Paris Update Events 27.06.18

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through July 6

Pop music movies

Ciné! Pop! Wizz!: a film festival featuring pop music, from Barry Lyndon to Showgirls.

Forum des Images, Paris

June 28-July 8

Films in Arabic

The first Festival des Cinémas Arabes presents shorts, feature films and documentaries from all Arab-speaking countries.

Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

June 30-July 22

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).

Parc Floral, Paris

June 30

Gay Pride

LGBT in the streets. The parade starts at 2pm at Place de la Concorde and ends on Place de la République, where a concert will be held until 10pm.


Through September 1

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

July 1-4

Cheap Cinema

See first-run films for €4 in participating cinemas during the Fête du Cinéma.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 30

Malcolm McDowell

A retrospective of the actor’s long career.

Cinémathèque Française, Pari

Through July 4

Master of thrills

Retrospective of the films of Brian De Palma.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

July 3 & July 10

Lunchtime Bach

Concerts des Midi-Trente des Blancs-Manteaux is a series designed to give young musicians a chance to perform in public. Cellist Guillaume Wang will play Bach suites. Free admission; donations accepted.

Église des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

June 23-July 14

Chopin a go go

Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with master’s piano music.

Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne

July 1

Book sale for a good cause

The SOS Help Line periodically raises money for its English-language hotline with a sale of thousands of books. Bag of books for €5.

Saint Joseph’s Church, Paris

Through August 7

Retail sales

The official biannual six-week sales period.

Retailers all over France

 Through June 30

Multidisciplinary music festival

From the website: “Learn and unlearn, code and decode the world; four verbs that define a festival.” If that grabs you, Festival ManiFeste is for you.

Ircam & Centre Pompidou, Paris

Summer 2018

Summer Party

The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties called Mona Darlin’ featuring electronic music.

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris

Through July 5

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint Denis

June 30-July 8

Eclectic music festival

Days Off presents acts ranging from David Byrne to Etienne Daho.

Philharmonie de Paris

Through Oct. 6

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.

Various locations

June 29

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite (Sorry Angel), directed by Christophe Honoré.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

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