Paris Update Events 22.05.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

May 23-26

Cutting edge creators

The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Révélations.

Grand Palais, Paris

May 16-27

Jazz festival

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

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

Through May 27

Joan Crawford retrospective

The iconic actress, whose career spanned silent cinema to the golden age of Hollywood, is celebrated in this retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paria

Through May 30

Naples on film

In Napoli!, 30 films showcase the clichés and the realities of life in Italy’s most-filmed city after Rome.

Forum des Images, Paris

May 18-September 16

The Paris of yesterday

For the 80th anniversary of renowned Paris photography collection Roger-Viollet, Bercy Village is decorated with thirty black-and-white photos showing the architecture, history and daily life of 20th-century Paris.

Bercy Village, Paris

May 25

Literary evening

The Nuit de la Littérature, being held this year in Montmartre, presents 17 foreign authors reading their work in French.

Various venues, Paris

May 23-June 2

Flower Power

The iconic Hôtel Louisiane in Saint-Germain-des-Prés plays host to a unique exhibition of contemporary artists’ work on Paris in the 60s and 70s.

Hôtel Louisiane, Paris

May 25-26

Celebrations in the library

The French National Library opens its doors for La Bibliothèque Parlante, a weekend of readings and performances. A rarely-seen Victor Hugo manuscript will be on-show.

Bibliothèque Nationale de la France, Paris

May 24-27


Some 115 artists open their studios to the public for Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville, an occasion to discover not only artworks but also hidden gardens and courtyards in Belleville.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 1

Plays from all over Europe

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe, this year keeping in mind the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

Through June 2

Unique photography exhibition

Objectif Photo returns for the second year running, exhibiting photos taken by nearly 800 elementary schoolchildren on the theme of fraternity.

Centquatre, Paris

June 5

Art festival by night

Over 50 galleries and collectors present works on the theme of nature at this year’s Nocturne Rive Droite.

Various locations, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Through June 6

Festival of innovation

The 100% festival showcases cutting edge theatre, dance, and art over several months.

La Villette, Paris

June 7-9

Street art festival

Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the center of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.

Nanterre Centre-Ville

June 7-9

Art history in Fontainebleau

Art history specialists from across the globe gather at the Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art for a weekend of free conferences, debates and guided visits celebrating art new and old. Above: “Neighbor Boy Matts Bergom,” by Carl Larsson; this year’s festival will focus on the people of Scandinavian nations.

Château de Fontainebleau

Through June 26

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the sixth edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events including theatre and cinema.

Various locations, France

Through June 30

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through 28 July

Art meets cinema

An imagined path is drawn between the lives of Pablo Picasso and his admirer, renowned Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini in the exhibition “Quand Fellini Rêvait de Picasso.”

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

May 23-22 September

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

May 30-June 9

Directors’ Fortnight

The features and short subjects entered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris.

Forum des Images, Paris

June 3-July 3

Classical music festival

The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.

Various locations, Saint Denis

June 8-August 31

Balloons in Bercy Village

After her colorful umbrella installation was well-received last year, Portuguese artist returns to decorate Bercy Village with colored balloons. Other decorations and a bubble pool will provide summer entertainment.

Bercy Village, Paris

May 25

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Mon Bébé (Sweetheart), directed by Lisa Azuelos.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris

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