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Holiday Happenings

There is no shortage of websites telling you what to do in Paris for the holidays. Generally you will have a ton of Christmas markets scattered around town, some open until Christmas, some through the New Year, and the ones on the Champs-Elysées and La Défense (suburb on Line 1 metro) are by far the […]

An American in Paris…on Stage

It was a tall order to take one of the most beloved musical films of all time and turn it into a stage production but Christopher Wheeldon, the director and choreographer, has remarkably pulled it off with astounding success. From beginning to end, “An American in Paris” was perfection. The cast is marvelously talented and […]

An English-Language Theatre Festival

Despite its hard-to-remember name – Dionysia (Die-oh-nice-ee-a) – the English-language theatre competition and festival has done nothing but grow. I asked Chris Newens to fill us in on The Montmartre Dionysia III. He writes The third year of this biannual event takes place December 1-6, bringing 4 plays – chosen from 30 entrants – to […]

7th Annual Fashion Film Fest

A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival is the first film festival dedicated to fashion, style, and beauty. For the 7th edition of the worldwide festival, Diane Pernet has curated a much more versatile program of the fashion film genre, stating, “The worlds of fashion and film both work around the notion of dream and […]

The A**Hole and His Sh***y Beard

With apologies for all the cuss words…I love this attack on the Hipster.

Paris on the Silver Screen

To see where scenes from films set in Paris were shot, check out Set in Paris Movie Tours, which have daily walking and small bus tours in English from their cool Latin Quarter headquarters. Bonus points for their blog post Top Ten Music Videos Shot in Paris. The big film news in town this season […]

What the King Heard

Every year the Festival Marin Marais, first held in 2006, celebrates the birthday of the musician and composer Marin Marais, who played in the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King, for 40 years. This year 18 Baroque concerts will be performed now throught November 9 at 3 different venues for a one-time price of […]

Summer’s Last Gasp

Summer isn’t quite over yet, despite the cool, wet weather in Paris the past two weeks. There are many events for the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris (August 1944), including a free sound and light show tomorrow evening commemorating the historic events followed by live dancing and a Bal Populaire (dance party) on […]

Bastille Day from Far and Near

No matter where you live, you can commune with Parisians today, the national holiday known simply as “July 14th” (only outside of France is it known as Bastille Day). The National Orchestra of France will play a classical concert with a theme of “War and Peace.” The show, which takes place on the Champs de […]

The Fete Chez Moi

I am too tired to go out for La Fete de La Musique tonight, but thankfully, it came to me. There’s a chorus outside my building singing along to piano accompaniment. All the songs are in English (why?). “Because ze weend ees ‘igh / eet blows my mind…”

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