September 7 – October 13: The Festival d’Ile de France kicks off its month-long set of 30 concerts this week. Held in French heritage sites, the concerts represent a wide variety of genres, from classical to contemporary.
Technoparade in Paris (philippe leroyer)
September 14: It’s baaack. Paris’s Technoparade returns on September 14th for its 15th anniversary and promises its best celebration of electronic music yet. Find your favorite DJ’s float and follow it throughout the streets, and to get yourself in the mood beforehand, check out this year’s Technoparade Playlist on 22tracks.
September 17 – November 17: Each fall the Musee du Quai Branly presents Photoquai, an exhibition showcasing photography from around our world. This year’s 4th biennial places its focus on the person, rather than a geography or point in time. The featured photos’ humanistic qualities truly bring the exhibition to life, and make it that much more touching.
Techno parade in Paris & Georges Braques (ollografik & Cea.)
September 18 – January 6: This month marks the opening of the Georges Braques Retrospective at Grand Palais, the French Cubist artist’s first in nearly 40 years. The exhibition includes pieces from Braques’ wide range of work, beginning with his early foray into Fauvism and continuing with his shift to Cubism. It’s a unique opportunity to experience the artist’s trajectory, one iconic piece at a time.
September 25 – 27: Les Collections Vintage opens at Hotel du Louvre this month, in sync with Paris Fashion Week. The collection focuses on styles from the 1920s-1990s and includes pieces by some of the most recognizable names in Fashion history: Lanvin, Chanel, and YSL to name just a few. While modern collections are gracing runways across the city, this is the perfect nod to those that came before.
Photoquai, photo by Alejandro Cartagena
Tucked away in the idyllic Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Spritz & Fellini is the perfect combination of food, drink, and film. When the sun goes down each Thursday and Sunday until September 26, sip on an Aperol-Prosecco cocktail and enjoy small plates while taking in Frederico Fellini’s Il bidone…a close-to-perfect evening!
Photoquai, photo by Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo
September 27 – November 30: Opening September 27th and running until the end of November, Bamako Photo In / Paris is a celebration of the photography of Mali held at the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin in the 20th. The exhibition was created in response to Mali photographers being banned from showing their work in their home capital this year, with the goal of bringing awareness to the artistic repression occurring in tumultuous countries such as Mali. When governments try to hide the reality of what occurs within their borders, exposing it to the world in exhibitions like this one is just one small step that can be taken to support these artists; this is a really special exhibition that I will be honored to experience and support.
From the team behind the hugely popular Le Camion qui Fume foodtruck comes Freddie’s Deli, a brick-and-mortar shop serving up the truck’s famous burgers, as well as other American favorites like a Philly Cheesesteak (“the Freddie”). And fear not, Freddie’s is sticking to classic recipes: coleslaw, Brooklyn lager, and oreo cheesecake. As a New Yorker, I feel totally obligated to test this place out, though don’t get me wrong…it won’t take much convincing.