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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.