Take the way, way back machine and step into a disco inferno. On Friday and Saturday night, The Music Center will transform into a multi-sensory disco wonderland. “Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours” invites Angelenos to relive the days of disco and experience the genre’s evolution from cultural explosion of the 70s to disco’s influence on current dance music and aesthetics.
“In general, there has been a resurgence of disco over the past couple of years and The Music Center has been looking to respond to the demand for the 1970s scene,” said Lisa Ducore, director of public relations at The Music Center.
Groovy beats, ecstatic dancing and indulgent fashion of the 70s will serve as the backdrop for larger-than-life art installations; screenings of full-length, disco-inspired films; a Studio 54-inspired discotheque; and access to the Pavilion’s private rooms.
Enjoy a disco revue curated by Stephen Galloway, complete with professional drag performances and music by DJ Lady Bunny on Friday night, a larger-than-life mirror-ball installation by artists Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, pop-up dance happenings by Invertigo Dance Theatre and much more.
“Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is the perfect event to celebrate disco as it provides an immersive multi-sensory experience where Angelenos can not only enjoy the music of the genre, but also celebrate the fashion, style and movies from that period,” Ducore said.
Sleepless will take place on Friday, April 6 at 11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7 at 3 a.m. and on Saturday, April 7 at 11:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 8 at 3 a.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; online at musiccenter.org/sleepless or $30 at the door.
The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is located at 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, convenient to the Red Line Civic Center Metro Station. Parking is available in the lot under The Music Center for $5.00 after 8:00 p.m.