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. 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.

January 23

Home movie

Lost in Frenchlation presents the film M, directed by Yolande Zauberman, available to stream at 7:30pm on January 23.

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

Through January 23

Proust season at Comédie-Française

The world’s oldest theater company presents readings of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu and a night of reflections on the author’s influence on members of the company.

Online

Through January 24

Virtual museum

The Musée Paul Valéry in Sète is showing its collections online during the museum’s closure. Each day, a new work will appear online.

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

Through January 23

Focus on photos in Saint Germain

Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, cultural centers and bookshops. Above: a photo by Lindokuhle Sobekwa and Cyprien Clément-Delmas from the “Daleside” exhibition at Rubis Mécénat © Photo Saint Germain.

Various locations, Paris

Ongoing

Poetry online

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

Online

Through January 31

Art from home

Exhibitions, live music, interviews with artists: there’s something for everyone at the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s #FLVChezVous.

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

Through January 23

Online exhibitions

Galerie Templon invites you through its virtual doors: all three current exhibitions are now available to view online.

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

Through January 30

Cross-continental art

Artists from Africa, Asia and Oceania present work on the Tetraktys figure for Cabinet Da-End X, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the gallery’s opening.

Galerie Da-End, Paris

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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