What’s On In Paris

current exhibitions, concerts, events that either reoccur or have long term value for future reference

Paris Plages 2017

Images of Paris Plages 2017 posters

Paris Plages starts up again July 8 (to Sunday September 3). As they say on the Mairie de Paris’ webpage: “What would summer be without Paris Plages”.
For maps of where to go swimming (baignait) what’s happening along the basin and what’s to eat and drink (rafraîchir et grignoter) visit Que Faire à Paris. 
The beaches along the Seine are open 24 hours a day for the first time and seven days a week. The Bassin de la Villette opens July 20 to September 4 and is open 9 am to midnight seven days a week.

French Theatre in Paris & English Surtitles

Theatre in Paris_Logo

Have you ever wanted to go to the theatre in Paris, but thought it would be hard to understand? Understanding French is now secondary to enjoying the theatre. Theatre in Paris is “opening the doors to French theatre” with surtitles to enjoy some top-rated shows in iconic Parisian theatres. Read the surtitles from a balcony seat in a prime location, watch the actors simultaneously and then impress your friends with your experience. You have attended a potentially unknown Paris tourist attraction in French culture. Surtitles are above the stage on a screen barely visible or invisible to the audience below.

Place des Vosges as an Art Gallery

Place des Vosges lawn with art work on COP21 theme from Ateliers Beaux Arts, Ville de Paris art courses

Art galleries surround Place des Vosges. I enjoyed an art gallery set up on the park grounds the other day. On my way to Monoprix Saint Paul, the colorful stakes with art in their wood rectangles contrasted with the grey sky…. Reading further about the beaux-arts ateliers on line, they are not all leisurely art classes. Les Ateliers Beaux-Arts offers preparatory classes for students preparing for higher studies in career arts….

First Paris Fringe Festival

poster for Paris Fringe Festival 23-29 may at several venues

Have you ever attended a Fringe Festival? My first off-the-main-theater circuit experience was in Edinburgh. The concept began in the 1940s in Edinburgh. Now one of the plays I reviewed “There’s No Place Like” has been invited to participate in the First Paris Fringe Festival May 23-29, 2016. The festival will feature international and France-based theater companies, workshops (physical theater….

There’s No Place Like – Brings back Memories

Sam Elwiin as Jordan, Lilac Yosiphon as Hannah cast and crew for There's No Place Like, Café du Theatre, Paris France

Last night I enjoyed the play, “There’s No Place Like” at Café du Theatre. Two shows tonight, January 21 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm – Reservations through the café at 01 42 06 33 37).

I heard many familiar memories from my own past. If you are or have been an expat from any country, hoped for a visa, wanted a foreign passport, wished you could move and claim a new country as home, were ready to work hard and faced government rejection….

“There’s No Place Like” – West End Theatre Comes to Paris

poster for There's no place like play by Lilac Yosiphon

“There’s No Place Like” is a one-hour play (in English) at Café du Theatre Wednesday, January 20 (7:30 pm) and Thursday, January 21 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm). Reserve your tickets (seven euros): altheatheatre@gmail.com. The play, a hit at the May 2015 Brighton Fringe Festival comes to Paris from London’s West End and The Arts Theatre. Lilac Yosiphon’s English play is about longing, belonging and immigration. Story: “Hannah was a teacher before she moved to the UK