Paris Update This Week’s Events
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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.
> Le Samovar, a school for clowns, sponsors a festival of “clowns, burlesques and eccentrics.” Various locations, Paris suburbs, through Oct. 9.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.