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Women line up to train for a 10K race at the Carreau du Temple. Photo © Paris Update

 

C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque

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Spotted by reader Margie Rubin.

There’s kind of a lot going on here. It’s not “The,” but rather “Le” Spicy Home. And it’s not a “home,” even in the sense of “home-away-from-home,” but rather a bar. That doesn’t specialize in cocktails, but rather tea. Apparently. As an American fast-food marketer might say, Where’s the spice?

David Jaggard

Have you seen a ridiculous sign in Paris? Or anywhere in France? Send me a photo in care of contact@paris-update.com

 

Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Bleu
> Festival of “blue” films. Forum des Images, Paris, through May 24.

Buster Keaton
> Retrospective of the films of the great sad-faced comedian. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 1.

Cairo by Night
> Belly-dancing festival. La Cigale, Paris, May 23.

Festival de l’Imaginaire
> Performances by troupes from around the world, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris, through May 31.

Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through June 30.

Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> "Extraordinary Gardens, Collectors’ Gardens" is the theme of this year's popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 1.

Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés
> Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names. Various locations, Paris, May 21-June 1.

Festival l'Afrique dans tous les Sens
> A celebration of African music, film, art, fashion, dance, cuisine and more. Various locations, Paris, May 22-June 7.

Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 15.

Nouveau Festival
> A “cross-disciplinary” festival — art, performances, theater, cinema, etc. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through July 20.

Philippe de Broca
> Retrospective of the films of the "poet of derision," director Philippe de Broca. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 1.

Salon d'Art Contemporain de Montrouge
> Festival of contemporary art featuring emerging artists. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, through June 3.

Singapour en France
> Singapore comes to France with exhibitions and events in the areas of architecture and design, the visual arts, film, dance, theater and music. Various locations, Paris and other French cities, through June 30.

 

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