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The Art Basel 2018 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 celebrity-filled 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 must-attend 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 NW 37th 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 NW 24th 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; $16.90 via ResidentAdvisor.net; 510-551-5067 or Facebook event page

Basel Edition 2018 (with Guy Gerber, Behrouz and Chicco Secci), 11 p.m.-5 a.m. at Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $60; 305-938-3130 or WallMiami.com

Thursday, Dec. 6

Claude VonStroke (with Prok and Fitch, DOP, Nick Monaco, Chicco Secci and Gad), begins at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Delano Beach Club, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $20-$30 via Tixr.com; 786-479-8128

HIVE Basel 2018 Cocktail and Culinary Village (a four-day art-and-cuisine party in Wynwood), 3 p.m.-5 a.m. Dec. 6-7, noon-5 a.m. Dec. 8 and noon-10 p.m. Dec. 9 at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; free drink with RSVP to Eventbrite.com; 305-461-2700 or Facebook event page

I’m Here Waiting for You (an arty party from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia featuring live music and a rooftop neon installation), 8 p.m.-midnight at the National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; free, includes complimentary drink with Eventbrite RSVP

Friday, Dec. 7

Rumors Art Basel 2018 (with Guy Gerber, Lauren Lane and Kaz James), 3-11 p.m. at Delano Beach Club, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $25-$45 via Tixr.com; 786-479-8128

Fifth annual Urban Soul Experience (a two-day art, soul food and music bash in Overtown), 6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 7 and noon-midnight Dec. 8 at 925 NW Second Court, Miami; free via Eventbrite.com; Squareup.com

Crew Love Miami (with Wolf and Lamb, Lonely C of Soul Clap, Nick Monaco, Eli Escobar and Lloydski and others), 9 p.m.-4 a.m. at Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; $33.75 via ResidentAdvisor.net; 305-456-5613 or ElectricPickleMiami.com

Strange Bass Art Basel (with MartyParty, Minx, Lamebot, DB Cooper, MadSavvy, Kenichi Ohme, Golden Flora and others), 9 p.m.-3 a.m. at the Bridge, 4220 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; $5-$10 via Facebook event page; 305-632-5776 or Eventbrite.com

Paris Hilton, 11 p.m. at Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $60-$8,000 via WallMiami.com; 305-938-3130 or Facebook event page

Saturday, Dec. 8

Art Basel Crawl Wynwood (an Art Basel-themed bar crawl with seven stops), 7 p.m.-midnight at SHOTS Miami, 311 NW 23rd St.; $15-$30 via Eventbrite.com, which includes drinks at SHOTS, El Patio, Butcher Shop, La Poderosa, Centro, No. 3 Social and Veza Sur); 305-988-8332 and Facebook event page

Fool’s Gold Day Off (with A-Trak, Valee, Jubilee, Lolo Zouai, Miles Medina, Tabby Wakes and others), 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Coyo Taco parking lot, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami; $10-$15 via Eventbrite.com; 305-573-8228 or Coyo-Taco.com

Sunday, Dec. 9

Basel Jungle 2018 (a Burning Man-inspired art, music and fashion gathering featuring art panels and music by Wale, Amber Frank, Birds of Mind and others), 5 p.m.-3 a.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; $39.99-$1,999 via Eventbrite.com; 786-371-6552

AfroBasel Miami (an Afro-Caribbean-themed party with soca, dancehall, kompa and hip-hop music by DJs Baboo, Jumbee and others), 5-11 p.m. at Treehouse Miami, 323 23rd St, Miami Beach; $10 via Eventbrite.com; 305-674-4478

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