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Miami Art Week highlights

Here are eight can't-miss highlights events during Miami Art Week.

Lingerie Francaise

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 28; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 29; and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 6 at the Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free with RSVP to

We're going for journalistic reasons, naturally, but this retrospective of French lingerie from the past 150 years ought to raise a few eyebrows. The show, including 100 pieces and drawn from the collections of 11 French manufacturers, will also present "holographic sequences" charting the evolution of French lingerie, along with video installations and photos. The display will be accompanied by a photo exhibit featuring female artists titled "Femme Fatale."

Hive Pop Up Lounge

4 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 30; 4 p.m.-3 a.m. Dec. 1; 3 p.m.-3 a.m. Dec. 2; noon-3 a.m. Dec. 3; and noon-9 p.m. Dec. 4 at Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami. Free.

Mana Wynwood will host a cocktail-centric shindig, featuring a pop-up lounge and cocktail wizardry from Wynwood mixologists, along with a fleet of 16 food trucks and a skate park designed by artist Andrew Shoultz. A sculpture garden flanks the bar with music and art installations.

Miami Street Photography Festival

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and noon-5 p.m. Dec. 4 at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free exhibit, talks during Miami Art Week, $175-$1,500 for workshops; 305-375-1492 or

Five photography judges handpicked the 93 finalists in this international competition from about 4,000 entries. The results highlight photogenic people and animals around Miami and beyond, shown milling about their daily lives. The exhibit, which closes Jan. 15, includes workshops, talks and portfolio reviews.

Basel House

4 p.m.-5 a.m. Nov. 30 and noon-5 a.m. Dec. 1-4 at Bitter Truth, 3252 NE First Ave., No. 124, Miami. Free, and RSVP includes free drink between 4 and 6 p.m. each night; and

A celebration that's skipping Wynwood this year, Basel House will pop up at Midtown cocktail bar Bitter Truth for four nights of free concerts and mural-art battles from locals Didi, Hermes Berrio, Jon Lee, Jona Cerwinske, Trek 6 and Don Rimx. New this year: Canvas Cakes, a pastrymaking contest.

"Ayana Evans: Gurl, I'd Drink Your Bath Water"

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 11 at Prizm Art Fair, 7230 NW Miami Court, Miami. $5-$15 daily, $50 for festival pass; 954-372-6241 or

At Prizm, the Little Haiti satellite fair touting Africa-centric art, the work that intrigues us most is Ayana Evans' feminist-leaning performance-art project. Evans will deliver a performance that riffs on the catcall, "You're so fine, I'd drink your bath water," from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 1, using set pieces that include a bathtub, water and dishwashing soap.

South Florida Web Fest

Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 1-3, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami. $15-$100 via

During this inaugural festival, filmmakers will screen 27 web series and shorts from the United States, Canada, France, Australia and elsewhere. Kicking off the screenings is a fitting short for the venue, Dudley Alexis' "Soup Jomu," which profiles the Haitian tradition of celebrating freedom with pumpkin soup. The festival will also include an awards ceremony, virtual-reality-themed panels and a block party in partnership with the new satellite fair Now or Neverland Art Fair: Urban Uproar Edition.

Jen Clay

2-11 p.m. Dec. 1; 1-11 p.m. Dec. 2-3; and 1-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Superfine! The Fairest Fair, 56 NE 29th St., Miami. $7.77-$33.33; Superfine.World.

Clay, a rising Fort Lauderdale multimedia artist whose bizarre-meets-grotesque soft sculptures and Claymation videos this year added pleasant weirdness to FAT Village and Girls' Club Collection, will have a prominent perch during the satellite fair Superfine! The Fairest Fair. Worth your attention: Clay's interactive piece "Squatterpopup," a 1973 Shasta camper filled with videos and a hand-sewn pair of lips. Other Miami artists will exhibit alongside Clay, including duo Nice'N Easy, painter Eurydice and sculptor Alejandro Franco.

"Steve Parker: Traffic Jam"

4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Parking Lot 1 between Fifth and Sixth streets, in Miami. (Gates open 3 p.m.). Free. 305-237-3010 or

The Austin-based trombonist says he understands our Basel-related traffic woes, and to prove it, Parker will make music with Miami's snarl of honking horns and revving engines. "Traffic Jam" is an orchestra of traffic noises, in which a procession of vehicles driven by local artists will cruise into a blockwide parking lot at Miami Dade College. Highlights: a musical score created from wheelchair parts donated by local mixed-ability troupe Karen Peterson and Dancers; an interactive xylophone built from car hoods and parts by North Miami couple Randy Burman and Manita Brug-Chmielenska; and a gang of skateboarding ukulele players from Miami musicians Inlets Ensemble.

New satellite fairs

A satellite fair is any pop-up tent of contemporary art that isn't Art Basel Miami Beach. All told, 25 air-conditioned art fairs will orbit the main draw at the Miami Beach Convention Center, an impossibly high number to conquer in one week. The old standbys are back — Art Miami, Context, Aqua, Red Dot — and five new ones will appear around the county.

Faena Art

2-6 p.m. Nov. 27 along Collins Avenue between 32nd and 36th Streets ("Tide by Side"); 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 28-29 at Faena Forum, 3300-3398 Collins Ave., Miami Beach ("Once Without Me, Once With Me"); and noon-4 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 4 on Miami Beach at 32nd Street ("Time Capsule"). Free;

Less a fair than a handful of commissioned art events, Faena Art is the brainchild of Ximena Caminos, wife of Argentinian developer Alan Faena, who is developing the six-block Faena District on Collins Avenue. Faena Art is anchored by a Nov. 27 event titled "Tide by Side," a street parade with performances by Cuban conga group Los Carpinteros, the 305 Street Band marching band, classical choir Nu Deco Ensemble and food trucks. There is also "Once Without Me, Once With Me," a commissioned dance for the Miami City Ballet School, and "Time Capsule," the Juan Gatti-designed geodesic dome on the beach.

Now or Neverland Art Fair: Urban Uproar Edition

6-9 p.m. Nov. 26 at Chef Creole Performance Park, 200 NW 54th St., Miami and 3-9 p.m. Dec. 1-4 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami. $15-$40; and

A partnership with Haitian seafood franchise Chef Creole, this fair rounds up 40 local and international artists, with works themed around cultural identity in urban landscapes. One of those artists is Miami painter Anthony Lumpkin, who explores the black male experience in America. The fair, organized by the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience, will also offer photo exhibits at African Heritage Cultural Center, the South Florida Web Fest at Little Haiti Cultural Center and a silent auction at Jungle Island.

Art Concept

1-10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and 1-6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Bayfront Park at Chopin Plaza, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $15, $30 for festival pass; 305-791-2990 or

The folks behind Art Palm Beach and Art Boca Raton are debuting this 50,000-square-foot satellite, a doughnut-shaped tent in Bayfront Park stuffed with works by architect Richard Meier, painter Robert Rauschenberg and a sculpture garden inspired by Bayfront Park designer Isamu Noguchi.

Conception Art Fair

Noon-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 4 at 31 NW 23rd St., Miami. $20-$40. 917-696-7327 or

This new Wynwood fair, whose organizers are all women, focuses on street-art murals and graffiti-inspired paintings by women and minorities, including Miami artists Maria Laura Ribiera and Tom Criswell.

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