Paris Update Events 01.05.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through May 11

Warped Paris

American artist Linda McCluskey shows her paintings of a lovingly distorted Paris.

ArtEthic Galerie, Paris

Through May 4

Caravaggio first-time viewing

Discovered in an attic in Toulouse 5 years ago, Caravaggio’s iconic work Judith and Holopherne will be exhibited in France for the first time, along with work by Daniel Buren.

Galerie Kamel Mennour (6, rue du Pont de Lodi), Paris

May 3-5

Access to opera

Twenty-six French opera houses will take part in Tous à l’Opéra, a festival seeking to increase access to opera through free events including rehearsals, costume workshops and meetings with professional performers.

Various locations, France

May 10-12

Documentary photos

Photo Doc: an exhibition of documentary photos, plus round-table discussions. Free admission.

Halle des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

May 11-13


Artists living in the 20th arrondissement open their studios to the public during Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes du Père Lachaise.

Various locations, Paris

Through May 8

Retail heaven

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

Porte de Versailles, Paris

May 13-19

Festival of bread

What’s more French than a celebration of bread? At the Fête du Pain, bakers gather to present their craft.

Various locations, France

May 18-19

No more meat

VeggieWorld is a trade fair for vegans.

Le Centquatre, Paris

May 15-22

Local literature festival

The libraries, bookshops, museums and universities of Paris’s literary fifth arrondissement open their doors for Quartier du Livre, a week-long celebration of the written word, this year on the theme of writing about Europe.

Various locations, fifth arrondissement, Paris

Through May 22

Emerging artists

Fifty-three contemporary artists from 11 countries exhibit their art at the 64th Salon de Montrouge. Unusually for the art world, 60 percent of this year’s artists are women.

Beffroi de Montrouge, Montrouge

May 16-27

Jazz festival

Concerts, conferences and master classes abound at Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Various locations in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Through May 27

Joan Crawford retrospective

The iconic actress, whose career spanned silent cinema to the golden age of Hollywood, is celebrated in this retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paria

May 2-30

Naples on film

In Napoli!, 30 films showcase the clichés and the realities of life in Italy’s most-filmed city after Rome. Above: Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas (2019) will open the festival.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through June 6

Festival of innovation

The 100% festival showcases cutting edge theatre, dance, and art over several months.

La Villette, 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

Through June 30

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through 28 July

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

May 3

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Mon Inconnue (Love at Second Sight), directed by Hugo Gélin.

Studio 28, Paris

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