Friday, February 10, 2012

Something for the Weekend (February 10th - 12th)

The big freeze is destined to continue for at least another few days, but here are some ideas to help you stay warm...


Take me Out
Several times a year, this event brings together young designers selling clothes and objects, alongside DJs and artists.

Espace des Blancs Manteaux
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th
More info here:

Last days of Les Soldes...
The sales end in all stores in Paris on Tuesday, so this weekend gives you a final chance to find some bargains. Perhaps there won't be much left, but expect whatever remains to be heavily discounted.


Brunch Bazar
Originally hosted at the Comptoir Général on the Canal Saint Martin, the Brunch Bazar has now found a new home - a 1500m² converted former garage in the Marais. Complaints at the original events - which looked to bring together the food and drink of a brunch with a whole series of activities to keep all the family amused - were that people had to wait too long for service, or that nothing was left quite early on in the day. This time around the brunch is being held on both Saturday and Sunday, and in a larger space it should mean that there will be room for everybody.

Full information here:

Doisneau and Les Halles
Doisneau exhibitions occur relatively frequently in Paris, but this one promises to be different. Featuring only pictures of Les Halles when it was still the 'belly of Paris', it also includes many later pictures in colour. It offers a superb look back on a lost side of the city, so expect the show to be popular!

Hotel de Ville

Until 28th April
More information, including a slideshow, here.

L'Aiguille en fête
Knitting seems to have become quite fashionable lately, so it is entirely natural that it should now have its own weekend-long show. For those who think that this event at the Grande Halle de la Villette may just be a quiet rendez-vous for Grandmothers, make sure you don't miss the 'Championnat de France de vitesse de tricot' - the French speed knitting championship!

Click here for full information.

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