Paris Update Events 18.03.2024

Links to events happening this week in Paris

March 20

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Même si Tu Vas sur la Lune, directed by Laurent Rodriguez.

Luminor, Paris

March 23

Shopping for a good cause

Toutocoto is an annual flea market with 600 vendors whose profits go to charities and schools.

Avenue de Longchamp, Saint Cloud

March 24

Servers on the run

Normally, it’s hard to get a Parisian server to hurry, but not during the newly revived Course des Cafés (formerly the Course des Garçons de Café). This year, 200 servers will participate in the race. They must run 2 kilometers and cross the finish line carrying a tray holding a still-intact cup of coffee, a glass of water and a croissant. Pictured: The 1941 race passes by the Opéra de Paris.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

March 15–24

Women behind the movie camera

The theme of the Festival International du Film de Femmes de Créteilis “Women and Sports.”

Various venues, Paris & Créteil & online

March 15-24

Music festival

Live concerts all over the town of Beauvais (one hour from Paris), many of them free, for the Festival Blues Autour de Zinc. 

Various venues, Beauvais

March 20-24

Emerging artists

The Chorus Festival presents a wide-ranging list of up-and-coming performers in concert, including previous winners of its Prix Chorus.

La Seine Musicale, Paris

March 21-24

Printmaking on parade

Galleries from across Europe present fine etchings, engravings and lithographs to celebrate the art of printmaking at the Paris Print Fair.

Réfectoire du Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris

March 21–24

Festival of drawing

Contemporary drawing on show at the 14th edition of the Drawing Now art fair.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

March 22-24

Independent winemakers’ fair

French winemakers bring their vintages to Paris for the Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants. Click here to get free entry.

Espace Champerret, Paris

March 23-24

Celebration of good taste

Le Monde’s magazine M is launching the Goût de M Festival, with talks, performances and workshops by leading designers, artists, chefs and craftspeople, all known for their good taste, from Simon Porte Jacquemus to India Mahdavi, Marine Serre and many more. 

École Supérieure de Design et Métiers d’Art Duperré, Paris

March 24-26

Cheap films

For the three days of Printemps du Cinéma, films cost only €5 in participating cinemas

Various cinemas, France

March 30

Mass dictation

Test your knowledge of written French at the Grande Dictée du Sport. Open to everyone. Free admission. Reserve online.

La Sorbonne, Paris

Through March 31

Cotonou in Paris

This year’s Africapitales Festival focuses on Beninese artists working in various disciplines.

Various locations, Paris

Through March 31

Half off your meal

One thousand restaurants in Paris and around France, some with Michelin stars, offer special meals at a 50 percent reduction for the Festival TheFork

Various locations, France

March 22–31

International Documentary Film Festival

Cinéma du Réel presents a diverse range of films and includes two competitions.

Various venues, Paris

April 12-14

Massive book fair

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

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

April 20

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on April 16 at noon.

Académie du Climat, Paris

March 29–April 28

Cutting-edge creativity

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

La Villette, Paris

April 6-June 2

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 2

Indoor/outdoor street art

The Colors festival invites street artists to decorate an abandoned house, this one in a Paris suburb. Reserve online.

37, ave. Roger Salengro, Champigny-sur-Marne

June 2-7

Literary lessons

This year’s weeklong Paris Writers Workshop will feature masterclasses and more led by Lan Samantha Chang (director of the Iowa Writers Workshop), Jennifer Lauck, Kevin Brockmeier, Diane Lake, Heather Hartley and Don George. Early-bird registration is now open.

Reid Hall, Paris

March 20-June 21

Drawing season

Le Printemps du Dessin presents exhibitions and workshops highlighting this accessible art form across the country.

Various venues, France

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