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Mickalene Thomas’ Better Nights Feat. DJ Yissel

Thursday, Feb 20
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

An activation of the exhibition with a live bar and performance

Join us for a special activation of Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights with a live bar and performance by DJ Yissel. Admission to Better Nights is $20 ($15 for members) and includes two custom cocktails per guest (21+).

This activation coincides with Culture Crawl, a program by the City of Miami Beach on the Third Thursday of every month, featuring free admission*, evening hours until 9 p.m., special events and free trolley service to participating cultural institutions within the city. This month, enjoy current exhibitions by Haegue Yang, and Lara Favaretto open free of charge with docent-led tours at 7 PM, plus drinks and snacks available for purchase from The Café.

From 6:30-8 PM, explore the galleries with an instructor-led drawing tour of the museum’s current exhibitions during our monthly art-making workshop, Art After Hours ($15, $10 for members) with wine included (21+)! Pre-registration for Art After Hours is required here.

Members: $15 (price is discounted at checkout)

Installation view of Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights

Click here to learn more about the City of Miami Beach’s Culture Crawl program.

* Free admission is granted to the museum entrance only and does not apply to special programs. Special events and activations may require advanced reservations and/or registration fees as designated above.



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Unpredictable & unapologetic, YISSEL (AKA the DJ FKA YSL… how about that for acronyms!) is disrupting the music scene. With an extensive knowledge and deep appreciation of music, she understands how to embrace different genres (both vintage and modern) to seamlessly blend house, hip-hop, R&B, or any genre she desires, in any given set. Her extraordinary ability to be a surprising sound selector and music risk taker makes her a sought-after presence in the nightlife scene and paved the way to her global recognition.

From Marrakech to the Magic City, YISSEL has graced the turntables at the most exclusive venues and elite nightclubs. When not jet setting, you can find her spinning at her resident hotspots, poolside at Hyde Beach, E11even or LIV Miami. Considered the “It-Girl” DJ for A-list affairs, she is an influencer sought by national and global brands such as Christian Louboutin, Porsche, and Moet Chandon for special events throughout the year. And of course, selected to soundtrack exclusive events for Film Festivals, Fashion Week and the go-to DJ for every Art Basel bash.


Thursday, Feb 20
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm