Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

The back of the Opéra Garnier seen in the distance from the top of the Printemps department store. © 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).

June 21

Dancing in the street

The Summer Solstice festival, the Fête de la Musique, brings free music, good and bad, into the streets of Paris and now the world.

Various locations, Paris

June 21-23

Outdoor films

Films sous les Etoiles offers free films in the park.

Parc de Saint Cloud

July 1-4

Cheap Cinema

See first-run films for €4 in participating cinemas during the Fête du Cinéma.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 30

Malcolm McDowell

A retrospective of the actor’s long career.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through June 24

International cuisine

For the Refugee Food Festival, 15 restaurants in Paris (and in 13 other cities around the world) will invite a refugee chef into their kitchens to concoct specialties from their home countries, from Georgia to Syria and Sri Lanka.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 27

Dutch Sex Wave

The sexual revolution of the 1970s as seen in Dutch films.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through July 4

Master of thrills

Retrospective of the films of Brian De Palma.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

June 21-24

Street art festival

The Festival Et 20 l’Été livens up the street of the 20th arrondissement with music, theater, dance and more.

Various locations, Paris

June 22-24

Rock for AIDS

Book now for the three-day AIDS-benefit rock festival Solidays.

Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris

Through June 22

Franco-American film festival

The Champs-Elysées Film Festival presents American independent films, French and American short subjects, and premieres attended by cast and crew.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 22

Carolyn Carlson’s summer festival

Festival June Events, founded by choreographer Carolyn Carlson, looks at the links between dance and music of all sorts.

Various venues, Paris

June 23-July 14

Chopin a go go

Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with master’s piano music.

Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne

Through June 25

Jewish cultural festival

The Festival des Cultures Juives presents films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Various locations, Paris

June 22-24

Improv Weekend

Three days of theatrical improvisation during the Les 72h d’impro de Paris festival.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 30

Multidisciplinary music festival

From the website: “Learn and unlearn, code and decode the world; four verbs that define a festival.” If that grabs you, Festival ManiFeste is for you.

Ircam & Centre Pompidou, Paris

Summer 2018

Summer Party

The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties called Mona Darlin’ featuring electronic music.

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris

Through July 5

Classical music festival

The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.

Various locations, Saint Denis

Through Oct. 6

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.

Various locations

June 22

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Demi-Soeurs, directed by Saphia Azzeddine and François-Régis Jeanne.

Club de l’Etoile, Paris