Thursday, March 24, 2011

Something for the Weekend (25th – 27th March)

Band of Brothers
The Jacksons, the Wilsons, the Gallaghers... They don't always get along, but the dynamics created by family ties often make for interesting art. The impressionist painte Gustave Caillebotte is certainly well-known, but his piano-playing photographer brother Martial is less familiar to us. As this exhibition shows though, they had many of the same interests and worked on many of the same themes (music, boating, the new Haussmannian Paris), and were surely an inspiration to each other in many different ways. History does not record though whether they ever came to blows or smashed up each other's guitars.

Until July 11th
Musée Jacquemart-André
158, bd Haussmann, 75008, M° Charles de Gaulle Etoile

The Architecture of films
The Cité de l'architecture is running an interesting series of film showings each Saturday night this Spring, featuring a documentary followed by a cinema film. The sequence begins this Saturday with a documentary on the role of gardens in cities (Les Jardins font la ville), followed by Peter Greenaway's The Draughtsman's Contract (known as Meurtre dans un jardin anglais in English!)

Full details on times and prices can be found here.

A little wine tasting...
The twice-yearly Salon des vins des vignerons indépenants pitches up in Paris this weekend for its Spring visit. The procedure couldn't be simpler - pay 6 Euros at the entrance, pick up a glass (that you get to keep at the end), wander around the show and taste all of the wines that take your fancy (perhaps taking care not to swallow all of them!), and purchase the nicest ones!

Full details can be found here.

Cinema for the ears
Every two months or so Arte radio and the Point Ephemère organise a one-hour listening session in a cosy environment (cushions on the floor, low lighting) on a variety of themes. Join them this Sunday (5-6pm).

Full details can be found here.


Russell said...

Only amateurs pay to get into the Salon des vins! Keep an eye open in the press (mostly Le Parisien) for free tickets.

Abracadabra. Lots of free booze.

Adam said...

Hi Russell - you're absolutely right. I've just found a voucher for free entry for two in this week's Télérama (Sortir magazine)...

oxytocin said...

Hey, just to say that I love your blog and read it all the time - in fact, I just mentioned it on my own blog! ( I'm going to Paris next week, and will continue to check back to see if there's anything new and exciting I can get up to.