Paris Update Events 28.10.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

November 5-11, December 6-13

Charity art auction

Twenty-six portraits of inspiring women like Kamala Harris, Amal Clooney, Vivienne Westwood and Jane Campion by such leading contemporary artists as Jean-Michel Othoniel and Joana Vasconcelos will be auctioned for Togeth’her 2020. Online sale November 5-11 and exhibition on December 6-13.

Online and Monnaie de Paris

November 4

Eco-friendly eating

Chefs across France offer meals whose production created as few carbon emissions as possible for the Journée Nationale Zéro Carbo.

Various restaurants, France

October 28-November 7

Jean-Claude Carrière retrospective

The work of the famous novelist, screenwriter and actor Jean-Claude Carrière is celebrated at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

November 6-8

Open studios in Montmartre

Artists open their studios to the public for Portes Ouvertes d’Anvers Aux Abbesses.

Various locations in Montmartre

November 2-30

Films from the Roaring 20s

Groundbreaking films from the 1920s are screened for Novémbre Experimental. 

Various locations, Paris

Through October 29

Women of Soviet Cinema

Until 1960, the USSR had more female directors than any other country: the Pionnières du Cinéma Soviétique retrospective explores their work. Above: A screencap from Sacha (1930), one of the films being shown.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through October 29

Storefront art

Paris Internationale: a contemporary art fair with 26 galleries in a vacant grocery store.

12, rue de Montyon, 75009 Paris

Through October 30

Outsider art

Signed works by 42 artists, including the famous and the more underground, are available at the Outsider Art Fair.

Atelier Richelieu, Paris

October 28-31

Celebrating culture

Artists practicing a range of crafts illustrate the importance of the cultural patrimony during the International Heritage Fair.

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

November 13-15

Photo fair

First-time exhibitors and first-time buyers are encouraged at Fotofever 2020.

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

November 13-15

African Art and Design

Also Known As Africa, France’s only design fair devoted to African style returns for its fifth edition.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

November 6-21

Focus on photos in Saint Germain

Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, museums, cultural centers and bookshops.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 2021

Discovering art history

Learn how to appreciate and analyze art in its historical context in a range of masterclasses offered by Les Paris de l’Art 2020/21.

Various locations, Paris & Online

Through October 31

French food frenzy

A celebration of gourmet French food, as seen by scientists, chefs and artists, complete with tastings, at the Cité de la Gastronomie Paris-Rungis. 

La Villette, Paris

Through November 1

Autumn shopping fair

Find housewares, food and seasonal shopping at this year’s Foire d’Automne.

Paris Expo, Paris

Through November 13

Melodrama on film

For Tant qu’Il y Aura du Mélo, the melodrama or “women’s film” is reassessed in a new light.

Forum des images, Paris

November 7

LGBT+ Pride

LGBT in the streets. The annual Paris Pride Parade has been postponed to November 7, 2020.


Through December 31

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

October 29

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation presents La Cité de la Peur (Fear City: a family-style comedy) directed by Alain Berbérian.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

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