Art Basel & Miami Art Week Dance Party Guide 2018

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Every year, the who's-who of the art world descends upon the golden sands of Miami Beach for a week of shoulder-rubbing, champagne sipping and, presumably, some art buying. The Swiss event Art Basel has made a winter home in Florida's den of sin since the 2000s, and in recent years, the parties have become as much of an attraction as the art -- if not more. Some of the biggest names in electronic, hip-hop and pop come to perform or just be seen, as do A-list actors, models and celebrities of all kinds.

Miami Art Week 2018 runs Wednesday to Saturday, Dec. 5 to 9. It inspires some electronic musicians to try their hand at different artistic approaches, like NOISIA's Thijs de Vlieger who scored an ambitious, half-digital, half-organic contemporary dance performance called Sleeping Beauty Dreams. That makes its world debut at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, and we encourage you to check that out.

Still, we recognize that you want to know where to party all day and night. If you're planning to partake, these are our picks for must-attend get-downs.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5

Die Antwoord
Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1 Ave., Wynwood
Time: 10 p.m.
Who: Die Antwoord, 1788-L, CHUURCH
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Felix Da Housecat
Not Sit On The Furniture, 423 16 St., Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.
Who: Felix Da Housecat, Lebaron, Archila

Made IN Miami
Treehouse Miami, 323 23 St., Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.
Who: Oscar G , Jesse Perez , Lazaro Casanova
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THURSDAY, Dec. 6

Elrow x Basel
Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.
Who: Nic Fanciulli, Bastian Bux & Special Friends
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The Fader and III Points Present Boom Basel
RC Cola Plant, 2308 NW 5 Ave., Wynwood
Time: 9 p.m.
Who: Flying Lotus, Virgil Abloh
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Dubfire presents Code
Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2 Ave., Wynwood
Time: 10 p.m.
Who: Dubfire with special guests
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Turbo Records 20 Year Anniversary
Florida Room at The Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.
Who: TIGA, Due Diligence
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Richie Hawtin
Club Space, 34 NE 11th Street, Miami
Time: 11 p.m.
Who: Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, Nastia
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FRIDAY, Dec. 7

Ninja Tune Showcase
The Ground, 34 NE 11th Street, Miami
Time: 11 p.m.
Who: Bonobo (DJ st), Yvez Tumor, Octo Octo
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Crew Love Miami
Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood
Time: 9 p.m.
Who: Wolf + Lamb Lonely C of Soul Clap, Nick Monaco, Eli Escobar, Llyodski
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Citric Acid
Lemon City Studios, 261 NE 73rd St., Little Haiti
Time: 10 p.m.
Whp: Derrick Carter, DJ SNeak, Carl Craig, Guti

Rumors
The Delano Beach Club, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Who: Guy Gerber, Lauren Lane, Kaz James
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SATURDAY, Dec. 8

Rakastella 
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Virginia Key
Time: 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Who: Âme b2b Dixon, Apparat (DJ set), DJ Harvey, DJ Tennis and more
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Bob Moses and Friends
Florida Room at The Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Time: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Who: Bob Moses, Lee Burridge, Bedouin, Thugfucker, No Regular Play, Ella Romand
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ZHU DUNE
RC Cola Plant, 2308 NW 5 Ave., Wynwood
Time: 10 p.m.
Who: ZHU, Channel Tres
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Kaskade
Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1 Ave., Wynwood
Time: 10 p.m.
Who: Kaskade, J Worra, Lokii, Charles Meyer
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House of Yes x Pink Mammoth x ZERO presents Blue Lagoon Pool Party
The Nautilus Hotel, 1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Time: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Who: DJ Three, Öona Dahl , Daniel Cowel, Kate Stein and more
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SUNDAY, Dec. 9

Hard 2 Leave
Gold Rush Cabaret, 7770 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Time: 8 p.m.
Who: A-Trak, Boys Noize, Craze, Damaged Goods, Sofa King
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