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Strange Happenings in St. Germain

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The “Cyclops” helmet.

> The exhibition Bizarro, with works by a number of artists, fills seven Left Bank galleries with “Bêtes de Scènes et Sacrés Monstres.” Don’t miss the Meta-perceptual Helmets by the Irish duo Cleary/Connolly at the Librairie Alain Brieux, which allow the viewer to see forward and backward, for example, or the way a cyclops or horse would see. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 30.

Car-free Paris!
> On the Journée sans Voiture, motor traffic will be banned in a large part of Paris and discouraged in the rest of the city from 11am to 6pm. Sept. 25.

Top of the tower
> The 16th-century Tour St. Jacques in the heart of Paris is temporarily open for guided tours and splendid views of the city. Reservation required. Paris, through Sept. 25.

Nationwide food festival 
> Tastings, special menus in restaurants and more during the Fête de la Gastronomie. Various locations, Sept. 23-25.

Two meals for the price of one
> Restaurants participating in Tous au Restaurant offer a second fixed-price menu for free. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 2.

Whisky-a-go-go
> Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more at the Festival Whisky Live Paris. Les Docks-Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, Sept. 24-25.

Feel-good films
> Classic movies starring the Marx Brothers, Peter Sellers, Cary Grant and more are sure to raise a smile at the festival Qu’est-ce qu’on Attend pour Être Heureux!, Forum des Images, Paris, through Oct. 2.

Hitchcock’s silent films
> The festival Les Neufs Films Muets d’Alfred Hitchcock presents all the silent movies by the master of suspense. Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, through Sept. 27.

Indian films
> Indian film festival. Musée Guimet, Paris, through Sept. 30.

Chanson française
> L’Estival features singers performing in French. Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye, Sept. 23-Oct. 8.

Antique fair in a bucolic setting
> A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair makes a great weekend outing. Chatou, Sept. 23-Oct. 2.

Contemporary arts festival
> The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world. Various venues, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Free outdoor opera
> Opéra Côté Cour puts on live performances at 3:30pm and 5pm. Bercy Village, Paris, Sept. 25.

Classical, world, jazz & electronic
> The Festival d’Ile de France holds concerts in various locations in Paris and elsewhere, through Oct. 9.

Music & more in park bandstands
Kiosques en Fête brings life to the bandstands in Paris’s parks with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Music on the beach
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs at La Plage de Glaz’Art. Paris, through Oct. 1.

Garden festival
> Meet the gardeners and landscape architects, take a gardening class, listen to music, etc. at the Fête des Jardins. Various locations, Paris, Sept. 24-25.

Amazing gardens
> The popular Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loireis held annually in the park of the Château de Chaumont in Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 2.

Especially for kids
> The Festival les Pestacles offers concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 28.

 

Art - Temporary Exhibitions

 
Sorolla: The Paris Years 21-Sep-2016
Anatomy of a Collection 05-Sep-2016
L'École des Filles 26-Jul-2016
Charles Gleyre: The Reformed Romantic 26-Jul-2016
The Great Animal Orchestra 13-Jul-2016
Ernst-Tanguy: Two Visions of Surrealism 05-Jul-2016
Louis Stettner: Here There 29-Jun-2016
Albert Marquet: Peintre du Temps Suspendu 22-Jun-2016
Un Art Pauvre 15-Jun-2016
Îles de la Seine 15-Jun-2016
Chefs-d’Œuvre de Budapest 08-Jun-2016
Paula Modersohn-Becker: L'Intensité d'un Regard 01-Jun-2016
Monumenta 2016: Empires 25-May-2016
Dutch Modernity: The Singer Collection 18-May-2016
Daniel Templon 18-May-2016
Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso 18-May-2016
Paris Musées Collections 11-May-2016
Paul Klee: L’Ironie à l’Œuvre 04-May-2016
Signac: Une Vie au Fil de l'Eau 20-Apr-2016
Biennale de Sculpture 20-Apr-2016
3D Printing: The Factory of the Future 13-Apr-2016
Caillebotte: Painter and Gardener 06-Apr-2016
Le Douanier Rousseau: L’Innocence Archaïque 30-Mar-2016
L'Empreinte du Geste 30-Mar-2016
L'Atelier en Plein Air: Les Impressionistes en Normandie 23-Mar-2016
Cher(e)s Ami(e)s 23-Mar-2016
Wasteland: New Art from Los Angeles 16-Mar-2016
George Desvallières: La Peinture Corps et Âme 16-Mar-2016
Matérialité de l'Invisible 09-Mar-2016
Arghaël 01-Mar-2016
Daido Moriyama & Fernell Franco 10-Feb-2016
Persona: Strangely Human 03-Feb-2016
Ai Weiwei 27-Jan-2016
Le Marais en Héritage(s) 20-Jan-2016
La Mode Retrouvée: Les Robes Trésors de la Comtesse Greffulhe 13-Jan-2016
Sepik: Arts of Papua New Guinea 13-Jan-2016
Villa Flora: Les Temps Enchantés 06-Jan-2016
Fragonard: Amoureux, Galant et Libertin 13-Dec-2015
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun 02-Dec-2015
Typo en Mouvement 02-Dec-2015
Scorsese: L'Exposition 25-Nov-2015
Suzanne Valadon, Maurice Utrillo, André Utter 18-Nov-2015
Chevaliers et Bombardes 11-Nov-2015
Warhol Unlimited 03-Nov-2015
Picasso Mania 28-Oct-2015
Musée Zadkine 21-Oct-2015
Le 93 dans le 10ième Arrondissement 20-Oct-2015
In the Footsteps of Van Gogh 2015 22-Apr-2015
Jean Prouvé in Nancy 04-Jul-2012