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Humor on the hoardings spotted before the first round of the French elections: “John Goodman (Jean Gentilhomme) for President,” the candidate of the “Nice Peoples' Party. That would make a change. © Paris Update












Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Silent films from Switzerland?


> They’re rare, but they do exist and can be seen at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, through May 2.

Voices from the North
> The Pølar Festival celebrates Northern European culture with films, concerts, talks and more. Various locations, Paris, through April 29.

Photo walk
> Eight Paris galleries hold special photography shows and events for Parcours Fotofever. Various locations, Paris, through May 1.

Photo shows galore
> Le Mois de la Photo has been moved from autumn to spring, with 96 exhibitions taking place all over the greater Paris area. See Web site for locations and dates.

Art videos
> The theme of this year’s Videobox Festival is “noise and movement.” Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 27-29.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Nicolas Boukhrief’s La Confession, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, April 28.

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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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac & Gagosian Gallery: Two of the leading contemporary art galleries in Paris are opening new spaces outside of the city. The Ropac

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Ropac’s new gallery in Pantin.

gallery will inaugurate its new space in Pantin on Oct. 14 with shows of the work of Anselm Kiefer and Joseph Beuys, and Gagosian will also feature Kiefer’s work in its new gallery, convenently located near the runways where private jets land in Le Bourget Airport. Ropac: 69 avenue du Général Leclerc, Pantin. Gagosian: 800, av. de l’Europe, Le Bourget.

East Side Burger: Paris’s first vegetarian fast-food restaurant had people lining up for an hour to get in when it opened the other day. The reviews are good, so it might be worth a try. 60, boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris.

SNCF Transilien:
Riders on the Ile-de-France train network will soon be treated every 15 minutes to announcements warning them not to cross the tracks or block the doors. Nothing unusual about that, except the voices are those of children between the ages of five and eight.

Rougier & Plé: The famed art and hobby supply store has a new Left Bank store that’s much more convenient for Beaux Arts students than its three other Paris locations. 108, bd. Saint Germain, 75006 Paris. Tel.: 01 56 81 18 35.