Although we don’t hear much about them, there was still life left in Dutch artists long after the waning of the Golden Age and the disappearance of the Old Masters. I saw evidence of that in the exhibition “Dutch Modernity: … Read More
First, a word about the unfortunate name of the new restaurant GAG. The French know, and use all the time, the English word “gag” to mean “joke.” But apparently they don’t know its other meaning: “to choke or to retch.”In this … Read More
Several years ago, a group of party-loving young Parisians, shaken up by the terrorist attacks of 2015 and intrigued by the Occupy movement (“Nuit Debout” in France), showed a good dose of the entrepreneurial spirit mentioned in last week’s article … Read More
Charles de Gaulle strides on through a Paris snowstorm, accompanied by a passing Parisian. © 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).
February 14-March 6
A temporary ice-skating rink on top of the Montparnasse Tower.
Tour Montparnasse, Paris
At the Grand Salon d’Art Abordable, prices for artworks range from €50 to €5,000.
La Bellevilloise, Paris
Through February 17
The Faits d’Hiver festival presents seven new dance performances.
Various venues, Paris and suburbs
Through February 18
Some 2,000 artists show their work at Art Capital.
Grand Palais, Paris
Through February 28
The festival Le Monde Est Stone presents a vision of the United States through movies by everyone from John Ford to Spike Lee and Michael Mann. Controversial director Oliver Stone will be on hand January 24-28 for talks and a master class.
Forum des Images
Through February 15
A retrospective of the work of the American director of war films and Westerns who influenced the French New Wave.
Through February 21
Official six-week retail sales period.
All over Franc
Lost in Frenchlation presents Ami Ami, directed by Victor Saint Macary. Cocktail hour at 7pm, comedy show at 8pm.