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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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Eléphant Paname: Brother and sister Laurent and Fanny Fiat, heirs to a supermarket fortune and respectively an artist and dancer, have opened an unusual new space in a Napoleon III mansion in Paris (10, rue Volney 75002) with exhibition spaces, dance studios, a café and a restaurant.

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Angels in the townhouse housing Elephant Paname. Photo: Grégoire Camuzet

Sushi Shop.
Sushi Shop, one of the sushi takeouts that have mushroomed all over Paris over the past few years, has hired smiley star chef Thierry Marx, who worked in Japan for five years, to create eight fishy new offerings for its menu.

My Way:
Pole Star’s My Way Aéroports de Paris app, powered by NAO Campus, has been launched on Google Play for Android devices and promises to guide users around Charles de Gaulle Airport. It will soon be available for Apple devices.