Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours - Disco Lives

Boogie all night at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on April 6 & 7, 2018

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Tickets are now on sale for "Disco Lives," an unprecedented two-night edition of Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours, taking place 11:30pm - 3am on Friday and Saturday, April 6 & 7. The Music Center’s historic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be transformed into a Disco wonderland of gold and mirrors.

Flashback to the scene and the music that fueled the late night experiences of party-goers with pulsating beats, ecstatic dancing and indulgent fashion. Experience the evolution of Disco from its underground club roots and the cultural explosion of the late 1970s to its ongoing influence on current dance music and aesthetics.

Disco Lives lineup

Kim Manning rollerskating in an LED suit
Photo courtesy of Kim Manning, Facebook

On Friday night, rub shoulders with rollerskaters Indy Jamma Jones, Kim Manning and Estro Jen as they transform the lobby into a roller disco set to a mixtape by dublab’s Daniel T blasting from an original Lasonic boombox.

View iconic Disco images from the '70s and rare glimpses of underground club culture with enveloping, large-scale projections by Love Injection.

At the Sleepless Underground Garage, dance to obscure gems from corners of the Disco universe such as Latin, Cosmic, Italo and Gospel Disco. Dublab brings Nicky Siano [Friday night], Dirty Dave, Bianca Lewis and Greg Belson [Saturday night], spinning classic sounds of the '70s to current tracks that keep Disco alive.

Invertigo Dance Theatre performing at "Disco Lives"
"Disco Lives" | Photo courtesy of Invertigo Dance Theatre

Encounter pop-up dance happenings by Invertigo Dance Theatre, dropping a touch of Disco magic into the present.

Immerse yourself in Disco culture at the Grand Cinema Salon, featuring rare trailers and seldom-seen clips curated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences along with screenings of full-length, Disco-inspired films. On Friday night, get down with Saturday Night Fever, and on Saturday, go on a journey of self-discovery with Daft Punk’s Electroma.

Catch your reflection in Light Leaks, a larger-than-life mirror-ball installation by artists Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan.

Put on your best Disco face at the Before the Disco makeup stations where professional makeup artists dole out the glitter and glam.

Take a piece of the disco home with a personalized mini-disco ball [Friday night] or Spirograph art [Saturday night] from workshops led by artist Peggy Hasegawa. Tinker with vintage typewriters and create a typed memento with exercises guided by writer/poet Brian Sonia-Wallace and Linda Ravenswood of Melrose Poetry Bureau.

Experience live Disco music! Luxxury, Secret Circuit and Heidi Lawden [Friday night]; and De Lux, Project Sandro and Arman Nafeei [Saturday night] DJ and play live sets at the Sleepless version of Studio 54. Boogie to the sounds of Disco from its halcyon days to its evolution into Funk, Pop and EDM, curated by dublab.

On Friday night, head to the 5th floor where Stephen Galloway curates the Sleepless After Dark Penthouse Lounge featuring performances by cast members of the documentary A Werk of Art by director Abel Soto, Stephen Galloway's Disco Dance Revue, a fashion installation courtesy of Cameron Silver of Decades and Special Guest DJ Lady Bunny.

Jump into the deep end of Disco with cosmic and experimental pre-recorded mixes by dublab's Cooper Saver and Jen Ferrer [Friday night] and Daddy Differently and Pinchy Don [Saturday night].

Enjoy lighting by Sohail E. Najafil of Stories Illuminated, art direction by Katie Byron, sound design by Alejandro Cohen of dublab and projections by Michael Ohsann.

Cocktails and small bites will be available for purchase. Disco-inspired cocktails curated by Disco Dining Club.

General Admission presale tickets are $20. If available, tickets at the door will be $30. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit musiccenter.org/sleepless.