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By Heidi Ellison

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

La Seine Musicale on the Île Seguin, just outside of Paris, designed by Shigeru Ban, features a wall of moving solar panels that follow the sun. Photo © 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).

November 23

Metropolitan music

A concert celebrates the 20th anniversary of the program that auditions and accredits musicians to play in the halls of the Paris Métro.

L’Olympia, Paris

December 1-2

Wine fair

The Grand Tasting features both big-name wineries and up-and-coming ones, along with master classes and food-and-wine pairing workshops.

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

November 30-December 4

Independent winemakers’ fair

French winemakers bring their vintages to Paris for the popular Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

November 22-26

Arts festival

The Inrocks Festival, sponsored by the cultural magazine of the same name, features concerts, meetings with writers (Will Self and Simon Liberati, among others), films and more.

Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

November 22-26

Crafts fair

Artists and artisans sell their handmade objects at the Salon Ob’Art.

Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

November-December

Christmas markets

Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of Christmas markets in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight. Above: the group Tinariwen pays homage to the Sahara, with a mix of traditional Touareg music, rock and desert blues. Photo © MariePlaneille

Various locations in Paris suburbs

Through December 9

Noise in the library

Festival Monte le Son: This year’s festival in Paris libraries features on guitar music.

Various location, Paris

Through December 9

Art Nouveau experience

The exhibition “Hector Guimard: Design Pioneer” offers a rare opportunity to visit the Hôtel Mezzara, a small gem designed by the architect best known for his Art Nouveau Métro entrances. Photo: Mosso T.

Hôtel Mezzara, Paris

Through December 31

Unbreakable actors

What does Rambo have to do with Buster Keaton? They both know how to take a fall. The film festival Les Incassables compares the physical action in burlesque and action films.

Paris, Forum des Images

Through December 22

Cultures of the world onstage

Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 31

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

November 24

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Le Sens de la Fête (C’est la Vie!), directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, preceded by a themed cocktail party.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris