Printemps des Rues – Street Art Festival
May 16 and 17, 2015
This annual festival celebrates the art of street performance alongside the Canal Saint Martin and throughout the 10th arrondissement – Hospital St. Louis, Square St. Lazare, Francoise Sagan Library. The wonderful performances and festive atmosphere make this a fantastic way to spend the day. If you’re in Paris this weekend be sure to pass through! More details here: http://www.leprintempsdesrues.com/le-programme/article/samedi-16-mai
EUROPEAN NIGHT OF MUSEUMS
SATURDAY, MAY 16TH, 2015 / FREE ADMISSION
Cinema, theater, visual arts, literature, art demonstrations come together in this event sponsored by the City of Paris. Museums of science and technology, anthropology, civil and military history, and rural and industrial heritage will be opening their doors. It all happens at night, and it’s free.
At the Carnavalet Museum you can roam the gardens and take advantage of a concert performed by pupils of the Academy of the Center of Paris. You will even meet emperor Napoleon and his court. At Musée Cognacq-Jay texts of Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot will be read and put to music.
At the Museum of General Leclerc de Hauteclocque – Jean Moulin museum discover the art of line-engraving, the art of the postage stamp. Elsa Catelin and Pierre Bara will conduct short demonstrations at no charge.
At the Petit-Palais, museum of the fine arts, exhibits will include “The Slums of the Baroque” and “Carmen and Mélisande”. Actors will make paintings come alive with comedic touches.
At Museum of Modern Art there will be an open-air film show featuring “The Beautiful of Day of Luis Buñuel”, and “The Passion According to Carol Rama”. At the House of Balzac, the comedienne Jeanne Balibar will bewitch you with her velvet voice. For details http://nuitdesmusees.culturecommunication.gouv.fr
A reminder: May is a great month to stroll Paris with your No Worries Paris guide (of course). Planning ahead is always a good idea.