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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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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.