Stage Magic

By Nick Hammond

Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s opera Médée (called a tragédie lyrique) has had a lot of waiting to do. The dramatist Pierre Corneille wrote his version of the Medea myth as early as 1634, at the beginning of his career. Thomas Corneille, 19 … Read More

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Harbinger of the Olympics: giant statues of sports figures sponsored by Nike in front of the Palais Brongniart, the former Bourse de Paris. Photo: N. Hammond

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).

April 19

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents HLM Pussy, directed by Nora El Hourchd.

Club de L’Etoile, Paris

April 19-21

New independent films

Filmmakers from around the world are spotlighted at ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival.

Les 7 Parnassiens, Paris

April 19-21

Women entrepreneurs

The theme of Festival Empow’Her this year is “Act for a Feminist World.”

Centquatre, Paris

April 20

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on April 16 at noon.

Académie du Climat, Paris

April 26

Œnological journey

Wine expert Charlie Arturaola guides a voyage through Chinese vineyards during his latest Travel in a Glass of Wine dinner. Wine and three-course meal included. Reservation required.

Novotel Belleville, Paris

Through April 28

Cutting-edge creativity

Festival 100% spotlights up-and-coming artists across a range of disciplines.

La Villette, Paris

April 27-28

Nerds united

Exhibitions, performances, escape games, cosplay shows and more await fans of everything from manga to heroic fantasy, Star Wars and superheroes at the Paris Fan Festival.

Paris Expos, Porte de Versailles, Paris

May 2-5

Charitable art sale

The Solid’Art contemporary art fair is also a charitable event that raises money to send children from low-income families on vacation.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

May 1-12

Retail heaven

You can buy just about anything at the century-old Foire de Paris, a gigantic pop-up store.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

April 6-June 2

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers. Pictured: “Ilinx” by Jeremy Appert.

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 2

Indoor/outdoor street art

The Colors festival invites street artists to decorate an abandoned house, this one in a Paris suburb. Reserve online.

37, ave. Roger Salengro, Champigny-sur-Marne

June 2-7

Literary lessons

This year’s weeklong Paris Writers Workshop will feature masterclasses and more led by Lan Samantha Chang (director of the Iowa Writers Workshop), Jennifer Lauck, Kevin Brockmeier, Diane Lake, Heather Hartley and Don George. Early-bird registration is now open.

Reid Hall, Paris

March 20-June 21

Drawing season

Le Printemps du Dessin presents exhibitions and workshops highlighting this accessible art form across the country.

Various venues, France