Culture

What’s On in Paris – November 2021

Note that the Pass Sanitaire is still required in most (but not all) monuments, concerts, and other entertainment venues.

November 3
We can all use a good laugh right now. Laughing Matters in Paris presents British stand-up comedian Mark Maier from 8:30pm at Chez Georges (11 rue des Cannettes, 6th), tickets €20. Book old school via email on http://anythingmatters.com, or call Karl Beer at 06 1213 0202. Get on their mailing list if you’re interested in English comedy in Paris.

November 6-14
The annual Salon Marjolaine, the largest organic fair in Paris, takes place this week at the Parc Floral (Bois de Vincennes) with 560 stands selling everything organic you could imagine: produce, meats, cheeses, artisan oils, wines, essential oils, herbs, teas, cosmetics, beauty products, household cleaning products, clothing, shoes, accessories, home decor, books, gardening supplies, as well as stands for environmental tourism, different green activist groups such as Greenpeace, etc. There are also plenty of food stands for lunch onsite, a coat check, and a little shuttle from the metro Château de Vincennes to the entrance of the Parc Floral. Open 10:30am-7pm. Entry €10, but you can get a €3 discount voucher on the website to print out in advance.

Through November 7
The Jour des Morts will be celebrated again this year at the Association pour l’Estampe et l’Art Populaire (49bis, rue des Cascades, 20th), a print-making gallery and artist atelier in Belleville. Each year they create an offering for the Jour des Morts and artworks available by 20 artists each day from 3-8pm. For more links to similar events, check out the article “Mexico in Paris” or official events in Paris here.

November 11 Armistice Day (Bank holiday)
Post offices, government offices and some restaurants and shops will be closed.

November 12-13
The charity shop Emmaüs Alternatives is having a “Grande Vente au Kilo” at the Palais de la Femme (94 rue de Charonne, 11th) from 11am-7pm, €10 per kilo of clothing and accessories.

Through November 14
The Galerie Sakura (21 rue du Bourg Tibourg, 4th) is hosting an exhibition “Sneakers Generation” featuring 400 international artists who have created an original artwork using the legendary Air Jordan 1 Mid triple white as a canvas. Each will be sold for the same price of €450. Check them out online even if you’re not interested in buying (they’re going fast!), or visit the gallery, open Tues-Sat noon-8pm and Sunday 2-7pm.

November 18
Although it’s rather low-key in France compared to the hype it gets in America, the annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival takes place in wine bars throughout Paris today.

Through December 18th
Throughout the fall, the art gallery/museum La Fab is showcasing Graffiti and the French designer agnès b.’s historical relationship with this movement since 1985. “The Graffiti movement will take over all the interior and exterior spaces, private and urban, of La Fab. The agnès b. collection, the Galerie du Jour, and the Place Jean-Michel Basquiat offer a fascinating retrospective of history and discovery.” Artists include Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Dennis Hopper, Jef Aérosol, Jérôme Mesnager, Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant, and Jordane Saget, among others. Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm, entry €7. Le Fab. Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, 13th, M° Bibliothèque.

Most Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The American Library in Paris is hosting free “Evenings with an Author” every Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7:30pm Paris time (CET). This month’s guests include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen (June 2nd), food writer Alec Lobrano (June 9th), and The Hudson Review editor Paula Deitz (June 22nd). RSVP required (most are free, €10 donation recommended). See the full schedule here.

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