Paris Update Events 21.09.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 23

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Rumba La Vie, directed by Franck Dubosc.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris

Through September 23

River art

Sens Dessus Dessous: art honoring the upcoming Paris Paralympic Games adorns several Paris bridges.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 23

Bring Pisano to France

The Musée de Cluny, Paris’s medieval museum, is seeking donations for the acquisition of a stunning Christ crucified figure in ivory by 13th-century Tuscan artist Giovanni Pisano.


September 24

Dancing in the streets

The annual Techno Parade takes place from noon to 7pm, with “after” parties to keep on moving.

Paris (see website for route details)

September 24

Open-air art

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Galerie Ouverte: artists from Paris’s 2oth arrondissement will exhibit their work on a charming square.

Place de la Réunion, Paris

September 22-25

Literary festival

Among the many prominent authors featured at Festival America this year’are Brandon Taylor, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Jonathan Franzen, Richard Ford, Russell Banks and Viet Thanh Nguyen. In addition to readings and interviews with writers, there will be films and exhibitions.

Various locations, Vincennes

September 23-25

Rare book fair

Some 150 booksellers will present their latest and rarest discoveries at the Salon du Livre Rare.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

September 9-25

Days at the Circus

Derring-do at the Village du Cirque festival.

Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris

September 22-25

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

September 23-25

Portuguese delicacies

Food and tableware from Portugal will be featured at the Food Temple festival.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

September 24-26


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

La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

Through September 28

A Peek at Puglia

Italophiles should not miss this free exhibition, “Apulia, Mystères des Pouilles entre Terre, Pierres et Mer,” on the fascinating region of Puglia in an 18th-century mansion with a lovely garden.

Institut Culturel Italien, Paris

September 3-30

Art on the Butte

The iconic windmill-topped Montmartre restaurant Moulin de la Galette hosts “Visages et Silhouettes,” an exhibition of the paintings of Anna Joffo.

Moulin de la Galette, Paris

October 1

Midnight culture

Art of all types will be on display in the streets of Paris late into the night during the annual Nuit Blanche festivities. The Métro will run all night.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 1

Candlelit château

Every Saturday, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its grounds will be lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

September 23–October 2

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair just outside Paris on the Impressionists Island makes a great weekend outing.

Chatou, Île-de-France

Through October 8

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations outside Paris

October 8-9 & 15-16

Fun with science

La Fête de la Science au Muséum goes all out to make science interesting to kids and adults in some of Paris’s leading museums.

Various locations, Paris

October 10-16

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the heritage meals can carry to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

September 3-October 22

Orlando revisited

Joseph Nechvatal, creator of virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations, presents the exhibition “Turning the Viral Tempest,” based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

Galerie Richard, Paris

September 3–October 30


The king of melodrama, director Douglas Sirk, is the subject of a retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

Through February 9, 2022

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

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