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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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What's New in Paris: Hotel O, Food Dating, Airport Art

Paris Update What’s New in Paris


Hotel O: Hotshot young designer Ora-Ito has created his first hotel with the Elegancia group. He describes the sleek, modern, color-saturated rooms as “elegant capsules,” so don’t expect huge spaces. 29 rooms, €150-€300. 19, rue Hérold, 75001 Paris. Tel.: 01 42 36 04 02.

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Le Zébra Square: It will certainly provide food for conversation, but will it also cause indigestion? This restaurant will begin holding food dating sessions every second Saturday of the month on Feb. 9, 2013, at 8pm. 3, place Clément Ader, 75016 Paris. Tel.: 01 44 14 91 91. €45 per person.


Espace Musée: Now you can catch some art on the fly. A new “museum space” designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte has opened in Terminal 2E of Roissy/Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. It will hold two exhibitions per year, with works furnished by major Paris museums, beginning with “Les Ailes de la Gloire,” featuring 40 sculptures from the Musée Rodin. Free admission, open when the airport is.