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The view from the Théâtre de l"Odéon at dusk. Photo: Françoise Deberdt-Meunier

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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Left Bank gallery crawl
> Open house at 50 galleries for Art Saint Germain des Prés. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Gold in galleries

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“Passage” ((2017), by Aude Herlédan. At 1831 Art Gallery during Carré Rive Gauche.

> The Carré Rive Gauche, an association of Left Bank galleries, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an event called ExtrORdinaire, featuring gold in works of art. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Literary evening
> The Nuit de la Littérature in Belleville and Ménilmontant presents 20 foreign authors reading their work in French. Various venues, Paris, May 27.

 English-language theater festival
> Paris Fringe returns for its second year of English-language theater and comedy. Various venues, Paris, May 18-28.

Hollywood glam
> Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich and more in classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age for the Glamour cycle. Forum des Images, Paris, May 3-31.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Etienne Comar’s Django, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, May 26.

Virtual reality
> Drop in on Saturday or Sunday from 2pm to 8pm for a free virtual trip at the VR Express festival. Forum des Images, Paris, through June 30.

Dance in historic sites
> Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux. Various locations, through Oct. 21.

African culture festival
> The 100% Afriques festival showcases dance, theater, music, fashion, design, art, food and more from all over the continent. La Villette, Paris, through May 28.

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play An Italian-language version of Charles Trenet’s “Douce France,” recorded by husky-voiced Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, she of the presidential husband, for her upcoming fourth album, has been leaked and was posted to the Web site of the newspaper Midi Libre, but is now nowhere to be found on the Internet since her agent mentioned the possibility of legal action. The album is being recorded in a Paris studio, not in Los Angeles (scandal!), as had been reported last week.

play Before and after Haussmann: The free exhibition “Paris, Avant-Après” at the Académie d’Architecture (9, place des Vosges, 75004 Paris; tel.: 0l 48 87 83 10; open daily 11am-7pm; through Feb. 24) compares recent photos taken by Patrice de Moncan (for the book of the same name) with those taken by Charles Marville in the 19th century, before Baron Haussmann leveled many Parisian neighborhoods. The same task is undertaken by new blog, Paris Marville ca. 1870 and Today, with different contemporary photos.