Paris Update Events 20.04.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through April 30

Jonas Mekas retrospective

A retrospective of films by the experimental film director on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through April 29/June 5

Irish artists in Paris

The Irish Cultural Centre is featuring exhibitions of the work of Siobhán McDonald and George Bolster. Above: from Siobhán McDonald’s show “The Week the Sun Touched the Earth.”

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

April 29-May 1


Les Toqués de l’Agriculture introduces young French farmers noted for their innovations to the Paris public in the company of famous chefs, including Sylvestre Wahid, Blanche Loiseau, Tom Meyer and Rebecca Lockwood.

Esplanade of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Through April 22

Suburban jazzfest

Banlieues Bleues brings major jazz acts to the northern suburbs of Paris. Above: Angolan-Congolese blues musician Sam Mangwana.

Various venues, Seine-Saint-Denis

Through April 23

Lit festival

The libraries and cultural institutions of Seine-Saint-Denis present Hors Limites, a festival of the department’s literature.

Various locations, Seine-Saint-Denis

April 21

Restored movies in concert

Retour de Flamme will present previously unseen movies by the earliest female filmmakers, with piano accompaniment.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through April 30

Cutting-edge creativity

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

La Villette, Paris

Through June 4

Ukrainian cooks

Three refugees from Ukraine serve up their country’s traditional dishes at Daniel Rose’s restaurant La Bourse et la Vie, renamed La Borscht et La Vie for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds going to charities supporting victims of the conflict.

La Bourse et la Vie, Paris


Notre Dame in AR

The history of the iconic Parisian landmark, from its construction in the Middle Ages to the 2019 fire, is chronicled in augmented reality. Reservation required.

Collège des Bernardins, Paris

Through May 19

Un-still life

The thinktank Forum Vie Mobile presents The Lives We Lead, a photography collection documenting the changing, in-motion lives of a diverse range of people living across France.

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Through 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

Through August 21

Inflatable art

For Pop Air, the artworks of 15 international artists are blown up and made inflatable for visitors young and old to enjoy. In collaboration with the Balloon Museum in Rome. Above: An inflatable work of art, © Cupid’s Koi Garden by ENESS.

La Villette, Paris

Through May 22

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, Paris

April 22-24

Massive book fair

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

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

Through May 29

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce‘s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of online readings.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

April 22

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Notre-Dame Brûle, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.

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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