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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: J'Irai Dormir Chez Vous

TAKE A STRANGE MAN HOME TONIGHT
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If you are walking down the street anywhere in the world and are approached by a slight, handsome man wearing a red shirt and a strange contraption fitted with three cameras pointing at you, himself and the area around you, don’t be frightened. It is just Antoine de Maximy, star of J’Irai Dormir Chez Vous, filming a new episode of his TV series. De Maximy invented the camera harness himself so he can travel alone while filming himself not only talking to strangers in foreign countries but also asking them if he can spend the night in their home, a request that can lead to some interesting situations. In Berlin recently, a punk in a bar broke some of his equipment, but usually his charm and wit win the day, and sometimes even get him a bed for the night. The new season of this original, entertaining and often touching documentary, in which he visits Namibia, Argentina, Germany, Myanmar, Cape Verde, Spain and California, is showing on France 5. Heidi Ellison