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).

March 24

Guns begone

The international March for Our Lives protest calling on U.S. lawmakers to pass common-sense gun safety legislation will take place in Paris on March 24 at 2:30pm. A pre-rally Day of Action will be held at the American Church in Paris on March 22 at 7pm to register Americans to vote, hear from gun control activists, write to legislators, and make posters for the march.

Place du Trocadéro, Paris

March 24-25

Happy birthday, La Villette

Paris’s largest park, on the site of the former slaughterhouses, celebrates its 35th anniversary with exhibitions, performances, architectural tours and more.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

March 22-25

Art fair

Drawing Now focuses on contemporary drawing. Above: “Nursey Figurines,” by Cat Roissetter/The Cob Gallery.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

March 23-25

Contemporary drawing fair

Ddessin presents 20 galleries featuring the work of young artists.

Atelier Richelieu, Paris

March 21-26

Drawing fair

The Salon du Dessin presents 39 top galleries specializing in Old Master, modern and contemporary drawings.

Palais Brongniart, Paris

March 28

Kinetic art auction

Art director, fashion-world figure and designer Alexandre de Betak‘s collection of kinetic art and design goes under the hammer. Exhibition: March 22-28.

Piasa, Paris

Through April 13

Suburban jazz festival

Banlieues Bleues brings major jazz acts to the northern suburbs of Paris

Various locations, Seine-Saint-Denis

Through April 14

“Transdisciplinary” festival

Étrange Cargo presents original contemporary performances.

Ménagerie de Verre, Paris

Through April 1

European film festival

L’Europe autour de l’Europe screens rarely seen European art films by the likes of Estonian director Jaak Kilmi and Lithuanian Audrius Stonys.

Various venues, Paris

March 23-April 1

International documentary film festival

Cinéma du Réel presents 150 films, 43 in competition.

Various locations, Paris

March 24, 31

Humanitarian theater project

On Saturday afternoons this month, the Good Chance Theatre presents the freewheeling “Hope Show,” by and for the immigrant community and friends. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance by writing to hopeshow@goodchance.org.uk.

La Bulle Humanitarian Centre, Porte de la Chapelle, Paris

Through May 6

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

Through March 31

Jardin Intime

Photographs by Françoise Huguier, exhibited in support of Reporters without Borders.

Galerie VU, Paris

March 23-24

Take home a winemaker

Winemakers from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux come to Paris to offer tastings of their products in wine bars and private homes for the event J’Irai Déguster chez Vous.

Various venues, Paris

Through April 1

Louis Malle Festival

The great French director’s films are in the spotlight for two weeks.

Cinémathèque Française

Through July 29

100% Doc

All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings.

Forum des Images, Paris

March 23

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Jusqu’à la Garde (Custody), directed by Xavier Legrand. Cocktails at 7pm, film at 9pm.

Studio 28, Paris