Paris Update Events 6.04.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through April 30

Cutting-edge creativity

Festival 100% spotlights up-and-coming artists across a range of disciplines.

La Villette, Paris

Through June 4

Ukrainian food

Three refugees from Ukraine serve up their country’s traditional dishes at Daniel Rose’s restaurant La Bourse et la Vie, renamed La Borscht et La Vie for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds going to charities supporting victims of the conflict.

La Bourse et la Vie, Paris

April 7-10

Paris’s art scene

Art Paris is back for its 24th edition, with a range of exhibitions and artists from across the country.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

April 14

Street food

The return of a monthly street-food pop-up, Le Food Market, where entry is free and dishes cost a maximum of €10.

23 Rue Boyer, Paris

April 8-10

New independent film

Filmmakers from around the world are spotlighted at ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival.

Les 7 Parnassiens, Paris


Notre Dame in AR

The history of the iconic Parisian landmark, from its construction in the middle ages to the 2019 fire, chronicled in augmented reality. Reservation required.

Collège des Bernardins, Paris

April 14-August 21

Inflatable art

For Pop Air, the artworks of 15 international artists are blown up and made inflatable for visitors young and old to enjoy. In collaboration with the Balloon Museum in Rome. Above: One of the inflatable works, Cupid’s Koi Garden by ENESS © 

La Villette, Paris

April 7-10

Spotlight on African art

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will present the work of 50 artists from Africa and the African diaspora.

Christie’s, Paris

Through May 19

Un-still life

The thinktank Forum Vie Mobile presents The Lives We Lead, a photography collection documenting the changing, in-motion lives of a diverse range of people living across France.

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

April 9-16

Novel dance festival

Corcondan(s)e puts together choreographers with writers to produce original performance pieces from scratch.

Various locations, France

Through April 10

Cutting-edge design

PAD, the world’s first design fair when founded in 1998, is still going strong.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Through June 21

Drawing season

Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.

Various venues, France

Through May 22

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, Paris

April 7

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on March 31 at noon.

Maison des Acteurs du Paris Durable, Paris

April 22-24

Massive book fair

The Festival du Livre brings together publishers, authors and book lovers.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

Through May 29

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce‘s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of online readings.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

April 7

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Ils Sont Vivants, followed by a Q&A with director Jérémie Elkaïm.

Luminor, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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