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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: Ten Belles, Edward Hopper, Marc Levy Sweepstakes

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Ten Belles:
The gourmet café wave in Paris has spawned a new coffeeshop with all the right ingredients: a cool (and handsome) barista; Anglo-style baked

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Barista Thomas Lehoux at Ten Belles.

goods (made by an English cook: big chocolate cookies, scones but also a fabulous moelleux au chocolat); soup and

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sandwiches from the English restaurant at hip photo center Le Bal; and a tiny shop near the Canal Saint Martin. It’s all delicious and to be recommended. 10, rue Grange-aux-Belles, 75010. Paris. Tel.: 01 42 40 90 78. Open daily.

Edward Hopper:
The Hopper exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris has been

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Edward Hopper: "Chop Suey" (1929). Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth © Private collection such a hit that it has been extended until Feb. 3, and will stay open from 9am to 11pm Jan. 29-31, and 24 hours a day Feb. 1-3.

Marc Levy Sweepstakes:
Versilio, the publisher of popular French author Marc Levy's novels in English, is holding a sweepstakes with a first prize of a long weekend in Paris for two, including round-trip airfare and hotel.