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
The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).
Parc Floral, Paris
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
See first-run films for €4 in participating cinemas during the Fête du Cinéma.
Various locations, Paris
Through June 30
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
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
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
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
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.
French film with English subtitles
Lost in Frenchlation presents Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite (Sorry Angel), directed by Christophe Honoré.