Art Basel parties you can actually attend
Unless you know a Kardashian or a Hilton, a rapper or a rock god, most Art Basel 2018 parties will be off-limits to you. Well, forget that noise.
Who needs glitzy exclusivity and bottle service when you can salute the subtle art of freeloading? When Art Basel Week returns Dec. 3-9 to Miami and Miami Beach, there will be countless electronica rooftop parties and celebrityfilled pop-ups that don’t involve queuing up on red carpets or behind velvet ropes.
From a free culinary village in Wynwood to a Burning Man-style bash at Jungle Island, there’s an Art Basel party to match every budget. Below is our list of mustattend Art Basel week parties.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Backlot Basel (a pop-up film studio installation with DJs, live music and free drinks), 7 p.m.-midnight at M3 Studios, 4001 NW37th Ave., Miami; $10-$20 via Eventbrite.com; BacklotBasel.com
Moishe Mana’s Art Basel Birthday Party (a glitzy bash celebrating the birthday of Wynwood developer Moisha Mana, featuring appearances from 'N Sync's Lance Bass, electronica act Cedric Gervais, Victoria's Secret model Barbara Fialho and others), 9 p.m. at RC Cola Plant, 550 NW24th St., Miami; free with RSVP on the InList app via Inlist.com/art- basel; 888-705-7714
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Do Not Sit On Art Basel (with Grammy-nominated artist Felix Da Housecat, Lebaron, Archila), 10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach;