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The view from the Théâtre de l"Odéon at dusk. Photo: Françoise Deberdt-Meunier

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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Left Bank gallery crawl
> Open house at 50 galleries for Art Saint Germain des Prés. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Gold in galleries

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“Passage” ((2017), by Aude Herlédan. At 1831 Art Gallery during Carré Rive Gauche.

> The Carré Rive Gauche, an association of Left Bank galleries, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an event called ExtrORdinaire, featuring gold in works of art. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Literary evening
> The Nuit de la Littérature in Belleville and Ménilmontant presents 20 foreign authors reading their work in French. Various venues, Paris, May 27.

 English-language theater festival
> Paris Fringe returns for its second year of English-language theater and comedy. Various venues, Paris, May 18-28.

Hollywood glam
> Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich and more in classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age for the Glamour cycle. Forum des Images, Paris, May 3-31.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Etienne Comar’s Django, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, May 26.

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 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.

Paris Update Ile seguin boat-ride

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.