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Parler Paris Community Calendar

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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


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

Johan Riche & Perry Leopard

Moki Bar

61 rue des Vignoles

75020 Paris

April 25

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut

Written and directed by Morag Fullarton


"Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut" is a lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time. A 'superb multi-tasking cast' whisk you back to Morocco 1941. Casablanca has some of the most iconic scenes and best lines ever written, so why not play it again? But this time in a tiny gin joint, with three actors. Morag Fullarton's fast paced distillation will have you raise a Bogart-style eyebrow, shed a Bergman-like tear and drown out the Nazis with a rousing chorus of the Marseillaise.

This fast-paced, action packed comedy, written and directed by award-winning director Morag Fullarton is a cleverly constructed tribute to the film. It stars the comic actor, Gavin Mitchell impersonating Humphrey Bogart playing Rick Blaine, alongside the amazing cast of Clare Waugh and Barnaby Power. With a wonderful, yet simple set design by the award-winning Kenny Miller, the show has already received 5 star reviews for the play's premiere at Glasgow's Oran Mor in 2010 as part of A Play, A Pie & A Pint series; and for its runs at the Tron Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe in 2011. It comes to France for the first time.

Thursday 17th to Saturday 26 April 2013 at the Déjazet theatre in Paris

Book online

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 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.

Wednesday 30 April | 19h30

John Baxter - Evenings with an Author

John Baxter presents his latest book Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918.

Saturday 3 May | 10h00 - 19h00

Sunday 4 May | 13h00 - 19h00

Used Book Sale

Support the Library and pick up some new books for yourself and the bookworms in your life.

Tuesday 6 May | 19h30

The Art Collector: A conversation with James T. Dyke

James Dyke discusses his passion for collecting works by Bonnard, Delacroix, Signac, Cezanne, Monet, Degas, Vuillard, and other European masters.

Tuesday 13 May | 19h30

Chris Boïcos lectures on Robert Mapplethorpe

Chris Boïcos of Paris Art Studies will present a lecture and slide presentation on Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the great masters of art photography.

Wednesday 21 May | 19h30

Rhône Wine Tasting Workshop

Joshua Adler returns to the Library to talk and share artisanal wines from the Rhône area. 35€ per person for the wine, cheese and charcuterie. RSVP required at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

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

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

€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

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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

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