Paris Update Events 01.06.16

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

100% Doc
> All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings. Forum des Images, Paris, through July 31.

24h Vélib’
> A bikeathon on the Champs-Élysées (closed to car traffic for the day) to raise money for various associations. Have a picnic on the most famous avenue in the world. Food trucks, pétanque competition. Champs-Élysées, Paris, June 5.

Banlieues Bleues
> Jazz festival in the Paris suburbs with international and French acts. Various locations, through June 29.

Carnaval Tropical
> Paris goes tropical with a carnival parade with a thousand dancers. Place de la Hôtel de Ville to Boulevard to Temple, Paris, June 4, 2pm-6pm.

Champs-Elysées Film Festival
> Franco-American film festival, with American independent films, French and American short subjects, and premieres attended by cast and crew. Various locations, Paris, June 7-14.

Changements de Têtes
> Festival of films about disguises, masks and transformation, along with them Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ed Wood and Lost Highway. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, June 2-30.

Collection Olivier Frénoy
> Auction of a collection of 2,000 industrial design objects, from gramophones and dial phones to the Apple 2E. Ivoire Chartres, Chartres, June 3 (exhibition), June 4-6 (auctions).

Convergence Francilienne
> Giant bike rally with riders from all over the Ile de France converging near the Louvre and parading to Invalides for a picnic. See website for routes. June 5.

> A design festival with special events, open house at design studios and talks. Various locations, Paris and Pantin, through June 5.

Festival Circulation(s)
> Festival promoting the work of young European photographers. Centquatre & Gare de l’Est, Paris, through June 26.

Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art
> Annual art history festival. The spotlight is on Spain this year, and the theme is “laughter.” Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, June 3-5.

Festival de Saint Denis
> Music festival featuring both stars and young talents. Various locations, Saint Denis, through June 24.

Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through July 19.

Jardins, Jardin
> All about gardens, with 12 designed by well-known landscape architects, an urban farm and more. Tuileries Garden, Paris, June 2-5.

Kiosques en Fête
> The bandstands in Paris’s parks come alive with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Le Court en Dit Long
> Festival of short films. Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, through June 4.

Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 19.

Opéra Côté Cour
> Free outdoor opera performances. Cour Saint-Emilion, June 12, 19, 26 at 3:30pm and 5pm.

Paris se Livre
> Book fair with readings, talks, signings. Douglas Kennedy is this year’s sponsor. Tour Montparnasse, Paris, June 2-4.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
> The features and short subjects entered in this category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris. Forum des Images, Paris, June 2-4.

Rendez-vous aux Jardins
> Public and private gardens all over France open their gates and offer educational tours, concerts, tastings and more. Various locations, Paris, June 3-5.

Sept Jours à Paris
> Open house at Paris galleries. Various venues, Paris, through June 5.

Tech Startup Jobs Fair
> The name says it all. Paris, June 7.

Weather Festival
> Electronic music festival. Various location, Paris and suburbs, June 3-5.

We Love Green
> Music festival with a green theme. Concerts by PJ Harvey and many more. Bois de Vincennes, Paris, June 4-5.


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