It’s no secret that Montréal en Lumière’s annual Nuit blanche is a staple cultural event in the city.
Thankfully, the organizers have made sure to bring the party online with a variety of interesting activities to do after hours (of the curfew).
The 18th edition of Nuit blanche starts on March 13 at 8 am with a 24-hour online screening of short films presented by the Festival du nouveau cinéma. Throughout the night, Cinéma du parc and the Nouveau Palais, among other organizations, will be screening selected films that explore different themes.
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The rest of the programming begins at 4 pm, with activities like the Montreal Casino’s 24 hours of vinyl, a musical marathon that showcases some of the best local DJs.
Montréal en Lumière is especially looking to showcase multidisciplinary activities. The Nuit blanche cabaret, for instance, presents musical, visual, and performance artists throughout the night. Circus Strokes, a virtual show organized by ESPACIO MÉXICO and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Montreal, will display a multimedia performance inspired by Mexican poets, musicians, and more.
Though it would be nice to be able to explore the city in person, the organizers have made sure to include a diversity of artistic events, like those by the MAC and the Festival Art Souterrain, to make sure to keep things entertaining.
Other highlights of the night include a virtual tour of McGill’s “secret art museum” to discover the chemistry behind many forms of art; a virtual 3D escape game organized by the Pointe-à-Callière museum and A/MAZE Montreal; and a visit of Manuel Mathieu’s “Survivance” exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
You can check out the rest of the program here.