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Have a peek through the bars, but forget about eating at the Paris restaurant Allard until the good times roll around again. Photo: Ron Fox

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).

Note to readers: Paris, and the whole of France, currently have a 6pm curfew. Small shops and art galleries are open, but museums, theaters, cinemas, restaurants and cafés throughout the country remain closed. See below for online and a few live events.

March 5

Home movie

Lost in Frenchlation presents the film Un Homme à la Hauteur (Up For Love), directed by Laurent Tirard.

Online

March 4-7

Contemporary art online

Art from 200 galleries from around the world is brought together in online viewing rooms for a virtual Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain.

Online

Through March 31

International Women’s Day

Art by women is on show for International Women’s Day for Automne à l’Espace Marguerite Charlie.

Espace Marguerite Charlie, Saint-Denis

Ongoing

Live from the Louvre

The Musée de Louvre presents a program of events – concerts and conferences about the museum’s history and collections and  – streamed live on the Louvre Youtube channel. Pictured: “Saint Sébastien” from the Della Robbia. The play Le Corps de Saint Sébastien is one of the events to be streamed. Image © 2019 Musée du Louvre/Raphaël Chipault.

Online

Through June 18, 2021

Online photography exhibition

The Grand Palais and Bibliothèque Nationale present an online version of their Noir et Blanc exhibition, charting the evolution and significance of monochrome photography. In French only. Price: €4/€8.

Online

Through May 31

Open air gallery

Bercy Village presents an exhibition of 30 posters from the career of celebrated French comic actor Louis de Funès, free to view throughout the shopping village.

Bercy Village, Paris

Ongoing

Art behind the scenes

For L’Oeil du Parcours, Parcours Saint-Germain presents weekly Instagram Lives with artists from studios and private exhibitions.

Online

Ongoing

Cultural events on TV

France Télévision is launching Culturebox, a new TV channel that will broadcast live and recorded cultural events.

France

Ongoing

Live performance

The Théatre de la Ville presents a series of dance, theater and music shows, broadcast live on YouTube.

Online

Through April 14

Literary herstory

Forgotten female authors of the 20th century are celebrated through conferences and exhibitions in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s Autrices Oubliées de l’Histoire.

Online

Ongoing

Guided tour

The Musée du Quai Branly presents a three-part guided tour of the major exhibition “The Olmecs and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico” via Youtube.

Online

Ongoing

All about Alberto Giacometti

With museums remaining closed for the time being, L’Institut Giacometti presents a range of background videos, roundtables and performances related to its upcoming exhibition on the relationship between Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti and Samuel Beckett.

Online

Ongoing

Hidden film stars

The Musée Sacem presents an online exhibition, Devine Qui Vient Doubler?, focusing on those who do the work of dubbing and subtitling films.

Online

Ongoing

Poetry online

The Maison de la Poésie is hosting lectures, interviews and readings on its social media.

Online

Ongoing

Impressionism

The Festival Normandie Impressionisme invites viewers to revisit the festival through an online photo album.

Online

Ongoing

Art of Migration

Streaming of works by migrant artists in France from the postponed Festival Visions d’Exil.

Online

Ongoing

Women migrants’ history in pictures

The National Museum of Immigration presents online images of women migrants from the exhibition “Les Femmes en Mouvements.”

Online

Ongoing

Art on film

For 25 Arts Seconde, the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles presents a series of films by and about artists.

Online

Ongoing

Photography in quarantine

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie presents masterclasses, lectures and interviews with artists on its website and social media while the gallery remains closed.

Online

Ongoing

Indie films

The Cinémathèque Française is screening some unusual films from its catalog online (free).

Online

Ongoing

Free classes on French topics

Pandemonium U presents free Zoom classes in English on such topics as the role of small French villages in helping refugees and the death of Resistance hero Jean Moulin.

Online

Ongoing

More art from home

The Centre Pompidou presents its first virtual exhibition, devoted to Miró.

Online

Ongoing

Get creative at home

The Centre Pompidou presents a wide range of videos, including visits to exhibitions, spotlights on artworks and periods, and a series for children.

Online

Ongoing

More art at home

The Palais de Tokyo offers interviews with artists and behind-the-scenes content on its YouTube channel for Palais à la Maison.

Online

Ongoing

More virtual art

The Grand Palais offers live lectures, virtual exhibitions and more on its website and social media.

Online

Ongoing

Paris museum podcasts

Brighten up a lockdown walk with a podcast produced by Paris Musées.

Online

Through June 2021

Discovering art history

Learn how to appreciate and analyze art in its historical context in a range of masterclasses offered by Les Paris de l’Art 2020/21.

Various locations, Paris & Online

Throughout Lockdown

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation has teamed up with Eyelet so users can watch independent French films directly on its website. First film is free.

Online
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