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The view from the Théâtre de l"Odéon at dusk. Photo: Françoise Deberdt-Meunier

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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

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

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“Passage” ((2017), by Aude Herlédan. At 1831 Art Gallery during Carré Rive Gauche.

> 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. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Literary evening
> The Nuit de la Littérature in Belleville and Ménilmontant presents 20 foreign authors reading their work in French. Various venues, Paris, May 27.

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

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.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Etienne Comar’s Django, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, May 26.

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 in Paris: Bocuse d’Or, Mary Céleste, Cityzencab

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

FRENCH CHEF BACK ON TOP
The prestigious Bocuse d’Or cooking prize, founded by chef Paul Bocuse, was awarded this year for the first time since 2007 to a French chef, Thibaut Ruggieri of Lenôtre, and his assistant, Julie Lhumeau. The silver and bronze medals went to a Danish and Japanese chef, respectively.

OYSTER DEAL

Paris Update Mary Celeste

Photo: Guillaume Belvèze

Mary Céleste, Paris’s only oyster bar, named after a famous ghost ship and run by the team behind the trendy taqueria and speakeasy Candelaria, offers an early-bird special: €1 per oyster between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1, rue Commines, 75003 Paris. Tel.: 01 23 45 67 89.

TRAVEL TIP
Cityzencab:
A new car service with online booking for trips to train stations and airports only, in a shared or private car. The price – which the company says is 50 percent lower than a normal booked taxi – is fixed in advance, so there are no surprises. We tested it recently for a trip to Orly. Although an e-mail confirming the exact pickup time did not arrive by 8 p.m. the previous evening as promised, it did come the following morning. The driver was there in advance and was helpful and courteous.