Whether it is a sunny weekend or not, you will find something to do in Paris and in Île de France. A festive day followed by a firework show at Musée Rodin, the Ferris Wheel back in Place de la Concorde, the Blue Note Festival without forgetting Christmas lights and windows … In short, there is something for everyone to enjoy this weekend in Paris, November 17, 18 and 19, 2017.
What are you up to this weekend (November 17, 18 and 19, 2017) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
Fairs and Festivals:
Blue Note Festival
You like jazz music? If so, go to La Salle Pleyel, the Flow or the New Morning from Tuesday November 14 to Sunday November 19, 2017 for the new edition of the Blue Note Festival! On the menu? Van Morrison, Stacey Kent and even Miles Mosley.
On September 17, 2017, Théâtre Mogador reopens with Grease for the greatest pleasure of musical lovers! From September 19, 2017 to January 31, 2018, come and dance your heart out with Sandy and Danny.
Quintessence, Cirque Alexis Gruss’ show
From October 14, 2017 to March 4, 2018, Cirque Alexis Gruss presents its new show “Quintessence”. Gathering three generations of the Gruss family and working with the Farfadais company, the circus offers an exceptional moment on three levels with 40 horses and 23 artists. A bold show perfect for the Holidays.
The utterly incredible show taking us to Afrika, Cirkafrika, is back with a 3rd version making us travel to Zanzibar, at the gates of the Orient. From November 18, 2017 to January 21, 2018, let’s rush to Paris Cirque Phénix on Reuilly pitch for an extraordinary journey.
Exploit, the Bouglione Circus new show at Cirque d’Hiver
From October 14, 2017 to March 4, 2018, within the beautiful setting of Cirque d’Hiver and a stone’s throw from the Place de la République, the Bouglione family displays its talent in a new show called “Exploit”. If you love extraordinary shows, don’t miss this one!
Asaf Avidan live at Paris Olympia
Asaf Avidan will be back in Paris this fall with two concerts planned on Thursday November 16 and Friday November 17, 2017.
The Rasmus live at Paris Trabendo
Finnish rock band The Rasmus is back with a Parisian show on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Paris Trabendo. They made us dance back in 2003 with the hit tracks “In The Shadows” from the opus “Dead Letters”. The Rasmus Finnish members are back on stage with a series of concerts.
The Thurston Moore Group live at Café de La Danse
Thurston Moore is back! With his band, he will take over the stage of Paris Café de la Danse for one night and one night only on Sunday November 19, 2017.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
Musée Rodin: free visit and fireworks for its centenary
This Friday November 17, 2017, Paris Musée Rodin returns on sculptor Auguste Rodin’s career with a day free of charge on the occasion of the centenary of the artist’s death: homage on his grave in Meudon, visits of the collections with music and fireworks set off above the Musée Rodin gardens. This Friday, we’ll thank Mr. Rodin!
Paris Cité de l’Architecture celebrates its 10th anniversary
Located in Place du Trocadéro, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine celebrates from November 7 to 19, 2017 its tenth anniversary. On the menu: DJ set in the library, architecture forum, light installations, great collaborative model and exhibitions.
Hermès à tire d’aile
For one month, Hermès takes over Paris Grand Palais with a lovely exhibition called “A tire d’aile”. Throughout this beautiful exhibition running from November 8 to December 3, 2017, Maison Hermès pays homage to Hermès window display designer from 1978 to 2013, Leïla Menchari, by reconstructing 8 window displays in the galleries of the Parisian monument.
Marie Curie, first woman at the Panthéon
This fall 2017, the Panthéon celebrates Marie Curie’s career, a female scientist buried at the Panthéon, through a temporary exhibition. A few meters from the scientist’s vault, scientific tools, original documents and belongings tell the impressive story of this woman who changed the world. To be visited from November 8, 2017 to March 4, 2018!
The MoMA comes to Fondation Louis Vuitton
The world-famous Museum of Modern Art comes to Paris from October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018 for an unparalleled event. For five months, over 200 works of art from the greatest museum of modern art in the world will be exhibited at Fondation Louis Vuitton for the greatest pleasure of art lovers!
Gauguin the alchimist
From October 11, 2017 to January 22, 2018, the Grand Palais dedicates a large retrospective to Paul Gauguin. For the first time ever, the artist is presented under various lights, him, who take several arts up but with the same passion. So, you will discover a rich collection of 55 paintings, 30 ceramics, 30 sculptures and wooden objects, 15 engraved woods, 60 etchings and 35 drawings. Be ready to be blown away!
Barbara, the great exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
From October 13, 2017 to January 28, 2018, Paris Philharmonie hosts a brilliant exhibition focused on French singer Barbara. From her childhood to her greatest hits without forgetting her amorous and friendly intimacy, the tour is complete and ends in a garden as a symbol for the artist to escape from the world. Don’t miss it!
Rubens, Portraits of Princes
From October 4, 2017 to January 14, 2018, the Musée du Luxembourg is hosting a very brilliant exhibition focused on Peter Paul Rubens. Indeed, he is part of the painters who had the honor of painting kings, queens, princes and princesses all through Europe. For the first time, 65 portraits of princes painted by Rubens are brought together in a museum for a never-seen-before exhibition!
Musée Yves Saint Laurent
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent officially opens on October 3, 2017 in Paris. But you can visit for free and before everyone else on Sunday October 1, 2017. This will be the occasion to return on the life of a symbol of the French Haute couture.
Irving Penn at the Grand Palais
From September 21, 2017 to January 29, 2018, the Grand Palais hosts a beautiful retrospective on Irving Penn. This is the occasion to know more about one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century and celebrate the centenary of his birth.
Icons that Matter
The Musée Maillol welcomes a beautiful exhibition focused on Pop Art collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. For the very first time in France, works by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and many others are exhibited following the story of post-war American art.
The Art of Pastel
Pastel enthusiasts are about to be happy. From September 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018, Paris Petit Palais exhibits about 130 pastels out of its collection, a complete overview of how this technique has been used from Impressionism to Symbolism.
Christian Dior at Paris Musée des Arts décoratifs
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the Musée des Arts décoratifs orchestrates a wonderful exhibition about Christian Dior (1905-1957), the house designer. From 5 Juy 2017 to 7 January 2018, this huge retrospective features more than 400 dresses, come and visit the exhibition through a staged journey designed with genius by Nathalie Crinière.
Christmas lights 2017 at Bercy Village
Bercy Village lights up the sky for the Holidays 2017 and starting from November 16, 2017. This year, a path of fairy dust will appear in the weekend while a fir trees forest will amaze children every day!
Christmas lights 2017 in Faubourg Saint Honoré
This Thursday November 16, 2017, Nolwenn Leroy will turn Faubourg St Honoré Christmas light on. Don’t miss this feast for the eyes and ears with dozens of garlands and lights shining bright and Christmas carols sung by Paris Gospel Choir. This wonderful decoration is accompanied by a tombola to support Laurette FUGAIN charity fighting against leukemia.
Christmas lights 2017 in Avenue Montaigne
To celebrate Christmas 2017, Avenue Montaigne in Paris shines bright and it’s French history enthusiasts and TV host Stéphane Bern who will launch festivities on November 17 at 7 p.m.
Christmas lights 2017 in Forum des Halles
For this Christmas 2017, the Forum des Halles promises us a lot of surprises. Saturday November 18, 2017 at 6 p.m., World Boxing Champion Estelle Mossely will light up the beautiful Christmas tree in Place Centrale prior to a big Christmas concert with the Gospellicious band and will launch the tantalizing offers of the Forum des Halles, a perfect place to come and do your Christmas shopping.
Printemps Christmas Windows 2017
For the Holidays 2017, Printemps department store puts on a great spread with 160 trees scattered across the store and 70 puppets on display in the Christmas windows giving life to enchanting characters illustrating travel and thought up in collaboration with famous brands. A décor to be discovered from Tuesday November 7, 2017 in presence of Nicole Kidman. Head to Printemps to discover the décor with your family and to enjoy Christmas magic in Paris.
Galeries Lafayette Christmas Windows 2017
This year, Galeries Lafayette are on Christmas mode from November 2017. On the menu, a giant Christmas tree to discover under the cupola, funfair-inspired window and animations of which the program is yet to come! The launch is scheduled on November 8 with Beth Ditto who will perform a showcase after the launching of the windows!
Before the Incas, the exhibition of the Musée du Quai Branly
With its exhibition Before the Incas, the Musée du Quai Branly reveals the story of societies now forgotten which inhabited Peru and the Andes Mountains 1,500 years ago. Ceramic and wooden items, gold jewels, ornaments and emblems, over 300 objects are brought together to display the key influence Andean societies had on the following civilizations, including Incas.
Patrice Chéreau, the exhibition at the Opera library-museum
located within the Opera Garnier, the Opera library-museum dedicates a wonderful exhibition to stage director Patrice Chéreau (1944-2013). Entitled “Mettre en scène l’opéra” [Staging opera], this exhibition returns on the special features of staging when designed for opera. To be visited from November 18, 2017 to March 3, 2018.
Justice League Night
On the occasion of the release of Justice league, Paris Art Ludique offers us an exceptional late-night opening dedicated to the famous DC Comics team. The event is held on Saturday November 18 to spend an evening discovering Cyborg, Aquaman and even Flash.
Special effects at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
From October 17, 2017 to August 19, 2018, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie hosts a great exhibition about special effects. A very exciting invitation to discover the magic behind the most impressive special effects in film history.
Meteorites at the Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, a beautiful exhibition about meteorites is held alongside dinosaurs’ skeletons. This is what awaits you from October 18, 2017 to June 10, 2018. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!
Maria by Callas
Running from September 16 to December 14, 2017, Maria by Callas is La Seine Musicale’s first exhibition. 40 years after her death, Maria Callas is still seen as one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century.
Do not hesitate to have a look at November 2017’s best exhibitions in Paris!
The best bars, terraces and restaurants in Paris this winter 2017
This winter, some Parisian establishments and hotels decided to offer temporary bars, terraces and even restaurants with hot cocoa for some, cocktails and mulled wine of others and even typical dishes likely to fulfill your taste buds. Sortiraparis invites you to have a round of these winter bars, terraces and restaurants open for the Holidays.
Sohso: reopening of the temporary restaurant with an unobstructed view over the Champs-Elysées
The famous temporary restaurant with an unobstructed view over the Champs-Elysées, Sohso, reopens from November 17, 2017 to January 2, 2018. Perched in the trees of the world most beautiful avenue, this restaurant features a breathtaking view over the Place de la Concorde and expects you at night for an exquisite dinner full of lights.
Flawlessly plated dishes, thoroughly thought menu and several but oh-so original cocktails, here’s the winning trio of Le Gurü. This new restaurant opened this past June in a small public square of the 11th arrondissement.
Soon promises exotic flavors in a setting just like at home. This Korean eatery is set within walking distance from the famous Champs-Elysées avenue and has a lot to offer.
Le Limon, Juan Arbealez’s new restaurant in Paris
Le Limon is the brand-new cozy bar-restaurant in Paris 8th arrondissement where you’ll love to have a seat for a delicious meal or a very-well accompanied drink. We run to discover this spot where Juan Arbealez gives pride of place to exceptional citrus fruits.
L’Orange Mécanique bar
In Paris Folie-Méricourt neighborhood in the 11th arrondissement, bars are galore, but if you want to impress your friends, take them have a round at the famous L’Orange Mécanique bar! Here, you’ll drink everything but orange juice…
Grande Roue de Paris is back
The Grande Roue de Paris is back on the Place de la Concorde. If you have ever come to Paris around the holidays you may have seen this incredible wheel. For the 2017-2018 season the wheel is set up from November 17, 2018 to late May 2018 to offer a unique view of the city of lights.
From November 17 to 19, 2017, Paris Cinémathèque houses the second edition of the festival American Fringe. This year will focus on a “new outlook on independent filmmaking in the United States”. This small festival returns on 14 new movies in presence of the filmmakers.
Salon Créations & Savoir-Faire
The Salon Créations & Savoir-faire and Marie Claire Idées expect you from November 15 to 19, 2017 at Paris Parc des Expositions in Porte de Versailles.
Ghibli opens its store in Paris
Founded by Japanese Miyazaki, film studio Ghibli invites you, for the second year in a row, to discover the by-products from its universe in a pop-up store within walking distance from République. From October 21 to December 3, 2017, whether you’re a casual fan or an expert collector of Totoro or Ponyo, you’re likely to find your happiness among the hundreds of items directly imported from Japan to Le Château Ephémère.
Christmas 2017 at Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is slowly getting into the Christmas spirit… For the winter season and the holidays, the theme park offers several events and celebrations from November 11, 2017 to January 7, 2018.
Have a nice weekend!
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