The new year finally gets underway with ghosts, extra long football matches, disco punk and cakes stuffed with prizes. See below for more details.
Ghosts in the Louvre
A ghostly start to the year at the Musée du Louvre with an exhibition looking at how the theme of life after death has been treated in art. With a selection of sketches, photos and other forms of creation dating from the 15th to the beginning of the 20th century, the show investigates the shadowy forms that have titilated the imagination of artists in this period.
Revenants. Images, figures et récits du retour des morts
Musée du Louvre, Salle d'actualité des Arts graphiques
Until March 28th
The world’s longest football match
Who remembers the Panini albums, and doing swapsies to try and complete your collection? If you are of this particular vintage, you may be interested in the event being organised by the brand to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Over 35 hours on Saturday and Sunday, an attempt is being made to play the longest recorded football match on record. Visit the website for more information and the chance to play a part in the match, or simply roll up and watch the proceedings - even at 4am on Sunday morning!
Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles
A Musical Galette des Rois
If you still haven't found the fêve or even tasted the cake this year, visit the Fargo record shop this Saturday. They'll give you a piece and you may win not only the little ceramic figure inside the cake but also a whole host of other stuff.
42 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011
Waking the Dead
Following criticism of its rather obscure programming, the 104 arts centre - a former municipal funeral service HQ - has recently started to get its act together and offer genuinely interesting events. This Friday evening it will be the venue for what promises to be quite a wild party based around the post-punk no wave movement that was popular in New York roughly between 1976 and 1982. Featuring live sets from some of the favourites of the period, including Lydia Lunch, and from those inspired by the era such as Paris Suit Yourself, there are also exhibitions and fashion shows promised. Those attending the party are encouraged to come dressed in 1976 vintage which can mean either punk or disco!
104 Rue d'Aubervilliers - 75019
Friday 14th, 9pm to 4am
Entrance: 15 €