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October 19, 2009

Just for Kids and the Young at Heart

-- Sleepless Night Miami Beach has Events for the Whole Family --

Miami Beach, FL -- Kids of all ages will find plenty to see, do and experience during
Audi’s Sleepless Night Miami Beach. For the little ones there are hands-on art activities,
parades with costumed characters, puppet shows and the unforgettable Titanic Slide.
Aspiring teenaged poets, musicians and dancers can see inspiring performances by
their peers. And the whole family will marvel at the 7:00 p.m. performance of The Dream
Engine’s “Heliosphere” – a trapeze artist suspended from a giant helium balloon flying
high above Ocean Drive.

The Audi Sleepless Night, Miami Beach’s free, 13-hour, dusk-til-dawn, citywide
celebration of the arts begins at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Sleepless Night
offers unforgettable arts and entertainment experiences for all tastes and all ages, all
night long, all for free. Here are just a few of the dozens of events recommended for
children and families:


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.”spanglishwrangler.com

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. canoart.com

Musical Miracles “In the Heights”

Two shows: 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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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. artformz.net

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.

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

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.


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!

COLONY THEATRE (Limited seating – first come, first served)

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. tweaksters.com


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

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the Euclid Oval Stage. There will be live drumming and kids can march along with their
favorite characters. theplaygroundtheater.com

Tigertail’s WORDSPEAK Teen Poetry Team

7:00 p.m. – 7:45.p.m at DWR


Beach High Rock Ensemble

6:00 p.m.
For 37 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. rockensemble.com

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. ccemiami.org

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. thedreamengine.co.uk

Sleepless Night offers free museum admissions, indoor and outdoor art installations and
performances, architectural tours, dance (and dancing,) theater, music, film, slam poetry,
fashion shows, acrobatics, comedy and other cultural offerings, all presented without
admission charge at over 80 different venues spread throughout the city and the 13-hour
night. Free shuttle buses with onboard arts programming connect the various zones of
activity and remote parking for the duration of the event.

The last Sleepless Night (2007) presented more than 130 arts and entertainment events
to over 100,000 residents and visitors of all ages. “It was the best multi-genre arts event
I’ve ever enjoyed here in South Florida – in over three decades!” said Ed Bell, producer
and host of WLRN 91.3FM’s “South Florida Arts Beat.” “Sleepless Night will prove to be
South Florida’s premiere annual arts extravaganza.”

The full program is available online at www.sleeplessnight.org, and will be available in

printed form at locations throughout the Greater Miami area on October 26.


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tropical, historic community.