Paris Update This Week’s Events
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African contemporary art and design
> AKAA: 30 galleries show work related to Africa. Carreau du Temple, Paris, Nov. 11-13.
Three photography openings and a party
> Opening (free) for three exhibitions of works by Irish photographers, followed by a concert. Irish Cultural Center, Paris, Nov. 10
> Fotofever: 54 galleries. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, Nov. 11-13.
Celebrating “Soul Train”
> The Birth of a Culture: Soul Train and Beyond. Jean-Paul Goude talks with Patrick Bensard, founder of the Cinémathèque de la Danse, and Shabba Doo, a former “Soul Train” dancer. Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, Nov. 12.
Focus on photos in Saint Germain
> Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, museums, cultural centers and bookshops. Various locations, Paris, through Nov. 20.
African music and film
> Africolor cultural festival. Various locations in Paris suburbs, through Dec. 24.
Master of Indian cinema
Festival Satyajit Ray. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Dec. 14.
> Festival Cas d’Écoles: films about school, from Goodbye, Mister Chips to Les 400 Coups. Forum des Images, Paris, through Nov. 18.
Stage works in progress
> Festival Fragments: Emerging performers show their unfinished theater and dance pieces. Various locations, Paris and suburbs, through Nov. 24.
Cultures of the world onstage
> Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 20.
Contemporary arts festival
> The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world. Various venues, Paris, through Dec. 31.
Music & more in park bandstands
> Kiosques en Fête brings life to the bandstands in Paris’s parks with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.