Thursday, December 2, 2010

Something for the Weekend (3rd – 5th December)

Skating, shopping, soccer and saveurs this weekend. More details below...

Des Monstres Aux Skates

The Rubis bar which I wrote about just after it opened is getting more and more interesting. As well as regular concerts, they are now hosting an art exhibition called Des Monstres Aux Skates. Mini-interview with Paul Guidal, organiser of the event:

Can you describe the exhibition in a few words?

A group of artists using a skateboard as a support and monsters as a theme!

Why this theme and this support?

The idea came to me during the making of an animated film that I was directing. I thought it would be a good idea to reproduce the experience, and to bring together a group of artists, suggest a subject and a format, but without any particular graphic style imposed on them.

Who is taking part?

At first I thought that maybe there would be ten skateboards, but the idea proved to be a popular one, so I added ten more artists, and then another two that will be coming from New Zealand for the final exhibition (note: the boards will be displayed in three groups). Most of the artists come from the world of animation, but there are are also graphic artists, printers and illustrators.

Le Rubis
Launch party Saturday 4th, from 7pm (with DJ, happy hour until 8pm)
140 rue Saint-Maur 75011

Le PSG a 40 ans

Without giving too many secrets away, the leading football club in Paris was born in the same year as me, so it’s only natural that I should want to share in their party. The city of Paris is also getting involved with a selection of 40 iconic photos (Weah, Ginola, Ronaldhino) in the Hotel de Ville.

Until January 29th, 2011
Salon d'accueil de l'Hôtel de Ville 29, rue de Rivoli, 75001
Free entry

Braderie des Editeurs d'Art
Around 40 publishers will be selling some of their stock (books, DVDs, lithographs, post cards) at heavily discounted prices, in the pleasant setting of the Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts.

Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th, 10am - 7pm
Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, 14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006

Arty Xmas
Taking place in a converted cardboard factory, this event promises unique, original and affordable gifts from the artists and artisans of Belleville, in a warm and welcoming environment.

Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th
La Cartonnerie, 12, rue Deguerry, 75011 Paris, M° Goncourt

May also of interest this weekend
A few more ideas - if you have any others, please let me (and other readers) know in the comments.

  • Ed Banger on Ice. The first Friday of the month in winter means ice-skating parties at the Pailleron rink. For those who want to continue the party later on, an after is planned at the Point Ephemere.
  • The first weekend of the month also means free museums on Sunday. Click here for the full list of museums taking part.
  • With Christmas nearly upon us, now is the time to stock up on food and wine. The huge annual December Salon Saveurs event gives us the opportunity. Tickets are normally 8 Euros, but you can normally find free passes in the magazine of the same name.

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