What's Happening in Paris This Week

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November 25

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents L’Origine du Mal, directed by Sébastien Marnier.

L’Arlequin, Paris

November 25-26

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 24-27

Independent winemakers’ fair

French winemakers bring their vintages to Paris for the 40th annual Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

November 25-27

Massive vintage clothing & plant sale

Thousands of garments will be on sale for €30 per kilo and plants from €2 at the Ohmyfrip warehouse sale.

62 avenue de la république, Paris

Through November 27

World music

Music and dance from around the globe are featured during Ville des Musiques du Monde.

Various locations, Paris

November 9-27

Jewish world music

Concerts of Jewish/Yiddish music, from Yemen blues to Andalusian soul at the Festival Jazz’N’Klezmer.

Various locations, Paris & other French cities

November 17-27

Poetry festival

Readings, concerts, performances and more with writers and experts at Festival Paris en Toutes Lettres.

Maison de la Poésie and other locations, Paris

November 24-27

Independent winemakers’ fair

French winemakers bring their vintages to Paris for the 40th annual Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

Through November 28

Master filmmaker

Retrospective of the work of the great Akira Kurosawa.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

November 19-29

LGBTQI+ film

Chéries Chéris, Paris’s international LGBTQI+ film festival, returns.

MK2, Paris

December 3-4

Open studios

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Portes Ouvertes, with 21 artists opening their doors to the public.

20th arrondissement, Paris

December 2-5

Gourmet food fair

Just in time for Christmas, the Salon Saveurs des Plaisirs Gourmands brings together 300 gourmet food producers from the regions of France.

Espace Champerret, Paris

December 2-5

Gourmet food fair

Just in time for Christmas, the Salon Saveurs des Plaisirs Gourmands brings together 300 gourmet food producers from the regions of France.

Espace Champerret, Paris

December 5-6

Australian Aborigine cinema

The Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien will show avant-premières of four new films by Aborigine directors.

Cinéma L’Arlequin, Paris

December 10

Open-air art

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Galerie Ouverte: artists from Paris’s 2oth arrondissement will exhibit their work on a charming square.

Place de la Réunion, Paris

Through December 11

Photomania

The festival Photo Days brings photography shows to 100 venues, including galleries, museums and festivals.

Various locations, Paris and environs

December 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

Kurt Weill, Paris-style

Singers Lucy Dixon and Perry Leopard, and accordionist Hubert de Leusse pay tribute to the composer in their show MeanWeill: Berlin to Broadway (via Paris).

Cave Café, Paris

November 18-December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various venues, Paris suburbs

Through December 31

Temporary cultural center

The massive former Tati department store at Barbès has been turned into a temporary cultural center – complete with art gallery, radio station, library, workshops and cafeteria – by the Union de la Jeunesse Internationale.

Various locations, Paris

November-December

Holiday markets

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

Various locations, Paris

December 4

Dachshunds on parade

Hundreds of Dachshunds will take a walk together along the Seine for the Paris Sausage Walk, from 11am to 1pm.

Between the Pont Mirabeau and the Pont de l’Alma, Paris

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

November 17-January 10

The lights go on

A list of all the holiday illuminations in Paris. The most famous, on the Champs-Élysées. will go on Nov. 20 at 5pm.

Various locations, Paris

December 1-January 31

Olympic Games tickets

Sign up during this two-month window if you want to buy tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Online

Through February 9, 2023

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

Through February 18, 20233

Street art show

The exhibition Urbain de Paname,held in a former skating rink, presents the work of 30 street artists, including Banksy OBEY, Kaws and Invader.

Patinoire de Saint-Ouen

January 19-February 19

Timely contemporary art

The Festival Hors Piste returns with artworks and a number of events on the theme “Voir la Guerre et Faire la Paix,” highly 

Centre Pompidou, Paris
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