Discovery Green will look a little bit more like the streets of Paris — if only for a night — during the French Cultures Festival. Celebrating the French language, which is spoken by an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. alone, the festival features live music (France’s La Femme and Houston’s own Wild Moccasins), food (macarons, crêpes, boeuf bourguignon, canelés), and — of course — French wine! The Festival also kicks off a month of educational activities and art displays around the city. “As the title ‘Cultures’ suggests, contemporary French culture is plural and diverse. It is the result of a mix of cultures, languages and traditions that developed and interacted throughout the years,” says Lauriane Blandel, deputy cultural attaché for the Houston Consulate General of France. “By bringing together people who not only speak French but also love French cultures…we hope it will generate interest in contemporary French music, art, literature, cinema.”
7 p.m. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. For information, visit frenchculture.org. Free.
Fri., March 7, 7 p.m., 2014