Paris Update Events 09.11.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through November 12

Calder Unfolding

The Almine Rech gallery presents a major exhibition of the work of Alexander Calder, including the mobile pictured above: “Untitled” (1963).

Almine Rech, Paris

November 13

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Riposte Féministe, directed by Marie Perennès & Simon Depardon.

L’Entrepôt, Paris

November 9-13

Photography books

Eighty international photography book publishers gather to show their wares at Polycopies.

Bateau Concorde Atlantique, Berges de Seine, Paris

November 9-13

Fine art fair

Eighty-six galleries will participate in this year’s Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale, one of the top-rated art fairs. Pictured above: Fernand Leger’s gouache “Flying Objects” (1932) will be shown by Galerie AB.

Carrousel du Louvre & online, Paris

November 10-13

Hit it!

Hip Tap Project and Friends presents the Percussive Dance Festival, featuring body percussion, percussive dance, jazz-rock, tap dance, jazz roots, voice, rhythm in movement and stomp. The Nov. 10 performance has been postponed due to Métro strike.

Various locations, Paris

November 10-13

Mega-photography fair

Some 200 leading photo galleries show works by their artists at Paris Photo.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

Through November 15

Homage to Serge

The Gainsb’Art project shows works by some 40 artists inspired by France’s beloved enfant terrible and troubadour Serge Gainsbourg (1928-91).

Yoxeone Art Gallery, Paris

November 10, 11 & 17

Calling all naked art lovers

Special visits to the exhibition “Hyperréalisme. Ceci n’Est Pas un Corps” are scheduled for nudists only by the Fédération Française de Naturisme and the Association des Naturistes de Paris.

Musée Maillol, Paris

November 11-17

World cinema festival

Recent fiction films on political and social issues are screened at the annual Un État du Monde festival.

Forum des Images, Paris

November 19

Book launch

Everyone is invited to the launch of Paris The Right Bank–A Flaneur’s Guide. RSVP via the contact form on

La Belle Hortense, Paris

Through November 19

Actor, inventor

Retrospective of the films of the brainy and beautiful Hedy Lamarr.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

November 3-19

Focus on photos in Saint Germain

Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, museums, cultural centers and bookshops.

Various locations, Paris

November 16-20

DIY assistance

Are you into tufting, scrapbooking or embroidery? You might want to attend the Salon Créations & Savoir-Faire.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

November 18-20

Foodies on foot

ParisLocal introduces participants to some of Paris’s best eco-responsible food artisans and shops. Sign up for events

Various locations, Paris

November 14-21

Indie, rock, electro

The Pitchfork Music Festival puts the spotlight on the indie music scene.

Various locations, Paris

November 18-21

Open studios in Montmartre

Artists open their studios to the public for Portes Ouvertes d’Anvers Aux Abbesses.

Various locations in Montmartre

Through November 27

World music

Music and dance from around the globe are featured during Ville des Musiques du Monde.

Various locations, Paris

November 9-27

Jewish world music

Concerts of Jewish/Yiddish music, from Yemen blues to Andalusian soul at the Festival Jazz’N’Klezmer.

Various locations, Paris & other French cities

November 17-27

Poetry festival

Readings, concerts, performances and more with writers and experts at Festival Paris en Toutes Lettres.

Maison de la Poésie and other locations, Paris

November 24-27

Independent winemakers’ fair

French winemakers bring their vintages to Paris for the 40th annual Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

Through November 28

Master filmmaker

Retrospective of the work of the great Akira Kurosawa.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

November 19-29

LGBTQI+ film

Chéries Chéris, Paris’s international LGBTQI+ film festival, returns.

MK2, Paris

Through December 11


The festival Photo Days brings photography shows to 100 venues, including galleries, museums and festivals.

Various locations, Paris and environs

November 18-December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various venues, Paris suburbs

Through December 31

Temporary cultural center

The massive former Tati department store at Barbès has been turned into a temporary cultural center – complete with art gallery, radio station, library, workshops and cafeteria – by the Union de la Jeunesse Internationale.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

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

Various locations, Paris

November 17-January 10

The lights go on

A list of all the holiday illuminations in Paris. The most famous, on the Champs-Élysées. will go on Nov. 20 at 5pm.

Various locations, Paris

December 1-January 31

Olympic Games tickets

Sign up during this two-month window if you want to buy tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics.


Through February 9, 2022

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

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