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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris

English-language theater festival

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

Pre-Edinburgh play
> Sugar Baby, by Anne Penketh and starring Holly-Rose Clegg, will play in Paris before moving on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  La Chapelle des Lombards, Paris, May 20.

Annie in English
> The International Players present the musical Annie. Le Quai 3, Le Pecq, May 18-21.

Late-night art
> Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées. Various locations. Paris, May 16.

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
> 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. Opening night: May 18. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

All that jazz...
> Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names at the Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Various venues, Paris, May 11-22.

Literary Latin Quarter
> Readings, book signings, storytelling, concerts and more at the Quartier du Livre festival. Various venues, Paris, May 17-24.

Emerging artists
> The Salon de Montrougehas been exhibiting the work of young artists every year for 62 years. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, through May 24.

Plays from all over Europe
> The Chantiers d'Europe festival presents theatrical performances from Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Croatia and the United Kingdom. Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, May 2-24

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

Photo shows galore
> Le Mois de la Photo has been moved from autumn to spring, with 96 exhibitions taking place all over the greater Paris area. See Web site for locations and dates.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Emmanuelle Cuau’s Pris de Court, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, May 19.

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: Crave, Mercœur, A Home for Everyone

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A NEW SUPPER CLUB IS BORN
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.

REAL-TIME NOVEL

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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.

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR A GOOD CAUSE
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.