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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: 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.