What's Happening in Paris This Week

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July 22 & 29

Paris Update humor columnist David Jaggard performs standup comedy for the WTF Paris event.

SoGymnase Comedy Club, Paris

July 25

Paris Update humor columnist David Jaggard performs standup comedy for the Comedy Square event.

Paname Art Café, Paris

July 20-August 20

Open-air cinema

Cinema en Plein Air is back with a food theme featuring such films as Abdellatif Kechiche’s La Graine et le Mulet, Yasujirô Ozu’s The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast and Brad Bird’s Ratatouille. Free admission.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

Friday evenings, July 21-August 18

More free outdoor films

Ciné Quartier 13 shows movies in the parks of the 13th arrondissement on Friday evenings.

Various locations, Paris

Through August 5

International performances

The Festival Paris l’Été presents music, dance, theater and more from around the world.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 30

Clubbing on the “beach”

Outdoor concerts and DJs nightly at the La Plage de Glaz’Art.

Glaz’Art, Paris.

June 21-23

World of reggae

The Village Rasta is a free fair with food and crafts during the day, with concerts in the evening.

Cabaret Sauvage, Paris

Through July 22

Young musical talents

The Festival Européen Jeunes Talents gives promising young classical, jazz and contemporary musicians from all over Europe a chance to perform in Paris.

Archives Nationales, Paris

 


Through September 27

Entertainment for kids

The Festival les Pestacles presents concerts and other entertainment for children age five and up.

Parc Floral, Paris

Through July 22

American dance

The Aivin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Paris for Les Etés de la Danse.

Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

Through September 21

Summer garden

For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden and opens its rooftop terraces to the public for the first time.

Musée du Quai Branly

Weekends in July and August

Summer fun on the canal

The Été du Canal festival offers heme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars.

Canal de l’Ourcq

Through August 8

Bargains galore

The official retail sales period in Paris.

Paris stores

July 21

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Cédric Klapisch’s Ce Qui Nous Lie, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50).

Studio 28, Paris

Through July 30

Outdoor jazz

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

Parc Floral, Paris

Beginning June 1

Summer House

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

Paris

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