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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

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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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What's New 21.11.12

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

MINING FOR CHOCOLATE
Patrick Roger: Paris chocolate-maker extraordinaire Patrick Roger, known for the quality of his wares and such outlandish creations as chocolate monkey and hippopotamus sculptures, has opened a new shop near the Place de la Madeleine, done up like a chocolate mine. 12, cité Berryer, Village Royal, 75008 Paris.

REWARDS FOR RESTAURANTS
Two French restaurant guides have come out with their annual awards. Le Fooding’s picks: Best restaurant: Roseval. Love at first sight: Abri. Best counter: Restaurant Pierre-Sang Boyer (we disagree; click on link for details). Gault&Millau’s Paris choices include Chatomat, one of our favorites, in the “young talent” category.

THE ART OF THE CELLPHONE
Mobile Photo Paris: An exhibition of one hundred art photos taken with mobile

Paris Update Mobile Photo

Photo © Jean Christophe Polgar

phones by 18 photographers at the Bastille Design Center, 74, Bd Richard Lenoir 75011 Paris. Nov. 20-25.