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Calendar of Paris Events

November 5-8
The boutique charity organization Emmaüs (105 Boulevard Davout, 20th) is having a "Kilo Sale" where mens, womens and childrens used clothing are sold for €10/kilo (that's a lot of clothing). Daily 11am-7:45pm. 

November 8-16
The 39th annual Salon Marjolaine, the largest organic fair in Paris, takes place this week at the Parc Floral (Bois de Vincennes) with 550 stands selling everything organic you could imagine. There are also plenty of food stands for lunch onsite, a vestiaire, and a little shuttle from the metro Château de Vincennes to the entrance of the Parc Floral. Open 10:30am-7pm. Entry €9, but you can get a €3 discount voucher on the website to print out in advance. You can also see my article and video from my visit in 2010. 

November 8-11
The Château Vaux le Vicomte is hosting its annual Palais au Chocolat. The palace will be decorated with chocolate artworks created by some of the biggest names in chocolate. Tickets are €16.50 (€13.50 for kids 6-18), which includes access to the château and gardens and exhibits throughout the estate; you can reserve them in advance online. Open 10am-6pm.

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Saturday
Apr032010

Adanowsky Concert Tonight at Bus Paladium

On Wednesday I went to L'International Bar on the Rue Moret in the 11th to see Adanowsky, just back from a successful tour in Latin America, play for a crowd of mostly friends and family. I've seen Adan play before, and he's a born entertainer, so it was a pleasure to see him en forme and to hear some of the songs from his new album Amador (many in Spanish, because although he grew up in France, Adan's mother is Mexican-Irish and his father is the Chilean director Alejandro  Jodorowsky, so he's fluent in many languages). The boys from Gush joined in for a few songs (they'll be opening for Adan at La Cigale on June 8), and the show ended with a raucous singalong with the packed crowd followed by a DJ set by the ever-present master of ceremonies Nicolas Ullmann.

Adanowsky and Nicolas Ullmann

As much as I like the old-school basement atmosphere of L'International, tonight's free show at the Bus Paladium (6 Rue Fontaine, 9th) is bound to be even better. Free entry, concert at 10pm downstairs, restaurant (warning: quite pricey) open upstairs from 9pm. Whether you're a fan or just looking for some good entertainment for the evening, I highly recommend checking it out (although I must say that listening to him sing in Spanish makes me wish I was somewhere warmer than Paris right now...spring can come anyday!)

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