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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Art Élysées/Design Élysées
> Modern and contemporary art and design fair. Champs Elysées, Paris, Oct. 23-27.

Biennale de Belleville
> Contemporary art shows and events in various locations, through Oct. 26.

Collectif Jeune Cinéma
> Festival of “different” and experimental films. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 26.

Festival d’Automne
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more, various locations, Paris, through Jan. 26.

> Major contemporary art fair, 191 galleries, Grand Palais, Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin des Plantes, Place Vendôme and Berges de Seine, Paris, Oct. 23-26.

Jazz sur Seine
> Jazz festival with concerts, showcases and master classes. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 25.

Kiosques en Musique
> Over 400 free concerts in parks and gardens. Various locations, Paris, through October 31.

Mon 1er Festival
> A film festival for kids aged two and up, with some 400 screenings, premiers and more. Various locations, Paris, Oct. 22-28.

> FIAC's official fringe event, with 60 galleries featuring emerging artists. Docks–Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, Oct. 22-26.

Outsider Art Fair
> The name says it all. Hotel Le A, Paris, Oct. 23–26.

Parcours Saint Germain
> Contemporary artworks are exhibited in Saint Germain boutiques, cafés and hotels. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 31.

Photo Levallois
> Photo festival featuring internationally known, emerging and amateur photographers. Various locations, Levallois, through Oct. 25.

Slick Art Fair
> Contemporary art fair. Pont Alexandre III, Paris, Oct. 22-26.

> Contemporary digital art fair. Espace Blancs Manteaux, Paris, Oct. 21-26.


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