Omnivore’s World Tour is back after celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, and the 2016 Paris edition, taking place March 6 – 8 at Maison de la Mutualité, is showcasing the creative young cuisine coming out of the city. Over the course of three days, the famed culinary fest will offer 110 demonstrations, five masterclasses, five “fucking dinners,” two pop-up dinners, and plenty more. For scheduling and ticketing information, peek here.
Hôtel Bohême is hosting its first salon de créateurs of 2016 from March 12 – 13. Head to the 11th for the two-day event and pick up some local, handmade wares from the 42 designers who will be exhibiting. And don’t forget to stop by the tea salon for a bite; Mercy Fanny will be making a unique mix of noshes with Japanese, English, and Danish influences.
For another notable foodie event, block your calendar for the evening of March 14th. Le Fooding’s first Priceless Souper of the year is taking place at Buvette and will feature a mélange of American-Japanese-Swedish chefs, including Katsuaki Okiyama of Abri, Isak Oldenburg of Isi in Nice, and Buvette’s own Jody Williams. We recommend grabbing your ticket quickly!
Don’t miss the mixed musical stylings of Slovenian master Gramatik at Le Zénith on March 26th. Denis Jašarević, better known as his stage name Gramatik, creatively combines soul, jazz, hip-hop, electronic, acoustic… how it’s successful? We’re not entirely certain. Are we glad it is? Sure are. For more information and tickets, head here.
The Velvet Underground is one of those elusive groups I love to rediscover, and this month promises a wonderful opportunity to do just that. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the iconic banana album release, La Philharmonie de Paris is presenting an extensive tribute to the band- complete with concerts, workshops, film screenings, and dedicated exhibition The Velvet Underground–New York Extravaganza – beginning March 30th and running until end of summer.
One of the year’s most anticipated exhibitions is opening March 31 at the Grand Palais. Seydou Keïta, self-taught Malian photographer from Bamako, was given a Kodak Brownie camera as a child and went on to open his own studio and capture some of the most praised portraits of the Malian people. His images have a beautiful vibrancy and realism to them, but are particularly exceptional in their historical significance as a visual chronicle of Mali during its fight for independence. This one is a must-see, we promise.