Basel Week Agenda: What to Do Today
by liana lozada
As art exhibits and fairs kick off around the city, we round up the best bets of the day.
Take your holiday shopping digital at ShopBazaar, opening today
Harper's BAZAAR is today opening a pop-up virtual shopping experience in the Design District. Guests can shop clothing, handbags, shoes, and more with the help of expert stylists and state-of-the-art e-commerce technology. The space will also don a Jugo Fresh juice bar and interactive video wall. Open through December 8. (11 a.m.–7 p.m.) Buena Vista Building, 180 N.E. 39th St., Miami; shopharpersbazaar.com
Rubell Family Collection Openings
The Rubell Family Collection opens two new exhibits to the public today. "Alone Together" explores the paradox of working in isolation yet still being part of a vast art community, while “Oscar Murillo: work” exhibits pieces created by the artist as he lived and worked inside the gallery for five weeks. Admission to the Rubell Family Collection during Basel is free. (9 a.m.–6 p.m.) 95 N.W. 29th St., Miami; rfc.museum
Yuna will perform tonight at Pop-Up Piano
"Masterpieces from the Berardo Collection"
Want to see what a private art collection worth half a billion dollars looks like? Head to Gary Nader Fine Art gallery to see the impressive collection of Joe Berardo, Portugal’s richest man. On the walls are works by Balthus, Botero, Dalí, Picasso, and Warhol, to name a few. Open through March 30, 2013. (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) 62 N.E. 27th St., Miami; garynader.com
Pop-Up Piano Fundraiser Concert
Malaysian songstress Yuna will perform tonight at Pop-Up Piano’s annual fundraiser at The Perry South Beach Hotel. Drinks will be poured by Grey Goose and The One Group will serve up passed bites as DJ YSL mans the decks. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the New World Symphony and Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra in Africa. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased online. (8:30-11:30 p.m.) 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
"Art of Basketball: Heat Wave"
Curated by artist Billi Kid in collaboration with the NBA, "Heat Wave" will feature works inspired by the Miami Heat's 2012 Championship journey. Graffiti player portraits and tagged Spalding backboards are among works on view. Participating artists include Mr. Brainwash, URNY, Sofia Maldonado, Shiro, Cern, Rene Gagnon, and more. Open through December 9 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) 2048 N.W. Miami Court, Miami
SELECT Fair VIP Preview
More than 60 spaces in the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club have been completely transformed for this gallery fair on view through December 9. Highlights include live performance art by Brooklyn's Grace Exhibition Space, guided tours by Brady Dreasher of Mid America Fine Arts, and Michael Benisty's "Die to Live," a 700-pound skull made of stainless steel and more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals. Throughout the week, a double-decker bus will shuttle guests from SELECT to the Wynwood Walls. Online registration is required for tonight's VIP preview. (7–10 p.m.) 1735 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; select-fair.com
The inaugural oceanfront UNTITLED art fair will debut with a heavy New York lineup. Presented in partnership with the Bass Museum of Art, the fair was curated by New York's Omar Lopez-Chahoud and architectural studio K/R created the space. Tickets are $20. Open through December 9. (11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday) 12th St. and Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; art-untitled.com
Alec Monopoly Exhibition Preview
The unidentified artist known as Alec Monopoly is famous for depicting Monopoly's signature board game mascot in unconventional situations. Tonight, Avant Gallery will host an intimate preview of his works with music by DJ Irie. (10 p.m.–MIDNIGHT)309 23rd St., Miami Beach; avantgallery.com
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