Forming a gay performing arts festival might sound like bringing sand to the beach isnt every performing arts festival gay? but thats exactly what Out in the Tropics aims to do for Miami. To whet our appetites, theyll host a buffet of performances called A Taste of Out in the Tropics at the Colony Theatre, headlined by the all-lesbian rock group BETTY. Kicking off the night at 10 will be gender-bending illusionist Adora, followed by an assortment of mixed-media performance, drag, and the Miami Gay Mens Chorus. And no Sleepless Night would be complete without a road race in pajamas. Show up at Lummus Park (Ocean Drive and Eighth Street) in your most aerodynamic lingerie (footie PJs are probably not a good idea) at 6 p.m. for the Chipotle Pajama Run. The one-mile race is free to watch and free to enter; just pre-register at runmiami.com.
For more information about the rest of the Sleepless Night festivities, visit sleeplessnight.org.
Sat., Nov. 7, 6 p.m., 2009