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Cherry blossoms in Giverny. © Paris Update


Paris Update What's On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Contemporary art fair



"Le Port de Carnon" (2016), by Vincent Bioulès, at Galerie La Forest Divonne, Art Paris.

> Art Paris: 144 galleries. Grand Palais, Paris, March 30-April 2.

Celebrating crafts
> Artisans open their studios, hold exhibitions and give demonstrations of such crafts as jewelry-making or woodworking for Les Journées des Métiers d'Art. Various locations, Paris, March 31-April 2.

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 Thierry Fremaux's Lumière, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, March 31.

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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Trendy bar and café with good Italian coffee upstairs, club (free-entry) with DJs downstairs. 17, rue de Mazagran, 75010 Paris. Tel.: 01 45 23 95 37.

La Chambre aux Confitures:
Nothing but jams and jellies in every imaginable flavor and a few other delights, like caramel or chocolate sauces. 9, rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris.

Popelini: And just up the street, nothing but designer cream puffs. We tested the salted-butter caramel. Te die for. 44 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris. Original shop: 29, rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris.

Ethicando: Good deli food and handmade objects from anti-Mafia cooperatives in Italy. 6, rue de la Grange Aux Belles, 75010 Paris. Tel.: 01 84 06 18 43 .

Cantine California: A new American-style gourmet food truck: tacos, burgers, pancakes, milkshakes, cupcakes and more. Check Web site for location.

La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix: Basque chef Christian Etchebest has opened a new branch of his popular Cantine du Troquet. 53, bd de Grenelle, 75015 Paris. Tel.: 01 45 75 98 00.

Paris Update Chloes cupcakes

Chloé’s: You won't catch any workmen dining in this new branch of the bonbon-pink “cupcakerie” and tearoom serving salads, sweet and savory cupcakes, and other goodies. 47 avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris. Tel.: 01 45 26 92 53. Original address: 40, rue J.B. Pigalle, 75009 Paris. Tel.: 01 48 78 12 65.