Paris Update This Week’s Events
For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Christian Marclay’s Clock
> The video artist’s famous 24-hour film “The Clock” will be shown in its entirety around the clock. Free admission. Centre Pompidou, Paris, May 17.
> A design festival with special events, open house at design studios and talks. Various locations, Paris and Pantin, through June 7.
> Parade and other festivities in support of fair trade. Place Baudoyer, Paris, May 18.
Festival de l’Imaginaire
> Performances by troupes from around the world, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris, through June 1.
Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through June 30.
> Concerts, dance, films and more. Various locations, Paris and suburbs, through May 27.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Seven deadly sins” is the theme of this year’s garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Oct. 21.
Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés
> Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names. Various locations, Paris, May 15-25.
Festival l’Afrique dans tous les Sens
> A celebration of African music, film, art, fashion, dance, cuisine and more. Various locations, Paris, May 16-June 1.
Food Trucks Tour
> Dozens of food trucks gather at four train stations: Gare de l’Est and Gare de Lyon in Paris, May 12-July 12. Gare de Saint-Lazare in Paris, June 2-July 12. Gare Saint-Charles in Marseille, July 15-Aug. 12.
Hôtel Lutetia Auction
> The furniture and 8,000 bottles of wine from the Hôtel Lutetia (currently being renovated) go under the hammer. Pierre Bergé & Associés, Paris, public viewing, May 15-18; auction, May 19-25.
In Situ Art Festival
> Forty street artists take over a wasteland in a Paris suburb. 174 avenue Jean Jaurès, Fort d’Aubervilliers,May 17-July.
Nuit des Musées
> Museums stay open into the night, hold special events and are free. Various locations. Paris, May 17.
Puces de Design
> Flea market featuring fashion and design from 1950 to 2000. Bercy Village, Paris, May 15-18.
Salon d’Art Contemporain de Montrouge
> 59th annual festival of contemporary art featuring 80 emerging artists. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, through May 28.
> A festival of films by the Japanese master. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through May 26.