The Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art spotlights the United States this year, with special guests Jeff Koons and Frederick Wiseman.
Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau
Theater in English
“Some Stupid Bitch Killed Ana Peaceful,” by Anton Bonnici, is an erotic comedy featuring dialogues between four sets of women, inspired by the life of radical feminist Valerie Solanas.
Le Pavé d’Orsay, Paris, June 8-10.
Giant bike rally
The Convergence Francilienne brings together riders from all over the Ile de France, who converge at Bastille and parade to Invalides for a picnic. See website for routes. June 4.
> The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties featuring electronic music. Paris, beginning June 1.
Benefit jazz concert
> Jazz and food by chef Yves Camdeborde at Secours Pop Live, for the benefit of Secours Populaire. La Petite Halle de la Villette, Paris, June 12.
Royal costume ball
> Pretend you are in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie-Antoinette and attend the garden party of Le Bal des Princesses. Period costume mandatory. Le Pavillon du Lac, Bois de Vincennes, June 10.
> The Banlieues Bleues festival brings international and French jazz acts to the Paris suburbs. Various locations, through June 31.
Classical music festival
> The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents. Various locations, Saint Denis, through June 30.
> The features and short subjects entered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris. Forum des Images, Paris, June 5-10.
French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Frédéric Baillif and Kantarama Gahigiri’s Tapis Rouge, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, June 2.
Festival of short films
> Le Court en Dit Long. Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, through June 4.
More short films
> Côté Court. Various locations, Paris and suburbs, June 7-17.
> The Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France brings films and stars to cities in France, including Paris. Various locations, through July 19.
All about gardens
> Jardins, Jardin includes gardens designed by well-known landscape architects, an urban farm and more. Tuileries Garden, Paris, June 1-4.
> For the Rendez-vous aux Jardins, public and private gardens all over France open their gates and offer educational tours, concerts, tastings and more. Various locations, Paris, June 2-4.
Green music festival
> We Love Green, with concerts by Justice, Camille and many more. Bois de Vincennes, Paris, June 10-11.
Left Bank gallery crawl
> Open house at 50 galleries for Art Saint Germain des Prés. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.
Gold in galleries
> The Carré Rive Gauche, an association of Left Bank galleries, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an event called ExtrORdinaire, featuring gold in works of art. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.
Dance in historic sites
> Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux. Various locations, through Oct. 21.