It’s Valentine’s Day this month and where better to spend it than the City of Love? While romance may be in the air, there are also plenty of other happenings in Paris this month to keep you distracted from that winter weather.
Street art lovers have the opportunity to meet artist Alëxone Dizac at his print release on February 1 at Fluctuart. You can get your hands on a special edition print that has been enhanced by the artist with invisible UV ink, meaning that these extra details are only visible when exposed to UV light. Each print is unique, numbered, stamped, and signed by Dizac.
Valentine’s Day is February 14 and what better place to celebrate than at Musée de la Vie Romantique? The exhibition Cœurs, du romantisme dans l’art contemporain will open on February 14, presenting the works of 30 contemporary artists exploring the theme of the heart as an organ, motif, and symbol. The exhibition including artists such as Annette Messager and Sophie Calle. (And entry is free!)
Dance and Music
Or, why not do something a little bit different with your significant other and learn to swing dance? The MiniLicious 2020 Swing Dance Festival will be held from February 14-16 at Carreau du Temple. There will be three couples of international teachers, four levels of classes, six hours of classes per level, plus a big official closing party on Sunday night.
It seems like February is the month for music! For fans of Latin, there’s Big Fiesta de Cumbia Fête Ses 5 Ans at La Bellevilloise on February 1. Celebrate five years of the Fiesta de Cumbia with 10 hours of music from eight bands and DJs from Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Puerto Rico.
Get a taste of world music on the same day at Beats Across Borders at La Cité Fertile. This is a migration-themed party for and with refugees: all profits will go towards Sciences Po Refugee Help, which supports migrants and refugees in Paris.
On Valentine’s Day, head to Petit Bain for How to Love: Jour 4 – Fils de Vénus Birthday Party/St Valentin which also coincides with the venue’s 8th birthday.
We have some big names coming to Paris this month too. Halsey will be performing as part of her Manic World Tour on February 17 at Dôme de Paris – Palais des Sports. Madonna will be performing her new album, Madame X, from February 18 – March 3 at Le Grand Rex. And last but not least, Lana Del Rey will be at AccorHotels Arena on February 23.
Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to try and avoid fast fashion? Then catch the next second-hand fashion market by Violette Sauvage on February 15 at La Maison Rouge.
And don’t miss the Salon du Vintage from February 22-23 at Le Carreau du Temple. The 2000m2 space welcomes 100 stalls of fashion, furniture, decoration, vinyls, and classic cars. There will be an on-site barber, tattoo artist, arcade machines, dance performances, and street food too. And the salon will feature a special retrospective exhibition in homage to the work of the iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in Paris last year.
- Another idea for Valentine’s Day? Book a perfume workshop or tour.
- You could also cozy up at one of these restaurants with fireplaces.
- Or, organise a night out with the girls.
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