Can’t Miss This Weekend in Paris – August 9-11, 2012
August seems to be a better time than July to take advantage of the many opportunities to get out and discover our beautiful capital. Here’s our selection of the weekend!
What better than an evening outdoors with a return to warm weather? The Garden Party at the hippodrome de Longchamp, a summer singles event which takes place every Saturday until August 25 on the green areas of the hippodrome, amidst palm trees to better set the scene and the spirit of the evening. The rhythm of DJs Vincent Chicha, Niel Urbano, Lawrence B & B will keep you dancing all night! At Longchamp hippodrome, every Saturday until August 25 – Road forums – PARIS 750 016 – 10 € (free when you register on the guest list) – booking by mail or by phone at [email protected] 06 28 07 06 05 – Metro: Porte d’Auteuil (line 10)
GERHARD RICHTER Centre Pompidou
Probably one of the largest exhibitions of the summer at the Pompidou Centre. This retrospective celebrates the 80th anniversary of Gerhard Richter, now recognized as a major figure in contemporary painting.
“Panorama,” a retrospective at the Pompidou Center, is the title of the third and final stage of a traveling project that began at the Tate Modern in London and continued at the Neue National Gallery in Berlin.
The Centre Pompidou presents a thematic exhibition around a central hall, evoking the shape of the panorama. Until September 24, 2012 at the Centre Pompidou – 75004 Paris – Price € 13. More info here. Rambuteau metro (line 11) or Hôtel de Ville (line 1).
Outdoor cinema at La Villette.
From the dark films are shown every week near the Bassin de la Villette. And this weekend, the programming is nice:
Friday, August 10, 2012:
Glossy JEAN-LUC Perréard: Alain meets Alex, a young hitchhiker.
This will help him prepare his encounter with a woman he sees in secret,
waitress at a roadside restaurant. The feature debut of Jean-Luc Perreard,
of Neill Blomkamp: Jason Cope, Vanessa Haywood … There are twenty-eight years, aliens come into contact with Earth. These visitors are temporarily installed in District 9, South Africa, until the nations of the world decide their fate. Management of the situation is entrusted to MNU, a private company, the more interested
by the enormous benefits it can achieve if they can make the aliens’ awesome weaponry work by the well-being of creatures …
Saturday, August 11:
POTICHE François Ozon: Saint Gudula, 1977. Pujol is the wife Suzanne Meals and subject of a rich industrialist Robert Pujol. He runs a family business umbrella of an iron hand and is as unpleasant
and despot with his workers with his children and his wife. But soon the workers protest and sequester
tyrannical boss. Suzanne must take matters in hand and, to everyone’s surprise, turns out to be
height of this feature!
Sunday, August 12, 2012:
PORTRAIT OF A CHILD by JERRY SCHATZBERG
Former model famous, Lou Andreas Sand lives in an isolated house on the ocean where she tries to live
otherwise, devoting himself to poetry and sculpture. Damaged by depression and excess, it is visited by his longtime friend, photographer Aaron Reinhardt. He tries to save her with her memories and to make a film.
Friday, August 10, 2012:
APPRENTICES Pierre Salvadori: Antoine, penniless writer, shares an apartment with Fred, clueless and carefree young man. Eventful cohabitation between tricks and odd jobs, meetings and romantic disillusionment. Professionals in the galley, and Guillaume Depardieu Cluzet compose an irresistible comedy duo in this fantastic friendship. 9:30 PM – Free Entrance – Place des Festivals – Paris 19th – Metro Place des Fêtes (line 7a)
Saturday, August 11, 2012:
RIDICULOUS by Patrice Leconte: Came to defend his Versailles remediation project Dombes Baron Malavoy is introduced into the circle of courtiers by the Marquis de Bellegarde. Rapidly mixed in court intrigues, he shall, for an audience with the king, curry favor with the Countess of Blayac. A fierce satire on the eve of the French Revolution. 9:30 PM – Free Entrance – Lawn Reuilly – 12th Paris – Metro: Porte de Charenton (line 8) – Floor chairs in open access.
Sunday, August 12, 2012:
Young Girls of Rochefort by Jacques Demy:
Delphine and Solange, twin sisters who teach Rochefort dance and music, dreaming of love and glory in Paris, when a troupe of itinerant settled on the place … Composed by Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand, THE movie happiness, sang, danced, which brings together, in a town painted in the colors of summer, sailors, friends, lovers or husbands …
9:30 PM – Admission free – Esplanade des Invalides – Paris 7th – Metro Invalides (line 8).
LA NUIT DES ETOILES
This weekend, we celebrate the stars to the 22nd Night of Stars. Including the Montparnasse Tower where the French Association of Astronomy and Nature Discoveries, in partnership with the Area 56, the roof is an observatory of the tower open. Several telescopes will be made publicly available and experienced facilitators will be present to share their passion. You can see the stars at the 59th floor of the tower with 6 poles animated observation which will be available to help astronomy enthusiasts, dreamers or the inexperienced teachers to read the sky. August 10, 11, 12 2012 from 9 PM to 1 AM, Friday and Saturday and until 11:30 PM on Sunday at the New Deck of the Montparnasse Tower – 56th Floor – Street of Paris 15th arrival rates (only access to the Tower is paid): Adults: € 13 / Students (16-20 years): 9.50 € / Children 7 to 15 years: 7, 50 € – Information: 01 45 38 66 19 – info here