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Art Exhibitions

A Liminal Square

Portraits from Kiev

by Tatiana Grigorenko

Kiev, late February 2014: Just days earlier, a despised president had been successfully overthrown in a popular uprising. But the revolutionaries are not going home. On these barricades they had found strength, encountered death, discovered hope and solidarity, founded a community. They refuse to let the square be taken away from them. But what comes next? They stand sentinel, holding their breath. In this liminal space, after the fall of the old order and before the rise of a new one, anything is still possible.

These photographs were made with a large-format view camera, applying a slow, methodical process to the study of unfolding political events.

American University Fine Arts Gallery

6, rue du Colonel Combes

75007 Paris


Opening reception: April 10th, 6-8:30 pm

Show runs from April 10th to May 19th, 2014

Opening hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm

Ettore Greco and William Utermohlen

An exhibition of new works by Italian sculptor Ettore Greco, whose nudes will confront the drawings from the 1980's and 1990's by the great American painter of the School of London, William Utermohlen (1933-2007).

This exhibition is organized jointly by Chris Boïcos Fine Arts and Jane Roberts Fine Arts.

65 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

75008 Paris (4th floor)

March 27-April 30

The exhibition catalogues are on line:


dorothy's gallery

American Center for the Arts

Venez découvrir les plus beaux aspects du Chili lors du vernissage de l'exposition Chili en mouvement en dégustant les plats traditionnels les plus délicieux d'un chef chilien. La soirée, en présence des artistes Andrés Bustamante et Laurencine Lot, sera agrémentée de musiques chiliennes traditionnelles et actuelles dans une ambiance authentique.

dorothy's gallery

American Center for the Arts

Through May 3

27 rue Keller, 75011 Paris

mar-sam 13h-19h – dim 16h-19h

métro : Bastille, Voltaire, Ledru-Rollin, Breguet-Sabin

parking : 121 av. Ledru-Rollin et Opéra

01 43 57 08 51

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Micheal Farrell

Une rétrospective

One of the key Irish artists of his generation, Micheal Farrell (1940-2000) left Ireland for Paris in 1971; like many exiles, however, he kept a sharp eye on his native country throughout his career. His ascerbic wit and subversive views combined with exceptional draughtsmanship and ability to incorporate different artistic strands literally transformed the face of Irish art.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, T: 01 58 52 10 30


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Strictly Entertainment: Comedy, Plays, Movies, Dance, Music, Cinema

Perry Leopard & Johann Riche

Thursday, April 17



Eva Pritsky

5 rue d'Eupatoria

75020 Paris, France

Gabriela Arnon & Friends

et les chansons du nouvel album, Pyramid Lake

Vendredi 2 mai à 19h30,

Dorothy's Gallery présente:


Gabriela Arnon: chant, clavier; Linda Mayer: chant; Betty Rojas: chant, percussions; Luiz Marquez: kenacho, mozeno, soprano sax, harmonica, crickets; HT Roberts: bouzouki, mandoline, dulcimer, guitare

http://dorothy' event/gabriela-arnon/?instance id

Réservations: billetréduc:

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Clip: "Tale of Jin":

iTunes link:

Literary Events

The American Library in Paris

Upcoming Events and Programs

Tuesday 8 April | 19h30

Diane Johnson and Laura Furman on Portrait of a Lady

Diane Johnson and Laura Furman convene a special discussion of Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady.

Wednesday 9 April | 19h00

David Lebovitz - Evenings with an Author

David Lebovitz presents his latest book My Paris Kitchen, which features over 100 of his favorite recipes that he makes in his kitchen in Paris.

Saturday 12 April | 17h30

Paris Book Flash Mob

Bring a book and some friends and join us on the Champs de Mars for a frozen book flash mob!

Tuesday 29 April | 19h30

Parenting in the Digital Age

A special presentation with Elizabeth Milovidov and Jenny Wallier on the challenges and solutions of raising children in the digital age.

The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, tel. M°: Ecole Militaire or Alma Marceau, or RER C at Pont de l'Alma.

Shakespeare and Company

Thursday 10th April 6pm

Bard-en-Seine Reading: King Lear

Monday 14th April 7pm

John Baxter on Paris at the End of the World

Thursday 17th April 7pm

The Art of Criticism with Lila Azam Zanganeh

Wednesday 23rd April 7pm

Birthday Party for the Bard

Thursday 24th April 7pm

The Original of Lolita: Celebrating Nabokov's Birthday in Paris

Monday 28th April 7pm

The Best Translated Book Award 2014

Wednesday 30th April 7pm

Playreading: George Kaplan

37 rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93


presents a reading of

two short plays for radio by



I wonder what we'd all be doing now if that hadn't happened

all those years ago...

BENCHMARKS – a fairy tale

Samuel is seventy and the year for him is 2014

Samantha is ten and the year for her is 1984...




on Sunday, 13th April 2014 at 7.30 pm

Carr's Pub & Restaurant

1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris

Metro : Tuileries

Networking Events


Every Second Tuesday of the Month (except August)
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.

Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais 96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne 75003
Paris Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers




For Expats Of All Origins, French And Visitors

Sun 13 April 2014. 19h

"A Stone in My Shoe: In Search of Neighborhood." George Ellenbotham, Canadian Writer. Evelyn Shakir's: "Teaching Arabs, Writing Self."

€25 includes a fun dinner & dessert and free flowing wine. A fun presentation and meeting great new international people

Meet people, Make friends, Create relationships.

Patricia Laplante-Collins

Paris, France

Mailing address upon request.

Cell: 33 (0) 6 43 79 35 18

Reserve as usual on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (with your telephone number.)


Dinner Chez Jim Haynes

Jim’s atelier becomes a salon every night
where about 70 people from all over the world
meet, dine, drink and enjoy themselves. Telephone
on Saturday or for your invitation, directions and the door code.

Jim Haynes Atelier
83, rue de la Tombe Issoire 75014 Paris
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Learning la Langue Française

Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Parler Parlor meets three times a week -- come as often as you like! Your first time is free! Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily.
For further details, visit
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Every Wednesday at 5pm at the Maison des Associations du 15ème, Paris.
To register call Anna on 06 18 36 13 14

Knowledge Is Power: Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Lectures


Upcoming Courses

Art of Living in France

A Tasting Tour of the Southwest; 11 Apr

Classic White Burgundies; 25 Apr

Market Walk - Indian Quarter of Paris; 30 Apr

Creative Writing & Literature

Writing Food; sessions available 5, 12, 19, 26 May

Paris Writers' Workshop: The Art of Non-Fiction Writing; 24-28 June (Early Bird deadline: 4/30)

Paris Writers' Workshop: The Essentials of Screenplay Writing; 24-28 June (Early Bird deadline: 4/30)

Paris Writers' Workshop: The Art of Short Story Writing; 24-28 June (Early Bird deadline: 4/30)

Cultural Studies

Making the Most of Culture Clash; 8 Apr


English 2 False Beginners; Mondays

English 3 Intermediate; Mondays

French 1 Beginners; Wednesdays

French 2b False Beginners; Tuesdays and Thursdays

French 3 Intermediate; Tuesdays

Paris Walks & Visits

The French Senate: Amazing and Unique Architecture; 22 Apr

Paris Walks - Writers and Artists of the Left Bank; 29 Apr

Visual Arts

Carnet de Voyage IV: Celebrating the Spring Equinox; session available 7 Apr

Painting Studio: Modernizing the Techniques of the Masters; session available 8 Apr

Drawing Practice: Learning to See I; sessions available 2, 9 Apr

Capturing the Magic of the Moment; 17 Apr

10, rue Tiphaine

75015 Paris, France


Paris Art Studies

Special exhibitions coming up in March and April:

10 April - Les Archives du Rêve - 200 drawings from the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, at the Orangerie.

Paris Art Studies at the home of Chris Boïcos

14, boulevard Saint-Martin. 6th floor (building code: 89786)

Métros: Strasbourg-Saint Denis, exit: Porte Saint-Martin (lines 4, 8, 9)

or République exit: boulevard Saint-Martin (lines 8, 9 - fewer steps)

Paris Art Studies telephone: + 33 (0) 686 58 98 09

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of Paris

monthly Sunday services at 2:30pm.

New address:
Temple de Pentemont
106 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Metro Solferino.

Tel: 01 30 82 75 33 or

Amateur group seeks experienced SATB to sing
diverse repertoire (spirituals, classical,
musicals, and more). Rehearsals Mondays in the Marais, 7:45 - 10 p.m.
For more information,

FRUSAB: France-USA Bridge

FRUSAB, which stands for France-USA Bridge, is a
newly created non-profit organization designed to
promote a variety of cultural, educational,
social, and other exchanges between French and Americans around the world.

In addition to hosting weekly conversation group
activities in Paris, FRUSAB now offers a dynamic
user-forum where users can post and read
comments, and communicate with other users on a
variety of French-American issues!

For more information, or to register a username,
please visit:

Click to donate free mammograms

The Breast Cancer Site helps fund free mammograms for women in need. All you have to do is click.

Sports & Fitness

Rollerblading in Paris!

Every week, you can don your blades for two
rolling tours through the City of Light!

Friday evenings: Over 4,000 experienced skaters
take a different 25 km circuit each week. Full
details the Thursday before at or call

afternoons: Tour for beginners. A circuit
of approx. 20 km over 3 hours. For more
information visit or call