Paris Update This Week’s Events
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> “Magical” installations “play with our perception of time and question the fragility of existence.” Centquatre, Paris, through Feb. 2.
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more, various locations, Paris, through Jan. 26.
> Jazz festival with 50 concerts featuring French jazz musicians. Duc des Lombards, Paris, through Feb. 1.
> Westerns, films noirs and adventure films by the versatile Hollywood director Henry Hathaway. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 23.
> Festival of biopics, accompanied by performances and the filming of a “biopic” involving the public. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through Jan. 26.
> Outdoor skating at the Hôtel de Ville, through March 2.
La Boutique des Frissons
> An exhibition, theater, juggling, street golf, circus, workshop music and more in an empty storefront. 18, ter rue Pajol, 75018 Paris, through Jan. 26.
> One-act opera by Viktor Ullmann with a libretto by Peter Kien, written in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Théâtre de L’Athénée, Paris, Jan. 24-30.
Les Enfants des Villes
> Festival of films featuring children at large in major cities, from Oliver Twist in London to Hugo Cabret in Paris. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 14.
> Eight Japanese chefs work their magic on ramen, sushi and yakitori, while French chef Dominique Bouchet creates a French version. Maceo and Little B, Paris, Jan. 20-25.
> Retail sales all over France, through Feb. 12.