Paris Events Calendar May 2012

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Paris Events Calendar May 2012

 

ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS for MAY

Les Dimanches au Galop

Through May 13th Sundays are for horse racing in Paris!

Grand Marché d’Art Contemporain

26 – 1 May Artist 500+ artists will have their work on display ranging from painting, sculpting, ceramics and more.

Soirée Classique at the Le Châtelet (Grand Foyer)

3 Soirée Classique, Christian Chamorel, Sophie Moser and Katja Huhn

5 Soirée Lyrique, Luciana Serra

A Weekend of Flamenco

3 -5 Spain comes alive with three days of Flamenco music and ambiance descend upon the Grande Halle of La Villette

Salon d’Antiquites Brocante

4 – 13 Head to the Place de Bastille to peruse over 400 exhibitors selling antiques.

Endless Night Paris Vampire Ball

4, 5 This is one party you most likely will never forget…if you can get a ticket!

Apassionata Together Forever

5 An equestrian spectacle unrivaled in original choreography!

Chmaroff Exposition

11 – 20 In association with Pierre Cardin, Joel Garcia presents an exhibition of Russian artist, Paul Chmaroff, at the Espace Pierre Cardin.

Toutankhamon

May 12th – September 1st Five years of preparation to bring this exhibition to Paris is worth the trip to the Porte de Versailles!

Fête du Nautisme

12, 13 All things nautical come to Paris for the annual boat show!

Fêtes des Enfants

13 Musée Jacquemardt André hosts a fun-filled day for children at the museum with everything from music to children building pyramids to echo the current exhitibition, Twighlight of the Pharaohs.

La Nuit Européenne des Musées

19 The museums of Paris come alive to enjoy for one long night of adventure!

Gras Savoye Grand Steeple Chase

20 One of the toughest courses to cover in seven minutes!

Festival à Jazz St-Germain-des-Prés

May 20th through June 3rd St Germain comes alive with great jazz in the 12th year of this festival!

Roland Garros (French Open)

May 22nd through June 10th The best in tennis come to Paris to play for the title!

Antique Brocante

26 – June 3rd St. Sulpice becomes a haven for those seeking more antiques with another terrific brocante by Joel Garcia.

Designer’s Days

31 – June 4th This year marks the 12th year of this fantastic congregation of brilliant Parisian designers coming together under one roof.

Mondes Perdus

Through June 2nd Enjoy this exposition of Claude Lévi-Straus covering his 30-year span of expeditions to Brasil through photography.

How to Become Parisian in One Hour?

Through June 17th This one-man comedy show (in English) has become a hit in Paris with over 100,000 people enjoying the show!

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (ART, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MORE)

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

  • Permanent collection on view

Beaux-Arts de Paris

  • Tranches de Carré sur Tranches de Cercles, through May 3rd
  • Géographies Nomades, opens May 25th through July 13th
  • Michels François, Le Trait Commun, opens May 25th through July 20th

Branly Museum on Quai Branly—Musée du Quai Branly

  • The Invention of the Savage, through June 30th
  • Patagonia, through May 13th
  • La Pluie, through May 13th

Bourdelle Museum—Musée Bourdelle

  • Permanent collection on view

Carnavalet Museum—Musée Carnavalet

  • Eugène Atget, Paris, through July 29th

Cartier Foundation Gallery—Fondation Cartier

  • Show and Tell, opens May 15th through October 21st

Children’s Interactive Art Museum—Musée en Herbe

  • Victor Vasarely, through December 31st

Cinema Museum—Cinémathèque

  • Tim Burton, The Exposition, 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
  • Gaulois, un Expo Renversante, through September 12th
  • La Science dans ma Vie, through September 16th
  • Ombres et Lumière, through June 2013

Costume & Theater Set Design Museum—Centre National du Costume de Scène

  • L’Envers du Décor, through May 20th
  • Christian Lacroix, La Source et le Ballet de l’Opera Garnier, opens June 16th through December 31st

Decorative Arts Museum—Musée des Arts Décoratifs

  • Un Peu de Terre sur la Peau, through August 19th
  • Ricard, Depuis 1932, through August 26th
  • Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs, through September 16th
  • Les Histoires de Babar, through September 2nd
  • Trompe-l’oeil. Imitations, through November 15th
  • Hussein Chalayan, Récits du Mode, through December 11th

Espace Dalì

  • Signé Dalì, La Collection Sabater, through May 10th

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

  • Dominique Auerbacher, Scratches, through June 17th
  • Guido Albi Marini, through June 17th
  • Là-bas, Vidéos de Neuf Artistes Israéliens, through June 17th

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • Yutaka Takanashi, opens May 10th through July 29th

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

  • Maurice Denis, The Eternal Spring, through July 15th
  • Monet in Close Up, Photographs by Bernard Plossu, opens June 8th through October 31st
  • From Delacroix to Signac: Drawings from the Dyke Collection, opens July 27th through October 31st

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

Grand Palace National Gallery—Galerie Nationales du Grand Palais

  • Monumenta, Daniel Buren, opens May 10th through June 21st
  • Helmut Newton, through June 17th
  • Beauté Animale, through July 16th

Holocaust Memorial Museum—Mémorial de la Shoah

  • The Eichmann Trial, through September 28th

Hotel de Ville

  • No current exhibition

Jacquemart-André Museum–Musée Jacquemart André

Jeu de Paume

  • Eva Besnyo, 1910-2003, opens May 22nd through September 23rd
  • Laurent Grasson, Uraniborg, opens May 22nd through September 23rd
  • Rosa Barba, Vu de la Porte du Fond, opens May 22nd through September 23rd

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

  • Les Juifs dans l’Orientalisme, through July 8th
  • Juifs d’Algerie, opens September 28th through January 27th 2013

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

  • La Berline de Napoléon, through July 8th

Les Invalides, Musée de l’Armée

  • Algérie 1830-1962 avec Jacques Ferrandez, opens May 16th through July 29th
  • l’Echo du Dome, through August 30th

Louvre Museum  — Musée du Louvre

  • Jean Philippe Toussaint, through June 11th
  • Arles, Record of the Rhone, through June 15th
  • The Belles Heures of Jean de France, through June 25th
  • Saint Anne, Leonardo de Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece, through June 25th

Luxembourg Garden Museum—Musée du Luxembourg

  • Cima Maître de la Renaissance Vénitienne, through July 15th

Maillol Museum; Dina Vierny Foundation—Musée Maillol

  • Artemisia, through July 15th
  • Seraphine de Senlis, through July 15th

Maison de Balzac

  • Closed for renovations through September 2012

Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris

La Maison Rouge

  • Neon, through May 20th

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

  • Resisting the Present, Mexico 2000/2012, through July 8th
  • Eko Nugroho, Témoin Hybride, through June 10th
  • Présentation du Legs Isabella Pakszwer-de-Chirico, through July 1st

Mona Bismarck Foundation  & American Cultural Center/Gallery

  • Permanent collection on view

Montparnasse Museum—Le Musée du Montparnasse

  • Maxim Kantor, Vulcanus, through May 6th
  • Jean-Gabrile Domergue, opens June 6th through September 2012

Musée Guimet

  • SHO1 – 41 Maîtres Calligraphes, through May 14th
  • Rochers de Lettrés, through June 25th

Musée de l’Orangerie

  • Debussy, Music and the Arts, through June 11th

Musée de la Poupée

  • Baby Boom: La Suite 1960-1979, through September 22nd

Natural History Museum — Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

  • Au Fil des Araigneées, through July 2nd
  • La Véritable Histoire de Zarafa, through June 18th
  • L’Oiseau au Couer, through June 17th

Nissim de Camondo Museum

  • Permanent collection on display

Orsay Museum—Musée d’Orsay

  • Akseli Gallen-Kallela, through May 6th
  • The World of Claude Debussy, through May 22nd
  • Debussy, Music and the Arts, through June 11th
  • Degas and the Nude, through July 1st

Palais Garnier

  • No current exhibition

Palais de Tokyo

  • La Triennale, Intense Proximity, through August 26th

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

  • José María Sert, le Titan à l’Oeuvre, through August 5th
  • Portraits Flamands et Hollandais, through July 15th

Pinacothèque Art Museum of Paris — Pinacothèque

  • Modigliani, Soutine et l’Aventure de Montparnasse, through September 9th

Pompidou Modern Art Museum—Centre Georges Pompidou

  • Matisse Paires et Séries, through June 18th
  • Art Spiegelman, through May 21st

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

Musée Rodin

  • Rodin, Flesh and Marble, opens June 8th through March 3rd 2013

Romantic-Writers Museum—Musée de la Vie Romantique

  • La Nouvelle Athènes, permanent exhibition
  • Theâtres Romantiques à Paris, through July 15th
  • Jardins Romantiques Français (1170-1840), 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

  • Les Guerres de Napoléon, through May 13th
  • Charles Nicolas Dodin, opens May 15th through September 9th
  • Vasconselos Versailles, opens June 19th through September 30th
  • Roulez Carrosses, through November 2013

Zadkine (sculpture) Museum & Garden—Musée Zadkine

  • Closed through May 2012 for maintenance

 

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

Bercy

22 Sexion d’Assaut

Cigale Theater—La Cigale

2   Rufus Wainwright
4   Ryan Adams
9   Morten Harket
10   The Dubliners
11   Yelawolf
12   Kitoslev
14   Gossip
15   Beat Assailant
21   Charlotte Gainsburg
22   Juan de Marcos
23   Esperanza Spalding
24   Archimede
29   C2C
30   Revolver
31   HK & The Saltimbanks

Olympia Concert Hall— L’Olympia

1   Stephane Guillon
7   Youssoupha
11   Imelda May
12   Thomas Boissy
14   Mickael Miro
15   James Taylor
16   Garbage
17   Soldat Louis
19   Fernando Mendes
21   Les Tistics
22   Christophe Willem
23   Dione Warwick
25   Norah Jones
26, 27   Frank Michael
28   Carimi
29   Elvis Costello
30   Gerald de Palmas
31   Orelsan

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris

12   Ourra
19   Les 5 Ans de Nolif

Stade de France

12   Metallica

Zénith Concert Hall—Le Zénith

7   Daddy Yankee
9   Coeur de Pirate
12   M Pokora
14   LMFAO
15   Magic System
16   Reggae Splash Tour
21   Michel Telo
23, 24   Justice
26   Brigitte
29   Soundgarden

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

2   Evenings with an Author: Alan Cowell
9   Evenings with an Author: Judith Rock
16   Evenings with an Author: Alice Kaplan
22   Evenings with an Author: David Herlihy
29   Evenings with an Author: Laura Zuckerman

Shakespeare and Co.

1   Vignettes and Postcards
3   5X15 in French
7   Deborah Levy

Village Voice Bookshop

3   Franco La Cecla, Against Architecture
10   Corinne Alexandre-Garner, Georges Hoffman, Marc Parent and Frédéric Jacques Temple discuss the life and work of Lawrence  Durrell

W.H. Smith

10   Mary McAuliffe signs, Clash of Crowns
31   Anne Korkeakivi signs, An Unexpected Guest


OPERA and BALLET

Opéra Garnier [Palais Garnier]

  • L’Histoire de Manon, through May 13th
  • Tokyo Ballet, opens May 18th through May 22nd

Opéra Bastille

  • Troisième Symphonie de Gustav Mahler, through May 12th
  • Cavalleria Rustaicana/Pagliacci, through May 11th
  • Le Barbier de Séville, opens May 24th through July 2nd
  • Roméo et Juliette, opens May 7th through May 20th

Théâtre Chatelet

  • Pop’pea, opens May 29th through June 7th
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, coming June 25th through July 21st

Nef du Grand Palais

  • Peer Gynt, ballet, opens May 12th through June 14th

 

brocante photo by MadEmoiselle Sugar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr], via Flickr
image courtesy of Fete du Nautisme
image courtesy of Fondation Cartier
image courtesy of Musée de la Poupée

 

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