Norma Now’s Guide to Art Basel 2016

If you know anything about Miami you know Art Basel is the pre-game and introduction to the wild, celebratory month that is December. Art Basel shows up and shows out! People come from all over the world to experience the art that the city has to offer.

If you’re like us you know that you have to mentally prepare for the upcoming week but no worries! We have compiled a list of our favorite events for Art Basel 2016. Check them out below!

*We will be constantly updating the guide so check back often for more events*


Tuesday, Nov. 29

  1. Rum & Bass Block Party at COYO Taco at 7PM. Check out Walshy Fire and many others as they start Basel Week with a bang! For more details click here.
  2. Basement’s 2 Year Anniversary Party at The Edition Miami Beach. Celebrate two years of skating, bowling, and dancing with sets by Thugfucker, Doc Martin, Nicolas Matar, and Ahmed Hashim- hosted by The Haas Brothers.
  3. The Love Below Basel Edition at The Electric Pickle. This year, the guys are bringing Flamingosis to El Bolero Room alongside residents Louie Arson, Jun-iLL, Pazmal, and The Gamma Bot. As always, no cover! Doors open at 10PM with 2 for 1 drink specials until Midnight and $6 Jack Honey all night. 21+

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Wednesday, Nov. 30

  1. Shots! Fired Photo Exhibition at 12PM. Enjoy cocktails while seeing a variety of photography from unique artists. Sounds provided by local DJ’s such as Sean Bang and more! RSVP at 
  2. iii Points Art Basel presents 1-800- Dinosaur at Magic City Studios 10PM – 7AM. With James Blake, Airhead, Dan Foat, Klaus, and Mr. Assister. Tickets are $25-40
  3. Basel #AtTheAnderson – Get down at The Anderson with a DJ set by Mayer Hawthorne! Tix aren’t necessary.
  4. HIVE Basel Pop-Up Lounge – With all of the craziness that goes down during Art Week, it can be a little difficult to find some down time and breathe, so HIVE has got you covered! The pop-up lounge will be a place you can take a break at and unwind with a drink in hand (free when you RSVP) in the middle of Wynwood. Running from Wednesday to Sunday, there will be daily mixology presentations and DJs spinning well into the night. RSVP here.

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         Thursday, Dec. 1

  1. NAAFI at COYO Taco at 5PM. We teamed up with Redbull to bring you a 12 hour party in the midst of Art Basel. Special guests include Venus X, Jubilee, TygaPaw, and more! RSVP now while you still can.

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  1. III Points – Art Basel at Magic City Studios. III point presents Young Thug, Shlohmo, and Nick Leon. This is the perfect turn up before the weekend craziness gets to us! For more details click here.
  2. PAMM Presents: Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire, + Uncle Luke. At 9PM, celebrate art and music with sets by Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire of Major Lazer, and special guest Uncle Luke. This event is invite-only for sustaining members and above.
  3. Unknwn Miami Penthouse Pop-up – You’re cordially invited to Unknwn Miami’s pop-up shop at the Penthouse Suite at the Raleigh Hotel featuring sounds by Chase B, DZA, & friends! RSVP.
  4. Icecream x Peachfuzz x 143 – Thursday is ladies night at Sidebar and this time the weekly Icecream party is joined by the 143 and Peachfuzz homies! Sets by DZA, Induce, Louie Arson, Manuvers, Sharpsound, Sosupersam, & Spinser Tracy. Ladies drink for free 10-12. 337 SW 8 St. 21+

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Friday, Dec. 2

  1. Sites and Sounds Festival – a multi-sensory experience. Sites and Sounds will include live paintings, DJ sets, installation pieces, and even a VIP gallery. This festival is a one stop shop for all things creative. For more information click here.
  2. Swerve Basel – The Showcase. Check out “unplugged” performances by various artists including Twelve’Len, Ye Ali, plus more. Aside from these performances, you will be able to get a sneak peek at Vintage Stereon’s fall collection. Tickets
  3. 1AM Basel – Our girl YesJulz is taking over Cafeina in Wynwood. Performances by Gucci Mane, 070 Shake, to name a few. For tickets visit:
  4.  Finessing IV The People – Miami’s largest urban arts and music fundraiser. All donations from this event will go to the Sowaseed foundation. This event will be hosted by Zoey Dollaz and DJ Stevie J. Finessing Miami and IV the People have designed a limited collection of hats that both represent urban art and celebrate Haitian culture. These hats are only available for a limited amount of time and come with the purchase of a VIP Admission ticket. Purchase tickets here.
  5. in FOCUS curated by 1800 Tequila + billboard – Check out hip-hop through the lens of photography by Cam Kirk, Gunner Stahl, Places + Faces with sounds by DJ Brittanky Sky & DJ Ohso. And enjoy a special after party performance by Rae Sremmurd at Up & Down at Nautilus Beach. RSVP to
  6. Dope Basel Presents Robb Bank$ w/ a special guest + OffRipCult at Heart Nightclub. Buy tickets here and one lucky guest will get a free t-shirt!
  7. The Dog Miami – High End Times & Peachfuzz are bringing out Brenmar, DZA, Sosupersam, Austin Millz, Jubilee, + other special guests to 1306! Free w/ RSVP, must be 21+
  8. Denzel Curry Presents The Vortex – In collaboration with The Satellite Art Show, Denzel Curry is bringing out hella special guests Friday and Saturday, including Poshtronaut, Nell, Zoey Dollaz, J.K. the Reaper, LTENGHT, Allan Kingdom, & more. Free w/ RSVP.

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Saturday, Dec. 3

  1. Basel Paradise at Heart Nightclub. Brought to you by ya girl NormaNow. Photography showcase + Sounds/Performances from very special guests! For tickets and more info click here!
  2. The Hook Up at 8and9 Showroom – Hosted by DC Young Fly. Featuring Curren$y, Smoke DZA, and Malc Stewy. For tickets click here.
  3. The Ritual – Moss Management + dopexgold + Erace the Hate Presents a night full of live sets by Jesse Boykins III, Twelve’Len, Austin Paul, and many more talented artists and DJs! It’s a rare event that’s 18+ at Chop Shop Wynwood. RSVP here; doors open at 7:30PM.
  4. iii Points Art Basel – As a part of iii Points’ Art Basel Concert Series, they are bringing out Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) and Mount Kimbie LIVE. Tickets are $40.
  5. Push St(art) Basel –  Miami’s Underground Hip-Hop clashes with Modern Art in this night full of fun performances by artist strictly from the 305 that include Caleb Kai, Ivan M/M, P.O.T.C, Tony Solar, FOR(MULA) & more. The Coloring Block, Mind Over Matter & TRIBE MIA bring you Push St(ART) FREE Event doors open at 10!
  6. Miami Viceland – Vice Media’s TV Channel, Viceland, is hitting Art Basel and is bringing Desus & Mero on the bus with them to party in Wynwood at 4:20PM. Check out some live art by AholSniffsGlue and party alongside Metro Boomin, Craze, Theophilus London, and Yes Julz. RSVP here, must be 21+




Sunday, Dec. 4

  1.           SUNDAZE X 40 OZ. Join us for a VERY special Sundaze as we close out Art Basel with our closest friends + special guests. You don’t want to miss it!
  2. Boom Basel by The FADER & Toyota – From 1-5PM, you can check out some art by Alexa Meade, FRKO, Mwanel Pierre-Louis, & Yung Jake while sipping on drinks by Matcha Bar. You can also get your nails did by Vanity Projects x Floss Gloss while vibing to DJ sets by Brenmar & Uncle Jxm (a.k.a. Slim Jxmmi from Rae Sremmurd). 21+ only, RSVP. #IdoTheNew

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If we missed an event or you think that your event is RSVP worthy send them over to,, & WE GOT YOU! Have a fun and safe Basel! 



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