Sleepless Night this Saturday... 11/7/2009

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Last year was the first year Sleepless Night took over Miami Beach.
It was a fun time to explore Miami Beach (from South Beach to Normandy Isles),
all events were free, organized, and free transportation was provided back and forth!

I'm happy that the City of Miami Beach is continuing this night as it's a great time to come out with your friends, family (kids can come too) and lovers, and see what our city has to offer.

As of now, here is the schedule

From 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009, until 7:00 a.m. the next morning, Miami Beach will stay up all night with more than 150 free arts and entertainment events presented at 80 different locations throughout the city. Over 100,000 people of all ages will enjoy free museum admissions, indoor and outdoor art installations and performances, architectural tours, dance (and dancing,) theater, music, slam poetry, film, video, fashion, acrobatics, comedy and more, including several unique collaborations and South Florida and world premieres.

The City of Miami Beach collaborates with every cultural institution in the city, and with numerous other organizations, businesses and individuals to ensure that Audi Sleepless Night includes all aspects and points of view of what we collectively call “the arts.” Free shuttle buses with onboard arts programming connect the four zones of activity and remote parking for the full 13-hour night.

1.SLEEPLESS NIGHT is FREE. Audiences of every socioeconomic level are able to share the experience more than 130 free events covering the entire spectrum of arts and entertainment.

2. SLEEPLESS NIGHT is HUGE. Our inaugural event drew over 100,000 people, two-and-a-half times the number of attendees at Art Basel or Wine & Food, and we are expecting more than double that at SLEEPLESS NIGHT this year.

3. SLEEPLESS NIGHT is CITYWIDE. Our goal of bringing ALL the arts to ALL the people means intensive programming in all of the diverse neighborhoods of Miami Beach. Free shuttle buses (with onboard movies and performance artists) run from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

4. SLEEPLESS NIGHT is COLLABORATIVE. The City of Miami Beach partners with EVERY cultural institution in the City (each with its own extensive membership outreach and networking program), as well as with private businesses and individuals, to ensure maximum participation and exposure.

5.SLEEPLESS NIGHT appeals to the ENTIRE FAMILY. There are performances and exhibitions for every possible audience, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.