Paris Update Events 16.10.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

October 19

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Yannick, directed by Quentin Dupieux.

Luminor, Paris

Through October 22

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 18-22

Art fair in a historic building

Paris Internationale: a contemporary art fair with 70 exhibitors that takes place in a different building of architectural interest each year. This year it will be held in a former telephone exchange.

Central Téléphonique Le Cœur, Paris

October 19-22

Modern art

Whether you’re an experienced collector or a casual art fan, there’s something for everyone at the Moderne Art Fair.

Place Clemenceau, Paris

October 20-22

Mega contemporary art fair

Paris’s longstanding annual contemporary art fair, FIAC, has been replaced by Paris+ par Art Basel.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

October 20-22

Asian art

Asia Now: 65 galleries will show works by contemporary artists from across Asia. This year’s guest curators: Slavs and Tatars.

Monnaie de Paris, Paris

October 20–22

African Art and Design

AKAA–Also Known As Africa, an excellent fair devoted to African contemporary art and design, returns for its eighth edition with 40 galleries and 128 artists. Pictured above: “Lefatshe Larona” (2020), by Isaac Zavale, being shown by the Kalashnikovv Gallery, Randburg, South Africa. © Isaac Zavale, Courtesy Kalashnikovv Gallery

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

October 21-23


The latest in mixology is presented at some 60 bars at the Cocktail Street event. Street food stands to soak up the alcohol.

Grand Halle de la Villette, Paris

Through October 28

Local photography

An exhibition of the work of eight laureates of the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e, who trained their cameras on residents of the 10th arrondissement.

Mairie du 10ème Arrondissement, Paris 10

October 2-29

All that glitters

A month-long celebration of contemporary jewelry, with exhibitions and performances, for the Parcours Bijoux.

Various venues, Paris

October 18-30

Science film festival

Films on everything from dinosaurs to the search for extraterrestrials at Pariscience.

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

October 25-31

Film festival for kiddies

Mon Premier Festival features some 100 films and more for kids aged two and up.

Various locations, Paris

October 28–November 1

Chocolate paradise

Cocoa growers, chocolate makers, exhibitions, recipe demonstrations, performances and more at the Salon du Chocolat.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

October 5–November 30

Food porn

Bread will be the featured foodstuff for the Festival International de la Photographie Culinaire.

Various venues, Paris

November 3–December 3


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

Various locations, Paris and environs

Through December 21, 2023

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading international talents in art, dance, film, theater and more.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

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

Various locations, Paris

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