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Drawing through the ages

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"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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COOKING CLASSES IN ENGLISH
Atelier des Sens: Learn how to make macarons, croissants and more, in English. Three locations in Paris. Tel.: 01 40 21 08 50.

L'ART DE VIVRE A LA FRANCAISE
Joie de Vivre: What is it about the French? Journalist Harriet Welty Rochefort, a 30-year resident of Paris, dissects the special appeal of the French 

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lifestyle in her latest book, subtitled “Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing Like the French.” St. Martin's Press.

ANNALS OF LOST LOVE
Year of Croatia:
The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, is collecting mementos of lost love at Centquatre (104, rue d’Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris) until the end of November. Heres your chance to get rid of that troll doll he bought you on your first date.

LE BROOKLYN FRANCAIS
ICIMontreuil: A new shared “creative space” for startups and entrepreneurs in the arts has opened in a former factory in Montreuil, the “French Brooklyn.” 135 boulevard Chanzy, 93100 Montreuil. Tel.: 06 81 21 94 32.