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Art Exhibitions

Un demi-mètre carré de liberté

Art crée en prison – tableaux de détenus de 40 pays +infos

Série d'événements culturels hebdomadaires +infos


dorothy's gallery

American Center for the Arts

27 rue Keller, 75011 Paris

Parking 121 av. Ledru-Rollin

Métro Voltaire, Bastille, Ledru-Rollin

01 43 57 08 51

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mar-sam 13h-19h – dim 16h-19h

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

Monica & Perry

Bar La Liberté

196 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris, France

Saturday, Oct. 25

at 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Keri Chryst (vox)

and suprise guest piano & bass!

Saturday, 1 nov

Chez Papa

3, rue Saint Benoît, 75006

20h - minuitA Better Boy

A play by John Wilson Foster

Jeudi 6 novembre à 19h30

7€ (5€ pour étudiants et demandeurs d'emploi)

Réservation conseillée

En anglais - env. 50 mn

1917. The chairman of Harland & Wolff has agreed to an interview about his nephew and chief designer of RMS Titanic. This dramatic monologue conveys a "vivid sense of the passion and conviction that drove William J. Pirrie, Thomas Andrews and their colleagues to build so many ships of the scale and ambition of the Titanic" (Tony Macaulay, Culture Northern Ireland).

Centre Culturel Irlandais

5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

T: 01 58 52 10 30


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Dinner & drinks in the coziest classiest jazz club in Saint Germain des Près!

No cover if dining / 10€ cover if drinks only

IMPORTANT Réservations necessary - the place fills up FAST on a Saturday night! 01 42 86 99 63

SWEET SYSTEM in Jazz Club et Talons Aiguilles

Thurs-Fri, 19h - 20h30

Théatre Le Ranelagh

5, rue des Vignes 75016

Réservations : 01 42 88 64 44

Literary Events

The American Library in Paris

Upcoming Events and Programs

Saturday 25 October

The Annual Library Halloween Extravaganza

Join us for our Annual Halloween event! Enjoy events for all ages throughout the day. This year also marks the return of the Haunted Library. For a full schedule of the program and to reserve a Haunted Library tour, please check our website.

Sunday 26 October | 15h00

Jessica Levine - Novel-writing workshop

The first session of a nine-part writing workshop series with fiction writer Jessica Levine. Free for Library members and guests with a day pass. RSVP is required at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday 29 October | 19h30

Emmanuel Carrère - Evenings with an Author

French writer Emmanuel Carrère discusses Limonov, his latest book to be translated into English.

Tuesday 4 November | 19h30

Celso Gonzalez-Falla - Evenings with an Author

Cuban-born writer Celso Gonzalez-Falla presents his first novel, My Lost Cuba, which recalls the Cuba of his youth in the 1950s.

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.


presente la lecture d'une piece de

Dolly West


Que signifient XX, XY au fond ? Qu'est-ce qui separe les seXes ? Ou entre ce fameux Y - seulement pour signifier sexY ? Qui sont les Z-s ? Pourquoi XY veut-il y pretendre comme une "montee en grade" ? Un dialogue male / femelle qui n'arrete pas d'etre interrompu par les idioties intermittentes de cette fin d'alphabet qui peuvent surgir subitement dans un theatre...



le dimanche, 26 octobre 2014 a 19h30

Carr's Pub & Restaurant

1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris

Métro : Tuileries

Shakespeare and Company

37 rue de la Bûcherie

75005 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93

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




SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER 2014 AT 19h00

Special Guest is Earl Ferguson an expert gymnastics and motion fitness educator for more than 50 years and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

For Expats Of All Origins, French And Visitors

€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

Healthy Spices Demo & Tasting at Le Cordon Bleu's Paris Cooking School: 16 Oct.

The Magic of Morey: Red and White Burgandies: 17 Oct.

Masks, Magic, and the Best of Everyday Wines: 31 Oct.

Roti de Boeuf aux herbes de Provence en Croûte & Baked Pears: 12 Nov.

Mesmerized by Meursault: 14 Nov.

Creative Writing and Literature

Flash Fiction: 10, 17 Nov.; 1, 8, 15 Dec.

Getting Published Part Il: 5, 12, 19, 26 Jan.; 2 Feb.

Cultural Studies

The Place of Impressionism in Art History: 22 Oct.

The Exchanges and Influences Between French and American Diplomats, Intellectuals and Militaries: 23 Oct.

Photo-Based Contemporary Art: 30 Oct.

When Art Betrays Heart: Contemporary Artists Confronting Family in Their Work: 6 Nov.

Hemingway and the French Literary Tradition: 19 Nov.

Paris Walks and Visits

A Unique Opportunity to Visit the Sainte-Genevieve Uuniversity Library: 16 Oct.

Private Visit of La Ruche: 6 Nov.

Hotel de Lauzen: a "must see" mansion: 20 Nov.

Visual Arts

Toussaint Holiday Special: Introduction to Printmaking: 18 Oct.

Advanced Photography: Mastering Manual Mode: 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov.

Painting Studio: 4, 18, 25 Nov.

Introduction to Copperplate Caligraphy: 4, 18, 25 Nov; 2 Dec.

Perspective Drawing: 21, 28 Nov; 5, 12 Dec.


10, rue Tiphaine

75015 Paris, France


Paris Art Studies

Our history of the portrait series continues with:

Thursday 23 October – Sonia Delaunay (time and date to be confirmed)

Visit to the retrospective exhibition at the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris

In November and December we will be covering the following exhibitions :

Monet - Impression Sunrise at the Musée Marmottan

Paul Durand-Ruel, the Impressionist Art Dealer at the musée du Luxembourg

Seen on the Front : Representing the Great War at the Musée de l'Armée at the Invalides

Jeff Koons at the Centre Pompidou

All the information is also on our website

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