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).

June 22-24

Outdoor films

Films sous les Etoiles offers free films in the park.

Parc de Saint Cloud

June 25-28

Cheap Cinema

See first-run films for for €4 in participating cinemas during the Fête du Cinéma.

Various locations, Paris

June 19-June 25

Virtuoso pianists

The Amateurs Virtuoses festival gives brilliant amateurs a chance to strut their stuff, with concerts and master classes.

Various locations, Paris

June 24

Gay Pride

LGBT in the streets. The parade starts at 2pm at Place de la Concorde and ends on Place de la République, where a concert will be held until 10pm.

Paris

June 21

Summer Solstice festival

The Fête de la Musique brings free music, good and bad, into the streets of Paris and now the world.

Various locations, Paris

June 17-July 30

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).

Parc Floral, Paris

June 23-25

Rock for AIDS

Book now for the three-day AIDS-benefit rock festival Solidays, with everyone from The Prodigy to Toots and the Maytals.

Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris

June 1-July 1

Multidisciplinary music festival

Festival ManiFeste “explores the dream of synesthesia, or… the musician’s gaze that—from Scriabine to the young composers of today—is mobilized via a visual experience.”

Ircam, Paris

June 17-20

Dance-hall jazz in the flea market

The Festival Jazz Musette des Puces attracts some top talents. Free concert on June 10.

Various locations in the Saint-Ouen flea market

June 22-25

Street art festival

The Festival Et 20 l’Été livens up the street of the 20th arrondissement.

Various locations, Paris

June 18-July 14

Chopin a go go

Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with master’s piano music.

Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne

June 15-22

Franco-American film festival

The Champs-Elysées Film Festival presents American independent films, French and American short subjects, and premieres attended by cast and crew.

Various locations, Paris

June 6-26

Jewish cultural festival

The Festival des Cultures Juives presents films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Various locations, Paris

Beginning June 1

Summer House

The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties featuring electronic music.

Paris

Through June 31

Suburban Blues

The Banlieues Bleues festival brings international and French jazz acts to the Paris suburbs.

Various locations

Through June 30

Classical music festival

The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.

Various locations, Saint Denis

June 16

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Jacques Doillon’s Rodin, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50) and followed by a Q&A with the director.

Studio 28, Paris

June 7-17

Festival of short films

Côté Court.

Various locations, Paris and suburbs

Through July 19

Chinese cinema

The Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France brings films and stars to cities in France, including Paris.

Various locations

Through Oct. 21

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.

Various locations