For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Banksy in the burbs
> A special exhibition of works by guerilla artist Bansky and other street artists. La Réserve, Malakoff, through Sept. 10.
American film festival
> Films by up-and-coming directors in competition at the Deauville American Film Festival, with premiers, tributes, celebrity appearances and more. Deauville, through Sept. 11.
French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Translation presents L’Économie du Couple (After Love). Studio 28, Paris, Sept. 16.
Celebrating North American writers
> Great lineup of North American authors at Festival America, including James Ellroy, Garth Risk Hallberg, Marlon James, Laura Kasischke, Greil Marcus, Colum McCann, Stewart O’Nan, Kevin Powers, Don Winslow and more. Various locations, Vincennes, Sept. 11-14.
Free outdoor opera
> Opéra Côté Cour puts on live performances at 3:30pm and 5pm. Bercy Village, Paris, Sept. 11, 18 & 25.
Free classical concerts in the park
> The Festival Classique au Vert brings music to the Parc Floral (admission: €6) on summer weekends, Paris, through Sept. 18.
More classical music in a green setting
> The Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux is held in the Parc de Sceaux, Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 18.
Classical, world, jazz & electronic music
> The Festival d’Ile de France holds concerts in various locations in Paris and elsewhere, through Oct. 9.
> The popular Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire is held annually in the park of the Château de Chaumont in Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 2.
Especially for kids
> The Festival les Pestacles offers concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 28.
Fun in the Marais
> The Festival Les Traversées du Marais brings a rich program of concerts, electro balls, installations and performances to the monuments, courtyards and gardens of the Marais. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 9-11.
Communists’ annual party
> The Fête de l’Humanité features concerts by top acts (Lauryn Hill, Lindsey Stirling, Alain Souchon, Laurent Voulzy and more), debates, exhibitions and more. Parc Départemental Georges Valbon, La Courneuve, Sept. 9-11.
Jonathan Franzen & other literary lights
> A new book event, the Forum FNAC Livres, offers signings, talks, roundtables, etc. This year’s featured guest is Jonathan Franzen. Free admission. Carreau du Temple, Paris, Sept. 2-4.
Jazz stars at La Villette
> Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, Chucho Valdés and more at the annual Jazz à la Villette festival. La Villette, Paris, through Sept. 11.
Music & more in park bandstands
> Kiosques en Fête brings life to the bandstands in Paris’s parks with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.
Music on the beach
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs at La Plage de Glaz’Art. Paris, through Oct. 1.
Hitchcock’s silent films
> The festival Les Neufs Films Muets d’Alfred Hitchcock presents all the silent movies by the master of suspense. Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, through Sept. 27.
Free dance performances in national monuments
> Monuments en Mouvement stages dance performances in sites like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and more. Various locations, through Sept. 19.
Tribal art gallery walk
> Sixty Left Bank galleries show off their wares during Parcours des Mondes. Saint Germain des Prés, Paris, Sept. 6-11.
Design on display
> One hundred design-related events will be held during Paris Design Week. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 3-10.
Fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine
> Paris Plages offers a sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts and more. Paris, extended to Sept. 4.
Top of the tower
> The 16th-century Tour St. Jacques in the heart of Paris is temporarily open for guided tours and splendid views of the city. Reservation required. Paris, through Sept. 25.