Paris Update Events 15.05.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

May 18

Late-night art

© Museum of the Fine Arts of the Ville de Paris

Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées. Above: the Petit Palais is one of the museums taking part.

Various locations. Paris

May 17-19

Plants galore

For the Journées des Plantes de Chantilly, 200 nurseries from around Europe will present their favorite plants.

Château de Chantilly

Through May 19

Festival of bread

What’s more French than a celebration of bread? At the Fête du Pain, bakers gather to present their craft.

Various locations, France

Through June 2

Unique photography exhibition

Objectif Photo returns for the second year running, exhibiting photos taken by nearly 800 elementary schoolchildren on the theme of fraternity.

Centquatre, Paris

May 17-19

Beer festival

Summer arrives at the Bois de Vincennes, bringing with it craft beer and good music for the third annual Mondial de la Bière.

Parc Floral de Paris

May 18-19

No more meat

VeggieWorld is a trade fair for vegans.

Le Centquatre, Paris

May 15-22

Local literature festival

The libraries, bookshops, museums and universities of Paris’s literary fifth arrondissement open their doors for Quartier du Livre, a week-long celebration of the written word, this year on the theme of writing about Europe.

Various locations, fifth arrondissement, Paris

Through May 22

Emerging artists

Fifty-three contemporary artists from 11 countries exhibit their art at the 64th Salon de Montrouge. Unusually for the art world, 60 percent of this year’s artists are women.

Beffroi de Montrouge, Montrouge

May 23-26

Cutting edge creators

The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Révélations.

Grand Palais, Paris

May 16-27

Jazz festival

Concerts, conferences and master classes abound at Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Various locations in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Through May 27

Joan Crawford retrospective

The iconic actress, whose career spanned silent cinema to the golden age of Hollywood, is celebrated in this retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paria

Through May 30

Naples on film

In Napoli!, 30 films showcase the clichés and the realities of life in Italy’s most-filmed city after Rome.

Forum des Images, Paris

May 18-September 16

The Paris of yesterday

For the 80th anniversary of renowned Paris photography collection Roger-Viollet, Bercy Village is decorated with thirty black-and-white photos showing the architecture, history and daily life of 20th-century Paris.

Bercy Village, Paris

May 25-26

Celebrations in the library

The French National Library opens its doors for La Bibliothèque Parlante, a weekend of readings and performances. A rarely-seen Victor Hugo manuscript will be on-show.

Bibliothèque Nationale de la France, Paris

Through June 1

Plays from all over Europe

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe, this year keeping in mind the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

June 5

Art festival by night

Over 50 galleries and collectors present works on the theme of nature at this year’s Nocturne Rive Droite.

Various locations, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Through June 6

Festival of innovation

The 100% festival showcases cutting edge theatre, dance, and art over several months.

La Villette, Paris

June 7-9

Street art festival

Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the center of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.

Nanterre Centre-Ville

June 7-9

Art history in Fontainebleau

Art history specialists from across the globe gather at the Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art for a weekend of free conferences, debates and guided visits celebrating art new and old.

Château de Fontainebleau

Through June 26

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the sixth edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events including theatre and cinema.

Various locations, France

Through June 30

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through 28 July

Art meets cinema

An imagined path is drawn between the lives of Pablo Picasso and his admirer, renowned Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini in the exhibition “Quand Fellini Rêvait de Picasso.”

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

May 23-22 September

Focus on graphic design

The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphics creation.

Various locations, Paris

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