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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris

English-language theater festival

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

Pre-Edinburgh play
> Sugar Baby, by Anne Penketh and starring Holly-Rose Clegg, will play in Paris before moving on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  La Chapelle des Lombards, Paris, May 20.

Annie in English
> The International Players present the musical Annie. Le Quai 3, Le Pecq, May 18-21.

Late-night art
> Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées. Various locations. Paris, May 16.

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
> 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. Opening night: May 18. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

All that jazz...
> Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names at the Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Various venues, Paris, May 11-22.

Literary Latin Quarter
> Readings, book signings, storytelling, concerts and more at the Quartier du Livre festival. Various venues, Paris, May 17-24.

Emerging artists
> The Salon de Montrougehas been exhibiting the work of young artists every year for 62 years. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, through May 24.

Plays from all over Europe
> The Chantiers d'Europe festival presents theatrical performances from Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Croatia and the United Kingdom. Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, May 2-24

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

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.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Emmanuelle Cuau’s Pris de Court, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, May 19.

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 05.12.12

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

DON'T KILL A TREE
Treezmas: This company will deliver your Christmas tree to you in a pot in Paris and nearby suburbs, then pick it after the holidays and replant it. Place orders on Web site.

MUSIC AND MEALS
Café Salle Pleyel:
Famed patissier Philippe Conticini of La Pâtisserie des Rêves (known for his “deconstructions” of classic French pastries like the Saint Honoré) will be in charge of the kitchen of the restaurant of the Salle Pleyel, the legendary Art Deco concert hall for the year to come. 252, rue du Faubourg St- Honoré, 75008 Paris. Tel.: 01 53 75 28 44. Open Mon.-Fri. for lunch and for post-concert dinners.

SUSTAINABLE, WEARABLE ART
Kristin Eager Killion:
American artist and accessory designer Killion will be showing her “sustainable” works made from found objects at the boutique of Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada through Dec. 14. 9, rue Guénégaud, 75006 Paris.

AMERICAN-STYLE SHOPPING
So Ouest: “The largest shopping mall west of Paris” is located in the suburb of Levallois-Perret, with a hundred stores, including the biggest Marks & Spencer on the Continent and all done up in marble and wood paneling. 31 rue d'Alsace, 92300 Levallois.

THE LAST BAR
Le Dernier Bar: A new three-story bar/restaurant in the heart of Paris that manages to be big yet cozy and welcoming at the same time, with decors varying from clubby-British/library to space age. Friendly staff, exhibitions, readings and other events. 19, avenue Victoria, 75001. Tel.; 01 53 00 98 95.