Here's Your 2019 Dance Party Guide For Art Basel & Miami Art Week

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Miami, Florida.

Who's ready to buy some art? It's a great investment -- as long as you know how to read the trends and spot upcoming talent. You might just turn that $50,000 into a million. What, don't have 50 Gs laying around? Have you checked under the couch cushions?

Just kidding -- you don't have to be a wealthy art wheeler and dealer to enjoy Miami's annual Art Basel week, running Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 5 to 8. Artists and galleries come from all around the world to showcase their pieces to the public, and you can look without touching. The hub-bub also brings a lot of DJs and musicians to the city, which means tons of cool concerts and late-night sets for everyone.

Here are some of our favorite picks for this year's affairs. 


Thursday, Dec. 5

Richie Hawtin & Testpilot
Space Miami, 34 NE 11 St., Miami
Time: 11 p.m. until way past morning
What: Minimal techno superstar Richie Hawtin plays a double-header with Deadmau5's techno alias. Opening set by Mau5trap family member Rinzen.
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Arkade Art Basel 
Fun Dimension, 2129 NW 1st Ct, Miami
Time: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
What: Listen to sets from Tini, Francesco Del Garda, Unai Trotti, Taimur, Chklte and Rechulski while playing a multitude of video games and having other arcade fun because that's what this place is - a literal arcade.
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Good Times Ahead
Treehouse Miami, 323 23rd St; Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: Local boys turned international DJs and producers Good Things Ahead (aka GTA) return home on the strength of a recent label launch, ready to rock the crowd with house, funk, bass and Latin beats.
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Bio Haqué
RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St, Wynwood
Time: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
What: Sci-fi popster Grimes, Russian tech house master Nina Kraviz, and Grammy-nominated noise-pop queen Sophie go hard and get weird as they want all night long.
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11 Basel: Diplo
E11even, 29 NE 11th St. Miami
Time: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: Diplo doing his thing in a 24-hour cabaret and megaclub while rich art buyers throw handfuls of cash in the sky and make it rain.
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The Cake Factory: Justin Martin
The Cake Factory, 2060 NW 1st Ave., Wynwood
Time: 8 p.m. yo 2 a.m.
What: Dirtybird OGs Justin Martin, Walker & Royce and Ardalan get it funky while surrounded by art.
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Black Coffee
Story, 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: South Africa's most popular house export comes to the famous South Beach megaclub for a night of exotic rhythms and unshakable grooves.
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Friday, Dec. 6

Heart Festival
The Wynwood Factory, 55 NE 24th street, Wynwood
Time: Friday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
What: A three-day music festival presented by a Miami nightlife staple with sets by The Martinez Brothers, Sasha & John Digweed, Damian Lazarus, Bedouin, Erick Morillo and way more.
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Marco Carola, Loco Dice
Space Miami, 34 NE 11 St., Miami
Time: 11 p.m. until whenever
What: Italian techno titan Marco Carola is joined by his buddies Loco Dice, Nic Fanciulli and Joey Daniel for an all-night marathon.
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Deadmau5
Story, 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: International prog house superstar Deadmau5 will drop massive hits and personal favorites for an evening of smooth builds and flashy drops.
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Crew Love Miami
ATV Records, 1306 N Miami Ave, Miami
Time: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb headline an evening of Crew Love label family wih additional live performances from Life on Planets, Pony, and a DJ set from Morgan.
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Bob Moses, Tiga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Delano Beach Club, 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Time: 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
What: Canadian electro duo Bob Moses, electro lord Tiga and cool disco groove lover Totally Enormous Exinct Dinosaurs are joined by Project Pablo, DJ Holographic and Ella Romand.
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James Murphy
Floyd, 40 NE 11th St, Miami
Time: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: LCD Soundsystem frontman and DFA Records head honcho plays an intimate show full of disco, house and deep cut jams.
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Elrow Art Gows to Miami
Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami
Time: 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
What: One of Ibiza's favorite parties, famous for over-the-top decorations and costumed-dancers, comes to Miami with sets from Paco Osuna, Blond:ish, De La Swing, Demuir and Bastian Bux.
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Rumors Art Basel
The Deck at Island Gardens Miami, 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami
Time: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
What: Guy Gerber is joined for his annual soiree by Tiga, Kaz James, Birds of Mind and Dead-Tones
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Saturday, Dec. 7

Rakastella 2019
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Key Beach Drive, Virginia Key
Time: 3 p.m. to 7 a.m.
What: Innervisions and Life & Death partner on this annual beach festival, with performance by Ame (live), Danny Daze, DJ Tennis, Dixon, Soul Clap and more.
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Comfort Zone
The Cake Factory, 2060 NW 1st Ave, Wynwood
Time: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What: Things will get hot as Detroit house duo Golf Clap, L.A. funk freak Hoodboi, French classic Falcons and Miami rave girl Jubilee play everything your body wants to dance to.
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Alesso
LIV, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: Swedish DJ Alesso is one of EDM's good ones, and he's ready to rock the high-end South Beach crowd with high-energy beats, original hits and hand-in-the-air build-and-drops.
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Paradise Miami
Space Miami, 34 NE 11 St., Miami
Time: 11 p.m. until whenever
What: Jamie Jones brings his Ibiza series to the Terrace with additional sets from Luciano, Four Tet, Idris Elba, Carl Craig, a live set from Guti and way more.
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The Masquerade Miami
RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St, Wynwood
Time: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What: Masked house man Claptone creates an outdoor wonderland with sweet grooves from himself, Duke Dumont, Todd Terry and Andres Line.
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All Day I Dream of Art Basel
Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami
Time: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
What: Lee Burridge brings his label crew to the Magic City to conjure sonic spells alondise YokoO, Roy Rosenfeldand Facundo Mohrr.
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Dreambasel Boat Party
Musette Yacht at Sea Isle Marina, 1635 N Bayshore Dr, Miami
Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What: Boat parties are definitely a must for any Miami visit, and this one packs performances by Gene Farris, Lauren Lane, Layla Benitez, Ann Atman, Nala and Pegeez. Warning, the boat is cash only.
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Diplo & Idris Elba
Basement Miami, 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Time: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: Get housed with headline sets from Diplo and Idira Elba, plus performances from Durante, Heidi, Lawden and Lukewarm.
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A-Trak at Scope Art Fair
Scope Miami Beach Pavilion, 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Time: 8 p.m. yo 11:30 p.m.
What: One of the best DJs living drops cross-genre jams and probably throws down a little turntablism at one of the week's best annual art fairs.
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Sunday, Dec. 8

Circoloco Miami
Space Miami, 34 NE 11 St., Miami
Time: 11 p.m. until whenever
What: A final blowout bash on the Space Terrace with marathon sets by Seth Troxler, The Black Madonna, Damian Lazarus, Blond:ish, Jackmaster, David Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Jasper James and Kim Ann Foxman.
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I'm A House Gangsta
The Fairwind Hotel, 1000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Time: 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: Sneak out a little more fun before the week is through with booty-bumpin jams from DJ Sneak, Doc Martin, Cocodrills, Jesse Perez and more.
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11 Basel: Rick Ross and Carnage
E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St., Miami
Time: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: The Teflon Don and king of Miami comes to downtown's 24-hour cabaret to throw money at strippers backed by massive beats from bass music's biggest boy. 
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