Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List June 1 - 8, 2012


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Greetings !

This week!

In music, the BERKELEY EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL’s FRINGE CALENDAR includes performances by LES GRACES, LES DISTRAITS, ENSEMBLE VERMILLIAN, MUSA, AMARYLLIS, NATUR EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE, FLAUTI DIVERSI, KATHLEEN KRAFT & FRIENDS, L’AMOUR REGNE! with composers including FORQUERAY, BOISMORTIER, and DUPHLY, to mention only a few… The UC-Berkeley BAROQUE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE performs music by COUPERIN as well… COCOROSIE performs in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, while LE JAZZ HOT plays at Le Colonial… TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU play in Alameda and Concord, while GATOR BEAT performs at Ashkenaz… Or, check out DJANGOFEST at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley…

In theater, PLATYPUS THEATRE presents LE CHEMIN DES PASSES DANGEREUSES in French, followed in short order by DIEU DE CARNAGE, by YASMINA REZA, also in French! Or, see the same play (GOD OF CARNAGE) at Marin Theatre Company in English!


In art, enjoy docent lectures on the on-going JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER exhibit at the de Young museum… See works by photographer REGIS VINCENT at the French American Cultural Society Fundraiser… LE TRIANGLE, presenting the work of THE FRENCH CLUB (PIERRE FLANREAU, JEAN-MARC BRUGEILLES and GEOFF BERNSTEIN), closes this week… Both TYPES WE MAKE (with work by FRANÇOIS RAPPO) and DESCRIPTIVE ACTS close soon…

In cinema, the French Film Club of Palo Alto screens COUP DE FOUDRE (a.k.a. ENTRE NOUS), while the Castro presents a newly restored print of GRAND ILLUSION… Or, see part one of THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (covering 1900-1920) with the San Francisco Film Society… Both THE INTOUCHABLES and UNE VIE DE CHAT open this week in the region… Other movies still playing in the Bay Area include ELLES, ET MAINTENANT ON VA OU?, MONSIEUR LAZHAR, and POLISSE

Or, hear MICK LASALLE speaks about THE BEAUTY OF THE REAL: WHAT HOLLYWOOD CAN LEARN FROM CONTEMPORARY FRENCH ACTRESSES at the Alliance Française… Join a SWISS ALUMNI GATHERING at SWISSNEX, or hear ANNE WILLAN talk about THE COOKBOOK LIBRARY… Attend a Saturday pronunciation intensive at The French Class, or a PETIT MEET-UP of the FRANCOPHONES DE SAN FRANCISCO… Hear DALI KILANI at DBF, or enjoy CAFÉ PSYCHO with YVETTE CHALOM in Berkeley… Or, if you happen to be in southwest France, don’t forget the wonderful offerings at LA TOULZANIE under the organization of SFSU emerita professor E. BARBARA PHILLIPS… Locally, there are new class offerings by ELLEN KAREL and NICOLAS WOLFF at Book Passage as well… And sign your kids up now for SUMMER CAMP EN FRANÇAIS!

Bonne lecture!


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