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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 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.