Paris Update Events 23.03.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through April 3

Painting en plein air

Only a couple of weeks left to see “Sur le Motif,” a wonderful exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century open-air paintings, accompanied by an inspiring show of the work of contemporary printmaker Charles Donker. 

Fondation Custodia, Paris

Through March 31

Spotlight on Mali

This year’s Africapitales Festival focuses on Malian artists working in various disciplines.

Various venues, Paris

March 27

Vintage vehicles

Over 700 retro cars and motorbikes take to the streets of Paris for the 22nd annual Traversée de Paris, beginning at the Château de Vincennes.


Through March 26

World cinema

Films from across the globe, selected by Paris’s cultural institutes, are on show during the Festival du Cinéma du Monde.

Les 3 Luxembourgs, Paris

Through March 27

Music festival

Live concerts all over the town of Beauvais, many of them free, for the 27th Festival Blues Autour de Zinc. 

Various venues, Beauvais

Through April 5

Ukrainian cinema

In solidarity with Ukraine, La Cinémathèque Française presents The Long Farewell (Dolgie Provody, 1971), a melancholy film about a son leaving home by the late Soviet-Ukrainian director Kira Muratova.


Through April 4

The Joy of Life

Works by Matisse, de Kooning and other art world luminaries are on show in the exhibtion “Le Bonheur de Vivre” at this new Paris gallery.

Forma, Paris

Through June 21

Drawing season

Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.

Various venues, France

March 30-April 3

Restored film festival

The latest edition of Toute la Mémoire du Monde brings to light the work of archivists, studios and laboratories to preserve film footage from the past.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through May 22

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, Paris

Through March 28

Howard Hawks

A retrospective of the renowned director’s œuvre. 

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

April 7

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on March 31 at noon.

Maison des Acteurs du Paris Durable, Paris

April 22-24

Massive book fair

The Festival du Livre brings together publishers, authors and book lovers.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

April 2-May 29

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of events.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

March 24

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Rien à Foutre (Zero Fucks Given), followed by a Q&A with directors Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre.

L’Arlequin, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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