Event of the week
It's the Fete des Vendanges de Montmartre, filling Montmartre w/ food, music, and tons of wine. There'll be fireworks over Sacre Coeur on Saturday night and artisans from all over France will be slinging everything from sausages to oysters. Vive!
Thursday, October 10th
On the hunt for Parisienne craft beer? Look no farther than Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or. The micro opened in '12, and to celebrate its first birthday, it collaboed with yet another well-respected French microbrewery to make French Kiss, tapping it at Fine Mousse on Thursday night.
Cabaret New Burlesque is kicking off their Parisian stint tonight w/ a buxom show that’s a modern upgrade from the exotic dancing that has for a long time been a staple of Paris’s Pigalle neighborhood. This is a little more upscale though, with Cabaret New Burlesque drawing its inspiration from the US
Friday, October 11th
Head to gardens of Musee du Quai Branly tonight to check out the much-buzzed PHOTOQUAI exhibition, the fourth annual collection of photography from around the world. It's totally free, so there's that, too
Saturday, October 12th
Oh, it's only the official zombie walk of Paris (the unofficial one will not be announced). So get out your fake blood, master your best zombie impression, and take part. The gathering starts at 1p at Place de la Republique, and the official walk will take off at 3p
The biggest costume party in France, w/ over 4000 people in attendance, Les Ambassadeurs are throwing back to medieval times with the theme, “Tournoi du XVI Royaumes” (Tournament of the 16 Kingdoms). That means you get an evening somewhere between Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, and something really, really French. Where’s it held? That remains a secret, so keep an eye on the Les Ambassadeurs page for more info.
Sunday, October 13th
Need a way to see Paris that has nothing to do with museum hopping and eating fromage? Go on a long run. Or, like, watch people do that. It’s the 20 Kilometers of Paris race today, which had over 28000 people running it last year.
As part of the week-long Berges de Seine festival, Heineken is celebrating its 140yrs with a barge-turned-beer submarine. On this night, the sub will be parked by the Pont Alexandre III bridge. You need to know exactly what that is, so head there from 11a to 2p and 6p to 10p. More info here