Poet of Painting

By Heidi Ellison

As I discovered when I visited the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, a lot of Miró can sometimes be too much Miró. I soon got bored with the repetitiveness of the paintings on show there, all with similar colors and full … Read More



A Life Torn in Two

By Stephen O'Shea

Following his award-laden outing with Fatima, director Philippe Faucon returns with yet another finely observed immigrant drama. The title character of Faucon’s Amin, played with winningly stoic charisma by Moustapha Mbengue, is an alpha Senegalese who splits his time between … Read More

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Red-hot Paris nights: Édith Piaf used to sing at Aux Folies, now a popular bar. Photo: Conor Horgan (Instagram: @conorhorgan)

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).

Through October 14

Montmartre grape harvest

Montmartre goes all out to celebrate the Fête des Vendanges, with a parade, exhibitions, workshops, concerts, special menus in restaurants, wine tastings, a ball and more.

Various locations, Paris

October 11-20

Shakespeare condensed

The British collective Forced Entertainment presents Table Top Shakespeare: all of Shakespeare (in English) – 36 plays – in under 36 hours over a period of nine days.

Théâtre de la Ville-Espace Cardin, Paris

October 16-27

New art fair

Twenty galleries will the work of their artists.

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Through December 8

Cultures of the world onstage

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

Various locations, Paris

October 14

Book sale for a good cause

The SOS Help Line periodically raises money for its English-language hotline with a sale of thousands of books.

American Cathedral, Paris

Through October 14

Science film festival

The free Atmophères Festival presents 20 fiction and documentary films dealing with a variety of science-related topics, plus exhibitions, virtual reality demos, and conferences.

Various locations, Courbevoie and La Défense

Through October 14

Oktoberfest in Paris

The German beer festival comes to France.

Paris Event Center

Through October 18

Works in progress

For the festival Fragment(s), 12 theater and dance companies present works in progress.

Various locations, Paris and Mains d’Œuvres, Saint Ouen

Through October 14

Two meals for the price of one

Restaurants participating in Tous au Restaurant offer a second fixed-price menu for free.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 14

Weird films

Experimental movies by emerging filmmakers at the Festival des Cinémas Différents.

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

October 14

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presentsNos Batailles (Our Struggles), directed by Guillaume Senez.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris