Paris Update This Week’s Events
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> African cultural festival; films and concerts in various venues in Paris suburbs, through Dec. 24.
> Paris’s biggest Christmas market is on the Champs Elysées between the Rond-Point and the Place de la Concorde, Paris, through Jan. 4, but there are a number of smaller ones on this list.
> A festival of films on a timely subject, including Lars von Trier’s Epidemic and William Friedkin’s Bug. Forum des Images, Paris, through Jan. 25.
> Sale of objects by designers in their studios in the 18th arrondisse-
ment. Various venues, Paris, Dec. 12-14.
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more. Various venues, Paris, through Jan. 26.
Grande Vente de Noël
> Save money on new and used gifts by shopping at Emmaüs’s big Christmas sale. 40, rue Riquet, Paris, Dec. 13.
> Ice skating in the Grand Palais (Dec. 14-Jan. 4), on the Champs-Elysées (through Jan. 4), at Trocadero (Dec. 12-Jan. 5), at the Hôtel de Ville (Dec. 19-March 4) and, for kids aged 3-16, along with other winter sports, at the Stade Charlety (Dec. 24-Jan. 4).
Mois de la Photo
> Dozens of photo exhibitions and other photo-related events. Various venues, Paris throughout Nov. and beyond.
Paris Burlesque Festival
> “Burlesque and politics” is the theme of this annual festival. Centre Barbara and La Java, Paris, Dec. 17-21.
Salon de Noël Vintage
> Everything vintage, including clothing, accessories, toys, furnishings, at this Christmas fair. Espace d’Animation des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, Dec. 12-14.
> Digital art fair, with 25 galleries and publishers. Bastille Design Center, Paris, Dec. 11-14.