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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.

Retail heaven
> You can buy just about anything at the century-old Foire de Paris, a gigantic pop-up store. Porte de Versailles, Paris. April 27-May 8.

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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Mobile Photo Paris: An exhibition of one hundred art photos taken with mobile phones by 18 photographers at the Bastille Design Center, 74, Bd Richard Lenoir 75011 Paris. Nov. 20-25

Betjeman and Barton: After selling tea in Paris for nearly a century, Betjeman and Barton has finally gotten around to opening a tearoom, furnished with Baroque armchairs and complete with a “tea bar.” Try the “Autumn Blend (black tea, fig, grape, quince and hazelnut) or, when the weather warms up, one of their “Bulles de Thé sparkling iced teas. 24 bd des Filles du Calvaire, 75011 Paris. Tel.: 01 48 05 07 36.

Drouot: The International Herald Tribune, which is celebrating its 125th

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This 1972 portrait of Dizzy Gillespie is estimated at €1,200-€1,500. © The Washington Postanniversary this year, will auction off 300 photos from its archive at Drouot on Nov. 19. Just about everyone who made history during the period is represented, from Hitler and Churchill to Sylvia Beach and Samuel Beckett.