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Humor on the hoardings spotted before the first round of the French elections: “John Goodman (Jean Gentilhomme) for President,” the candidate of the “Nice Peoples' Party. That would make a change. © Paris Update












Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Silent films from Switzerland?


> They’re rare, but they do exist and can be seen at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, through May 2.

Retail heaven
> You can buy just about anything at the century-old Foire de Paris, a gigantic pop-up store. Porte de Versailles, Paris. April 27-May 8.

Voices from the North
> The Pølar Festival celebrates Northern European culture with films, concerts, talks and more. Various locations, Paris, through April 29.

Photo walk
> Eight Paris galleries hold special photography shows and events for Parcours Fotofever. Various locations, Paris, through May 1.

Photo shows galore
> Le Mois de la Photo has been moved from autumn to spring, with 96 exhibitions taking place all over the greater Paris area. See Web site for locations and dates.

Art videos
> The theme of this year’s Videobox Festival is “noise and movement.” Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 27-29.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Nicolas Boukhrief’s La Confession, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, April 28.

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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Paris Update What's New in Paris

Arc-en-Noir: Kosovo-Kosova: A walking play in the Parc de Belleville about a young woman in Kosovo. Written and directed by Kassia Aleksic. Meet at 45, rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris. June 22, 4pm-6pm; June 23, 6pm-8pm; June 24, 4pm-6pm. Free admission. Res.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07 61 28 46 29.

Paris à la Nage: This swimming race in the Seine is being revived after over 60 years. Sign up now if you wish to risk it. Will Jacques Chirac, who promised to clean up the Seine and swim in it, but never did, participate? Sept. 2.

An experimental bus shelter where you can have a coffee, borrow a book and even... catch a bus. Through end Oct. 15-17, bd Diderot, 75012 Paris.

La Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création:
The construction of the Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation in the Bois de Boulogne, which has been held up in the courts, has been given the go-ahead. The “cloud of glass” should be completed in Nov. 2013.