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Francophile List

Published by Suzanne Toczyski, Sonoma State University
March 18, 2004

February & March Events | Job Opportunities | Restaurants | Cinema | Art
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*MARCH EVENTS*

Through March18, 2004. TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. 240 independent short and feature films from 50 countries. tiburonfilmfestival.com. Playhouse Theater, Main Street, Tiburon. Five minute walk from the Tiburon Ferry. 415.381.4123.

Through March18, 2004. LA CODE MENTALE. Screening at Landmark Theatres. Tickets and schedule: www.landmarktheatres.com. THE CODE centers around Dris, played by Samuel Le Bihan (Brotherhood of the Wolf), who returns to a quiet life with his devoted fiancé after serving four years in prison. When Yanis, a childhood friend played by Samy Naceri (Taxi), lures him into one more heist, Dris can't refuse. Back into the world of organized crime, Dris discovers that the code of the streets is strict and the penalty for betrayal is far worse than prison. Torn between his loyalties, Dris must decide whether adhering to the code is worth risking his life. Opera Plaza, SF, 415.267.4893 or 415.777.FILM #028.

March 18, 2004. PARIS LA GRANDE. SPECTACLE DE CHANSONS DE PHILIPPE MEYER. Dans son spectacle, il chante Paris comme une sorte d'Amérique, un nouveau monde, où l'on peut s'affranchir, refaire sa vie, tracer son chemin, devenir l'acteur de son destin. Nostalgie ou regret, défi à la Rastignac ou illusion, insolente ou militante, la chanson va d'un Paris à son contraire et met le talent de l'interprète à célébrer cette métropole où l'homme peut aimer, vivre, s'amuser, entreprendre et penser sans entraves. Elle raille, elle brocarde, ou plus simplement croque une scène de rue, brosse un tableau de la vie ordinaire. Accompagné de Philippe Gesbert au piano, Meyer prouve merveilleusement que, comme le dit la chanson, Paris sera toujours Paris. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com for more details.

March 18, 2004. WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A SINGLE AMERICAN FEMALE LIVING IN FRANCE. Talk by Adrian Leeds, Editorial Director of the International Living Paris Office will be in San Francisco. Baker Street Bistro, 2953 Baker Street, San Francisco, California. 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. No-host wine bar. $15. Reservations Email terrance@paris-expat.com or call 415-388-4956 and send your check in the amount of $15/person to: PTEE, 38 Miller Ave, PMB 213, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Don't delay; talk is limited to the first 30 respondents.

March 18-26, 2004. PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA performs DE LELANDE's SYMPHONIE POUR LES SOUPERS DU ROI; LECLAIR's Violin Concerto No. 1 and REBEL's LES ELEMENS. Discover three of the greatest composers of Louis XIV's reign with concerts including music written and performed exclusively for the King's suppers. History's greatest music as it was meant to be heard. Pre-concert talks one hour before each concert. At various locations: SF 3/18, Palo Alto, 3/19, Berkeley, 3/20 and 3/21, and Lafayette, 3/26. www.philharmonia.org or 415.392.4400.

March 18, 2004. CONVERSATION à l'Alliance Française de Berkeley. Apportez à boire et à boire et venez parler français. 18h30. afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

March 18, 2004. SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES IN A WORLD WITHOUT FRONTIERS: EUROPEAN OUTLOOKS ON AMERICA. Lecture by Janos Darvas. Marin Waldorf School, 775 Idylberry Rd., San Rafael. Donations appreciated. 415.332.2133.

March 18-26, 2004. LA MUSIQUE DU ROI SOLEIL. Program by PHILHARMONIA. 415.392.4400 or http://www.cityboxoffice.com or http://www.philharmonia.org for tickets and information.

March 19, 2004. TAHITI AND SAMOA. KQED TV9, 5am. (Set your VCRs the night before!)

March 19, 2004. OAKLAND EAST BAY SYMPHONY performs RAVEL'S BOLERO and more. 510.444.0801 or http://www.oebs.org for details.

March 19, 2004. CERCLE FRANCAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Christian et Victoria. 19h; sans enfants. 707.765.2931 ou christiannancy@yahoo.com

March 19, 2004. INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP DE MARIN COUNTY. Notre reunion InterFrench-Frenchip de Marin County se trouvera chez Michel, le lundi 8 Mars à 19 heures. Il y aura des crepes pour tout le monde et nous pourrons voir un film Français. Donc amenez soit quelques choses pour garnir vos crepes ou quelque chose à boire pour partager avec tout le monde. Merci. Venez rencontrer d'autres francophones, pratiquer votre Français, échanger des informations, ou simplement passer un bon moment entre amis. Vous pouvez amener vos amis même s'ils parlent peu le Français. zsolution4u@yahoo.com Domicile: 415.925.1241.

March 19, 2004. PACIFIC CHAMBER SYMPHONY performs MILHAUD and more. Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton. 925.484.9783. $10-$22. 8pm.

March 19-21, 2004. INTERNATIONAL LIVING. If you've always dreamed of moving to France, starting a new life in Paris, enjoying a "pied-à-terre" of your own part of the year or investing in property in France, this power-packed conference is a MUST. Hosted by the International Living Paris Office and Adrian Leeds, Editorial Director and Editor of the Parler Paris daily newsletter, these two-and-a-half days in San Francisco will arm you with all the information you need to make it happen! The line-up for the conference includes seminars, discussions, dinner, cocktails -- with well-known Paris, Europe and U.S. -based expertsYou'll have an opportunty to ask questions and learn all you'll need to know to make your dream come true to live in France or just be a part of the profits on owning property there. We'll open with a cocktail party, enjoy a dinner together and discover all the fabulous atmosphere San Francisco has to offer. Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, 2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, USA. http://www.sheratonatthewharf.com. Conference Fees: First Person $895; Early Bird Registration Before February 15, 2004 $795; Spouse or Partner $595. Reservations and information: U.S. OFFICE; Schuyler Hoffman, Special Projects Manager; Toll Free in the U.S. 1-877-IL PARIS (1-877-457-2747). Email: RSVP@InternationalLiving.com

March 19-April 17, 2004. INCORRUPTIBLE. A medieval French farce by Michael Hollinger; directed by Ken Sonkin. Incorruptible is a medieval farce about desperate French monks who hatch an elaborate scheme to save their monastery from financial ruin. Incorruptible pokes fun at all kinds of targets, from religion to prostitution. Set at a monastery in Priseaux, France, in 1250, the play is inspired by an actual 10th-century feud between French monasteries over the bones of St. Foy, which were highly coveted because they were said to have healing powers. http://www.the-rep.com/ or 707.823.0177

Through March 20, 2004. CONCOURS DE L'AATF-NC. Grand Concours FLES, Elizabeth Miller, 650.325.6314 or mmemiller@aol.com; Grand Concours secondaire, Pat Nakashima, 408.910.3525 or pnakashima@comcast.net; Concours universitaire, Dr. Yolanda Paterson, 650.854.4183 or guyyopat@aol.com.

March 20, 2004. TREKKING IN AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND. KQED TV9, 5am. (Set your VCRs the night before!)

March 20, 2004. DICTEE &endash; JOURNEE INTERNATIONALE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE. Trois dictées seront organisées lors de la Journée internationale de la Francophonie. Nivelées en trois paliers de difficulté, la premiere concernera les francophones, la seconde visera les élèves de 6ième, 5ième, 4ième, et la troisième visera plus particulièrement les participants ayant le français pour langue maternelle. Les gagnants se verront remettre de nombreux lots à l'issue de l'épreuve. Organisation : Alliance Française de San Francisco. Organisateurs associés : San Francisco Bay Accueil, Wallonie Bruxelles Internationale, Lieu de l'événement : Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 ou www.afsf.com. 2.00pm

March 20, 2004. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL CEZANNE: PAINTER OF LIGHT. Slide and lecture tour by travel editor and writer GEORGIA HESSE. Follow the footsteps of the famed artists beginning near his birthplace in Aix-en-Provence, to his schools, his favorite cafés, churches, and the house where he died. Virtual tour of the French countryside and its villages with travel suggestions (lodging, restaurants, wines). Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Dr., Corte Madera. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909. www.bookpassage.com. 10am-1pm. $40.

March 20, 2004. THE FÈS FESTIVAL: THE SPIRIT OF FÈS TOUR. The ancient city of Fès, Morocco, plays host every spring to a one-of-a-kind event tht brings together performers from all over the globe in a unique musical celebration of the divine. On tour for the first time, some of the Festival's finest artists come to Zellerbach Hall, including Morocco's HADRA DES FEMMES DE TAROUDANT and Algerian vocalist FRANCOISE ATLAN. UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall. $22-$42. http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu. 510.642.9988 for details.

March 20, 2004. HOP. Film belge de Dominique Standaert (avec sous titres anglais). 15h30. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 ou www.afsf.com. Organisateurs associés : Wallonie Bruxelles Internationale. Durée et synopsis: 1h44. La Belgique, de nos jours. Justin, enfant noir originaire du Bénin, pygmée par sa mère, vit seul avec son père ; ils sont tous deux sans-papiers. Par un concours de circonstances malencontreuses et de malveillances racistes, le père et le fils doivent fuir leur appartement. Rapidement, le père est arrêté et expulsé. Quand à Justin, il trouve refuge chez Frans. Il va mettre tout en oeuvre afin que Justin retrouve son père et que les droits de l'homme et des sentiments l'emportent.

March 20, 2004. MARK BRUCE, organ, performs DEBUSSY and more. Free after museum admission. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th and Clement, SF. 415.863.3330. 4pm.

March 20, 2004. LEON BATES AND DENNIS HELMRICH perform RAVEL and more. Calvin Simmons Theatre, 10 10th St., Oakland. 510.601.7919. www.fourseasonsconcerts.com. $5-$15. 8pm.

March 20-21, 2004. VINTAGE FASHION EXPO, including works by Chanel and others. Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California (at Taylor), SF. $10. 415.776.4702 or www.vintageexpo.com for details. 10:30am Saturday; 11am Sunday.

March 20 & 24, 2004. PLEURE PAS GERMAINE. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. 2pm Saturday; 7pm Wednesday.

March 21, 2004. CHANTAL AKERMAN BY CHANTAL AKERMAN, including THE MAN WITH A SUITCASE and MOVING IN. Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, 510.642.1124.

March 21, 2004. ORGAN CONCERT by OLIVIER LATRY, the Notre-Dame de Paris Catherdral organist, to be held at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. 3pm. For more information: 707.829.7708.

March 21, 2004. A PROGRAM OF BLIND FILMS AND DAGUERROSOUNDS by Basque artist ALEX MENDIZABAL. California College of the Arts, Timkin Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth St. (at Irwin), SF. $4-$7. 415.552.1990 or www.sfcinematheque.org for more details.

March 22, 2004. A NIGHT IN PARIS &endash; WORDS AND MUSIC at MARIN THEATER COMPANY. To begin the evening, the Baguette Quartet will play café music as audience members dine in the lobby before the show. (Dinner tickets sold separately - $15). The feature presentation will begin with Daniel Lockert performing Gershwin's popular An American in Paris on the piano. Afterwards, opera diva, Mezzo-Sorano Layna Chianakas will sing three charming songs about the "City of Lights", including a selection from Carmen. Next Raquel Bitton, recognized as the greatest performer of Edith Piaf, will share excerpts from her film on Piaf, as well as perform a song or two. To close, legendary jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich and his International Quartet will salute Jazz in France. For tickets to this entertainment packed evening (with or without dinner), please call the Box Office at 415.388.5208. Tickets are going quickly so act now.

March 22, 2004. LE FRANCAIS, L'ANGLAIS, EVOLUTIONS PARALLELES. Conférence de Loïc Depeker. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com for more details. (Conférence dans le cadre de la semaine de la francophonie.)

March 22, 2004. LE FRANCAIS, L'ANGLAIS, EVOLUTIONS PARALLELES. Conférence de LOIC DEPECKER. Inspirés des structures politiques de l'Angleterre, les Révolutionnaires de 1789 utilisaient déjà beaucoup de vocabulaire anglais. Les deux conflits mondiaux du XXème siècle ont accentué la présence de l'anglais en France jusqu'au raz-de-marée technique et scientifique de la fin du siècle. La francisation progressive, politique ou d'usage, a été l'objet de mesures gouvernementales. Comment ces termes ont-ils été créés ? Comment sont-ils utilisés ou ressentis par les usagers ? Va-t-on vers un " néofrançais" qui s'efforce de garder certaines traditions mais subit la poussée permanente de l'angloaméricain ? Cette conférence est organisée dans le cadre de la semaine de la Francophonie avec l.e concours de la Délégation Générale des Alliances Françaises aux USA. Loïc Depecker est professeur de linguistique et de terminologie à la Sorbonne. Il a dirigé le service de terminologie, auprès du Premier Ministre, puis du Ministère de la Culture. Président fondateur de la Société française de Terminologie, il exerce également des responsabilités internationales, notamment au sein de l'ISO et de l'Union latine. Il est aussi lauréat du prix de poésie de la RATP 1998. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 ou www.afsf.com. 19h. Organisateurs associés : Délégation Générale des Alliances Françaises aux USA.

March 23, 2004. DINE WITH JACQUES PEPIN. A benefit at Town Hall to support KQED. Town Hall, 342 Howard St. (at Fremont), San Francisco. Collaborative four-course dinner, including Jacques Pépin's cream of mussel soup, endive salad with hearts of palm, candied walnuts, and bleu cheese dressing, slow-roasted duck with toasted wild rice, pecans, spiced dates and gingersnap gravy, and Jacques Pépin's chocolate meringue. $125. (For $500 per person, enjoy the dinner and visit the set of Jacques Pépin's new series for an exclusive taping and toast of champagne.) 415.553.3322. Space is limited.

March 24, 2004. LA VIE EST TRANQUILLE. InterFrench Film Series. Film at 8pm, followed by a reception with delicious pastries, quiches, pates, cheeses, and more! Suggested donation $7 ($5 reduced for InterFrench members). www.interfrench.com. Movies begin at 8pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, refreshments available. Seating limited to 180. Suggested Donation $7 ($5 Reduced). All films shown at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium,, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto (at Embarcadero). For more information, send email to info@frenchcineclub.org Co-sponsored by the International School of The Peninsula and by the Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Culture.

March 24-April 18, 2004. GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDS. Lorelei and her friend Dorothy liven up a trip to Paris on the Ile de France with musical standards such as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and more. Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin. 42nd Street Moon, 601 Van Ness Ave, #E3621, SF. www.42ndstmoon.org or 415.255.8207 for details and tickets.

March 25, 2004. LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET at the Baltic in Pt. Richmond. 7:30pm-10:30pm. 510.235.2532. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. www.HCSF.com

March 26, 2004. LE LOCATAIRE / THE TENANT. Alliance Française de Berkeley. $10 donation for pizza and wine. 18h30. afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

March 26, 2004. LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET at Left Bank Restraunt in Pleasant Hill, 7pm-11pm. 925.288.1222. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. www.HCSF.com

March 27, 2004. CAFE MUSEE: "LA NATURE MORTE." La nature morte [still-life] en tant que genre pictural emerge soudainement au XVIe siecle. De toute evidence, les artistes se mettent a exploiter ce genre considere mineur afin de montrer leur talent. Cependant, ils insufflent aussi a de nombreuses natures mortes une intensite presque spirituelle qui nous force a considerer la beaute tranquille des objets representes et leur signification profonde. Venez admirer un kaleidoscope etonnamment varie de natures mortes: realistes ou surrealistes, baroques ou classiques, extravagantes ou, au contraire, humbles, voire minimalistes, ces petits chefs-d'oeuvres changent la facon dont nous regardons le monde. 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. $2.50 (brunch included!). City College of San Francisco, Visual Arts Building (Room V114) rmorel@ccsf.edu for details.

March 27 & 28, 2004. NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER I performs to RAVEL'S BOLERO and more. Zellerbach hall, $38-$64. 510.642.9988 or www.calperfs.berkeley.edu.

March 27 and May 22, 2004. MADE IN FRANCE / VILLAGE IMPORTS &endash; EUROPEAN GOURMET FOOD WAREHOUSE SALE. During this Wholesaler's exceptional Open Warehouse event, you will be able to buy all kinds of imported European Gourmet Foods and Beverages at discounted prices. Featuring a world of Chocolates: From France (Valrhona, Le Nôtre, Cacao Noel, Cocoa Barry), From Belgium (Côte D'Or, Callebaut), From Holland (Fabbri), From Switzerland (Ragusa, Torino), and even From San Francisco! (Guittard). 211 South Hill Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005, 415.562.1120. 8:30am to 3:30pm each day.

March 28, 2004. THE JOY OF PIGS. Explores the lives of such creatures as the truffle-sniffing pigs of France, and more! KQED TV9, 11am.

March 30, 2004. ANDREW TODHUNTER speaks about A MEAL OBSERVED. Andrew Todhunter will be at the Mechanics' Institute on 3/30 to describe his "A Meal Observed" at Paris' 3-star Taillevent- FREE to PTEE members. In this seductive account, reminiscent of A.J. Lieblings "Between Meals", of a long, luxurious dinner at the venerable Paris restaurant Taillevent, Andrew Todhunter is both the American abroad sharing a rare gastronomic adventure with his wife and kitchen apprentice-cum-reporter who reveals culinary secrets and tantalizing tales from behind the scenes! 6PM. Mechanics' Institute-57 Post Street, San Francisco. Reservations& Info: 415.393.0100, rsvp@milibrary.org MI & PTEE Members free; Public $5.

March 31, 2004. MELODIE EN SOUS-SOL. InterFrench Film Series. Film at 8pm, followed by a reception with delicious pastries, quiches, pates, cheeses, and more! Suggested donation $7 ($5 reduced for InterFrench members). www.interfrench.com. Movies begin at 8pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, refreshments available. Seating limited to 180. Suggested Donation $7 ($5 Reduced). All films shown at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium,, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto (at Embarcadero). For more information, send email to info@frenchcineclub.org Co-sponsored by the International School of The Peninsula and by the Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Culture.

Through April 11, 2004. MY OLD LADY. American writer Mathias Gold arrives in Paris intent on financing a new life with the sale of his recently inherited apartment. He soon discovers that his father bequeathed the apartment complete with tenants a very French, 90+-year-old, very determined Mathilde and her equally headstrong daughter. Play by ISRAEL HOROVITZ; directed by AMY GLAZER. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208 for subscription/tickets.

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*JOB OPPORTUNITIES*

FRENCH LECTURER POSITION OPEN AT CAL STATE-FRESNO. Lecturer is a temporary position. Initial appointment is for one year. A subsequent appointment to a second or third year may be considered based upon budget, performance and programmatic need. Available: Academic Year: 2004/2005. Salary: Dependent upon academic preparation and professional experience. Teaching Load: 12 units per semester with an additional 3 units of service. Instructional Level: Undergraduate. Specific Position Characteristics: Duties and responsibilities include teaching all levels of French language, composition, and culture courses: Specific assignments are dependent upon department needs. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department and college. Qualifications: Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate in French (Language or Linguistics) or the equivalent or candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) is preferred. The minimum qualification is a master's degree in French (Language or Linguistics) or the equivalent. Native or near-native ability in French is required. Teaching or Other Professional Experience: Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to or potential for teaching excellence at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Please submit the online application form to be found at http://www.csufresno.edu/aps/vacancy/sc1.pdf In addition to the items listed, please send at least three confidential letters of recommendation, the names and contact information of at least five professional references, original transcripts, sample course syllabi and copies of teaching evaluations. Applications: Correspondence, applications, and confidential papers should be sent to: Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, California State University, Fresno, 2320 E San Ramon #218 M/S &endash; EE96, Fresno, CA 93740-8030. Phone: 559.278.2386; fax: 559.278.7878. e-mail: rosemk@csufresno.edu Open Until Filled: To assure consideration of their application, applicants are encouraged to have all application materials on file by April 9, 2004.

RECEPTIONIST NEEDED. The French Class is looking for a receptionist. Approx. 35 hours per week. $21,000 to $29,000 per year. 12:30 to 7:30 Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 4:00 Friday. Computer: word, excel, filemaker (training provided). Send resume to: Dominique Bremond, The French Class, 500 Sutter Street Suite 310, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.362.3666 or info@frenchclass.com

PRESCHOOL TEACHER AND 1ST-3RD GRADE TEACHER SOUGHT. The French International School in Santa Rosa is looking for preschool teachers and a teacher to teach a combination 1st-3rd grade. Teachers must be fluent French (preferably native French speakers) and have experience teaching these grades. Resumes can be sent to: The French International School of Sonoma County, 4905 Kinsington Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Our phone number is 707-538-3996.

CHERCHANT NANNY/FILLE AU PAIR. Cherchant nanny/fille au pair francophone pour garder un bebe. Plein temps ou mi-temps. Sois vers 07h30 a 17h30 ou 19h30, ou vers 17h30 a 19h30 lundi-vendredi. Preparer le diner aussi. Contactez Joanna - lawyergirl2000@hotmail.com. A partir de janvier 2004 ou plus tard, dependant sur la situation. Location San Mateo/Foster City.

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*RESTAURANTS*

Watch this space for recent restaurant reviews, etc!

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*CINEMA*

See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special screenings!

THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS (Denys Arcand, 2003; winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film ). Regency, Terra Linda, 415.479.5050; Oaks, Berkeley, 510.526.1836; Opera Plaza, SF, 415.267.4893 or 415.777.FILM #028; Elmwood, Berkeley, 510.649.0530.

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS. A new 35mm print to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film based on the 1954-1960 conflict between France and Algeria. Rafael, San Rafael, 415.454.1222.

BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS / THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (Sylvain Chomet, 2003). Playhouse, Tiburon, 415.435.1234; Rialto, Santa Rosa, 707.525.4840 ; Embarcadero Center, SF, 415.267.4893 or 415.777.FILM #154; Shattuck, Berkeley, 510.843.3456 or 777.FILM #024; Aquarius, Palo Alto, 650.32.MOVIE.

CHANTAL AKERMAN BY CHANTAL AKERMAN, including THE MAN WITH A SUITCASE and MOVING IN. Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, 510.642.1124. See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special screenings!

THE DREAMERS (Bertolucci; set in Paris). California, Berkeley, 510.843.3456 or 415.777.FILM #015; Lumiere, 415.267.4893 or 415.777.FILM #097.

ETRE ET AVOIR. Red Vic, SF, 415.668.3994.

UNE FLAMME DANS MON CŒUR (Switzerland, 1989). Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

HOP. Film belge de Dominique Standaert (avec sous titres anglais). 15h30. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 ou www.afsf.com.

LE LOCATAIRE / THE TENANT. Alliance Française de Berkeley. $10 donation for pizza and wine. 18h30. afberkeley@sirius-mail.com See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special screenings!

MELODIE EN SOUS-SOL. InterFrench Film Series. Film at 8pm, followed by a reception with delicious pastries, quiches, pates, cheeses, and more! Suggested donation $7 ($5 reduced for InterFrench members). www.interfrench.com. Movies begin at 8pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, refreshments available. Seating limited to 180. Suggested Donation $7 ($5 Reduced). All films shown at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium,, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto (at Embarcadero). For more information, send email to info@frenchcineclub.org Co-sponsored by the International School of The Peninsula and by the Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Culture. See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special screenings!

LA MENTALE / THE CODE. Opera Plaza, SF, 415.267.4893 or 415.777.FILM #028.

MONSIEUR IBRAHIM (with Omar Sharif and Pierre Boulanger). A young Jewish boy learns tolerance and respect from an elderly Muslim shopkeeper. Sequoia, Mill Valley, 415.388.4862; Albany, 510.843.3456 or 415.777.FILM #013; Clay, SF, 415.267.4893 or 415.777.FILM #096; Empire, SF, 415.661.2539.

LE PEUPLE MIGRATEUR / WINGED MIGRATION (Jacques Perrin). Rialto, Santa Rosa, 707.525.4840.

PLEURE PAS GERMAINE. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special screenings!

TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. 240 independent short and feature films from 50 countries. tiburonfilmfestival.com. Playhouse Theater, Main Street, Tiburon. Five minute walk from the Tiburon Ferry. 415.381.4123. See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special showings!

LA VIE EST TRANQUILLE. InterFrench Film Series. Film at 8pm, followed by a reception with delicious pastries, quiches, pates, cheeses, and more! Suggested donation $7 ($5 reduced for InterFrench members). www.interfrench.com. Movies begin at 8pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, refreshments available. Seating limited to 180. Suggested Donation $7 ($5 Reduced). All films shown at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium,, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto (at Embarcadero). For more information, send email to info@frenchcineclub.org Co-sponsored by the International School of The Peninsula and by the Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Culture. See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special showings!

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*ART*

Through March 2004. PHOTOGRAPHS OF PARIS. Photographs by Annie Bates-Winship. Fairfax Bakery, 71 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.453.8035. annie@latitude38.com for details.

Through March 19, 2004. PARIS NIGHTS. Photographs by Frank Horvat. Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma. 707.781.3200.

Through March 20, 2004. PHILIPPE VASSEUR AND ALBERT HADJIGANEV. New paintings. Axelle Fine Arts. 434 Post St., SF. 415.434.4341.

Opening March 25, 2004. HAUT ATELIER, a monthlong exhibit of vintage poster classics by Cheret, Toulouse-Lautrec, and other great turn-of-the-century masters. Enjoy the color, whimsy, and artistry of the burgeoning advertising industry's work as it appeared on the streets of Paris 100 years ago. Sarah Stocking Fine Vintage Posters, 431 Jackson St., SF. 415.984.0700 or www.sarahstocking.com

Through March 27, 2004. OMAHA BEACH. Digital images, installation and video production. James Nicholson Gallery, 49 Geary St., SF. 415.397.0100.

Through March 27, 2004. NEW PAINTINGS BY WINSTON BRANCH. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com for more details.

Through March 28, 2004. CAMILLE CLAUDEL. Sculpture. Davis John Natsoulas Gallery 521 First Street 530.756.3938 art@natsoulas.com

Through April 1, 2004. GAME OF LOVE. A special exhibit of 18th and 19th century English and French hand fans depicting courtship, love and marriage, printed as well as hand decorated. The Hand Fan Museum, 372-A Healdsburg Avenue, inside the Hotel Healdsburg. 707.431.2500 or www.handfanmuseum.com

Through April 25, 2004. MODE 2, French graffiti artist, operates in the tradition of Basquiat. Future Primitive Sound, 597 Haight (at Steiner), sf. Free. 415.551.2328 or www.futureprimitivesound.com

Through May 30, 2004. MAPPING THE PACIFIC COAST: CORONADO TO LEWIS AND CLARK. More than 30 pieces, dating from 1544 to 1802, document the ocean voyages of French, Spanish, English and Russian explorers. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Through July 4, 2004. ART DECO, 1910-1939. The most comprehensive presentation ever staged on one of the most glamorous and popular of all artistic styles. Features are some 300 works including Cartier jewelry, Tiffany silver, sculpture by Leger and Brancusi, fashion by Lanvin and Chanel, and paintings by Tamara de Lempicka and Joseph Stella. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 34th & Clement, SF. 415.863.3330. http://www.legionofhonor.org.

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*NEW MEDIA*

BAY AREA FRANCOPHONE PARENTS. Are you a Francophone or Francophile parent in the Bay Area? Then visit the Frenchparents.org web site. It's Bons Plans (Recommendations) forum is full of interesting local tips, and to really participate, subscribe to the biweekly online newsletter, where new memebers are introduced and announcements and want ads are posted. Hope to see you soon on http://www.frenchparents.net.

FRANCE TODAY. France Today, the Journal of French Travel and Culture, takes you on a journey to France ten times per year with in-depth information on travel destinations all over France and practical travel tips to make your trip a care-free one. Subscribe now for only $32 - Bay Area Francophile List price (regular price $39). Click here for details: http://www.francetoday.com/subscribe_ft_bafl.php

JOURNAL FRANÇAIS. Journal Français is your Vital Link to France and the French Language, as well as your Best Resource for French Products and Services available in the U.S. Entirely in French. One year subscription, 12 issues shipped/one per month. Only $34 -Bay Area Francophile List (regular price $41). Click here for details: http://www.journalfrancais.com/subscribe_jf_bafl.php

WWW.PARIS-EXPAT.COM. Paris Through Expatriate Eyes. Win free tickets to French movies... and more! Email Terrance at terrance@paris-expat.com or call 415.388.4956 for details.

TONICITY SAN FRANCISCO. Le journal web (joueb) des francophones de San Francisco et de la Bay Area. Tonicity est un site d'information et de discussion, fait par ses lecteurs. Nous publions des articles en francais sur les sorties, le cinema, les restos, et tout ce dont vous avez envie de parler. En ce moment, venez decouvrir comment faire une bonne choucroute a la californienne, ou acheter des bons croissants et yaourts et des merguez, ou manger les meilleurs canards et lapins de la vallee et apprenez la signification des porterhouse et autres new york steaks. (de temps en temps, on parle aussi d'autre chose que de bouffe :O). Pour ne pas etre perdus, lisez : http://c-esttout.com/tonicity/news/1.shtml. A bientot sur http://c-est-tout.com/tonicity/ !

FRANCETIME: The Online French Connection - Le Reseau francophone mondial. FranceTime is the place where Francophiles interact in English or French: French news, virtual/real Tours, Free classified, chat rooms, travel tips and advice and more. Don't miss our virtual our of Paris, "Paris en Images". We are looking for volunteer writers who want to share their knowledge of the French culture (i.e., travel tips, reports, journal, culture, etc.). If you want to submit material, go to http://www.francetime.com/submit.php. Visit us now at http://www.francetime.com. A tout de suite.

THE FRENCH CLASS NEWSLETTER. FRENCH NEWSLETTER: language and travel tips, list of activities in French such as wine tastings, free conversation groups, French parties, cooking classes, dinner, museums visits, workshops, etc. Only $30 per year for 6 issues. Call The French Class, 500 Sutter Street, Suite 310, SF (415.362.3666) for details.

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*TELEVISION*

TV5 NOW AVAILABLE ON CABLE! Watch the best in French programming on TV5, now available on Cable TV with Comcast in many cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. TV5 is only $10.99 a month in addition to your Comcast cable subscription. For complete details about service, prices and availability or to subscribe call toll free 1-888-824-8058.

FRENCH AMERICAN TELEVISION : French-American TV is now on Berkeley community Media. Go to: www.betv.org Thursday at 5 pm, Friday at 12:30pm, and Saturday at 8 p.m. The shows are on the internet at the same time they are aired. Also I am on the internet and the link to the stream fatv shows is: http://www.chantvshow.tv/French/Television.htm and on www.french-american.tv and soon on http://valleyaccesschannels.tv. Contact: aline@french-american.tv.

 

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*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

Starting March 2004. FRENCH CONVERSATION CLASS in the Sunset district in San Francisco (Taraval & 28th ) every Friday morning from 10 to 11. The class will be charged $15 per person and 2 people minimum are needed. For more information, you can call Sandra @ (415) 664 4452 or email me at arsene4@hotmail.com

XAVIER DE LA PRADE, ACCORDIONIST and specialist of French café music, can lead sing-a-longs with lyrics to over 50 French songs. M. de la Prade often plays for the Alliances of Marin and Santa Rosa along with the Lafayette Club of Marin County. Anyone needing a French accordionist should contact him directly at 415.662.2105.

CALIFORNIA STAGE will hold open AUDITIONS FOR LES PRECIEUSES RIDICULES / THEM PRECIOUS LITTLE LADIES. The play is first set in 18th c. Paris France then, in 19th c. Paris, Texas!! Director: Ray Tatar. Audition times: Saturday, February 14 and Saturday February 22, 3-5PM. Callbacks & Final choices Sunday February 22 10AM. Characters: Men and women 19-25 who speak French and/or can achieve a convincing French dialect and a Texan dialect. It is a broad, fast-moving comedy. Dialect coaches from the Alliance Francaise will be provided for all actors. PREPARE? No preparation is necessary--- The men will be reading from the first scene of the play in French and then in English. The women will read from the third scene and fourth scene as well as scene 10 &11 in French and then in English. Scripts are available at the Alliance Francaise at 1725 25th street, Sacramento, or will be available at the Audition. Production opens April 23 and plays Fri/Sat 8 pm., Sun 2 pm. Discounts for groups. The audience will be able to see the short Comedy twice--in French and then in English. Honorariums are provided for all artists at California Stage. Questions: Call 916.451-5822

CONCOURS FRANCOPHONIE 2004. Comme chaque année, la Francophonie célébrera, le 20 mars 2004, sa Journée Internationale. La célébration de cette journée donne lieu, durant tout le mois de mars, à de multiples manifestations. Le Service Culturel du Consulat de San Francisco a choisi pour 2004, de lancer 2 concours pour les classes de Collèges et Lycées, Junior High School et High School, de toute la circonscription. *1er Concours : création d'une page Internet. Consigne : chaque classe participante créera une ou des pages Internet dédiées à pays francophone. Le lien vers les pages internet doit nous être envoyé par email à culture@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org * 2ème Concours : rédaction d'une nouvelle (histoire courte). Consigne : chaque classe participante, ou chaque élève, rédigera une nouvelle sur le pays francophone de son choix. Le texte ne doit pas faire plus 650 mots. Les 10 mots suivants doivent impérativement être utilisés : diversité &endash; ethnie &endash; sacré &endash; espérance &endash;rêve &endash; rituel &endash; absurde &endash; mystère &endash; légende &endash; forêt. Les histoires sont à envoyées soit par email à culture@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org soit par courrier à French General Consulate - Service Culturel, 540 Bush Street - San Francisco - CA 94108. La date limite de réception des textes et des pages web est le 20 mars 2004. Les rédacteurs des nouvelles les plus originales et les créateurs des pages Internet les plus complètes recevront des prix (CD, CDROM, Livre, etc ….). Les textes gagnants figureront sur notre site internet dès que les résultats seront connus. N'hésitez-pas à consulter le site www.francophonie.org pour y trouver des idées. Pour toute question, veuillez contacter Laetitia Giansily au 415.397.0321.

HOLLAND, BELGIUM AND FRANCE IN BLOOM. Trip to France departing March 31, 2004. Nowhere in the world can quite compare the beauty of the tulip fields in bloom in Holland. Visit the beautiful tulip fields and world-famous Keukenhof Gardens of Holland. Explore medieval town of Brugge in Belgium, and then finish your trip with three nights in Paris! (or extend and spend more time in France on your own!) 9 days, 7 night, fully escorted. $1630.00 per person double, $2350.00 single. Land Only. Price includes: 7 nights accommodations, daily breakfasts and three dinners including special farewell dinner, deluxe motorcoach transportation, roundtrip airport transfers, professional tour escort, fluent French speaking American Escort, Leather Travel Journal, Portage for one piece of luggage per person. This is an exclusive tour, and will be a small group (under 20, including the guide)! Price reduced $25 per trip if you mention you read about this trip in the Bay Area Francophile List! http://www.csaa.com/travel/travelofferdetail/0,1438,1003020000%257C4160,00.html for more details.

FRANCE TODAY. France Today, the Journal of French Travel and Culture, takes you on a journey to France ten times per year with in-depth information on travel destinations all over France and practical travel tips to make your trip a care-free one. Subscribe now for only $32 - Bay Area Francophile List price (regular price $39). Click here for details: http://www.francetoday.com/subscribe_ft_bafl.php

JOURNAL FRANÇAIS. Journal Français is your Vital Link to France and the French Language, as well as your Best Resource for French Products and Services available in the U.S. Entirely in French. One year subscription, 12 issues shipped/one per month. Only $34 -Bay Area Francophile List (regular price $41). Click here for details: http://www.journalfrancais.com/subscribe_jf_bafl.php

PARISIAN CAFÉ JAZZ IN PLEASANT HILL. Left Bank of Pleasant Hill features jazz on Friday evenings from 7pm to 11pm, including LAURENT FOURGO from Paris! 60 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. 925.288.1222 or www.leftbank.com for more details.

FRENCH IMMERSION FAMILY HOME DAYCARE - Pre-school curriculum, ages 2-5 and after-school French Programs For Elementary School Kids (Beginning &endash; Fluent). Santa Rosa 707-539-6888 for information; Lic. 493004688.

HENRI-PIERRE KOUBAKA performs ancient and contemporary Mandingo Music from Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Kongo with vocals and acoustic guitar. When not performing solo Henri-Pierre Koubaka leads a band which often incorporates a variety of instruments such as balafon, violin , cello, bass . guitar . This large ensemble may also feature dancers while the unavoidable percussion section contributes secular and spiritual rhythms. 510.309.9903. kumpo@yahoo.com.

POSTERS FRANCAIS. Pour les petits comme pour les grands, des posters pour chacun. Posters2France (a lire en francais : Posters de France), http://www.posters2france.com, propose des posters varies de la France de Robert Doisneau ou de Rene-Jacques aussi bien que celle de Yann Arthus-Bertrand et beaucoup d'autres. Vous y trouverez aussi Babar, le petit Prince, Tintin et les vieilles publicites francaises. 50% de reduction sur les prix web pour les ecoles et professeurs pour toute commande superieure a $100. (Distributor is a local San Franciscan.)

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*CONVERSATION OPPORTUNITIES*

Mondays: FRENCH CLUB OF MARIN. 415.663.8177 for details.

Monday evenings: FRENCH CONVERSATION with Anne Marie MacEligot. Every Friday 6pm-7pm. Interested in speaking French with others? All levels are welcome to this informal gathering. Cafe Society, 1000 Main Street, Napa. Call for additional information 707.256.3232 x206. Email sales@cafesocietystore.com or http://www.cafesocietystore.com.

Monday evenings: FRENCH CONVERSATION group. Every Monday 7:30 pm-9pm. Join "le petit groupe" in San Francisco. Call for additional information 415.269.7718 or cobrion@hotmail.com

First Monday of the month: THE FRENCH CONNECTION OF THE SILICON VALLEY. 1st Monday of the month, 6:30pm to 9pm. Networking plus speaker plus buffet for more info, register at : http://www.dbf.net. 1001 Marshall St., Redwood City CA.

Second Monday of the month: MARIN INTERFRENCH. Meetings chez Michel à Greenbrae. zsolution4u@yahoo.com or http://www.interfrench.com or 415.925.1241 for details.

Tuesday afternoons: CAUSERIE, Alliance Francaise de Santa Rosa, 4:30-6:00. 707.829.7708.

Tuesday afternoons: FLUENT FRENCH SPEAKERS GROUP at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, at noon. Contact Len Rogers, 415.435.2651 for details.

Tuesday afternoons: CAUSERIE a OAKMONT. 4-5pm. Berger Center, 6634 Oakmont Drive.

Every other Tuesday afternoon: CAFE PHILOSOPHIQUE. Organized by The French Class, 500 Sutter Street, Suite 310, SF, 415.362.3666. Every other Tuesday at 5:30, free activity for the members of our French Club. Please call for information on how to become a member of our French Club.

Tuesday evenings. CAUSERIE A HEALDSBURG. 5:30 - 7:30 only. Call Sue Phillips 707.433.8074, Myrna Green 707.433.3677, or Audrey Darby 707.431.1619, for details.

Tuesday evenings: CAUSERIE A SEBASTOPOL. 6pm - 8pm. Copperfield's Annex, 176 Gravenstein Highway North. For information, call Madeleine (707.829.1297).

Tuesday evenings: FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP meeting 7:30-8:30pm every Tuesday at Cafe Borrone (http://www.cafeborrone.com/) located at 1010 El Camino Real, in Menlo Park. All levels welcome. For more information, please email Keith at mwforw@yahoo.com or Rushani at rushani@alum.mit.edu.

Wednesday mornings: PETANQUE A JUILLIARD PARK. 211 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa, 10am. Call Marty Montague at 707.584.0893 for information.

Wednesday afternoons: CHEZ GLORIA CAMERON. 707.433.9490 for information.

Wednesday afternoons: CAUSERIE, Alliance Francaise de Santa Rosa, 4:30-6:00. 707.829.7708.

First Wednesday of the month: SOIREE DE CONVERSATION, Pearson & Company, 2759 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Pearson's cafe stays open just for francophones on the first Wednesday of the month. You can purchase wine, beer or coffee during that time; dinner is available until 7pm. Information: 707.576.1434. Begins at 5:30pm.

Second Wednesday evening of each month: CONVERATION A VILLA MARIN. Marin, a San Rafael retirement residence, has a French table; if you are fairly fluent and would like to dine at the French table, call Raymonde Kaplan at 415.492.2567. Subtitled French film shown after dinner.

Second Thursday of the month: LES DYNAMIQUES. 18h30. El Torrito, 10330 North Wolfe Avenue, Cupertino (entre la 280 et Stevens Creek). Denis, 408.746.0123 or Marie-Helene, 408.379.7817.

Third Thursday of every month: CONVERSATION a l'Alliance Francaise de Berkeley, 2004 Woolsey, (510)548-1520. Une fois par mois, le 3eme jeudi, nous nous rencontrons pour parler francais a la fortune du pot, autour d'un pot, a partir de 18h30 jusqu'a environ 21h. Vos hotes: Madeleine et Xavier. Contact: 510.548.7481.

Third Thursday of every month: NEW CAFE EVENT! Join Cafe Society for a celebration of the European cafe lifestyle with French wine & hors d'oeuvre, Belgian beer and more. Every Third Thursday 6-9PM. Napa Riverfront District. For additional information, please contact Susan Hewitt 415.487.2333 x118 shewitt@cafesocietystore.com.

Friday mornings: PETANQUE A JUILLIARD PARK. 211 Santa Rosa Avenue in Santa Rosa. Call Marty Montague at 707.584.0893 for information. 10am.

Friday afternoons: FRENCH FOR FREE at The French Class, 500 Sutter Street, Suite 310, San Francisco. Everybody is welcome. 12:00 to 2:00pm.

Fridays afternoons: FRENCH PLAY GROUP IN SAN FRANCISCO. Contact: Sybille Schneider : Coordonnees: sybilleschneider@yahoo.com. Join us with your young ones in one of SF's parks or in a home for this French playgroup. We meet Fridays around 4pm.

First & third Fridays of the month: SALON DE CONVERSATION FRANCAISE A GLEN ELLEN. French salons in Glen Ellen for advanced students, first and third Fridays of the month, 6 to 7:30pm. Small groups starting in February. For more information and to reserve, call 707.938.0321 or email Yannickponte@yahoo.com.

Second Saturday of the month: FLUENT FRENCH SPEAKERS OF MILL VALLEY. CHANGE OF LOCATION: Caffe Oggi, in the Albertson's plaza in Mill Valley, 745 E. Blithedale Avenue. 10am-11am. Write suzanne.toczyski@sonoma.edu for details.

Last Saturday of the month: FRENCH WALK. For all ages. Jogger-Strollers ok. 10am. For meeting place and time, call Fabienne, 415.482.8479 at the latest the night before the walk. If interested, bring a picnic.

Last Saturday of each month. FRENCH PLAY TIME AT THE PARK. 10:00 a.m. A growing group of parents and children have started meeting the last Saturday of each month for play time and French conversation at a local park. Not all the children speak French, but they all like to play and will benefit from hearing the language. For more information, call Evelyn at 576-1434 or email to sonprov@sonic.net.

Sundays at noon: PETANQUE A JUILLIARD PARK. 211 Santa Rosa Avenue in Santa Rosa. Call Marty Montague at 707.584.0893 for information.

Sunday afternoons: CONVERSATION IN PACIFICA. A group of students from SFSU have started a French conversation group in Pacifica. We welcome all who wish to converse in French: native speakers, beginner, intermediate or advance students. We meet at Starbuck's in the Linda Mar Shopping center, every Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Come and join us. For any questions, email vakaruru@hotmail.com

HAITIAN MASS. Fourth Sunday of the month. 6pm. Mission San Rafael Arcangel, 1104 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA. 415.454.8141. http://www.saintraphael.com.

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*CLASSES*

LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN. The International School of the Peninsula located in Palo Alto is offering extensive adult language classes and children's after-school program. For adults we offer separate classes for varying proficiency levels for each language: Arabic, English ESL, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. The next 14-week session starts on Monday, February 2, 2004, enrollment starting early January. Join our Open House on Saturday, January 24, 2004 from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. For children in grades pre-K-8th offering a great selection of after-school activities such as art class, chess, Chinese dance, chorus, basketball, soccer, and language classes (Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Russian and Spanish). The new semester starts on Monday, February 2, 2004, enrollment starting on Tuesday, January 19, 2004. For more information please contact Béatrice Bergemont. BeatriceBergemont@istp.org, Phone: 650.251.8519, Web site: www.istp.org.

FRENCH CLASSES FOR LITTLE ONES IN SAN FRANCISCO. Contact: Jean et Marie store & Maisonette Playroom : Coordonnées: 510.759.1224 - ingrid@maisonettesf.com. Jean et Marie is proud to announce to offer its French immersion program for kids in its playroom, Maisonette. Language study is best started when very young, and that's why we decided to offer this opportunity to little ones as young as 2. Activities for each hour-and-a-half class include games, singing and dancing, puppets, drawing, and storytelling, all in French. For more information, come by the store, at 100 Clement Street, see: www.maisonettesf.com or call 510.759.1224.

March 29-May 24, 2004. FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS taught by XAVIER DE LA PRADE. Be prepared for your next trip to a French-speaking country. Learn useful expressions, numbers and travel tips to make your stay more meaningful. The text, "French For Commuting Travelers" by Xavier de la Prade , is available at the Kentfield Campus Bookstore. College of Marin. 7pm to 9pm at the Kentfield Campus. The cost is $74.

April 29 - May 6, 2004. THE IMAGE OF WOMAN IN RENAISSANCE ART. Art historian KERRIN MEIS explores Woman as the Other in Renaissance painting and sculpure. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Dr., Corte Madera. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909. www.bookpassage.com. 1:30pm &endash; 4pm. $75.

May 3-26, 2004 OR July 28-August 25, 2004. "LES RENDEZ-VOUS DE L'ACTUALITE" Conservatisme ou, au contraire, reformes, voire revolutions, quelles sont les tendances de la France a l'aube de ce millenaire? Venez lire et discuter des articles de _L'Express_ portant sur des problemes sociaux contemporains qui amusent, choquent ou divisent les Francais, formant ainsi un "temperament hexagonal" toujours en mouvance. 4 weeks. Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (from 5/3 to 5/26/04). $105. The French Class. 500 Sutter St. SF. (415) 362.3666 info@frenchclass.com. 5 weeks. Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (from 7/28 to 8/25/04). $130. The French Class. 500 Sutter St. SF. (415) 362.3666 info@frenchclass.com

Through May 12, 2004. ONE DAY WORKSHOPS AT THE FRENCH CLASS. 500 Sutter Street Suite 310, SF. For more information: 415.362.3666 or info@frenchclass.com or www.frenchclass.com. To register, simply mail your check & registration form or call with a credit card number. All workshops are in French unless indicated otherwise. The level of each workshop is indicated according to group class levels (see schedule). Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions (415) 362-3666. Discounts, make-up classes or credits do not apply to workshops. No refund or credit for missed workshops. 24 hour cancellation policy applies. Courses in pronunciation, phonetics, grammar, prepositions, sentence structure, subjunctive, history of the French language, Toulouse-Lautrec, and more! Workshops taught by Dominique Bremond or Renee Morel.

March 22-May 12, 2004. FRENCH CLASSES AT BOOK PASSAGE. Beginning through Advanced French daytime classes taught by Maritza Pick. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909 or www.bookpassage.com for details. $150-$160 per set of eight classes.

Summer 2004. TRAVEL WITH SCHOLARS. Journeys for the intellectually curious traveler, including trips to the south of France. www.unex.berkeley.edu/welcome/tws4 or 1.800.209.7344 ext. 878

Summer 2004. LATITUDE CULTURAL CENTER, La Toulzanie (Lot Valley), located in what guidebook writer Karen Brown calls the "most spectacular 51 km stretch of France). Headquarters: The 14th century Moulin de La Toulzanie. Week-long courses from late May thru early July plus public, free near-weekly evening talks & events. Costs: From $1,000 per course, per week, which includes lodging, instructor, all but 3 meals,& special welcome dinner. Details at http://www.latitude.org email: barbara@latitude.org

Classes:

May 29-June 5: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY; THE MODERN DIGITAL TECHNIQUE (in English). Instructor: Bill Owens, world-renowned photographer; author, Suburbia, Working, Our Kind of People.

June 5-12. A TASTE OF SOUTHWEST FRANCE (in English & French). Instructor: E. Barbara Phillips, professor emerita, San Francisco State University. Visits to traditional producers, architectural gems, cave paintings.

June 5-12 LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP. Instructor: Jim Wisnowski, Chicago artist, workshop leader on 3 continents.

June 12-19 NARRATIVE AND ITS SETTING; STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF PLACE IN YOUR WRITING (in English). Instructor: Jeffrey Greene, author, French Spirits;award-winning poet, teacher.

June 12-19 US AND FRENCH CHILDHOODS, PAST AND PRESENT (in English). Instructor: Joe Illick, professor emerita of history, San Francisco State; author, American Childhoods (2002).

June 19-26 CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION; FROM LOSE-LOSE TO WIN-WIN (in French & English). Instructor: Sandra Melone, Executive Dr., European Centre for Common Ground, NGO based in Brussels.

June 26-July 3 LE SIECLE DE LOUIS IV: L'AGE D'OR DE LA FRANCE (in French). Instructor: Renee Morel, instructor, The French Class, City College and San Francisco State, San Francisco.

June 26-July 3 LA VIE MEDIEVALE EN QUERCY (in French). Instructor: Paul Verdier, researcher for CNRS & author, The Celtic Calendar, holds a Doctorate in Comparative Lit.

July 3-10 L'AMOUR: DE FREUD A LACAN (in French). Instructor: Hermine Mercadie, psychoanalyste a Toulouse.

July 3-10 DE LA SOUPE TO NUTS (in English & French). Instructor: Antoinette Constable, Parisienne and Californian, award-winning poet and chef with her own catering business in the San Francisco Bay Area.

July 1-July 31, 2004. SUMMER IN PARIS WITH NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE. Accent International Consortium for Academic Programs Abroad. Contact: Anne-Marie McEligot, 707.224.3931. $2900. Credit transferrable.

July 1-31, 2004. EUROPEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION SUMMER PROGRAM IN PARIS, organized by CSU Hayward and San Francisco State University. Dr. Thomas Blair, tblair@ccsf.edu. OR: www.esaparis.org.

NO TIME TO COMMUTE AND GO TO THE FRENCH CLASS. Dominique Bremond, the director of The French Class is San Francisco, is now offering "Long Distance French" to people who can't make it to a class. All you have to do is call her at (415) 362-3666 or send her an e-mail at http://www.frenchclass.com to get your own personalized French tape according to your level and needs. Just call Dominique and let her know what you would like to find on your tape and she will make a tape just for you. $21.70 (including tax) + $2.30 shipping. Total $24. You may send a check to the order of The French Class or use any credit card. Dominique Bremond has been teaching French in the Bay Area for over 20 years and specializes in grammar, prononciation, practical French and easy learning. Call now 415.362.3666.

FRENCH BY PHONE AT THE FRENCH CLASS. The French Class can set up a program according to your needs and goals, including conversation, grammar and pronunciation. You may want to try it first before signing up for a number of lessons, to see if this would work for you. Lessons are 30 minutes long and $25 each, or $23 for The French Class members. They are scheduled in advance so we can call you on the day of your appointment, at the time you scheduled your lesson for. For more information or to schedule a phone lesson, please call us at 415.362.3666. THE FRENCH CLASS- 500 Sutter Street Suite 310 - San Francisco, CA 94102. info@frenchclass.com

CONVERSATION AT THE FRENCH CLASS. Petits groupes de conversation bien structurés et "sympas" pour apprendre plus de français, de nuances, discuter sur des sujets vivants et contemporains et passer un bon moment, c'est (presque) comme être en France. Thursday or Saturday mornings or Monday evenings. For more information: 415.362.3666 or info@frenchclass.com or www.frenchclass.com. Location: 500 Sutter Street Suite 310, SF.

GRAMMAR AND WRITING CLASSES AT THE FRENCH CLASS. Améliorez votre grammaire et votre français écrit grâce à un cours dynamique, interactif et truffé d'informations linguistiques variées, présenté (cours 607 et 608) par la directrice et fondatrice de "The French Class", Dominique Brémond. (Drop ins: $28 per class if space available). Monday or Thursday mornings or Wednesday or Thursday evenings. 500 Sutter Street Suite 310, SF. For more information: 415.362.3666 or info@frenchclass.com or www.frenchclass.com.

FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE. Learn French at your own pace. French for children, adults and corporate in private or small classes. French Language Institut offers flexibility, fun, customized programs, library, newest educative material, CNED, craft sessions, trip to France and much more! Visit us @ http://www.FL-Institut.com or write to frenchteachers@siliconfrench.com.

Other courses available. See http://www.afsf.com for Alliance Francaise classes in San Francisco, and http://www.berlitz.com for Berlitz Language Centers. The French Class in San Francisco offers upper level classes in literature and business language, as well as study in various regions of France. See http://www.frenchclass.com. In the East Bay, visit http://www.afberkeley.org/ or write to afberkeley@sirius-mail.com for more class opportunities. In Marin, contact the Alliance Francaise for a schedule of classes at 415.457.4838 or http://www.afmarin.org. For the monthly newsletter of the Alliance Francaise de Napa and a list of French classes offered, go to http://www.afnapa.com.

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*COMING SOON(ER OR LATER)*

April 2, 2004. "VOIR, C'EST CROIRE: LE TROMPE-L'OEIL EN PEINTURE" &endash; CONFERENCE DE RENEE MOREL à l'Alliance Française pour le San Francisco Bay Accueil (SFBA) Pourquoi le trompe-l'oeil? Pour dialoguer avec le spectateur, le faire entrer dans un jeu, lui montrer les enjeux de la representation (apres tout, tout tableau figuratif n'est-il pas une forme de trompe-l'oeil?). Depuis toujours, les artistes ont utilise cette technique pour montrer leur virtuosite technique, mais aussi pour agrandir l'espace (en architecture ou scenographie), pour exprimer leurs sentiments (ironie, modestie) ou leurs convictions politiques et surtout pour etonner le public. Laissez-vous seduire par ce genre qui prend souvent plaisir a simultanement construire et detruire l'illusion et, de ce fait, a nous faire reflechir sur sa portee philosophique. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM). $6. [Members or non members]. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco. 1345 Bush Street (at Polk). www.afsf.com.

April 2, 2004. CERCLE FRANCAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Ron et Isabelle Masi. Détails à suivre.

April 7, 2004. L'HOMME DU TRAIN. InterFrench Film Series. Film at 8pm, followed by a reception with delicious pastries, quiches, pates, cheeses, and more! Suggested donation $7 ($5 reduced for InterFrench members). www.interfrench.com. Movies begin at 8pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, refreshments available. Seating limited to 180. Suggested Donation $7 ($5 Reduced). All films shown at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium,, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto (at Embarcadero). For more information, send email to info@frenchcineclub.org Co-sponsored by the International School of The Peninsula and by the Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Culture.

April 11, 2004. THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO performs songs from BE THAT WAY at Club Jazz Nouveau on April 11. SPECIAL CONCERT AND CD RELEASE PARTY. Inspired by and reminiscent of the music popularized by Django Reinhardt in the 1930s & 40s, the Bay Area's own Hot Club group, led by Paul Mehling of Oakland, features arrangements that are intricate, yet upbeat, with romantic overtones. The all-acoustic string troupe of violin, string bass and guitars performs traditional jazz, swing, bebop, Brazilian, tangos and original compositions. Hailed internationally for its authentic gypsy jazz interpretations, The Hot Club of San Francisco members were invited to perform at the prestigious 2000 Festival de Django Reinhardt - Samois-sur-Sienne, France. The HCSF has performed in national concert halls and at several San Francisco and Sacramento Jazz Festivals. 7:30 p.m $10 cover per person Club Jazz Nouveau (Entrance located on Beach Street THE CANNERY, 2801 Leavenworth St., San Francisco Club Jazz Nouveau offers validations for parking discounts at The Anchorage Shopping Center Garage, 500 Beach Street. Note: Through April 30th, the rate is $5 for the first 3 hours, regular rate applies thereafter. 415-921-2100 (dinner reservations recommended). www.jazznouveau.com www.HCSF.com

April 12, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

April 13-16, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO BALLET performs MONOTONES I & II to music by ERIK SATIE. 415.565.2000 or 415.533.4672 or www.sfballet.org. $8-$132.

April 14, 2004. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. InterFrench Film Series. Film at 8pm, followed by a reception with delicious pastries, quiches, pates, cheeses, and more! Suggested donation $7 ($5 reduced for InterFrench members). www.interfrench.com. Movies begin at 8pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, refreshments available. Seating limited to 180. Suggested Donation $7 ($5 Reduced). All films shown at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium,, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto (at Embarcadero). For more information, send email to info@frenchcineclub.org Co-sponsored by the International School of The Peninsula and by the Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Culture.

April 15-18, 2004. CHARLES DUTOIT and MARTH ARGERICH perform RAVEL's SUITE FOR MOTHER GOOSE and more with the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org.

April 15-18, 2004. CALIFORNIA LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE. Monterey. 310.391.7127 ou HirschinCC@aol.com ou www.clta.net.

April 22, 2004. LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET at the Baltic in Pt. Richmond. 7:30pm-10:30pm. 510.235.2532. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. www.HCSF.com

April 22, 2004. PIAF: HER STORY, HER SONGS. Starring Raquel Bitton; Filmmaker/Performer Raquel Bitton will be interviewed by Gerald Nachman after the screening. Presented by California Film Institute. Sumptuously filmed concert-documentary. Previous screenings in the Bay Area have been sold out, so buy your tickets early! Advance tickets available beginning Monday, March 8: Tickets: $10 ($8 members & seniors at Rafael box office only-see below). By phone, 925.275.9490, until 4:00pm, April 21; Internet sales, until 4:00pm, April 21 at www.thecastrotheatre.com or www.cafilm.org ; In person at the Smith Rafael Film Center and the Castro. This very special screening at the sumptuous Castro Theatre is to benefit the outreach program of the California Film Institute.

April 23, 2004. THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO performs @ the Palace of Legion of Honor in SF for the Art Deco Exhibit, 6:30-8:30pm. http://www.museumtix.com/venue/program.asp?vid=126&pid=1033691 www.HCSF.com

April 24, 2003. GRIOT NEW YORK. http://www.livelyarts.stanford.edu or 650.725.2787 for details.

April 25, 2004. INITIATION A LA PETANQUE. Initiation à la pétanque par les membres du club de La Pétanque marinière, et entrainement pour les équipes qui participeront à la Pétanque du LIFA plus tard. Possibilité de faire ses emplettes,de manger au marché et d'acheter des boules de pétanques. Près du Marin Civic Center à San Rafael. 9h-13h. Renseignements: great@wco.com

April 25, 2004. MARIN SYMPHONY performs SAINT-SAENS' CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS. Storytelling in Music Family Concert. 3pm. Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. $10/$5. 415.479.8100 or http://www.marinsymphony.org for details.

April 25, 2004. THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO performs @ the Music Store in West Portal SF- limited seating-intimate atmosphere! The Music Store 66 West Portal, SF. 415.664.2044 www.HCSF.com

April 27, 2004. AUCTION OF FINE JEWELRY AND TIMEPIECES. From the Estate of Françoise Hermann. Bonhams and Butterfields, 220 San Bruno Avenue, SF. www.bonhams.com/us or 800.223.2854 or 323.436.5460 or 323.436.5407 for details.

April 29, 2004. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA. 613 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 19h. hildray@aol.com ou 707.545.5748.

April 29-May 6, 2004. THE IMAGE OF WOMAN IN RENAISSANCE ART. Art historian KERRIN MEIS explores Woman as the Other in Renaissance painting and sculpure. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Dr., Corte Madera. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909. www.bookpassage.com. 1:30pm &endash; 4pm. $75.

May 2, 2004. SOIREE DES ARTS. Benefit for the French-American School. Ritz-Carleton party featuring a patron reception, general reception, and dinner celebrating the culinary and performing arts. $225-$325. SF. 5:30pm-11pm. 415.558.2017 or www.fais-his.org for details.

May 7, 2004. PETANQUE DU LIFA. Pique-nique. Terrain du Club de la boule d'or, dans le Golden Gate Park. Des équipes représentant les écoles françaises (composées de un élève, un prof et un parent ou alumnus ou membre de CA) peuvent s'inscrire dans ce tournoi. Public bienvenu. A partir de midi. Renseignements: christine@appletopomme.com

May 7-9, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs DEBUSSY'S RONDES DE PRINTEMPS and more. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org for details.

May 8, 2004. CAFE MUSEE: "ART DEC0: 1910-1939" L'Art Deco est la grande epoque des bijoux de Cartier ou de Tiffany, des verres Lalique, des sculptures en chrome de Brancusi, des tissus de Sonia Delaunay, des ensembles resolument modernes de Chanel, mais aussi des robes fluides et sensuelles de Lanvin, Poire ou Schiaparelli. C'est l'epoque des grands hotels de luxe, des croisieres transatlantiques, de la celebre Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs de Paris (1925). Production eminemment elitiste , certes - reservee aux "beautiful people" peints par Tamara de Lempicka - ces oeuvres d'avant-garde allient l'esthetique a la technologie, le raffinement a l'imagination. (Offert parallement a l'expo de la Legion d'Honneur sur le meme theme - "One of the most glamorous and popular artistic styles;" "Escapism in sexy streamlined fun!") 9:30am-12:30 PM). $2.50 (brunch included!). City College of San Francisco, Visual Arts Building (Room V114). rmorel@ccsf.edu.

May 10, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

May 21, 2004. CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Anne-Laure et John Crowley, avec enfants. Détails à suivre.

May 21-23, 2004. SOCIETE SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL. Monterey Institute of International Studies. Renseignements: gkapuscinski@miis.edu ou guyyopat@aol.com.

June 4, 2004. CERCLE FRANCAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Raoul et Jeanette Benfarhat. Détails à suivre.

June 11-13, 2004. FIRST ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO DJANGO REINHARD FESTIVAL. Fox Theater, Redwood City. Details to follow.

June 14, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

July 2, 2004. CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Larraine Agron, sans enfants. Détails à suivre.

July 12, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

July 14?, 2004. CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Janis et Michel Couvreux, bien sûr avec enfants. Détails à suivre.

August 9, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

September 13, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

September 14-October 3, 2004. THE ROMANTIC RHINE & MOSELLE TO HISTORIC ALSACE & LORRAINE. The Commonwealth Club of California takes a journey aboard the 78-passenger Rembrandt. An elegant river journey through some of Europe's most enchanting scenery. An optional Strasbourg extension is available. Tour cost: From $2495 + air. For more information: 415.597.6720 or e-mail travel@commonwealthclub.org.

October 6-19, 2004. JEWELS OF INDOCHINA. An in-depth discovery of Myanmar, Thailand & Cambodia with the Commonwealth Club of California. From $4795 plus air (flights within Indochina are included in tour cost). For more information: 415.597.6720 or e-mail travel@commonwealthclub.org.

October 6-31, 2004. CAN-CAN. Cole Porter's songs highlight a wry comedy about the battle between a serious-minded judge and a free-spirited Montmartre nightclub owner during La Belle Epoque--the era when the scandalous can-can dance turned Paris into "Gay Paree!" Includes "C'est Magnifique" and "Allez-Vous-En." 42nd Street Moon, 601 Van Ness Ave, #E3621, SF. www.42ndstmoon.org or 415.255.8207 for details and tickets.

October 11, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

November 8, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

December 13, 2004. MARIN COUNTY INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP meets on the second Monday of each month, chez Michel, in Greenbrae. Please call 415-925-1241 or e-mail zsolution4u@yahoo.com for more information (directions, what you can contribute to the potluck, etc.).

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