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The view from the Théâtre de l"Odéon at dusk. Photo: Françoise Deberdt-Meunier

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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Left Bank gallery crawl
> Open house at 50 galleries for Art Saint Germain des Prés. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Gold in galleries

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“Passage” ((2017), by Aude Herlédan. At 1831 Art Gallery during Carré Rive Gauche.

> The Carré Rive Gauche, an association of Left Bank galleries, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an event called ExtrORdinaire, featuring gold in works of art. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Literary evening
> The Nuit de la Littérature in Belleville and Ménilmontant presents 20 foreign authors reading their work in French. Various venues, Paris, May 27.

 English-language theater festival
> Paris Fringe returns for its second year of English-language theater and comedy. Various venues, Paris, May 18-28.

Hollywood glam
> Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich and more in classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age for the Glamour cycle. Forum des Images, Paris, May 3-31.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Etienne Comar’s Django, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, May 26.

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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What's New 31.10.12

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

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

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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.

SCANDALOUS 17TH-CENTURY POET
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.

NEW PARIS CINEMA
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.

CENTURY-OLD DOME
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.