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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

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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: Paris Face Cachée

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The private gallery of the Rosenbloom Collection.

The annual three-day event Paris Face Cachée (Jan. 31-Feb. 2) opens the doors to 90 unusual places and activities in Paris and environs that are not normally accessible to the public. Space is limited, and tickets go very fast, so make sure you go online on Fri., Jan. 12, or Wed., Jan. 22, to book your “experience.” The idea is that you don’t know exactly what you will see or where (the address will be on the ticket you receive), but you will be given a general description and warned of age limits or other constraints. Today the press was shown one venue: a private art gallery concealed behind a big black garage door in an unprepossessing modern apartment building. Inside is an exhibition staged by the Rosenblum Collection of contemporary art, including Matthew Day Jackson’s impressive installation inside a real American bomb shelter. Heidi Ellison