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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Stick up for science
> The Paris March for Science begins at 1pm at the Jardin des Plantes (Place Valhubert), April 22.

Silent films from Switzerland?
> They’re rare, but they do exist and can be seen at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, April 20-May 2.

Voices from the North
> The Pølar Festival celebrates Northern European culture with films, concerts, talks and more. Various locations, Paris, April 19-29.

Photo walk
> Eight Paris galleries hold special photography shows and events for Parcours Fotofever. Various locations, Paris, through May 1.

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.

Art videos
> The theme of this year’s Videobox Festival is “noise and movement.” Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 27-29.

Take home a winemaker
> Winemakers from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux come to Paris to offer tastings of their products in wine bars and private homes for the event J’Irai Déguster chez Vous. Various venues, Paris, April 20-22.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Nicolas Bedos’s Monsieur & Madame Adelman preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, April 21.

Polaroid pix
> The “Expolaroid” exhibition features Polaroid images by nine artists. La Maison des Ensembles, Paris, through April 25.

Binge-watching
> Festival Séries Mania shows TV series from around the world and holds debates, conferences and special guests like Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” all for free. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 23.

Travel yarns
> Travel fanatics get together at the Paris Travelers Festival to swap tales of their adventures. FIAP, Paris, April 22-23.

Street art indoors

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The gallery Art in the Game will be showing works by Felipe Pantone at the Urban Art Fair.> Some 30 galleries show street art at the Urban Art Fair. Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 20-23.

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.

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

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

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.