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Read on for our guide to the week's coolest events and most interesting venues. If you manage to tick off all ten, head back to our home page for daily updates on the best restaurants, cultural events, nightlife, and whatever else Paris manages to think up before our next Hot List is published on Monday.

The best things to see and do in Paris this week

Art • Miriam Cahn: Corporel/Körperlich

Powerful, virulent and loaded with argument, Miriam Cahn’s pieces are proof of how provocation though art can be a powerful means of impacting an audience. For over 35 years, the Swiss artist has expressed her feminism, antimilitarism and anger in many ways: through drawings, notebooks, photographs, graffiti, paintings and more. Using only black at first, Cahn added colour to her works in the mid ’90s. A severe internal conflict emerges from her life work, the style wavering from the methodical and geometric to the uncontrollable and threatening... 

  1. Centre culturel suisse 32 et 38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 3e
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
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Café • Mûre

Just a few steps from the bustle of the Grands Boulevards, Mûre is a cosy canteen-style café decorated in pastel colours. The space is bright and uncluttered, furnished with just a sofa, a few tables and colourful stools. With a charming wait staff and healthy food options, it hasn’t taken long to gather a loyal following. Meals are self-service so you just grab a tray and load it up. From salads to pizzas, sandwiches, soups and gluten-free desserts, there’s something to keep everyone happy. The cooking can be inventive, but even the least adventurous eaters needn’t worry about trying something new as the staff are always happy to let you taste before you buy...

  1. 6 rue Saint-Marc, 2e
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Film • Nightcrawler

It's no news to anyone who's ever watched American TV – especially local crime coverage – that the beat has devolved into a cesspool of gore, jittery witnesses and 'hot content'. What was once prophetic in movies like 'Network' and 'Broadcast News' is now commonplace. Writer-director Dan Gilroy's supercharged 'Nightcrawler', a viciously funny film, starts from that premise and wisely avoids making the same points. Instead, it twins the frenetic, sleazy hunt for shocking footage with the career ambitions of a closet psycho who, naturally, rises to the top. Nightcrawler feels like a major portrait of a sick, insatiable appetite....

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Restaurant • Flesh

Craving some classy barbecue during your sojourn in Paris? You're in luck. At Flesh, everything’s been for a toss on the grill before hitting your plate. Choose from a selection of high quality Black Angus steaks, free range chicken legs, smoked pork ribs and tiger prawns, and leave the magic to Simon John Lewis, former chef at Frenchie and Spring, who heads up this elegant restaurant – and he sure knows a thing or two about barbecues.  The meats, cooked rare, are flavoursome, served with sides of garlic chips or cauliflower with chorizo, nuts and sage. The lunch menu is particularly appealing: a main with a side and a drink will set you back just €14.50...

  1. 25 rue de Douai, 9e
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Houseboat • Péniche Anako

Named after one of the last survivors of a great Amazonian people, this houseboat is dedicated to promoting international cultures and spreading awareness of the dangers that threaten indigenous peoples. Every month, a country, region or people is chosen and celebrated through a series of events that reveal the unique customs and traditions of these societies. With the help of a number of professional partners – ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, archivists and travellers – the Péniche Anako offers a broad selection of shows and workshops for all ages. Through exhibitions, concerts, films and conferences, the history and traditions of various cultures are explored, as well as contemporary socio-political issues... 

  1. Bassin de la Villette. Face au 61 quai de la Seine, 19e
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Gig • Rodrigo y Gabriela

Childhood friends Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero used to be in a thrash metal band before they moved to the seaside to hone their slinky, enjoyable, AOR-tinged take on flamenco. They're now international stars with four albums under their belts: the latest, 'Area 52', features a full band accompanying the pair for the first time.

  1. Le Zénith 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Until Wed Nov 26
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Art • Dessins du Studio Ghibli

For the first time ever in Europe, 1,300 sketches from the renowned Japanese Ghibli Studio are being exhibited at the Art Ludique museum. This special exhibition displays the pictures from which phenomally popular animated films such as ‘The Wind Rises’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, ‘Castle in the Sky’ and ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ were developed. The sketches on display have influenced animated studios worldwide, and have had a strong impact on the high-quality graphic films of today.

  1. Art Ludique - Le Musée 34 quai d'Austerlitz, 13e
  2. Until Sun Mar 1
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Gig • Joey Bada$$

The rapper Joey Bada$$ was born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott and touts the usual mixtapes and group appearances that tend to set the stage for a breakthrough solo bow. From Bed Stuy, like most of the best, the rising star last hit town playing the zoo with Disclosure. With new single "Big Dusty" Bada$$ makes a formal showing without the whole crew. His debut, B4.Da.$$, is one of those forever-in-the-making rap records that doesn't even seem real anymore.

  1. Le Trianon 80 boulevard de Rochechouart, 18e
  2. Sat Nov 29
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Shopping • Poule mouillette

With a toy shop, a tea room and workshops for babies, Poule Mouillette is a go-to spot for parents and their little ones. Owners Isabelle and Amélie were on maternity leave at the same time when they came up with the idea for this original venue that caters to adults and babies alike. Set up in 2012, Poule Mouillette has since proven itself a successful venture and important meeting place for parents, nannies and their kids. The shop space is original, selling bits and bobs varying from miniature musical instruments to cotton rattles, lamps and a few carefully selected groceries. Upstairs, the owners have created a workshop space in which sessions for children are held...

  1. 13 rue des Récollets, 10e
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Bar • La Cordonnerie

Loitering as it does in the shadows of peep shows and sex shops, for many years this little dive was merely the refuge of locals in search of pleasures less carnal and more alcoholic. Its happy hours offered probably the cheapest pints in Paris, as well as rums and cocktails at minimal prices, imported beers, and free couscous on Thursdays and Saturdays.Then, this old working-class tavern started to attract a younger clientele in search of a good deal – and today La Cordonnerie is an after-work drinks venue to be reckoned with. The terrace is crammed with students and arty types from 6pm through happy hour, and as the evening wears on the bar stays full of laughter and talk. Soul, rock and reggae sounds keep things going until 2am.

  1. 28 rue Greneta, 2e
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Maia Nielsen
Maia Nielsen

Üt, by R-Bag : Brilliant clown show every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night at tiny Théâtre Clavel, metro station Pyrénées. Excellent music, laughs for everyone, for kids, for grownups, and most importantly even for people without a word of French. Buy a ticket or pay upon liking, on your way out! Until Dec. 29th.

bob
bob

absolutely pathetic

Olivier
Olivier

try Brasserie de l'epoque, fabulous food, very friendly service and very good value for money. Passage Vero doda opposite the Ministere de la culture et de la communication in the 1er arrondissement. A must do for the real parisian brasserie fare!!

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cola
cola

I love it all!

Susan
Susan

Very helpful. Will visit at least three of these ten when in Paris in March.

Joe
Joe

Ice skating in front of L’Hôtel de Ville looks brilliant! Thanks Time Out :)

chardin
chardin

concert lyrique , dimanche 18 Novembre 17h cathedrale ste Croix 12 rue du Perchre 75003