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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Drawing through the ages

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"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: Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition, La Coop, Panthéon Restoration

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PRIVATE VIEW
“The Secret Garden,” a group exhibition of works by Korean contemporary artists, among them video artist Yongbaek Lee, photographer Beomsik Won and painter

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"Between Red-167" (2012), by Seahyun Lee.

Seahyun Lee, opens this weekend in a private apartment in Paris’s 16th arrondissement. Organized by CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne, the show can be visited by appointment at evening openings on March 30 and April 5, or at other times through April 30. Call 06 23 95 07 32 for details.

PRINCELY CHEESE FROM HAPPY COWS
Beaufort, the “prince of Gruyères” and one of France’s 46 AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) cheeses, is the star product sold at La Coop, a handsome new boutique near the Luxembourg Garden, but the shop also carries a selection of other cheeses and specialties from the

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Savoie and Haute-Savoie regions of France, including diot sausages and other meat and charcuterie, wine, bilberry jam, crozets (little squares of pasta made with buckwheat flour) and yogurt. In the vaulted stone basement cheese bar, customers can sample cheese platters with a glass of wine while watching a video of the region’s gorgeous scenery and happy cows grazing on the mountainside. The boutique is owned by the Coopérative Laitière du Beaufortain, the local dairy farmers’ cooperative. 9 rue Corneille, 75006 Paris. Tel.: 01 43 29 91 07.

MONUMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT
Paris’s Panthéon, where France’s “great and good” are interred with full honors, is about to undergo a 10-year, €100-million restoration. The scaffolding will be covered by sponsored works of art to create a huge outdoor contemporary art exhibition. Those who would like to contribute to the restoration can make a donation via a crowd-funding site. Click here for further information on the restoration project.