• The Wolfsonian-FIU, in the heart of South Beach on Washington Avenue, has always had openings with a certain frisson, the swells of Basel mingling with the nocturnal dwellers of South Beach. This year, the museum features Postcards from the Weiner Werkstatte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, with Lauder no doubt drawing the fashion crowd. Also on display: a temporary installation by prominent Miami artist Bhakti Baxter, Untitled ([construction of good]) in the museum’s Bridge Tender House, on the sidewalk outside the museum. Baxter will bring the young art hipsters, and Lauder will bring in the wealthy: Sounds like a party.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Friday. Open to Wolfsonian Diplomat-level members; $250 per year and up. 1001 Washington Ave., South Beach, 305-531-1001, www.wolfsonian.org
• Wynwood / Design District art walks: From the celebrated to the unheralded, Saturday is the day to cram in as much fun — and art — as possible. Wynwood, with such institutions as Dorsch Gallery (151 NW 24th St., 305-576-1278; www.dorschgallery.com) is even more slammed than it is on regular monthly Art Walk nights ( www.wynwoodartwalk.com).
From there, it’s always fun to tour the Miami Design District: this year, a highlight of Design Miami/2012 ( www.designmiami.com) is Architecture for Dogs presented by Kenya Hara in the Buena Vista Building (180 NE 39th St., Suite 115) The show features 12 architects, who are each doing a structure for a particular dog breed.
Details: 7- 11 p.m. Saturday.
• Art Miami After Party, at the Bakehouse Art Complex, For a $10 donation, guests can tour galleries, talk to the Art Miami crowd and wind down from the whirl of Art Basel. And the Bakehouse is one of our own, well worth supporting throughout the year.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, 561 NW 32nd St., www.bacfl.org.