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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

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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Silent films from Switzerland?

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

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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What's New 27.06.12

Paris Update What's New in Paris

TRENDY FRUIT JUICE
Alain Milliat: The king of fruit juice has opened a shop, tearoom and restaurant specializing in the best fruits and vegetables. 159, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Tel.: 01 45 55 63 86.

SOLIDARITY SHOPPING
Bis Boutique Solidaire: High-end used clothing, often with designer labels, cleaned and ironed and sold at low prices in a chic shop whose raison d'être is to provide jobs for people in difficulty. 7, bd du Temple, 75003 Paris.

ITALIAN DELI
Epicerie Musicale:
An adorable Italian deli (take out or eat in) with retro furnishings, quality food products and a

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How many Italian delis have their own DJ?

music-loving owner who likes to spin his own eclectic collection of vinyl records on his DJ platform. 55 bis, quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris. Tel.: 07 62 62 27 38.

DRINKS IN THE MARKET
Corossol:
Everybody knows you can have lunch in the Marché des Enfants Rouges, a sort of outdoor food court, and now you can have a pre-dinner drink at Corossol in the market on the first and third Thursday of the month. €5 buys a Creole punch and a plate of three accras (spicy cod croquettes). 39, rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris.

MARKET GUIDE
Markets of Paris:
Speaking of markets, the second edition of this handy little guide to both food markets and flea markets, by Dixon Lond and Marjorie R. Williams, was recently published by The Little Bookroom (New York).