June 3, 2016
Paris has been dealt an unfortunate hand recently, from nationwide strikes to the Seine flooding its banks. However, the city is still very much alive and kicking off June with some wonderful events.
Fête de la Musique, Croix Rouge Française à Paris
May 6, 2016
Villette Sonique, Mikayil Quenum
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Yoyo is bringing its latest edition of Hip-Hop Loves Soul to the Palais de Tokyo tonight. The event is hosted by Canadian rapper and producer Tory Lanez and features special new guest talent who will be spinning throughout the night.
April 6, 2016
Paris Beer Week, Clément Leriche
Until April 9th, the Musée de Minéralogie is hosting an exhibition of British artist Amy Hilton’s work. As the museum name might suggest, Hilton’s subject of choice is very much nature-based and the aesthetic ethereal and soft. There’s an interesting calming effect to viewing her work, one we could all use a bit of. And not surprisingly, I first learned of Amy Hilton via the wonderful Seymour Magazine.
Centre Pompidou, Björn Olsson; Amy Hilton
March 1, 2016
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.
February 3, 2016
Love (and rain) are in the air in Paris these days. Aside from Valentine’s Day festivities with your cheri(e), here are our favorite events around Paris this month:
HOPUP D’HIVER I, the winter pop-up meal series from Les Dîners Bons, is happening this week. Three meals – dinners Thursday and Friday nights and brunch Saturday morning – will feature three chefs and three brasseurs who will create seasonal meal-beer pairings for just 21eur for three courses.
January 7, 2016
Isabelle Bonté, courtesy of Sneakers objets de désirs
The champagne has been poured and resolutions made, but January still has plenty in store. From Haute Couture Fashion Week to the always-anticipated soldes, it is a good month to be in Paris. Here are some of our other favorite events this month:
The third annual, five-week-long Fête du Graphisme kicked off this week and runs until February 16. Centered around the world of graphic design, with a collective exhibition entitled “Celebrate the City,” the fest too features projections, meet-ups, workshops, soirées, and more. For more details, peek here.
Etienne Pouvreau; courtesy of Martin Schreiber
December 3, 2015
Joshua Adler at American Library, Joshua Adler; chatirygirl
Paris is in full holiday swing, with café overhangs donning festive pine garlands and grand magasin windows showcasing this year’s glitzy displays. Here are some of our favorite events happenings around the city this month:
Funk bassist Thundercat has been particularly present on the radar this year, with spots on albums with Kendrik Lamar and Kamasi Washington and an EP of his own. He’s playing La Bellevilloise tonight and tickets are available here.
Louis Vuitton, Mathieu Lebreton; Thundercat, Justin de Nooijer
November 5, 2015
Á l’Etoile d’Or was always one of my go-to stops in Paris, both for satiating my own sweet tooth and stocking up on little presents to bring back to the States; a sachet of Henri Le Roux caramels au beurre salé or a bar of Bernachon chocolate prove the perfect gifts. The store experienced a destructive gas explosion last year and devotees of Mme Acabo’s confections were rightfully disheartened. But the beloved shop reopened this week, and we will definitely be paying it a visit soon.
Gilles Peterson, Rene Passet
October 22, 2015
A new neighborhood block party has arrived in Paris. On Thursday, September 24, rising and veteran restaurateurs lit up the stands of a narrow median strip on Boulevard de Belleville to offer freshly made plats for 5-10 euros. Even as rain threatened to spoil the crisp, fall evening, the mingling of friends and neighbors, fragrant clouds of steam lifting, and sounds of crackling oil kept energy and appetites at a high.
Paris is well known for its diverse open-air markets, offering fresh produce, flowers, meat, dairy, and handcrafted goods daily. Markets capture the spirit of a quartier—its people, history, and rhythm. Le Food Market, which officially launched on July 9, takes place once a month from 6-10:30pm and recruits different vendors each time. Come to Le Food Market and you’ll get a glimpse of what’s new and inventive in Paris’ culinary scene, as well as rub elbows with Parisians from all over the city, many of whom may not have otherwise made the trek to the off-the-beaten-path 19ème.
October 2, 2015
Nuit Blanche, Maya-Anaïs Yataghène
Paris Fashion Week has kicked off and the weather become a perfect mix of cool and sunny. Fall is in full swing this month. Coming off La Fête de la Gastronomie last weekend, we start off October with some fabulous foodie events as well as a Saturday night on the town.