Paris Update This Week’s Events
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> African cultural festival; films and concerts in various venues in Paris suburbs, through Dec. 24.
> Paris’s biggest Christmas market is on the Champs Elysées between the Rond-Point and the Place de la Concorde, Paris, through Jan. 4, but there are a number of smaller ones on this list.
> A festival of films on a timely subject, including Lars von Trier’s Epidemic and William Friedkin’s Bug. Forum des Images, Paris, through Jan. 25.
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more. Various venues, Paris, through Jan. 26.
> Ice skating in the Grand Palais (Dec. 14-Jan. 4), on the Champs-Elysées (through Jan. 4), at Trocadero (Dec. 12-Jan. 5), at the Hôtel de Ville (Dec. 19-March 4) and, for kids aged 3-16, along with other winter sports, at the Stade Charlety (Dec. 24-Jan. 4).
Noël Gourmand Paris
> Gourmet Christmas food fair. Palais Brogniart, Paris, Dec. 19-22.
Paris Burlesque Festival
> “Burlesque and politics” is the theme of this annual festival. Centre Barbara and La Java, Paris, Dec. 17-21.