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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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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.