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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: Crave, Mercœur, A Home for Everyone

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Three talented young chefs, all graduates of the Ferrandi cooking school in Paris, have pooled their talents to create a new supper club called “Crave. They will cook four-course (plus two bites) gourmet meals in a Paris apartment for eight people on two Sunday evenings

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A Crave creation: sea bass, leeks, peas, miso, dashi, carrot and brioche crumbs.

per month. Their creative, Asian-inflected dishes are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Upcoming dates: March 24 and April 7.The suggested donation is €39. Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve.


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Charles Dickens wrote daily installments of his novels for newspapers, but French writer Charles Flammand, who has a day job in advertising, has set himself an even greater challenge: he is writing a novel  Mercœur, le Roman Construit en Temps Réel – on Twitter, one line at a time. To catch up on what has already been written, go to his Tumbler page.

A Home for Everyone:
The organization 4tomorrow is now accepting entries for its poster design competition with the theme “A place to live, not to sleep” for all. The 100 winning designs will be included in an exhibition and a book.