Paris Events November 2011: What to See and Do in Paris

Paris Events November 2011: What to See and Do in Paris

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November 2011 Events in Paris

ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS

Cirque du Soleil

4 November– 18 DecemberCorteo” in an extended performance by Cirque du Soleil

Bastille Antiques Fair and Contemporary Art Fair

4-13 Dealers from all over France set up shop on Place de la Bastille

High Fashion and Tea at the Hotel Bristol Thés à la Mode

5 Enjoy a luxurious cuppa while taking in the latest fashion

BNP Paribas Tennis Masters

5-13 The best of tennis holds court to fight to win the cup at Bercy

Le Palais du Chocolat Salon – Vaux le Vicomte

6, 7 An exceptional two days amidst the grandeur of the Vaux le Vicomte…all for chocolate!

Paris Photo

10-13 Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the best in international photography.

Armistice Day Memorials and Parade

11 Champs-Elysées parade and memorial programs to honor lives lost in World War I and subsequent wars.

Vintage Hermès Auction, a benefit for the Foundation Carla Bruni-Sarkozy by Tajan

15 Hermès vintage items go on the auction block at Hôtel Marcel Dassault, Paris 8th.  Viewing from the 10-13th

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

17 Annual celebration and parties in Paris bars on the third Thursday of November with the release of 2011 vintage Beaujolais Nouveau

Artists Studios Open House: Open Days: From Anvers to Abbesses

18-20 Village of Montmartre artists and artisans open their studios to the public.  The orientation office is located at: 8, rue de Milton, Paris 9th.

Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants

24-28 The best French independent wine producers assemble at Porte de Versailles.

Galeries Lafayette, 1st floor of Galeries Lafayette Coupoule

through January 7 Antidote 7, a graphic art exhibit by artist Jean-Marc Ballée

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (ART, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MORE)

Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame – Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre Dame

  • Et Lutèce devint Paris, through February 26

Beaux-Arts de Paris

  • Soudain, Déjà, through January 8th
  • Massimo Berruti, opens November 3rd through December 3rd
  • Vernissage de l’Exposition des Lauréats des Prix des Amis 2011, opens November 30th through January 10th

Branly Museum on Quai Branly—Musée du Quai Branly

  • PhotoQuai 2011 through December 4th as satellite exhibit locations continue
  • Samouria, Armure du Guerrier, opens November 8th through January 29th

Bourdelle Museum—Musée Bourdelle

  • Antoine Bourdelle / Que du Dessin, opens November 9th through January 29th

Carnavalet Museum—Musée Carnavalet

  • People of Paris in the 19th Century, through February 26th

Cartier Foundation Gallery—Fondation Cartier

  • Mathematics – A Beautiful Elsewhere, through March 18th

Children’s Interactive Art Museum—Musée en Herbe

  • Keith Haring Hieroglyphs, through Dec. 31st

Cinema Museum—Cinémathèque

  • Metropolis, through January 29th

City of Science & Industry Museum & Children’s Museum—Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

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

  • Hussein Chalayan, Récits en Mode, through November 13th
  • Plastique Ludique: Libuse Niklová, through November 6th
  • Animal, through November 30th
  • Maarten Baas, Curiosities, through February 12th
  • Stefan Sagmeister (advertising art), through February 19th
  • several exhibits on at museum—click link above for entire list

European House of Photography—La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (AKA “MEP”)

  • L’Age d’Or de la Photographie Albanaise, through January 8th
  • Fernanda Magalhaes, Rogério Reis, Edu Simoes, through January 8th
  • Rome + Klein Photographies 1956-1960, through January 8th
  • Martine Franck, Venus d’Ailleurs, through January 8th
  • José Medeiros, through November 13th
  • Vincent Castella, Une Ville, Une Collection, through November 13th

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • Lewis Hine, through December 18th

Giverny Impressionism Museum  (by Monet’s gardens) — Giverny Impressionists Museum

Grand Palace Museum, Palace of Discovery—Grand Palais/Palais de la Découverte

Grand Palace National Gallery—Galerie Nationales du Grand Palais

Holocaust Memorial Museum—Mémorial de la Shoah

  • Des JO de Berlin aux JO de Londres (1936-1948) opens November 9th
  • Cinema and the Shoah, through February 20th

Jacquemart-André Museum–Musée Jacquemart André

Jeu de Paume

  • Jahnu Adoor, Barua Gopalakrishnan, North East by South West, through January 22nd
  • Diane Arbus, through February 5th
  • Audrey Cottin: Charlie & Sabrina, through February 5th
  • Blow Up / Cycle “Side Effects,” through March 15th

Jewish Art & History Museum—Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

Legion of Honor Museum—Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur

  • Permanent collection on view

Louvre Museum  — Musée du Louvre

Luxembourg Garden Museum—Musée du Luxembourg

MacValMusée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne

  • art films by Danish artist Jesper Jest, through February 5th

Maillol Museum; Dina Vierny Foundation—Musée Maillol

Maison de Balzac

Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris

Malmaison—Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois Préau

Maritime Museum at Palais de Tokyo—Musée Nationale de la Marine

Modern Art Museum of Paris—Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Mona Bismarck Foundation  & American Cultural Center/Gallery

  • The Wyeths, Three Generations of American Art, opens November 10th through February 12th

Montparnasse Museum—Le Musée du Montparnasse

  • Fred Stein, Portraits de l’Exil Paris-New York (1933-1942) November 3rd – 26th

Museum of Armor —Musée de l’Armée

  • Napoléon III et L’Italie, through January 15th

Musée de l’Orangerie

  • L’Espagne Entre Deux Siècles de Zuloaga à Picasso, through January 9th

Natural History Museum — Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

  • Parcours à la Ménagerie, through December 31st
  • Invisible, Zoom sur le Plancton, through December 31st

Nissim de Camondo Museum

  • Permanent collection

Orsay Museum—Musée d’Orsay

Palais Garnier

  • No current exhibition

Paris City Hall Gallery—Hôtel de Ville

  • “The Chic Parisian,” through February 25th
  • The Drawings of Sempé, through February 11th

Petit Palais Fine Arts Museum of Paris—Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

Pinacothèque Art Museum of Paris — Pinacothèque

  • Giacometti et les Étrusques, through January 8th

Pompidou Modern Art Museum—Centre Georges Pompidou

  • Accrochage, Histoire de l’Atelier Brancusi, through November 7th
  • Edvard Munch, l’oeil Moderne 1900-1944, through January 9th
  • Des Années 1960 à Nos Jours, through February 13th
  • Danser sa Vie, opens November 23rd through March 5th

Red House Foundation (Albert de Galbert Foundation)— La Maison Rouge

Musée Rodin

Romantic-Writers Museum—Musée de la Vie Romantique

  • La Nouvelle Athènes, permanent exhibition
  • Paris Proche et Lointain, Patrick Faigenbaum, February 12th

Skilled Arts & Crafts Museum — Musée des Arts et Métiers

Versailles Palace— Château de Versailles

Zadkine (sculpture) Museum & Garden—Musée Zadkine

  • Closed through February for maintenance

POPULAR MUSIC VENUES (POP, ROCK, R&B, JAZZ)

Bercy

22   Jamiroquai

23   Scorpions

26   Starfloor

28   Jean-Louis Aubert

29   Lenny Kravitz

30   Paul McCartney

Châtelet Theater Grand Foyer Concerts— Grand Foyer du Châtelet

18   Soirée Classique: piano et violoncello, Christian Chamorel, Niall Brown & Isabelle Trub

28  Soirée Classique: pianoforte et piano, Laure Colladant, Samika Honda & Emmanuel Christian, Enguerrand Luhl

Cigale Theater—La Cigale

1   E.SY Kennega

2-6   Festival les Inrocks Black XS

8   Anoushka Shankar Traveller

9   The Shoes

10   Match d’Impro France / Quebec

11   Tommy Emmanuel

12   Raoul Petite

13   I Love this Dance All Star Game

15 -27   Soy de Cuba

28   Terez Montcalm

29   Yaakov Shwekey

30   General Elektriks

Olympia Concert Hall— L’Olympia

1   Stupeflip

2   Selah Sue

3   Stromae

4   The Cat Empire

5   M Pokora

6   Gregorian

7   Festival les Inrocks Black XS

8   Catherine Ringer

10   Metronomy

11   Francois Staal

12, 13  The Kills

14   Sonny Rollins

15   Brit Floyd

16   Evanescence

17   Puggy

18   Sin Semilia

19   Yes

20   Giants of Blues Rock

21   Patti Smith

23   Danny Boon

28   In Flames

29   Kaiser Chiefs

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris

1 – 5 February  Swan Lake

13   Les Pretres

15   Le Repas des Fauves

17,18   Florent Pagny

19   La Nuit de l’Ile de la Reunion

20   Paolo Conte

21   Rita Gala au Profit de Maguen David Adom

22   One Night of Queen

24   Nono

25-27   Lord of the Dance

29-3 December   Ballet Flamenco – Cristina Hoyos

Palais des Sports

Adam and Eve, opening January 31st

Salle Pleyel (Classical, Jazz & World Music)

1   Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

3   Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

4, 18, 25   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

5    Le Septìeme de Beethoven

5   Patricia Petibon

6   Fairy Queen

7   Joseph Calleja

8   Cycle Schubert 1

9, 10   Orchestre de Paris

11   Sinfonia Varsovia OrchestraRichard Galliano, jazz + Libertango accordion

13   Take a Bow! – London Symphony Orchestra

16   Richard Galliano

17   Vadim Repin et Invités

19   Orchestre Pasdeloup

19   Orchestre Colonne

21   Paco de Lucía

22   Rain Dogs Revisited

23   Sylvie Vartan es l’Orchestre de Bulgarie

24   Jephtha, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

27   Rickie Lee Jones

28, 29   London Symphony Orchestra

30   Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Stade de France

No concerts in November

Zénith Concert Hall—Le Zénith

3   La Tournée des Années 90

4   Alter Bridge

5   Cheb Mami

6   Within Temptation

8    Alice Cooper

9   Smashing Pumpkins

11, 12   30 Seconds to Mars

15   Wiz Khalifa

16   Tetes Raides

17   Incubus

19   Birdy Nam Nam

21   Motorhead

22   Kasabian

25   Shaka Ponk

26, 27   Carmina Burana

Regina Carter

30 – December 11th Disney sur Glace

JAZZ CLUBS & CONCERT VENUES

Sunside/Sunset

Le Caveau de la Huchette

Le Duc des Lombards

  • 06 Regina Carter

Le Caveau des Oubliettes

Le Baiser Salé

New Morning

  • 02 Ramsey Lewis

Le Petit Journal Montparnasse

Swan Bar

AUTHORS, BOOK-SIGNINGS & LITERARY EVENTS

American Library in Paris

Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore

No events announced as of publication date

Shakespeare and Co.

  • 4   The first 5×15 in collaboration with Agnès b – features five people speaking for 15 minutes each – ticket required
  • 7   Marcel Theroux reads from The Paperchase and Far North
  • 20   Lenny Kaye (guitarist for Patti Smith) plays a bit and reads from his new book, You Call It Madness: The Sensous Song of the Croon
  • 21   The White Review with Will Self reading from new works
  • 24    Barbara Will will be signing copies of her book, Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Fay and the Vichy Dilemma
  • 28   Geoff Dyer reads Paris Trance and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

Village Voice Bookshop

  • 4   Lila Azam Zanganeh reads from her book, The Enchanter: Nabakov and Happiness
  • 10  Screening of the documentary, Philip Roth: Sans Complexe by Livia Manera Sambuy and William Karel

W.H. Smith

  • 30   Round table discussion with Natacha Henry and Elaine Sciolino

OPERA, BALLET & THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Opéra Garnier [Palais Garnier]

  • La Source – Choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart, through November 12th
  • La Cenerentola – Conductor Bruno Capmpanella, opens November 26th through December 17th

Opéra BastilleLulu at Opera Bastille

  • Lulu – Conductor Michael Schonwandt, through November 5th
  • La Force du Destin – Conductor Philippe Jordan, opens November 14th through December 17th
  • Cendrillon – Choreographer Rudolf Noureev, opens November 25th through December 30th

Royal Opera House of Versailles

  • Ballet Marie-Antoinette – Choreographer Patrick de Bana, November 3rd, 4th and 5th

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