Montreal: Nuit Blanche Preview

Nearly a week of the Montreal Highlights Festival has passed, yet you’re still hibernating? Good work. You might just have enough energy for Nuit Blanche, Saturday’s all-night art smorgasbord. Here’s a roundup of some of the evening’s many, many outrageous offerings.

Circus, hold the freaks: Paris’s famed Worldwide Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow has been contorting, juggling and tightrope-walking for 30 years, before Cirque du Soleil was even a twinkle in Guy Laliberté’s eye. 2, 5 and 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. nightly until Saturday), La TOHU, 2345 Jarry St. E., $29.75 – $39.

Underground art: Head underground to Art Souterrain, which features the videos, photography, installations and performances of 80 artists, stretching nearly three kilometres of (heated!) underground tunnels connecting Les Ailes to Palais des Congres. 6 p.m. – 5 a.m., free.

Love, not sex: Bring the kids to Cinema L’Amour, which gets respectable with a presentation on the 94-year-old venue’s history and then a screening of L’Amour in the Night, an award-winning doc on the theatre. 12 a.m., 4015 St-Laurent Blvd., free.

Perform Art: Burn some booze off at an outdoor ultimate Frisbee game, a performance art piece in which you will perform. Or hit up some urban snowboarding at Zone 514, an extensive freestyle park. Frisbee, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., 4777 Pierre-de-Coubertin Ave., free; Snowboarding, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., Parc Jean-Drapeau, $10.

Image courtesy of Canuck Nurse on Flickr.
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