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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

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

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: I Like Cinema, Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award,

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

I Like Cinema: Tired of missing films you wanted to see or watching your favorite films on a small screen at home? In Paris, you can now see them in a real theater even if they are not currently programmed. Pick one of the 200 movies on the “Créer une Séance” page of this site. Once enough people sign up, the screening is scheduled. Or you can join one that has already been set up.

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès will accept entries of documentary-style projects for the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award, with a prize of €35,000, between March 1 and April 15. Entries must be submitted by an institution (gallery, museum, publisher, etc.). Click here for the application form.

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A view of the new French National Archive building in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, north of Paris, designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas. Click here for more images.