Paris Update Events 04.07.18

Links to events happening this week in Paris

July 7-9

Digital arts

Art#Connexion: virtual and augmented reality experiences produced by French cultural institutions, on show for free.

Grand Palais, Paris

Weekends in July and August

Summer fun on the canal

The Été du Canal festival offers theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars.

Canal de l’Ourcq

July 7-August 31

Summer garden

For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden.

Musée du Quai Branly

Through July 21

Young Musical Talents

The Festival Européen Jeunes Talents gives promising young classical, jazz and contemporary musicians from all over Europe a chance to perform in Paris.

Archives Nationales, Paris

Through July 6

Pop music movies

Ciné! Pop! Wizz!: a film festival featuring pop music, from Barry Lyndon to Showgirls.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through July 8

Films in Arabic

The first Festival des Cinémas Arabes presents shorts, feature films and documentaries from all Arab-speaking countries.

Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Through July 22

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).

Parc Floral, Paris

Through September 1

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

July 10

Lunchtime Bach

Concerts des Midi-Trente des Blancs-Manteaux is a series designed to give young musicians a chance to perform in public. Cellist Guillaume Wang will play Bach suites. Free admission; donations accepted.

Église des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

Through July 14

Chopin a go go

Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with master’s piano music.

Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne

Through August 7

Bargains galore

The official biannual six-week sales period.

Retailers all over France

Summer 2018

Summer Party

The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties called Mona Darlin’ featuring electronic music.

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris

Through July 8

Eclectic music festival

Days Off presents acts ranging from David Byrne to Etienne Daho.

Philharmonie de Paris

Through Oct. 6

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.

Various locations

July 8

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Et Mon Coeur Transparent (And My See-Through Heart), directed by David and Raphaël Vital-Durand.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

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