Paris Update Events 17.11.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris

November 19-21

Crafts fair

Artists and artisans sell their handmade objects at the Salon Ob’Art. Above: © PhotoProEvent.

Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris


Christmas markets

Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of Christmas markets in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

November 19

Emerging artists

The Île-de-France department presents 24 hours of creative projects by emerging artists who received funding from the Fonds Régional pour les Talents Émergents (FoRTE).

Centre Pompidou, Paris

December 3-4

English-language book sale

SOS Help is back with a classic “Bag of Books” Sale: pay €15 to enter and take as many books as you want. Proceeds benefit the English-language SOS Helpline.

Bill and Rosa’s Book Room, Boulogne-Billancourt

Through December 1

Local photography

Photography takes centre stage at the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e. 

Various locations, Paris 10

November 10-14

Photography books

Forty international photography book publishers gather to show their wares at Polycopies.

Bateau Concorde Atlantique, Berges de Seine, Paris

Through November 21

Paris in winter

The exhibition “In a Paris Moment” features photographs of Paris in winter by American photographer Meredith Mullins.

Galerie Maître Albert, Paris

November 20-30

LGBTQ+ film

Chéries Chéris, Paris’s international LGBTQ+ film festival, returns.

MK2, Paris

November 18-20

New ideas

The Festival des Idées promotes new ideas and makes attendees question all their assumptions.

Various venues, Paris

Through November 20

Focus on photos in Saint Germain

Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, museums, cultural centers and bookshops.

Various locations, Paris

November 22, 29

Joni Mitchell’s influence

Haim Isaacs and friends perform songs by the iconic American songwriter for Joni Mitchell à Jerusalem.

La Pomme d’Ève, Paris

Through December 22

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various venues, Paris suburbs

Through November 21

Indie, rock, electro

The Pitchfork Music Festival puts the spotlight on the indie music scene.

Various locations, Paris

Through November 21

Poetry festival

Readings, concerts, performances and more with writers and experts at Festival Paris en Toutes Lettres.

Maison de la Poésie and other locations, Paris

Through January 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through November 21

World cinema festival

Recent fiction films on political and social issues are celebrated at the 10th Un État du Monde festival.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through December 31

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

Through November 21

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 graphic design.

Various locations, Paris

Through January 16

Fashion meets film

Some of cinema’s most iconic costumes along with the films in which they appeared will be on show at Cinémathèque, selected by a legend of haute-couture for Cinémode Par Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

November 18

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Illusions Perdues, directed by Xavier Giannoli.

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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