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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

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

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: The Broken Arm

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

The Broken Arm, a new, light- and flower-filled concept store and café with big windows overlooking the lovely Square du Temple, has opened in Paris’s Upper Marais. You can pick up a pair of Nike Roshe Run Woven shoes like those pictured below, a Kenzo handbag, a Carven coat, an art book or a ceramic bowl,

Paris Update broken arm

Paris Update broken arm cafe

or just have a gourmet snack in the café, where the portions are small but the food is deliciously inventive: e.g., a salad of rice noodles, chicken, herbs, coconut milk and a hint of garlic.

The strange name is a reference to a work by Marcel Duchamp, “Shovel” (1915) a real snow shovel inscribed by the artist “In Advance of the Broken Arm.”