Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List June 14 - July 6, 2012


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Greetings !


This week!

In music, MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN performs DEBUSSY in OJAI NORTH!, part of Cal Performances, while SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY plays work by FAURE¦ The SAN FRANCISCIO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA performs BERLIOZ¦ DUE ZIGHI BACI performs FRENCH & Italian music at Casual Fridays in Sebastopol, while LE JAZZ HOT holds a CD release party in Nicasio and also plays at San Francisco’s Le Colonial¦ TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU play in Fair Oaks, Isleton and Castro Valley, while ANOTHER NIGHT IN TREME plays in Oakland¦

Plus, it’s FETE DE LA MUSIQUE time around the Bay Area, beginning with the SANTA ROSA FRENCH-AMERICAN CHARTER SCHOOL on June 16th¦ Then head to PALO ALTO WORLD MUSIC DAY on the 17th, then to the ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA on the 22nd, followed by additional festivities over the following week in Berkeley and San Francisco not to be missed!

In theater, ACTORS BASEMENT presents JEAN-PAUL SARTRE’s NO EXIT in Santa Rosa¦ GOD OF CARNAGE continues it run (through June 24th!) at MARIN THEATRE COMPANY in English, and in French, as DIEU DU CARNAGE, offered by PLATYPUS THEATRE at Exit Theatre¦ And SYMMETRY THEATRE COMPANY continues its performances of EMILIE: LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFENDS HER LIFE TONIGHT through July 1st¦


In art, FRANCOIS RAPPO’s exhibition TYPES WE CAN MAKE concludes this Friday in San Francisco, while works by ALICE DESERT will be shown through the end of the month at the Alliance Française de San Francisco, as will work by NATHALIE TALEC at Yerba Buena¦ Or, see photographs by DENIS ROULEAU and others in East Sacramento¦ THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER continues through mid-August as well¦

In cinema, head to Sacramento for the 11th annual SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, with a host of films from France and other francophone countries… Or, check out various French-related films in FRAMELINE 36, the 36th San Francisco International LGBT Festival¦ Or, see LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR or LA FEMME AU Ve at the San Francisco Film Society, or VENUS BEAUTE (INSTITUT) with the French Film Club of Palo Alto¦ Another installation of THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY will be screened at the SFFS as well this week¦ Other French-related films still playing include BEL AMI, THE INTOUCHABLES, POLISSE, and UNE VIE DE CHAT¦

Or, C. W. GORTNER discusses THE QUEEN’S VOW: A NOVEL OF ISABELLA OF CASTILLE¦ Join the AF-BERKELEY for conversation, or hear LAURENCE RAYBOIS discuss LIVING AND WORKING IN FRANCE at The French Class¦ Or head to LEFT BANK BRASSERIES to celebrate LA FETE DU COCHON, or to Macy’s on Union Square to hear chef ALICIA JENISH offer her modern take on FRENCH BRASSERIE cuisine¦ The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE also takes place this week¦ And FRANCINE DU PLESSIX GRAY presents THE QUEEN’S LOVER, a work of historical fiction focused on MARIE ANTOINETTE¦
New local classes include INNOCENTS ABROAD: AMERICAN ARTISTS IN EUROPE, 1830-1930, as well as MASTERPIECES OF LUXURY: LIFESTYLES OF KINGS AND QUEENS DURING THE 19th CENTURY, and POST-IMPRESSIONISM: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? and THE LIVES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE (including Charlemagne, Catherine de Medicis, Hector Berlioz, Gustave Flaubert, Marie Curie and others)¦

Plus, two announcements of possible interest:
June 18-July 23, 2012. LANGO FRENCH IMMERSION CLASSES FOR 7 TO 11 YEAR OLDS IN SEBASTOPOL. The six-week Summer session will run from June 18th to July 23rd. Class is at 4:00pm every Monday. The cost for the session is $85 and includes a fabulous LANGO music CD. LANGO classes are a dynamic and engaging way for kids to learn Spanish, French and Mandarin. In our classes, kids learn their new language by singing, playing games, and engaging through movement with their new language - the way kids learn best! For more information, please call Joanna 707-293-7710 or go directly to and click on Register.

eLYCEE offers WORKSHOPS FOR FRENCH TEACHERS as well as AP FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PREPARATION. Students sign in from anywhere to work with native French teachers, using shared applications and resources, in a unique ’virtual classroom’ developed by eLycee. eLycee is the only program of fully interactive French education online. · Programmes de Maintien de la Langue (8 to 18 years) · Intensive AP French language preparation (4 and 5 scores for our students) · Workshops for Teachers of French · Adult Beginner, intermediate and advanced language programs Christine Frin, or 415.328.5357 for details.

Bonne lecture!

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