Nuit Blanche – Saturday, March 4 to Sunday, March 5, 2017 LiveEvents February 25, 2017 3253 Nuit Blanche celebrates One “Nuit” in 1967! Saturday, March 4 to Sunday, March 5 As one of the most remarkable eras in the history of Montreal, 1967 stands out in our collective memory as the year of the International and Universal Exposition, but also as the symbol of an era of bountiful creativity, a thirst for freedom, and passion in every form. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Expo, as well as the 375th anniversary of Montreal and the 150th birthday of Canada, the Nuit blanche à Montréal invites Montrealers and tourists to relive the excitement and effervescence of that landmark moment in our history for one wild night, with 200 incredibly diverse activities – most of them free. From dance to comedy, film, visual arts, games, sports and literature, with something for every age and taste. With action spread throughout 3 neighbourhoods and 2 poles on the night of March 4 to 5, the city will be rocking as it showcases every facet of its abundant, vibrant creativity, from yesteryear to today! “We are truly proud to launch this 14th edition of the Nuit blanche à Montréal and to witness how this extraordinary event has become one of the essential go-to experiences for festival fans. And with 1967 as the theme of the celebration—a landmark year in Montreal history that everyone dearly remembers or has heard about—this is certain to be the most unifying edition ever!” — Jacques-André Dupont, CEO of L’Équipe Spectra As the epi-centre of all Nuit blanche activities, the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE outdoor site will be jam-packed with action and surprises: on the Place des Festivals, the Place des Arts esplanade, the Promenade des Artistes and Ste. Catherine Street, the spirit of celebration reigns supreme! And to kindle that spirit, opening hours for the site will be extended: from noon to 3 a.m., fans can experience a one-of-a-kind “Nuit.” On the program: the Ferris Wheel, illuminated Curling and tons of other free activities on the outdoor site. *MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE activities, like the Ferris Wheel, illuminated curling, and Milk Family Fun Zone are available throughout the Montréal en Lumière – February 23 to March 11, 2017. The 3rd edition of the Nuit aux flambeaux (Torchlight Procession), presented by Voies culturelles des faubourgs, launches three circuits unveiling the city’s cultural attractions, with guides on hand. A special Nuit blanche 67 party zone And that’s not all: to help celebrate this special night, we’re expanding the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE outdoor site. The frenzy extends all the way to the Parterre (corner St Urbain and De Maisonneuve), where a space designed especially for the occasion will celebrate 1967 and the 50th anniversary of Expo. At 7 p.m., DJ Stefie Shock takes the stage and rocks the turntables to heat up the ambience, before turning things over to Les Vikings, at 9 p.m., for a unique show featuring all the greatest hits from 1967… and there are a ton of them! Light My Fire, Respect, Sunshine of Your Love, Purple Haze… and the list goes on. On the food side, fans can enjoy delights from a pair of food trucks and pop-up bars. Getting around during the Nuit blanche To keep the party going, the Metro will remain open all night long (at regular fare) and a free shuttle service (12 shuttles, 4 routes and 62 stops) will run every 10 to 15 minutes from 8:00 pm to 3:00 am linking all activities and neighbourhoods. Nuit blanche hosts will ride along as guides to offer info on the program. And since there’s nothing ordinary about the Nuit blanche, Les Étoiles du Métro will be on hand to enhance your trip(s). Explore the city and discover new talents, all in one “Nuit”! For more information, including a complete list of activities, events and concerts, visit: www.montrealenlumiere.com Related
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