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

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

(November 9-15, 2017)

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Wei Chen, Fragment, 2013 © Wei Chen and Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong)

This week, Paris welcomes an iconic photography fair, a showcase for products Made in France, and a festival of colorful jazz music from around the world.

Eye on Photography

Whether you’re an amateur shutterbug or an avid collector, the Paris Photo international art fair is an unmissable opportunity to see the best in photography from the 19th century to today. Bringing together work from 160 galleries from 29 countries, this four-day event features 29 solo shows and 12 duo shows, including the portraits of French artist Denis Rouvre, a Los Angeles-set series from Algerian artist Lisa Sarfati, and a retrospective of German artist Detlef Orlopp. Other sectors of the fair are dedicated to large formats, art books and – for the first time – film and video. This year’s invite d’honneur is Karl Lagerfeld, who is offering a curated tour of the fair by selecting his personal favorites (also available as a special edition book). To continue the journey, be sure to check out the other photo-centric events and exhibits around town, including Photo Saint Germain, which puts a spotlight on the museums of galleries of the left bank, or World Press Photo, an exhibit of award-winning photojournalism and the stories behind them, a testament to the power of the photographic image.

Paris Photo
When: Nov 9 – 12, 2017, 12pm-8pm (7pm Sunday).
Where: Grand Palais, Paris 75008 

Photo Saint Germain
When: Nov 3 – 19, 2017
Where: See WEBSITE for details 

World Press Photo
When: Nov 4 – Dec 3, 2017, 11am-7pm
Where: Galleria Carla Sozzani, 22 rue Marx Dormoy, 75018 Paris

Photo courtesy of MIF Expo

Made in France

Start your holiday shopping early and support local businesses at the MIF Expo, highlighting products and innovations “Made in France.” From accessories to beauty products to gourmet food to tech, you can find unique, high-quality products, learn more about how they’re made and understand the importance of buying locally, both to boost the economy and to preserve French savoir-faire. This year, the fair includes a particular focus on the Normandy region, known for its knit textiles, dairy products, and Calvados distilleries, among other specialties. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some goodies with a French touch and feel good doing it.

When: Nov 10 – 12, 2017, 10am-7pm
Where: Paris Expo – Pavillon 7.1, Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris

Photo courtesy of FICEP

The Colors of Jazz

Organized in different foreign cultural centers throughout Paris, the JazzyColors festival celebrates its 15th birthday this year. The lively and diverse program features a variety of musical styles, from classic jazz to funk to world music, with a mix of well-known and emerging artists. Best of all, tickets from 5-20€, making them accessible to all. So get into the rhythm and join this celebration of innovative jazz music from the four corners of the globe.

When: Throughout the month of November, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Paris-wide, see WEBSITE for details

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