Reminder – free entrance to certain museums and galleries
It’s the first Sunday of the month, so that means many state museums and galleries will be opening their doors without charge. A list of the participating museums can be found here.
The Salon de la Photo
This large-scale photography fair combines art and equipment, giving you the chance to see a retrospective of the work of Willy Rizzo and check out some of the latest photography technology. Entrance tickets normally cost 11 Euros, but you can free invitations are available if you visit http://www.invitationphoto.com/ and click on the link alongside Amateur. Type FOPA when asked for a code.
November 4th - 8th
Porte de Versailles
The Mois de la Photo
The mois de la photo covers the whole of November and includes literally hundreds of events. For example, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie has made its entire collection available to venues (20,000 pictures) and many of these will be shown at 58 different exhibitions across the city.
For more details, see http://www.mep-fr.org/moisdelaphoto2010/en/
Of course, as with all good festivals, there is also an 'off' circuit: http://www.moisdelaphoto-off.org/
Le FOU (Festival des Ouvertures Utiles)
The alternative event of the moment is the Paris 'inter-squat' festival otherwise known as Le Fou (Festival des Ouvertures Utiles). The festival includes exhibitions, concerts, shows and even workshops for children across 14 squats in the city. 16 were scheduled to join in, but two have since been shut down.
For more details on participating squats and the events taking place see http://festivalfou.blogspot.com/
Born Bad on Ice
You know winter is on its way when ice skating comes back on to the scene. Starting a new season of monthly rendezvous, the Patinoire (ice rink) Pailleron hands over the rink this Friday evening to Born Bad Records who have put together a roster that includes a live set from the rockabilly group Les Cavaliers (click here to see what last year's set looked like) and DJs JBWizzz and Iwan le Terrible
Friday 5th November, 8.30pm – 11.30pm
10 euros (hire of skates included)
Patinoire Pailleron, 32 rue Pailleron, 75019
For those who prefer to watch bands perform whilst wearing more comfortable footwear though, the annual Inrocks festival is also taking place this weekend.