Paris Update Events 13.04.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through April 22

Suburban jazzfest

Banlieues Bleues brings major jazz acts to the northern suburbs of Paris. Above: Angolan-Congolese blues musician Sam Mangwana.

Various venues, Seine-Saint-Denis

Through April 23

Lit festival

The libraries and cultural institutions of Seine-Saint-Denis present Hors Limites, a festival of the department’s literature.

Various locations, Seine-Saint-Denis

April 21

Restored movies in concert

Retour de Flamme will present previously unseen movies by the earliest female filmmakers, with piano accompaniment.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

April 17

Vintage vehicles

Rescheduled: Over 700 retro cars and motorbikes take to the streets of Paris for the 22nd annual Traversée de Paris, beginning at the Château de Vincennes.


Through April 30

Cutting-edge creativity

Festival 100% spotlights up-and-coming artists across a range of disciplines.

La Villette, Paris

Through June 4

Ukrainian cooks

Three refugees from Ukraine serve up their country’s traditional dishes at Daniel Rose’s restaurant La Bourse et la Vie, renamed La Borscht et La Vie for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds going to charities supporting victims of the conflict.

La Bourse et la Vie, Paris

April 14

Street food

The return of a monthly street-food pop-up, Le Food Market, where entry is free and dishes cost a maximum of €10.

23 Rue Boyer, Paris


Notre Dame in AR

The history of the iconic Parisian landmark, from its construction in the Middle Ages to the 2019 fire, is chronicled in augmented reality. Reservation required.

Collège des Bernardins, Paris

Through May 19

Un-still life

The thinktank Forum Vie Mobile presents The Lives We Lead, a photography collection documenting the changing, in-motion lives of a diverse range of people living across France.

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Through April 16

Novel dance festival

Corcondan(s)e puts together choreographers with writers to produce original performance pieces from scratch.

Various locations, France

Through June 21

Drawing season

Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.

Various venues, France

April 14-August 21

Inflatable art

For Pop Air, the artworks of 15 international artists are blown up and made inflatable for visitors young and old to enjoy. In collaboration with the Balloon Museum in Rome. Above: An inflatable work of art, © Cupid’s Koi Garden by ENESS.

La Villette, Paris

Through May 22

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, Paris

April 22-24

Massive book fair

The Festival du Livre brings together publishers, authors and book lovers.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

Through May 29

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce‘s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of online readings.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

April 15

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Entre les Vagues, followed by a Q&A with director Anaïs Volpé.

L’Entrepôt, Paris


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.


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