Paris Events August 2011: What’s On, Where & When

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Paris Events August 2011: What’s On, Where & When
ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS Château de Versailles Grand Fountain Shows The Versailles Fountains Saturdays and Sundays through October 30th Fountains are also on Tuesdays through June 28th.  11am – 12pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm Le XIIIe Siècle au Goût du Jour, through October 9th in the Grand Trianon Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes Saturdays from June 18th through September 3rd A wonderful evening at the Château de Versailles including everything from serenades in the Hall of Mirrors to the gardens and fountains being illuminated to fireworks at the end of the evening. Paris Homeless World Cup 21-28 This football tournament sees all proceeds go to benefiting the homeless. The site is the Champ de Mars where you will see over 400 athletes from almost 50 different countries Rock en Seine 26-28 A massive music festival held in Saint Cloud and loaded with music superstars ranging from the Foo Fighters and My Chemical Romance to the Arctic Monkeys – not to be missed if you are a live music fan! Fête de Ganesh 2011 28 Hosted in the 18th arrondissement on Barbes Avenue, free parade & festival honors the Indian community in Paris Pianissimo & American Jazz Festival Jazz festival held at the famous jazz club, Sunset-Sunside, features the big guns on today’s jazz scene Festival Itinérant des Arènes de Montmartre 21 through 5 September For the 11th year in a row this travelling theatre festival comes to Paris to delight the crowds. Headlined by Mystère Buffa. Festival Silhouette 27 – 4 September This marks the 10th year for this late-summer open-air cinema festival showcasing international and French films. Cinéma au Claire de Lune 3-21 An open-air cinema experience for your consideration Paris Quartier d’Été Through August 9th A festival of performance throughout all of Paris Paris Plages Through August 22nd Paris creates three sandy beaches on the Seine quais. Full entertainment schedule. Open-Air Cinema at La Villette Through August 21st Take a ride to the north of Paris, bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the best in cinema High Tea & Fashion Show at Le Bristol (Thés à la Mode) 6 A gourmet afternoon of tea combined with luxurious fashion to pass an afternoon in Paris Grand Crus Tea Tasting Monthly tea tastings in English, the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30-8:30pm, and the last Thursday morning of every month from 10am-12 noon.  20€/person. Grands crus commented, with information about impact of tea utensils, type of cup & teapot for tea type, information about taste, health benefits & tea components.  Reservations (required 24 hrs in advance) sent to [email protected] or call 01 53 30 05 24 for more information. MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (ART, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MORE) Branly Museum on Quai Branly — Musée du Quai Branly Maya, through October 2nd Upcoming Exhibition: Photoquai 2011 opens September 13th Bourdelle Museum — Musée Bourdelle Hosting the Madame Grés exhibit , extended until Aug. 24 Cartier Foundation Gallery — Fondation Cartier Les Trésors du Vaudou, through September 25th Children’s Interactive Art Museum – Musée en Herbe Keith Haring Hieroglyphs through Dec. 31 Cinema Museum — Cinémathèque Blake Edwards films start Aug. 24 City of Science & Industry Museum & Children’s Museum — Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie Tous Connectés, through December 31th Santé et Jeux, through October 2nd Océan, Climat et Nous, through June 30th 2012 Costume & Theater Set Design Museum — Centre National du Costume de Scène L’Art du Costume à la Comédie-Française, through December 31st Decorative Arts Museum — Musée des Arts Décoratifs The Art of the Automobile, The Private Collection of Ralph Lauren, through August 28th Verre à Venise – 3 Artists, 3 Visions, through September 4th Animal, through December 11th European House of Photography — La Maison Européenne de la Photographie  (AKA “MEP”) L’Ombre de la Guerre, through September 11th Jane Evelyn Atwood “Photographies 1976-2010”, through September 11th Génération de l’Air, through September 11th Xavier Fortou “Portrait Brézilien”, through September 11th Xavier Lamours “XL”, through September 11th Giverny Impressionism Museum  (near Monet’s gardens) — Giverny Impressionists Museum The Clark’s Collection, from Manet to Renoir, through October 31st Grand Palace Museum, Palace of Discovery — Grand Palais  / Palais de la Découverte Survivors of the Extreme, through August 28th Yuri Gagarin à Revolution (first manned space flight), through August 28th Vous Avez Dit Chimie?, through October 30th Holocaust Memorial Museum — Mémorial de la Shoah Juger Eichmann – Jerusalem 1961, through September 28th Jacquemart-André Museum — Musée Jacquemart André Upcoming Exhibition: Fra Angelico et les Maîtres de la Lumière, opens September 23rd through January 16th 2012 Jewish Art & History Museum — Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme La Collection Contemporaine du MAHJ, opens July 3rd through September 11th Legion of Honor Museum — Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur No current exhibtion Louvre Museum  — Musée du Louvre Contemporary Art: Mimo Jodice – The Louvres Eyes, through August 15th Contemporary Art: Michal Rovner, through September 5th The Art of Paper, through September 5th Medieval and Renaissance Illuminations, opens July 7th through October 3rd From Fininguerra to Botticelli, The Early Italian Workshop of the Renaissance, opens July 7th through October 3rd Luxembourg Garden Museum — Musée du Luxembourg Upcoming exhibition: Cezanne et Paris, opening October 12th Maillol Museum; Dina Vierny Foundation — Musée Maillol No current exhibition Maritime Museum at Palais de Tokyo — Musée Nationale de la Marine Sciences Bleues, Couleurs Outre-mer, through September 12th Modern Art Museum of Paris — Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Marc Desgrandchamps, through September 4th Cécile Paris Rythme, through September 11th Baselitz Sculpteur, opens September 30th through January 29th Mona Bismark Foundation  & American Cultural Center/Gallery No current exhibition Montparnasse…

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