top picks for sleepless night, miami beach

November 3, 2009 § Leave a comment

After reading the extensive listings of maps, descriptions, and info for the upcoming Sleepless Night, I’ve compiled a list of things I’d like to do and see. What are you planning to go to or see this Saturday?

Here are my top picks:

The Ritz-Carlton, Miami Beach (Zone 3)

1 Lincoln Rd

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.

Art Center (Zone 3)

800 Lincoln Rd

Antonia Wright: “The Nature of Things” performance

8:00 p.m. (in front of the 800 building)

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens (Zone 3)

2000 Convention Center Dr.

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.

Colony Theater (Zone 3)

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.

The Shuttle (various stops) to see

Christopher Flach short films

Shuttle passengers from Sleepless Night 2007 will be thrilled to learn that producer/director Christopher Flach will be back on the small screen 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”

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.

Plunge at the Gansevoort (Zone 2)

Sleepless Night – Rated R

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.

Canal Walk Between Carl Fisher Clubhouse And Convention Center Drive

Frozen Music’s “Canal” (Zone 2)

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.

Convention Center Hall “D”
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.

Wolfsonian-FIU (Zone 4)

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 innovative ways of interacting and performing with technology.

Rhythm Foundation Stage at 21 St (Zone 2)

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.

**to see the complete program, visit **


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