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ParisUpdate Rodin

The garden of the Rodin Museum. Photo © Sabrina Kennelly.

 

C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque

ParisUpdate-WhatFor

Okay, I'll bite: what is this store for?

I imagine a customer coming in and saying, “I'd like you to give me what for!”

David Jaggard

Have you seen a ridiculous sign in Paris? Or anywhere in France? Send me a photo in care of contact@paris-update.com

 

Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Banlieues Bleues
> Jazz festival in the Paris suburbs with international and French acts. Various locations, through April 17.

Brasil!
> Brazilian film history, from silents to 1950s comedies, 1970s alternative films and the latest features. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through May 18.

Festival de l’Imaginaire
> Performances by troupes from around the world, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris, through May 31.

Meta Festival
> Artists, musicians, photographers and philosophers present their work in exhibitions, concerts, performances, lectures and debates.

ParisUpdate-Automne

Automne Lajeat will perform on April 7 at the Meta Festival

Nagisa Oshima
> Retrospective of the films of the Japanese New Wave director. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through April 6.

Paris Beaux Arts
> A new art and antique fair covering all disciplines and eras. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, through April 5.

Singapour en France
> Singapore comes to France with exhibitions and events in the areas of architecture and design, the visual arts, film, dance, theater and music. Various locations, Paris and other French cities, through June 30.

The Roaring 20s
> The International Players, an amateur theater company, presents a revue celebrating the Twenties in song, dance and literature. Salle des Fêtes, Le Pecq, April 10, 11, 12.

Trio Jazz Live
> Free jazz concerts with reservation. L’Hôtel Renaissance Vendôme, Paris, April 17, May 20, June 19.

 

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Paris Update The Lowdown

Paris Update, founded in 2005, is a free weekly Web newsletter designed to provide the latest information about what’s happening right now in the City of Light to everyone who loves Paris, whether tourist, frequent visitor or resident. It provides an unbiased insider’s guide to museum and gallery exhibitions (art, photography, architecture and design), monuments, shopping, restaurants, hotels and bed & breakfasts, tourism, music, nightlife, entertainment, hidden treasures and French films, plus the latest info on what Parisians are talking about and ideas for out-of-town excursions.

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