Paris Update Events 02.10.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

October 5

All-night art

Nuit Blanche is an all-night festival of outdoor art events, plus special happenings in museums, which stay open late for free.

Various locations, Paris

October 8


School of Looking artists Cleary & Connolly and neuroscientist Guillaume Dumas team up for a bilingual event: “Perception dans Tous ses Étata,” an evening designed to open your eyes to the extraordinary complexities of perception, complete with illusions and wearable sculptures to experience animal vision. Art and science clash to explore the myriad worlds of perception, including AI, how to teach machines to write poetry; strange interactions between color and motion perception; neurodiversity, hypersensibility, and different ways of perceiving the world. Reduced entry for Paris Update readers with the code PARISUPDATE (€15 instead of  €25). Book here.

Théâtre La Reine Blanche, Paris

October 5

Harvest celebrations

Wine tastings, pony rides and farm animals: fun for all the family at Argenteuil Harvest Festival.

Argenteuil, Île-de-France

October 3-6

Cutting-edge sculpture

The Salon de la Céramique goes in a new direction for its 2019 edition, prioritizing contemporary artists. Above: a past year’s fair. © Thomas Deschamps.

C14 Paris, Paris

October 10-13

Art of today and tomorrow

The focus remains contemporary for art non-profit Le Salon d’Automne’s festival, where well-known artists Frédérick Lenoir and Michel Kirch will be in attendance.

2 Pavillons, avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris

October 2

Japanese theater in Paris

Two historical Kyôgen plays, Bonsan and  Kobûri, will be performed in Japanese with French translation.

Ennen-no-Kai MPAA Saint-Germain, Paris

October 4-6

Another harvest festival

Head out to the streets of Paris’s lovely garden suburb Suresnes for a weekend of festivities featuring 22 performance companies for the Festival des Vendanges 2019. 

Suresnes, Île-de-France

Through October 5

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye

Through October 5

Women’s art exhibition

Art on the theme of the veil by 100 women artists is celebrated at Beyond the Veil.

Mémoire de l’Avenir, Paris

October 11-13

Back to the 60s (guitars)

Festival Guitare brings together talented guitarists for concerts and master classes.

Puteaux, Île-de-France

Through October 27

Irish visual art

Ursula Burke will present art focussing on identity and representation in the Northern Irish context, through embroidery, sculpture, and drawing.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

October 9-13

Montmartre grape harvest

Montmartre goes all out to celebrate the Fête des Vendanges, with a parade, exhibitions, workshops, concerts, special menus in restaurants, wine tastings, a ball and more.

Various locations, Paris

October 26-27

Spotlight on the moving image

The moving image is on show in all its transdisciplinary glory at Festival Second Square.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

October 5

Visit the Louvre for free

Since January of this year, the iconic Louvre Museum has opened its doors for free at night, the first Saturday of each month.

Musée de Louvre, Paris

October 5

Midnight culture

Lots of other sites will stay open into the night hosting unique exhibitions and events for the annual Nuit Blanche festivities.

Various locations, 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 October 6

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair makes a great weekend outing.


Through October 13

Two meals for the price of one

Restaurants participating in Tous au Restaurant offer a second fixed-price menu for free.

Various locations, Paris

October 5-27

Photography and charity

French photographer and sculptor Nicolas Henry’s works on major figures in the history of Emmaüs are presented in Emmaüs, le tour d’un monde, an exhibition celebrating the well-known charity’s 70th birthday.

Place du Palais Royal, Paris

October 3-6

Art outside the box

The work of 70 up-and-coming artists is presented over four days for Paris Artistes 2019 alongside lectures and meetings with artists, all in unusual locations where one would not usually expect to see art.

Various locations, Paris

October 5-7


Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more at the Festival Whisky Live Paris.

La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

October 8-13

Science film festival

The free Atmophères Festival presents 20 fiction and documentary films dealing with a variety of science-related topics, plus exhibitions, virtual reality demos, and conferences.

Various locations, Courbevoie and La Défense

October 11-19

Oktoberfest in Paris

The German beer festival comes to France.

Paris Events Center, Paris

October 7-13

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the heritage meals can carry to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 15

More than a food market

Experience a new 5,000-square-meter food market with a focus on healthy eating, featuring art and performance, at Le Marché Pop.

77 avenue du Docteur Arnold Netter, Paris

October 4

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Trois Jours et une Vie, directed by Nicolas Boukhrief.

Cinéma Studio 28, Paris

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