Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List October 25 - November 2nd, 2012


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Greetings !


This week!

In music, JEAN-PHILIPPE COLLARD performs DEBUSSY & CHOPIN in Oakland, while DAVID MILNES conducts works by DEBUSSY in Berkeley… The CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA performs works by FAURE in San Francisco… Or, enjoy FINE AMOR ET BONE ESPERANCE: SONGS AND LAIS OF THE TROUVERES in Albany…MICHEL MICHELIS plays his FRENCH BARREL ORGAN at Swanson Vineyards, while the GREGOIRE MARET QUARTET perform at the Legion of Honor… LE JAZZ HOT plays at Le Colonial, while DEBORAH KUHL performs French standards in Martinez… And MARK ST. MARY DELTA BLUES & ZYDECO BAND and THE BLUESBOX BAYOU BAND play at the CAJUN/ZYDECO MASQUERADE BALL at Ashkenaz, with ANDREW CARRIERE & THE ZYDECO/CAJUN ALLSTARS also playing in that venue later in the week…

In theater, SHOCKTOBERFEST continues its GRAND GUIGNOL-style performances in San Francisco…

In art, FLEUR SPOLIDOR’s exhibition concludes this week at the Alliance Française de San Francisco… See work by HONORE DAUMIER at Stanford, or paintings by MARTINE JARDEL at Yerba Buena… Or, enjoy works by Swiss artists ETIENNE CHAMBAUD, CLAIRE FONTAINE, AURELIEN FROMENT and others at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, while NELLY BEN HAYOUN and MAURICE BENAYOUNG present their work at the 2012 ZERO1 in Silicon Valley… And THE MOUNT OF VENDOME explores a radical reconstruction of a heap of dirt build during the COMMUNE DE PARIS in 1871 at the San Francisco Art Institute through December 15… Or, see the WILLIAM S. PALEY COLLECTION: A TASTE FOR MODERNISM at the de Young, or DESERT JEWELS: NORTH AFRICAN JEWELRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE XAVIER GUERRAND-HERMES COLLECTION at the Museum of the African Diaspora…

In cinema, ALL TOGETHER (with Jane Fonda!) opens this weeks in Bay Area cinemas… Or, see PERSEPOLIS at the French Film Club of Palo Alto… And FRENCH CINEMA NOW concludes this week, while GRAND ILLUSIONS continues at the Pacific Film Archives… BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and GUERRE DES BOUTONS both continue their Bay Area runs…

Or, join the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BERKELEY for a lecture on AN AUCTION ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEA... The FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE offers a MEMBERS TO MEMBERS NETWORKING event, while LES AMI(E)S FRANCOPHONES DE SAN FRANCISCO meet at the Hotel Rex… FLANC holds its fall meeting at San Francisco State University, while RENEE MOREL presents LEON SPILLIAERT (1881-1946): SILENCE & SYMBOLISME in French at City College… Or, hear MARILYN YALOM discuss HOW THE FRENCH INVENTED LOVE at Book Passage… The ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BERKELEY celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with a party on Sunday… And hear to SWISSNEX for SKINGULAR, or to City Lights for CARNIVALE PATAPHYSIQUE celebrating ALFRED JARRY… Finally, RENEE MOREL’s class on HECTOR GUIMARD (1867-1942) ET L’ART NOUVEAU begins this week at The French Class…

Plus, one job announcement of possible interest: RED BLUFF JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT SEEKS TEMPORARY FRENCH TEACHER. 1525 Douglass Street/P.O. Box 1507 Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 529-8700. 2012-2013 School Year. Call the office for details.

Bonne lecture!

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