What's Happening in Paris This Week

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November 17-December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight. Above: the group Tinariwen pays homage to the Sahara, with a mix of traditional Touareg music, rock and desert blues. Photo © MariePlaneille

Various locations in Paris suburbs

November 17-19

Open studios in Montmartre

Artists open their studios to the public for Portes Ouvertes d’Anvers Aux Abbesses.

Various locations in Montmartre

November 16-19

For mystery fans

Paris Polar: Films, concerts and readings by authors from around the world at this detective fiction festival.

La Mairie du 13e arrondissement, Paris

Through December 9

Noise in the library

Festival Monte le Son: This year’s festival in Paris libraries focuses on guitar music.

Various location, Paris

Through December 9

Art Nouveau experience

The exhibition “Hector Guimard: Design Pioneer” offers a rare opportunity to visit the Hôtel Mezzara, a small gem designed by the architect best known for his Art Nouveau Métro entrances. Photo: Mosso T.

Hôtel Mezzara, Paris

November 9-20

Poetry festival

Readings, concerts, performances and more with Mathieu Almaric, Marie Darrieussecq, Arthur H and other celebrities.

Maison de la Poésie and other locations, Paris

November 3-19

Focus on photos in Saint Germain

Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, museums, cultural centers and bookshops.

Various locations, Paris

November 7-17

Genre-bending performances

The Festival Immersion breaks down boundaries between music, dance, art and circus.

L’Onde Théâtre Centre d’Art, Vélizy-Villacoublay

Through December 31

Unbreakable actors

What does Rambo have to do with Buster Keaton? They both know how to take a fall. The film festival Les Incassables compares the physical action in burlesque and action films.

Paris, Forum des Images

Through December 22

Cultures of the world onstage

Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 31

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

November 17

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents L’Atelier (The Workshop), directed by Laurent Cantet, preceded by a themed cocktail party.

Studio 28, Paris