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The Canal de l'Ourcq on a gray day. © Paris Update
What's Happening in Paris This Week
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The free Bal de l’Amour will take place after the inauguration of Joana Vasconcelos’s public sculpture “Cœur de Paris.”
Porte de Clignancourt, Paris
Free traditional dance performance. Reserve in advance.
Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris
Eat, buy tchotchkes and dance at this free monthly event.
Grands Voisins, Paris
The big Chinese New Year parade starts at 1:30pm at 44, avenue d’Ivry.
13th arrondissement, Paris
February 16-March 10
A temporary ice-skating rink on top of the Montparnasse Tower.
Tour Montparnasse, Paris
The city of lights becomes the city of laughs as all kinds of comedy are exhibited around the city for the Festival d’Humour de Paris.
Various venues, Paris
Through March 30
Alexandra Gibson’s project The Collective Dream spans seven years and 16 countries.
Through February 20
The Faits d’Hiver festival presents seven new dance performances. Above: Swiss dancer Edouard Hue presents his self-choreographed ‘FORWARD’ at the Swiss Cultural Center.
Various venues, Paris and suburbs
Some 2,000 artists show their work at Art Capital.
Grand Palais, Paris
Through February 28
France Années 80 celebrates the generation of filmmakers who defined the aesthetic of a decade.
Forum des Images, Paris
Bid on over 250 items from Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton at the government-run pawn shop.
Crédit Municipal, Paris
February 14-March 4
Réalité Magique presents the Surrealist photography of Bulgarian journalist and photographer Assen Zidarov.
Forum des Instituts Culturels Étrangers à Paris, Paris
Through March 31
Blogger and photographer Richard Nahem presents 12 years’ worth of photos of the City of Light.
Hôtel Pont-Royal, Paris
Through 18 March
Big names and independent directors alike are showcased at the final installment of 100 Ans de Cinéma Japonais.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Through February 21
Official six-week retail sales period.
All over France
February 15 and 17
Lost in Frenchlation presents Premières Vacances (Our Happy Holidays), directed by Patrick Cassir, on Friday and L’Homme Fidèle (A Faithful Man), directed by Louis Garrel, on Sunday.