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Cherry blossoms in Giverny. © Paris Update

 

Paris Update What's On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Contemporary art fair

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"Le Port de Carnon" (2016), by Vincent Bioulès, at Galerie La Forest Divonne, Art Paris.

> Art Paris: 144 galleries. Grand Palais, Paris, March 30-April 2.

Celebrating crafts
> Artisans open their studios, hold exhibitions and give demonstrations of such crafts as jewelry-making or woodworking for Les Journées des Métiers d'Art. Various locations, Paris, March 31-April 2.

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 Thierry Fremaux's Lumière, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, March 31.

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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NEW SCAM ALERT

A new street scam has popped up in Paris to add the list enumerated by David Jaggard last year in Paris Update. This one has an extra nasty twist because it takes advantage of those rare people who are willing to stop and help strangers in difficulty and makes all of us even warier of playing the Good Samaritan. It goes like this: someone on the street falls to the ground, apparently suffering a heart attack. When a good-hearted passerby rushes over to offer help, the supposed heart-attack victim says that he (they seem to be mostly youngish men) doesn’t need an ambulance, then grabs the wallet or handbag of the real victim and hops into a waiting car for the getaway.