Paris Update Events 18.09.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 21-22

Heritage days

The doors to normally closed monuments and other buildings open to the public for the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. 

Various locations, Paris

October 8


School of Looking artists Cleary & Connolly and neuroscientist Guillaume Dumas team up for a bilingual event: “Perception dans Tous ses Étata,” an evening designed to open your eyes to the extraordinary complexities of perception, complete with illusions and wearable sculptures to experience animal vision. Art and science clash to explore the myriad worlds of perception, including AI, how to teach machines to write poetry; strange interactions between color and motion perception; neurodiversity, hypersensibility, and different ways of perceiving the world. Reduced entry for Paris Update readers with the code PARISUPDATE (€15 instead of  €25). Book here.

Théâtre La Reine Blanche, Paris

September 24

World music

Songs of life, love and loss by Anna Tanvir and Maninder.

Cinémorphe, Paris

September 27-29

Paradise in Paris

The newspaper Le Parisien sponsors the Paris Paradis festival with free concerts, performances, stand-up comedy, workshops, talks and more. Sign up on the website.

Hippodrome d’Auteuil, Paris

September 20-29

Foreign worlds in Paris

Image from "Panorama Live," a performance at the Czech Center in Paris.

Thirty foreign cultural centers in Paris hold special events – exhibitions, performances and meetings with artists – for the Semaine des Cultures Étrangères. Above: An image from “Panorama Live,” a performance at the Czech Center in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

September 20-22

Mediterranean food festival

Brunch, cookery classes and an open food market mark the third year of Food Temple.

Le Carreau du Temple Paris

September 18-22

Street fair

Urban Week celebrates street life with art, food, music and walks.

La Défense, Paris

September 20-October 5

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye

Through October 5

Women’s Art exhibition

Art on the theme of the veil by 100 women artists is celebrated at Beyond the Veil. Above: Art by Israeli artist Tami Barlev will be shown at the exhibition.

Mémoire de l’Avenir, Paris

September 18-26

Film festival

Popular French actor Melvil Poupaud is celebrated in a festival of 24 of his films; the actor will appear at Forum des Images as part of Mille Melvil.

Forum des images, Paris

September 21-October 27

Irish visual art

Ursula Burke will present art focussing on identity and representation in the Northern Irish context, through embroidery, sculpture, and drawing.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Through September 29

Free outdoor opera

Opéra Côté Cour puts on live performances on Sundays at 3:30 pm and 5 pm.

Bercy Village, Paris

September 29

English-language book sale

SOS Help marks the beginning of autumn with a book sale – books priced at just 2€ each.

American Cathedral, Paris

October 5

Visit the Louvre for free

Since January of this year, the iconic Louvre Museum has opened its doors for free at night, the first Saturday of each month.

Musée de Louvre, 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 September 22

Dance festival

Échelle Humaine presents works by leading contemporary choreographers.

Lafayette Anticipations, Paris

Through Oct. 13

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon and Saint-Chapelle in Paris and various châteaux.

Various locations

October 5-7


Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more at the Festival Whisky Live Paris.

La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

September 26-29

Surf and skate on screen

Films inspired by surfing and skateboarding are screened at the unique Paris Surf and Skateboard Film Festival.

Cinéma l’entrepôt, Paris

Through September 22

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

Through October 15

More than a food market

Experience a new 5,000-square-meter food market with a focus on healthy eating, featuring art and performance, at Le Marché Pop.

77 avenue du Docteur Arnold Netter, Paris

September 19

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Je Promets d’Être Sage (Lost & Found), directed by Ronan Le Page.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

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