Art Basel 2017 party guide: All the events you can actually attend

When Art Basel week returns Dec. 4-10, Miami will again transform into a decadent social spectacle of glitzy VIP parties, celebrity-studded pop-ups and hotel-rooftop shindigs. A bigger spectacle than usual, anyway.

Not part of a Kardashian’s well-heeled entourage? Passing the velvet ropes at Art Basel parties is notoriously difficult for the nonfamous. Still, there’s an Art Basel party for everyone this year, and “invitation-only” doesn’t necessarily mean “off-limits.”

Below are the not-to-be-missed Art Basel 2017 parties that will be open to the public, from marijuana-themed-art pop-ups to nightclub sets by Rick Ross and Paris Hilton. Dress accordingly.

Monday, Dec. 4

Murk Mondays (with Oscar G, Lazaro Casanova, Ralph Falcon and others), 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-8228 or Coyo-Taco.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Red Bull Sound Select (with A.Chal, Twelve’Len, and Nick León), 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Ground, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; $3 with RSVP to RedBullSoundSelect.com, $10 without; 305-375-0001 or TheGroundMiami.com

Favela Beach Nightlife Is Beautiful (hosted by muralist Mr. Brainwash), 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $40 via Tablelist.com; 305-938-3130 or WallMiami.com

Rum and Bass – Art Basel Kickoff Block Party (with Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and others), 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami; $20 via Eventbrite.com; 305-573-8228 or Coyo-Taco.com

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Superfine! Midnight Vernissage (with cocktails and performance art), 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Superfine! art fair, 56 NE 29th St., Miami; $50 via Eventbrite.com; Superfine.world

An Alchemical Feast Art Basel (a dinner party with DJs and dancing), 6 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Lemon City Studios, 261 NE 73rd St., Miami; $20-$65 via Ticketleap.com; 305-781-0565 or LemonCityStudios.co

You and Me Art Basel Edition (with Neverdogs, Vanjee and Hugo Bianco), 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Ora Nightclub, 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $20; 305-912-1010 or OraNightclub.com

Villa Azur’s Wednesday Night Dinner Party (with DJ Cruz and Stephan M), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Villa Azur, 309 23rd St., Miami; free admission; 305-763-8688 or VillaAzurMiami.com

Thursday, Dec. 7

Rick Ross, 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Rockwell, 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-793-3882 or RockwellMiami.com

Burlesque Dinner Party (food, cocktails and artful stripteasing), 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Vagabond Kitchen and Bar, 7301-A Biscayne Blvd., Miami; $10 via Eventbrite.com; 305-400-8420 or TheVagabondHotel.com

Get Real (the DJ side project of Green Velvet and Claude VonStroke), 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; $12-$50 via Ticketfly.com. 786-357-6456 or ClubSpace.com

ArtWithPurpose x Katsuya Art Basel Party (a charity art show to benefit Puerto Rico), 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $75 via Eventbrite.com; 305-674-1701 or SLSHotels.com/SouthBeach

Friday, Dec. 8

Desert Hearts (DJ party with Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs and Porkchop), 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; $15-$30 via ResidentAdvisor.net; 305-531-6666 or TradeMia.com and Facebook event page

Crew Love (with Soul Clap, David Marston, the Fitness and Pony, PillowTalk and others), 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; $30 via ResidentAdvisor.net; 305-456-5613 or ElectricPickleMiami.com

No Commission: Miami (a three-day art and music party), noon-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9, at SoHo Studios, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami; free; 305-600-4785 or NoCommission.Bacardi.com

Saturday, Dec. 9

High Society – Basel Party for the CannaSocialite (the art and music will be marijuana-themed), 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at NorthWynn Studios, 411 NW 36th St., Miami; $20 via Eventbrite.com; 407-490-4207 or ArtFourTwenty.com

Paris Hilton, 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $70 via Tablelist.com; 305-938-3130 or WallMiami.com

Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala (hosted by Phil and Orianne Collins, With Laura Pausini, WYK and others), 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; $129-$254 via LiveNation.com; 305-673-7300 or FillmoreMB.com

All Day I Dream of Art Basel (with Lee Burridge, Bedouin and YokoO), 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $35 via Tixr.com; 305-604-1000 or 1Hotels.com

Sunday, Dec. 10

Art + Music – Art Basel Closing Party (a bash with DJs, body painting and exhibits), 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at R House Wynwood, 2727 NW Second Ave., Miami; free via Eventbrite.com; 347-837-9289 or Facebook event page

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