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What to do in Paris this weekend? (April 21-23)

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The weekend is the ideal time to rest but also to do original activities. Except that when he arrives, we often find ourselves with nothing. That's good, Paris Select has scoured the Parisian news to offer you the crème de la crème of fun and unusual activities. Here is a nice little program for this weekend.

See the Basquiat exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris

If everyone enjoys the exposure Warhol x Basquiat at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, another equally exceptional exhibition dedicated to Basquiat is offered at the Philharmonie de Paris. That's all first exhibition dedicated to the powerful relationship of Jean-Michel Basquiat to the music. Giving to hear as much as to see, Basquiat Soundtracks offers itself as the heroic, multiple and abundant soundtrack of a dazzling work, for which music proves to be an essential key to interpretation. You can stroll between the different works of the artist while listening to the sounds who have shaped Basquiat's career and fed his inspiration.

 The Philhormie de Paris – 221 Av. Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

Make the most of the good weather at the “Hippodrome en famille” event 

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Du April 2 to November 12, 2023Within Capital racecourses, you can live the days of Family Hippodrome. Auteuil, Chantilly, Longchamps, Saint Cloud or Deauville, the racecourses welcome you for an unforgettable day. Lives, wooden horse rides, pony baptisms and inflatable structures will be offered to you in order to More info lequestrian world. Live with family too the unique atmosphere horse racing. On the occasion of 32 exceptional days, enjoy a ideal programming to satisfy young and old. On the menu: high-level competition and entertainment 100% free for children. An full immersion in the world of horse races which will amaze the whole family!

Paris Longchamp Racecourse, 2 Route des Tribunes, 75016 Paris // Auteuil Racecourse, 2 Route d'Auteuil aux Lacs, 75016 Paris // Saint Cloud Racecourse, 1 Rue du Camp Canadien, 92210 Saint-Cloud // Chantilly Racecourse, Av . de la Plaine des Aigles, 60500 Chantilly // Racecourse of Deauville-La Touques, 45 Av. Hocquart de Turtot, 14800 Deauville

Introduce your children to Asian cultures during family Sundays at the Musée du Quai Branly

Quai Branly offers children's day ce Sunday 23 April in order to allow the children from 3 years old to discover the extra-western arts and cultures. On the program: mini tales in music, a Koinobori workshop to realize his kite fish, a workshop fashion around the kimono with the creation of a silhouette on a mini-mannequin. They will also be able to discover the museum's collections around the observation of clothing and textiles in different continents. For the greediest children, a Japanese snack will be planned and they will then be able to savor mochis, delicious japanese cupcake with a sticky texture. 

Quai Branly Museum – 37 Quai Jacques Chirac, 75007 Paris

Dolce&Gabbana Beauty inaugurates a catwalk at Galeries Lafayette

It is in the sumptuous main hall of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann which Dolce & Gabbana Beauty inaugurates an exceptional podium. You can admire hanging decorative elements and flying towards the big dome of the Department Store. From the purity of white to the intensity of sky blue, the designs of Mediterranean majolica are a true invitation to travel, between perfumes, sounds and sensations with deep-rooted Italian origins. Established around a majestic lemon tree reminiscent of the sun-drenched citrus groves of southern Italy, three stands offer a triple experience to visitors, who will be able to discover the novelties of the exclusive summer collection, Light Blue Summer Vibes.

Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Marvel at the Metamorphosis Exhibition at the Cité des Sciences

Du April 4 to 24, Science and Industry museum invites you to his Metamorphs exhibition. Metamorphoses opens the doors to a universe playful and enchanting. Through the dialogue between science and imagination, this temporary exhibition explores different facets metamorphoses and transformations. These phenomena can arouse fascination as much as apprehension. Growing, developing, evolving, changing… Metamorphoses and transformations, whether natural, marvelous or even personal, touch and challenge us. To be discovered at the Cité des Sciences.

Science and Industry museum - 30 Av. Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris

Discover the Planet Street Art Festival

Le Street Art Festival Planet Peripheral stands from April 13 to May 7, 2023 near the Porte de Bagnolet, Paris 20th. This large free exhibition welcomes around sixty street artists in a five-storey building. It's a major event for all the street art fans. This building brings together about sixty artists of street art in a five-storey building. You can admire works and frescoes around six different themes on no less than 3 100 m² and distributed in a twenty apartments. Live painting animations, dj sets and screenings are offered as part of the festival.

19 Rue Henri Duvernois, City Python Duvernois, 75020 Paris

Shake your hips at the Pulco party at the Hotel Mollitor

Pulco, the lemonade expert, celebrates his 50 years and celebrate this year history and heritage of a drink originally from Marseilles, which became iconic from his 1973 debut. For the occasion, the fresh drink label celebrates its birthday Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22. The event will take place at the bikini bar of the Molitor swimming pool and immerse its guests in the 70's decade. In the programme : mixology workshop, entertainment and Dj set Insured by Breakbot and Irfane ! The general public will have the opportunity to take part in this anniversary by trying to win tickets to enjoy an exceptional half-day on Saturday 22nd April.

Hotel Molitor – 13 Rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris

Sing and dance in the festive kiosks

From April 15 and until the end of 2023, the kiosks of Parisian gardens and parks will be transformed into artistic stages. Music, dance, theatre, readings, shows, nearly 700 activities await you! Set up in 2017 by the City of Paris, this program aims to give Parisians the opportunity to appropriate the city's kiosks by promoting them and by giving them back their role as places of meeting and sharing. All animations will be free and open to all!

Enjoy a day at the Chalet des Iles

The Chalet of the Islands is ideal for enjoying a moment with family or friends. Located in the Parc de Boulogne, to the west of Paris, it is a popular place to spend some time in nature far from the noise of cars and Parisian stress. You can relax on the grass and sip a cocktail from the bar. The place is ideal for spending quiet days and enjoy the first rays of spring sunshine. To pass having a good time with her children, it is also possible to rent a boat or a pedal boat in order to visit the island on the water!

Bois de Boulogne, Pier of the Chalet des Îles Porte de la Muette Belt of the lower lake of, 75016 Paris

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