Is it pronounced like the herb? Or does it rhyme with nozzle? We get it: You’re Basel frazzled. Let our annual curated list of happenings be your guide.
Small Gift Miami, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sanrio turns 50 and celebrates with a pop-up shop packed with limited-edition collectibles, live music, custom tattoos by famed L.A. artists, 35-foot wall installations, and an art exhibit showcasing big names like Shepard Fairey and Jason Alper. Tip: The L.A. version attracted more than 100,000 visitors, so you may want to crash tonight’s opening event.
Where: 173 NW 23rd St., Wynwood (877-705-8571).
Perry Farrell Presents Precision Guided Musicians, doors, 6:30 p.m.; show, 11:30 p.m.
The Jane’s Addiction front man and his wife, Etty, battle it out electronically with dance music producer Chris Cox during an intimate, late-night performance.
Where: Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Midtown (305-576-5570). R.S.V.P. (required) to email@example.com. Admission is $20.
Timeless, by Julian Lennon, noon-10 p.m.
In his first visit to Miami, the late legend’s son presents his personal photography collection of landscapes and in-studio moments with U2.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, Next Generation Green Room, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722).
The Vogue Lounge, noon-9 p.m.
The fashion authority curates a shopping suite crammed with goods and trend displays by the likes of Trina Turk and Sam Edelman.
Where: The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Scissors & Glue: the Miami Project, 7 p.m.
The movie theater we’ve been waiting for since August gets a special Basel permit, allowing it to screen films before officially opening. In the debut documentary, a German gallerist interviews local art notables like Thom Collins (MAM) and Bonnie Clearwater (MOCA) during his attempt to open a local space.
Where: O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Wynwood.
Rainbow City, by FriendsWithYou, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Miami’s favorite art collective transforms the former Design Miami spot into a whimsical park loaded with giant air-filled sculptures, bounce houses (for adults, too!), and a pop-up shop by shoe company Native. Plus, much-talked-about food trucks like Fish Box and The Rolling Stove will be stopping by.
Where: 140 NE 39th St., Design District (305-722-8484).
C. Madeleine’s Show at EcoArtFashion Week, 9 p.m.
The couture vintage shop makes a rare runway appearance during the inaugural ecofriendly event.
Where: Albion Hotel, 1650 James Ave., Miami Beach (305-913-1000). R.S.V.P. (required) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Base Paint Tents, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Twelve international artists collaborate to create the outdoor exhibit, which features ten tents that have been refashioned into weatherproofed works of art (ultimately meant to serve as multipurpose classrooms in Haiti).
Where: Epic Residences, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Info at 305-860-6529.
Photo: Courtesy of Small Gift