Paris Update Events 12.10.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

October 15

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Le Tigre et Le Président, directed by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte.

Club de l’Étoile, Paris

October 11-15

Italiano in Paris

Italian culture is on show around the city for the Festival Italien à Paris 2021.

Various locations, Paris

October 14-16

Celebrating France’s architecture

The Journées Nationales de l’Architecture aims to bring French people closer to their country’s finest contemporary architecture. The 2021 theme is “living together.”

Various locations throughout France

October 8-9 & 15-16

Fun with science

La Fête de la Science au Muséum goes all out to make science interesting to kids and adults in some of Paris’s leading museums.

Various locations, Paris

October 10-16

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the heritage meals can carry to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

October 14-16

Open art studios

Artists and collectives of Montreuil open their doors to the public for Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes. 

Montreuil, Île-de-France

Through October 22

Orlando revisited

Joseph Nechvatal, creator of virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations, presents the exhibition “Turning the Viral Tempest,” based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

Galerie Richard, Paris

October 6-23

Festival of Movement

Performance, dance and moving images come together as vehicles to discuss today’s sociopolitical quandaries at Move 2021.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

October 20-23

The big contemporary art fair

Paris’s longstanding major contemporary art fair, FIAC, has now been replaced by Paris+ par Art Basel.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

October 20-23

Asian art

Asia Now: 75 galleries will show works by 250 contemporary artists from across Asia. This year’s theme is Feux de Joie (Flames of Joy).

Monnaie de Paris, Paris

October 21-23

African Art and Design

AKAA–Also Known As Africa, an excellent fair devoted to African contemporary art and design, returns for its seventh edition with 40 galleries and 128 artists.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

October 21-23

Gin mill

No doubt about the subject of this new fair, the Gin Addict Festival will feature some 200 brands, from France and elsewhere.

Parc Floral, Paris

September 3–October 30


The king of melodrama, director Douglas Sirk, is the subject of a retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

October 21-30

Artisanal shopping fair

Find housewares, food and seasonal shopping at this year’s Foire d’Automne.

Paris Expo, Paris

October 13–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

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). Above: portrait of Gainsbourg by Roberto Battistini.

Yoxeone Art Gallery, Paris

October 15–December 11


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

Various locations, Paris and environs

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

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

Various locations, Paris

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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