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).
> All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings. Forum des Images, Paris, through July 31.
> 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.
> Jazz festival in the Paris suburbs with international and French acts. Various locations, through June 29.
> 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).
> 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 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.
> 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.
> 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.