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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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Cité du Cinéma: French filmmaker Luc Besson’s company EuropaCorp has finally opened its movie studio in Saint Denis, a northern suburb of Paris. With nine sound stages and a cinema school in a renovated power plant, the French Cinecitta, 12 years in the making, is being referred to as Hollywood sur Seine.

Cours de Cuisine dans les Marchés de Paris:
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Paris Update cooking class

A cooking class at the Marché Alibert.

Fédération Française de Cuisine are offering free cooking classes on weekends in Paris markets through the end of Oct. Click on the link to sign up.

Le Verre Volé:
Le Verre Volé, one of the first wine shops in Paris to sell natural vintages and serve quality restaurant food with it has jumped on another bandwagon and opened a chic grocery-store at 54, rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris.

Galerie Fatiha Selam:
Another new gallery has opened on the up-and-coming Rue Chapon in the Marais’s wholesale district. The opening show features the dreamlike paintings of American Stephen Schultz. 58, rue Chapon, 75003 Paris.

Maison de l’Histoire de France: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was determined to open a museum of the history of France, but the controversy over its content, location and direction never ended. Now, four years later, the new government has scrapped the idea.