what to do Montreal Nuit Blanche

Here’s what’s good at Nuit Blanche 2017

Our highlights of the biggest one-day multidisciplinary art event and late-night party of the year.

Work by Eddy Firmin

Belgo Building

The Belgo Building’s urban dance studio Diss Tortion holds an open house, inviting people to try out dance classes, fitness workshops (1–6 p.m.) and breakdance workshops (7–8 p.m.), followed by dance battles (9:30 p.m.–1 a.m.) — 2 vs. 2 bboying and 1 vs. 1 freestyle. 372 Ste-Catherine W. #124, 1 p.m.–1 a.m., $2

See the magic realist paintings of Kristal Kordich-Crandall, as well as work by Michel L. and Michael Tahina Randrianavony, at the Belgo Building’s Luz Gallery. 372 Ste-Catherine W. #418, 6:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., free

Check out Studio 303’s Retro Exotic Videodance, an audiovisual trip of exciting sights and sounds. Bonuses: beer and popcorn. 372 Ste-Catherine W. #303, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., free

Collage collective CTRL+V and Ymuno Exhibitions are hosting the Rock Paper Scissors Collage Party (materials provided) with an art exhibition and ’60s rock n’ roll on the side. 372 Ste-Catherine W. #530, 8 p.m.–1 a.m., free, all ages

See the striking work of Caribbean artist Eddy Firmin, who’ll be performing alongside his exhibition Selfportrait or the Wanderings of the Birds (9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.) at Galerie Dominique Bouffard. 372 Ste-Catherine W. #508, 9 p.m.–1 a.m.

Downtown East (& the Village)

Lumiere Noire Nuit Blanche
Lumière Noire

Souvenirs and beer of Czechoslovak Inspiration

Czech-inspired brew pub Amère à boire is exhibiting photos that document Expo 67’s Czechoslovakia Pavilion and serving a beer similar to the one served at Expo. 2049 St-Denis, 6 p.m.–2:30 p.m., free

Under Pressure x Tap Water Jam

The Under Pressure graffiti convention and hip hop festival is throwing a Nuit Blanche dance party at l’Espace Sans Luxe, with house, disco and funk care of DJs Kris Guilty, Stram and 2GZ and performances by the Tap Water Jam dancers (after 11 p.m.), live painting by Adida Fallen Angel, an exhibition of art on vinyl (Pimp Ton Vinyle) by 30 Canadian and international artists and house dancing workshops (7-7:30 p.m., 9-9:30 p.m.). 1838 Amherst, 7 p.m.–3 a.m., free

Lumière Noire

Part dance party with over a dozen DJs and VJs, part fluorescent-light art show incorporating mirrors and video on giant screens (meant, this year, to reproduce Expo 67’s Kaleidoscope Pavilion), Lumière Noire at Bain Mathieu is always a hotspot for revelry and eye candy. 2915 Ontario E., 9 p.m.–8 a.m., $20

RVCQ closing party, “la nuit qui fesse”

Get an eyeful of retro Québécois kink at the grand finale of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois film fest, happening at the Cinémathèque québécoise.  335 de Maisonneuve E., 9:30 p.m.–3 a.m., free

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