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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 TO DO WHEN
TERRORISTS ATTACK

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Paris firemen of yore in a gym.After the terrorist attacks last November 13, which some of my friends witnessed up close, I wondered how one should react in such a horrific situation and then had a brainstorm: Paris’s sapeurs-pompiers (firemen) could offer classes on what to do to protect oneself and others. I never communicated this great idea to anyone, however. Luckily, someone else had the same stroke of genius, and free two-hour classes are now available on Saturdays at 1:30pm and 4pm in a few firehouses in Paris and its suburbs. For more information, click here, then on “La brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris” (under the heading “Missions de sécurité civile”) and then on “Inscrivez-vous aux formations des gestes qui sauvent.” Make sure you sign up in advance, since there is room for only 15 people in each class. Heidi Ellison