Paris Update This Week’s Events
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> Paris goes tropical with music, dancing and carnival parades. Place de la Nation, Paris, July 5, 2pm-6pm.
> Eclectic music festival with acts like Etienne Daho, Rufus Wainwright, and Timbre Timbre. Cité de la Musique and Salle Pleyel, Paris, through July 10.
Festival Chopin à Paris
> The summer Chopin festival in the park. Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne, through July 14.
Festival Paris Cinéma
> Premiers, films in competition, retrospectives and guest appearances. Various locations, Paris, July 5-12.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Seven deadly sins” is the theme of this year’s garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Oct. 21.
Fête de Montmartre
> Belle Epoque-style entertainment in the Renoir Garden of the Musée de Montmartre. First weekend of every month through September.
Food Trucks Tour
> Food trucks gather at four train stations: Gare de l’Est and Gare de Lyon in Paris, May 12-July 12. Gare de Saint-Lazare in Paris, June 2-July 12. Gare Saint-Charles in Marseille, July 15-Aug. 12.
In Situ Art Festival
> Forty street artists take over a wasteland in a Paris suburb. 174 avenue Jean Jaurès, Fort d’Aubervilliers, Through July 27.
Kiosques en Musique
> Over 400 free concerts in parks and gardens. Various locations, Paris, through October 31.
Opéra Côté Cour
> Free outdoor performances at various times on Sundays. Bercy Village, Paris, through July 6.
Opéra en Plein Air
> Outdoor performances of Don Giovanni in gorgeous locations around France, including the Châteaux de Vincennes, Chantilly and Fontainebleau, and the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. Through September 20.
Paris Hip-Hop Festival
> Hip-hop music, dance and art festival. Various locations, Paris, through July 6.
Paris Jazz Festival
> Free outdoor weekend jazz concerts. Parc Floral (admission: €5.50), Paris, through July 27.
Red Bull BC One France Cypher
> Break-dance competition. La Cigale, Paris, July 5.
> Free outdoor concerts on the weekends of world music: tango, Cuban, Senegalese, Breton, Irish and more. La Villette, Paris, July 5-Aug. 24.
> Free outdoor concerts of electronic music on Sundays. Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, July 6, 13, 20, 27.
> Free outdoor concerts. Place de la République, Paris, July 7-11.
> Retail sales in Paris stores: through July 29.