Paris Update This Week’s Events
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> All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings. Forum des Images, Paris, through July 31.
> Virtuoso pianists strut their stuff in this festival, with 13 concerts and five master classes. Reid Hall, Paris, June 26-July 2.
> Jazz festival in the Paris suburbs with international and French acts. Various locations, through June 29.
Changements de Têtes
> Festival of films about disguises, masks and transformation, along with them Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ed Wood and Lost Highway. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 30.
> Festival of short films. Various locations, Seine-Saint-Denis, through June 25.
Festival Chopin à Paris
> The summer Chopin festival in the park. Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne, June 18-July 14.
> Festival promoting the work of young European photographers. Centquatre & Gare de l’Est, Paris, through June 26.
Festival de Saint Denis
> Music festival featuring both stars and young talents. Various locations, Saint Denis, through June 24.
Festival des Cultures Juives
> Jewish cultural festival: films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences. Various locations, Paris, through June 28.
Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through July 19.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> The popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 2.
> A music/multidisciplinary festival in connection with the “Art Pauvre” (Arte Povera) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou poses the question: What does “poor” mean in art and innovation today? Ircam, Paris, through July 2.
Fête de Montmartre
> Concerts, wine and food tastings, shadow theater, children’s activities and more in the Renoir Garden of the Musée de Montmartre, Paris. through June 26.
Fête du Cinéma
> First-run films for €4 in participating cinemas. June 26-29.
Films sous les Etoiles
> Free outdoor film screenings in the Parc de Saint Cloud, June 23-25.
Kiosques en Fête
> The bandstands in Paris’s parks come alive with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.
La Champenoise-Fête du Champagne
> A champagne fair featuring 70 champagne producers as well as local food purveyors. Marché du Boulingrin, Reims, June 25-26.
Lost in Frenchlation
> The film Elle (directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Isabelle Huppert) shown with English subtitles. Studio 28, Paris, June 24.
Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 19.
Opéra Côté Cour
> Free outdoor opera performances. Cour Saint-Emilion, June 26 at 3:30pm and 5pm.
Paris Jazz Festival
> Free weekend jazz concerts in the park. Parc Floral (admission to park: €6), Paris, through July 31.
> Retail sales in Paris stores: through Aug. 2.
> Book now for this three-day AIDS benefit with 80 rock concerts. Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, June 24-26.