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Published by Suzanne Toczyski, Sonoma State University

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*OCTOBER EVENTS*

October 14-22, 2003. TOUR OF PARIS led by TERRANCE GELENTER of PARIS FOR EXPATRIATE EYES. http://www.paris-expat.com or 415.388.4956 for details.

October 15 & 18, 2003. JULES ET JIM. Truffaut Cycle. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. Wednesday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm. $5 for non-members.

October 16, 2003. CUISINE REGIONALE 'LA SAVOIE.' Curbside Bistro, 1345 Bush St., SF. 5pm. $40. 415.923.1375 for reservations. http://www.afsf.com for details.

October 16, 2003. CONVERSATION A L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BERKELEY. Free, bring a bottle and something to eat and come to speak French for a couple hours. Call 510-548-7481 for more details. 18h30.

October 16-18, 2003. WINES AND VINES. Big-time auction lots, including a week-long stay in a Paris flat and exciting premium wines. Fundraiser for the Northern Sonoma Healthcare Foundation. Various locations in Healdsburg and Windsor. 707.431.0560 or http://www.winesandvines.org.

October 17, 2003. LE BAROQUE avec RENEE MOREL. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco. 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755. www.afsf.com. 10h. Organise par SFBA (San Francisco Baie Accueil). Ouvert a tous. $6. Reservations aupres de Marie-Elise Lyman, 415.759.7274 / melyman@attglobal.net ou Renee Morel: rmorel@ccsf.edu. Venez admirer des oeuvres majeures de cette revolution picturale qui a pris naissance a Rome au debut du XVIIe siecle, avec le mouvement religieux de la Contre-Reforme triomphante. Le realisme de Caravage, avec ses forts contrastes d'ombres et de lumiere, va donner naissance a une peinture violente et passionnee: le baroque. Parmi ses grands themes, la vision, l'extase, la mort, mais a cette gravite tourmentee s'ajoutent la sensualite, la theatralite et les jeux de l'illusion. On examinera egalement des exemples d'architecture baroque en Italie, en France et en Allemagne.

October 17, 2003. CERCLE FRANCAIS DE PETALUMA. Chez Marcia Barahona from 7pm-9:30pm. No children. Questions? Call 707-235-6778. Bring any drinks or food you would like.

October 17, 2003. FOUR CENTURIES OF LOVE SONGS. With soprano Meghan Conway and guitarist Cem Duruoz. Old First Church, SF. 8pm. $6-$12.

October 17, 2003. TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU perform at Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda, Alameda. 415.285.6285. 9pm. $12.

October 17, 2003. PARIS COMBO performs at the Napa Valley Opera House. 707.226.7372 or http://www.nvoh.org for details. 8pm. $12-$22.

October 17, 2003. RICK ATKINSON talks about AN ARMY AT DAWN: THE WAR IN AFRICA, 1942-1943. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. http://www.bookpassage.com. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909. 7pm.

October 17, 2003. RENDEZ-VOUS LITTERAIRE. Discussion of LES CONFESSIONS de Jean-Jacques Rousseau with David Rafoni. For active participants as well as listeners only. Admission Free. 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com.

October 17, 2003. DEGASDANCE. Preview of the Degas sculpture exhibit at the Legion of Honor, with food, capoeira, silent auction, open bar. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 34th and Clement, SF. 1.800.965.4827 or http://www.artpoint.org. $55-$85.

October 17 - November 16, 2003. WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett. American Conservatory Theater, Geary Theater, San Francisco. 415.749.2ACT (415.749.2228) or http://www.act-sf.org. $11-$68.

October 18, 2003. FRENCH HOME COOKING. Master class at Johnson & Wales. KQED TV9, 1pm.

October 18, 2003. AUDITIONS FOR PIERRE CORNEILLE'S THE ILLUSION. Auditions are being held by appointment for roles in Tony Kushner's adaptation of Pierre Corneille's THE ILLUSION. Needed: 6 men, aged 20-65 and 1 woman, aged 20-35. Performance dates January 30 &endash; February 21, 2004. Bring 2 prepared monologues, one classical. 12pm-5pm. Cinnabar Theatre, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

October 18, 2003. DEGAS. VISITE GUIDEE A LA LEGION D'HONNEUR, Lincoln Park (Clement St. and 34th Avenue), SF. $16. Reservations before October 9. 510.548.7481.

October 18-20, 2003. SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY performs BERLIOZ'S ROYAL HUNT AND STORM (from LES TROYENS) and more. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $15-$54.

Through October 19, 2003. LA SEMAINE DU GOUT. Tous les ans au mois d'octobre, la France fete la semaine du gout, l'occasion pour les professionnels du gout de s'associer au respect des valeurs suivantes: developper l'education et l'apprentissage du consommateur, notamment du jeune consommateur; s'attacher a proposer gout et saveurs pour le plus grand nombre de consommateurs sous toutes les formes de consommations alimentaires; produire et elaborer des aliments surs; offrir une information transparente et pedagogique aupres du grand public sur l'origine des aliments concernis, de leurs modes de production et de leur qualite; promouvoir des comportements alimentaires s'inscrivant dans le cadre d'un mode de vie equilibre. Pour vous en savoir plus pouvez aller visiter le site : http://www.legout.com.

October 19, 2003. PARIS COMBO. Center Stage, The Osher Marin JCC. 415.444.8000 or 415.478.2277 or www.tickets.com. Gypsy jazz à la Django, bop, cabaret, swing and exotic North African and Latin rhythms. 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael.

October 21, 2003. INTERFRENCH METRO CAFÉ. Evénement mensuel InterFrench, au restaurant Métro Café à San Francisco.. http://www.metrocafesf.net/. Venez rencontrer d'autres francophones, pratiquer votre français, échanger des informations, ou simplement passer un bon moment entre amis. Le prix du menu est de 24,95$ par personne taxe et pourboire inclus, le prix des boissons est en plus.

October 22 & 25, 2003. LA MARIEE ETAIT EN NOIR. Truffaut Cycle. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. Wednesday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm. $5 for non-members.

October 23, 2003. PK and KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE at the FRENCH-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL/LYCEE INTERNATIONAL FRANCO-AMERICAIN. Learn more about a world-class, bilingual education in the heart of San Francisco. Visit classrooms in action; meet an outstanding team of international educators; converse with bilingual students of all ages; enjoy the hospitality of our vibrant parent community. At FAIS bilingualism is acquired by a process of natural immersion. No prior knowledge of French is required for children attending pre-kindergarten through first grade. 9am to 11am. 150 Oak Street, SF (between Gough and Franklin). 415.558.2000.

October 23, 2003. SOIREE CINEMA: L'HOMME DU TRAIN. 18h. $10 for pizza, salad and wine. Reserve at 510,526.6404. Alliance Francaise de Berkeley.

October 24, 2003. L'ART BAROQUE FRANCAIS ET ITALIEN (XVIIe). Visite guidee au California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park (Clement St. and 34th Avenue), SF. Rendez-vous a 9h45 devant la pyramide, dans la cour interieure. La visite durera 1h15. Parmi les artistes francais, on trouve Simon Vouet, Eustache Le Sueur, les Freres Le Nain, et Georges de la Tour , Claude Gellee et un faux Poussin vraiment faux. $2 par personne (membre ou non-membre, entrée au musee comprise). 25 personnes maximum par visite. Reservation absolument necessaire avant le 22 octobre aupres de Marie-Elise Lyman, 415.759.7274 ou melyman@attglobal.net.

October 24, 2003. CONFERENCE D'HELENE MASSY, peintre, sculpteur… suisse. Refreshments. $5 members, $8 non-members. Alliance Francaise de Berkeley, 510.548.7481.

October 24, 2003. HENRI-PIERRE KOUBAKA TRIO featuring Idrissa Gueye, Babou Sagna on percussion, and special guest Yacine Badian Kouyate on guitar. Unique blend of Ancient and Contemporary Mandingo Music from Senegal, Mali and Kongo. Ti Couz Restaurant, 16th near Valencia, SF. 8:30pm.

October 24 &endash; December 20, 2003. MADE IN FRANCE &endash; VILLAGE IMPORTS. Exceptional wholesaler's open warehouse event. Buy imported European gourmet foods, wines, champagnes, 211 South Hill Drive, Brisbane, CA. 415.562.94005 for details. Special E-mail Offer: 1- forward this invitation to 10 friends in the Bay Area; 2- put info@villageimports.net in copy (Cc:); 3- print your e-mail with your 10 adresses and give it at the cash register and...Receive a thank you gift (Valrhona chocolate, $20 value) (limited quantities available).

October 25, 2003. CAFE MUSEE: MANET ET VELASQUEZ. Visual Arts Bldg, Rm. V114, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., SF. Presentation diapos par Renee Morel et la sympathique equipe du Café Musee. Venez voir les oeuvres principales de l'expo "Manet et la maniere espagnole au XIXe siecle" (Musee d'Orsay et Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 2003) tout en degustant un petit dejeuner/brunch convivial! Nous servirons du cafe de chez Peet's, du pain de La Boulangerie et beaucoup d'autres bonnes choses: confiture, fruits, fromages, jus, the, etc. Vous aurez l'occasion de rencontrer d'autres francophones et francophiles. Participation aux frais: $2.50. 9h30 - 12h30. rmorel@ccsf.edu

October 26, 2003. AN EVENING AT VERSAILLES. Performance by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. http://www.philharmonia.org.

Through October 26, 2003. NO EXIT. GTX performs Jean-Paul Sartre's classic play about three people in hell. Studio 210, 3425 Cesar Chavez, 415.267.7687. $11-$13.

October 27, 2003. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: THE CHESS MASTER. In his 70s, Franklin embarked upon the most important role of his life: securing an alliance with France against England. KQED TV9, 10:30pm.

October 28, 2003. FRENCH CARTOONIST FRANCOIS PLACE. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in San Francisco in association with the Cartoon Art Museum and Foto-Grafix bookstore is proud to host a special presentation by French illustrator and cartoonist François Place. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please call 415-227-8666, ext. 314 to reserve a seat. 7pm-9pm. culture@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org for details.

October 28, 2003. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS RECEPTION FOR MICKAEL PIETRUS. The French Consulate General in San Francisco is happy to announce the recent draft by the "Golden State Warriors" of the young French player Mickael Pietrus nicknamed "Euro Jordan" in the American press. This is a great event, as very few French basketball players have the opportunity to play in the NBA.To launch the 2003-2004 season and welcome new players to the team the "Golden State Warriors" are hosting a breakfast reception on October 28th. This will be an unique opportunity to meet Mickael Pietrus and other players on the Golden State Warriors team. To participate in this event please visit: http://www.nba.com/warriors/ or http://www.consul-france.org.

October 29, 2003. VIVEMENT DIMANCHE. Truffaut Cycle. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. Wednesday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm. $5 for non-members.

October 30, 2003. FRENCH CABARET EVENING Michel Saga Returns to Cafe Societe! 6pm Prix Fixe Supper $10.50; 7pm Performance -- $20.00. Make your reservations now! Michel returns to perform traditional Montmarte Cabaret. Saga will bring French Cabaret straight from Paris to Napa, performing songs from the late 20s to the 70s, by such favorites as Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Charles Aznavour.

October 30, 2003. JAN MORRIS talks about THE WORLD, TRAVELS FROM 1950-2000, including trips to Paris. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. http://www.bookpassage.com. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909. 7pm.

October 30, 2003. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE L*ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA. Texte: FABLES de JEAN DE LA FONTAINE. Foyer, 312 Chinn St., Santa Rosa. 707.829.7708. http://www.afsantarosa.org.

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*JOB OPPORTUNITIES*

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*

THE GIRL AND THE FIG, California/French, 110 W. Spain (at First St. W), Sonoma, 707.938.3634, reviewed in this week's SF Bay Guardian, p.32.

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*CINEMA*

See "Special Events," above, for more cinematic opportunities!

CARNAGE. Rafael, San Rafael, 415.4545.1222; Castro, SF, 415.621.6120. Reviewed in this week's Pacific Sun, p.28.

LE DIVORCE. Galaxy, SF, 415.474.8700.

L'HOMME DU TRAIN. 18h. $10 for pizza, salad and wine. Reserve at 510.526.6404. Alliance Francaise de Berkeley.

JULES ET JIM. Truffaut Cycle. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or www.afsf.com. Wednesday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm. $5 for non-members.

LA MARIEE ETAIT EN NOIR. Truffaut Cycle. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. Wednesday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm. $5 for non-members.

OUT OF THE PAST (Tourneur, 1947). Auctions by the Bay, Alameda, 510.835.6187.

PARIS BLUES. Fillmore Center Plaza, SF, 415.441.6396.

LE PEUPLE MIGRATEUR/WINGED MIGRATION. (Jacques Perrin) Rialto, Santa Rosa, 707.525.4840; Shattuck, Berkeley, 510.843.3456.

SWIMMING POOL. Balboa, SF, 415.221.8184; Opera Plaza, SF, 415.352.0810.

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*ART*

Through October 18, 2003. PHOTOS DE LA VIE QUOTIDIENNE BY KEITH MAILLARD. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com.

October 18, 2003 - January 18, 2004. DEGAS SCUPLTURES. Renoir called him "the greatest living sculptor." This is a rare opportunity to view in a single exhibition all 73 bronze sculptures by the great French impressionist master. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 34th & Clement, SF. 415.863.3330. http://www.legionofhonor.org or http://www.thinker.org.

October 20-31, 2003. LA VOLONTE DES COULEURS. Paintings by Annette Poitau. Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com.

Through October 22, 2003. MARC CHAGALL: RARE WORKS. In conjunction with the opening of the Chagall show at the SFMOMA. Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post, SF. 415.421.7171 or http://www.meyerovich.com.

November 1-23, 2003. L'ART DE LA TABLE by Thalia Stratton. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com for details.

Through November 4, 2003. MARC CHAGALL. Sweeping retrospective direct from Paris! SFMOMA, 151 Third St., SF. 415.357.4000 for details.

November 23 &endash; January 3, 2003. MY FRANCE by Gila Lane. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com for details.

Through January 15, 2004. SPIRITS IN THE WIND: SEQUIN ART OF HAITI. A brightly colored ritual flag made of sequins derived from vodou, a blend of African and European religious traditions and one of the more popular art forms to originate in Haiti. San Francisco Airport Museums, Gallery D-1, North Connector, Departures/Ticketing Level. 650.821.6700 or http://www.sfoarts.org.

March 6 - July 4, 2004. ART DECO, 1910-1939. The most comprehensive presentation ever staged on one of the most glamorous and popular of all artistic styles. Features are some 300 works including Cartier jewelry, Tiffany silver, sculpture by Leger and Brancusi, fashion by Lanvin and Chanel, and paintings by Tamara de Lempicka and Joseph Stella. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 34th & Clement, SF. 415.863.3330. http://www.legionofhonor.org.

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*NEW MEDIA*

FREE PHONE CALLS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD VIA THE INTERNET. All you need is a computer, a sound card, a microphone and speakers or headset, and a broadband connection. Visit Free World Dial Up (http://www.freeworldialup.com). Download the X-Lite softphone (software) by clicking on the green square on the site and follow the instructions for the registration. Get your family and friends to sign up as well so that you can call them. There are over 50,000 registered users worldwide. The sound is very good. Make sure the program is turned on and coordinate the calling time with your friend/family. Indicate you heard about it from the SF Bay Area Francophile list. It is all free.

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.org.

LE JOURNAL FRANCAIS. Le Journal Francais est votre lien pour vivre a la francaise aux Etats-Unis. Pour recevoir un exemplaire gratuit: http://www.journalfrancais.com/JF/exemplaire_gratuit.html.

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 $9.99 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 : Every Saturday evening AT 7PM on channel 29 in San Francisco. For upcoming shows visit www.french-american-tv. To appear on show or for more information contact : Aline Dinoia P.O. Box 15354, San Francisco CA 94115 - 415.377.0245 - http://www.french-american.tv.

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*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. I'm looking for good writing, nonfiction stories on France. Previously published work is welcome. If interested go to http://www.sealpress.com (under Submissions) for details on deadline and compensation. Contact info: Camille_Cusumano@csaa.com.

LA BIBLIOTHEQUE TOURNANTE et son comite de lecture vous proposent une selection de 36 titres parus dans l*annee pour une cotisation de $36. Vous les recevez chez vous, vous les gardez 15 jours, vous les deposez chez un abonne proche. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez http://www.bibliotheque-orange.org ou contactez Genevieve Laverne, 510.654.7311 ou genevievelaverne@msn.com. Il y a des responsables dans toutes les regions de la Baie.

ECHANGE DE MAISON. La proprietaire d'un hotel****/restaurant a Tavers pres de Beaugency qui propose de faire un echange de maison en janv/fev 2004 pour 3 semaines. Cette personne recherche une maison avec 3 chambres a Napa ou Sonoma pour cette periode. La famille americaine pourra en echange loger dans sa maison a Tavers ou sejourner dans l'hotel pour une duree d'une semaine en pension complete a une autre periode de l'annee (hotel ferme pendant les mois de janvier et fevrier). Les personnes interessees peuvent contacter Marie-Christine Pouey par email: tonelri@club-internet.fr, site Web: http://www.tonelri.com.

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.

MARKET YOUR PRODUCT IN FRANCE. Let me sell/market your product or service here in France. I'm an American, long-time resident near Avignon/Nimes ; 27 yrs RE Broker, Santa Rosa, CA ; have complete Mac G-4 and PC computer systems ; reknowned local photographer. I possess excellent talent in sales and marketing many products. E-mail: johnhillpresents@aol.com. Please respond NLT 01.09.03. Resume.

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

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 (sur son bateau). zsolution4u@yahoo.com or http://www.interfrench.com.

Tuesday afternoons: CAUSERIE, Alliance Francaise de Santa Rosa, 4:30-6:00. Intermediate. 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: CONVERSATION a Starbucks, Fairfield. Pour plus d'information d'appeler Lorna Marlow a Solano Community College 707.864.7291.

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

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. Advanced. 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: FRENCH CONVERSATION with Anne Marie MacEligot. Every Friday 6pm-8pm. 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.

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.

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.

Last Saturday of the month: CHRISTINA ANDREWS AT THE CAF* SOCIETE. 7pm-10pm. Flutist with lovely French repertoire, featuring selections by Debussy, Ravel and other impressionist composers. Cafe Society, 1000 Main St, Napa 707.256.3232 x206 Email sales@cafesocietystore.com. 7pm - 10pm.

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: FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP meeting 1-2:30pm every Sunday at Red Rock Coffee located at 201 Castro St., in downtown Mountain View. All levels welcome. For more information, please email Rushani at rushani@alum.mit.edu.

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*

FALL CLASSES AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA, Includes courses for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate, advanced, and specialized courses (discussion of newspaper articles; la presence francaise aux Etats-Unis), French for Children, French for Adolescents, ultra-short courses for those in need, and tutoring. Alliance Francaise de Santa Rosa, 312 Chinn St., Santa Rosa. 707.829.7708 or 707.543.8151 or http://www.afsantarosa.org or school@afsantarosa.org for details.

FALL CLASSES AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE MARIN. Courses for Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced Conversation, Beginners Children, Le temps de l'indicatif et le conditionnel, Les temps des verbes, Les pronoms, Les pronoms interrogatifs, Les pronoms relatifs, Les prepositions a et de, Le subjonctif, and an Atelier d'ecriture. Contact the AF Marin for details.

October 22 &endash; December 10, 2003. LA VIE AU TEMPS DE LOUIS XV ET DES PHILOSOPHES. Successeur, a l'age de 5 ans, du Roi Soleil, Louis XV a ete le fidele continuateur d'un heritage hors du commun. Durant le long regne (1715-1774) de ce despote eclaire, la France va developper une civilisation originale et aussi de qualite. C'est le siecle des Philosophes et de l'Encyclopedie, de Voltaire et de Rousseau, ainsi que celui de Mme de Pompadour et du triomphe du rococo, avec les oeuvres eminemment sensuelles de Boucher et de Fragonard. Durant cette epoque, le royaume de France connaitra l'age d'or de l'urbanisme, les montgolfieres et les premiers cafes, la fievre des affaires et, a son oppose, les plaisirs raffines des fetes galantes a la Watteau. Un cours passionnant, enseigne par Renee Morel, et richement illustre de textes et de diapositives! WEDNESDAY MORNINGS (10:30 AM - 12: NOON): (8 weeks). $205 (early bird discount). Reservations: THE FRENCH CLASS - 500 SUTTER STREET (SUITE 310) AT POWELL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 - Tel: (415) 362-3666 - Fax: (415) 362-4334. info@frencclass.com.

October 15 OR October 18, 2003. L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE EN IMAGES: LOUIS XIV ET LA MONARCHIE ABSOLUE. Saviez-vous que Louis XIV a eu le plus long regne de l'histoire de France? Qu'il a lui-meme dirige la construction du chateau de Versailles, immense cage doree ou les nobles etaient invites a se ruiner dans des fetes somptueuses? C'est au cours de cet "Age d'or" que la France deviendra le centre politique et artistique de l'Europe. En francais, avec de nombreuses diapositives et des polycopies [accent aigu] pleins d'humour. Attention! Comme pour le TGV, les reservations sont obligatoires! Renee Morel. October 15, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM *or* October 18, 9:30 AM - 12:00 NOON - $42. THE FRENCH CLASS - 500 SUTTER STREET - SF - (415) 362-3666 info@frencclass.com

October 16 ~ November 20, 2003. IMPRESSIONISM. Course by Kerrin Meis incorporates slides and videos. Bookpassage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details. Six Thursdays. 1:30pm - 4pm. $200.

Beginning October 20, 2003. THE FRENCH CLASS. A new session of exciting French classes is about to start at The French Class, 500 Sutter Street, Suite 310, San Francisco CA 94102 (415) 362-3666 or http://www.frenchclass.com. From complete beginners to proficient: French for Business, art, history and literature classes (level 7 classes open to French people and Francophones). Classes are starting the week of October 20. Anyone who mentions "la lettre de Suzanne Toczyski" will get $10 off when they sign up. Call now 415.362.3666. info@frencclass.com

February 7 - May 7, 2004. STUDY ABROAD WITH THE SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE. http://www.santarosa.edu/sa/paris.html or call Monte Freidig at 707.527.4468 for details.

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.

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 If you are too busy to leave your office or want to avoid losing time in traffic, this may be the best way for you to keep up with your French. We set up a program according to your needs and goals, including conversation, grammar and pronunciation. Lessons are 30 minutes long and $25 each or $23 for members of The French Class. For information on our membership and on our school, please visit our website at http://www.frenchclass.com or call us at (415) 362-3666 or send us an e-mail at info@frenchclass.com. The French Class, 500 Sutter Street, Suite 310, San Francisco CA 94102.

THE FRENCH CLASS. Special offer for Level One students: $40 of your level 1 French class, plus FREE French Class membership, newsletter and totebag! 500 Sutter Street Suite 310, San Francisco, CA 94102; 415.362.3666 - info@frenchclass.com; http://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)*

November 1, 2003. L'ETE PROCHAIN, featuring Marie Trintignant. Directed by Nadin Trintignant. 2pm. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com.

November 5, 2003. READING BY AUTHOR SHAN SA. The French Cultural Services of the French Embassy in San Francisco are pleased to present a series of conferences with the author Shan Sa. In association with the Center for Chinese Studies/Department of French Studies. Panel discussion. Time: November 5th , 2003 / 4 pm to 6 pm. Address: UC Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA. culture@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org for details.

November 5 and 8, 2003. LE COUSIN, featuring Marie Trintignant. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. 7pm Wednesday, 2pm Saturday.

November 5-12, 2003. LA SEMAINE DU FRANCAIS. Cette annee, le service culturel du Consulat General de France a San Francisco en collaboration avec l'AATF et le San Francisco Film Society consacreront 2 matinees a la projection d'un film francais a San Francisco: LE BOSSU (avec Daniel Auteuil), mercredi 5 novembre a 10h et jeudi 6 novembre a 10h, Delancey Theatre - 600 Embarcadero a San Francisco. Capacite : 150 sieges, Pour etre sur d'obetnir des si*ges, reservez vos places le plus tot possible, nous arretons les inscriptions des que la salle est pleine. Si vous voulez participer contactez-nous par email : culture@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org.

November 6, 2003. HENRI-PIERRE KOUBAKA, Senegalese drummer, performs with at the Commons, Sonoma State University, 8pm. Call 707.664.2537 or 707.664.4177 or write suzanne.toczyski@sonoma.edu for details. $5 for students with ID; $10 for all others. www.koubaka.com.. Henri-Pierre Koubaka with his band Kasumai Bare exploring the African Roots of Hip-Hop. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to DANCE!!

November 6, 2003. AN EVENING WITH SHAN SA, an author of Chinese descent who writes in French. Reading and book signing: THE GIRL WHO PLAYED GO.. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. Open to the public and free of charge. In association with " A clean well-lighted place for books." Sponsored with the Service culturel de San Francisco.

November 7, 2003. BICENTENAIRE DU LOUISIANA PURCHASE. Conference/ diapos d'ANNICK FOUCRIER. Santa Rosa Junior College, Lark Hall, Room 2004, 7:30pm. $13/$7 for under 18/full-time students. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Francaise de Santa Rosa. Call 707.829.7708 or 707.543.8151 for more details. Tickets could sell out early!

November 7, 2003. HENRI-PIERRE KOUBAKA, solo. A special night of West African ballads and lullabies on acoustic guitars and ancient percussion with special guest Yacine Badian Kouyate. Directions: Jazz House 3192 Adeline @ M.L. King Blvd (The Jazz House is located on the West side of the street where Martin Luther King becomes Adeline just south of the Ashby BART station between Ashby and Alcatraz. The old sign on the building reads " Ant " and sits between a corner store and a police precinct building.) 8pm. $10. http://www.koubaka.com

November 7-8, 2003. PASCAL RIOULT DANCE THEATRE. Cal Performances. http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu. 510.642.9988 for details.

November 7 & 9, 2003. THE SON. A brilliant new film by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Sonoma Film Institute, Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. $3-$5; free to SSU students with ID. 707.664.2606 or http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi.

November 8, 2003. LES ISLES. FAIS/IHS 22nd annual auction. Celebrate the French Antilles and the Polynesian islands with Tahitian-style fabrics and Gauguin-inspired colors. Annual fundraiser. Tickets are $100 per person, which includes silent auction, aperitifs, sit-down dinner with live auction followed by dancing. Auction items include select wines, French keepsakes, special dinners in Bay Area restaurants, etc.! http://www.fais-ihs.org/auction or 415.558.2019 or jaimet@fais-his.org. To be held at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square, 6:30pm. To enjoy the patron reception as well (beginning at 5:30), tickest are $175.

November 10, 2003. INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP. Reunion Interfrench-Frenchip se trouvera sur le bateau-maison de Michel. Prevenez-le en avance si vous allez venir. Apportez qqch a boire ou a manger pour partager avec tout le monde. Venez rencontrer d'autres francophones, pratiquer votre francais, echanger des informations, ou simplement passer un bon moment entre amis. #45 South Forty Dock, Sausalito. 415.332.3290 ou zsolution4u@yahoo.com. 19h.

November 12 and 15, 2003. PORTRAITS CHINOIS, featuring Marie Trintignant. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. 7pm Wednesday, 2pm Saturday.

November 14-23, 2003. THE LEARNED LADIES by MOLIERE. Louis B. Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 408.554.4015 (box office). http://www.scu.edu/cpa.

November 16, 2003. SLIDESHOW: A TASTE OF QUERCY by E. Barbara Phillips, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University, and Founder/Director, Latitude Cultural Center, La Toulzanie (Lot), France. Architectural gems (e.g., pigeonniers, cazelles), preserved medieval villages, pilgrimage sites, castles, rich gastronomic tradition, natural beauty of the area plus scenes of Le Moulin de La Toulzanie, Latitude's headquarters, a 14th century mill. Conversation in English and French, plus refreshments, follow the presentation. Place: Berkeley Hills. Entrée libre, but please reserve in advance due to limited space. For reservations and directions, email Barbara at barbara@latitude.org. 5:30 p.m.

November 19, 2003. PONETTE, , featuring Marie Trintignant. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. 2pm Saturday.

November 20, 2003. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA. Texte: KAMOURASKA d'ANNE HEBERT. Foyer, 312 Chinn St., Santa Rosa. 707.829.7708. http://www.afsantarosa.org.

November 20, 2003. BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU at Curbside Bistro, 1345 Bush St., SF. RESERVATIONS: 415.923.1375. Sponsored by the Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com for details. 5pm and on.

November 20, 2003. BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU AT LEFT BANK. Four-day celebration with distinctive dishes to complement this wine. Restaurants in Larkspur, Menlo Park, Pleasant Hill, San Jose, and San Mateo. http://www.leftbank.com for details.

November 21, 2003. TIMELINE, with Paul Walker, who heads a group of time travelers trapped in feudal France, opens in the Bay Area. KQED TV9.

November 21, 2003. HENRI-PIERRE KOUBAKA TRIO featuring Idrissa Gueye, Babou Sagna on percussion, and special guest Yacine Badian Kouyate on guitar. Unique blend of Ancient and Contemporary Mandingo Music from Senegal, Mali and Kongo. Ti Couz Restaurant, 16th near Valencia, SF. 8:30pm. No cover. http://www.koubaka.com

November 21-27, 2003. SANS SOLEIL and LA JETEE show at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro, SF. 415.621.6120 or http://www.castrotheatre.com.

November 25, 2003. BERLIN PHILHARMONIC performs DEBUSSY'S LA MER and HENRI DUTILLEUX'S new work with Dawn Upshaw, soprano. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org for details.

November 26, 2003. LES APPRENTIS, featuring Marie Trintignant. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. 7pm Wednesday.

November 26, 2003. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs RAVEL'S GASPARD DE LA NUIT, SAINT-SAENS* VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.3, and more. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org.

November 26 - December 28, 2003. FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN, Cole Porter's dazzling 1929 hit about Americans on the loose in roaring 20s-Paris. 42nd Street Moon. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. (at Battery), SF. 415.978.2787 or http://www.42ndstmoon.com. $20-$40.

November 28-29, 2003. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs RAVEL'S GASPARD DE LA NUIT and SAINT-SAENS' VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org for details.

December 1, 2003. CHAMPAGNE TASTING WITH ALEXANDRE ANDRIEUX at the Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com for details. 7pm. $50 for non-members, $35 for members.

December 3 and 6, 2003. ASCENCEUR POUR L'ECHAFAUD, featuring Jeanne Moreau. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. 7pm Wednesday, 2pm Saturday.

December 4, 2003. CONCERT BY DANIEL MILLE at Ashkenaz, 13717 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. RESERVATIONS http://www.ashkenaz.com. $11. En collaboration avec la Delegation Generale de l'Alliance Francaise a Washington.

December 6, 2003. CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AND FLEA MARKET. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. Admission free.

December 7, 2003. ALEXANDER BARANTSCHIK and the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY perform Ravel and more at the Florence Gould Theater, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 34th & Clement, SF. 415.864.6000. http://www.sfsymphony.org.

December 8, 2003. INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP. Reunion Interfrench-Frenchip se trouvera sur le bateau-maison de Michel. Prevenez-le en avance si vous allez venir. Apportez qqch a boire ou a manger pour partager avec tout le monde. Venez rencontrer d'autres francophones, pratiquer votre francais, echanger des informations, ou simplement passer un bon moment entre amis. #45 South Forty Dock, Sausalito. 415.332.3290 ou zsolution4u@yahoo.com. 19h.

December 10 & 13, 2003. QUERELLE, featuring Jeanne Moreau. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. 7pm Wednesday, 2pm Saturday.

December 17 & 20, 2003. LA VIEILLE QUI MARCHAIT DANS LA RUE, featuring Jeanne Moreau. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com. 7pm Wednesday, 2pm Saturday.

December 19, 2003. RENDEZ-VOUS LITTERAIRE WITH DAVID RAFONI. Subject: CHATEAUBRIAND. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St., SF. 415.775.7755 or http://www.afsf.com.

December 19, 2003. HENRI-PIERRE KOUBAKA TRIO featuring Idrissa Gueye, Babou Sagna on percussion, and special guest Yacine Badian Kouyate on guitar. Unique blend of Ancient and Contemporary Mandingo Music from Senegal, Mali and Kongo. Ti Couz Restaurant, 16th near Valencia, SF. 8:30pm. No cover. http://www.koubaka.com.

January 2004. SAN FRANCISCO OPERA presents LA BOHEME. Wild nights and romantic trysts set in the garrets of Paris and the raucous streets of the Latin Quarter. 415.864.3330 or http://www.sfopera.com for details.

January 12, 2004. INTERFRENCH-FRENCHIP. Reunion Interfrench-Frenchip se trouvera sur le bateau-maison de Michel. Prevenez-le en avance si vous allez venir. Apportez qqch a boire ou a manger pour partager avec tout le monde. Venez rencontrer d'autres francophones, pratiquer votre francais, echanger des informations, ou simplement passer un bon moment entre amis. #45 South Forty Dock, Sausalito. 415.332.3290 ou zsolution4u@yahoo.com. 19h.

January 13, 2003. ORCHESTRE REVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE. Chamber Music and Orchestra. Jackson Hall, UC Davis, 866.754.2787 (toll free). 8pm.

January 14, 2004. ORCHESTRE REVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE & THE MONTEVERDI CHOIR. Cal Performances. http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu. 510.642.9988 for details.

January 16, 2004. KEPA JUNKERA. Basque accordion. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University. 8pm. 650.725.ARTS.

January 21, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs FAURE'S REQUIEM and more. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org.

January 24, 2004. ASHKENAZY conducts FAURE'S REQUIEM. San Francisco Symphony, 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org for details.

January 30 &endash; February 21, 2004. PIERRE CORNEILLE'S THE ILLUSION, adapted by Tony Kushner. Cinnabar Theatre, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma. 707.763.8920 for details..

February 21, 2004. LES YEUX NOIRS. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 415.478.2277. http://www.marinjcc.org.

March 4, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs DEBUSSY/HOLLOWAY*s EN BLANC ET NOIR. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org.

March 6, 2004. SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE FESTIVAL. High School students from around the Bay Area are invited to compete in contests and perform for a rocking audience. Details forthcoming! Call 707.664.3159 or 707.664.4177 with questions or see http://www.sonoma.edu/users/t/toczyski/festivalfrench.html for details.

March 7 & 9, 2004. MARIN SYMPHONY performs SAINT-SAENS and others. 415.479.8100 or http://marinsymphony.org for details.

March 11 - 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.

March 12-13, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs DEBUSSY'S/ROBIN HOLLOWAY'S EN BLANC ET NOIR (SF commission, world premiere). 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org.

March 17, 2003. VILLAGE FRANCOPHONE: PREPARATION DE LA SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE OFFERTE PAR LE SERVICE CULTUREL. Cette annee, nous avons decide, avec l'aide l'AATF et d'autres partenaires, d'organiser un evenement ambitieux dont les acteurs seront les eleves en francais de tout age. Pour le moment, nous avons elabore un concept et nous comptons sur l'aide de tous les professeurs pour organiser cette journee. Nous avons deja identifie un lieu. La directrice de La Maison Internationale de Berkeley, Mme Liliane Koziol, qui est aussi Consul Honoraire de Madagascar, a accepte de nous preter la salle des fetes pour cette occasion (The Chevron Auditorium). Si vous voulez voir a quoi ressemble l'endroit : http://ias.berkeley.edu/ihouse/s/index.html. Pour que nous commencions des maintenant a fixer la date d'une premiere reunion a la rentree, nous avons besoin de savoir si le projet vous interesse. Contactez-nous et faites nous savoir des que possible si vous voulez participer par email : culture@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org ou par telephone : 415.397.0321.

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

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

March 20, 2004. THE FEZ FESTIVAL: THE SPIRIT OF FEZ TOUR. Cal Performances. http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu. 510.642.9988 for details.

April 15-17, 2004. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs RAVEL*S SUITE FROM MOTHER GOOSE. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org.

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

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.

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.

ALWAYS CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM DATES AND TIMES!

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