The days are getting shorter, colder, and believe it or not, advent calendars have been in the supermarkets since October 11! Winter, and the holiday season, are rapidly approaching. But don’t panic! There is still time. Before your days are occupied with gift shopping and end-of-year parties, make the most of November by attending some events in Paris:
ARTE Concert Festival 2021 – La Gaîté Lyrique – Nov 4-6
The 6th edition of the ARTE Concert Festival returns ready to welcome international artists and the public. This musical event will also be filmed and broadcast live online with the promise that you will experience live music differently. Featuring: Iggy Pop, Foals, Sebastien Teller, London Grammar, and Yelle.
Paris Photo – Grand Palais Éphémère – Nov 11
Paris Photo is the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, bringing together up to 200 exhibitors from across the world. This year’s event will also have a new Online Viewing Room, which will launch in parallel to the Paris show.
Le Salon du Made in France – Porte de Versailles – Nov 11-14
Le Salon du Made in France, or the MIFExpo, showcases French industry, innovation, and creativity. With more than 500 exhibitors, discover the savoir-faire and products of brands that choose to produce locally. Get your free invitation online.
Festival Kalypso 2021 – Grande Halle de la Villette – Nov 17-21
Festival Kalypso was first imagined by Mourad Merzouki in 2013. Since then, La Villette has hosted this fiery artistic and nomadic crossroads of hip hop and urban dance. On the program for its 9th edition are four companies that explore urban dance in their own way.
Black Pumas – L’Olympia – Nov 18
The Black Pumas, an American psychedelic soul band based in Austin, Texas, return to France after a sold-out concert at the Trianon in June. The Black Pumas have received four Grammy nominations, were invited to perform for the Biden/Harris inaugural event, and are famous for their high-energy live performances.
Thanksgiving – Sunday in SoHo – Nov 25-27
Popular Paris cafe Sunday in SoHo are hosting their fourth annual Thanksgiving dinner complete with roast turkey, oven-baked mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, cornbread puddings, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and more! Just make sure to reserve in advance. Or if you feel like staying in, you can have your dinner delivered for two, four, or six people—alcohol included.
Jonathan Jones untitled (transcriptions of country) – Palais de Tokyo – Opens Nov 26
I’m particularly excited for this one. As part of Australia now France 2021-22, talented Australian artist Jonathan Jones has his first European exhibition at Palais de Tokyo. Jones’ new project looks into colonial transport, trade, and the acclimatization of Indigenous plants, animals, and objects, together with the colonization of local knowledge.
- While you’re out and about in Paris this November, be sure to check out these food spots in the 5th!
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