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Cherry blossoms in Giverny. © Paris Update

 

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Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Contemporary art fair

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"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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What's New 04.07.12

Paris Update What's New in Paris

ILE DE SEGUIN ECO-CRUISE
Balade Fluviale: Association Espaces is offering one-hour summer nature cruises around the Ile Seguin and the Ile Saint-Germain, just outside of Paris, Wed.-Sun.

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at 11am, noon, and on the hour from 2pm to 6pm. Tel.: 06 75 66 95 83.

BAD BOOKSTORE NEWS
Village Voice Bookshop: The Village Voice, probably Paris's best and best-loved English-language bookstore, will close on July 31 after 30 years. Au revoir, Odile, et merci for all the great advice, great books and great readings!

PARIS IN THE DARK
Paris les Yeux Fermé:
Visit Paris blindfolded in the company of a special guide. July 6-14, 1pm-5:45pm. Free. Reservations: 01 40 03 78 10. Meeting point: Place Hannah-Arendt, 75019 Paris.

COCKY NEW RESTAURANT
Le Coq Rico:
Superstar chef Antoine Westermann has opened another new

Paris Update Le Coq Rico

restaurant in Paris, specializing in pricey roasted chicken. 98, rue Lepic, 75018. Tel.: 01 42 59 82 89.

CENSORSHIP AT VERSAILLES
Joana Vasconcelos Versailles:
The exhibition of the work of a contemporary artist in the Palace of Versailles is now an annual event, and Joana Vasconcelos is the first woman to be chosen. Unfortunately, the new director of the château cut one of the works meant to be in the show: an elegant chandelier made of (unused) tampons.