Paris Events October 2011: What to See & Do

Paris Events October 2011: What to See & Do
October 2011 Events in Paris ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS Paris Fashion Week Through October 5th Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 Collections Chateau de Versailles  Grand Fountain Shows The Versailles Fountains, Saturday and Sundays through October 30th Le XIIIe Siècle au Goût du Jour, through October 9th in the Grand Trianon Venet à Versailles, through November 1st   Nuit Blanche 01 The museums and galleries stay open all night for those who enjoy seeing art in a different light See our Nuit Blanche guide to free apps for iPhone & Droid, complete schedule Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2 The 90th Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is held at the Hippodrome de Longchamp with a winning purse of over 2 million Euros Festival d’Ile de France Through October 9th– Concerts will be held all over the Ile de France in celebration of the end of summer. Fêtes de Vendages à Montmartre 5-9 The first festival was in 1934 and the tradition carries on.  Come and celebrate the vintage at the annual wine festival Village de Cirque 5-16 The circus comes to town and sets up just outside of Paris for the show.  This is the 7th year of this circus passing through Paris. Gourmet & Vins 6-9 All things gourmet come together at this salon fittingly held to fill out the Porte de Versailles Akiko Ebi and Jay Gottleib, pianos 8 Playing at Le Centquartre Salle 400 Le Hotel Bristol 8 Thé à la Mode – tea and high fashion come together at Le Hôtel Bristol Food Culture Europe 10-16 There are various food-based experiences to take part in all over the city of Paris from a tasting village on the Esplanade des Invalides to Les Tables dans la Rue on rue Cler – check the website for various offerings International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (a United Nations’ international observation) 17 Meet at Trocadéro for rally that started in Paris in 1987 with 100,000 gathered   Semaine du Goût 17-23 A celebration of all things fabulous about French food.  Top chefs, as well as producers, bring their best to the public at large. Slick 11 20-23 Usually considered to be the lead-up to FIAC, this is the 6th edition of this contemporary art fair featuring emerging artists with talks and workshops. FIAC 20-23 A panoramic view of modern and contemporary art coming together under one roof David Lebovitz Book Signing 22 Monsieur Lebovitz will be at the Sugarplum Cake Shop signing copies of his book, The Sweet Life Norman Rockwell comes to the Anagama Gallery in Versailles Through October 23rd There is little doubt Norman Rockwell’s work crossed your path at some point in your life… Salon du Chocolat 20-24 Need we say more?  The Salon du Chocolat is not to be missed if you enjoy chocolate! Chic Art Fair 21-24 Contemporary art as well as street art all come together for a fantastic showing.  This is the debut of this art fair with over 50 galleries exhibiting MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (ART, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MORE) Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame – Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre Dame Et Lutèce devint Paris, through February 26, 2012 Branly Museum on Quai Branly — Musée du Quai Branly Maya, through October 2nd Photoquai 2011, through December 4th Bourdelle Museum — Musée Bourdelle Upcoming Exhibition: Antoine Bourdelle / Que du Dessin, opens November 9th through January 29th 2012 Cartier Foundation Gallery — Fondation Cartier Mathematics – A Beautiful Elsewhere, opening October 21st through March 18th, 2012 Château de Versailles – Grand Trianon The 18th Century Back in Fashion, through October 9th Children’s Interactive Art Museum – Musée en Herbe Keith Haring Hieroglyphs, through Dec. 31 Cinema Museum — Cinémathèque Metropolis, opens October 19th through January 29th 2012 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 Hussein Chalayan, Récits en Mode, through November 13th Plastique Ludique: Libuse Niklová, through November 6th Animal, through November 30th European House of Photography — La Maison Européenne de la Photographie  (AKA “MEP”) No current exhibition Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Lewis Hine, through December 18th 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 Vouz Avez Dit Chimie?, through October 30th Holocaust Memorial Museum — Mémorial de la Shoah No current exhibit Jacquemart-André Museum — Musée Jacquemart André Fra Angelico et les Maîtres de la Lumière, through January 16th 2012 Jeu de Paume Diane Arbus, opens October 18th through February 5th Audrey Cottin: Charlie & Sabrina, opens October 18th through February 5th Blow Up / Cycle “Side Effects”, through March 15th 2012 Jewish Art & History Museum — Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme Walter Benjamin Archives, opens October 12th through February 5th 2012 Legion of Honor…

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