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The Louvre in the evening light. Photo © Nick Hammond
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).
Canadian authors are in the spotlight at Festival America this year, among them John Irving (who now lives in Canada). In addition to readings and interviews with writers, there will be films and exhibitions.
Various locations, Vincennes
A food event with a market, master classes, banquets, a brunch, cooking classes, workshops and more.
Carreau du Temple, Paris
The newspaper Le Parisien sponsors the Paris Paradis festival with free concerts, performances, workshops, talks and more. Sign up on the website.
La Felicità, Paris
Thirty foreign cultural centers in Paris hold special events – exhibitions, performances and meetings with artists – for the Semaine des Cultures Étrangères.
Various locations, Paris
September 21-October 6
L’Estival features singers performing in French.
Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye
Tastings, special menus in restaurants and more during the Fête de la Gastronomie.
Various locations, Paris
Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more at the Festival Whisky Live Paris.
Les Docks-Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris
Irish crime writers, including Benjamin Black (John Banville), Jo Spain and Alex Barclay, .
Halle des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
Through December 31
The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.
Various venues, Paris & Île de France
Through September 23
Échelle Humaine presents works by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Andros Zins-Browne, Eleanor Bauer and Radouan Mriziga.
Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
Through September 30
Opéra Côté Cour puts on live performances on Sundays at 3:30pm and 5pm.
Bercy Village, Paris
Through September 29
Outdoor concerts and DJs nightly at the La Plage de Glaz’Art.
Through Oct. 6
Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.
Lost in Frenchlation presents Marc Fouchard’s Break, preceded by a dance show.