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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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100% Doc
> All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings. Forum des Images, Paris, through July 31.

Black Summer Festival
> Funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, jazz, hip-hop, blues and salsa at this summer music festival. Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, through July 31.

Cinéma en Plein Air
> Cancelled this year for security reasons.

Ciné Quartier 13
> Free outdoor films in the parks of the 13th arrondissement on Friday evenings. This year's theme: time travel. Various locations, Paris, July 22-Aug. 12.

Festival Européen Jeunes Talents
> Classical and contemporary music by talents from all over Europe Archives Nationales, Paris, through July 23.

Festival FNAC Live
> Thirty-three free concerts by acts like Yael Naim, Louise Attaque, Keren Ann and Vincent Delerm in front of and inside the Hôtel de Ville. "Invitations" required for indoor concerts; available as of July 20 at noon in FNAC ticket offices. Paris, July 20-23.

Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> The popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 2.

Festival les Pestacles
> Concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 28.

Kiosques en Fête
> The bandstands in Paris’s parks come alive with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.

La Caravane des Enfants Conteurs du Bénin
> Young storytellers from Benin bring their stories, songs and dances to France. Paris, July 24.

La Plage de Glaz'Art
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs. Glaz'Art, Paris, through Oct. 1.

Le Jardin à l’Heure d’Eté
> The garden of the Institut Suédois open to the public for the summer. Library, pop-up café and deck chairs for reading. Entrance at 10 rue Elzévir, Paris, through Aug. 25.

L'Été du Canal
> Theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars. Weekends in July and August, Canal de l'Ourcq.

Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and more. Various locations, through Sept. 19.

Paris Jazz Festival
> Free weekend jazz concerts in the park. Parc Floral (admission to park: €6), Paris, through July 31.

Paris Plages
> Fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine, the Bassin de la Villette and the Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville: sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts and more. Paris, July 20-Aug. 21.

Paris Quartier d’Eté
> Annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 7.

Soldes
> Retail sales in Paris stores: through Aug. 2.

 

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