So, Nuit Blanche is obviously going to absorb lots of art-tention this weekend, but there’s more going on then dawn-til-dusk overdosing on amazing installations and performance art. Below, everything you won’t need to chug a Redbull for.

Oct 1, 7 pm. Mark Kingwell on Glenn Gould @ Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay W. A writer on philosophy, design, and architecture, Kingwell’s new book focuses on Canada’s most well-known classical musician. Kingwell will discuss Gould as a philosopher who followed his own ideas. $6.

Oct 1, 9 pm. 80s Glam with I Miss You Vintage @ The Drake Cafe, 1150 Queen St. W. The latest addition of Make Sale wants you to channel the new wave.

Oct 2, 7 pm. Queen Mab Trio meets Barnyard Drama @ The Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. Two musical collectives meet for playtime-intriguing. $15.

Oct 2, 9 pm. Capture the Flag Toronto @ King St. W. & Bay St. The city is your urban playground in this massive game of Capture the Flag.

Oct 3, 4 pm. 2nd Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off @ Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queen’s Quay W.

Oct 3-10, 7 pm. The Side Show @ 2ndHalf Gallery, 250 Queen St. W. A spirited show of carnival curiosities, featuring one of our favourite artists, Wendy Ding.

Oct. 4, 8 pm. Viral 3.0 @ Bread and Circus, 299 Augusta Ave. A live sketch and comedy show from these fine ladies: $12