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Art Exhibitions

Un demi-mètre carré de liberté

2ème volet

17 décembre 2014 – 15 janvier 2015

Vernissage le mercredi 17 décembre de 19h à 21h

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

Charlie et Melissa's (aka The Downtown Merrylegs') Christmas Tipple

(Charlie Seymour - chant/guitare ; Melissa Cox - violon/piano/chant.)

Jeudi 18 décembre, 20h30

Bar 96

96, bvd Charonne, 75020 (métro Avron)

Kenna & Cox big band Christmas special!

(Chris Kenna - chant/guitare ; Melissa Cox - violon/chant ; Sal Bernardi - harmonica ; Rémi Jeannin - orgue Hammond ; Gerard McFadden - contrebasse ; Henri Le Boursicaud - batterie)

Dimanche 21 décembre, 18h


3, bvd Richard-Lenoir, 75011 (métro Bastille ou Breguet-Sabin)

Naughty Paris at the Paris Burlesque Festival

Join Naughty Paris for some holiday fun at the 6th annual Paris Burlesque Festival!

December 17-20

Naughty Paris will be there with Champagne corks popped to welcome attendees of the festival each evening from 7pm-11:30pm with:

* print copies of "Naughty Paris" and "Naughty New York" at a special festival (cash) price of just €20 (cover price €29) or both books for just €30. Order yours in advance to pick up at he festival here:

* nightly drawings to win prizes from our Naughty Guides partners

* book signing with Naughty Paris author Heather Stimmler-Hall on December 20th 7-9pm followed by "La Nuit Fatale" closing party at La Java with live music and dancing until dawn.

The Paris Burlesque Festival takes place 7pm-11:30pm December 17-20 at the Centre Musical Barbara (1 rue de Fleury, 75018). The program of nightly shows and ticket prices (€15-€35) can be found here:

NOTE: You do NOT need tickets to stop by the Naughty Paris stand in the "QG" lounge bar, just to attend the shows.

La Nuit Fatale takes place Saturday December 20th from 10pm at La Java (105 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010) with live music by Loolie and the Surfing Rogers and The Western Machine, as well as live burlesque acts followed by DJ dancing until dawn. Entrance is €8 before midnight, get on the Naughty Paris Guest List for free entrance by emailing your name and cell phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

King Lear

In English with French subtitles

Mise en scène et adaptation de Rona Waddington


Joanna Bartholomew

Fiamma Bennett

Nick Calderbank

Damian Corcoran

Vincent Latorre

Gabriella Scheer

Scénographie Frédéric Bouhon


Spectacle en anglais sur titré en français

Du 10 décembre au 14 février 2014

Les mercredis, jeudis, vendredis et samedis à 21h00 (grande salle)

Relâche : mercredi 24, jeudi 25, vendredi 26, samedi 27, mercredi 31 décembre et jeudi 1er janvier


8, rue de Nesle - 75006 Paris

Métro : Odéon (ligne 4 et 10) ou Pont-neuf (ligne 7) - RER : Saint Michel -

Renseignements publics et réservation : 01 46 34 61 04

Pirate Gaby and the Jazz Mates

jeudi 18 décembre

Café d'Orléans

43 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris

M° Mouton Duvernet

Literary Events

The American Library in Paris

Upcoming Events and Programs

Saturday 3 January | 10h00 - 19h00

Sunday 4 January | 13h00 - 19h00

Used Book Sale

The first Used Book Sale of 2015! Come and pick up a few books at our monthly used book sale, and grab one of our Library tote bags, now in new colors.

Tuesday 6 January | 19h30

John Muller - Evenings with an Author

John Muller discusses his latest book Mark Twain in Washington D.C.: The Adventures of a Capitol Correspondent.

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

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




For Expats Of All Origins, French And Visitors

Sun 14 December 2014. 19h

"Transformations" : Roy Camblin; CEO, Writer, Author, Social Activist ,Artist, Circus Performer, Pilot.

How Roy Began And Succeeed At Several Careers. Lessons To Be Learned.

€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

Pate à Pain - What to Make With Bread Dough 14 Jan.

Creative Writing and Literature

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

Cultural Studies

Keep checking the Cultural Studies page for more courses in the new year.

Languages (Courses take place Sept-June. Join at anytime!)

English 2-3 False Beginners and Intermediate Mondays

French 1 Beginners Tuesdays and Fridays

French 2 False Beginners Tuesdays and Thursdays

French 3 Intermediate Tuesdays

Guided Discussion in English

Guided Discussion in French Mondays

Guided Discussion in Spanish Wednesdays

Paris Walks and Visits

Musée de la Prefecture de Police: A Unique and Intriging Museum 13 Jan.

CHATEAU DE MALMAISON: A Fasicinating Napoleonic Museum 21 Jan.

Visual Arts

Advanced Photography: Mastering Manual Mode 13, 20, 27, 29 Jan.

Portrait Phototography Using Natural Light 10 Feb.


10, rue Tiphaine

75015 Paris, France


Paris Art Studies

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