While some of the works in the exhibition “Grand Trouble” (“Big Trouble”) at the Halle Saint Pierre are indeed troubling (I am thinking, for example, of Olivier Estoppey’s frightening concrete sculptures of baying wolves or Marc Prudent’s heartrending photos of people sleeping … Read More
If Paris and Seville went head-to-head and toe-to-toe in a hand-to-hand battle to see which city has more and weirder English shop signs, they would be… How shall I put this? Evenly matched. In a dead heat. Something like that. … Read More
Le Petit Champerret, with its zinc bar and banquettes, has the homey feel of a bistro that has been around for a while and satisfied many a big appetite. Its chef, Marc Fontaine, may be new, but Corsican owner Gérard … Read More
The lake at the Château de Fontainebleau. © Paris Update
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).
La Champenoise festival offers tastings of champagne from 65 producers.
Les Halles du Boulingrin, Reims
The Champs-Elysées Film Festival presents American independent films, French and American short subjects, and premieres attended by cast and crew.
Various locations, Paris
“Some Stupid Bitch Killed Ana Peaceful,” by Anton Bonnici, is an erotic comedy featuring dialogues between four sets of women, inspired by the life of radical feminist Valerie Solanas.
Le Pavé d’Orsay, Paris
The Festival des Cultures Juives presents films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences.
Various locations, Paris
Artists in the Goutte d’Or open 40 studios to the public.
Various locations, Paris.
Futur en Seine festival.
Various locations, Paris and Ile-de-France.
Beginning June 1
The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties featuring electronic music.
Jazz and food by chef Yves Camdeborde at Secours Pop Live, for the benefit of Secours Populaire.
La Petite Halle de la Villette, Paris.
Pretend you are in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie-Antoinette and attend the garden party of Le Bal des Princesses. Period costume mandatory.
Le Pavillon du Lac, Bois de Vincennes.
Through June 31
The Banlieues Bleues festival brings international and French jazz acts to the Paris suburbs.
Through June 30.
The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.
Various locations, Saint Denis.
The features and short subjects entered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris.
Forum des Images, Paris.
Lost in Frenchlation shows Emmanuel Courcol’s Cessez le Feu (Ceasefire), preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50).
Studio 28, Paris.
Various locations, Paris and suburbs.
Through July 19
The Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France brings films and stars to cities in France, including Paris.
We Love Green, with concerts by Justice, Camille and many more.
Bois de Vincennes, Paris.
Through Oct. 21
Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.