Thursday, July 29, 2010

Something for the Weekend (30th July – 1st August)

July slides into August, and already the shops are filling their shelves with back to school promotions. Don’t worry though, the summer is far from finished in Paris, and there is still plenty to do. As a special theme this week, all activities listed here are completely free!

Free drinks and a free game
Fargo is not just a Coen brothers’ film, but also the name of a Paris-based record company and shop. To celebrate the first year of the shop’s existence - and just before locking it up for the holidays - the Fargo team will be offering free drinks and snacks this Saturday at 6pm. It will give you an excellent opportunity to meet staff and to discover the best selection of Alternative rock music in Paris.
The fun continues into the evening at the new American Bistrot restaurant next door. Form a team to compete in a music quiz organised by Fargo, and enjoy one of the restaurant’s excellent hamburgers! La Boutique Fargo 42 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 M° Oberkampf / Saint Ambroise / Parmentier

Free films
The La Villette outdoor cinema screenings continue this weekend, with three films firmly reflecting this year’s
Avoir 20 anstheme . Watching the films won’t cost you a centime unless you choose to rent a deck chair (€7). Films start at around 10.30pm.
  • Friday: L'Auberge espagnole - Cédric Klapisch
  • Saturday: A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick
  • Sunday: Mauvais sang - Leos Carax
Prairie du Triangle
Parc de la Villette
M°Porte de Pantin

Free museums
It’s the first Sunday of the month, so several state-run museums will be offering free access to their collections. A list of the participating museums can be found here.

Free music
The FNAC Indétendances festival, which accompanies Paris Plages, features up and coming French artists alongside a few more well-known international performers each Friday and Saturday evening. This weekend on stage in front of the Hotel de Ville, you'll be able to see eight groups, including Nada Surf.
From 5pm

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