Paris Update This Week’s Events
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Art Saint Germain des Prés
> Open house at 60 Left Bank galleries. Various venues, Paris, May 28-31.
> Retrospective of the films of the great sad-faced comedian. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 1.
Festival Ciné Palestine
> Festival of Palestinan feature and short films. Various locations, Paris, May 29-June 7.
Festival de l’Imaginaire
> Performances by troupes from around the world, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris, through May 31.
Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through June 30.
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 Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés
> Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names. Various locations, Paris, through June 1.
Festival l’Afrique dans tous les Sens
> A celebration of African music, film, art, fashion, dance, cuisine and more. Various locations, Paris, through June 7.
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.
Nocturne Rive Droite
> Seventy Right Bank galleries hold special openings. Various venues, Paris, June 3.
> A “cross-disciplinary” festival — art, performances, theater, cinema, etc. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through July 20.
Philippe de Broca
> Retrospective of the films of the “poet of derision,” director Philippe de Broca. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 1.
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
> The features and short subjects entered in this category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris. Forum des Images, Paris, May 28-June 7.
Salon d’Art Contemporain de Montrouge
> Festival of contemporary art featuring emerging artists. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, through June 3.
Singapour en France
> Singapore comes to France with exhibitions and events in the areas of architecture and design, the visual arts, film, dance, theater and music. Various locations, Paris and other French cities, through June 30.
> Book now for this three-day AIDS benefit with 80 rock concerts. Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, June 26-28.
We Love Green
> Music festival with a green theme. Concerts by Seun Kuti, Django Django, Ghost Culture, Joey Badass and many more. Parc de Bagatelle, Paris, May 30-31.