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Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List March 8 - 16, 2012

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Greetings !

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In music, the EBENE QUARTET performs music by RAVEL in San Francisco, while EMMANUEL AX performs with the San Francisco Symphony… PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE performs works by BIZET, while the CONCORDIA CHOIR performs French music a cappella as well… JEROME MOUFFE & GRIGORY GORYACHEV perform in DYNAMITE GUITARS! IN SAN FRANCISCO, while LE JAZZ HOT plays in Napa and San Francisco… DEBORAH KUHL performs her French repertoire in Martinez, while UN DEUX TROIS perform French music with a twist in Petaluma… Or, attend a fundraiser for Haiti at Ashkenaz, with MYSTIC MAN & LAKAY, among others, while the CREOLE BELLES perform at that venue later in the week…



In theater, A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF continues its hilarious run at Berkeley Rep, while MESMERIC REVELATION, about ANTOINE LAVOISIER and others, continues its run at Central Works…



In art, hear a lecture on COUTURE IN GAULTIER’S TIME by Melissa Leventon at the de Young, or another, on AUTHENTIC GAULTIER, by Natalie Doucet… CARTIER, KING OF JEWELERS, JEWELER OF KINGS will be the topic of Ellen Harden’s talk at the Legion of Honor… The Meyerovich Gallery features work by CHAGALL, MATISSE, PICASSO and others… Or, see work by XAVIER CASTELLANOS at the AFSF, or DESCRIPTIVE ACTS at the SFMOMA…



In cinema, THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, directed by MARIE LOISIER opens this weekend… Or, see a newly restored version of CHILDREN OF PARADISE at the Castro Theatre, or LE HERISSON with the Alliance Française de Napa… Other French-related local films include THE ARTIST, CRAZY HORSE, HUGO, JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (based on Jules Verne), and a new film in the TOURNEES festival at St. Mary’s in Moraga…



Or, celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s BUSINESS AU FEMININ… Join LES AMIS DE MARIN for dinner and snacks in Sausalito… Or, hear CARA BLACK read and discuss MURDER AT THE LANTERNE ROUGE in San Francisco and Oakland and Menlo Park… VINCENT DEBAENE speaks about THE ETHNOGRAPHER’S TWO BOOKS: ANTHROPOLOGY AND LITERATURE IN 20TH CENTURY FRANCE at Berkelely, while French Consul ROMAIN SERMAN speaks about LES RELATIONS FRANCO-AMERICAINES at the Alliance Française de Berkeley… Or come to the MILL VALLEY FRENCH TABLE Saturday morning, or attend the DEJEUNER MENSUEL of the AF-Santa RosaLEFT BANK BRASSERIES feature a new CELEBRATION OF SPRING on their menus… Or attend CAFÉ PSYCHO with YVETTE CHALOM… ADAM HOCHSCHILD talks about World War I at Book Passage… Or, hear about the SUNSHOT INITIATIVE with the FACCSF… Finally, RENEE MOREL offers a new class on CRIME ET CHATIMENT: DELITS ET PEINES AU XIXe SIECLE at The French Class…


Bonne lecture!

Suzanne

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