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Art Basel Miami 2011: The Best Under-The-Radar Events of Saturday

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Now that the weekend's here, there's no time to catch on sleep. Both days are packed with Art Basel madness. The invite-only events peak today, but we know you know a guy who can get you in, so we've included several on the below round-up of top things to do today.

The Art of Ping Pong
MOCA hosts its second annual Spin Galactic party at The Standard, where Susan Sarandon (an investor in the ping-pong club Spin) just might hit some tiny balls. MOCA's Shaker ($150) members only.

Check this Pulse
Now that there's no longer a Photo Miami satellite fair during Basel, Pulse has the highest concentration of contemporary photography. Visit the popular fair inside Ice Palace Studios.

If you're missing last year's Rainbow City, FriendsWithYou has an exhibit "Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown!" on display at their Design District showroom.

Raid the Castle
Yelawolf, the Rapture, Penguin Prison, Tamara Sky, and Heroes + Villain all play Basel Castle tonight at the Overthrow Castle.

Something to Sweat
Miami artist Naomi Fisher's "Jungle Sweat, Roseate" is video and installation on view throughout the stately home and gardens of Vizcaya. Today, the museum and gardens hosts a brunch featuring a rare performance by Fisher. Invitation-only.

Enough Art
See Australia's Miami Horror and England's DJ Harvey at the Electric Pickle's annual Basel bash, F*** Art, Let's Dance.

On the Decks
There's also the DFA secret show with DJ sets by Juan MacLean and Nancy Whang (formerly of LCD Soundsystem) at Bardot. Interestingly, Hot Chip is scheduled to DJ at the venue the same night.

MOMA Ps1 and Dis Magazine hold a Kim Kardashian look-alike contest at the Mondrian. It might be more of challenge to find Miami women who don't resemble a Kardashian.

Dap-Kings Will Reign
The Midtown lounge Ricochet hosts another invite-only performance tonight with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

Crash the Ball
Angry about the Miami Art Museum selling naming rights to a developer? Well, crash their ball on Saturday - it's encouraged. There's an afterparty at the Fontainebleau hotel.

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