Saturday, Feb. 28

* Our top 6 picks for Nuit Blanche!
* Nuit Noire shows
* Off-Nuit Blanche art events

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Off the Nuit Blanche track, local music-icon wheat paste artist Miss Me launches a new exhibit, Saints of Soul: Beauty Through Hardship, at Fresh Paint Gallery’s new satellite space. 256 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., free

Now for Nuit Blanche. To see our full round-up of 44 recommendations (out of 200+ events), click here.

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presents a “cine-concert,” screening Alejandro Jodorowsky’s twisted psychedelic classic The Holy Mountain, with 12 singers and musicians playing live music, composed and conducted by Will Eizlini. Also on the program: Klardrøm improvises over short films by Stan Brakhage, Ouananiche plays over Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Amer and Beyond the Eraserhead, a mash-up of the David Lynch film and work by Panos Cosmatos. NOMAD Nation (129 Van Horne), 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m., free 

The Phi Centre and the team here at Cult MTL has concocted what promises to be a sick party: La Nuit Tribe. Ottawa beatmakers A Tribe Called Red, local act AfrotroniX and Arthur NOM DE PLUME Comeau (formerly of Radio Radio) will perform live and DJ, artists Red Bandit and Swarm will exhibit their work and create new pieces live and Mile Ex restaurant Manitoba and Henessy cognac will provide food and drink. (Please note that the screening of Rhymes for Young Ghouls at 7 p.m. is sold out/reserved.) 407 St-Pierre, party 9 p.m.–3 a.m., free, limited capacity

Acclaimed local music website Music Is My Sanctuary presents 24 Hours of Vinyl, the marathon DJ session that’s become a local tradition and an international treat. Check the DJ line-up here. Le Bleury Bar à Vinyle (2109 Bleury), 7 p.m. (Saturday) to 7 p.m. (Sunday)

A couple of months ahead of their spring festival, MUTEK brings on the beats with DJs and live performers Woulg, CMD, Adam Feingold, Drol., Kenny Larkin, Kevin Saunderson, Kevin McPhee. Espace Réunion (6610 Hutchison), 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., free before 2:30 a.m./$10

The Cinémathèque québécoise celebrates the early work of one of Canada’s top directors with Cronenberg PQ, a program of the three films Cronenberg shot in Montreal: Shivers, Rabid and Scanners (in that order). While you’re on the premises, check out the Cinégrafismo movie poster exhibition and Laurent Gascon mural. 335 de Maisonneuve E., 10:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m., free

Also at the Cinemathèque, the closing party for the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois film fest doubles as a second anniversary bash for Lisbon Lux Records, featuring the launch of a new record by electro-pop group le Couleur. 335 de Maisonneuve  E., 11 p.m.-3 a.m., free

For more visual-art events and full gallery and museum listings, click here.

For off Nuit Blanche show recommendations (Nuit Noire and more), see our column Hammer of the Mods here.
Check out our complete listings for more concert, nightclub, theatre, comedy and art events.