January 12-February 8
The official winter retail sales period.
Paris & most of France
January 17-February 16
Festival of dance
Performances by dancers of all ages, professional and amateur, all over Paris and its suburbs for Faits d’Hiver. Above: French choreographer Yves-Noël Genod’s experimental dance show at Le Carreau du Temple.
Various venues, Paris & suburbs
Entry to the Pinault art collection at the Bourse de Commerce will be free between 5pm and 9pm on Saturday, February 5. Reserve a ticket on the website.
Bourse de Commerce, Paris
Opera for kids
An adaptation of Verde’s opera Rigoletto for young people. Children can sing along during the interactive performances.
Théâtre de Champs-Elysées, Paris
Students design new Europe
After three days of reflection for EuroFabrique, students from top European art, design, theater and film schools will present their ideas about the future of Europe to the public on Feb. 10 from noon to 9pm.
Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris
Through January 30
Evolution in lights
L’Évolution en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s Jardin de Plantes festive illuminations will focus on the process of evolution.
Jardin de Plantes, Paris
Through January 16
Fashion meets film
Some of cinema’s most iconic costumes along with the films in which they appeared will be on show at the Cinémathèque, selected by a legend of haute couture for Cinémode Par Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
French movies with English subtitles
Lost in Frenchlation presents Suprêmes, directed by Audrey Estrougo, followed by a Q&A with the lead actor.
Save the Musée de l’Éventail
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.