Miami Art Week’s Must-See Shows and Concerts

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During Miami Art Week, it’s technically supposed to be about the art. But with the droves of creatives flocking to South Florida this week, it’s only natural that plenty of noteworthy shows and concerts show up on the proverbial set list. From music festivals and pop-ups to hip-hop shows and DJ sets, we’ve got your week’s itinerary of the best shows in the Magic City this Miami Art Week.


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Rum & Bass

Walshy Fire is a driving force in Miami’s dancehall scene. As a member of Major Lazer, he’s known for chart-topping hits. But as Walshy Fire, he’ll be bringing along some friends to join the hip-hop fueled fun. Check him out this Tuesday at the Rum & Bass Block Party, November 28, at Coyo Taco. Tickets here.

2300 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127


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Bonus Points

We’re still reeling from this year’s III Points Festival. Sure, we missed out on LCD Soundsystem (due to a last-minute hurricane alert). But, as always, III Points makes up for it with their III Points Art Basel Concert Series at Magic City Studios. In its fourth year, this year promises shows from Wednesday through Sunday, with acts like James Blake, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Mount Kimbie, and more. Be sure to caffeinate. You’ll need it. Tickets here.

6300 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138



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Cuba Libre

Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no newspapers or internet, you’re well aware of the recent passing of Fidel Castro. Close out a mightily controversial era with a Havana-themed fete. Miami’s favorite speakeasy-themed bar, the Regent Cocktail Club, is doing just that this Wednesday.

1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


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Hip, Hip-Hop

Miami Art Week isn’t just about the DJs and dance parties. At Basel House, a free hip-hop concert series is on the roster, with some of Miami’s favorite local acts. From live art and live music to food and drinks, this is one pop-up you won’t want to miss as you’re strolling through Midtown. It’s running November 30 through December 4, from noon to 5 a.m., at Bitter Truth. Admission is free.

3252 NE 1st Ave #124, Miami, FL 33137


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Look Alive

Once the end of the week rolls along, you’ll likely be exhausted. It’s to be expected. But nothing will bring your energy back quite like a local show. Check out some of Miami’s best known rock bands and a few non-locals (Psychic TV, Destruction Unit, etc) at the annual Look Alive Fest at Churchill’s Friday, December 2. Tickets here.

5501 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127


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Home Court Advantage 

And don’t think Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, doesn’t have plenty planned for the week. This year, we’ve teamed up with New York City’s Up&Down and Socialista (of Cipriani fame) for a multi-day lineup of DJs and musicians sure to keep you up until the wee hours. Rae Sremmurd performs late-night on Friday, along with a set from DJ Jillionaire (another member of Major Lazer to take to the South Beach stages). Saturday night turns things up one more notch, with Tensnake and Theophilus London. It’s all happening at the Nautilus Cabana Tent.

1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Christine Borges

Christine Borges

Christine Borges is a writer and editor based in Miami. She specializes in music, fashion and the arts.