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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: L'Anticafé

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COWORKING CAFE

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Customers hard at work at L’AntiCafé.

Following Craft, a handsome café designed as a place for freelancers to work, a new Wi-Fi-equipped office-haven-away-from-home with a different concept has opened: L’AntiCafé (79, rue Quincampoix, 75003 Paris; tel.: 01 73 73 10 74; open daily until 11pm). The idea is that you pay for the time you spend there (€4 for the first hour and €3 for every hour thereafter, or €14 for the whole day) and can eat and drink at no extra cost anything you want from a selection of snacks (chips, cookies, etc.), fruits and hot and cold drinks (no alcohol). Customers are free to bring their own food and borrow books from a small library. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere serious yet laid-back. The AntiCafé also hosts occasional workshops and performances. Oh, and the Wi-Fi is high-speed. Heidi Ellison