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Although you’ll find Eko down the rue Saint-Fiacre, at Paris’s very centre, the experience at hand is anything but French. Parisian events team Blank took over the (ex-synagogue, ex-data centre) venue in October 2014, bringing the venue to life in its latest Japanese transfiguration. Playing crowd-pleasing house music or techno, Eko combines a

  1. 14 Rue Saint-Fiacre, 2e
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Mon Premier Festival

For Mon Premier Festival (My First Festival), Parisian cinemas have concocted a film fest for children from the age of 2 upwards. The festival encourages children to take an interest in film and provides an insight into the workings of the big screen. Over 11 cinemas are taking part, as well as the Forum des Images and the Gaîté Lyrique. Tickets

Zakir Hussain

Renowned Indian musician Zakir Hussain is bringing his tabla to Paris for two shows at the Café de la Danse. He has played with many other musicians such as Ravi Shankar and John McLaughlin in performances that always go to show his talent both as a performer and musical collaborator. Hussain plays on traditional styles, blending in

  1. Café de la Danse 5 passage Louis-Philippe, 11e
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Oct 26
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Robert Delaunay: Rythmes sans fin

In life, they were inextricably tied; today, 73 years after one's death and 35 after the other's, the Delaunays still come as a pair. As the Musée d'Art Moderne looks back over the career of Sonia (1885-1979), the Centre Pompidou is taking the opportunity to exhibit some 80 oeuvres by Robert (1885-1941) – most of them drawn from its

  1. The Centre Pompidou Rue Saint-Martin, 4e
  2. Until Mon Jan 12
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Sonia Delaunay: Les Couleurs de l'Abstraction

  • Rated as: 3/5

For too long, the art world has pigeonholed Sonia Delaunay as 'the wife of Robert Delaunay' – as if her work were some kind of inferior facsimile of his. Three cheers, then, for the curators of this hefty new retrospective, who have finally redressed the imbalance. Emerging at the tail end of the Fauvist movement, Delaunay gradually rid her work

  1. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 16e
  2. Until Sun Feb 22
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British Shop

  • Price band: 2/4

British expats looking for a home away from home could do worse than head to the plainly named British Shop. This crockery store peddles a Beatrix Potter image of the UK: Peter Rabbit-branded Wedgwood tableware, Brixton Pottery dishes with flower motifs – the works. Teapots (€20-€140), cosies (€14.50) and mugs (€15-€60) – some of

  1. 2 rue François Ponsard, 16e
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Au Général Beuret

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Tucked away on a lovely square in the 15th, Au Général Beuret shines with all the proud distinction of the 19th-century brigadeer it's named after. Quite literally: upon entering, your eyes will be momentarily dazzled by the gleaming neon-lined bar. Once they've adjusted, you'll discern a bustling brasserie decked out in superhero décor and

  1. 9 place du Général Beuret, 15e
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Paolo Giardi : The Botanist

  • Free

Where some guys will spend their free time leafing through lads' mags and ogling pictures of nubile young things, Paolo Giardi busies himself turning said girls into leaves. For his new work ‘You Can Learn a Lot of Things from the Flowers’, the Italian artist has fashioned sixty-six cuttings from vintage erotic magazines into strange

  1. 5 rue du Dahomey, 11e
  2. Until Sat Nov 29
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  • Rated as: 3/5

‘At the age of 73, I could just about conceive of the true quality of nature... When I reach the age of 110, surely every dot and line shall have a life of its own.’ This is the state of mind in which renowned Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849) created his art. Striving for perfection, he improved his skills slowly but surely over the course

  1. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 8e
  2. Until Sun Jan 18
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Sale et Sauvage #3 : Nuit garage

Welcome November with open arms and a bit of head-shakin’ at the Mains d’Œuvres garage music night ‘Sale et Sauvage #3’. Located beyond the city centre in the northern suburbs of Paris at Saint Ouen, Mains d’Œuvres has the rare luxury of space: the 4,000 m2 venue will be turned into a garage rock haven for the night, two stage spaces

  1. Mains d'Oeuvres 1 rue Charles Garnier, 93400
  2. Sat Nov 1 - Sun Nov 2
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