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Your perfect Friday in Paris

March 13

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Art • Persona, étrangement humain

Having been whisked through the famous twists and turns of the Musée du Quai Branly, visitors to the ‘Persona, Étrangement Humain’ exhibit are welcomed by the beguiling tones of French actor Denis Lavant, who invites them to join him in this surreal ‘Valley of the Strange’. Spanning primitive art, contemporary art and A.I., the pieces in this challenging conceptual exhibit are designed to highlight the several different shades of meaning contained within the word ‘being’...

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Until Sunday November 13 2016

Film • Anomalisa

Critics' choice

‘Anomalisa’ is an animation about a lonely man on a business trip written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman, the writer of ‘Adaptation’, ‘Being John Malkovich’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. Like all of Kaufman’s films, which tend to play like Woody Allen movies on hallucinogens, it gives us a man in crisis and invites us to enjoy or recoil from his fantasies – or both...

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Now Showing

Restaurants • Chez Ann

Starting out as a Sichuan noodle restaurant on the Rue Mouffetard, the family-run Chez Ann has now opened up a second outlet on the Right Bank specialising in home made dim sum dumplings. With its wooden décor and decorative greenery, the atmosphere in this restaurant – marketed as a healthier version of its Left Bank sister – is appropriately laid-back and zen (even more so if you ask to sit the small ‘secret room’ at the back)...

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9th arrondissement

Musical • Kiss me, Kate

The Théâtre du Châtelet kick-starts 2016 with this classic from Broadway’s golden age, in a buoyant new adaptation. Expertly led by director Lee Blakeley and musical director David Charles Abell, this take on the lively musical comedy is carried along by the sublime songs of Cole Porter and filled with amusing skits and parodies of the Viennese waltz...

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Théâtre du Châtelet , The Marais Until Friday February 12 2016

Bars & pubs • The Place To

Opened in 2014 just near the Champs Élysées, lively bar/restaurant The Place To pulls in passing tourists and locals with a lengthy menu that caters to all tastes and appetites. The recycled bric-à-brac décor is similarly diverse and welcoming: its warm ochre walls are layered with a cleverly assembled poster collage, a decent selection of artworks and random features like a rusty bicycle and a re-fitted telephone box (where you can now charge your phone)...

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17th arrondissement