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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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prosaurolophus-maximus-dinosaure-mummy-Trésors de dinosaures, observatoire de paris

This mummified Prosaurolophus maximus still bears some of its skin.

Paris’s Institut de Paléontologie Humaine-Fondation Albert Ier de Monaco has opened its doors to the public for the first time to exhibit several dinosaur skeletons discovered recently in the United States, including a mummified Prosaurolophus maximus, a Suuwassea emiliae and a Tenontosaurus. This is a rare opportunity to visit this Art Deco building and see these stunning specimens. After the exhibition closes, they will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s Paris on Oct. 14. Exhibition: 1, rue René Panhard, 75013 Paris through Sept. 15. Open Mon.-Fri., 11:30am-5:30pm; until 5pm on weekends and until 9:30pm on July 21, Aug. 4 and Sept. 15). Admission: free.