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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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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.