The Nuit Blanche and I were just not meant to be this year 🙁 I missed Paris’ Nuit Blanche on October 6 because I was in Washington, D.C. And I won’t be able to go to the district’s Art All Night this Saturday because I’m in Paris. Figures. Of course, both events are not really comparable… Paris’ Nuit Blanche, enjoys the full support of the city of Paris which means it actually spreads all over the city and can last all night. In Washington, Art All Night is produced by the Downtown BID and is concentrated in just one part of town, in eight venues throughout the Shaw-Penn Quarter area. It ends at 3AM too, so “all night” is kind of a misnomer (to be fair, do you really want to be walking around the streets of Shaw past 3AM? Not really…) The event is free but you still need to register for a ticket online. Here’s a map of the different venues that will be offering free curated cultural experiences during the night of saturday October 20 to Sunday October 21, 2012.