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

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

(November 10 - 17, 2016)

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Blues sur Seine
Mr Sipps © Blues Sur Seine

This week in Paris is for lovers of jazz, food and wine!

Sing me the Blues

This year’s Blues sur Seine offers more than 80 jazz concerts in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, making it one of France’s most important jazz festivals. You can hear blues singer Gregory Porter, world music African king Salif Keita, Bobby & Sue, King Biscuit, Bad Mules, as well as Mountain Men! Closing night at the end of the month features Soul & Blues with Imany and Shakura Saïd.

When: November 4 – 19, 2016
Venues and Program: http://www.blues-sur-seine.com/le-festival/concerts.html


Beaujolais Nouveau © Wikimedia Commons
Beaujolais Nouveau © Wikimedia Commons

It’s Beaujolais time!

November is the month when the popular Beaujolais Nouveau hits the wine bars. If you want to learn about how to discern good Beaujolais, sign up for an evening wine tasting workshop with Joshua Adler, exporter and wine manager of the acclaimed restaurant Spring.

When: November 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
Where: American Library in Paris, 10 rue Général Camou, 75007 Paris


Soul Train © Mona Bismarck Foundation
Soul Train © Mona Bismarck American Center

Get on the Soul Train!

The Mona Bismarck American Center pays homage to 70’s institution Soul Train with an afternoon of screenings and discussions about the history and impact of the long-running musical variety show. With special guest Shabba Doo, famous Soul Train dancer, and featuring traditional New York-style hot dogs from Hutch Hot-Dog House.

When: November 12, 2016, 2pm-6pm
Where: Mona Bismarck American Center, 34 avenue de New York, 75116 Paris


singles bars in Paris
© ammentorp/123RF.com

Hot off the press!

Attention, food lovers! And we mean those in the mood for love AND food. The latest edition of LE FOODING, the hip Paris guidebook, celebrates the passion of food and the taste of love. LE GUIDE FOODING 2017: L’Amour à la Bouche recommends over 800 restaurants and bars where singles can mingle, lovers can discover the best spots for secret lovemaking and couples can slip out in the city of love for some comfort food.

When: Le Guide FOODING 2017, available on Amazon.fr from November 10, 2016


Rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement of Paris © Gabriela Sciolino Plump
Rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement of Paris © Gabriela Sciolino Plump

And if you love your French neighborhood, you’ll understand why Elaine Sciolino’s book, The Only Street in Paris is a bestseller. Now available in English paperback and in French, the award-winning journalist describers her favorite street through the eclectic stories of shopkeepers, artisans and neighbors she has encountered daily for the past ten years. Meet the author at her book-signing, hosted at her local hangout on the one and only street, rue des Martyrs.

When: November 15, 2016, 6pm-9pm
Where: Book signing at Bistro Miroir, 94 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris


For more ideas of what to do and see in Paris, check out our Autumn 2016 Arts & Culture Roundup!

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