Paris Update Events 20.03.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

March 24

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Petites, directed by Julie Lerat-Gersant.

Luminor Hotel de Ville, Paris

March 19–21

Cheap films

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

Various cinemas, France

Through March 24

Through the Looking Glass

Explore imaginary worlds envisioned by great directors in a variety of cinematic forms at the Mondes Parallèles festival.

Forum des Images, Paris

March 23–26

Festival of drawing

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

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through March 26

Kigali in Paris

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

Various locations, Paris

March 23-26

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 16-26

Music festival

Live concerts all over the town of Beauvais (one hour from Paris), many of them free, for the 27th Festival Blues Autour de Zinc. 

Various venues, Beauvais

March 22–27

Drawing fair

The Salon du Dessin presents 33 top galleries specializing in Old Master, modern and contemporary drawings.

Palais Brongniart, Paris

March 24–April 2

Women behind the movie camera

The theme of the Festival International du Film de Femmes de Créteil, whose guests this year will include Nobel prizewinner Annie Ernaux, is “The Road to Emancipation.”

Various venues, Paris & Créteil & online

March 24–April 2

International documentary film festival

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

Various venues, Paris

Through April 2

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

April 13

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on March 30 at noon.

Académie du Climat, Paris

April 5–23

Cutting-edge creativity

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

La Villette, Paris

April 21-23

Massive book fair

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

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

Through May 15

Road trip through France

“Planète France” is an outdoor exhibition of photographer Loïc Lagarde‘s colorful travel shots of the regions of France, from Montmartre to Mont Saint-Michel.

Bercy Village, Paris

March 25-May 21

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

March 20-June 21

Drawing season

Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.

Various venues, France

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