Some interesting things to do in Paris this weekend.
Braderie Sol en Si
Judging by the lights in the streets and the windows of the main department stores Christmas is coming soon. This event - a sale of clothes and goods donated by top brands in aid of an AIDS charity - is your chance to find some bargains and donate to a good cause at the same time.
Saturday and Sunday at La Cartonnerie, M°Goncourt
Full information here: http://www.solensi.org/braderie-sol-en-si-2012-les-10-et.html
Salon de la Photo
The Salon de la Photo is the biggest photography event of the year in Paris, covering both equipment and the art of photography.
Entrance to the event, at the Porte de Versailles, costs normally 11 Euros, but you can get a free invitation by filling in this form: http://www.invitationphoto.com/formAmateur.aspx. The invitation should arrive immediately afterwards by e-mail.
Food truck festival
There was a time when the food track served nourishment to the common man, but now instead of being parked up alongside a construction site, they are invited to festivals in the courtyard of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Vans from Denmark, Marseille and New York will be serving the food, at €30 Euros a pop.
Paris PolarFirst mystery of this crime fiction festival is deciphering the (noir) website. Once cracked, you'll learn that at the town hall of the 13th arrondissement there will be two days of readings, debates, conferences and the chance to meet several leading authors.
More information (if you look hard enough) here: http://parispolar.fr/