Paris Update This Week’s Events
For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Black Summer Festival
> Funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, jazz, hip-hop, blues and salsa at this summer music festival. Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, through July 26.
Cinéma au Clair de Lune
> Free outdoor films in various unusual locations around Paris. July 24-Aug. 9.
Cinéma en Plein Air
> Theme for this year’s free outdoor film festival: “Home Cinema.” La Villette, Paris, through Aug. 23.
Ciné Quartier 13
> Free outdoor films in the parks of the 13th arrondissement on Friday evenings. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 7.
Festival Européen Jeunes Talents
> Classical and contemporary music by talents from all over Europe. Various locations, Paris, through July 25.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Extraordinary Gardens, Collectors’ Gardens” is the theme of this year’s popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 1.
Festival les Pestacles
> Concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 23.
Le Jardin à l’Heure d’Eté
> The garden of the Institut Suédois open to the public for the summer. Library, pop-up café and deck chairs for reading. Entrance at 10 rue Elzévir, Paris, through Aug. 30.
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs. Glaz’Art, Paris, through Oct. 3.
Les Etés de la Danse
> International dance festival featuring the Aivin Ailey Dance Theater. Théâtre du Châtelet, through July 26.
> Free activities and events on the Place de La Défense, Paris, through Aug. 23.
L’Eté du Canal, l’Ourcq en Fêtes.
> Boat rides, canal tours, dance performance, concerts, street art, outdoor films, balls and more around the Canal de l’Ourcq.Various locations, Paris & Seine Saint Denis, hrough Aug. 23.
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. 15.
> A “cross-disciplinary” festival — art, performances, theater, cinema, etc. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through July 20.
> Fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine (July 20-Aug. 16) and the Bassin de la Villette (July 20-Aug. 23): sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts (in front of the Hôtel de Ville) and more, Paris.
Paris Jazz Festival
> Free outdoor weekend jazz concerts, with an expanded program this year. Parc Floral (admission: €6), Paris, through July 26.
Paris Quartier d’Eté
> Annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 8.
> Free outdoor concerts on the weekends of world music: tango, Cuban, Senegalese, Breton, Irish and more. La Villette, Paris, through July 26.
> Free outdoor concerts of electronic music on Sundays. Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, July 19, 26 & Aug. 2.
> Retail sales in Paris through Aug. 4.