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2012 December 5

Art Basel 2012: The Master List of Parties and Pop-Ups

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(NEW YORK) Ready, set, Basel! Where will the art and fashion sets be mingling at Art Basel this season? Your Daily has compiled the ultimate list of the buzziest boîtes (classic joints and fleeting pop-ups alike), the most desirable din party invites, and the must-hit bashes. Of note: Le Baron is leaving The Delano this season, and roaming from Dec. 4 to 9 to a secret location each night, which will be revealed by 6 p.m. each day on Twitter, FB, and the new "Where is Le Baron" app. Meanwhile, David Lynch's famed Paris lounge, Silencio, is taking over Le Baron's old stomping grounds with a pop-up club in the Delano Hotel basement (through Saturday, December 8). And the biggest hotel opening du season, from the hip folks behind the ACE and the NoMad, may have some of the smallest rooms: haute hostel Freehand Miami is taking resys for its bunkbed-filled environs. Campy chic! And if you aren't yet in Miami for the culture-crammed jaunt, consider this your plane-apropos reading material. 

Chanel beachside BBQ celebrating

Hosts: Wendi Murdoch, Carter Cleveland, Larry Gagosian, Dasha Zhukova, and Peter Thiel
Location: Soho Beach House, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Valentino and Interview fete Valentino's Pop Pois Collection 
Hosts: The Webster's Laure Heriard Dubreuil with Sophia Sanchez Barrenechea 
Location: The Webster Rooftop, 6 to 8:30 a.m. 

Afternoon tea with Stella McCartney
Host: The Webster's Laure Heriard Dubreuil
Location: The Webster, 4 to 6 p.m. 

Stephanie LaCava book signing for An Extraordinary Theory of Objects
Location: The Webster, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Black Banditz pop-up party
Hosts: Adam Moonves and Dan Regan with Monocle Order
Location: The Tides Miami, through Dec 9 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Artbook presents Diane von Furstenberg and Stefano Tonchi in conversation
Details: After the chat, stick around for a book signing of W: The First 40 Years and Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes
Location: In the Forum at Design Miami, 6 p.m.

Dita Von Teese performs live
Location: Liv Nightclub

Cartier's exclusive dinner and jewelry exhibit
Details: Cartier is launching its Naturellement collection in a set designed by landscape artist Christophe Ponceau. The collection will be on display through December 9.
Location: Cartier’s Design District boutique

The Betsy's pop-up featuring “The Lost Beatles and the Lost Rolling Stones Photographs” exhibit by Bob Bonis
Location: The Betsy Hotel, open now

Art Basel Kick Back at Freehand Miami 
Details: Timo Weiland unveils its uniform collab with the Freehand; Timo and Alan Eckstein will be on DJ duty, plus live painting by street artist Alec Monopoly!
Location: Freehand Miami hotel

Christie’s private dinner
Details: Preview Christie's London surreal, modern, and impressionist art sale
Location: db Bistro Moderne at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Playboy and The Hole's Art Basel kick-off party
Details: Live performance by A$AP Rocky
Location: Delano Beach Club

Prada unveils flagship boutique

Location: Design District

Carrera cocktail party
Details: Carrera teams up with Architectural Digest to celebrate the release of three new eyewear styles. On DJ duty? The Strokes!
Location: AD Oasis at The Raleigh, 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Plus, kick back in the Carerra lounge from 12 to 6 p.m. from Dec. 6-8 to enjoy free WiFi, live art, and gratis beauty treatments! 

PKShop and Edition01 celebrate their respective 1-year anniversaries
Details: New artists collabs including Elliott Puckette x House of Waris For Newbark and Deborah Kass x StyleMint.
Hosts: Paul Kasmin, Waris Ahluwalia, and Maryam and Marjan Malakpour
Location: The Garden Terrace at The Standard Hotel Miami, 5 to 8 p.m. 

amfAR hosts "The Inspiration Miami Beach Party" to benefit AIDS research
Details: Special DJ sets by Solange and DJ Kiss
Location: Soho Beach House

Details: Get ready for a three-day exhibit honoring Nirvana's Kurt Cobain with a PA by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, a short by Adarsha Benjamin and a live, 15-minute re-enactment of the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video directed by L.A. choreographer Ryan Heffington.
Location: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

The Morrison Hotel Gallery Pop-Up
Details: Rare music photography will be on display along with a special photography exhibit by longtime collaborator Julian Lennon. Plus, a DJ set by The Kills' Alison Mosshart!
Location: Highbar at Dream Hotel South Beach, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Zone's fash photog meet-and-greet with Stephen Ach and Enrique Badulescu
Location: The Zone Gallery, 6 to 9 p.m.

Fendi Casa Luxury Living and Elle Decor honor Andy Warhol
Details: Look out for 25 original Warhol silkscreens
Location: Fendi Casa Luxury Living Showroom, 8 to 11 p.m.

Lacoste celebrates a limited-edition tee in partnership with the Campana Brothers
Details: Proceeds benefit the Everglades Foundation.
Location: Soho Beach House, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Laxart cocktail
Location: Soho Beach House, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

First annual Basel Biergarten
Details: Booze and bacon for all!
Location: Wynwood Cigar Factory, 2 to 11 p.m.

VH1's You Oughta Know + Scope's Artist On The Rise party
Details: Live performance by Metric
Location: VH1 Outdoor Lounge at Scope, 7 to 11 p.m.

Chopard & W Magazine present "Marilyn forever" cocktail
Location: Soho Beach House
When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pavan's Mediterranean luncheon with Derek Blasberg
Location: Soho Beach House, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

“The Endless Renaissance: Six Solo Artist Projects" Exhibition
Location: Bass Art Museum

Art Rio Cocktail
Location: Soho Beach House, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Maison De Mode/Ethical pop-up
Details: Ready-to-wear, jewelry, and accessories from leading ethical brands like Suno, Bantu, Dutzi, Edith A Miller, Edun, Freedom of Animals, Give, Morgenthal Frederics, Muzungu Sisters, Organic by John Patrick, Lemlem, and WISB.
Location: Soho Beach House, Floor 2; Dec. 6 to 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Kelly Klein's book launch for Pools: Reflections
Hosts: Jean Pigozzi, Lisa Marie Fernandez, and The Webster's Laure Heriard Dubreuil 
Location: The Webster, 6 to 8 p.m. 

Clover Canyon in collaboration with artist Alexandra Grant and LA><ART
Details: 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit LA><Art
Hosts: Lauri Firstenberg, Alexandra Grant, Rozae Nichols, and John Parros
Location: Scoop at The Shore Club Hotel, 5 to 7 p.m. 

Bruce Weber book signing
Location: The Standard

InterContinental Miami unveils its $30 mill redesign with Entourage's Jeremy Piven
Details: Expect Warhol superstar Ultra Violet to unveil a new sculpture from her 9/11 series and Patrick McMullan to showcase his photography in "Light Show: The Exhibit"
Location: InterContinental Miami Hotel, 6 to 10 p.m.

Dom Perignon’s limited-edition champagne Luminous Rose launch party
Hosts: Alex Dellal, Stavros Niarchos, Vito Schnabel
Location: Wall at W South Beach

The 66th Parallel Party celebrates fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco
Host: Russell Simmons
Location: St. Regis Hotel

Chez André, the new pop-up karaoke club by Andrés Balazs and Andrés Saraiva
Location: 1801 Collins Avenue; through December 8, starting at 11 p.m.

Visionaire +
Location: The Philippe Starck-designed SLS South Beach

ShopBazaar's pop-up bespoke day and closing party

Hosts: Harper's Bazaar editors
Location: ShopBazaar pop-up at the Buena Vista Building; Bespoke shopping starts at 11 a.m.; VIP closing party is from 7 to 9 p.m.

Christian Louboutin + Ye Hongxing
Details: Christian Louboutin will showcase the opening of a solo exhibit "A Dazzling Future" by artist Ye Hongxing
Location: Christian Louboutin boutique, Design District

Artist and designer Maripol launches jewelry line, Atomic Glamour 
Location: The Webster, 4 to 6 p.m. 

Stephen Weiss: Connecting The Dots book signing with Donna Karan
Location: Delano Beach Club, 12 to 2 p.m.

Opening for famed photographer Maurice Renoma
Details: Peep legendary snapshots from the Mythology Collection and the [James] Dean Collection
Location: Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, 6 to 9 p.m.

United Colors of Benetton celebrates the re-opening of its flagship store with a "Tutti Frutti" soiree (and conga lines!)
Location: Benetton South Beach, 6 to 9 p.m.

Artbook presents Pharrell Williams in conversation
Details: Afterward, Williams will be signing books for Places and Spaces I've Been
Location: In the Forum at Design Miami, 3 p.m.

Pavan a la Plage
Host: Garance Doré
Location: Soho Beach House, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Hendrick’s Gin and Fontainebleau’s launch party for Talking Heads:  The Vent Haven Portraits, a new book from photographer Matthew Rolston
Location: Luster Gallerie, 7 to 9 p.m.

MoMA PS1 for Sandy Relief
Location: Delano Beach House

Terry Richardson book signing for Terrywood and after party
Location: The Standard

Chloé cocktail to present  "Chloé Attitudes Inspires"

Details: Photography, sculpture, and painting exhibit with exclusive showcase of artwork inspired by the French brand. And, together with YoungArts Foundation and @60" The Height of Art, Chloé will present up-and-coming female artists for the chance to win a grand prize. All art will be donated to YoungArts Foundation.
Hosts: Sarah Arison, Kipton Cronkite, and Paul T. Lehr
Location: Soho Beach House, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SPiN Galactic Ping Pong Tournament
Location: The Standard, 3 to 6 p.m.

Simon Mal Art exhibition & cocktail
Location: Soho Beach House, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

LCD book launch with photographer and author Ruvan Wijesooriya
Details: DJ sets by LCD Soundsystem's Eric Duncan and Nancy Whang
Location: Hotel Victor, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

UR1 Music & Art Festival
Details: Set your sights on Kanye West, The Offspring, Lou Reed, Santigold, and Pete Tong
Location: December 8 and 9 at Miami's Bayfront Park

The Impossible Cool x Sonic Editions poolside party
Details: Custom art by Justin Long and Sky Farrell, and tunes by Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe
Freehand Miami, 2 to 8 p.m.

MAM Ball: If These Walls Could Talk
Location: Miami Art Museum; MAM Ball starts at 7 p.m.; "Crash The Ball" after party runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Art Basel Champagne Brunch
Location: Lowe Art Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Van's presents "Chocolate Sundays" 10 year anniversary with Slap
Location: Purdy Lounge, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m

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