English-language events in Paris
- Published on Tuesday, 21 April 2009 23:00
- Written by Heidi Ellison
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ink drawings by Stefan Kaufmann, aka Junkie Monkey
The Fine Arts Gallery
The American University of Paris
6, rue de Colonel Combes
April 9 -27
Black & White
20 artistes - Photographie, Peinture, Dessin, Gravure, Collage, Art Digital
Richard Allen - Katy Anderson - Jonathan French - Maurizio Galimberti - Kimberly Gremillion - Burt Hollander - Kanda - Jean Marcellino - Percy Martin - Michel Medinger – Patrick Medrano - Donald Mitchell - Alain Quemper - Paula Rosa - Brigitte Rutenberg - Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas - Catherine Seghers - Jen Sloan - William Tyler.
Du 9 au 30 avril 2015
27 rue keller, 75011 Paris / M° Bastille, Voltaire, Ledru-Rollin, Bréguet-Sabin
Strictly Entertainment: Comedy, Plays, Movies, Dance, Music, Cinema
The Downtown Merrylegs
Charlie Seymour - chant/guitare
Melissa Cox - violon
Kevin Kretsch - guitare électrique, mandoline
Nico Roy - basse
Simon Clavel - batterie
Vendredi 17 avril, 21h
6, rue des Vergers, 91510 Lardy (RER C)
Samedi 18 avril, 21h
Le Bar de la Plage
2, rue Stourm, 78730 St Arnoult en Yvelines
Dimanche 19 avril, 19h
3, bvd Richard Lenoir, 75012 Paris (métro Bastille ou Bréguet Sabin)
KENNA & COX TRIO
Chris Kenna - lead vocals & guitar
Gerard McFadden - double bass
Melissa Cox - piano
7pm till 10pm Thursday April 16th
Les 3 Seaux
58 rue de la Fontaine au Roi
Metro: Goncourt or Parmentier
KENNA & BERNARDI
9pm Friday April 17th
The Rota Bar
54 rue de Montreuil
Metro: Rue des Boulets or Faidherbe Chaligny
KENNA & BERNARDI
8pm Saturday April 18th
Les Deux Marches
22 rue de Bagnolet
THE SKYDOG SLAVES
Chris Kenna - lead vocals & guitar
Gerard McFadden - double bass
Marty Vickers - drums
7pm till 10pm Sunday April 19th
196 rue du Faubourg St Antoine
Metro: Faidherbe Chaligny
Kay Bourgine Band
Friday, April 17 at 9:00pm
267 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris
Cocktails & Conversations
Music Program (duration: approximately 50 minutes)
Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
Schubert | Piano Trio No.1 in B flat, D.898
Anne-Sophie le Rol, violin • Julie Sévilla-Fraysse, cello • Paloma Kouider, piano
Wine tasting to follow.
Jeudi, 16 Avril @ 20H
Vendredi, 17 Avril @ 20H
Institut finlandais - Cultural Centre
60 Rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris (click here to view map)
M : Cluny-La Sorbonne, Odéon, RER Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame
The American Library in Paris
Upcoming Events and Programs
Tuesday 21 April | 19h30
Meryle Secrest - Evenings with an Author
Meryle Secrest will present her fascinating biography of the influential Italian designer in Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography.
Wednesday 22 April | 19h30
Gregory Marchand - Evenings with a Chef
Owner/chef Gregory Marchand shares some of his most inspired and deeply original recipes from his first cookbook Frenchie: New Bistro Cooking.
Tuesday 28 April | 19h30
Languedoc-Roussillon wine worskop
Joshua Adler will be offering tastings from the new generation of Languedoc-Roussillon vintners. Cost: 35€ per person for the wine, cheese and charcuterie.
Wednesday 29 April | 19h30
James Hill - Evenings with a photojournalist
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer James Hill of The New York Times tells the stories behind a selection of his photographs.
The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, tel. 01.53.59.12.60. M°: Ecole Militaire or Alma Marceau, or RER C at Pont de l'Alma.
Shakespeare and Company
Tuesday 21st April 7pm
A Celebration of Sphinx by Anne Garréta.
Monday 27th April 7pm
Dan Gunn on The Emperor of Ice-Cream.
37 rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93
a reading of a play by
David Hatchitt, owner of the Cork Street gallery, thinks
his wife Ursula (a famous poet) has gone away for the weekend,
so he decides to try his luck with Katherine, the new girl
working at the gallery. As a first move, he decides to buy her
a luxurious French nightgown...
DAMIAN CORCORAN, DARIO COSTA
DIANE BERTRAND, STEPHANIE CAMPION
on Sunday, 19th April 2015 at 7.30 pm
Carr's Pub & Restaurant
1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris
Metro : Tuileries
PARLER PARIS APRES-MIDI
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 Le Café de la Mairie, 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
EXPATS SOIREES DINNERS CHEZ PATRICIA
PARIS EXPATS SOIREES DINNERS - EVERY SUNDAY. 19h00
SPECIAL FUN GUEST(S) PRESENTS IN ENGLISH AT DINNER!.
For Expats Of All Origins, French And Visitors
Sun 19 April 2015. 19h
" LET'S CELEBRATE Dear Conjunction Theatre Company (DCTC), THE Paris English Language Theatre Company. Producer Michelle Washington Presents. Excerpts Of "Love Letters," A Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play By A.R.Gurney
€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.
Mailing address upon request.
Cell: 33 (0) 6 43 79 35 18
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
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 http://www.parlerparlor.com
L’ASSOCIATION DES FAMILLES MULTILINGUES PRESENTS
FOR BILINGUAL CHILDREN
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
Art of Living in France
Sweet and Savory Pâté à Choux (Cream puffs, éclairs, gougères, gnocchi);6 May.
The Wines of Alsace: Fruit, Spice and Everything Nice; 29 May.
Creative Writing and Literature
Weekend Fiction Workshop; 30 & 31 May.
Escape from Abuse: A Woman's True Story; 6 May.
When Alzheimer's Strikes: A Way to Help; 27 May.
Languages (Courses take place Sept-June. Join at anytime!)
All languages (English, French, German, Spanish)
Paris Walks and Visits
Le Château de Maisons-Laffitte: An Architectural Masterpiece of Mansart; 6 May.
Paris Walks - Buttes Chaumont Quartier; 16 May.
Figure Drawing: One Step at a Time; April/May sessions
Exploring Paris Through the Lens; May/June sessions
10, rue Tiphaine
75015 Paris, France
Paris Art Studies
The Story of the Portrait in European Art with Chris Boïcos
Part 7: Realism and Impressionism: The Bourgeois Portrait in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Under the Second Empire of Napoleon III France enters its first Capitalist and industrial period. The old, laid-back images of aristocratic elegance and Romantic dandyism don't function anymore in a new and fast paced modern world. Portraitists must invent new conventions for depicting a nouveau-riche class of wealthy entrepreneurs but also middle class professionals. The need to create a new painting for a modern world makes this one of the most fascinating and experimental periods for the portrait. We will follow the portrait's evolution in France from the rebellious attitudes of Courbet in the 1850's to the birth of the modern portrait under Manet, Degas, Fantin-Latour, and Tissot in the 1860's and the early Impressionist period with Monet, Morisot and Renoir in the 1870's.
Friday 17 April - 11 am – 12:30 pm – Visit to the Musée d'Orsay – Realist and Impressionist portraiture: Courbet, Manet, Degas, Fantin-Latour, Tissot, Monet, Morisot, Renoir.
Meet by group entrance B on the left of main entrance.
Course fee: 60 € for the 3 sessions, or 25 € per session payable by check made out to: Chris Boïcos.
Please note: Museum admissions are additional to course fees. Exact change is appreciated.
Joining the "amis du Louvre" is recommended for the portrait course and for quick and economical entry to the
permanent collections and special exhibitions held at the Louvre. See: www.amisdulouvre.fr/participer/adherer.htm
Coffee and tea are served at the home session between 10:00 and 10:30 am.
Students will receive from the instructor a printed historical chronology and list of artists.
Paris Special Exhibitions
with Art Historian Chris Boïcos,
Fashion historian Dimitri Papalexis
Thursday 16 April 6 to 7:45 pm – Diego Velazquez
Visit to the exhibition at the Grand Palais (25 March - 13 July 2015) with Chris Boïcos
Born in Seville in 1599, Velázquez is one of the most important figures in the history of art of all time. The leader of the Spanish school, official artist to King Philip IV at a time when Spain dominated the world, he was a contemporary of van Dyck, Bernini and Zubaran. Although he is still
one of the world's most famous and admired artists, no monographic exhibition in France has ever shown the public the genius of the man that Manet called the "painters' painter". The rarity of his paintings (scarcely more than 100) and their concentration in the Prado Museum make it particularly difficult to organize a full retrospective. However, the challenge was taken up by the Louvre and the Grand Palais joining forces with the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, with the generous support of the Prado. Among the outstanding loans to the show are masterpieces such as
Vulcan's Forge (Prado), Joseph's Bloody Coat Brought to Jacob (Escorial), the Rokeby Venus (London, National Gallery), the Portrait of Pope Innocent X (Rome, Galleria Doria Pamphilj), one of the greatest portraits ever painted. Newly discovered works will also be shown – sometimes for the first time: The Education of the Virgin (New Haven, Yale Art Gallery) andthe Portrait of the Inquisitor Sebastian de Huerta (private collection).
Place: Group and cardholders entrance outside exhibition at the Grand Palais.
Métro: Champs-Elysées Clémenceau (lines 1 and 13).
Time: 5:40 for 6 pm entry. Please bring 13 € in exact change for the exhibition ticket and 2 € for the earphones.
Please note that sometimes museum ticket prices go up slightly between the time of reservation and the actual date of the visit.
Rebecca Tilles is currently a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Sussex, UK. For the past 8 years, Rebecca worked as a curatorial research associate in decorative arts and sculpture in the Art of Europe Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and assisted with the exhibitions "Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800-1815" (2007) and "Splendor and Elegance: European Decorative Arts and Drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection" (2009). She holds a BA in French and French Cultural Studies from Wellesley College and an MA in European Decorative Arts from The Bard Graduate Center in New York.
Paris Art Studies telephone: + 33 (0) 686 58 98 09
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
monthly Sunday services at 2:30pm.
Temple de Pentemont
106 rue de Grenelle
Tel: 01 30 82 75 33 or www.uufp.info.
BEEN MEANING TO JOIN A CHOIR?
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, 06.07.38.09.75
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: http://www.frusab.com
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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
http://www.pari-roller.com or call 01.43.36.89.81
afternoons: Tour for beginners. A circuit
of approx. 20 km over 3 hours. For more
information visit http://www.rollers-coquillages.org or call 01.44.54.07.44.