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Nuit Blanche is a free all-night visual arts party held as part of Culture Days Manitoba. On Oct. 1 the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as well as several more venues across downtown, will open its doors for a celebration that lasts well into the next morning.

1. Two free public exhibition openingsWilliam Kurelek: The Messenger and Precise: Craft and Refined, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (WAG)

2. Mike’s Bloody Saturday documentary premiere — composer/producer Danny Schur presents the General Strike documentary Mike’s Bloody Saturday, screened at the very location of “Bloody Saturday” (City Hall courtyard)

3. WCD’s Nuit Blanche Variety Show — Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers present a rotating variety show featuring dance, music and spoken words in a cabaret setting, start times at 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Crocus Building)

4. White Noise documentary premiere — directed by Randy Frykas, White Noise explores Winnipeg’s fifteen-year fascination with the ghost of the Winnipeg Jets and the team’s inspiring return, 8-9 p.m. (Creswin Media Panel)

5. Live performance from the WSO string quartet — 11:30 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. (WAG)

6. ARTcadia — a collection of works by artists, hackers, musicians and game developers from Winnipeg and across Canada. Play games and dance all night to chiptune DJs, 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. (WAG)

7. Gearshifting Performance Works — Landscape Synergy, a modern dance piece choreographed especially for Nuit Blanche by Jolene Bailie, 9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. & 12 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. (WAG)

8. Live music at Old Market Square — bands Aceta, Amuse, Vela and Bel-Air all provide special Nuit Blanche performances, 8:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Old Market Square)

9. Closing party for Guy Maddin’s Hauntings 1 — a multi-screen video installation that presents to ghosts of cinema past in a séance like setting, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. (PLATFORM Gallery)

10. Sixties party at the Manitoba Museum — live jazz bands, vintage décor and a mocktail bar. Dress up in sixties chic and sign up for a special themed tour every 45 minutes, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. (Manitoba Museum)