The Nuit Blanche cool factor is so great, other artists can't resist scheduling their own events on the same night.
DRAKE NUIT BLANCHE music by Pigeon Funk, Sutekh, Vincent Lemieux. 10 pm. Free. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042.
EYES ON TORONTO MARATHON The late-night talk show features a marathon edition with comedy and burlesque performers, music by the Adam Faux Exploding Band, host Stephen Eyes and others. 7 pm to 7 am. Free. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. eyesontoronto.ca.
HOOLIGANSHIP: CARTUNE XPREZ The performance art crew presents animated videos and multimedia performances. 9 and 11 pm. Pwyc. CineCycle 129 Spadina (down the lane). 416-656-5577, pdome.org.
NATIONAL FILM BOARD NUIT BLANCHE Make A Scene interactive video and music projections. 6:52 pm to sunrise. Free. NFB Mediatheque, 150 John. scotiabanknuitblanche.ca.
NUIT BLANCHE PARTY Dance party with DJ Cheeba, Jaime Ernesto and Loke. 751, 751 Queen W. 416-992-0828.
NUIT NOIR Live music and DJs with Abe Duque, Metalogic, Tomasso Ferrari, JAP_, Mike Gibbs and Rudee. 10:30 pm to 5 am. $15. Basement, 178 Bathurst. platforment.com/guestlist.
NUIT NOIR Twelve hours of poetry by 12 poets, from dusk to dawn. 7 pm. Free. Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen W. 416-504-4239.
THIS OLD HOUSE CIUT Radio presents a special broadcast featuring Dubmatix, Eric Chenaux, Ryan Driver, NAW, Christine Duncan, Waleed Abdulhamid, iNSiDEaMiND and more. 7 am to 7 pm. Free. 91 St George. ciut.fm.