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Your Guide to Art Basel

Art Basel. A glorious mix of Europeans, parties and sex-crazed dolphins (more on that later). But don’t get sidetracked. Make space for these five events, guaranteed to blow your Dogs Playing Poker-loving mind.

Drinking Champagne in a Sleep Pod
BUBBLES

Drinking Champagne in a Sleep Pod

In order to go all out this year, you’ll want to rest up. Best way: 20 straights hours of sleep. Second best way: this sleep pod, where a model will read you a bedtime story as you sip a flute of champagne and then drift off into a power nap. Footed PJs optional.

Mating, with Isabella Rossellini
DOLPHIN SEX

Mating, with Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini: actress, model, chronicler of the mating habits of animals. So you’ll want to catch Seduce Me, a series of five short videos starring the Blue Velvet icon, in which she explores the seduction rituals of seahorses, dolphins and ducks. Take extra-copious notes during the seahorses part.

Dec 1-5, noon-6pm, $7, The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave, 305-531-1001

Gambling Amid British Suits
ROYAL FLUSH

Gambling Amid British Suits

Next week, think of Duncan Quinn as Casino Royale, with more slim-fitting polos. As you enter, a man in a black tie will hand you a gratis gin cocktail. Then, you’ll play a little blackjack in the gambling pit and check out a Michael Caine movie in the screening room. Fingers crossed for The Weather Man.

Dec 1-5, 11am-6pm, Duncan Quinn,  6pm+ Cocktails (Dec 1, 2, 5, till 9pm, Dec 3, 4 till midnight) 4040 NE 2nd Ave, 310-310-4283

Mark Ronson at LIV
BROTHERLY LOVE

Mark Ronson at LIV

After you’ve hit the Soho House for your usual 21-course Wednesday night dinner, you’ll want to grab a banquette at the mega-club next door, where superstar producer Mark Ronson will be DJing a funk- and blues-heavy set late into the night/morning. Go ahead, bring Samantha.

Massive Mushrooms in the Park
GARDEN PARTY

Massive Mushrooms in the Park

Brought to you by hipsters Friends with You and called Rainbow City, it’s a trippy, anime-esque adult playground, with huge inflatable mushrooms and a grown-up-sized bouncy castle. Sort of like your birthday party when you were six, only this time you like the girls bouncing around with you.

Dec 2-5, no cost, Rainbow City, 3800 NE 1st Ave, 305-633-9345

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