What's Happening in Paris This Week

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Through February 4

Winter sales

Official four-week retail sales period.

All over France

January 30

Help the homeless

The people of Paris come together for Nuit de la Solidarité, an annual mass operation to help those sleeping on the city’s streets. Sign-ups are available in all arrondissements.

Various locations, Paris

Through January 21

Cheap films

During the Festival Cinéma Télérama, you can see a selection of last year’s best films for only €3.50 each with the pass available in Télérama magazine or on the Télérama website.

Various cinemas, all over France

January 24-February 1

Drinkathon

Paris Cocktail Week offers master classes, special restaurant menus with cocktail/food pairings and other festivities.

Various venues, Paris

Through March 1

Godard retrospective

Iconic New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard is celebrated through film screenings, discussion groups and lectures. Above: Well-known New Wave film Le Mépris (1963) is among those being screened.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through February 16

Free subtitled French films

My French Film Festival offers frees streaming of French movies.

Online

January 25-February 9

Contemporary art exhibit

Festival Hors Piste returns for its fifteenth year, this edition focusing on the constant stream of images with which we are constantly bombarded in the technological age.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

January 24-March 1

Installation art

Irish artist Sam Keogh shares Knotworld, a unique exhibition about the underbelly of the city.

Centre Culturel Irlandais

Through February 2

Paul Schrader retrospective

The work of another great director, this time hailing from the New Hollywood generation, is brought to light in Dans la Tête de Paul Schrader.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through March 8

World’s Fair architecture

An exhibition at the Musée Roybet Fould, Architectures Éphémères, looks at temporary buildings created for 19th-century World’s Fairs in France.

Courbevoie, Île-de-France

February 14

Valentine’s Ball

Lookahead to Valentine’s Day: don’t miss tickets for the Paramour Le Bal, a charity ball raising funds for AIDS research in Paris’s beautiful Hôtel de Ville.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Through January 25

Alfred Hitchcock retrospective

The master of suspense is celebrated in a two-month-long retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through February 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

January 25

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation screens Notre Dame, directed by Valérie Donzelli.

Club de l’Étoile, Paris