Paris Update Events 05.10.16

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Spotlight on women directors
> Femmes Filmmakers Fortnight, a festival featuring women directors, presents films by Catherine Corsini, Mia Hansen Love, Eva Huston and more. Cinema le Nouvel Odeon, Paris, through Oct. 11.

Clowning around
> Le Samovar, a school for clowns, sponsors a festival of “clowns, burlesques and eccentrics.” Various locations, Paris suburbs, through Oct. 9.

Open studios
> ParisArtistes presents a group exhibition with a work by each of the artists who will open their studios to the public on the weekend. Bastille Design Center, Paris, Oct. 7-9.

Oktoberfest in Paris
> The famous German beer festival comes to France. Paris Event Center, Oct. 6-16.

Jazz galore
> Paris’s leading jazz clubs cooperate for the festival Jazz sur Seine, with special prices for concerts, showcases and master classes. Various locations, Paris, Oct. 7-22.

Montmartre grape harvest
> Montmartre goes all out to celebrate the Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre with a parade, exhibitions, workshops, concerts, special menus in restaurants, wine tastings, a ball and more. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 9.

Weird films
> Experimental movies by emerging filmmakers at the Festival des Cinémas Différents. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 16.

Cultures of the world onstage
> Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire. Various locations, Paris, Oct. 8-Dec. 20.

Strange Happenings in St. Germain
> The exhibition Bizarro, with works by a number of artists, fills seven Left Bank galleries with “Bêtes de Scènes et Sacrés Monstres.” Don’t miss the Meta-perceptual Helmets by the Irish duo Cleary/Connolly
at the Librairie Alain Brieux, which allow the viewer to see forward and backward, for example, or the way a cyclops or horse would see. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 30.

Chanson française
> L’Estival features singers performing in French. Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye, through Oct. 8.

Contemporary arts festival
> TheFestival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world. Various venues, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Classical, world, jazz & electronic
> The Festival d’Ile de France holds concerts in various locations in Paris and elsewhere, through Oct. 9.

Music & more in park bandstands
> Kiosques en Fête brings life to the bandstands in Paris’s parks with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Amazing gardens
> The popular Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loireis held annually in the park of the Château de Chaumont in Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 2.


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