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Cherry blossoms in Giverny. © Paris Update

 

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Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Contemporary art fair

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"Le Port de Carnon" (2016), by Vincent Bioulès, at Galerie La Forest Divonne, Art Paris.

> Art Paris: 144 galleries. Grand Palais, Paris, March 30-April 2.

Celebrating crafts
> Artisans open their studios, hold exhibitions and give demonstrations of such crafts as jewelry-making or woodworking for Les Journées des Métiers d'Art. Various locations, Paris, March 31-April 2.

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 Thierry Fremaux's Lumière, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, March 31.

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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A LITTLE PIECE OF ITALY
IN THE MARAIS

Marcovaldo: Named after a fictional character created by Italo Calvino, this Italian café/bookshop/restaurant/cultural center holds concerts, readings and exhibitions, as well as cooking classes and Italian language classes led by designers, chefs, etc. 61, rue Charlot, 75003, Paris. Tel.: 09 80 44 86 49.

CHIC OFFICE-AWAY-FROM-HOME
Craft: This elegant new café near the Canal Saint-Martin offers quality coffee,

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lunch and snacks, free Wi-Fi and newspapers, and workstations with electric outlets and Ethernet for stir-crazy freelancers who need an outside office. The fee for working there is €3 per hour, plus the cost of whatever food and drink you order. 24, rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris.

CONCEPTUAL SHOPPING
The Space: A new concept store/art gallery with regular art exhibitions and women’s clothing by the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Austique, as well as lesser-known designers, plus jewelry and accessories. 21, rue Bonaparte, 75006. Tel.: 06 03 12 63 70.