Saturday
Mar032018

Paris Events Calendar - March 2018

March 7
Tickets for the French Open at Roland Garros (May 21 to June 10) go on sale today. Book ASAP to get yours, they always go fast!

March 8-9 
The monthly «Music by the Glass» chamber series by Sinfonietta includes a wine tasting and buffet dînatoire following the concert, offering a unique experience for guests and artists to mingle and enjoy a wonderful evening.  The Thursday evening concert is at the Salle André Marchal (7th), and the Friday evening concert is presented in a private residence in the 14th.  The concept, program, and artists are the same for both evenings. This month features three musicians -- Perceval Gilles on violon, Sarah Sultan on violoncelle, and Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov on piano -- performing Claude Debussy's "Trio pour violon, violoncelle et piano en sol majeur" (1880), and Maurice Ravel's "Trio pour violon, violoncelle et piano en la mineur" (1914). Tickets are just €25. For more info and to book your place, click here.

 

March 9-18
The 96th annual Foire de Chatou gathers nearly 500 antique and second-hand dealers at île des Impressionnistes, 10 minutes from Paris. This year they’re celebrating French culinary history with the theme "Dinner is Served!"– expect high quality goods from vintage jewellery to industrial furniture, mid-century lighting to 18th century antiquities. Plus regional French foods, oysters and both a cocktail and a champagne bar! Entry €6 (free for under-15s); there’s a free shuttle bus from RER station Rueil-Malmaison.

March 16-19
Vivre Autrement is an ethical and organic trade show at the Parc Floral in the Bois de Vincennes. Stands cover food, wine, home, beauty, and travel. Entry €7, or you can subscribe for free entry on the website. 

March 16-19
As you’ll know if you’ve been to Paris, this is a city that loves books. The Paris book fair, Livre Paris, is a major cultural event; this year there’ll be almost 3000 authors signing their books and speaking, and over 800 events and activities. Buy books, watch debates and see behind-the-scenes of the world of publishing. Entry is €8, or €10 on the weekend, at Porte de Versailles.

March 24-25
Live in Paris? Learn basic first aid (and how to call emergency services en français) this weekend in the City of Paris's free annual workshops "Paris Qui Sauve". They take place all weekend 10am-7pm at the Hôtel de Ville, sign up for your free spot here: Paris.fr/parisquisauve

March 25
Run for a good cause! Today in Paris there are no less than three races with proceeds going to charitable causes: 1) The Course de La Jonquille (Daffodil Race) is a 5k and 10k run or 3.5k walk in support of the Cancer Research at the Curie Institute. If you'd like to participate, the cost is €15 and you'll need a medical certificate (see more info here). They also need volunteers to help out, or "bénévols". If you're not sporty or in Paris that day, you can buy these cute daffodil accessories to support the cause. 2) The Soli'Run is a 6k or 10k run, 1-2km for kids) or 4k walk for Habitat for Humanity in France (housing for those in need) in the Bois de Boulogne, €7-€20, registration possible the day of the race if paces are available, medical certificate necessary for the runs. 3) Dog lovers can run with their pooch in the Wamiz Run in support of the Guide Dog Associaltion of Paris, in the Bois de Vincennes. There is a 6k run and a 4k walk. If registration is closed, you can still check out the "Village", free to all, with agility demonstrations, food stands and all sorts of services and products to spoil your dog.

Other Paris calendar links

▪       For French Theatre with English surtitles: Theatre in Paris 

▪       For general events around Paris (including sporting events): Que Faire à Paris?

▪       For literary events, readings, and classes: Monthly Paris Listing

▪       For mainstream events visit the Paris Office of Tourism

Saturday
Jan202018

Paris Events Calendar - January-February 2018

Through January 7
If you saw Midnight in Paris you'll recognize the Musée des Arts Forains, a private museum of antique carnival and fair rides and decor in a stunning setting, open by reservation only for the holidays, La Festival du Merveilleux. Guided tours of 2 hours by an elf, where you'll get a chance to go on the rides and attend a magical music show. Tickets €14, tours daily (including Christmas), in French with an English handout. 10am -- 6pm.

Through January 7
The family-owned Château Vaux-le-Vicomte (the 17th-century palace that inspired Versailles) becomes a Christmas wonderland in December, decorated from top to bottom, each room in a different holiday theme, fireplaces ablaze, and holiday music playing. And at night the château facade and the gardens are lit with festive lights. It's a magical experience, not to be missed! There are even carriage rides on the grounds. Open the weekends of December 2-3, December 9-10, December 16-17, and every day from December 23-January 7 (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day) from 10:30am-6pm. Entry €18.50 for adults, reserve in advance online (where you'll also find the schedule for the shuttle from Melun train station to the chateau). 

January 10-February 20
The annual winter sales, aka Les Soldes. Honestly, the rules about when and how sales can take place in France since the economic crise have essentially made the sales irrelevant. There are sales all of the time now (often called "promotion" or "7 Jours BHV" or something like that), and websites and shops that do "ventes privées" which are open to anyone. 

January 20-27
Looking for a way to cozy up the chilly winter nights? It's time for the annual Paris Cocktail Week, with 75 participating bars promoting 150 special cocktails (with and without alcohol for those sticking to New Year's resolutions to cut back) and 50 special events and workshops. To participate you can get your free pass on the official site.
   
January 29-February 14
The 11th edition of the Festival au Fil des Voix features some of the best World Music singers from all over the world. "For 15 events and 24 concerts, artists from Iran, Pakistan, Guadeloupe, Corsica, Benin, Basque country, Australia… will perform at the Alhambra and at the Studio de l’Ermitage in Paris." Tickets €15-25, multi-concert passes available in the French version of the site only.
  
February 2-4
Ready to explore the hidden side of Paris? This weekend is the annual Paris Face Caché with visits under three categories: "L'Inconnu", "L'Interdit", and "Artistes Cachés". Some are free, some are paid (€9-€15), reserve your spots now, many are already "complet"! See the full program here.
  
February 9-10
The monthly «Music by the Glass» chamber series by Sinfonietta includes a wine tasting and buffet dînatoire following the concert, offering a unique experience for guests and artists to mingle and enjoy a wonderful evening.  Typically, the Friday evening concert is presented in a private residence and Saturday evening in a public space.  The concept, program, and artists are the same for both evenings. This month features three sensational artists in an adventurous program of Frank Bridge and Antonin Dvořák: Verena Chen on violin, Yan Levionnois on cello, and Guillaume Bellom on piano, who was awarded the Révélation de Victoire de la Musique Classique in 2017.  To watch Guillaume and Yann performing together during their recent recording session, click here. Tickets are just €25. For more info and to book your place, click here.

February 16-25
The Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Dog on February 16th with several events around Paris all weeklong, including the big Chinese New Year Parade in the 13th arrondissement (the largest Chinatown district in France) on February 25th starting on Avenue d'Ivry. There are also events in the 3rd arrondisselent and Belleville district. See the full schedule here
 
February 21
Theatre in Paris is hosting their first Expats Theatre Night with the bestselling show "I Love Piaf" (with english subtitles above the stage). "This is a moving, heart-warming, intimate 'revue' type show which spills the secrets of Edith Piaf in between her powerful ballads. Featuring the World's Best Accordeonist (2016) Aurélien Noël and 'The Voice France' star Karoline Rose, you're in for a truly Parisian night. This show embodies the charm of Paris autrefois and will both take you back in time, and make you want to sing along to Piaf for days to come." Tickets include the show and a pre-show drink at the nearby Folie's Café. Limited space, sign up quick! More info here.

Other Paris calendar links

▪       For French Theatre with English surtitles: Theatre in Paris 

▪       For general events around Paris: Que Faire à Paris?

▪       For literary events, readings, and classes: Monthly Paris Listing

▪       For mainstream events visit the Paris Office of Tourism

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