What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

(November 3 - 10, 2016)

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Actress Scarlett Johansson opens Yummy Pop in Paris © Yummy Pop Facebook

Popcorn, Politics, Photography and Christmas Pop up this week in the French capital!

Who’s Popping Now in Paris? 

You might have missed the discreet grand opening of Yummy Pop in Paris during the Toussaint holidays. But guess who’s behind the gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais? American expat mom and Oscar-winning actress Scarlett Johansson and her French husband Romain Dauriac. She joins the ranks as an entrepreneur, promoting her popcorn laced with parmesan, truffle and sage flavors.

Where: Yummy Pop, 35 rue du Roi-de-Sicile, 74004 Paris

Things to do in Paris - Printemps Christmas windows
Christmas Dream 2016 storefront theme © Le Printemps

Never Too Early to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

It feels too soon, but why not? Paris’ popular department store, Le Printemps, unveils its iconic and enchanting Christmas storefront windows this week. Actress Uma Thurman, representing Jimmy Choo, has the honor of lifting the curtains to reveal this year’s winter wonderland theme: Children Awakening in a Dream. You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the visual magic of Christmas!

Where: Le Printemps, 64 Boulevard Haussman 75009
When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 5:30pm

Things to do in Paris - US Elections viewing
© Wikimedia Commons

Feel the Suspense of the US Elections en Direct 

It’s not only Americans who feel anxious about the outcome of this year’s U.S. Presidential Elections. All eyes are watching the night of November 8th to see if America votes for its first female President or its first untraditional leader.

To witness US history from the screens in Paris, head on over to La Maison de la Radio France, which is hosting Nuit Américaine, an all-nighter open to the public till 8am the next day. Follow the the nail-biting election results live and listen to French panels discuss what’s at stake in an all red, white and blue setting.

Where: Maison de la Radio France, 116 Avenue du Président Kennedy, 75016 Paris, Tel: +33 (0)1 56 40 22 22
When: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Or join the American crowd at Joe Allen’s Bar in the second arrondissement for Special Election Night with big screen coverage and a buffet from 8pm until 4:00 in the morning.

Where: Joe Allen Bar, 30 rue Pierre Lescot, 75001 Paris, Tel:  +33 (0)1 42 36 70 13
When: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Things to do in Paris - Paris Photo
Mehdi Meddaci, Les Ballons Blancs © Paris Photo 2016

November WAS Photography Month!

If you’ve lived in Paris for a while, you’ll be surprised to hear that November is no longer Photography Month! As Paris photography month has grown so much, the capital has renamed it Le Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris! The event will take place in April 2017 and will be larger than ever. But wait! The 20th edition of PARIS PHOTO is still on in November at the Grand Palais, where you you will find works from 153 galleries.

Where: Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
When: November 10 – 13, 2016, 12pm-8pm, except Sunday until 7pm

Things to do in Paris - Salon FemmepreneursSupport Parisian Femmepreneurs 

Femmepreneurs France is holding its 4th annual salon/expo in partnership with the city of Noisy-le-Roi on November 5th, in the beautiful Anciennes écuries.

It’s FREE to enter this salon, where 55 local women entrepreneurs will present their services and goods to the public. Support these women’s businesses and discover their talents: Art & Photography, Objects Creation, Food and Drink, Fashion and Accessories, Publishing and Media, Business Services and more!

Where: Salle des Anciennes écuries, Place de la ferme du Chenil 78590 Noisy-le-Roi
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10am to 8pm 

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