There Are Over 100 Events to Choose From in the All-Night Celebration
By Kayla Buehler
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is back for its seventh year this Saturday, Sept. 30. Over 100 events hosted by local artists, galleries and organizations will be going on throughout the city, some until as late as 4 a.m. Admission to all events is free.
With so many events to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go, so here’s The Projector’s top five picks for Nuit Blanche 2017.
1. Malcolm-Jay Album Release Party
10 p.m. Albert Street Cocktail, 91 Albert St.
Malcolm-Jay is releasing his new album “The Enemy Within” with a live performance with his band and other local artists who collaborated on the album. The evening also features an opening performance by R&B singer Cisha and local artist and painter, Josiah Koppanyi, will be displaying his latest paintings throughout the venue.
“It’s going to be a busy night,” said Malcolm Jay. “So, I want to make it like an after-party”
2. The Winnipeg Trolley Company
6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The big orange trolley will be making nine stops around Nuit Blanche for patrons to hop on and off as they please for free. The Exile Brass Band will play on the Trolley from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m. The trolley will circulate every 45 minutes.
3. DANCE WITH GENIE @ NUIT BLANCHE
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Cube, 124 King St.
A fun hip hop dance class for all ages hosted by local dancer GeNie Baffoe. No experience or previous training necessary. Learn some new dance moves.
4. Light/Sound at Forth
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Forth Projects, 171 McDermot Ave
All four levels of Forth will be exhibiting video and film installations. Visitors can explore the front patio, lower level, main floor and the rooftop. Featured installations include Music for Lines and Dots by Aaron Zeghers, Voyage into the Depths of the Cheese Nip by Ryan Steel, and Bison on the Horizon by James Culleton and Michael Koch-Schulte.
5. Neon Graveyard
6 p.m. –1 a.m. Neon Factory, 594 Main St.
Check out the huge neon sign collection, view the photography of Allison Slessor, learn neon restoration techniques, and stick around for the punk show including local acts Yer Mum, Sawchuk, and Satanic Rights.
Joy Balmana, Communications and Events Coordinator for Culture Days Manitoba said it’s important to “stop, take a look around, and make friends.”
All designated locations will be marked with the Nuit Blanche Winnipeg Owl stenciled onto the sidewalk. If you’re still not sure where to go,volunteers in hot pink shirts will be happy to give you a hand.
You can find program guides in some Winnipeg businesses, or go to nuitblanchewinnipeg.ca for more information.