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Art Exhibitions

Loin d'Eden: Korean Dreams and Fantasies

Exhibition of the work of three young Korean artists: Soon Young Lee, Eun Jung Lee and Shoi.

Dorothy's Gallery

27, rue Keller PARIS 11e

Métro Bastille/Voltaire

Mardi au Samedi

de 13h à 19h

Tél. 01 43 57 08 51

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

Cecile et ses amis

(Cecile - chant ; Melissa Cox - piano/chant ; Gerard McFadden - contrebasse)

Jeudi 12 novembre, 21h-23h

Chez Cecile

* restaurant - menu à 36 euros - voir la carte - reserver : 0142664639

17, rue Vignon, 75008 (métro Madeleine)

The Downtown Merrylegs (duo)

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

Dimanche 15 novembre, 18h30-21h30

La Cave Cafe

134, rue Marcadet 75018 (métro Lamarck Caulaincourt)

Keri Chryst Concerts

Nov 20

with Sweet System

au River Cafe


Diner - Spectacle

146 Quai Stalingrad - 92130 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX

+33 (0)1 40 93 50 20

Dec 19

New Holiday Singalong!!

Save the date


action starts at 14:45... details to follow...

Jan 1

with Sweet System

Four Seasons - George V


31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris;id=ba3b5eeb04&e=cb06783eaa

Gabriela Arnon

samedi, 21 novembre: Intervention musicale dans "Carte Blanche à Christian Berst", Galerist d'Art brut (Paris - N.Y.) avec Philippe Cohen-Solal:

(Anouk Grinberg participe également à la soirée!!)

jeudi, 10 décembre, au "Festival 84db": Fate of the Poet de L'Ensemble LaClaireau, nouveau projet merveilleux entre le song-writing et la music de chambre dont le premier disque vient de sortir sur Lie Records en Belgique :

samedi, 6 février, Pyramid Lake se transforme en Opéra Minimal!!

Théâtre La Reine Blanche
2 bis passage Ruelle, 75 018 Paris
Téléphone : 01 40 05 06 96
Site web :
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Jours et horaires de réservation : du lundi au vendredi de 14h à 18h30

The Lie

French play by Florian Zeller with English surtitles.






THE ACTORS Pierre ARDITI - Evelyne BOUIX - Jean-Michel DUPUIS Josiane STOLÉRU


10, place Edouard VII

75009 Paris

Through Jan. 27

CinéCCI One Million Dubliners

Les 3 Luxembourg, 67 rue Monsieur le Prince, Paris 6ème

8 December 15

7.30pm, €8,50 (€7,50 for students, unemployed and seniors) or book of 5 or 10 tickets, in English with French subtitles, 83 mn

In the presence of the director Aoife Kelleher

Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland's national necropolis. Often humorous, always affecting, this documentary explores life, death and the afterlife as the immensely engaging tour guide shepherds his charges - and us - through the headstones and monuments, through opinions and beliefs. One Million Dubliners ends in a way that will stay with you forever.

Director's Choice Award, Irish Film Festival, Boston, USA March 2015

Best Irish Film of 2014, The Irish Times, December 2014

Best Irish Feature Documentary Film, Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland, July 2014


JAZZ DOUBLE BILL: Umbra and Sue Ryhardt Duo

17 November 15

8pm, €10 (€7 for students and unemployed people) reservation recommended

Festival Jazzycolors


Chris Guilfoyle (guitar), Chris Engel (soprano saxophone), Sam Comerford (tenor saxophone), Barry Donohue (bass guitar), Matthew Jacobson (drums)

With the energy and power of a punk rock band and a broad range of influences, this five-piece jazz band from Dublin stretch the boundaries of the form. Led by guitarist and composer Chris Guilfoyle, Umbra features some of the most well-known jazz musicians in Dublin who find their inspiration in the lush harmonic textures of John Hollenbeck and Jim McNeely or the cyclical grooves of Meshuggah and Aphex Twin. Their music cleverly integrates this smorgasbord of influences to distill a band sound that is decidedly contemporary and indeed complex, but one which never loses sight of the melody.

Sue Rynhart Duo

Sue Rynhart (vocals), Dan Bodwell (doublebass)

Young composer and singer Sue Rynhart has performed at jazz festivals all over Ireland. Her collaborations with well-known Irish and international artists range from premiering works by George Higgs, Simon McHale, Donal Mac Erlaine or the Irish Composers Collective to singing with Rick Peckham, Tom Arthurs and Florian Ross.Sue's critically acclaimed debut album Crossings was nominated Best Jazz Album in the Irish Times Ticket Awards 2014.

This evening is organised in conjunction with the 13th edition of Jazzycolors, the foreign cultural institutes in Paris' annual festival of jazz. The CCI will also welcome the Estonian group Carrot Lights on 21 November. For full details of the festival:


GAULIN CLUB - Lillis O Laoire

3 December 15

7.30pm, €3 (at the entrance), reservation recommended

Our final Gaulín club of the year is led by "fear a' ti' Lillis O Laoire, a sean-nós singer from Gort A' Choirce, Co. Donegal. O Laoire is also an author and teaches courses in Irish language, folklore and Celtic civilisation in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUI Galway. His book, On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers in Tory Island was published in 2007. He co-wrote an award-winning study of the sean-nós singer Joe Heaney, Bright Star of the West (2011). For the Gaulín, he will sing songs from Tory Island and from as far afield as Scotland.



10 December 15

7.30pm, €10 (€7 for students and unemployed), reservation recommended

Loah (lead vocals), Emma Garnett (backing vocals), Niwel Tsumbu (guitar), Johnny Taylor (piano)

Having sung with Kíla, Niwel Tsumbu and contributed to Hozier's platinum-selling debut album, Loah is now embarking on an ambitious solo career. Of Sierra Leonean-Irish origin, Loah has already performed her unique blend of folk and soul at all major Irish festivals – Electric Picnic, the Dublin Fringe Festival, and Body&Soul's Shapeshifters Ball amongst others.

"Exuding a very exotic cool, we have a bit of a star on our hands." (Hot Press)

Centre Culturel Irlandais

5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

T: 01 58 52 10 30


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Literary Events

Ivy Lecture avec Chantal Bizzini et Marilyn Kallet

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm

Delaville Cafe

34 boulevard bonne nouvelle, 75010 Paris, France

Bilingual reading with poets Marilyn Kallet and Chantal Bizzini le 17 November 2015!!!

The American Library in Paris

Upcoming Events and Programs

Monday 16th November 7pm

Claire-Louise Bennett on Pond

Wednesday 18th November 3pm

Children's Hour with Kate Stables

Monday 23rd November 7pm

Yves Bonnefoy

Monday 30th November 7pm

Joanna Walsh on Hotel and Vertigo

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 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




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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Volunteer Work


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

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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10, rue Tiphaine

75015 Paris, France


Paris Art Studies

Paris Special Exhibitions

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:

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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 or call

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