings into a calendar for your perusing pleasure. (Listings aren't sorted in a particular order, so read carefully). You can also find a complete collection to all of the week's best art shows, shindigs, concerts and other fun to-dos here. Happy arty-partying!


FriendsWithYou has a new exhibit called "Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown" at their world headquarters in the Design District's Melin Building (3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 202). The opening is tonight at 7 p.m.

The super-cool OHWOW gallery is back with the fourth edition of their It Ain't Fair (81 NE 40th Street, Design District, Miami). This big group show is called "Materialism" and features works by artists including Daniel Arsham, Ashley Bickerton, Scott Cambell, Luis Guispert, Aurel Schmidt, Aaron Young and many many more. It's all FREE and open to the public from December 1st to 4th, with a opening night live performance by New York-based artist Michael David Quattlebaum, Jr. (who's featured in our "Lives of the Party" feature from our October Nightlife Issue as a "New Goth") tonight, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Don't miss it.

Jewelry designer Luis Morais (whose stuff you can find on Mr. Porter) will be selling his full collection plus exclusive pieces through his studio at 235 Lincoln Road Suite 301, today through Dec 4th.

Spotify hosts a four-day music and art party at Midtown Miami's hottest new club Ricochet starting tonight with music by NAS and Theophilus London. It's not open to the public.

There's a party for Mark Ryden's retrospective book Pinxit at the Soho Beach House hosted by Benedikt Taschen, Paul Kasmin and Michael Kohn tonight. Ryden's latest work will also be on view at the Michael Kohn Gallery booth at Art Basel Miami Beach.

After his big exhibit and PERFORMA 11 battle of the rap MCs at Marlborough Chelsea, Rashaad Newsome is heading to Miami to stage a new performance piece called "Hair Affair & Five" that will include local dancers, opera singers and hip-hop artists. There's a VIP preview today at 10 a.m., at the Miami Art Museum (1010 West Flagler, Miami) and another that evening during the museum's annual "Party on the Plaza."

"Classic," featuring photographer Jonathan Mannion's portraits of Jay Z, Biggie, Mos Def, DMC, Drake and Ludacris, opens tonight with a private party at AE District. Mannion, Rick Ross, DMC, A$AP Rocky and "special guests" will also be in the house. 8 p.m.

Pulse Art Fair is having a party tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with New Orleans' "lounge-crunk" band Jean-Eric.

There's a book signing for photographer Todd Eberle's Empire of Space at the Standard Hotel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

San Diego Surf

Interview Magazine and the Andy Warhol Museum present a sneak preview of unseen Warhol film San Diego Surf from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Standard Hotel.

LVMH and are celebrating the film premiere of Marina Abramović The Artist Is Present at Soho Beach House from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

IAMSOUND presents Harmony Korine's Caput featuring James Franco at the Mondrian.

Pharrell Williams is presenting the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award to Design Miami co-founder Craig Robbins on December 1st in the Moore Building (4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami). Paul Sevigny is DJing.

Poltrona Frau and Wallpaper magazine host the debut of the 2011 Baccarat limited-edition lighting collection on Thursday at the Poltrona showroom (3800 NE Miami Court, Miami).

If you missed the NYC stop on the Toyota Antics/Special Disco Version tour, you'll get another shot when James Murphy and Pat Mahoney play Grand Central (697 North Miami Avenue, Miami) tonight. There's also a live performance by Black Lips and it's all FREE with an RSVP here.

 YACHT is playing at The Electric Pickle Company (2826 North Miami Avenue, Miami) tonight.

DJs Mike Nouveau and Mia Moretti spin at the Refinery29 Miami launch at Cafeina (297 NW 23rd Street, Miami).

Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters is DJing at the Lords Hotel at midnight.

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