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Two winged Parisians enjoying the “miroir 'd’eau” in front of the Fluctuat Nec Mergitur café on the Place de la République. Photo © Paris Update

 

Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

100% Doc
> All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings. Forum des Images, Paris, through July 31.

Banlieues Bleues
> Jazz festival in the Paris suburbs with international and French acts. Various locations, through June 29.

Festival Circulation(s)
> Festival promoting the work of young European photographers. Centquatre & Gare de l'Est, Paris, through June 26.

Festival Jazz à
Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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Swing dancing at the Irish Cultural Centre.

> Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names. Various venues, Paris, through May 31.

Kiosques en Fête
> The bandstands in Paris’s parks come alive with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 19.

Paris Fringe
> A new English-language theater festival, with 20 different pieces. Various venues, Paris, through May 29.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
> The features and short subjects entered in this category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris. Forum des Images, Paris, May 26-June 5.

Raoul Raúl
> Retrospective of films by the Chilean director. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through May 30.

Salon de Montrouge
> Festival of contemporary art featuring emerging artists. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, through May 31.

Sept Jours à Paris
> Open house at Paris galleries. Various venues, Paris, May 30-June 5.

We Love Green
> Music festival with a green theme. Concerts by PJ Harvey and many more. Bois de Vincennes, Paris, June 4-5.

 

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