Sleepless Night Full Schedule 11/7/09



Updated October 30, 2009
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ZONE 1: North Beach


Christopher Flach short films
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Shuttle passengers from Sleepless Night 2007 will be thrilled to learn that producer/ director Christopher Flach will be back on the small screens with two hours of his wonderful new film work. Recently recognized by Oprah Winfrey for his iconic documentary on legendary interior designer Madeleine Castaing, Flach is also an accomplished landscape, interiors and portrait photographer.

“Nouveau Bourgeois Latin Immigrant that Learned Shopping and Has Good Taste”
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
A video project by Elena Tejada-Herrera, a multimedia artist who regards her artwork as Cultural exchanges. She was born in Peru and lives in Miami, where she is a professor of visual arts at Miami International University of Art and Design. She has participated in over 150 international exhibitions and has won numerous awards and fellowships.

NORMANDY FOUNTAIN STAGE (rue Vendome between Normandy Drive + 71st Street)

Ben Neill and LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots)
6:00 p.m.
Ben Neill is a composer, performer, producer and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. He has recorded seven CDs and has performed at every important new music festival in the world. LEMUR, the creation of musician and computer programmer Eric Singer, showcases cutting-edge technology – not as a gimmick, but to create a new kind of performance experience and a new means of musical expression. LEMUR’s exotic, sculptural musical instruments integrate robotic technology and play themselves.;

Dance Now! Ensemble “Dances at the Fountain”
8:00 p.m.
The Miami-based Dance Now! Ensemble is just as exciting and energetic as their name might suggest. The company focuses diversity and performs at the intersection of several kinds of international dance. With every show, they promise to present the audience with something creative and compelling.

Felipe Lamoglia Sextet “New Dimensions in Afro-Cuban Beats”
10:00 p.m.
Grammy-winning saxophonist Felipe Lamoglia has led a music career in Cuba, Brazil, and the United States, performing with the likes of Arturo Sandoval and Celia Cruz. His style reflects the musical traditions of each country and, with his sextet, he’ll present a concert that shows what American Jazz and Brazilian Samba can do to traditional Afro-Cuban beats.

Silvano Monasterios and the Fourth World Ensemble
11:00 p.m.
This year, the Miami New Times voted Caracas-born pianist Silvano Monasterios the “Best Jazz Musician in Miami.” He has performed with some of the most prominent jazz musicians of both Venezuela and the United States and won several awards as a solo performer.


Judy Levinson Exhibition Opening
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Come meet mixed media artist Judy Levinson and celebrate her new work. Subscribe to
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Mina Miami Beach Fashion Show with singer Janelle Suarez
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Watch the models arrive in a 1967 Cadillac convertible and ooh and aah at the latest
in chic fashion from Mina Miami Beach, the new boutique at 960 Normandy Drive.
Singer Janelle Suarez will perform, and there will be coupons and giveaways throughout
the evening.

Anthony Corrado
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Scintillating live saxophone music from versatile and talented multi-instrumentalist
Anthony Corrado.

BYRON CARLYLE THEATER (Limited seating – first come, first served) (500 71st Street)

Teatro en Miami “As es si asi os parece”
7:00 p.m.
Teatro en Miami fills the niche for Spanish-language theater in Miami. From their black-box studio in Little Havana, they perform plays in Spanish with English subtitles. The group will perform “Asi es si asi os parece” (Right you are, If you think you are), the story of an unconventional family thrown into a small town of nosy and judgmental

Ground Up & Rising “The Pillowman”
9:00 p.m.
Ground Up and Rising has been called “Miami’s youngest, scrappiest, and, potentially, most thought provoking theater company.” (Brett O’Bourke, The Miami Herald) They’ll perform Martin McDonagh’s Tony award winner, The Pillowman. The excitement continues outside the theater with elaborately costumed stilt-performances and fire dancing exhibitions.

Next Generation 2010 Short Film Festival
11:30 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Romance in a Can presents new prize-winning live action and animated shorts from France, Canary Islands, Germany and Belgium (all with English subtitles.)
“Bye Peter” (11 minutes) A remake of the fairy tale
“The Man with the Gordini” (16 minutes) Nudity seen through modernity
“As Long As You Can Breathe” (18 minutes) Love in the Metro
“Before Your Eyes” (25 minutes) What happens when you die?
“The Mishap” (10 minutes) Trying to finalize a contract
“Ona” (10 minutes) Anonymous love
“Border Line” (20 minutes) A sleeping man dreaming?
“Tell me” (14 minutes) Strangers discuss relationships
“Negritude” (6 minutes) Life on another continent
“Amoklove” (9 minutes) Magic in the subway
“Between” (5 minutes) The human psyche
“Clean Up” (2 minutes) At the state prison
“I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” (7 minutes) Somewhere in the war zone
“No Special Incidents” A checkpoint in the middle of nowhere
“Lebensader” (6 minutes) The whole world in a leaf
“Rosarot” (1 minute) Aberrations and confusions of love
“Samsa” (4 minutes) Homage to Kafka
“Snowtime” (15 minutes) The essence of time
“Sparrows” (10 minutes) Man meets woman in bar
“Sunrise Dacapo” (5 minutes) Nature from an assembly line
“You Are My Hero” (4 minutes) Knight forgets to take his sword
“Good Night” (18 minutes) Man picks up his children
“Nature Classes” (18 minutes) Mama doesn’t want son to go
“So Close” (12 minutes) Grandfather dreaming
“Legend of the Inverted” (18 minutes) Born with feet backward
“A Life that Fits In” (13 minutes) Woman wants a fresh start
“Milovan Circus” (9 minutes) Mime recalls his past
“Minitrip” (15 minutes) A comical odyssey
“Orgesticulanismus” (9 minutes) Recreating an inner space
“Vanquished” (15 minutes) Boy looks for father’s grave


The Spanglish Wrangler
6:00 p.m.
As the Spanglish Wrangler, guitarist Will Thomas brings a fun new twist to language class. His first CD, Spanglish Sing-Along was released last year. Kids and parents alike enjoy his playful bluesy style that effortlessly combines English and Spanish. Favorites include “Broccoli,” “Desayuno Boogie,” and “Cucaracha” set to the tune of Earth Wind & Fire’s “September.”

Pablo Cano’s Musical Marionettes
7:00 p.m. (Limited seating – first come, first served)
Miami-based artist Pablo Cano creates a dream-like one-man show inspired by 1920s New York vaudeville. His seven marionette “stars,” created from a bizarre array of discarded objects like broken clocks and teacups, sing and dance to famous American popular songs played on a vintage 1950s record player. Audiences of all ages will be amazed and amused by Pablo, Fred Ascare, Lady Telephone, Matilda Hippo and the rest of the troupe.

Musical Miracles “In the Heights”
Two shows: 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
27 young performers from the Miracle Theatre’s musical theater program perform selections from the Tony Award-winning musical.

Artformz Alternative’s GIANTS IN THE CITY
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Artists from Miami’s artists collaborative Artformz Alternative bring their 30-foot tall inflatable sculptures to North Beach for the first time. This special return appearance of the popular sculptures that premiered last December at Bayfront Park during Art Basel Miami Beach week will feature pieces by South Florida artists Anja Marais, John Martini and Alette Simmons-Jimenez.

Titanic Slide
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Kids will love the inflatable Titanic Slide. The slide stands at nearly 30 feet tall, and looks like the iconic ship sinking into the ground.

NORTH BEACH BAND SHELL (7255 Collins Avenue)

Miami Lyric Opera “La Traviata”
7:00 p.m.
Miami Lyric Opera brings the opera to the public with their production of the Giuseppe Verdi opera, “La Traviata” with full cast and orchestra. The show will be performed outdoors at the North Beach Band Shell. The young company, established in 2004, has a lot to offer and is excited to build an audience of new opera lovers.

SAZON CUBAN CUISINE (7305 Collins Avenue)

10:00 p.m. – Midnight
Guitarist AMTonio entertains with live Cuban music on Sazon’s patio.

OCEAN TERRACE (73rd – 75th Streets, East of Collins Avenue)

Edouard Duval-Carrie’s UNDER THE CONGO MOON moving sculptures and Ra Ra Parade preview
11:00 p.m.
Internationally renowned Haitian artist Edouard Duval Carrié promises to create quite a show with the performance he is calling “Under the Congo Moon.” Duval Carrié explores the theme of migration in his artwork; for Sleepless Night, he will create several large sculptures of voodoo gods and have them “migrate” down the streets of Miami Beach in an exciting parade with music from a live band. The motorized parade begins with a preview at Ocean Terrace and proceeds to Ocean Drive.

ZONE 2: Collins Park


Grupo Embalo
8:00 p.m.
The Grupo Embalo Brazilian Samba Band and Dancers started out as a group of friends who liked to play at parties for fun. Since they went professional in 2000, they have become one of South Florida’s most exciting samba bands.

Jacob Jeffries Band
9:10 p.m.
The nineteen-year-old leader of the Jacob Jeffries Band has already been compared to such artists as Ben Folds, Billy Joel, and John Lennon. His band has recently played at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and the SXSW Festival in Austin.

Lanzallamas Monofonica
10:20 p.m.
The eight-piece ensemble of Lanzallamas brings the beat to world music. Their mission is “to create music of ‘monophonic essence,’ a one sound that unifies all.” They combine musical influences (and languages) from around the world to get everyone in the audience dancing.

DJ Le Spam + Spam All Stars
DJ Le Spam and the Spam All Stars combine Latin, Funk, and Hip-Hop for what they call “electronica descarga.” Their Fuacata Live! album was nominated for a Latin Grammy, and the DJ and All Stars routinely draw crowds when they perform at Miami clubs.

MIAMI CITY BALLET STUDIOS (Limited seating – first come, first served) (2200 Liberty Avenue)

Miami City Ballet School STARS OF TOMORROW
Two shows: 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Students from the Miami City Ballet School, one of the most prominent ballet schools in the country, train for professional careers in ballet companies around the world. Their performance at Sleepless Night is a special opportunity to see these talented young dancers at the beginnings of what promise to be stunning careers.

Clarita Filgueiras Flamenco Puro
10:00 p.m.
Clarita Filgueiras, Flamenco dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the Flamenco Puro Dance Company, has been named the “Keeper of Flamenco” for her works with the dance. She is dedicated to maintaining the authenticity of Flamenco while making it modern for new young dancers.


Sleepless @ The Library
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fun for the whole family as the Library joins Sleepless Night for the second time! From 6:30 – 10 p.m., join the all-ages “Read-A-Thon” or participate in hands-on Arts & Crafts, including a Dinosaur Workshop with artist Edwin Vilasmil at 6:30. Silly fun in the great pizza contest with Page Turner Adventures at 7 p.m. Fantasy Theater Factory’s AFAK Karaoke, at 8 p.m., lets you be the star in an American Idol-type program. Teens and adults can unleash their inner zombies at the Zombie Makeover Station from 8:30 – 9, and then compete in SoBe’s Next Top Zombie Supermodel Catwalk Competition at 9 p.m., followed by the Zombie Olympics at 9:30!

BASS MUSEUM OF ART (2121 Park Avenue)

Free admission to the Museum from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
On view: Kent Henrickson “Wayward We Hunt,” and Dzine, along with selections from the permanent collection.

Miami International Piano Festival Concerts
7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Visitors to the Bass Museum can browse the galleries while listening to music provided by the Miami International Piano Festival. The festival routinely presents the best up-and-coming piano artists in South Florida. Half-hour concerts will be presented every hour from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

COLLINS PARK (East and West of Collins Avenue between 21st + 22nd Streets)

NIGHT SHIFT: 9 Installations curated by Jerome Sans
Meet the artists 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., DJ 10:00 p.m. – Midnight
Jerome Sans will act as both a curator and DJ for the Night Shift exhibition commissioned by the Bass Museum of Art and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council. Nine prominent South Florida artists present site-specific installations on the Collins Park lawn around the museum and east of Collins Avenue. Pieces range from the giant Earth sphere that visitors can view from the inside-out to a live, outdoor soap opera. Artists include Robert Chambers, Jim Drain, Christy Gast, Julie Kahn, Nic Lobo, Ernesto Oroza and Gean Moreno, Tom Scicluna, Frances Trombly, and Viking Funeral.

PALM COURT (309 23rd Street)

The CANDO Art Gallery at Palm Court
6:00 p.m. – Midnight

The Collins Park Neighborhood Association, Miami Beach Arts Trust, MiamiArtZine, and Ron Bloomberg and Christine Tobin (Palm Court owners) invite you to watch artists create, experience interactive art, view art created from upcycled materials, and enjoy refreshments at this unique one-night-only gallery opening event. Meet artists Sid Daniels, Janet M. Mueller and Lucinda Linderman, and, from 6 – 8 p.m., enjoy the live sounds of SONIDO BATIDO, the Latin Jazz trio with an experimental edge. For more information call Ray Breslin 305-772- 5665.;;;

CATALINA HOTEL AND BEACH CLUB (1720 – 1756 Collins Avenue)
The Official Host Hotel of SLEEPLESS NIGHT 2009

Main Building:
Stephen Gamson Exhibition
Meet the artist 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; exhibition open all night
Stephen Gamson is an artist from the communication age, with a unique Pop Art style that is recognizable for bold colors, iconic symbols and mass appeal.

Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi:
Helena Garcia Exhibition
Meet the artist 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; exhibition open all night
Helena Garcia brings her creative paintings and designs of adorable, whimsical characters to South Beach for one night only. She is inspired by Japanese aesthetics, cartoons from the 1960s and vintage design.

Front Terrace and Library:
Featured Art from Shake-A-Leg Miami
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Shake-A-Leg Miami helps children and adults with physical, developmental and economic challenges, liberating them from the realm of imagination to the realm of experience. It provides an inspirational haven where people of all backgrounds and abilities find a common ground to build friendships, instill confidence, teach skills and provide new hope and opportunities. Come fall in love with imaginative artwork from the 2009 summer camp program: a 10-foot teepee and a 15-foot mural on the terrace, and decorated paintings and coconuts in the library.

Maxine’s Bistro:
CATALINA UNPLUGGED!! 10 Hours of Live Music

Caribbean Calypso
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Groove to tropical steel drum sounds

Gustavo Fidelis
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Amazing acoustic guitarist and vocalist, Gustavo is a wonderful mix of Jason Mraz, Jack
Johnson, Maroon 5, and Michael Buble…added with Brazilian style!

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
One of the best local bands in town, fusing hip-hop, jazz and funk

Geneiva Allen
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
An extremely talented jazz vocalist, her musical style is a fusion of classic and neo-soul and urban/pop.

Rose Max and Ramatis
1:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Playing the best Brazilian jazz in South Beach!

Maxine Lounge:
John Kissee Exhibition
Meet the artist 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; exhibition open all night
John Kissee is an artist whose work is a marriage of pop culture and fine art: the hard graphic line of cartoons and comics, as well as the lush textures and light of traditional painting.

RIVIERA SOUTH BEACH (2000 Liberty Avenue)

Ed King Exhibition
Meet the artist 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; exhibition open all night
Neo-pop artist Ed King’s combination of vibrant colors, black outlines and signature stitching has won over the hearts and minds of South Florida. Beyond the upbeat look and feel of the work is an undercurrent of positive messages of prosperity and happiness. Miami’s his home, but his work definitely speaks to the global community , and may be found in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany and Australia.

Juanita Marie Franklin
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Soulful sounds from this classically-trained jazz singer with global credits, including New York and Paris performances of Hair and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well….

SHORE CLUB SKYBAR (1901 Collins Avenue)

DJ Gunars
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Anatural – Angela Laino live funk and soul
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

THE PALMS HOTEL & SPA (3015 Collins Avenue)

6:30 p.m. to close
THIS IS IT! is an exclusive photo exhibit by acclaimed Miami celebrity photographer, Manny Hernandez, which celebrates the last decade of the 20th Century and the Celebrities that made the era iconic. The exhibit captures the popular culture of 1990s Miami, featuring some of Hollywood’s brightest stars shining on the streets of The Magic City.


Sleepless Night – Rated R @ Plunge
10:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Stay up with complimentary Dirty Bustelos & Patron, get your inner artist on with Pablo Ricatti of Congregation Miami, and get grooved by DJ Danny Stern.

SoBe INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS (2100 Washington Avenue)

“Bohemian Pentameter” Preview
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and WLRN present a preview of their upcoming “Bohemian Pentameter” event, featuring the professional ensembles and staff of the SoBe Institute of the Arts. Art and fashion lovers will be transported back to the days of Elizabethan England as the sounds of violins, flutes and lutes fill the air.;


Frozen Music’s “Canal”
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Frozen Music’s premiere performance will captivate audiences with a site-specific sound installation called “Canal.” Recorded sounds from the site are reimagined into invisible architecture, transforming an often unnoticed pathway into a unique and fascinating passage.

MIAMI BEACH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Dade Boulevard + Washington Avenue)

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Direct from Montreal’s Nuit Blanche, the artists of NeoGrafik use large, wired interactive canvases and custom built “pens” and “spray cans” to create their designs, then instantly digitize and project them onto a building’s surface. Watch as they transform the new façade of Beach High into a thrilling, non-destructive graffiti mural.

ZONE 3: City Center, Lincoln Road, Espanola Way

CONVENTION CENTER HALL “D” (1901 Convention Center Drive)

Ray Lee’s “Siren” performance/installation
Four shows: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.
Ray Lee is an artist, performer, and composer who works with electro-magnetic radiation to build large scale sound installations. Siren is a fascinating 45-minute show combining theater, sculpture, light and sound into a suspenseful, one-of-a-kind experience. Audience members move around the room, sit or stand, and lose themselves to their changing visual and aural perceptions.

MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN (2000 Convention Center Drive)

Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez ”O Amor” and “Ephemera”
9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez wants to play with your subconscious and sense of memory. Working with hand-crafted found and recycled film footage, she orchestrates transparent realities from fragments. “Ephemera” consists of miniscule transparent images suspended from the branches of the Grand Poinciana tree at the Garden’s entrance. “O Amor” is an illusory video journey into the subconscious secrets of the Garden itself.


Global Cuba Fest and Cuban Quarter Dance Party
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Start the evening off right with Boston-based jazz saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr. and his IRESI Quartet. Then it’s Miami vs. New York in this battle of the dance bands! FUNDarte, Miami Light Project and Global Cuba Fest showcase the best of contemporary and time-honored Cuban dance rhythms with two extraordinary orchestras: Br@ily, the Miami-based timba and salsa trombonist/singer, and from New York, vocalist Jose “Pepito” Gomez, hailed by the New York Times as “another order of performer…excellent!” MEGA TV will provide guest emcees, and DJs keep your feet moving when the bands aren’t playing.
DJ Snowhite 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Carlos Averhoff Jr and the IRESI Quartet 7:00 p.m.
Br@ily 8:30 p.m.
DJ Duni 9:00 p.m. – Midnight.
Jose “Pepito” Gomez 10:00 p.m.


“The Journey of the Cuban Jews”
On the hour from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Catch this 20-minute documentary film that tells the story of the Jewish migration from Europe, Turkey and Spain to Cuba, and then tour the architecturally striking Temple.


Italian Purple Night
6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
The store will be animated by the fashions of the great collections of the Cascella world, the music with the dreamy and unique rhythm of La Dolce Vita, the arts with an exhibition of paintings and photographs by international artists, and the cinema with screenings of
Italian masterpieces and new tendencies – with a touch of purple everywhere!

COLONY THEATRE (Limited seating – first come, first served) (1040 Lincoln Road)

The Tweaksters
6:00 p.m.
Regan Patno and Julia Snyder, The Tweaksters, are acrobats, athletes, jugglers, and dancers and they use all their talents with a good sense of humor to delight audiences of all ages.

Miami Light Project presents Compagnie Julie Dossavi
8:00 p.m.
Compagnie Julie Dossavi performs “P.I. (Pays) or Presentations Intimes.” Miami Light Project is excited to introduce South Florida to dancer/choreographer/musician Julie Dossavi. The French performer’s style is a unique blend of contemporary African dance and street culture. In a series of solos and duets, Dossavi plays with dance and music in an abstract yet seamless way.

Tropical Wave Productions, FUNDarte and Miami ARTzine present “A Taste of ‘Out in the Tropics’” featuring BETTY, Miami Gay Men’s Chorus, and surprise guests
10:00 p.m.
Gender-bending, great music, lots of laughs and some powerful takes on history and sexual identity are all part of this Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender performing arts showcase, starring famed women-led pop-rock group BETTY. Also on hand: Adora as emcee, Juan Carlos Zaldivar’s mixed-media “Marti and I,” and Drag It Out’s drag kings. For mature audiences only.

A Pair of Nuts
1:00 a.m.
Why spend a sleepless night alone when you could spend it with A Pair of Nuts? Yamil Piedra and Johnny Trabanco bring you their multimedia comedy show featuring hilarious sketches & off the wall videos. Their work has garnered them critical acclaim and they’ve been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly, BET, MegaTV, Deco Drive and the Discovery Channel. They’re all over the internet with viral videos like “Gayo,” “The Law Offices of Facmee and Diaz,” “Duel” and “Chonga Chat.” DO NOT miss the madness that is A Pair Of Nuts LIVE!


DJ Paolo Albertoni and DJ Aladdin
8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Two top DJs spinning the best groovy and soulful house, soul and rock.

8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Carolina Benitez and Mariana Loumiet’s vintage fashion show

Michele Palmisano
8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Palmisano’s colorful abstract photographs projected onto the exterior of the Colony Theatre


Playground Theatre for Young Audiences
7:00 p.m.
The member actors of the Playground Theater for Young Audiences perform with the hope of giving South Florida’s youth an appreciation for the arts. The troupe will perform “Playground Theater’s Greatest Hits,” starting with a parade from the Colony Theater to the Euclid Oval Stage. There will be live drumming and kids can march along with their favorite characters.

Dream Jam Dancing: Random Acts of Art by Miami Contemporary Dance Company
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Miami Contemporary Dance Company dancers are sleepless tonight! If you’re lucky you’ll catch them jamming in their pajamas or dance-celebrating in their evening gowns on Lincoln Road or Ocean Drive between 8 and 10 p.m. Don’t snooze on this one…the jam could be anywhere and last 2 minutes or 15 – who knows? You’ll see the crowd stop, the radio drop and the take-off into a fantastic Dream Jam.

Red Bull Art of Can Installation (opposite the Lincoln Theatre, between Drexel + Pennsylvania Avenues)
8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Students from Miami International University of Art and Design will construct the iconic Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy as a larger-than-life piece made from Red Bull cans. The completed piece will travel through Art Basel Miami Beach and Super Bowl XLIV before it returns to Miami Beach for the Red Bull Art of Can Exhibition in March 2010.

HALO LOUNGE MIAMI (1625 Michigan)

An Art Installation
1:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Projections, live painting, art and spoken word, featuring artists Yvonne Cordoba, Marc Tousignant, Arturo Rovirosa, and Erin-Marie Wallace. Live DJ music playing all night long.;

DA LEO TRATTORIA (819 Lincoln Road)

Disco Alfresco
10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Da Leo welcomes back DJ Miguel’s Disco Alfresco, which made its debut at Sleepless Night 2007. Come and shake it to your favorite dance hits from the 70s and 80s.

(933 Lincoln Road)

Sounds of Sleepless Night
7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Miami Beach’s independent, locally-owned bookshop teams up with neighbor DWR and Bernie Matz’s Café to host a full schedule of stand-up stories, spoken word poetry and live music.;

Tigertail’s WORDSPEAK Teen Poetry Team
7:00 p.m. – 7:45.p.m at DWR

The Open Tent and Lip Service present “Lipshtick: Jewish Stories from some
of Miami’s most loud-mouthed Jews” at DWR
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Monkey Rum
9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Live music in the Breezeway

Culture in the City Presents the Presenters: Poetry Hosts and Spoken Word
Poetry at DWR
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Will DaRealOne Bell, Shamele Jenkins, Deborah Magdalena, Diego Quiros and Jonathan Rose are poets who are hosts for poetry throughout Miami-Dade County. It’s not your grandparents’ poetry.

LUCKY STRIKE (1691 Michigan Avenue)

6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
You’ll love Miami as much as artist Alissa Christine does when you get caught up in indoor and outdoor projections of her photographic diary of a year in the life of our favorite place.;

ARTCENTER/SOUTH FLORIDA (800 and 924 Lincoln Road)

First Saturday Arts Walk
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Visit the studios in both buildings and join us for a reception in the gallery from
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Antonia Wright: “The Nature of Things” performance
8:00 p.m. (in front of the 800 building)

Der Unbekannte Musiker (The Unknown Musician)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (924 building)
Meet artist Stephanie Rodriguez, see her bold, whimsical paintings which explore how music inspires our popular culture, and enjoy live musical performances by classical guitarist Maikel Rodriguez and rock band Frontline.;

VAN DYKE CAFÉ (846 Lincoln Road)

Under the Covers with Sleepless Night
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Featuring the R’n’B, Soul and Pop sounds of the Ike and Valerie Woods Band, the Van Dyke will be the place to hear your favorite songs you know by heart. Come and sing, dance and reminisce as these fabulous cover songs bring back your finest memories and experiences.


Music, Art and Fashion
9:00 p.m. – Midnight
Video projections, ECO fashions by Alexis Carballosa, and DJs playing live all night long.

EUCLID OVAL STAGE (Lincoln Road at Euclid)

Beach High Rock Ensemble
6:00 p.m.
For thirty-seven years, the Beach High Rock Ensemble of Miami Beach Senior High has offered high school students the chance to be rock stars. Director Doug Burris has led the ensemble since its creation in 1972 and has taken the group to perform across the country and around the world.

6:45 p.m.
This is what happens to Rock Ensemble members when they grow up! JETSTREAM is a Miami Beach-based alternative rock group whose members are all alumni of the Rock Ensemble. They have played at the legendary Rock-n-roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and presently perform throughout the state of Florida.

Playground Theatre’s Greatest Hits
7:30 p.m.
The parade ends here with participatory dance numbers for all!

Dr. Michael White Quartet
8:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael White and his Quartet bring the styles of New Orleans Jazz to Miami. White is a classically trained clarinetist who was discovered in the French Quarter as a teenager. Since then, he has dedicated his musical career to preserving the essence of New Orleans jazz.

South Florida Jazz Orchestra
10:00 p.m.
Chuck Bergeron’s South Florida Jazz Orchestra is bringing back big band jazz. The sixteen members of the band first got together in 2006 and have been playing the jazz scene in Miami ever since.

The South Beach Comedy Festival presents “Laughin’ on Lincoln”
12:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Festival favorites Ricky Cruz, Lisa Corrao, Adrian Mesa, Ken Miller and Forrest Shaw join host Al Jackson for stand-out stand-up on Lincoln Road as they warm up for the fifth annual South Beach Comedy Festival January 21 – 23, 2010.

PETER LIK GALLERY (701 Lincoln Road)

Landscape Photography Exhibition
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
View the stunning color photographs of Peter Lik, “inspired by the awesome power and Pure beauty of Mother Earth.”

SUSHI SAMBA DROMO (600 Lincoln Road)

“Graffiti Gone Global” Sneak Peek
9:00 p.m. – Midnight
Sushi Samba transforms part of its outdoor café into a pop-up museum of street art inspired by its upcoming international graffiti show, Graffiti Gone Global. Sneak peek artist appearances by CROME, HOX, ENVE and GEAR of MSG Crew, painting live, with sounds by DJ Dank.

LINCOLN THEATRE (Limited seating – tickets required) (541 Lincoln Road)

New World Symphony
7:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Milarsky conducts “New York State of Mind: Sounds of the Times,” showcasing the musical artistry featured so prominently at New York’s Bang on a Can Festival. Tickets are available on a “first come, first served” basis at the Sleepless Night information tent on Lincoln Road at Washington Avenue beginning at 6 p.m.

MIAMI BEACH COMMUNITY CHURCH (Limited seating – first come, first served)
(Lincoln Road at Drexel)

Seraphic Fire
10:00 p.m.
Experience this acclaimed chamber choir’s annual American gospel and folk music event, “I’ll Fly Away.” Gramophone Magazine has called Seraphic Fire “one of the most exciting and unexpected developments on the local scene.” The choir emerged on the classical music scene in 2002 to critical acclaim and had amazing successes in the following eight seasons.


Art Tours
Two tours: 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to learn the history and significance of the multi-million dollar art collection featured at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, one of only two “art hotels” in Miami Beach. Noel Lanzas, the exclusive Art Basel Ambassador, will lead guests on guided tours of the hotel’s renowned art by emerging and established Latin American and European artists. For more information call 786-276-4000.

LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL (1601 Collins Avenue)

Rhythm & Blues
9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Get your groove on in the Hemisphere Lounge with live R&B music and martini specials.

PLAZA ESPANA STAGE, ESPANOLA WAY (Espanola Way + Drexel Avenue)

“Remnants and Umbrellas 8-12”
9:00 p.m – 1:00 a.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque and Thought Loom present Remnants and Umbrellas 8-12, a film event that features the work of Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda. Films will be played on the Plaza de España – on strategically placed canvases, on large umbrellas throughout the space, even on palm trees outfitted with mirrors. The event honors two filmmakers who saw cinema in new ways by allowing the audience to see their films in new ways.

ZONE 4: Ocean Drive to Washington Avenue


The First Ever PAJAMA RUN presented by Chipotle
6:00 p.m.
Sleepless Night gets off to a running start with the Chipotle Pajama Run, a one mile “run in what you sleep in” race through Lummus Park alongside Ocean Drive. Show off your sleepwear at 6:00 p.m. in the park at 8th Street + Ocean Drive. Prizes and giveaways. Free registration at For more information call 305-278-8668.

Dream Jam Dancing: Random Acts of Art by Miami Contemporary Dance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Miami Contemporary Dance Company dancers are sleepless tonight! If you’re lucky you’ll catch them jamming in their pajamas or dance-celebrating in their evening gowns on Lincoln Road or Ocean Drive between 8 and 10 p.m. Don’t snooze on this one…the jam could be anywhere and can last 2 minutes or 15 – who knows? You’ll see the crowd stop, the radio drop, and the take-off into a fantastic Dream Jam.

“Truth in 24”
7:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
A “drive-in movie” screen near 12th Street offers continuous showings of a documentary about the 24 Hours of Le Mans and out-racing the odds. “Truth in 24” takes us behind the scenes and onto the track as we see the engineers and drivers push themselves to the limits for glory. Can it be theirs?

Edouard Duval Carrie’s “Under the Congo Moon” moving sculptures and Ra Ra Parade
Midnight – 3:00 a.m.
Local Haitian artist, Edouard Duval Carrié also promises to create quite a show with the performance he is calling “Under the Congo Moon.” Duval Carrié explores the theme of migration in his artwork; for Sleepless Night, he will create several large sculptures of voodoo gods and have them “migrate” down the streets of Miami Beach in an exciting parade with music from a live band. The parade ends on Ocean Drive, where Duval Carrié, the band, and the voodoo gods stop to interact with people on the street.

OCEAN DRIVE MAIN STAGE (between 8th + 9th Streets)

6:30 p.m.
Arts Inside the Open Tent presents this convergence of klezmer and flamenco, featuring Siempre Flamenco and the Heavy Shtetl Klezmer Trio.

Animate Objects Physical Theater “Bounce Theory”
8:00 p.m.
Animate Objects Physical Theater’s new show “Bounce Theory” combines aerial dance and athletic aerobics with Ocean Drive as the backdrop. With an electrifying pulse, Bounce Theory takes dancers to the sky in aerial hoops, trampolines, pulleys and stretchy elastic bungee cords forty feet above the sands of South Beach for a truly mesmerizing spectacle. Bounce Theory’s cast of scientists conduct gutsy experiments with disregard to gravity in an oversized physical laboratory/playground. Animate Objects Physical Theater stopped traffic at the 2007 Sleepless Night event and promises to provide an equally entertaining show this year.
Deep Surface
9:00 p.m.
Composer Gabriel E. Pulido presents his “homage to the sea” with a multimedia concert that combines electronic and live music with dance and video-sculptures. This premier performance is sponsored by the Ocean Foundation and the Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

South Beach Chamber Ensemble with La Guardia, Name Brand, Etagweyo Vincent Onokurte, Shri and Carlos Pintado
10:00 p.m.
The South Beach Chamber Ensemble, best known for presenting “beautiful music in beautiful spaces,” enters a new kind of space with Hip Hop artist La Guardia, drum machines by Name Brand, African drummer/dancer Etagweyo Vincent Onokurte and Indian percussionist Shri. Carlos Pintado is the 2006 winner of the International Prize for Poetry Sant Jordi.

Toni Dove’s “Spectropia”
New York-based video artist Toni Dove’s stunning and acclaimed experiment in cinematic spectacle, making its Florida premiere. An interactive, feature-film hybrid of sci-fi and film noir, shown on three screens and manipulated and altered in real time by two artists at a console of laptops, cameras and laser harp.

J-Walt’s Spontaneous Fantasia
2:00 a.m.
Experience the creation of other worlds with virtual reality wizard J-Walt’s spectacular outdoor live animation performance. Soar with him through bizarre landscapes created on the spot to a score of free-form electronic music.

Tomas Loewy: A Loewy Year
4:00 a.m.
A multimedia presentation of thousands of images – photographs taken every single day since February 21, 2009.

SoBe Arts “Tunes & Toons”
5:30 a.m.
Do not miss this quasi-qwazy pre-dawn extravaganza of classic cartoons and live music, featuring the SoBe Arts Chamber Ensemble and the SoBe Arts Jazz Ensemble. Cartoons at dawn is a ritual American experience. SoBe Arts brings Sleepless Night to a colorful close by celebrating a visual art form that has long embraced both jazz and classical music. A blend of film projections and live performances with a late-late cabaret set – one that does not cater to children, veering from comic to provocative and hallucinatory. Welcome the Technicolor dawn skies with hues of the postmodern, orchestral standards twisted and re-imagined into the loony tunes, merry melodies and irreverent reveries of a golden age of animation. It’s the perfect way to start the day – or end the night!

OCEAN DRIVE MASS ENSEMBLE STAGE (Ocean Drive between 6th + 7th Streets)

MASS Ensemble
Four shows: 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 2:30 a.m., 6:00 a.m.
This world-renowned group has literally created its own performance genre – an elegant and high-impact blend of amazing lights, music, sculpture, dance and visual art. Unique, fantastic instruments include the Earth Harp, whose strings will cross Ocean Drive to the very top of the Park Central Hotel. The full group performs the first three shows; the 6:00 a.m. show is a yoga class led by MASS member Andrea Brook and featuring the Earth Harp. Presented by Classical South Florida 89.7 FM.

OCEAN DRIVE SHOWGROUND (between 11th + 12th Streets)

Industrial Teatrera “Rojo”
6:30 p.m.
Riotous physical street theater from Barcelona presented by Centro Cultural Espanol. “Rojo” is an intimate clown show for all audiences, based on a poem by Palau I Fabre and on “The Red Tree” by Shau Tan. “Rojo” creates an imaginary refuge in the midst of the city.

Rainbow Circus presents “Dreamicus”
8:45 p.m.
Producer Laurie Allen of South Florida Circus Arts School presents the debut of Rainbow Circus, featuring Judge David Young as Ringmaster and Special Guest Star Aerialist Elaine Lancaster! David Kingerly, Lori Lynch, Paul Anderson, Benjamin Antipuna and TNT, and Kriston Arrow have donated their time to create a spectacular vision of dreams and nightmares expressed through classic circus arts, including aerial tissu, corde lisse, trapeze and lyra. Elvis, Michael Jackson, hula hoop routines, drag burlesque, Spiderman, contortionists and human animals are all part of a show you’ll never forget.

“Acts of Purpose”
10:30 p.m.
Analisa Velez, 2008 YoungArts winner in Theater/Spoken, presents her original dramatic piece about women who have been sexually assaulted, featuring Ms. Velez, Jasmine Cuesta, and Fiona Thompson.

Amy Alvarado
11:30 p.m.
Amy Alvarado, 2008 YoungArts winner in Voice/Popular, performs an array of jazz standards and songs by contemporary artists in cabaret style, with piano accompaniment.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra
12:30 a.m.
Enjoy a little night music from a chamber group of The Miami Symphony Orchestra, playing selections from its repertoire.

The Dream Engine “Heliosphere”
Two shows: 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Spiraling and spinning and seemingly weightless, an acrobat suspended beneath a giant color-changing helium balloon explores the uncharted space between the beach and the sky.

ROCK THE WORLD featuring DJ Maximus 3000 and Tania Mashay
1:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
A kaleidoscope of pop culture presented as a party rock audio/visual showcase. Every Genre of pop and dance music from New wave, Top 40, Rock, hip hop, Electronica, oldies, and dance music Mixed in Key and Mashed up to create a High octane celebration of life. DJ/Producer and experimental Artist Maximus 3000 VJs a barrage of music videos and highly polished ambient textures of CGI on Plasma screens and projections. At the pinacle of the set, Singer/Songwriter/Diva Tania Mashay joins the celebration performing the dynamic duo’s collaborative productions of synth-pop and original electronic pieces. All this deliciously topped off by theatrical light up LED costumes in sync with the Music, Audience participation and glow products spread throughout the crowd during this ultimate street party.


Whole Foods South Beach Breakfast
6:00 a.m.
Sleepless Night’s been feeding your brain for the past twelve hours – now South Beach’s Whole Foods Market (1020 Alton Road) treats your body to a healthy and nourishing breakfast!

TEQUILA CHICAS (Ocean Drive + 15th Street)

Deaf Poets
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Deaf Poets (Nicolas Espinosa and Sean Wouters) restore your faith in the future of Rock’n’roll.

THE BETSY SOUTH BEACH (1440 Ocean Drive)

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
The Lennon Bus, a state-of-the-art recording studio on wheels, will be parked on the beach in front of the Betsy hotel at 14th Street and Ocean Drive. People of all ages are encouraged to bring images, letters, songs and stories onto the bus, to reflect on the time-less service and sacrifice made by soldiers and their families, to record memories and archive personal photos using the multi-media recording equipment on the Bus. Video of the Lennon Bus “live from the beach” will be streamed for viewers on the Betsy terrace.;

6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Come and meet Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jill Furmanowski, founder of London-based ROCKARCHIVE, and view over fifty compelling images from the world’s finest print archive specializing in rare and iconic rock’n’roll imagery.

CAVALIER HOTEL (1320 Ocean Drive)

Belly Dance
6:00 p.m. – Midnight

Residence DJs
Midnight – 6:00 a.m.

ART DECO WELCOME CENTER (Ocean Drive + 10th Street)

Art Deco Walking Tours
7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The Miami Design Preservation League believes the Art Deco District is a “Living Hands-On Museum” full of architectural and cultural history. They’ll provide 30-minute Art Deco Walking Tours to share histories of some of the area’s most interesting Art Deco landmarks.

Erté: Designs of the Debonair
7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Gabriole Van Bryce, designer and artist, recounts her years working with the international Art Deco icon and Russian aristocrat Erte. On exhibit will be sketches, photos, and a small collection of the Erte couture clothing line.

Bienal Miami + Beach
7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The 16th Annual International Architectural Conference and the International Photography Competition of Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture begins here tonight.
Photography winners will exhibit and present their work at the AIA convention coming to Miami Beach in 2010.

CLEVELANDER (1020 Ocean Drive)

The Sound of Art by Ico Manzanero y Su Revulu
9:00 p.m.
Spanish Fly Tap Sensation Ico Manzanero bares the soul of salsa tap, accompanied by live percussion and DJ.

JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA (301 Washington Avenue)

Free admission to the Museum from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
On view: Judy Chicago: “Jewish Identity” and “48 Jews: What It Means To Be Jewish,” Paintings by Abshalom Jac Lahav, along with selections from the permanent collection.

WOLFSONIAN-FIU (1001 Washington Avenue)

Free admission to the galleries from 6 p.m. until Midnight.
On view: “Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design, 1908 – 1948,” along with
“Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection.”

FLEA Ensemble
6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Florida International University’s Laptop & Electronic Arts (FLEA) Ensemble presents exciting new work and reinterprets classics of the avant-garde by combining hi-fi and lo-fi technologies. Each piece offers new and innovative ways of interacting and performing with technology.

ANGLERS BOUTIQUE RESORT (660 Washington Avenue)

Miami Jazz Project featuring Arthur Barron, with Felix Gomez, Marcel
Salas and Oscar Salas
8:00 p.m. – Midnight
It’s the second time around for Miami Jazz Project, Sleepless Night and the Anglers! Arthur Barron leads this all-star ensemble of South Florida musicians, performing compositions penned by Barron and a repertoire of mainstream jazz and blues. ;


Multicultural Talent Contest
10 p.m. – Midnight
Show off the best of your culture, be it dance, poetry music (vocal or instrumental,) magic, etc. Amateurs and professionals from all countries are welcome, and are encouraged to perform in their native languages. Grand prize is a $500 certificate for group classes!

11:00 p.m.
Colombian Vallenato band Afin-k-o performs live.

KEIRIN CYCLES (235A 9th Street)

Macaframa Screening
8:00 p.m.
San Francisco’s best fixed-gear riders attack the S.F. streets!

80’s Joe’s Home Movies
11:00 p.m.
Joe Staley’s acoustic band playing live in front of the store

“Tron” Screening
Disney’s 1980s classic projected on a 20 x 20 screen
DJ Ryan Evans
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

NIKKI BEACH (Ocean Drive + 1st Street)

What Women Want
10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Enjoy a full-scale runway show, live DJ and complimentary gifts as Nikki Beach launches “What Women Want…Fashion, Sweets and Champagne.” In true Nikki Beach style this event will indulge every woman’s guiltiest pleasures.