Paris Events Calendar May 2012

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 Préhistoires, through June 17th Le Cheveux, through August 26th Grand Palace National Gallery—Galerie Nationales du Grand Palais Monumenta, Daniel Buren, opens May 10th through …

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