If you happen to find yourself in Paris this month, you’ll be delighted to know that there are quite a few wonderful things to do. Richard Nahem has been kind enough to compile a list of these events to make it easy for you to plan your stay.
I saw this smash-hit one man show last month and it was hilarious but so true. The Gumby faced Olivier Giraud rants about the peculiar behavior of the French while demonstrating at the same time how to be just like them in shops, on the metro, in a taxi, and even in the boudoir. Don’t miss this fresh and funny take on infamous Parisians.
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30PM, Saturday 7PM
Theatre de la Main d’Or
15 passage de la Main d’Or, 11th arr.
For discounted 12 euro tickets
Here are two back to back events that will make chocoholics swoon.
Nuit de Gateau at Maison Chocolat is chocolate dream come true: a delicious evening devoted to sampling chocolate tarts, pastries, macarons and more, free of charge from head pastry chef Gilles Marchal. I’ll be there for sure, so don’t get in my way or else I’ll deck you.
Thursday, June 3, 7PM to 12AM
La Maison du Chocolat
8 Blvd. de Madeleine, 9th arr.
I wrote about Christophe Roussel’s divine chocolate shop for Sweet Week in February. He is giving a half-day class and tasting of his yumalicious chocolates and macarons.
Saturday, June 5, 2PM-5PM
10 rue du Champs de Mars, 7th arr.
Metro: Ecole Militaire
25 euros per person
Call +33.(0)188.8.131.52.00 to reserve
A trip down memory lane of the great fashion era of the 70s and 80s , Histoire Idéale de la Mode Contemporaine vol. I : 70-80 is a retrospective of the cutting edge fashion that has much influenced fashion even today. With over 120 shows represented in photographs and videos, see how designers Cacharel, Kenzo, Jean Paul Galutier, Dorothée Bis, Sonia Rykiel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé ,Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçon, the kings of shoulder outrageous shoulder pads Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana, and the greatest of them all Yves St. Laurent, first made their indelible marks on fashion.
Till October 10
Musee des Arts Decoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, 1st. arr
Metro: Palais Royal- Musee de Louvre
Groove to the undefinable sound of the unique Norah Jones as she sings selections from her new CD The Fall and past hits.
June 24 & 25
28 Blvd. de Capucines, 9th arr.