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Left to right: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Pyramid, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Ferris Wheel. © Paris Update


Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Drawing through the ages

"Apples" (1944), by Henri Matisse. Eric Coatalem Gallery.

> Salon du Dessin: 39 galleries showing works on paper, from Old Masters to contemporary. Palais Brogniart, Paris, March 22-27.

Contemporary drawing fair
> Drawing Now: 73 galleries, Carreau du Temple, Paris, March 23-26.

More contemporary drawings
>Ddessin: 20 galleries. Atelier Richelieu, Paris, March 24-26.

Art and design fair
> PAD (Paris Art + Design),
67 galleries, Tuileries Garden, Paris, March 22-26.

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, March 23-May 28.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Audrey Dana's Si j'Étais un Homme, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, Feb. 24.

Documentary film festival
> Cinéma du Réel showcases documentaries from around the world. Various venues, Paris, March 24-April 2.

Suburban blues
> The Banlieues Bleues festival brings major French and international jazz acts to the Paris suburbs. Various venues, through March 31.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 13.




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play Lucien (better known as Lulu) Gainsbourg, a student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the 25-year-old son of late singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, is about to record 15 of his father’s songs for his first album, a tribute to Serge in the 20th-anniversary year of his death. It is scheduled to come out in September.

play The Ile-de-France’s Transilien suburban rail network has a new emergency number for its passengers: 31 17. It has already been used to report thefts (hold on to your smartphone!), assaults, problems with trains, and passengers locked in train toilets.

play The Fédération Française de Tennis has voted not to move Roland Garros out of Paris and to accept the City of Paris’s plan to expand its area from 8.5 hectares to 13.5 hectares, but that’s not the last word on the matter: the Greens and residents who oppose the expansion will now take up arms to fight it, especially since the expansion will encroach on part of the century-old Serres d’Auteuil botanical garden.