Thursday, 4 March 2010

Something for the Weekend (5th – 7th March)

The first weekend of each month is the date for a series of regular events, but I've also listed a last chance and a couple of random fun events!

If you have any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself, please add them in the comments. Let me know also if you have any events in the coming weekends you would like to promote.

Regular Events
Free entrance to museums
All state run museums are free on the first Sunday of each month, which can lead to big crowds, but can also be the opportunity to visit some of the lesser-known establishments. A full list of the museums concerned can be found here.

A Disco on Ice
The first Friday of each month sees one of the most surprising events in the capital - live bands and a disco in the middle of an ice-rink. This time round the organisers are Tiger Sushi, who have invited Joakim Guillaume Tessier, Principles of Geometry and The Death Club to perform sets.
Friday 5th, 8.30pm

Brunch Bazar
A massive success first time round, it would probably be a good idea to turn up early for the second edition of the monthly Brunch Bazar at Le Comptoir General on the Canal Saint Martin. As for the first event, there will be stands, dancing lessons and workshops as well as food and drink (which quickly ran out last time apparently).

Last Chance
La Splendeur des Camondo
In his book, Le Dernier des Camondo published in 1997, Pierre Assouline argued that the inscription ‘Mort pour la France’ on the Camondo family mausoleum should be changed to ‘Mort par la France’. It would perhaps be a more truthful epitaph for a prestigious family that was shockingly treated by the country, with the last remaining members all dying in Nazi concentration camps.

The family home is now the rather sad Nissim de Camondo museum, but the exhibition at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsm, which ends this weekend, shows the incredible legacy they left behind and how much they donated to the French state. The fascinating tale of the family is told, from Constantinople in the 19th Century to the tragic conclusion in 1945, alongside the works of art (including Degas, Manet, Monet and Renoir as well as Chinese and Japanese sculptures) they accumulated during their lifetimes.
Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71, rue du Temple, 75003
Friday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm, closed on Saturday

Random Fun
Le Salon de l'Agriculture
If there's one event in Paris which takes you to the heart of France is it most certainly the Salon de l'Agriculture. It's an incredibly popular event, not only with the general public who fight to taste regional specialities or admire the many animals present, but also with politicians who are obliged to visit if they want to keep a good image in the country!
Porte de Versailles
Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Friday 9am - 11pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 7pm

Oyster Party at Le Rubis
I wrote about the place last weekend, and here's an event that might help you to discover the bar if you are in the neighbourhood. Oysters, wine, music and good company!
Saturday 12pm
140 Rue Saint Maur

Blogger's Delight
Blogger's Delight organises electro events with line ups of performers who have been heavily featured on blogs 'and beyond'. The evening will probably be much like others in the city but I've put it down here because I like the name!
Social Club
142 Rue Montmartre
Saturday 6th, 11pm, €15


Cergie said...

Je voudrais épiloguer sur la détresse de ces familles qu'elles soient juives ou autres, qui ont été spoliées de leurs biens, de leurs vies,de leur destin
Je voudrais parler du salon de l'agriculture où je suis souvent allée, cela a été l'événement incontournable pendant des années et cela ne l'est plus à présent pour ma famille et moi (et non, nous ne sommes pas agriculteurs, j'ai seulement un mari et un fils ingénieurs agronomes. Et un père qui l'était aussi)
J'ai bien noté que tu as un faible pour le Rubis et moi j'ai un faible pour les loukoums (Turkish delight)
Et comme on est au début du mois mon fils aîné nous emprunte la voiture pour aider une copine à déménager demain.
Bon WE, Adam

Owen said...

Hi Adam, after three weeks of vacation, and a return to work "chaud", I'm slow getting back out and around to all my favorite blogs, but at long last have returned to Invisible Paris... and see you have not been slacking. Looks like a whole long list of things to do in Paris ! As if one could ever run out of things to do... I think it's a good thing perhaps I don't still live right in the city, otherwise I'd never have time for blogging...
Hope all is well with you.

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