Paris Update This Week’s Events
For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
> All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings. Forum des Images, Paris, through July 31.
> Virtuoso pianists strut their stuff in this festival, with 13 concerts and five master classes. Reid Hall, Paris, June 26-July 2.
Changements de Têtes
> Festival of films about disguises, masks and transformation, along with them Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ed Wood and Lost Highway. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 30.
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.
Festival Chopin à Paris
> The summer Chopin festival in the park. Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne, through July 14.
> Festival promoting the work of young European photographers. Centquatre & Gare de l’Est, Paris, through June 26..
Festival des Cultures Juives
> Jewish cultural festival: films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences. Various locations, Paris, through June 28.
Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through July 19.
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.
> A music/multidisciplinary festival in connection with the “Art Pauvre” (Arte Povera) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou poses the question: What does “poor” mean in art and innovation today? Ircam, Paris, through July 2.
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.
Paris Jazz Festival
> Free weekend jazz concerts in the park. Parc Floral (admission to park: €6), Paris, through July 31.
> Retail sales in Paris stores: through Aug. 2.