Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List February 16 - 24, 2012


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Greetings !

This week! IT’S MARDI GRAS TIME! Celebrate at the San José Museum of Art, or at Left Bank brasseries, or at Ashkenaz, or in the Fillmore District, or with Christine Piccin & Julia Fornage in Santa Rosa…

In music, hear SAINT-SAENS’ ORGAN SYMPHONY in San Francisco, or RAVEL performed by CATHERINE COOK LE JAZZ HOT performs in Napa, while UN DEUX TROIS plays French music with a twist in Sebastopol… TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU play in San José, Pacific Grove, and Modesto… Or, dance to RADIO FRANCO at BISSAP BAOBAB VILLAGE

In theater, CENTRAL WORKS performs MESMERIC REVOLUTIONBEFORE EDGAR ALLEN POE in Berkeley… TIDES THEATRE COMPANY concludes its run of WAITING FOR GODOT this weekend, while MOLIERE’s A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF (with the inimitable STEVEN EPP) is taking off in Berkeley!


In art, attend a SURREALIST DRAWING CLASS in San Francisco, or hear a leccture on HAVILAND LIMOGES: FRENCH AESTHETICS FOR THE AMERICAN TABLE… Artist FAUXNIQUE continues her Friday nights at the de Young… BRUNO SERRALONGUE’s photography exhibition concludes this week in San Francisco, as does RODIN BRONZE at Stanford, and CLAIRE PASQUIER’s show at SFMOMA… See the works of MARTINE CALLEBAUT at the AF-San Francisco this month as well…

In cinema, the FRENCH FILM CLUB OF PALO ALTO presents NE LE DIS A PERSONNE, while the SONOMA FILM INSTITUTE screens BURY THE HATCHET, a film about MARDI GRAS in NEW ORLEANS… The ROBERT BRESSON retrospective continues at the Pacific Film Archive… Or, see any of the many other local French-related films currently screening in the Bay Area: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, THE ARTIST, CARNAGE, HUGO, or MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Or,join the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BERKELEY for a conversation hour, or hear LEONARD PITT speak about PARIS, ONCE UPON A TIME (THE LIVING POSTCARD)… FRENCH PLAYDATE is offering a SEMAINE DE CAMP for ski week… Hear THOMAS CHRISTENSEN talk about 1616: THE WORLD IN MOTION… Or, begin a class entitled POTPOURRI OF LITERARY PRIZES, one text of which is PROUST’s WITHIN A BUDDING GROVE…

Bonne lecture!


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