Inspired by the great love of music of Robert Doisneau (1912-94), one of France‘s beloved humanist photographers, the Cité de la Musique is holding an exhibition of his photos on the theme. A child of the Paris suburbs (Gentilly, to be precise), … Read More
When a friend had a party recently, she had it catered. The table was laden with round platters filled with what looked like Chinese spring rolls cut in half. Inside the translucent rice wraps, however, were very different ingredients from those … Read More
Long disrespected as a “women’s” craft, weaving is coming into its own as an art form, just as ceramics, also long considered a craft rather than an art, has in recent years. “Tissage-Tressage,” a wonderful (and free) exhibition at the … Read More
The new Cinéma les 7 Batignolles is an independent movie theater with seven screens and the large café pictured here, complete with a piano and games to play on every table. Jazz concerts on Thursday evenings and a number of other events are planned. Photo © 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).
Feb 23-March 3
The Salon International de l’Agriculture brings the best of the country’s livestock and crops and the products made from them to Paris.
Porte de Versailles, Paris
Artistes à la Une: Togeth’HER raises funds for the UN Women’s equality project. Above: 33 artists have created images of inspirational women in the style of vintage Vogue covers, on show in this free exhibition.
La Monnaie de Paris
February 16-March 10
A temporary ice-skating rink on top of the Montparnasse Tower.
Tour Montparnasse, Paris
Through February 26
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 March 31
Blogger and photographer Richard Nahem presents 12 years’ worth of photos of the City of Light.
Hôtel Pont-Royal, Paris
Through February 28
France Années 80 celebrates the generation of filmmakers who defined the aesthetic of a decade.
Forum des Images, Paris
Through 18 March
Big names and independent directors alike are showcased at the final instalment of 100 Ans de Cinéma Japonais.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Through February 28
Three French and three Korean artists come together to exhibit their work on the theme of temporality in P:Rétro.
Centre Culturel Coréen, Paris
Lost in Frenchlation presents L’incroyable Histoire du Facteur Cheval, directed by Nils Tarvernier.