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As the rest of the country withers and cowers from the icy hellscape most people refer to as “winter,” Miami slightly cools down and emerges from a humid and sweaty nap. And every year, the season only gets bigger, crazier, and more fun. With just about a million events from now through the end of February, we’ve sorted through the swamp to bring you a pretty exhaustive list of only-in-Miami happenings you need to experience this winter.
Editor's Note: We'll be updating this throughout the season, so keep checking back to stay up to date on all the best winter happenings.
Here are all of Art Basel’s Satellite Fairs: Aqua Art Miami, Art Miami, Art on Paper, CONCEPTION Miami, CONTEXT, Design Miami, Ink Miami, Miami Project, Miami River Art Fair, NADA Art Fair, pinta miami, PRIZM, PULSE Miami Beach, Red Dot Art Fair, SATELLITE, Scope Miami, SPECTRUM Miami, Superfine! House of Art & Design, Untitled, Miami Beach, X CONTEMPORARY.
The Bridge Cocktail Bar features delicious cocktails like Grandma’s Banana Bread (High West American Prairie bourbon, banana, black walnut and cinnamon-infused absinthe) and Tamiami Trail Mix (Afrohead rum, cashew-infused Velvet Falernum, stone pine, nutmeg, coconut milk, and trail mix bitters) by bartenders David Perez and Will Thompson.
If you’re looking to Basel without the madness, this local event features a mobile Bookleggers Library, live music, eats like Azucar Ice Cream, and The Lobsta Guy at the “Grub Garden”, and 30+ indie vendors.
You have three options here: 1) party for FREE starting at 6:30pm, 2) pay extra for the Norwegian Worldwide Food & Wine Party, which includes two days of food and drinks and early access to the amphitheater, or 3) watch it live on TV at 8 pm.
The former Baywatch babe will host the sexy rooftop party, along with some of her famous friends. Oh yeah, they’re also celebrating the mag’s final nude issue. 360 degree views of all kinds are a given.
The already sexy Hyde Beach gets a twist with a Versailles-esque ambiance, tunes by Frenchie DJ Cedric Gervais, and Champagne showers. The only non-French thing around will be the passed apps from Katsuya (but no one’s complaining about that).
The hotel is kicking off their 20th anniversary with a bit of tropical madness including rare orchids, live monkeys, cannibal witchdoctors, and restless natives. Tickets also include access to FDR, where the party continues until paradise gets lost again.
It’s become a sort of local tradition around these parts as a way to wash away the previous year. Thankfully, you won’t freeze your ass off. The horn goes off at 10:30am. After you dry off, enjoy a cheap brunch ($30 for all you can eat) at Beauty & the Feast with items like pecan wood-smoked bacon, lobster omelets, and Banana’s Foster French Toast.
Kick off the new year curing the previous night’s hangover with spiked fresh pressed juices, bites like lobster rolls and chicken & waffles sandwiches, and lounging in an Olympic-sized pool on giant animal floaties. Party kicks off at noon and only costs $16 to get in.