Paris Events Calendar March 2012

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Paris Events Calendar March 2012

March 2012 Events in Paris

ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS

March is a busy month! Lisa Buros-Hutchins keeps you in-the-know about the top events, what to see, and where to be seen. From gallery openings, art shows, poetry celebrations, and concerts, to the infamous Paris Fashion Week. There’s something for everyone.

Paris Fashion Week
Through the 7th
Women’s Ready to Wear

Paris Half Marathon
4
Get out to the streets and cheer on the thousands of runners taking to the streets!

14th Annual Printemps des Poètes
5 18
There will be thousands of events in Paris from streets to cafes celebrating the love of poetry

The IT Longchamp Bag at Galeries Lafayette
5 – 20
Galeries Lafayette is launching the new Longchamp collection: Le Pliage Cuir

Salon du Vintage
10, 11
Love vintage? – this is your event!  Vintage everything from clothing to furniture are available at this event in the 4th arrondissment.

Omnivore
11 – 13
Join the young cuisine and take part as this food festival passes through Paris

Heure Bavarois
15 – 17
Bavaria comes to the Plaza Athenée for a not-to-be-missed event: l’Heure Bavaroise

Musée Jacquemardt André
Through March
There will be 18 different concerts held in the salon of the museum on varying days.

Saut Hermès au Grand Palais
16 – 18
La Maison Hermès hosts its annual international horse jumping event takes place in the Nave of the Grand Palais

Salon du Livres
16 – 19
Considered to be the most important book salon held in Paris, this is the big one for everything books!

Le Printemps du Cinema
18 – 20
Going to the cinema does not get much better, especially when they drop the prices!  €3,50 per person gets you into any film you want.

Randonée Printemps
18
A 12k walk in the fresh spring air awaits you on this day.  Meeting time is 8:30am!

The Cinema of James Gray
22
The Mona Bismark American Centre for Art and Culture hosts a conference and cocktail hour – reservations required

22nd Salon du Cabriolet, Coupé and SUV
26, 27
If you love anything cars then head to this glamorous event at Porte de Versailles for all things motor.

Drawing Now Paris
29 – 1 April
Held in the Carrousel du Louvre, this is the first contemporary art fair exclusively dedicated to drawings

Art Paris
29 – April 1st
The best in modern and contemporary art come together at the Grand Palais

Ice Skating in Paris 12:00-10:00pm (Mon –Fri) Weekends 9:00-10:00pm
You can find ice skating rinks at the Hotel de Ville and also at La Tour Montparnasse (through March 4th)

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (ART, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MORE)

Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame – Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre Dame
• Et Lutèce devint Paris,
through March 15th

Beaux-Arts de Paris
• Rembrandt et son Entourage,
through April 20th
• L’Arbre et le Photographe,
through April 22nd

Branly Museum on Quai Branly—Musée du Quai Branly
• The Invention of the Savage,
through June 30th

    Bourdelle Museum—Musée Bourdelle
    • Antoine Bourdelle / Que du Dessin, through March 11th

    Carnavalet Museum—Musée Carnavalet
    • Eugène Atget, Paris, opens April 25th through July 29th

    Cartier Foundation Gallery—Fondation Cartier
    Mathematics
    – A Beautiful Elsewhere, through March 18th

      Children’s Interactive Art Museum—Musée en Herbe
      • Victor Vasarely, opens March 16th through December 31st

      Cinema Museum—Cinémathèque
      • Tim Burton, The Exposition,
      opens March 7th through August 5th

      City of Science & Industry Museum & Children’s Museum—Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
      • Océan, Climat et Nous
      , through June 30th

        Costume & Theater Set Design Museum—Centre National du Costume de Scène
        • L’Envers du Décor,
        through May 20th

        Decorative Arts Museum—Musée des Arts Décoratifs
        • Goudemalion, Jean-Paul Goude Retrospective, through March 18th
        • Les Histoires de Babar, through September 2nd
        • Trompe-l’oeil. Imitations, through November 15th
        • Hussein Chalayan, Récits du Mode, through December 11th

        European House of Photography—La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (AKA “MEP”)
        • Eloge du Vertige,
        through March 25th
        • Youssef Nabil, through March 25th
        • Dominique Issermass, Laetitia Casta,
        through March 25th
        • William Ropp, Le Sculpteur d’Ombres,
        through March 25th
        • Götz Göppet, Les Quatre Saisons,
        through March 25th

        Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
        • Mathématiques, un Dépaysement Soudain,
        through March 18th

        Giverny Impressionism Museum  (by Monet’s gardens) — Giverny Impressionists Museum
        Grand Palace Museum, Palace of Discovery—Grand Palais/Palais de la Découverte

        Préhistoires,
        through June 17th
        Le Cheveux
        , through August 26th

        Espace Fondation EDF
        Yann Kersalé, Sept Fois Plus à L’Ouest, through March 25th

        Grand Palace National Gallery—Galerie Nationales du Grand Palais
        • Helmut Newton, opens March 24th through June 17th
        • Beauté Animale, opens March 21st through July 16th

        Holocaust Memorial Museum—Mémorial de la Shoah
        • Des JO de Berlin aux JO de Londres (1936-1948)
        through March 18th

        Jacquemart-André Museum–Musée Jacquemart André
        Le Crépuscule des Pharoans,
        opens March 23rd through July 23rd

        Jeu de Paume
        • Jimmy Robert: Langue Matérielle, through April 29th
        • Ai Weiwei: Entrelacs, through April 29th
        • Berenice Abbott  (1898-1991), through April 29th

        Jewish Art & History Museum—Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
        • Les Juifs dans l’Orientalisme, opens March 7th through July 8th

        Legion of Honor Museum—Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur
        • La Berline de Napoléon, opens March 7th through July 8th

        Louvre Museum  — Musée du Louvre
        • New Frontier: American Art Enters the Louvre,
        through April 16th

        Luxembourg Garden Museum—Musée du Luxembourg
        • Cima Maître de la Renaissance Vénitienne, opens April 5th through July 15th

        Maillol Museum; Dina Vierny Foundation—Musée Maillol
        • Closed for renovations through March 13th
        • Artemisia, opens March 14th through July 15th

        Maison de Balzac
        • Closed for renovations through April

          Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
          Humour, parodie et videos,
          opens March 28th through June 23rd

          Modern Art Museum of Paris—Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
          • Eko Nubroho, Témoine Hybride,
          through March 21st
          • Enrichissement des Collections,
          through July
          • Présentation du Legs Isabella Pakszwer-de-Chirico,
          through July

            Mona Bismarck Foundation  & American Cultural Center/Gallery
            • See James Gray event listed above

              Montparnasse Museum—Le Musée du Montparnasse
              • La Censure a l’Epoque Coloniale, through March 9th
              • Maxim Kantor – Vulcanus, opens April 6th through March 6th
              • Jean-Gabriel Domergue, opens June 6th through September 16th

              Museum of Armor —Musée de l’Armée
              • 1689-2011: Les Irlandais et la France, through April 29th

              Musée de l’Orangerie
              • Debussy, Music and the Arts, through June 11th

                Natural History Museum — Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
                Taxidermie, (Jardin des Plantes),
                through March 21st
                Au Fil des Araigneées, through July 2nd

                Nissim de Camondo Museum
                • Dessins d’Orfèvrerie de l’Atelier de Robert-Joseph Auguste, through April 1st

                Orsay Museum—Musée d’Orsay
                Akseli Gallen-Kallela, through May 6th

                Palais Garnier
                • No current exhibition

                  Palais de Tokyo
                  • Closed for renovations through April 11th

                  Paris City Hall Gallery—Hôtel de Ville
                  Doisneau Paris Les Halles,
                  through April 28th

                    Petit Palais Fine Arts Museum of Paris—Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
                    Rabindrandath Tagore,
                    through March 11th

                      Pinacothèque Art Museum of Paris — Pinacothèque
                      • Berlin – Munich, Expressionismus & Expressionismi,
                      through March 11th

                      Pompidou Modern Art Museum—Centre Georges Pompidou
                      • Danser sa Vie, through April 2nd
                      • Matisse Paires et Séries, opens March 7th through June 18th

                      Red House Foundation (Albert de Galbert Foundation)— La Maison Rouge
                      Néon, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue,
                      through May 20th

                      Musée Rodin
                      Capturing the Model, 300 Rodin drawings 1890-1917, through April 1st

                        Romantic-Writers Museum—Musée de la Vie Romantique
                        • La Nouvelle Athènes, permanent exhibition

                        • Theâtres Romantiques à Paris, opens March 13th through July 15th
                        • Jardins Romantiques Français (1170-1840), opens March 8th through July 17th

                        Skilled Arts & Crafts Museum — Musée des Arts et Métiers
                        • Radio: Ouvrez Grands vos Oreilles, through September 2nd

                        Versailles Palace— Château de Versailles
                        • Le Guerre de Napoléon, through May 13th

                        Zadkine (sculpture) Museum & Garden—Musée Zadkine
                        • Closed through May 2012 for maintenance

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

                          Bercy
                          6 – 7   Rammestein
                          22   RFM Party 80

                          Châtelet Theater Grand Foyer Concerts— Grand Foyer du Châtelet
                          29 – 31  Féstival Intégral Classic: 11 Concerts in 3 Days!

                          Cigale Theater—La Cigale
                          5   Los Van Van
                          6   Andrew Bird
                          7   Mais Qu’est-ce Qu’elles Veulent Encore!
                          9   Ting Tings
                          10   Danakil & Natty Jean
                          11   Vote on the Rocks
                          12   Sharon Jones
                          14   Raphael Saadiq
                          15   M83
                          16   Ycare et Invités
                          17   Robin McKelle & The Fly Tones
                          18   Zemfira
                          20, 21   Charlie Winston
                          22   Stuck in the Sound
                          23, 24   Virginie Hocq dans Pas d’Inquiétude
                          25   Connan Mockasin
                          26   Tower of Power
                          27   The Straits
                          28   Inna Modja
                          29   Boubacar Traore
                          30   Bireli Lagrene et Sylvain Luc New Project
                          31   Shirley Souagnon

                          Olympia Concert Hall— L’Olympia
                          2   Michel Etcheverry
                          3   Frederic Francos
                          5   Thomas Fersen
                          6   Julina Perretta
                          7   Felix Gray
                          8   Generation Reservoir
                          9   Raphael Saadiq
                          10   James Morrison
                          11   Ourra
                          13   Lucio Dalla
                          14   Chris Rea
                          15   Roger Daltrey
                          16   Grand Corps Malade
                          18   La Fête de la Saint Patrick
                          21   Nina Hagen
                          22   Yannick Noah
                          28   Joey Starr
                          29, 30   Thomas Dutronic

                          Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
                          6    La Tentation d’Eve
                          8-11   Forever King of Pop
                          10   Spectacle Commemoratif du Premier Anniversaire de l’Est du Japon
                          16   Soy de Cuba
                          24   Irish Legends
                          30   Le Bolero de Maurice Ravel
                          31   Michel Jonasz

                          Palais des Sports
                          Adam and Eve, through March 6th

                          Stade de France
                          4   France v. Ireland Rubgy
                          11   France v. England Rugby
                          24   Nef Lyrique
                          31   Stade Francais v. Stade Toulousain

                          Zénith Concert Hall—Le Zénith
                          3   Metronome
                          7   Snow Patrol
                          10   La Nuit du Reggaeton
                          11   Ballet National de Sibérie Krasnoyarsk
                          13, 14   Sting
                          16   Simple Plan
                          17   Bryan Adams
                          21   Feist
                          22 – 24   Benabar
                          27   Primus
                          28   Selah Sue
                          29   Elvis, Le Concert
                          30   Shy’m
                          31   Si Carmen m’Etait Contee

                          JAZZ CLUBS & CONCERT VENUES

                          Sunside/Sunset
                          Le Caveau de la Huchette
                          Le Duc des Lombards
                          Le Caveau des Oubliettes
                          Le Baiser Salé

                          New Morning

                          Le Petit Journal Montparnasse
                          Swan Bar
                          Le Mériden Etoile

                          AUTHORS, BOOK-SIGNINGS & LITERARY EVENTS

                          American Library in Paris
                          7   Evenings with an Author: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Lisa Immordino Vreeland presents the biography Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.  Born in Paris in 1903, Diana Vreeland was an American original whose impact on fashion and style was legendary. Beginning in 1936, when she became a fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Vreeland established herself as a controversial visionary with an astonishing ability to invent and discover fashion ideas, designers, personalities, and photographers. In addition to Harper’s Bazaar, she also worked at Vogue and the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

                          Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
                          No events announced as of publication date

                          Shakespeare and Co.
                          5   Five acclaimed poets come together to celebrate the work of Carnanet: Sasha Dugdale, Jane Draycott, Mimi Khalvati, Olivia McCannon and Stephen Romer
                          8   Sure Thing, Lecoq Performance
                          12   Caroline Brothers, Hinterland
                          19   Dan Bullen, The Love Lives of the Artists and Lesley McDowell, Between the Sheets
                          21   Justin Torres, We the Animals
                          29   Donald Ray Pollock, The Devil All the Time

                          Village Voice Bookshop
                          22   Rilla Askew discusses her body of fiction work

                          W.H. Smith
                          No author events announced as of publication date

                          OPERA, BALLET & THEATRE PERFORMANCES

                          Opéra Garnier [Palais Garnier]
                          •  Robbins / EK, opens March 13th through March 31st
                          •  La Veuve Joyeuse,
                          through April 2nd

                          Opéra Bastille
                          •  Pelléas et Mélisande
                          – through March 16th
                          •  La Bayadère,
                          opens March 7th through April 15th
                          •  Don Giovani,
                          opens March 15th through April 21st

                          Royal Opera House of Versailles
                          • Hasse: Didone Abbandonnata,
                          March 10th
                          • Haendel : Ariodante,
                          March 15th
                          • Sandrine Piau – Les Paladins,
                          March 19th
                          • Tancrède,
                          March 23rd and 25th

                           

                           

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