Thursday 11 March 2010

Something for the Weekend (12th – 14th March)

It will still be wet and cold in Paris this weekend, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and about. As usual, here a few ideas of things to do.

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.

Burlesque Bazar
This Sunday afternoon at the always interesting Bellevilloise will be a brunch brocante burlesque bazar! It's quite a mouthful, but what on earth is it? The Bellevilloise is now well associated with the burlesque, mostly through the annual festival in the autumn and through the girl-power striptease lessons each weekend, and this Sunday's event is another chance to promote the activities. You'll find burlesque professionals, vintage boutiques and other creators selling all the equipment you'd need to get started in the art, as well as food, drink a jazz DJ set and a live Swing concert.
La Bellevilloise 19-21 rue Boyer, 75020
Sunday 14th March, 12pm - 6pm
Entrance: €2

Vinyl, Disques et Pochettes d’artistes
When an album was played at 33 revolutions a minute and not streamed online, musicians and artists often had very close relationships. What would the Velvet Underground have been without Andy Warhol? The Maison Rouge near Bastille is celebrating this relationship by displaying the incredible collection of a Belgian vinyl fanatic, Guy Schraenen. Over the last thirty years Schraenen has accumulated over 1000 objects including around 800 singles and albums, but also catalogues, magazines, recordings and other creations, all of which involve a combination of music and other art forms.
Until 16th May
La Maison Rouge
10 boulevard de la bastille, 75012
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am - 7pm

Paris, Ville Rayonnante
The face of Paris today is mostly that of a 19th Century, with little remaining of its medieval heart. However, if there is one place that relics from this era survive it is in its churches. This exhibition at the Musée national du Moyen Age looks at what was built in the 13th century when the city was rapidly expanding, both in the civil and religious domains, and how this affected artforms such as sculpture and furniture making. Focussing on just a few decades in this period, it shows how Paris became the reference point in Europe, notably through the construction of Notre Dame and the Sainte-Chapelle.
Until 24th May
Musée national du Moyen Âge
6, place Paul Painlevé, 75005

Entrance: €8.50
Everyday except Tuesday, 9.15am - 5.45pm

Foire Nationale à la Brocante et aux jambons
What could make a more natural combination than antiques and ham? Lots of things probably, but this certainly seems to be a combination that pulls in the crowds. Celebrating its 80th edition on the site, but with a history that stretches back to the 15th century, the Foire nationale à la brocante et aux jambons is a colourful piece of French folklore situated on an island in the Seine that was previously popular with impressionist painters. Expect a wide mix of antiques, bric a brac, music and...well, ham!
More information can be found here

Ile de Chatou
Until Sunday 21st March
Daily from 10am - 7pm
Entrance: 5€
Rueil-Malmaison RER, then a free 'petit train' service to the site.

Salon Mer et Vigne
My attention has also been drawn to an interesting salon taking place from today until Sunday, the Salon Mer et Vigne at the Espace Champerret (Porte de Champerret). The salon features around 160 stands of regional French produce, including wine, oysters and foie gras!
Click on this link to download free entrance tickets.


Gina V said...

I remember taking my boys to Chatou once years ago, and my younger one who must have been about 8 years old at the time decided that we couldn't leave without at least buying a used 19th century cannon! - we compromised and found him a miniature one!!
[and speaking of ham, you haven't seen ham until you have been to the Museo de Jamon in Madrid, where a large ham bocadillo will set you back a measly euro!]

Cergie said...

Brocante pour moi, non merci pour le moment d'autant que notre fils a vidé la cave de sa copine. Ils ont voulu tout mettre à la déchetterie et nous avons demandé à voir, j'ai encore plein de bazar dans la voiture mais d'ors et déjà j'ai récupéré et lavé une série de 10 assiettes en St Clément du genre qui était chez mes parents, 12 assiettes en faience de Gien modèle "marguerites" avec le plat assorti et un plat en Lunéville dessin noir ce qui est très rare.
Et aussi un plat en porcelaine de Limoges.
Est ce que tu as besoin d'un service à thé en porcelaine ? Et d'un sucrier en verre ? Et de plats à gratin ? And so on....
(Des bocks à bière)
Chatou : tu te souviens, j'ai posté sur la maison Fournaise où nous avions fait un repas de bloggueurs avec Peter... Ceci dit ce serait un événement à ne pas manquer que tu nous proposes. Pour les yeux et la gourmandise...
Tiens je te suggère d'aller voir Jef Aerosol samedi 20 à 16H, je l'ai vu hier soir en direct faire trois pochoirs dans une vitrine (je ne sais si je posterai une photo), il recommencera donc ce samedi là ; il expose à la galerie Lipao-Luang > 6 avril : le lundi de 14 à 19H du mardi au samedi de 10H30 à 19H
16 rue Dauphine dans le 6ème

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