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Going out in April

Exhibitions

Until June 3rd at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, the French photographer Bettina Rheims gatheres her famous Heroines in “You are finished, gentle faces”. She takes hold of the stereotypes that dominate the representation of women and destabilizes them, diverts them and finally, destroys them.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is welcoming De Calder à Koons, Bijoux d’artistes. This collection by Diane Venet of some 230 pieces illustrates the work of 150 French and foreign artists: from Alexander Calder to Jeff Koons and ranging from Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle to César, Takis and Louise Bourgeois. Until July 8 th.

Le Grand Palais is devoting a retrospective to the Czech artist František Kupka. The exhibition Kupka, Pioneer of abstraction traces his life, his work, his early works characterized by symbolism and his progressive evolution to abstraction of which Kupka was one of the main pioneers. 300 paintings, drawings, engravings, books and documents bring the artist back to life and reveal his engaged personality. Until July 30th.

Ballet 

At the Opera Bastille, on sober costumes and sets, the German choreographer Sasha Waltz captures all the romanticism of Berlioz’s symphonic poem and highlights the emotions of the young hero and heroine: Romeo and Juliet.  They will love each other despite what can separate them. Peace rewarded their efforts, yet the sharp end of their destiny prevented them from enjoying it freely. From April 6 th.

Restaurants

Le Piaf – this beautiful trendy place offers a carte between « picking » and traditional cuisine with: Sea bream ceviche, sweet potato; kernel of scallops, roasted cauliflower; rack of lamb, garlic preserve and desserts by Cyril Lignac: the Piaf soft chocolate cake, gluten free; tart Tatin… Count 60 to 90 Euro à la carte, cocktails from 15 Euro – Restaurant & bar: open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 7pm to 2am – « Nid de nuit »: open from Thursday to Saturday, from 7pm to 5am – 38 rue Jean Mermoz, 8 th.

Jacopo is a new bistro by Thibaut Sombardier in a trendy decor, combining Haussmannian and New York influences. This Chef flirts outrageously with the classics of French cuisine, offering dishes of days gone by, such as lentil salad, foie gras snow and smocked breast fillet; velvety gourds mascarpone and bacon; veal stew in white sauce; thick salmon steak, mint cream and for dessert: rum baba, chocolate mousse, lemon tart. Count 40 to 60 Euro – Open daily from 12pm to 2am – 5 bis rue Vernet, 8th.

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