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

Throughout June

International cuisine

For the Refugee Food Festival, restaurants in Paris and 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

June 20-23

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 21-23

Rock for AIDS

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

Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris

Through June 25

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

June 29

Fun on the canal

At Canal on Scène, activities for kids and teens during the afternoon, and dancing and a “pyrotechnic spectacle” for everyone in the evening.

Bassin de la Villette, Paris

June 22-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

June 28-30

Improv Weekend

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

Various locations, Paris

Through September 16

The Paris of yesterday

For the 80th anniversary of renowned Paris photography collection Roger-Viollet, Bercy Village is decorated with thirty black-and-white photos showing the architecture, history and daily life of 20th-century Paris.

Bercy Village, Paris

Throughout the summer

Musical migrations

Take a holiday without ever leaving Paris as bands play music from across the world at Poisson Lune.

Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris

Through June 27

Chinese cinema

The Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France brings films and stars to cities in France, including Paris.

Various locations

June 19-23

Digital innovation in film

The Festival of Digital Creation and Virtual Reality looks at new-generation creations.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through June 23

Jewish cultural festival

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

Various locations, Paris

June 25

Free concert

Talented violinists perform in the Marais at 12:30. No reservation necessary.

Eglise des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

June 27-29

Outdoor films

Films sous les Étoiles offers free films in the park.

Parc de Saint Cloud

Through June 29

Multidisciplinary music festival

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

Ircam & Centre Pompidou, Paris

Through June 26

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the sixth edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events including theatre and cinema.

Various locations, France

July 7

Bag of Books Sale

SOS Help hosts their popular annual sale, where as many books as you can fit in a standard bag will cost you just €5.

St. Joseph’s Church, 50 avenue Hoche, Paris

Through July 11

The sexual revolution on screen

Films highlighting drag, politics and freedom are screened for Libérations Sexuelles, Révolutions Visuelles.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through July 21

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

Through July 6

Spotlight on accessibility

For Paris Disability Month, events take place throughout the city to combat prejudice and increase accessibility.

Various locations in Paris

Through July 28

Art meets cinema

An imagined path is drawn between the lives of Pablo Picasso and his admirer, renowned Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini in the exhibition “Quand Fellini Rêvait de Picasso.”

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

June 30-July 3

Cheap Cinema

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

Various locations, Paris

Through September 22

Focus on graphic design

The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphics creation.

Various locations, Paris

Through July 3

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint Denis

Through August 31

Balloons in Bercy Village

After her colorful umbrella installation was well-received last year, Portuguese artist returns to decorate Bercy Village with colored balloons. Other decorations and a bubble pool will provide summer entertainment.

Bercy Village, Paris

Through October 15

More than a food market

Experience a new 5000 square-meter food market with a focus on healthy eating, featuring art and performance, at Le Marché Pop.

77 avenue du Docteur Arnold Netter, Paris

June 22

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Vif Argent, directed by Stéphane Batut. This special screening is a premier ahead of the film’s theatrical release on August 28, presented by its crew and preceded by rooftop drinks.

Publicis Cinémas, 129 Av des Champs-Elysées, Paris