Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours

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Explore a dreamlike state of surreal wonder as The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion becomes a world of ethereal awakenings. Experience the iconic downtown venue transformed by DJs, snowfall, multi-media performances, chill lounges, dancing, eye-opening video installations and delightful activities. Dreams have never felt more real.    

>> Enter the The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and float through a wistful curtain of snowfall, illuminated by lighting artist Sohail Najafi with dreamy, soulful tunes from Light in the Attic.

>> See how the Hope Street Lobby is transformed into a surreal world as artist Miwa Matreyek bends and manipulates reality with experiential multi-media shadow performances.

>> Get the dreamy dance party vibes going in Stern Grand Hall with colorful visuals from video artist Kytten Janae, while Tony Watson and Ritesh (Adult Contemporaryand Hugh Herrera (Pacific Beach Vinyl) DJ Back 2 Back sets. 

>> Encounter the sound of live retellings of classic stories (below) as told by storytellers Lauren Campedelli, Alison Elliott, Chuma Gault, and Debbie McMahon as their voices echo through the Tunnel Corridor in a candlelit haunting Victorian atmosphere.

  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
  • A Ghost Story by Mark Twain
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Nightmare Song by Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Anabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
  • The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Juniper Tree by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley
  • The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

>> Witness 3D black light wall-to-wall art installations by Debi Cable in the Founders Room, transforming the space into a neon world of earthly delights as dublab curates the hypnotic sounds of Frankie Reyes, AfterHours, The Space Lady, and DJ Ale Cohen.

>> Visit the Interpretation Booths and call in to live dream readings from experienced interpreters Doreen Calderon, Sungoddess Ashley, and Christine Aprile.

>> Nest in signature Sleepless bean bags and enjoy the visuals all around.

>> View the experimental feature film Dreams that Money Can Buy by surrealist artist Hans Richter. 

>> Experience dreamlike sounds from harpist Xochitl Dercyz amid the pools of light in the Lower Lobby.

>> Umbrella Pop-Ups: Grab a friend and experience sounds of rainy bliss under a personal precipitation device for two by artist Chris Kallmyer, and be inspired to share hopeful dreams for the future with Good Worldwide Inc. (umbrellas will move throughout the event)

Cocktails and small bites available for purchase.

Information and artists subject to change.