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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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Bureau faceB: This Paris architectural firm has won a competitition to build a

Paris Update Bureau faceB bridge

new pedestrian bridge over the Seine at the tip of the Ile de la Cité that will wobble when people walk on it, thanks to cables strung from springs.

Poésies: Paris Update contributor Nick Hammond has just published his ninth book, an edition of poems by a fascinating, little-known 17th-century French poet, Denis Sanguin de Saint-Pavin, an openly bisexual, physically disabled, non-religious aristocrat who traveled in royal circles and was a friend of Madame de Sévigné.

Etoile Lilas:
A new art-house cinema complex has opened in the 20th arrondissement, with seven screens, a large terrace landscaped with trees, a Japanese restaurant and an Irish pub. The programming includes master classes by directors, festivals and a film club for children.

Galeries Lafayette: To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of its famous stained-glass dome, the department store has a new light installation on its facade and on the dome, plus an exhibition, “1912-2012: Chroniques d'un Parcours Créatif” (through Jan. 26), put together by Rem Koolhaas's OMA agency.