American-born travel journalist and guidebook author Heather Stimmler-Hall created the Secrets of Paris in 1999 to share the hidden side of the City of Light. Discover what you've been missing:
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February 8, 12, & 13
"Inspired by Slow Food Youth Movement's "Schnippel Disko" in Germany, Disco Soupe is a non-profit based in France that addresses issues of food waste through festive community events. We set up collective gatherings for people to peel, cut and prepare discarded fruits and vegetables ... to music! We turn the produce into soups and salads, then redistribute them for free." There are four dates in Paris in different locations, get more info (including the time it starts) on the Facebook site.
Through March 2
The Patinoire de Paris is a large ice skating rink in front of Hôtel de Ville. Free entry, €5 skate rental, gloves or mittens obligatory.
Through March 30
For the inaugural exposition of the newly-opened Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Ici Là et Au-Delafeatures four artists who explore Islam and the spiritual identity of the Goutte d'Or district of Paris: Abbas, Yazid Oulab, Patrizia Guerresi Maïmouna and Bruno Lemesle. Free entry, open Tues-Thurs 10am-9pm, Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday noon - 7pm.