Paris Update Events 29.01.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

February 14

Valentine’s Ball

Look ahead to Valentine’s Day: don’t miss tickets for the Paramour Le Bal, a charity ball raising funds for AIDS research in Paris’s beautiful Hôtel de Ville.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

January 31-February 2

Behind closed doors

Book now for Paris Face Cachée to visit places that are normally closed to the public.

Various venues, Paris and suburbs

Through February 4

Winter sales

Official four-week retail sales period.

All over France

January 30

Help the homeless

The people of Paris come together for Nuit de la Solidarité, an annual mass operation to help those sleeping on the city’s streets. Sign-ups are available in all arrondissements.

Various locations, Paris

Through February 1


Paris Cocktail Week offers master classes, special restaurant menus with cocktail/food pairings and other festivities.

Various venues, Paris

Through March 1

Godard retrospective

Iconic New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard is celebrated through film screenings, discussion groups and lectures.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through February 24

Encounters of art old and new

For Construire comme Perriand, three young architects created “modules for living” in response to the work of designer Charlotte Perriand. An evening event will take place on February 7. Above: “Symbiote,” a mobile, foldout living unit designed to be set up around a tree.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Through February 16

Free subtitled French films

My French Film Festival offers frees streaming of French movies.


Through Feb 7

World music

The Festival Au Fil des Voix presents concerts by musicians from Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Alhambra & Studio de l’Hermitage, Paris

Through February 8

Winter dancing

The Faits d’Hiver festival presents new dance performances.

Various venues, Paris and suburbs

Through February 9

Contemporary art exhibit

Festival Hors Piste returns for its fifteenth year, this edition focusing on the constant stream of images with which we are constantly bombarded in the technological age.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Through March 1

Installation art

Irish artist Sam Keogh shares Knotworld, a unique exhibition about the underbelly of the city.

Centre Culturel Irlandais

Through February 2

Paul Schrader retrospective

The work of another great director, this time hailing from the New Hollywood generation, is brought to light in Dans la Tête de Paul Schrader.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through March 8

World’s Fair architecture

An exhibition at the Musée Roybet Fould, Architectures Éphémères, looks at temporary buildings created for 19th-century World’s Fairs in France.

Courbevoie, Île-de-France

Through February 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

January 31

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation screens Le Lac aux Oies Sauvages (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hu / The Wild Goose Lake) directed by Diao Yinan.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

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