Paris Update 20.10.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris

October 21-24

Mega-contemporary art fair

Some 170 galleries show their wares as the FIAC fair returns after a Covid-enforced hiatus.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

October 26-31

Award-winning photography

Star photographers are on show at the exhibition of the Prix de la Photographie’s winners and runners-up. Above: Category winner Diana Cheren Nygren’s “The Persistence of Family” will be on display.

28 Rue Beaurepaire, Paris

October 29-November 1

Science film festival

Films on everything from dinosaurs to the search for extraterrestrials at Pariscience.

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

November 12-14

African Art and Design

Also Known As Africa, France’s only design fair devoted to African style returns for its fourth edition.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

November 15-21

Indie, rock, electro

The Pitchfork Music Festival puts the spotlight on the indie music scene.

Various locations, Paris

November 10-21

Poetry festival

Readings, concerts, performances and more with writers and experts at Festival Paris en Toutes Lettres.

Maison de la Poésie and other locations, Paris

October 21-25

Modern art

Whether you’re an experienced collector or a casual art fan, there’s something for everyone at the Moderne Art Fair.

Champs-Elysées, Paris

October 21-24

Asian art

Asia Now: 30 contemporary galleries showing work by Asian artists.

9, av. Hoche, Paris

October 20-24

Art in a townhouse

Paris Internationale: a contemporary art fair in a Parisian townhouse.

186, avenue Victor Hugo, Paris

October 20-29

Film festival for kiddies

Mon Premier Festival features some 400 screenings, premiers and more for kids aged two and up.

Various locations, Paris

Through January 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through November 14

World music

Music and dance from around the globe are on display for Ville des Musiques du Monde.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 24

Festival of Movement

Performance, dance and moving images come together as vehicles to discuss today’s sociopolitical quandaries at Move 2021.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

October 23-November 1

Autumn shopping fair

Find housewares, food and seasonal shopping at this year’s Foire d’Automne.

Paris Expo, 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

Through November 21

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 graphic design.

Various locations, Paris

October 28-31

Multimedia art festival

Artists from a range of different crafts illustrate the importance of the cultural patrimony during the International Heritage Fair.

Carousel du Louvre, Paris

Through January 16

Fashion meets film

Some of cinema’s most iconic costumes along with the films in which they appeared will be on show at Cinémathèque, selected by a legend of haute-couture for Cinémode Par Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through November 7

New views of Paris

The Saint-Jacques Tower in Paris’s 4th arrondissement has recently reopened. Climb the tower to see panoramic views of the city.

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

October 27-31

Art fair

Le Salon d’Automne’s festival presents contemporary art in all disciplines

2 Pavillons, avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

October 29

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Délicieux, directed by Eric Besnard.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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