Paris Update Events 04.09.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 7

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Le Péril Jeune, directed by Cédric Klapisch

Luminor, Paris

September 8

Book launch

The Complete Fear of Kathy Acker by Jack Skelley (present as a hologram) will be launched at 7pm.

After 8 Books, Paris

Through September 9

Free stargazing

Experts with the Astronomy Association of Paris freely offer their skills and equipment to show us the stars for Paris Sous les Étoiles.

Throughout Paris

August 30–September 10

All that jazz

The festival Jazz à la Villette returns with a lineup including Mulatu Astatke, Lee Fields, Oumou Sangaré, Henri Texier and De La Soul.

La Villette, Paris

September 7-10

World food

The Village International de la Gastronomie is the world’s largest event devoted to the cuisine of all five continents. Tastings, workshops, round-table discussions and more.

Quai Jacques Chirac, Paris

September 8-10

Feminist family festival

The WeToo Festival is a “festive, familial and political experience” with performances and talks for children, teenagers and adults.

Cité Fertile, Pantin

September 8-10

Mobile meals

The Saint-Maur Food Trucks Festival is France’s biggest food truck festival, with 60 trucks chosen for their locavore policies, in a festive atmosphere.

Place des Marronniers, Saint Maur des Fossés

September 8-10

Paradise in Paris

The newspaper Le Parisien sponsors the Paris Paradis festival with concerts, performances, stand-up comedy, workshops, talks and more. Reserve on the website.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

September 6-11

Tribal art walk

Dozens of galleries put on special shows of world art for Parcours des Mondes.

Saint Germain des Prés, Paris

September 14

Art fair

Some 30 galleries representing a wide range of artistic styles take part in Nocturne Rive Droite.

Various locations, Paris

September 15-17

Left-wing fun

The Fête de l’Humanité, the Communist Party newspaper’s annual festival, will feature concerts (Mass Hysteria, Robespierre, Les Vulves Assassines and many, many more), debates, exhibitions, etc.

Base 217, Plessis-Pâté/Brétigny-sur-Orge

September 15-17

Meet the press

During the Festival du Monde, the prestigious daily newspaper Le Monde opens its doors to the public to meet its journalists, visit its facilities and attend workshops and debates. Dance performances and DJ sets will be held on the building’s forecourt.

Le Monde headquarters & MK2 Bibliothèque, Paris

September 16-17

Heritage days

The doors to normally closed monuments and other buildings open to the public for the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. 

Various locations, Paris

September 17

Take back the streets!

On the Journée Paris Respire, motor traffic (with the exception of buses, taxis and emergency vehicles) will be banned in parts of Paris, notably the Champs-Élysées and the 1st through 4th arrondissements from 11am to 6pm. 

City of Paris

Through September 17

Shaping up for the Olympics

Sports meet the arts for Festival Forme Olympique, an ongoing series of free Olympics-related events and performances sponsored by the City of Paris.

Various locations, Paris

September 21

Street food

This edition of the street-food pop-up Le Food Market, will feature a Biergarten.

1-34, boulevard de Belleville, Paris

August 31–September 22

Fashion on film

The retrospective Cinema and Fashion in 20 Indispensable Films includes everything from Fellini’s Roma to Phantom Thread.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

September 8–24

Big top festival

The pop-up Village du Cirque festival features all types of performances, even a queer act called “Dicklove.”

Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris

September 30

Urban Farm Festival

The eco-conscious Ici C’est Prairie festival includes concerts, DJ sets, a “hip-hop village” and food trucks on an experimental farm in the city.

La Prairie du Canal, Bobigny

Through September 30

Candlelit château

Every Saturday through September 30 and Friday in July and August, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its grounds will be lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles. 

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

Through October 1

Free outdoor art

Monumental works by eight international contemporary artists are on show during the Extatiques festival.

La Défense & La Seine Musicale, Paris

October 9

Paralympic tickets

Tickets for the 2024 Paralympic Games go on sale online.

Online, Paris

Through December 21, 2023

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading international talents in art, dance, film, theater and more.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

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