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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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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.

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.

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

Paris Update epicerie musicale

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.

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.

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).