Art Basel is a splendid time to spot celebrities. Some come to actually buy art, while others come because they need the exposure, got a free trip, or they want you to buy their products. There’s someone for everyone out there, and hopefully you will get your selfie with Screech from “Saved by the Bell” when you run into him after a late night bender at Mango’s, because most, if not all, of these parties to which celebs are invited are not open to the gawking public.
Ocean Drive Magazine’s Art of the Party Hosted by Heidi Klum
Miami’s most looked at slick glossy partners with the fine furniture folks Roche Bobois at their Wynwood warehouse for a big bash Tuesday, Nov. 29 hosted by December cover model Heidi Klum, a few Art Basels later and still dating art spawn Vito Schnabel. The party also serves as a kick off for the feature flick Vandal, filming in Wynwood during all this mayhem, and as a celebration for the FURTIF ART PROJECT, a collab by the mag and the furniture peeps to “reimagine the iconic FURTIF desk.” But not just anyone reimagined this desk. Klum, Venus Williams for her very own V STARR Interiors, godfather of LA street art Kelly “RISK” Graval, Santiago Rubino, TYPOE and AHOL have all done the desks. And they are all available at auction with proceeds going to Lotus House and, if you buy Klum’s desk, to UNICEF. Bids can be placed through December 5. At the party, RISK will create a live graffiti mural, Major Lazer MC Walshy Fire will perform and EFFEN Vodka and STK will inebriate and nourish. Thing is, the party is private, private private.
Mama Kardashian (Kris Jenner, left) hosts a big to-do.
DuJour Party at The Confidante with Kris Jenner
Because nothing says a piece of work more than the Mama Hen of Kardashians, DuJour Media’s Jason Binn, Gilt’s Jonathan Greeler, JetSmarter and InList have decided to kick off Art Basel with a big private party at The Confidante Hotel celebrating its cover star, Jenner, and the release of All-American XVI by Nan Bush and Bruce Weber. Unless you’re Jonathan Cheban, you’re not getting in.
We miss you Tommy!
Latin Night Hosted by Cheech Marin
When they go low, he goes high, and so will you if you are lucky enough to attend what may be Art Basel’s most uplifting event. Marin, it seems, has a passion for Chicano art and he also loves Mezcal. Killing two birds with one stoner, heh, Marin chose this week to launch his line of Tres Papalote Mezcal from 8-10 p.m. (DAY???) at TFAPOPUP, 255 NW 23rd. St. Besides cocktails, there will be hors d’oeuvres and an art performance by Michelle Lopez. If you can’t make this one, Marin heads to the L Bar at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 for &nbs p;A Night of Drinks & Art, during which time he will discuss his own art collection while sculptor Einar De La Torre, creator of the Tres Papalote label design, will exhibit glass sculptures from his current Miami exhibition. Both events are open to the public, so just show up.
Photo: Johnny Rozsa
Patricia Field ARTFASHION
The designer best known for her work on “Sex and The City” is doing Art Basel in her own fashion, literally, with a gallery exhibition and shop, featuring a –wait for it–curated selection of painted clothing, sculpture, photography and paintings by “an exclusive group of artists” as well as an Art Bazaar that displays Field’s frisky philosophy and style. Lady Bunny DJs. Opening night party and runway presentation start at 7 p.m. (DAY???) at White Dot Gallery, 2245 NW 2nd Ave. Try to RSVP to PatriciaField@Taraink.com.
Things are gonna get weird.
Unless you’ve got $5,000 or more for a ticket, the closest you will get to Madonna’s Raising Malawi benefit on Friday, Dec. 2 at Faena with Chris Rock, Ariana Grande, Madonna’s one true love, Sean Penn, and emcee James Corden, is on the pop icon’s overly generous social media channels. But you can always try. Email Reservations@RaisingMalawiEvent.com.
Rosario’s like “naw!”
A$AP Rocky and Rosario Dawson Dinner at Surf Lodge Bungalow
Ha. As if. Private.
Bootsy Bellows at E11EVEN Miami
Hollywood nightclub Bootsy Bellows takes over Friday, Dec. 2 at the randy 24/7 hotspot with a “surprise guest” along side DJ (not New England Patriots player) Devin Lucien, who, along with actor Balthazar Getty and DJ Fred Matters, will spin, and hosted by LA artist Jared Ryan Shaw. You can get in if you make it rain. Go to www.11miami.com/artbasel for more information.
Come on. WHO!?
Billboard Magazine Performance at Nautilus Cabana Club Beach Tent
Not to be outdone by Madonna, Billboard is presenting a “special performance” Friday, Dec. 2 by a surprise artist, which wouldn’t be such a surprise if it was Pitbull. 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Private.
We believe you, Jon.
Private Bon Jovi Concert for SiriusXM
In celebration of the launch of the limited-run Bon Jovi Radio, the satellite radio giant is throwing an invitation-only concert Saturday, Dec. 3 in a top secret location. “We’ve played this album for four audiences so far and the response has been really gratifying,” said Jon Bon Jovi. “These songs are our real stories set to music and they’ve been welcomed as instant classics. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to play an intimate set in Miami before SiriusXM subscribers where we will mix in these new songs with our hits before we hit the road on tour next February and to hearing these songs on Bon Jovi Radio.” Not invited? The show will air on Bon Jovi Radio through Dec. 4. Bon Jovi Radio will return to Sirius in February when the band kicks off its “This House Is Not For Sale” Tour.