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Published by Suzanne Toczyski, Sonoma State University
April 1-15, 2004

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*APRIL EVENTS*.

April 1, 2004. LES SANS CULOTTES perform picture perfect Parisian ye-ye with RENE RISQUE AND THE ART LOVERS and THE PROLES in French! Brooklynites resurrect the world of 1960s Parisian discothèque. Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph at 23rd St., Oakland.$5. 510.444.6174 or www.storkcluboakland.com.

April 1, 2004. GHOSTS OF RWANDA. Ten years after the 1994 Rwanda genocide, this documentary chronicles the atrocity. KQED TV9, 8pm.

April 1-2, 2004. MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT. Sonoma Film Institute, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2606.

April 1-4, 2004. SONOMA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, aka Cinema Epicuria, including MERCI DOCTEUR REY(France) and LA GRANDE SEDUCTION (Francophone Canada) www.cinemaepicuria.org or 707.933.2600 for details.

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 2, 2004. LES FOLIES FRANÇAISES! Santa Rosa Junior College Talent Show, accompanied by games and a potluck. An evening of frolic and fun. Bring a poem, sing a song, lead a dance, play your guitar or your French African drums! Mme Love will give her renditions of Edith Piaf. Petaluma Campus Mahoney Library, 7pm-10pm.

April 2, 2004. CAMILLE CUSUMANO, editor of FRANCE, A LOVE STORY: WOMEN WRITE ABOUT THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE, speaks about travel writing at the Writers' Center of Marin First Friday Travel Writing Event. 1323 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.831.2455. 7pm.

April 2, 2004. BAABA MAAL, Senegalese singer and guitarist performs an electrifying blend of hypnotic grooves, poignant vocals, and timely messages at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley. 510.642.9988 or www.calperfs.berkeley.edu. $22-$36. 8pm.

April 2, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHORUS performs FAURE and more. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., SF 415.765.7664. $13-$20. 8pm

April 2, 2004. NEW MUSIC 101 ~ WILLIAM WALTON performs DEBUSSY and more. Lefort Recital Hall, College of Marin, Kentfield. 415.485.9460. $10. 7:30pm.

April 2, 2004. ARABIC MUSIC FROM EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, NORTH AFRICA AND THE PERSIAN GULF. Including Nazir Latouf. Clarion Music Center, 816 Sacramento (at Grant), SF. 415.391.1317. 8pm. $16.

April 3, 2004. CHARCUTERIE: SAUSAGE & PATE. Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. KQED TV9, 11:30am.

April 3, 2004. INFERNAL VIOLINS. Female musicians ANGÈLE DUBEAU and LA PIETÀ pay tribute to composers inspired by the underworld. KQED TV9, 6pm.

April 3, 2004. LES SANS CULOTTES perform picture perfect Parisian ye-ye with RENE RISQUE AND THE ART LOVERS and COCO ROSIE in French! Brooklynites resurrect the world of 1960s Parisian discothèque. Bottom of the Hill. $8. 415.621.4455 or www.bottomofthehill.com.

April 3, 2004. PRO ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs DEBUSSY and more. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Dr., Lafayette. 925.943.2496. $15-$40. 8pm.

Opening April 5, 2004. THE MISER by MOLIERE. Shotgun Players, Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley. 510.704.8210.

April 7, 2004. AN EVENING WITH DR. PAUL FARMER. Dr. Farmer, who has spent 20 years working in rural Haiti, will speak on "A Physician's Perspective on Social Justice and Human Rights." There will also be Haitian music by WAWA SYLVESTRE. The event is a benefit for Partners in Health. First Presbyterian Church, 1510 Fifth Avenue (at E Street), San Rafael. 5pm-7pm. Suggested tax deductible contribution for the lecture, $5-$20. Reception preceding the event, $50. The event is a benefit for Partners in Health. 415.924.3227.

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 8, 2004. AN EVENING WITH CATHERINE CUSSET. Conférence à l'Alliance Française de San Francisco (Auditorium). Catherine Cusset habite à New York depuis 1999. Elle a enseigné à Yale comme assistant professor et associate professor pendant onze ans et se consacre maintenant à l'écriture à plein temps. Elle a publié sept romans: La blouse roumaine (1990), En toute innocence (1995), nominé pour le Goncourt et finaliste pour le Femina, A vous (1996), Jouir (1997), Le problème avec Jane, (1999), finaliste pour le prix Médicis, et Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle 2000, La haine de la famille (2001), no-miné pour le Femina, finaliste pour le prix RTL lire et le prix Inter, et Confessions d'une radine (2003). Un huitième livre, Amours transversales, est sorti en 2004. Les romans de Catherine Cusset sont provocateurs, osés, n'ont pas peur de tout dire sur des sujets intimes ou tabous: Jouir, La haine de la famille, Confessions d'une radine... Elle prétend en même temps faire oeuvre de moraliste, dans la continuité avec les auteurs libertins du XVIIIème siècle qu'elle a enseignés pendant de nombreuses années à l'université de Yale. De quelle morale s'agit-il? Elle l'expliquera au cours de cette conférence. AFSF, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. 7 pm. In French; admission free.

April 8-9, 2004. FORUM USA. Since 1990 the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy to the United States has sponsored the Forum USA whose mission is to foster contacts between European companies and young expatriate scientists, engineers and managers. InterFrench is proud to promote this event to its members as it has become the most important job fair of its kind in North America, anticipated throughout the year. This event takes place every year during one week in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, this year the Forum USA will be held in San Francisco on April 8-9, 2004 from 8 AM to 6:30 PM. The Forum USA will give you the opportunity to meet the following firms : ACCENTURE, AIRBUS, ALTRAN, AREVA, AVENTIS, BIOMERIEUX, COFRAMI, EADS, EDF, ELAN IT RESOURCES, FRANCE TELECOM, GENFIT, GENOPOLE, GENSET, GROUPE RENAULT SAS, MCKINSEY, MENTOR GRAPHICS, MOTOROLA, NOVAE DEVELOPPEMENT, NOVASIC, PHILIPS, SAGEM, SAINT-GOBAIN, SNECMA S.A., TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, TOTAL. So if you want to know more about these companies, if you are interested in finding out more on their job opportunities, don't hesitate and come and join us. More than 1300 candidates from North America have already registered. Due to this massive response, we have decided to postpone the registration deadline to March, 20th, 2004. www.interfrench.com for details.

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

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 11, 2004. FÊTER PÂQUES À LEFT BANK. Reserve now at one of the Left Bank restaurants in Larkspur, San Mateo, Pleasant Hill, Menlo Park or San José to celebrate Easter. Brunch will be served from 10am to 3pm on Easter Sunday (prix fixe and à la carte). Dinner menu, 4pm to 10pm. Larkspur, 415.927.3331; Menlo Park, 650.473.6543; Pleasant Hill, 925.288.1222; San José, 408.984.3500; San Mateo, 650.345.2250.

April 12, 2004. EXPLORING RUGGED NORTHERN CORSICA, FRANCE. Passport to Adventure. KQED TV9, midnight ñ set your VCRs the night before!

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. DEJEUNER MENSUEL DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA. La Gare Restaurant, Santa Rosa. Please call Adrena by 3pm Friday, April 9, to reserve! 12pm. Lunch will be followed by a presentation by Mr. Motter in English about French composers and organ music. $18/$20.

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.

Through 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 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.

April 22, 2004. SOUTH OF FRANCE. Globe Trekker. Stops on the itinerary include Bordeaux and Arles. KQED TV9, 8pm.

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. A LA RECHERCHE DU GRAND BOUDDHA COUCHE. Conférence en français &endash; les excavations du Professeur Tarzi à Bamiyân. L'Afghanistan, à la limite des civilisations Orientales et Occidentales, renferme de nombreux trésors archéologiques, explorés depuis le début du XX ème sciècle par maints chercheurs du monde entier. En particuliers, le site archeologique de Bamiyân continue à révéler des trésors de l'art Bouddhique, malgré les destructions des Talibans en mars 2001. Le Professeur Zemaryalai Tarzi, ancien Directeur de la Recherche Archéologique et de la Préservation des monuments historiques en Afghanistan, actuellement enseignant en Archéologie Orientale à l'Université de Strasbourg, Marc Bloch II, de passage à San Francisco, présente les résultats de la mission d'excavation à Bamiyân , première du genre depuis 25 ans, financée par la France et supportée par le gouvernement Afghan. Le professeur Tarzi présentera ses trouvailles en illustrant son propos de nombreuses diapositives, en particuliers l'avancement de la recherche du Bouddha couché de 300 mètres de long et la mise à jour d'un monastère. Au milieu d'un pays encore troublé, dans un lieu saint du Bouddhisme gravement outragé, le Professeur Tarzi veut restituer au patrimoine de l'humanité une partie de ce que l'aveuglement des hommes lui a volé. Voir l'article "The Impact of War upon Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage" à www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10242, et le site www.apaa.info. 10h. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. www.afsf.com 415.775.7755, en partenariat avec San Francisco Bay Accueil. Entrée gratuite, venez nombreux !

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. INTERNATIONALE. KQED TV9, 11:30pm.

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.

April 30, 2004. ZYDECO FLAMES performs at Rancho Nicasio, On the Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219 or www.ranchonicasio.com. 8:30pm. $10-$12.

April 30-May 9, 2004. SYLVIA, an 1876 Opera Ballet set to the glorious music of LEO DELIBES and choreographed by MARK MORRIS. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., SF. 415.865.2000.

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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*

PERE JEANTY, 6725 Washington St. (between Starkey and Pedroni), Yountville, reviewed in the April SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE, p.124.

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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 ). Rialto, Santa Rosa, 707.525.4840; Elmwood, Berkeley, 510.649.0530; UA Galaxy, SF, 415.474.8700; Balboa, SF, 415.221.8184.

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.

BON VOYAGE. A French farce set during World War II, starring Isabelle Adjani, Virginie Ledoyen, Gerard Dépardieu and Peter Coyote. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.454.1222 or www.cafilm.org.

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. See above for dates!

THE DREAMERS (Bertolucci; set in Paris). California, Berkeley, 510.843.3456 or 415.777.FILM #015; Four Star, SF, 415.666.3488; Lumiere, SF, 415.267.4893, Opera Plaza, SF, 415.267.4893.

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. See above for dates!

LUCIE AUBRAC. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

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

MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT. Sonoma Film Institute, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2606.

MONSIEUR IBRAHIM (with Omar Sharif and Pierre Boulanger). A young Jewish boy learns tolerance and respect from an elderly Muslim shopkeeper. CinéArts at Marin, Sausalito, 415.331.0255 ; Albany, 510.843.3456 or 415.777.FILM #013; Clay, SF, 415.267.4893 or 415.777.FILM #096.

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

SONOMA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, aka Cinema Epicuria. www.cinemaepicuria.org or 707.933.2600 for details.

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*ART*

Now open! 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 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.

Through October 3, 2004. FUSEPROJECT. Solo exhibit of the work of Swiss artist YVES BEHAR. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St. at Mission, SF. Free to $10. 415.357.4000 or www.sfmoma.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*

FRENCH AND AMERICAN MANAGERS!! Researchers at the California State University-Hayward, are examining cultural differences in communication and management styles between the French and Americans. We invite you to participate in this project by sharing your experiences of working in the U.S. By combining the experiences of many people such as yourself, we can identify significant patterns of differences and similarities. We have obtained some data from French expatriates in the New York area and seek to build our database to enable stronger statistical analysis. Your responses will be completely confidential. Only the aggregate findings of the study will be published. Neither you or your firm will be identified by name. To thank you for your assistance we will be happy to mail you a copy of the findings in the coming months. Prof. Asha Rao, Faculty of Management, CSU, Hayward and Esma Erisen, esma@california.com or 925.518.1048 Project Coordinator

RECHERCHE SUR LES REPRESENTATIONS SOCIALES DE LA "FRANC-MAÇONNERIE" EN FRANCE ET AUX ETATS-UNIS. Researcher based in France seeks US-based respondents to a questionnaire about social representations of "franc-maçonnerie" in France and in the United States. The on-line survey will take approximately 6 minutes to complete and may be found at: www.deuxfigurants.com/recherche/english.htm (English version) or www.deuxfigurants.com/recherche/francais.htm (French version).

MASSAGE & FRENCH. Why not combine the pleasure or massage and review or simply speak French at the same time?? French massage therapist certified by the Sebastopol Massage Center offers Swedish massage with integrated Shiatsu/Breema bodywork in the comfort of your home. Santa Rosa, Sebatopol, Russian River, Healdsburg, Forestville. $50.00 per session of 1hour and 15/20 minutes. Grounding and relaxing results guaranteed. Other locations or longer sessions, please email for details. I am in Forestville and cna massage at my home. Please email to jean_charles_david@hotmail.com or call 707 843 0656.

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

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.

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)*

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 2, 2004. PERE ET IMPAIR. Théâtre de la Baie du sud à Campbell. 13h30. Info à: http://www.theatre-de-la-baie-du-sud.com/

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. SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA. The Simone de Beauvoir Society's 12th International Conference. The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. Among the featured speakers will be: Deirdre Bair, Simone de Beauvoir's authorized biographer, who has also written biographies of Samuel Beckett, Anais Nin, and Carl Gustav Jung; and Dominique Desanti, author, journalist, political activist, and member of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre's intimate circle. If you are interested in presenting a paper (either in French or in English) please submit your proposal by March 30, 2004, to Gisele Kapuscinski at gkapuscinski@miis.edu. For registration, as participant or attendee, travel and other information, contact Gisele Kapuscinskior the Society's website: http://simonedebeauvoir.free.fr Renseignements: gkapuscinski@miis.edu ou guyyopat@aol.com.

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.

June 4, 2004. CERCLE FRANCAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Raoul et Jeanette Benfarhat. Enfants ok. 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.).

June 18, 2004. CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA chez Paula et Steve Obrebski Enfants ok. Détails à suivre.

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 10, 2004. FETE DE LA BASTILLE DU CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Janis et Michel Couvreux, bien sûr avec enfants. This will be a "mechoui" (whole roasted lamb on a spit), with the usual potluck fare. It will be a large crowd since we'll also invite many of our other French and non-French friends from around the Bay and quite a few of our neighbors. It should be a big, fun bash!" 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 9-19, 2004. MOLIERE-THAN-THOU. Tim Mooney's unique version of Molière in English will be part of the SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL. Details to follow, or try 847-757-3648 or www.moliere-in-english.com

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.).

June 14-July 9, 2005. LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES by GEORGES BIZET. San Francisco Opera Premiere. 301 Van Ness Avenue, SF. www.sfopera.com. 415.864.3330.

ALWAYS CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM DATES AND TIMES!

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