By Jesse Scott for Miami New Times


There are a variety of words one can use to describe Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. “Overwhelming,” absurd,” and “decadent” are just a few that come to mind. But even as the 2019 edition of the international art gathering and cultural cornucopia begins drawing to a close this weekend, a number of notable events remain on the calendar. On Friday evening, Kanye West protege Travis Scott will perform at E11even, while Lil Wayne will be taking the stage at LIV Nightclub. The day afterward will see G-Eazy rock Delano South Beach during the Maxim Issue Release Party on Saturday. There are still plenty of art-focused happenings throughout the weekend too, including the colorful debut of Infinite Space at Artechouse, on Friday and a special Arts, Beats & Brunch affair at Virgin MiamiCentral’s Central Fare on Sunday. If you need a well-deserved beer to wind down after this wild week, J. Wakefield Brewing has the perfect treat in store with its pastry stout event on Saturday.

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Sunday, December 8

Regardless of how many artsy distractions there might be this week, we still need brunch. Bringing the best of all of this week’s world’s together, there is an Arts, Beats & Brunch shindig going down at Virgin MiamiCentral’s Central Fare on Sunday afternoon. Brought to you by the folks at the SocialXchange event agency, the food hall will be transformed into a multifaceted, inspirational space, with art and performances by such artists as Demont Pinder, Alex Roman, and Alex Boden. On the grub front, House of Mac will debut its new brunch menu. Obviously, there will be mimosas galore. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Central Fare at Virgin MiamiCentral, 600 NW First Ave., Miami. Admission is free with registration via