Paris Update Events 22.04.2024

Links to events happening this week in Paris

April 25

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Peau d’Âne, directed by Jacques Demy.

L’Arlequin, Paris

April 26

Œnological journey

Wine expert Charlie Arturaola guides a voyage through Chinese vineyards during his latest Travel in a Glass of Wine dinner. Wine and three-course meal included. Reservation required.

Novotel Belleville, Paris

Through April 28

Cutting-edge creativity

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

La Villette, Paris

April 27-28

Nerds united

Exhibitions, performances, escape games, cosplay shows and more await fans of everything from manga to heroic fantasy, Star Wars and superheroes at the Paris Fan Festival.

Paris Expos, Porte de Versailles, Paris

May 5

All things opera

Opera houses across France open their doors to visitors and put on performances and workshops for Tous à l’Opéra!

Various locations, France

May 2-5

Charitable art sale

The Solid’Art contemporary art fair is also a charitable event that raises money to send children from low-income families on vacation.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

May 2-5

African cinema

NollywoodWeek Paris promotes cinema from Nigeria and the wider African diaspora.

Cinéma l’Arlequin, Paris

May 1-12

Retail heaven

You can buy just about anything at the century-old Foire de Paris, a gigantic pop-up store.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

May 18

Late-night art

Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées. 

Various locations, Paris & Europe

May 11-19

All things bread

Samples, stalls and more from Pantin’s bakers at La Fête du Pain.

Parvis de Notre-Dame, Paris

May 13-20

Jazz festival

Concerts, conferences and master classes abound at Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Various locations in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

May 20-26

Brewer’s bash

Local bars will feature craft beers May 20-26, and 60 French microbrewers will be on hand for the Paris Beer Festival (May 25-26) at Ground Control.

Various locations & Ground Control, Paris

May 26

Festival of Colors, Love and Spring.

Celebration of the joyous Fête de Holi. Don’t wear your best clothes in case you are caught in a shower of color.

 Jardin d’Acclimatation, Paris

Through June 2

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers. Pictured: “Ilinx” by Jeremy Appert.

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 small-group masterclasses, agent consultations, panel discussions, and more. The Fiction/Novel and Creative Nonfiction masterclasses are full, but there are still a few spaces in Screen and TV Writing (Diane Lake), Short Fiction (Kevin Brockmeier), Travel Writing (Don George), and Poetry (Heather Hartley). Open to writers of all levels.

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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