Bay Area
Francophile List

Published by Suzanne Toczyski, Sonoma State University
April 22-30, 2004

April Events | Job Opportunities | Restaurants | Cinema | Art
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*APRIL EVENTS*.

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. HAITI: LIES AND DECEPTION. Dennis Bernstein speaks with HAITIAN ACTIVIST PIERRE LABOSSIERE. Haitian activist Pierre LaBossiere is the guest of journalist Dennis Bernstein Thursday April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa. Tickets are $10 at the door, sliding scale. Dennis Bernstein is cohost of KPFA's Flashpoints News Magazine and a regular contributor to Pacifica's Democracy Now! Pierre LaBossiere is the co-founder of the Haitian Action Network and predicted the overthrow of Haiti last November, 2003. "The U.S. government is engaged in a systematic campaign to vilify and overthrow Haiti's elected government. Millions of North Americans are either unaware of this assault or have swallowed a host of lies and distortions about Haiti being repeated regularly by the mainstream media," LaBossiere said at the time. Bernstein and LaBossiere will discuss the recent ouster of democratically-elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the mainstream media's role in framing this issue. This the third lecture this year produced by the North Bay Progressive. For more information contact the North Bay Progressive, 707-525-1422.

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. FINE ART AUCTION, including artwork by CHAGALL, ERTE, PICASSO and many others. Organized by the Martin Lawrence Galleries, 366 Geary St., SF, www.martinlawrence.com. Auction will take place at the Grand Hyatt at Union Square, 345 Stockton St., SF. 415.956.0345 to R.S.V.P.

April 23, 2004. DECO COLLEGE NIGHT. Lecture: THE ANDROGYNOUS DANDY: AN ART DECO ICON by ALICE JUROW, editor; ERTÉ: ARTIST, GENIUS, DRAG QUEEN by STEPHAN, artist in residence for the Art Deco Society of America;and musical performance by LE JAZZ HOT, along with live model sketching by City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University student art exhibitions. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, SF. $8/adults, $5 teens, free for children under 12 years of age. Surcharge of $7 to view the ART DECO exhibition. For more information, call 415.682.2481 or e-mail rbaldocchi@famsf.org or www.legionofhonor.org. FREE ADMISSION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND FACULTY WITH STUDENT/FACULTY ID.

April 23, 2004: LES ETATS-UNIS, L'EUROPE, LA FRANCE: UNE AMITIE CONFLICTUELLE. Conférence de Jacques Julliard à l'Alliance Française de San Francisco (auditorium). Parmi les grandes nations du monde occidental, les Etats-Unis et la France sont les seules à ne jamais s'être fait la guerre. Aux grands moments de leur histoire, on les trouve l'une à côté de l'autre. Et pourtant, leurs relations sont difficiles, comme en témoigne l'appui longtemps apporté par les Etats-Unis au gouvernement du maréchal Pétain et l'antipathie réciproque de Roosevelt et de Gaulle; le retrait de la France de l'organisation militaire de l'OTAN; la menace du veto français contre l'intervention américaine en Irak. Il y a, sur fond de plus de deux siècles d'alliance, un antiaméricanisme français et une francophobie américaine. Pourquoi ? Au-delà de ce constat et de cette analyse, la question se pose de la politique française au sein de l'Europe unie et des relations de cette Europe avec les Etats-Unis. Deux conceptions s'opposent : celle du Royaume-Uni, qui est atlantiste ; celle de la France, qui est euro-indépendante. Europe et Etats-Unis sont issus d'une histoire commune et se réclament des mêmes valeurs politiques, religieuses, culturelles. Mais ils ne conçoivent pas l'avenir de la même façon. Allons-nous vers un divorce historique, ou bien la conscience des dangers qu'ils encourent en commun finira-t-elle par les rapprocher à nouveau ? Jacques Julliard est spécialiste d'histoire contemporaine. Ses travaux portent sur le mouvement ouvrier et sur l'histoire des cultures politiques en France depuis la Révolution française. Directeur d'études à l'Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), il est aussi journaliste au Nouvel Observateur, dont il est aujourd'hui directeur délégué. Cette conférence est présentée en collaboration avec la Délégation Générale de l'Alliance Française aux Etats-Unis. AFSF, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. 7:30pm. In French; admission free.

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. AN EVENING OF JAZZ ELEGANCE AT CAFÉ SOCIETY WITH MARSHA REMAS & THE JULES BROUSSARD QUINTET: JAZZ STANDARDS, BROADWAY & BLUES ! 8 pm . Tickets are $20. Prix Fixe supper available at 7 pm for $13.50. Reservations being taken now 707.256.3232 x206 or Email sales@cafesocietystore.com Café Society, an authentic French bistro and retail store by day and an intimate cabaret style nightclub by night, is a feast for the senses. Audiences may enjoy prix fixe meals of authentic bistro food paired with French wines, Belgian Beers, Italian espresso, Parisian hot chocolate and a selection of specialty beverages while listening to stellar Bay Area performers. 1000 Main Street, Napa, directly next door to the Napa Valley Opera House. www.cafesocietystore.com

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 23-29, 2004. LA VIE PROMISE opens in Landmark Theatres in SF.

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

April 24, 2004. 21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL. More than 200 beers, live music, and a magnificent menu of food. 7pm-10pm at the Food Pavilion, Fort Mason, SF. $4-$55; benefits the Telegraph Hill cooperative Nursery School. 415.421.TIXS.

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 26, 2004. KENSINGTON SYMPHONY peforms VIEUXTEMPS and others. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 54 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito. 510.524.4335. 8pm. $8-$10.

April 26, 2004. WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND performs at Ashkenaz, Berkeley. 510.525.5054. $13. www.ashkenaz.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 28, 2004. CARA BLACK reads from MURDER IN THE BASTILLE to celebrate the book's release in tradepaper. Presentation will be accompanied by slides. Noon. Brown Bag Mystery. Staceys, San Francisco.

April 28 & May 1, 2004. LE BLEU DES VILLES (Stéphane Brizé, 1999). L'Alliance de San Francisco fait partie depuis janvier des 20 établissements dans le monde choisis par le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères pour une expérimentation unique de diffusion du cinéma français et francophone. Une semaine sur deux, nous vous proposons donc, le mercredi à 19h et le samedi à 14h, un nouveau rendez-vous cinématographique.Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. $6 ($3 AF members)

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. Discussion about KAMOURASKA.

Through April 29, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. More than 200 films representing 45 countries. Castro and Kabuki Theaters, San Francisco. 415.561.5000 or www.sfiff.org

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. CARA BLACK reads from MURDER IN THE BASTILLE to celebrate the book's release in tradepaper. Presentation will be accompanied by slides. Books Inc Paris talk. Mountain View, CA. 7pm

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.

Through May 2, 2004. THE MISER by MOLIERE. Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley. 510.704.8210. Reviewed in this week's SF Weekly, p.36.

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*JOB OPPORTUNITIES*

ONE-YEAR POSITION IN FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES AT PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT, CA. Pitzer College has an opening for a one-year, full-time appointment at the visiting assistant professor level in French and Francophone Studies, beginning in the fall of 2004 for two semesters. The successful candidate will teach four language courses at all levels, and one upper division course in Francophone Studies in translation. Candidates with the Ph.D. are desirable, but those who have completed all work towards the Ph.D. degree except the dissertation are also welcome to apply. Teaching experience is desirable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send a letter describing your educational philosophy, teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing samples, and other supporting materials to: Alan Jones, Dean of Faculty, Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

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!

L'AGE D'OR (Buñuel, 1930). Castro, SF, 415.621.6120.

BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS / THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (Sylvain Chomet, 2003). Embarcadero Center, SF, 415.267.4893; Lumière, SF, 267.4893; Rafael, San Rafael, 415.454.1222; Shattuck, Berkeley, 510.843.3456; UA Stonestown, SF, 415.221.8182.

LE BLEU DES VILLES (Stéphane Brizé, 1999). L'Alliance de San Francisco fait partie depuis janvier des 20 établissements dans le monde choisis par le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères pour une expérimentation unique de diffusion du cinéma français et francophone. Une semaine sur deux, nous vous proposons donc, le mercredi à 19h et le samedi à 14h, un nouveau rendez-vous cinématographique.Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. $6 ($3 AF members)

BON VOYAGE. A French farce set during World War II, starring Isabelle Adjani, Virginie Ledoyen, Gerard Dépardieu and Peter Coyote. CinéArts at Marin, Sausalito, 415.331.0255; Clay, SF, 415.267.48893; Shattuck, Berkeley, 510.843.3456; UA Stonestown, SF, 415.221.8182.

UN CHIEN ANDALOU (Buñuel, 1929). Castro, SF, 415.621.6120.

UN DERANGEMENT CONSIDERABLE (Bernard Stora, 1999). L'Alliance de San Francisco fait partie depuis janvier des 20 établissements dans le monde choisis par le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères pour une expérimentation unique de diffusion du cinéma français et francophone. Une semaine sur deux, nous vous proposons donc, le mercredi à 19h et le samedi à 14h, un nouveau rendez-vous cinématographique.Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. $6 ($3 AF members)

THE DREAMERS (Bertolucci; set in Paris). Four Star, SF, 415.666.3488; Opera Plaza, SF, 415.267.4893.

LES INVASIONS BARBARES / BARBARIAN INVASIONS (Denys Arcand, 2003; winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film . Elmwood, Berkeley, 510.649.0530; Rialto, Santa Rosa, 707.525.4840.

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; Rialto, Santa Rosa, 707.525.4840; Lumière, SF, 267.4893; Shattuck, Berkeley, 510.843.3456.

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG / THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG. Balboa, SF, 415.221.8184.

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.

TATIE DANIELLE (Etienne Chatiliez, 1990). Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

TRIPLE AGENT (Eric Rohmer). SFIFF, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, 510.642.1124.

LA VIE PROMISE / THE PROMISED LIFE. Opening this week at Act One/Two, Berkeley, 510.843.3456; Opera Plaza, SF, 415.267.4893.

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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

April 24-May 21, 2004. A LEGACY ON PAPER: MASTERWORKS OF PRINTMAKING, including works by Renoir, Pissarro, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, tissot, Matisse, Chagall and more. Christopher-Clark Fine Art, 377 Geary St., SF. 415.397.7781 or www.clarkfineart.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 1, 2004. THE HEART OF PARIS. Photographs by VERNE VAN VLEAR. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

May 3-May 29, 2004. PARCS ET JARDINS. Photographs by CHRISTINE RIEDELL. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.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.

May 31-June 28, 2004. CECI N'EST PAS UNE PHOTOGRAPHIE. Photographs by BARBARA MICHELMAN. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

Through June 20, 2004. PICASSO TO THIEBAUD. Includes works by FERNAND LEGER and others. Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Lomita Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto. 650.723.4177.

Through July 2004. FRENCH KISS: OUR ENDURING LOVE AFFAIR WITH FRANCE. Showcases 200 years of lively and humorous views of France by American writers and artists. San Francisco Main Library, Sixth Floor, 100 Larkin St., SF. 415.557.4400 or www.sfpl.org.

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*

NOUVELLE CLASSE DE MATERNELLE. En raison du nombre accru des demandes d'inscription, l'Ecole Internationale de la Péninsule (EIP) ouvre en septembre 2004 une nouvelle classe de maternelle moyenne section (pre-kindergarten). L'EIP est accreditée par le Ministre de l'Education Nationale et offre depuis 25 ans un programme académique rigoureux. Pour tous les renseignements complémentaires veuillez contacter le bureau des admissions situé au 3233 Cowper St. à Palo Alto, tél. 650.852.0264.

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.

Friday evenings: CONVERSATION A POWELL ST. "Venez pratiquer votre francais avec nous !" Depuis deux ans, un groupe de conversation francaise (sfofrench) se rencontre chaque vendredi soir, de 18h30 a 22h30, a Cafe Segafredo, 231 Powell Street (pres de Union Street), a San Francisco. Tous les niveaux de francais sont les bienvenus. Tout le monde est sympathique et l'atmosphere tres detendue ! Nous organisons parfois d'autres activites (cinema, restaurant, randonnee, etc.). Pour de plus amples renseignements, contactez: sfofrench@yahoogroups.

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.

LE LUNDI SOIR. Nouveau cours A L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE BERKELEY: LE FRANCAIS FAMILIER. Le lundi 17h30-18h30 niveaux intermédiaire-avancé et avancé. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

Beginning April 26, 2004. INTENSIVE FRENCH COURSES AT THE FRENCH SCHOOL. Level 1 - 2 - 3 or 4 5 days: Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30, Morning: 9:30 to 12:30 or Afternoon: 1:30 to 4:30 or Evening: 5:30 to 8:30. $315. Register before the first day of class and pay only $295. Level 5 or 6. 4 days: Monday, April 26 through Thursday, April 29 Morning: 9:30 to 12:30 or Afternoon: 1:30 to 4:30 or Evening: 5:30 to 8:30 $199. Register before the first day of class and pay only $185. THE FRENCH CLASS, 500 Sutter Street Suite 310 San Francisco CA 94102 415.362.3666 - info@frenchclass.com - www.frenchclass.com

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-June 26, 2004. NOUVELLE SESSION (COURS DE FRANCAIS) A L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE BERKELEY. Telephoner au 510.548.7481 ou regarder sur le site afberkeley.org. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

May 3-June 25, 2004. FRENCH LANGUAGE CLASSES AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA. Courses for Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate, and Advanced Students. www.afsantarosa.org or 707.543.8151 for details.

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.

May 31-June 4 and June 7-June 11, 2004. COURS INTENSIFS A L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE BERKELEY. Call for fees and time 510.548.7481. afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

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 1, 2004. LA FETE DE PRINTEMPS AVEC SAN FRANCISCO BAY ACCUEIL. Venez danser sur l'eau - de 20 heures à 2 heures du matin - Foot of Napa (@Bridgeway, derrière Dunphy Park) SAUSALITO. Ambiance et bonne humeur garanties, de la musique française à gogo, et bien sûr.....des boissons pour vous rafraîchir ainsi que des amuse-gueules! Entrées membres SFBA $20, non-membres $25.Inscriptions sur : activites_sfba@yahoo.com ou www.sfbacc.org.

May 1, 2004. ORCHESTRA BAOBAB &endash; West African jazz mixed with Brazilian pop. SFJazz Spring Season. Palace of Fine Arts. 3pm family matinee as well as 8pm show. 415.776.1999 or www.sfjazz.org for details.

May 1, 2004. CARA BLACK reads from MURDER IN THE BASTILLE to celebrate the book's release in tradepaper. Presentation will be accompanied by slides. Book Passage Paris, Corte Madera. 4pm.

May 1, 2004. THINK GLOBALLY, DRINK LOCALLY. World Wine Market. 11:30am to 6:30pm, Fort Mason. Sample wines from six continents with six different tasting sessions conducted by world experts. http://www.world-wine-market.com. Registration for the exhibition is $45; fees for the sessions are $40 each.

May 2, 2004. CLUB VERT DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BERKELEY. Call 510.526.0287 for details. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

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 3, 2004. CLUB DE LECTURE de l'Alliance Française de San Francisco. Le Club de lecture se réunit une fois par mois pour découvrir les récentes acquisitions de la bibliothèque. Venez lire et partager vos impressions sur ces nouveaux titres. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

May 3, 2004. VENEZ FETER LES DIX ANS DE DBF! Lundi 3 mai 2004, a 18:30, au « Pavilion » du Holbrook Palmer Park, les anciens speakers vous invitent pour un programme exceptionnel avec champagne et buffet. « Dix Ans, Dix Dols! » Grâce à la générosité de nombre de nos 106 invités qui se sont succédés au fil de ces 10 ans, la contribution demandée aux participants sera seulement de 10 dollars pour tous ceux qui s'inscriront sur le site web au plus tard le vendredi 30 avril (après cette date, la contribution usuelle de $30 vous sera demandée a l'entree) « Bilan et prospective » Qui en 1994 avait déjà son site web ? Jean Louis Gassée et ses invites d'honneur nous feront une rétrospective des technologies qui ces 10 dernières années ont changé notre vie et partageront avec nous leur vision du futur. Venez rencontrer : Philippe Cases, Goery Delacote, Marylene Delbourg-Delphis, Marie-France De Sibert, Nicolas ElBaze, John Forge, Eric Hautemont, Philippe Kahn, Francois Korn, Jacques Lagarde, Francois Laugier, Khai Minh Pham, Alain Pinel, Bernard Portet, Herve Utheza, Jacques Vallee, Laurent Vrignaud, Vincent Worms et bien d'autres de nos invites qui se joindront a nous pour célébrer les 10 ans de DBF. Des maintenant inscrivez vous sur le web site DBF a www.dbf.net/inscrip.php3 <http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=517352&c=289142058&m=m&type=1> pour participer a cette réunion exceptionnelle. Directions pour le Holbrook Palmer Park : www.dbf.net/lieu.php3 http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=517353&c=289142058&m=m&type=1

May 5, 2004. DEJEUNER MENSUEL DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA. La Gare Restaurant. Noon. Followed by a short talk in French. Call Adrena by 6pm Friday April 30 (707.829.7708) to reserve; specify a vegetarian entree if you prefer. There will be a charged for a missed reservation. www.afsantarosa.org or info@santarosa.org

May 5 & 8, 2004. RESSOURCES HUMAINES (Laurent Cantet, 1999). L'Alliance de San Francisco fait partie depuis janvier des 20 établissements dans le monde choisis par le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères pour une expérimentation unique de diffusion du cinéma français et francophone. Une semaine sur deux, nous vous proposons donc, le mercredi à 19h et le samedi à 14h, un nouveau rendez-vous cinématographique.Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. $6 ($3 AF members)

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, 2004. ART DECO: 1910-1939. L'Art Déco est la grande époque des bijoux de Cartier ou de Tiffany, des verres Lalique, des sculptures en chrome de Brancusi, des tissus de Sonia Delaunay, des ensembles résolument modernes de Chanel, mais aussi des robes fluides et sensuelles de Lanvin, Poire ou Schiaparelli. C'est l'époque des grands hotels de luxe, des croisières transatlantiques, de la célèbre Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (1925). Production éminemment élitiste, certes - reservée aux "beautiful people" peints par Kees van Dongen ou Tamara de Lempicka - ces oeuvres d'avant-garde allient l'esthétique à la technologie, le raffinement à l'imagination. Cette conférence est offerte parallèment à l'exposition de la Légion d'Honneur sur le même thème - "One of the most glamorous and popular artistic styles;" "Escapism in sexy streamlined fun!".La conférence se terminera vers 11h30. Coût: $6/personne. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. Organized by the San Francisco Bay Accueil.

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 8, 2004. CARA BLACK reads from MURDER IN THE BASTILLE to celebrate the book's release in tradepaper. Paris-Through-Expatriate-Eyes celebrates the paperback publication of Cara Black "Murder in the Bastille" with a reception/reading in the Napa Valley at Café Society 1000 Main Street Napa, CA. Noon-3pm.

May 8, 2004. MOLIERE, SA VIE ET SON OEUVRE. Journée d'immersion à l'Alliance Francaise de Berkeley, le samedi 8 mai de 8h30 à 16h, niveau avancé $70 membres et $ 75 les autres, déjeuner compris. Réserver avant le 1er mai avec un cheque. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

May 9, 2004. MOTHER'S DAY AT RESTAURANT MIREPOIX. $65 prix fixe menu excluding gratuity and tax. 5pm to 8:30pm. 707.838.0162.

May 9, 2004. PATRICK LEVEQUE will perform his graduate recital, including works by FAURE and others, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Avenue, Mill Valley. 7pm. Mr. Leveque is completing his Master's Degree in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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 11 and 16, 2004. ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET performs RAVEL and more. Artists-in-residence at Stanford. Chamber Music Series, Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor. www.chambermusicsf.org. 415.978.2787. $30.

May 15, 2004. DINER DE PRINTEMPS DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BERKELEY. Samedi 15 mai, 18h30 à l'alliance. $30 membres, $40 non-membres. Réserver avant le 10 mai avec un cheque. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

May 19 & 22, 2004. RIEN A FAIRE (M. Vernoux, 1999). L'Alliance de San Francisco fait partie depuis janvier des 20 établissements dans le monde choisis par le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères pour une expérimentation unique de diffusion du cinéma français et francophone. Une semaine sur deux, nous vous proposons donc, le mercredi à 19h et le samedi à 14h, un nouveau rendez-vous cinématographique.Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. $6 ($3 AF members)

May 20, 2004. CONVERSATION A L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BERKELEY. 18h30. 510.548.7481. Bring something to drink and eat. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

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.

May 27, 2004. BILINGUISME, BICULTURALISME: LES ENJEUX AFFECTIFS. Conference d'Yvette Chalom. 19h. $5 membres, $8 non-membres. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

May 28, 2004. QUAI DES ORFEVRES. Cinéma à l'Alliance Française de Berkeley. 18h30. $10 contribution for pizza, salad and wine, call to reserve 510.526.6404. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com

May 28, 2004. LA CITE DES ENFANTS PERDUS. Séance de film avec Olivier Walty, diplomé d'une école de cinéma en France: $30, 18h30. E-mail: afberkeley@sirius-mail.com for details.

June 1-10, 2004. HISTORIC TRIP TO NORMANDY, FRANCE. Cal State Chico's College of Humanities and Fine Arts will host a 10-day tour of France that ventures from Paris to the shores of Normandy during the 60th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion. Escorts: European history professor Laird Easton + a professional tour director. 6 nights in Paris and 2 nights in Rouen. Highlight: a trip to the beaches of Normandy during the anniversary week, including trips to Pointe du Hoc; the American cemetery in Colleville; Arromanches; the War Museum of D-day events. $2050 per person, which includes roundtrip airfare from San Francisco to Paris, ground transportation, accommodations, some meals and attraction fees. A portion of the tour price will support scholarships for CSU Chico students. For information, call Thomasin Saxe at 530.898.4642 or e-mail tsaxe@csuchico.edu

June 2 & 5, 2004. TOUT VA BIEN ON S'EN VA (Claude Mouriéras, 2000). L'Alliance de San Francisco fait partie depuis janvier des 20 établissements dans le monde choisis par le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères pour une expérimentation unique de diffusion du cinéma français et francophone. Une semaine sur deux, nous vous proposons donc, le mercredi à 19h et le samedi à 14h, un nouveau rendez-vous cinématographique.Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. $6 ($3 AF members)

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

June 5-July 2, 2004. LA BOHEME by PUCCINI. San Francisco Opera. 415.864.3330 or sfopera.com for details.

June 9, 2004. LA FÊTE DES MÈRES 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 Mother's Day. 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.

June 9-11, 2004. GOLDEN JOE. Une pièce d'ERIC-EMMANUEL SCHMITT présentée par le Théâtre du Coin. A 20 heures précises au Théâtre du Cubberley, Community Center à Palo Alto. Entrée $15. Réservations et renseignements : Pascale Couderc 650.322.6600 or pascale@barthelet.org ou www.theatreducoin.com.

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

June 12, 2004. INTRODUCTION AU REQUIEM DE GABRIEL FAURE - PIE JESUS ET AUTRES PSAUMES. Lecture by Maestro Ian Robertson; performance by Opera Center Adler Fellows Nikki Einfeld (soprano) and Katherine Rohrer (mezzo-soprano). Auditorium de l'Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

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 16 & 19, 2004. LE LAIT DE LA TENDRESSE HUMAINE (Dominique Cabrera, 2001). L'Alliance de San Francisco fait partie depuis janvier des 20 établissements dans le monde choisis par le Ministère français des Affaires Etrangères pour une expérimentation unique de diffusion du cinéma français et francophone. Une semaine sur deux, nous vous proposons donc, le mercredi à 19h et le samedi à 14h, un nouveau rendez-vous cinématographique.Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. $6 ($3 AF members)

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

June 20, 2004. REQUIEM de GABRIEL FAURE. Performed by the SAN FRANCISCO BOYS CHORUS. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco. $10-$15-$20. 415.861.7464 or tickets@sfbc.org. This concert is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Ligue Henri IV. Sponsored by the Alliance Française de San Francisco, 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

June 25, 2004. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO reading INGRID CAVEN de JEAN-JACQUES SCHUHL. Literary and historical discussion led by David Rafoni. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com.

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.

July 13, 2004. A SONOMA-PROVENCE FEAST. Summer course taught by Christy Piccin. 707.543.3737 or www.santarosarec.com (click on "Course Registrations") for details.

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 7-17, 2004. 27TH ANNUAL MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL AND VIDEOFEST. Details to follow.

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.).

March 11-17, 2005. FOURTH ANNUAL TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. 415.381.4123 or www.tiburonfilmfestival.com.

April 2005. SONOMA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL. 707.939.0306 or www.sonoma.filmfest.org.

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.

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