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Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List April 12 - 20, 2012

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Greetings !

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In music, hear DEBUSSY & POULENC at UC Berkeley, or enjoy QUATUOR MOSAIQUES at Stanford… CLERESTORY performs works by MASSENET around the Bay Area, while THE LOST MODE performs THAT WHICH COLORS THE MIND: MUSICAL COLORS THROUGH TIME AND SPACE at three different venues… THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO tours Sacramento… ALCEST performs at the Elbo Room, while JUSTICE plays in Oakland… And TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU play in Three Rivers as well as at Ashkenaz, and MARK ST. MARY LOUISIANA BLUES & ZYDECO BAND also plays at Ashkenaz…


In dance, LINES BALLET performs a re-envisioned ARABIAN NIGHTS… Or, see DOWN THE CONGO LINE, offering a diaspora perspective in music and dance…


In theater, WAITING FOR GODOT closes this weekend, as does GOD OF CARNAGE in San José and Cinnabar’s DON GIOVANNI (based on Molière’s DOM JUAN)…



In art, attend FROM GIBBONS TO GIVENCHY TO GAULTIER: DESIGN AND FASHION IN FILM at the de Young… Or, see new work by ANNE SUBERCASEAUX in Oakland or Pacifica, or paintings by MURIEL ULLMAN at the AF-San Francisco… Recent work by Belgian artist EDWIGE FOUVRY is shown in ARS MEMORIAE, while MOROCCO: COLOR & CONTRAST can be seen in San Francisco and works by YVES BEHAR are on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum… And of course, THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER: FROM SIDEWALK TO CATWALK will be at the de Young until August…



In cinema, check out several French-related films at the SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, including NI A VENDRE, NI A LOUER, MANIPULATION, ROSE & VIOLET, LA SOURCE DES FEMMES, and DIMANCHE! Or, see a double feature at Yerba Buena, with ROBERT BRESSON: WITHOUT A TRACE and CHANTAL AKERMAN BY CHANTAL AKERMAN… Academy Award nominee MONSIEUR LAZHAR opens in local cinemas… Other French-related films you might still find in local theaters include L’APPOLONIDE, THE ARTIST, CRAZY HORSE, DELICACY, FREE MEN, and THE KID WITH A BIKE



Or, witness the arrival of the electric car at the EVENT ODYSSEE-ELECTRIQUE in Palo Alto… Or, attend a TEACHER WORKSHOP for language teachers: GET FLUENT WITH ART at the Legion of Honor… CAROLYN BURKE discusses THE LIFE OF EDITH PIAF, while JACQUES PEPIN presents ESSENTIAL PEPIN at Left Bank… Enjoy YOGA EN FRANÇAIS at the AF-Berkeley… Or take a class on THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS taught by NICOLAS WOLFF at Book Passage in Corte Madera, or FRENCH FOR MOVIE LOVERS or FRENCH LITERATURE AND GRAMMAR by GENEVIEVE SULLIVAN, also at Book Passage…



Plus, two announcements of potential interest: FRENCH STUDENT SEEKING HOST FAMILY / POSSIBLE AU PAIR POSITION. Emma is 19 and would like to have an experience living in the US for this summer (July and August). She is open to do some baby-sitting as a live-in au pair, or she could stay with family friends in Santa Rosa and do some baby-sitting (and offer French language exposure to the children) during the day. Emma is a student in Paris at a prep school going into an H.E.C or a Sup de Co. next year. She does not have a driver’s license. For more information, contact: Milouda Larsen, milouda@comcast.net or 707.539-7091.


Bonne lecture!

Suzanne

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