Friday, December 7, 2012

Something for the Weekend (December 7th - 9th)

As almost all events organised this weekend seem to have some link to shopping, but here are some that at least offer a little more.

Little Paradis
The area around the Rue de Paradis in the 10th arrondissement has slowly come to be filled with galleries and the stores of young creators, as well as the associated bars and restaurants that seem to crop up in support of these. Once a year the area organises a noctural event, enabling people to discover the outlets, but also to attend concerts and tastings.

Saturday December 8th, 7pm - 11pm

A Swedish Christmas
Instead of going to Ikea, head down to the Swedish church in Paris for small gifts, a glass of glögg and to stock up on salmon, herring and cakes. Who knows - you may even bump into Zlatan...

Saturday and Sunday, 
Eglise suédoise
9, rue Médéric 75017

Here too are a couple of interesting current exhibitions to visit in Paris.

Rêve de Monuments
Describing itself as 'the biggest gothic hall' in France, where better than the Conciergerie for an exhibition on imaginary medieval constructions? Through paintings, film and models the show investigates the role of the château in art and culture.

Until Feb 24th 2013

Entrée des médiums - Spiritisme et art d’Hugo à Breton
An exhibition that explores, in literature and art - the role of spiritism and mediums in the creative process, both as theme and influence. A good place perhaps to look for the ghosts of christmas past, present and future in the run up to the holiday period.

Until Jan 20th 2013
Maison de Victor Hugo
6 place des Vosges