Check out our regularly updated calendar of free events happening in Paris. Here are a few of the interesting free things happening this week.
Free This Week in Paris
50 Years of Rock & Folk (through November 15th): Free photo exposition featuring the work of two Rock & Folk magazine photographers over the past 50 years.
Cooking Secrets at the Institut des cultures d’Islam (November 16th): Free movie night presenting two documentaries on the importance of cooking and family in the Maghreb (in French).
Ben L’Oncle Soul Showcase (November 16th): French soul man Ben l’Oncle Soul will sing some songs from his new album at la Fnac des Ternes.
Saint German des Neiges (November 17th-20th): For four days, the Saint Germain district will be transformed into a ski station to celebrate the Fête de la montagne à Paris. The event will include several winter sport demonstrations, free activities and tastings.
International Solidarity Week (November 12th-20th): Free shows, exhibits and film screenings on the subject of international solidarity. See website for complete schedule and locations.
Afternoon of Free Fun at La Recyclerie (November 19th): Enjoy free concerts, workshops and other surprises at La Recyclerie during a celebration held in honor of Social and Solidarity Economy Month (Mois de l’ESS) and the European Week for Waste Reduction.
Leonardo’s Exhibit at the Italian Embassy in Paris (through November 20th): The Italian embassy in Paris is hosting an exhibit to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s arrival in France.
Rock Icons Onstage & Backstage (through November 20th): Photographer Ben Rej’s has taken pictures of some of the greatest rock icons on and off stage. Come discover exclusive photos of artists such as John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and many more.
Bashô – Divagation (through November 20th): Free photo exhibit featuring the work of French photographer Klavdij Sluban. Get insight into his trip to Japan through a selection of black and white photographs.
Horse Parade (November 20th): In honor of the annual Salon du Cheval, a parade featuring 150 horses will make its way through the streets of the capital.
Hermès Hors les Murs (November 18th-26th): This craftsmanship festival offers a rare opportunity to hear from the artisans behind luxury goods leader Hermès. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the quality bags, gloves, silk ties, and jewelry that characterize the French brand.
Monte Le Son Festival (through November 26th): This free hip-hop music festival includes free concerts, workshops and screenings in various locations. See website for complete schedule.