Nuit Blanche 2023

A dazzling celebration of artistic expression

September 23, 2023

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Many people stand between two intricately patterned joined mirrors that reflect green lights and a throng of onlookers. Partially obscured.

Photo: Sam Javanrouh

Event details

At the Museum

For the first time, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will serve as a venue for Nuit Blanche Winnipeg in partnership with Culture Days Manitoba.

Featured programming at the CMHR will include an installation by Montreal artist Caroline Monnet, interactive performances with Savant Flaneur, and six stellar musicians performing in partnership with Manitoba Music while projections by Julie Gendron of Manufacturing Entertainment play.

The Nuit Blanche trolley will stop right in front of the Museum. Visitors can take advantage of lounge seating and bar service in Buhler Hall while enjoying the work of diverse artists and musicians.

The CMHR will welcome community to share in this amazing event from 6 p.m.–12:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23rd. The event is free and open to all. Drinks (cash bar) and snacks will be available for purchase. 

Boreal Bistro will serve a Nuit Blanche menu and the Boutique will be open from 6–9 p.m.

Volunteers will be on hand to help those who need accessibility support.

Join us for this important cultural event as we celebrate artistic expression.

Five people stand in front of intricately patterned joined mirrors that reflect green lights and a throng of onlookers.
Synapses. Photo: Sam Javanrouh.

Installation: "Synapses"

Caroline Monnet’s "Synapses" will be installed outside the Museum’s Group Entrance, where visitors can start their journey. Inspired by tree roots, “Synapses” uses light, sound and intricately textured mirrors to explore how universal modes of communication can bridge divides. The piece is coming from Toronto, where it dazzled at Nuit Blanche 2022, and will be built at the Museum by Joe Kalturnyk.

Installation: Savant Flaneur's Ludochroma

Savant Flaneur (with Alex Milevic) will place multiple classical musicians at the Main Entrance of the CMHR as visitors leave the Museum. By controlling the lights, visitors can create harmonious interactions between performers, audience and place.

Installation: Manitoba Music and Manufacturing Entertainment

Offered in partnership with Manitoba Music and Manufacturing Entertainment, this feast in Buhler Hall will pair six stellar independent musicians (see details below) with Julie Gendron’s mesmerizing projections overlaying the stage. Visitors can take advantage of casual seating and bar service as they watch and listen.


Tiana Garcia and Megumi Kimata sit smiling in front of a red rose bush. Garcia has long fuchsia hair and pink sunglasses. Kimata is dark-haired and wears round glasses and a hat.
French Class.

6:00 p.m. French Class

French Class is an electronic dance pop project led by Megumi Kimata, a beat maker based in Winnipeg. French Class makes you want to put on fresh sneakers, grab your friends and get on the dance floor. Megumi works in collaboration with Tiana Garcia on vocals. Their new single “Dance!” is out now.

Veronica Blackhawk, a young Anishinaabe person with long dark hair and round glasses, is wearing a red corduroy jacket.

7:00 p.m. Tinge

Winnipeg’s Tinge – led by Anishinaabe singer‐songwriter Veronica Blackhawk and featuring Jordan Tait on bass and Lincoln Brown on drums – delivers raw, sorrowful and catchy indie rock tunes. Blackhawk’s songs are inspired by a turbulent time growing up and a love of storytelling. Tinge’s debut EP Big Deep Sigh is now available.

Alpha Toshineza, a Black man wearing a toque, round glasses and an intense expression, stands in a room full of tropical plants.
Alpha Toshineza.

8:00 p.m. Alpha Toshineza

Alpha Toshineza is the award‐winning ambassador for French hiphop in Manitoba. His poetry explores the mysteries of God, our broken humanity, social justice and the beautiful grime of our city. Born and raised in Luxembourg, Alpha has built a solid resume of releases (mixtapes, EPs and albums) and studio recordings with different artists in different genres (from Boom bap to Afrobeat). His performance will include new tracks.

Melody McKiver, Anishinaabe, porte un chemisier noir transparent sur un débardeur arc-en-ciel, du rouge à lèvres noir et une expression intense. Iel se penche vers l’avant, ses cheveux noirs en deux tresses, avec un carré de tissu brodé porté en bandoulière sur une lanière perlée.
Melody McKiver. Photo: Pattit Tyrell.

9:00 p.m. Melody McKiver

Melody McKiver’s work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. A proud member of Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation, Melody is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Music (tenure‐track) with the Desaultels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and a member of the Mizi'iwe Aana Kwat (LGBTQ2S+ Council) within the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3. In 2020, they received the Canada Council's Robert Flaming Prize for an exceptionally talented young Canadian composer.

Deux jeunes femmes blanches se tiennent debout, les mains dans les poches, dans l’eau de fonte d’un tas de neige sale. Leurs expressions et leurs postures sont très décontractées.
À La Mode.

10:00 p.m. À La Mode

Singer‐songwriter‐producer Domo Lemoine’s whimsical songs and plainspoken lyrics twist and turn like the tail of a fluttering kite in a prairie sky. Since 2013, À La Mode has been delivering plainspoken lyrics, ear catching synths and Ava Glendinning’s diaphanous guitar. Their newest EP Diversions will be out in late summer.

Zuki, un jeune Noir portant un blazer doré, travaille comme platiniste entouré de matériel audio.

11:00 p.m. Zuki

This DJ with eclectic musical taste inspired by his travels will take you on a musical journey and get you moving. A frequent collaborator with Winnipeg artists and weekly residencies at Winnipeg’s go‐to music venues, Zuki’s playlists, mixes and remixes have racked up thousands of plays. “It’s simple, I’m here to make you feel something,” Zuki says.