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).

December 2

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Trois Nuits par Semaine, directed by Florent Gouëlou.

L’Entrepot, Paris

December 3

Rosa & Bill

Natacha Henry will discuss her historical novel The French Painter and the American Showman: The Unlikely Friendship of Rosa Bonheur and Buffalo Bill. Sign up at brbookroom@gmail.com

Bill & Rosa’s Book Room, Boulogne-Billancourt

Through December 3

International jazz festival

Jazzycolors presents musicians from around the world in Paris’s national culture centers.

Various locations, Paris

December 4

Dachshunds on Parade

Hundreds of Dachshunds will take a walk together along the Seine for the Paris Sausage Walk, from 11am to 1pm.

Between the Pont Mirabeau and the Pont de l’Alma, Paris

December 3-4

Open studios

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Portes Ouvertes, with 21 artists opening their doors to the public.

20th arrondissement, Paris

December 2-5

Gourmet food fair

Just in time for Christmas, the Salon Saveurs des Plaisirs Gourmands brings together 300 gourmet food producers from the regions of France.

Espace Champerret, Paris

December 5-6

Australian Aborigine cinema

The Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien will show avant-premières of four new films by Aborigine directors.

Cinéma L’Arlequin, Paris

December 10

Open-air art

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Galerie Ouverte: artists from Paris’s 2oth arrondissement will exhibit their work on a charming square.

Place de la Réunion, Paris

Through December 11

Photomania

The festival Photo Days brings photography shows to 100 venues, including galleries, museums and festivals. Pictured above: from Boris Mikhaïlov’s series “Yesterday’s Sandwich,” (c. 1960-70). Courtesy Suzanne Tarasiève. Photos from the series will be posted in the streets of Paris.

Various locations, Paris and environs

Through December 12

Looking forward

GESTE Paris 2021, an art exhibition/conference, “Meta_Contra_Verse,” will include meetings with artists and installations on the theme of imagining the future. Make an appointment on the website.

10, rue Croix des Petits Champs, Paris

December 15

The streets of Aix

Léo Marchutz’s minimalist lithographs of urban scenes, especially the streets of Aix-en-Provence, will be the subject of a conference at the BibliothèqueNationale de France, which owns a collection of the artist’s works.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu, Paris

December 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

Kurt Weill, Paris-style

Singers Lucy Dixon and Perry Leopard, and accordionist Hubert de Leusse pay tribute to the composer in their show MeanWeill: Berlin to Broadway (via Paris).

Cave Café, Paris

November 18-December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various venues, Paris suburbs

Through December 31

Temporary cultural center

The massive former Tati department store at Barbès has been turned into a temporary cultural center – complete with art gallery, radio station, library, workshops and cafeteria – by the Union de la Jeunesse Internationale.

Various locations, Paris

November-December

Holiday markets

Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of holiday markets in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

December 2-January 2

More illuminations

A number of light installations by the famous Groupe F and others will light up the Parc de la Villette for Lumières! during the festive season.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

December 26-January 2

Holiday wonderland

The Festival du Merveilleux returns with a fabulous celebration of all things fairgroundf.

Musée des Arts Forains, Paris

November 17-January 10

The lights go on

A list of all the holiday illuminations in Paris. The most famous, on the Champs-Élysées. will go on Nov. 20 at 5pm.

Various locations, Paris

Through January 30

Evolution in lights

Mini-Mondes en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s Jardin de Plantes festive illuminations will focus on mi.

Jardin de Plantes, Paris

December 1-January 31

Olympic Games tickets

Sign up during this two-month window if you want to buy tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Online

Through February 9, 2023

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

Through February 18, 20233

Street art show

The exhibition Urbain de Paname,held in a former skating rink, presents the work of 30 street artists, including Banksy OBEY, Kaws and Invader.

Patinoire de Saint-Ouen

January 19-February 19

Timely contemporary art

The Festival Hors Piste returns with artworks and a number of events on the theme “Voir la Guerre et Faire la Paix.” 

Centre Pompidou, Paris
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