Paris Update This Week’s Events
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Deauville American Film Festival
> Films by up-and-coming directors in competition, with premiers, tributes, celebrity appearances and more. Deauville, Sept. 2-11.
> Great lineup of North American authors, including James Ellroy, Garth Risk Hallberg, Marlon James, Laura Kasischke, Greil Marcus, Colum McCann, Stewart O’Nan, Kevin Powers, Don Winslow and more, at this cultural festival. Various locations, Vincennes, Sept. 11-14.
Festival Classique au Vert
> Free outdoor classical concerts in the Parc Floral (admission: €6), Paris, through Sept. 18.
Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux
> Classical concerts, Parc de Sceaux, Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 18.
Festival d’Ile de France
> Concerts of classical, world, jazz and electronic music in various locations in Paris and other locations in the Ile de France, Sept. 3-Oct. 9.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> The popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 2.
Festival les Pestacles
> Concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 28.
Festival Les Traversées du Marais
> Concerts, electro balls, installations and performances in the monuments, courtyards and gardens of the Marais. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 9-11.
Fête de l’Humanité
> The Communist Party’s annual festival, with concerts (Lauryn Hill, Lindsey Stirling, Alain Souchon, Laurent Voulzy and more), debates, exhibitions and more. Parc Départemental Georges Valbon, La Courneuve, Sept. 9-11.
Forum FNAC Livres
> A new literary event with signings, talks, roundtables, etc., this year featuring Jonathan Franzen. Free admission. Carreau du Temple, Paris, Sept. 2-4.
Jazz à la Villette
> Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, Chucho Valdés and more at this annual jazz festival. La Villette, Paris, Aug. 30-Sept. 11.
Kiosques en Fête
> The bandstands in Paris’s parks come alive with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.
La Plage de Glaz’Art
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs. Glaz’Art, Paris, through Oct. 1.
Le Jardin à l’Heure d’Eté
> The garden of the Institut Suédois open to the public for the summer. Library, pop-up café and deck chairs for reading. Entrance at 10 rue Elzévir, Paris, through Aug. 25.
> Screenings of all of Hitchcock’s silent films. Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, Aug. 31-Sept. 27.
L’Été du Canal
> Theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars. Weekends in July and August, Canal de l’Ourcq.
Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and more. Various locations, through Sept. 19.
Parcours des Mondes
> Tribal-art gallery walk, 60 galleries, Saint Germain des Prés, Paris, Sept. 6-11.
Paris Design Week
> One hundred design-related events, various locations, Paris, Sept. 3-10.
> Fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine: sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts and more. Paris, through Sept. 4.
Paris Quartier d’Eté
> Annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 7.
Rock en Seine
> Three-day rock festival, featuring Iggy Pop, The Last Shadow Puppets, Massive Attack, the Foals and many other groups. Domaine de Saint-Cloud, Aug. 26-28.