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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: Louxor Cinema, Crillon Auction

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

ART DECO CINEMA REBORN
One of the sadder sights in Paris for many years was the Louxor “Palace of Cinema,” which began showing silent films in 1921, sitting abandoned at the crossroads of the Boulevard Magenta and Boulevard de la Chapelle. The city of Paris came to the rescue in 2003 and bought the building,

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which had been listed as a historic monument in 1981. Today the neo-Egyptian beauty was reopened as a movie theater with its original decor re-created and two new screening rooms

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The Louxor from the street (top) and the ceiling of the main screening room. Photo: E. Chaix/Mairie de Paris

in the basement. The cinema will show arthouse films, with a special focus on movies from the Southern Hemisphere. There is also a café with a view of the Sacré Cœur. Check the Web site for other events: retrospectives, debates, activities for children, etc. Click here for a video tour of the Louxor.

CRILLON SELLS OFF ITS CONTENTS
Now closed for a two-year renovation, the stately Hôtel Crillon on the Place de la Concorde is auctioning off all its contents. Everything must go, from the mirrored bar by French artist César and porcelain by Sonia Rykiel to the reception desk,

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Twenty-eight Directoire-style chairs decorated by artists and designers will be auctioned for charity on April 21 at 2:30pm.

Louis XV-and XVI-style furnishings, Lalique crystal chandeliers, wall sconces, mini-bars, towels and bathrobes, as well as the contents of the wine cellar. The sale, handled by Artcurial/Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan, will take place in the hotel itself over a five-day period, April 18-22. Click here to see the catalogue.