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Published by Suzanne Toczyski, Sonoma State University
July 10-17, 2008

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*JULY EVENTS*      

July 10, 2008.  SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs ORCHESTRAL FANTASY, including RAVELfs Technicolor orchestration of Mussorgskyfs PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, and more.415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org for details.

July 10, 2008.  SILICON VALLEY TECHNOPOLE ACCUEILLIT UNE DELEGATION DE SOCIETES DE HAUTE TECHNOLOGIE LILLOISES. Silicon Valley Technopole accueillera une deLleLgation de socieLteLs de haute technologie Lilloises le 10 Juillet prochain a 18 heures au centre de Plug and Play Tech Center (Sunnyvale). Ces finalistes ont eLteL seLlectionneLs parmi plus de 50 entreprises au cours des 3 derniers mois par DIGIPORT, l'agence pour la promotion des hautes technologies dans la reLgion de Lille. La mission a pour but de se concentrer sur la reLduction du fosseL entre la France et la Silicon Valley et d introduire ces startups aux pratiques courantes du marcheL ameLricain.  Trois socieLteLs ont eLteL choisies pour preLsenter leur technologie :  VBS2 (Sebastien Chevalier) : Logiciels de 3D temps reLel [<http://www.potoroze.com> ]   E-FIJY (Johann Gobe) : Visite virtuelle interactive Online - Images 3D - Salle d'exposition interactive [<http://zonetest.e-fijy.com> - Mot de passe : demo2008]   IP4U (Lahcen Bahij) : Ce site web et portail mobile est preLcurseur d une toute nouvelle approche pour le ciblage des femmes en ligne. Tre`s novateur = Grand potentiel. [<http://Elleplay.com> ]  Venez nombreux pour accueillir nos entreprises innovantes du Nord et montrer votre soutien a ces jeunes startups francaises. Pour vous inscrire, il suffit de cliquer sur ce lien: http://businessnetwork.meetup.com/846/calendar/8182275/  Le nombre de places est strictement limite a` 50 personnes et les s walk-ins t ne seront pas admis.   L'entreLe est gratuite. Rafraichissements et snacks sont offerts gracieusement par Plug and Play Tech <http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/> Center.

July 10, 2008.  LES BICYCLETTES:  CELEBRATING THE 2008 TOUR DE FRANCE.  A screening of WE ARE TRAFFIC.  Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco.  415.557.4400 or http://www.sfpl.org for details.

Opening July 11, 2008.  JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH | 3D.  In cinemas around the Bay Area.

Opening July 11, 2008.  GUILLAUME CANET'S "TELL NO ONE".  French director Guillaume Canet's adaptation of Harlan Coben's bestselling thriller, "Tell No One" opens at the Embarcadero, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, Smith Rafael Film Center, Aquarius, Shattuck, and the Camera 5 or 12 on July 11. "Tell No One", a Music Box Films release, runs 125 minutes, is in French with English subtitles and is not MPAA rated.

July 11, 2008.  BARDOT A GO GOfS BASTILLE DAY PARTY.  Cfest la mort!  $10.  Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell (at Van Ness), SF.  Doors open at 9pm.  415.861.2011 or http://www.rickshawstop.com for details.

July 11, 2008.  BAGUETTE QUARTETTE BASTILLE DAY CONCERT to celebrate the groupfs 15th Anniversary. This concert will feature the entertaining storytelling of Lavault, intertwined with the craftsmanship of her longtime musical partners. For 15 years BAGUETTE QUARTETTE has been the only ensemble in North America exclusively devoted to the tradition of Parisian CafeL Music from 1920 to 1950. In July we are celebrating our anniversary with an exceptional weekend of performances covering the genre that made our reputation in the Bay Area and beyond.  With Odile Lavault: Accordion & Vocals, Rachel Durling: Violin; John Schott: Guitar & Banjo, Rich Trevor: Bass. 8:15pm.  Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S. F.  Tickets $16 advance, $18 door  415- 454-5238 www.noevalleymusicseries.com or .  www.baguettequartette.org  P.O.Box 7685 Berkeley CA 94707

July 11, 2008.  REUNION MENSUEL AU RESTAURANT SASSAFRAS. Venez nous rejoindre pour boire, di^ner et parlez francais a` la   reunion mensuel au restaurant Sassafras. Nous deLbuterons a` 18h15   vendredi, le 11 juillet. Vous pouvez acheter votre repas et vos   boissons qui seront disponibles toute la soireLe. Sassafras se trouve   au 1229 No. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa (www.sassafrasrestaurant.com). Si   vous nfe^tes jamais venu a` notre petit reLunion mensuel, laissez-moi   vous dire que nous sommes un groupe sympa qui aime parler francais en   mangeant et buvant! Vous e^tes les bien venues!  Please join us for friendly conversation in French while having   dinner or refreshments at Sassafras on Friday, July 11, beginning at   6:15 p.m.  Dinner and beverages are available for purchase all   evening.  Sassafras is located at 1229 North Dutton Avenue, Santa   Rosa (www.sassafrasrestaurant.com).  If you haven't made it to a   monthly Chat before, we're an informal group who simply enjoy an   occasion to speak French, especially while eating and drinking. sonprov@sbcglobal.net

July 11-13, 2008. SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, featuring LES DEUX TIMIDES (ReneL Clair, 1928) and LES FROMAGES AUTOMOBILES (Georges MeLlie`s, 1907).  http://www.silentfilm.org or 800.838.3006 for details.   Reviewed in the Sunday, July 6, 2008 Datebook (pink pages) section of the SF Chronicle, pp.20-21.

July 11-14, 2008.  RASANBLE!HAITIAN ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL. Rara Tou Limen & Lee Hetelson present: RASANBLE! Arts  & Cultural Festival  collectively celebrating the richness and vibrancy of Haiti and Haitian Vodou. The festival will provide a live forum over the course of multiple days  that will allow for dialog, inquires, technique analysis, and  in-depth  interactions with traditional folkloric artists from Haiti and the US.   Redwood Heights Community Center, 3883 Aliso St., Oakland CA.  and Karibbean City, 1408 Webster St. (downtown Oakland).  Join us in this cultural extravaganza & celebration featuring:  Max Blanchet, Daniel Brevil, Blanche Brown, Nadege Clitandre, Jude  Dantes,  Daniel Desir, Lee "Iyayo" Hetelson, Portsha Jefferson, Emmanuel Louis,  Djenane  Saint Juste and Nina Schnall.   * Master Folkoric Dance Classes   * Master Percussion Classes  * Vodou Song Class  * Film/Documentaries   * Lectures  * Kreyol Language Course  * Haitian Marketplace  *  Haitian Cuisine   For bios, schedule and fee information, check out:   _http://www.myspace.com/raratoulimen_ or: _raratoulimen@gmail.com_ This  Festival is instrumental in fulfilling Rara Tou Limen's organizational  mission  to build and enhance working relationships with Bay Area artists  promoting  Haitian culture and artists from Haiti. Our goal is that the cultural  and  creative exchanges facilitated by the Festival will continue to inspire  new and  creative works in the future.

July 11-August 3, 2008.  TARTUFFE, performed by the AFRICAN AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, in an adaptation by Charles Edward Pogue.  Buriel Clay Theatre, 762 Fulton, SF.  1.800.838.3006 or http://www.african-americanshakes.org.  $20-$25.  8pm.

July 12, 2008.  CHECK, PLEASE! explores San Franciscofs AZIZA and more.  KQED TV9, 9am and 1pm.  Also showing July 13 (5:30pm), July 16 (2:30am), July 17 (7:30pm), July 18 (1pm). 

July 12, 2008.  JOANNE WEIRfS COOKING CLASS prepares SOUFFLES.  KQED TV9, noon.

July 12, 2008.  MAKING THE MARK:  BERTHE MORISOT AND THE IMPRESSIONISTS. Lecture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.  3pm.

July 12, 2008.  AN EVENING OF FRENCH CABARET to CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY! Mais, Oui! Have a Magnifique Bastille Day!  Join us and be transported to Paris for an evening of French Cabaret. The sounds of Edith Piaf, Mistenguette, Maurice Chevalier, Jacques Brel and Josephine Baker will enchant you!  Featuring Moana Diamond, Craig Jessup and Danny Slomoff. Chez Kiki, orchestra Jerry Frohmader, piano Dick Bright, violin Ron Sfarzo, accordion Bob Chandler, bass Mark Rosengarden, drums $30 general admission; $20 students and seniors.  8pm performance.  415.383.9600 or http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com for details.   $35 advance admission (doors at 7pm); $25 general admission (doors at 7:30pm).  8pm performance.  415.383.9600 or http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com for details.

July 12, 2008.BAGUETTE QUARTETTE provides LIVE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT for the S.F. SILENT FILM  FESTIVAL, for LES DEUX TIMIDES by RENE CLAIR. An event to celebrate the groupfs 15th Anniversary! For 15 years BAGUETTE QUARTETTE has been the only ensemble in North America exclusively devoted to the tradition of Parisian CafeL Music from 1920 to 1950. In July we are celebrating our anniversary with an exceptional weekend of performances covering the genre that made our reputation in the Bay Area and beyond.  With Odile Lavault: Accordion & Vocals, Rachel Durling: Violin; John Schott: Guitar & Banjo, Rich Trevor: Bass. 2:15pm.  Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. S.F. Tickets $14 www.silentfilm.org or 1.800.838.3006 for details. .  www.baguettequartette.org  P.O.Box 7685 Berkeley CA 94707

July 12, 2008.  BAGUETTE QUARTETTE BASTILLE DAY BAL MUSETTE to celebrate the groupfs 15th Anniversary. On Saturday night, the grand Ballroom of Lake Merritt Dance Center will house the traditional Bastille Day gBal Musetteh. Waltz, tango, polka, one-step are among the favorites of the knowledgeable dancers who attend our balls. For 15 years BAGUETTE QUARTETTE has been the only ensemble in North America exclusively devoted to the tradition of Parisian CafeL Music from 1920 to 1950. In July we are celebrating our anniversary with an exceptional weekend of performances covering the genre that made our reputation in the Bay Area and beyond.  With Odile Lavault: Accordion & Vocals, Rachel Durling: Violin; John Schott: Guitar & Banjo, Rich Trevor: Bass. 8pm (dance lesson 7pm), Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. @ Harrison, Oakland.  Ticket: $20 www.FridayNightWaltz.com Produced by: Friday Night Waltz.  www.baguettequartette.org  P.O.Box 7685 Berkeley CA 94707

July 12, 2008.  BARBARA LAWRENCE speaks about THE COLORS OF SOUTHERN FRANCE.  Join us for an art show and reception around the authorfs painting expeditions in southern France.  4pm.  Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.  415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.

July 12, 2008.  BAL POPULAIRE DE LA COMMUNAUTE FRANCAISE  to celebrate BASTILLE DAY. Basque Cultural Center, San Francisco. Let's celebrate Bastille Day 2008! Come join us and the associations of San Francisco and the Bay Area to celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday, July 12. Starting at 6 pm at the Basque Cultural Center (599 railroad avenue, south san Francisco) the event will cost $60 per person, (gourmet dinner: choice of Filet Mignon or chicken, wine included) a program of Franco-American music and dance, and a raffle. http://www.faccsf.com for details.

July 12 & 13, 2008.  SIMON DRAY AND THE FRENCH CONNECTION BAND CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY.   July 12 and 13 gTHE FRENCH CONNECTION TRIOh Simon Dray, Eddie Warner, John Higham Santa Barbara French Festival Oak Park Santa Barbara CA  www.frenchfestival.com or www.simondray.com 

July 12 & 13, 2008.  EVERYTHING FRENCH benefits THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. Our third annual collection of French-made, French-motif, French-subject items!  From poodles and Eiffel Towers to high-end French fashion, vintage and current, books and decorative items.  This has become our most popular presentation of donated items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the programs of the American Cancer Society.  Saturday:  10:00-5:00, Sunday:  11:00-5:00.  The Discovery Shop of the American Cancer Society, 127 41st Street, Oakland, 510.601.0100.

July 12 & 13, 2008.  PECHE MIGNON CELEBRATES BASTILLE DAY.  PeLcheL Mignon is happy to invite you to celebrate Bastille Day at our store on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th. We will start our traditional summer sale.   Most of the store, including tableware, linens and home accents will be marked down 20 to 70%!Donft miss this opportunity to get amazing deals!  In addition, complimentary homemade cre^pes and a traditional accordion player will set the festive mood at the store.   We look forward to seeing you at PeLcheL Mignon on July 12th and 13th.  We are located on 147 Clement Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.   For this special occasion, PeLcheL Mignon will have extended opening hours  on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. We will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Our website is: www.pechemignon.com  Please visit our blog: www.pechemignon.wordpress.com 

July 12 & 13, 2008.  SANTA BARBARA FRENCH FESTIVAL.  The largest French celebration in the western United States!  www.frenchfestival.com for details.

July 12-14, 2008.  LEFT BANK BRASSERIE at Santana Row in San Jose presents CIRQUE DE LA BASTILLE:  UNDER THE BIG-TOP! Ladies & Gentlemen, Mesdames & Messieurs! Step Right Up to the Greatest Show on Earth!  There's magic in the air as Left Bank Brasserie bids reality adieu and welcomes guests to step into an authentic three-ring circus under a triple-peaked big-top tent - with authentic French performers!  Revel in the abandonment of jugglers, clowns, and mimes (oh my!)!  Feast your eyes on trapeze artists and fire-breathers!  Gaze in awe at contortionists and illusionists!  That's right, Madame's and Monsieur's: THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT!  Left Bank Brasserie at Santana Row [377 Santana Row, San Jose, 408.984.3500] announces a weekend celebration of Bastille Day, including their very own "Cirque De la Bastille" under a triple-peaked big-top, fun and games for both adults and children, classic French clowns &  mimes to entertain and awe, chef demonstrations featuring award-winning cuisine created especially for the event by Chefs Roland Passot and David Bastide, two Petanque courts to play France's crazy lawn game, and the infamous "French Poodles [and friends] on Parade" - all while enjoying a refreshing drink and people-watching on the boulevard. Reservations may be made at 408.984.3500 or <http://www.leftbank.com/> . Cirque de la Bastille: Under the Big-Top! free Saturday, July 12 * 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Main Performance 6:30 p.m.) Sunday, July 13 * 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.  Celebrate l'Age d'Or du Cirque (The Golden Age of the Circus) where one feels the magic in the air as we bid adieu to reality and step into an authentic three-ring circus under a triple-peaked big-top tent - filled with authentic French performers!  Revel in the abandonment of jugglers, clowns, and mimes (oh my!).  Feast your eyes on trapeze artists and fire-breathers!  Gaze in awe and contortionists and illusionists!  That's right, Madame's and Monsieur's: THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT!  And don't think this is just for the children - French circus performers bring out the kid in all of us!  The venue for their performances will be an authentic triple-peaked circus tent adjacent to the brasserie. French Poodles [and Friends] on Parade  $10 registration to benefit Humane Society of Silicon Valley all breeds/all polite doggies are welcome Sunday, July 13: 11am registration, noon-2:00pm "competition" You don't have to be a French Poodle to strut your stuff in our third annual "Poodles on Parade!"  Bring your (leashed) four-footed friend for a Bastille Day doggie competition.  There'll be plenty of treats, and everyone will be a winner. Petanque on the Lawn (watch where you step) free, everyone is welcome to try their luck Saturday and Sunday, noon-8 pm; Monday 5-8pm Players may sign up a team of two to four players; fun prizes and gift certificates will be awarded!  Petanque, pronounced "pay-tonk", is one of Europe's most popular outdoor games - where players toss a number of steel balls or boules as close as possible to a small wooden aim ball, called cochonnet (meaning "piglet" in English).  But there's a twist: Petanque's' aim ball may be hit at any time, which can completely turn around the score at the last second. No special skill is required: the game of Petanque is simple, relaxing, lots of fun and a perfect way to make new friends.  Champagne in the Afternoon  Saturday & Sunday, 11am - onwards  Settle back with a glass of Champagne and a Plate of French Artisan Cheese, all the while being serenaded by accordion while you ponder the meaning of life.  This relaxing mid-day treat will be served on the Terrace overlooking the boulevard and Cirque de la Bastille (priced ala carte). Storming of the Bastille Saturday, July 12 * 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, July 13 * 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.   Step through an authentic replica of the Bastille gates to enter Left Bank Brasserie, and imagine yourself liberating the prisoners on your way to a culinary liberation!

July 12-14, 2008.  LEFT BANK CELEBRATES BASTILLE DAY!  All Left Bank Brasseries will celebrate France's most cherished holiday-Bastille Day-commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. "Vive la France" et "Vive la Tradition Francaise" at Left Bank Brasserie, with fun and games for both adults and children: a live poodle parade, classic French clowns and jugglers to entertain and awe, Parisian swing bands, accordion players, peLtanque on the lawn, special menus inspired by and dedicated to the French Revolution, a "Storming of the Bastille," pastis tastings, and even appearances by "Marie-Antoinette" herself! Come one, come all, and experience a jubilant slice of true French-Parisian life at Left Bank Brasseries.  For reservations and contact numbers, please visit www.leftbank.com <http://www.leftbank.com/> .     Bastille Day Celebrations-Details Left Bank Brasserie SANTANA ROW 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128 tel: 408-984-3500 *PeLtanque on the Lawn, Saturday 7/12 to Monday 7/14, 11AM-8PM  *French-Themed Chef Demo, Saturday 7/12 to Monday 7/14, Noon and 5:30PM  *Strolling Performers on Santana Row, Saturday 7/12 to Monday 7/14, Noon-6PM  *French Wine Seminar, Saturday 7/12 and Sunday 7/13, 1PM  *Cirque de la Bastille, Saturday 7/12, 6:30-8:30PM  *French Poodles (and Friends) on Parade, Noon-2PM  *"Vive la France" Celebrations at Left Bank, 11:30PM to close  Left Bank Brasserie PLEASANT HILL 60 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 tel: 925-288-1222  *"Le Jazz Hot," Friday 7/12, Saturday 7/13, and Monday 7/14 nights  *Running of the Tricolor, Monday 7/14  *Laurent Fourgo Parisian Jazz Ensemble Sunday Brunch (on patio)  *First annual "Poodles on Parade" benefiting Contra Costa Humane Society ," Sunday 7/13 noon registration, 1-3PM "judging"  Left Bank Brasserie MENLO PARK 635 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025  tel: 650-473-6543     *Stilt Dancers, www.stiltdancers.com <http://www.stiltdancers.com/> , Saturday and Sunday 7/12-13, noon-4PM  *Fiddler and Accordionist from the Red Hot Chachkas, www.redhotchachkas.com <http://www.redhotchachkas.com/> , Saturday 7/12 2-4PM, 4-6PM, and 8-10PM  *Rebecca Firestone performs ethnic and sabre dances, www.lady-flame.com <http://wwwlady-flame.com>  Saturday 7/12 8-10PM  *Kitten on the Keys, accordionist and cabaret keyboardist, first U.S. show after her recent 2-month European tour, www.suzanneramsey.net <http://www.suzanneramsey.net/>  Sunday 7/13 2-4PM and 6-8PM  *Opera singer Marisa Lenhardt, Monday 7/14, 7-9PM www.marisalenhardt.com <http://www.marisalenhardt.com/>   *Entertainment provided by Templeton Variety www.templetonvariety.com <http://www.templetonvariety.com/>   Left Bank Brasserie SAN MATEO 1100 Park Place, San Mateo, CA 94403  tel: 650-345-2250  *Chef Demonstration and Celebratory daily specials from Chef Chris Joslyn, Saturday, 7/12  *Rubber Ducky Races: Adopt-a-Duck at Left Bank for $10.00, all proceeds go to PAL (Police Activities League)   Sunday 7/13 1-4PM   *Street Fair with Bay Meadows merchants, raffles, balloon-making clowns, face painting, hair braiding from Stilo Salon, strolling accordionist, Sunday 7/13, 1-4PM.  *"VIVE LA FRANCE," Big In-House Celebration, specialty cocktails, specials for food, and more, Monday 7/14, 11:30AM to closing  Left Bank Brasserie LARKSPUR 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939  tel: 415-927-3331 *"Vive la France" and Moulin Rouge-themed celebrations, Saturday 7/12 to Monday 7/14 .

July 12-20, 2008.  FESTIVAL DEL SOLE.  Napa Valley's Festival del Sole combines the best in music, art, cuisine and fine Napa Valley wines, including performances by internationally renowned musicians, art exhibitions, Vintners luncheons, and elegant dinners. This year's Festival features reowned artists Joshua Bell, AndreL Watts, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Simone Dinnerstein, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conrad Tao, Measha Brueggergosman, Jill Grove, Lisa Delan, Kristin Pankonin and many others. For information:  tickets@fdsnapa.org

July 13, 2008.  EUROPEAN SOIREE.  Meet other internationally-minded   people in a convivial cross-cultural atmosphere. If you feel   cosmopolitan and want to make interesting new friends, have   substantial conversations, practice your language skills or just have   fun, come join us!  Drop in when you can and stay for as long as you   want. Newcomers are welcome. Come on your own or with a friend. You'll   discover a friendly group where mingling is mandatory! The soiree   starts late-afternoon to allow people to dine together afterwards if   they so choose. Find out the details and sign up for this free San   Francisco event at http://euro.meetup.com/80/. (Meetup registration is   quick and free.) BAY AREA FRIENDS OF EUROPE  "Where Europeans and   Europhiles can meet and make friends." http://www.bafoe.org/

July 13, 2008.  LE CERCLE FRANCAIS DE PETALUMA fete la PRISE DE LA BASTILLE.  Tous nos plans de celebration de la Prise de la Bastille s'ecroulent, les tetes tombent dans les paniers, un air de Revolution s'installe! Je vais donc recevoir le groupe chez nous le 13 Juillet pour celebrer cette tradition Francaise. Nous n'avons pas de piscine, mais je pense que nous pouvons organiser une partie de Petanque sur l'herbe dans le jardin (apportez vos boules), et peut-etre que Randy puisse apporter son Baby-Foot. On a aussi grandement a discuter, la defaite des Bleus, les politiques Francaises et Americaines, les Jeux Olympiques et les vacances!!! Pour rester bien Francais, je propose un apero avec petites babioles a grignoter vers 4 PM, puis les BBQ en route vers 6 PM. Merci de RSVP et dire ce que vous apporter de bon a manger et a boire. Donc:  Chez Nadine et Armen Dimanche 13 Juillet A partir de 16 heures Petaluma, 94954 707-762-2143.  Les enfants sont toujours les bienvenus.nadinepavloff@netscape.net

July 13, 2008.  GRANDE FETE DE LA BASTILLE organized by the ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  Mark West Stables, 5241 St. Helena Rd., Santa Rosa.  Pique-nique:  bring your favorite food to share; donft forget your own utensils and a set of boules, if you have them.  And of course we will have the GRANDE TOMBOLA (raffle) du 14 juillet.  Entry to the picnic:  $5.  5pm to sunset.

July 13, 2008. FRENCH GUITARIST & SINGER HELENE ATTIA at the LEGION OF HONOR. French singer-guitarist, Helene Attia will be featured, during the French Women's Impressionist Exhibit - at  Legion of Honor, S.F. Sunday Brunch and Jazz Program : 11:00 am. - 3:00 pm. With Dave Miotke on accordion and keyboards, July 6th, 20th, & 27th,  and with Ross Gualco, keyboards, on July 13th.  Helene Attia will be singing classic French songs by EDITH PIAF, CHARLES TRENET, JACQUES BREL, and MICHEL LEGRAND, among others.  Her program will also include the music of current French Jazz and Pop artists as well as some classical pieces from the opera CARMEN.  For more info, please contact Legion of Honor at: 415.740.7633.

July 13, 2008.  CELEBRATION DU 14 JUILLET. LfAlliance Francaise vous invite le 13 Juillet  a` partir de midi pour un pique-nique au Park Sanborn, Saratoga, site Ohlone (ci-joint le plan de route). Apporter votre pique-nique et un dessert a` partager. Parking payant .  www.afscv.org ou 408-445-2095.

July 13, 2008.  BAGUETTE QUARTETTE BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION to celebrate the groupfs 15th Anniversary. BAGUETTE QUARTETTE will play in the gardens of COPIA, while the guests practice the traditional Napa Valley pastime... wine-tasting.  For 15 years BAGUETTE QUARTETTE has been the only ensemble in North America exclusively devoted to the tradition of Parisian CafeL Music from 1920 to 1950. In July we are celebrating our anniversary with an exceptional weekend of performances covering the genre that made our reputation in the Bay Area and beyond.  With Odile Lavault: Accordion & Vocals, Rachel Durling: Violin; John Schott: Guitar & Banjo, Rich Trevor: Bass.  Noon-4pm at COPIA the American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, 500 First St. Napa.  Tickets $20 www.copia.org or 1-888-51COPIA (888-512-6742) for details. .  www.baguettequartette.org  P.O.Box 7685 Berkeley CA 94707

July 13, 2008.  CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY IN SILICON VALLEY!  Do not miss the only Bastille Day celebration in Silicon Valley!  Join us Sunday, July 13th from 6-9pm at the classy Mandaloun Restaurant in Redwood City. We are proud to feature the talented French singer Laurent Fourgo & His Ensemble! For more information about the band, go to www.fourgo.com.     Customers are guaranteed the finest gourmet dining at this Parisian bistro. Chef David Breck Mann will be offering a French prix fixe menu ($37), which will include an appetizer, entreLe and desert! For reviews about Chef Mann1s culinary masterpieces, go to http://www.yelp.com/biz/mandaloun-redwood-city  Seating is very limited at Mandaloun Restaurant, so call (650) 367-7974 to make your reservations now! There will be no cover cost for the live entertainment. WHERE: Mandaloun 2021 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 Phone: (650) 367-7974 (Reservations highly recommended) www.mandaloun.biz WHEN Sunday July 13th 6:00-9:00 pm No cover required.

July 13, 2008.  LAURENT FOURGO performs at LEFT BANK PLEASANT HILL for a BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION!  60 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. Phone: (925) 288-1222; www.leftbank.com.  Noon-3pm. http://www.laurentfourgo.com

July 13, 2008.  STERN GROVE FESTIVAL FEATURES RACHID TAHA,  French-Algerian artist Rachid Taha combines Algerian rai music with modern rock, punk, and dance. With a rough vocal style and influences ranging from Johnny Cash and Marvin Gaye, to Kraftwerk and Public Enemy, Taha is a formidable talent with an international reputation. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1364 2:00pm. Reviewed in the Sunday, July 6, 2008 Datebook (pink pages) of the San Francisco Chronicle, pp.32-33. 

July 13, 2008.  AFRICAN CHILDRENfS CHOIR presents JOURNEY OF HOPE, with children from RWANDA and other African countries. 415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org/summer for details.

July 13, 19, 20 and 27, 2008.  POCKET OPERA presents LA BOHEME by Puccini at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  Four roommates share a garret on the Left Bank in Paris in the most romantic, beloved and heartbreaking of Puccinifs operas.  415.972.8930 or http://www.pocketopera.org or 415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details. 2pm.

July 14, 2008.  GLOBE TREKKER explores MALAWI AND ZAMBIE.  KQED TV9, 4am.

July 14, 2008.  BAGUETTE QUARTETTE BASTILLE DAY PERFORMANCES to celebrate the groupfs 15th Anniversary. For 15 years BAGUETTE QUARTETTE has been the only ensemble in North America exclusively devoted to the tradition of Parisian CafeL Music from 1920 to 1950. In July we are celebrating our anniversary with an exceptional weekend of performances covering the genre that made our reputation in the Bay Area and beyond. Enjoy a well-deserved gourmet meals in two fine French-inspired Bay Area restaurants. CHEZ PANISSE always celebrates Bastille Day with a Garlic Festival. Garlic decorates the restaurant and is used in many items on the menu.  With Odile Lavault: Accordion & Vocals, Rachel Durling: Violin; John Schott: Guitar & Banjo, Rich Trevor: Bass.  Lunchtime performance: ANGELE 540 Main St, Napa, 94559, 707-252-8115, www.angelerestaurant.com; Dinnertime performance: CHEZ PANISSE 1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 510-548-5525 or www.chezpanisse.com to reserve.  www.baguettequartette.org  P.O.Box 7685 Berkeley CA 94707

July 14, 2008.  FETEZ LE 14 JUILLET A MENLO PARK. Menlo Park CafeL Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Lundi 14 juillet a` partir de 19 heures, avec Simon Dray et The French Connection Band (650-327-0830). Chantal Da Rosa Presidente L'Ile de France  www.ilefr.com or chantal@ilefr.com

July 14, 2008.  BASTILLE DAY AT LE GARAGE BISTRO.  If you canft make it to the Eiffel Tower, take a shorter trip to Sausalitofs Schoonmaker Point Marina and celebrate Bastille Day with French fare at Le Garage Bistro!

July 14, 2008.  CARA BLACKfs MURDER IN THE BASTILLE is the focus of the BROWN BAG MYSTERY BOOK GROUP at the Mechanicsf Institute. At noon in honor of Bastille Day. Fiction Book Group - Note new time: Noon on the third Tuesday of the month.  For more information, call 415.393.0103. Copies of the titles above are on reserve at the second floor circulation desk. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these lively discussion groups. Please call ahead to secure a place. All groups meet in the 4th floor Board Room at 57 Post Street.

July 14, 2008.  BASTILLE DAY AT CHEZ PIERRE, NOVATO. Venez feter le 14 Juillet 08 , en compagnie de l'accordeLoniste Xavier de la Prade, de 6.00pm a` 9.00pm au restaurant Chez Pierre a` Novato, et passer une bonne soireLe dans une ambiance amicale et chaleureuse. Merci de reLserver en appelant au restaurant au (415) 898-4233 'Bastille Day' celebration on Monday, July 14 with accordionist Xavier de la Prade from 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Chez Pierre Restaurant located at 7330 Redwood Blvd, Novato  For reservations, please call the restaurant at (415) 898-4233.

July 14, 2008.   THE FRENCH CONNECTION BAND Simon Dray, Eddie Warner, Monte Reyes and John Higham  a partir de 19 heures au CafeL Borrone 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, Ca 650-327-0830 Saturday, July 26th ,  Guitariste extraordinaire, Farzad Arjmand, joins Simon Dray  for an evening of French songs and Flamenco Jazz a Enricofs  504 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 415-982-6223. www.simondray.com 

July 14, 2008.  AMOUR NON PARTAGE? PANEL FOR BASTILLE DAY.   Learn about our love-and-hate affair with the French.  CARA BLACK, Author, Murder in the Rue de Paradis, and GEORGEANNE BRENNAN, Author, Pigs In Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France Pim Techamuanvivit, Blogger, Chez Pim | Moderator.  Americans have had a long love affair with France, though some of us are never quite sure if our love is returned. Countless American tourists have had their hearts handed to them on a platter by haughty Parisians or, closer to home, by waiters at fancy French restaurants around town. Do the French really abhor us that much, as popular culture suggests? Panelists go tete-a-tete to find out whether the love between Americans and les francais really a one-sided affair.  MLF: BAY GOURMET Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor, Ferry Building, Embarcadero Time: 5:30 p.m. champagne reception, 6 p.m. program Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members  Also know: In association with the Ferry Building Marketplace Program Organizer: Cathy Curtis.   Location  San Francisco Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room;  http://tickets.commonwealthclub.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=73

July 14, 2008.  FRENCH SINGER AND GUITARIST HELENE ATTIA celebrates BASTILLE DAY!  Helene Attia will be performing with her band at Bouchon restaurant, 6534 Washington St. in Yountville, Monday, July 14th from 3:00pm - 6:00 pm.  Helene Attia, vocals & guitar; Ross Gualco, keyboards; Alex Murzyn, sax & flute; Owen Davis, congas & percussion.

July 14, 2008.  BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION AT TWIST BISTRO. Menu:  Salade verte aux petites betteraves  et vinaigrette a lforange (Mixed greens with roasted baby beets, orange dressing);  Feuillete dfescargots  a la cre`me dfail (Escargots in Puff pastry, light garlic cream sauce);  Sardines grillees et sa salade de pomme de terre tiede (Warm grilled sardines with virgin olive oil potato salad); Trou Normand (Norman Break); Bavette a lfechalote , sauce Bercy  et haricot vert (Flank steak, white wine and shallots sauce, sauteLed French green beans); La crepe Bastille  (Crepe stuffed with blueberry, vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries) $39.00 Reservation a plus  408 370 2467  From 5pm to 10pm  www.twist-cafe.com 

July 14, 2008.  BASTILLE DAY BALL,organized by FRENCH TUESDAYS and FRENCHY LE FREAK gives a real authentic French flair to this French Celebration in San Francisco.  Organizers/Promoters: French Tuesdays and Frenchy le Freak; Attendants: Over 500 people (minimum expected attendance): French and Francophile international crowd.  8:00pm-9:30pm:  Complimentary French Cuisine tasting, courtesy of Bay Areafs finest restaurants (Fleur-de-Lys, SF, Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, and many more).  Live music, DJs (Frenchy le Freak, Pheeko), special artistic performers.  Ruby Skye, an upscale entertainment venue especially decorated for Bastille Day!  San Franciscofs premier nightclub and special Event Venue, located in the heart of downtown.  Information and tickets at http://www.frenchtuesdays.com/events/sf071408 . Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

July 14, 2008.  SOLAR TAXI:  AROUND THE WORLD TO PROMOTE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. Come win a chance to ride in the Solar Taxi!  For the first time in history, a solar-powered car is driving around the world without any carbon emissions. Swiss adventurer Louis Palmer is taking a small blue environmentally-friendly taxi around the world. The solar-electric two-seat taxi with attached trailer is  an attempt to call attention to global warming while providing solutions for oil independency. With a full component of batteries, the Solar Taxi has an autonomy of almost 200  miles. With additional energy from the solar cells on a sunny day, it can travel almost 260 miles. The vehicle has a top speed of 60 miles an hour and needs no gasoline at all.  By the time the Solar Taxi has completed its tour, it will have been to 40 different countries upon five continents, including the United States. Read more about this project at http://www.solartaxi.com/mission/. Monday, July 14 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building  UC Berkeley 10:30 a.m. lecture 11:30 a.m. demonstration and rides http://www.citris-uc.org/solartaxi 

July 14-20, 2008.  BANK OF THE WEST CLASSICS features FRENCH TENNISWOMAN MARION BARTOLI.  Stanford University, Taube Family Tennis Center.  http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/site4.aspx

July 15, 2008.  MEET THE AUTHORS: GEORGEANNE BRENNAN, author of A PIG IN PROVENCE, and CARA BLACK, author of MURDER IN THE RUE DU PARADIS.  Please join us at noon at a French-inspired  lunch by Chef Robert Leva  to celebrate francophile authors Brennan & Blackfs newest books.  Salt house ,545 Mission Street, San Francisco.  Both authors will discuss their journeys as Americans living and writing in Paris and Provence. The three -course meal will include a glass of champagne. Prix Fixe $37.00 excluding tax and tip. RSVP 415.543.8900.

July 15, 2008.  POST-BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION:  PARIS A LA CARTE with LEONARD PITT. We welcome back our favorite Francophile Leonard Pitt, author of Walks in Lost Paris. Drawing on his collection of vintage Paris postcards, Monsieur Pitt reveals a bygone view of Paris at the turn of the century, as well as the American visitorfs experience of the City of Light . Graphically beautiful and highly collectable, post cards were the gemailh of its day, and one of the keys of French economy. French cuisine available for purchase in the cafeL.  Membersf Freef Public $10 LOCATION: Mechanicsf Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco   TRANSPORTATION: Montgomery BART/MUNI station Reservations &amp; Information: 415. 393-0100 Reservations by email:  rsvp@milibrary.org  VISIT OUR WEBSITE at    www.milibrary.org 6PM.

July 15, 2008.  TEE FEE SWAMP BOOGIE performs CAJUN/ZYDECO at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman, Berkeley.  510.525.5054.  8pm dance lesson; 8:30pm performance.  $10. 

July 16, 2008.  HAITIAN ARTIST EMELINE MICHEL and COTE DfIVOIRIENNE DOBET GNADORE perform at Yoshifs in Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland.  510.238.9200 or http://www.yoshis.com for details. 

July 17, 2008. COTE DfIVOIRIENNE DOBET GNADORE performs at Yoshifs in Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland.  510.238.9200 or http://www.yoshis.com for details.

July 17-27, 2008.  SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL. The 7th SFFF will include premieres of the newest films by France's best filmmakers; rare classics by French cinema masters; our infamous Midnight Movies followed by discussions over coffee and pastries; local & French short films;  post-screening discussions  for cineLphiles ; an exhibition of original  artworks  by Sacramento artists in the lobby of the Crest; a raffle for a chance to win two round-trip tickets to Paris on Air France and a  fashion show ! Opening:  The 7th Sacramento French Film Festival will  open on Friday, July 18th  at 6pm with a fabulous  opening reception , followed at 8:30pm by the  fun Sacramento premiere of  OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES , the hilarious  spy-spoof comedy (the funniest film we ever showed!) that enchanted France in 2007, starring France's darling actor, Jean Dujardin. Closing:  A SECRET , by Claude Miller, a deeply moving story of passion and guilt set during World War II  , will  close the 7th SFFF  on  Sunday July 27th , followed by a  champagne party . The selection of premieres will include 6 other features -  HER NAME IS SABINE , a moving documentary directed by actress  Sandrine Bonnaire  who filmed her autistic sister Sabine over a period of 25 years. -  HEARTBEAT DETECTOR , a fascinating and challenging social thriller with a troubling conclusion, by  Nicolas Klotz. Critics Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival.  -  THE GROCER'S SON by young director  Eric Guirado , a light and enchanting comedy that will take you on a vacation in the French countryside. -  THE LAST MISTRESS , the latest film by Catherine Breillat, a sultry and provocative costume drama. -  SECRET OF THE GRAIN  by  Abdelatif Kechiche , an unforgettable film  winner of four 2008 CeLsars (French Academy Awards) including Best Film and Best Director. Voted Best Film in 2008 by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics. Prix Louis Delluc 2007. FIPRESCI Prize, Venice International Film Festival 2007.  -  HUNTING & GATHERING , a feel-good comedy by  Claude Berri , starring Audrey Tautou. Winner CeLsar 2007 for Best Promising Actor for Laurent Stocker. Winner Best Actor for Guillaume Canet, Cabourg Romantic Film Festival 2007 Our infamous midnight movies will present 2 faces of French horror movies -  EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960), the poetic horror cult movie by Georges Franju will play on Saturday July 19th. -  HIGH TENSION  (2003), the first French slasher film (with a twist) by Alexandre Aja, will make you shiver on Saturday, July 26th. The SFFF will present 5 diverse classics -  THE RED BALLOON  (1956)  & WHITE MANE  (1953), a double feature for children and adults alike, by  Albert Lamorisse .  Perfect for kids of all ages, no dialogues & no subtitles! Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, 1957 Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, Cannes International Film Festival 1956, Prix Louis Delluc 1956 / Prix Jean Vigo 1953. Winner Grand Prize for Best Short Film, Cannes International Film Festival 1953.  -  400 BLOWS  (1959), Francois Truffaut 's touching first film, requested by many of our patrons.  Winner Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 1959. Voted Best Film in 1960 by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics.  - 2 films by American expatriate in Paris, legendary photographer and filmmaker  William Klein :  MISTER FREEDOM  (1969), a political cartoonish satire on American imperialism &  WHO ARE YOU POLLY MAGOO? (1966) an extravagant & caustic homage to fashion. Prix Jean Vigo 1965 . The latter will be preceded on Sunday, July 20th, by a Fashion Show, live on the stage of the Crest Theatre! A short film program, comprising award-winning French short films and local short films with a "French flavor", complete the 2008 program. All Films are presented in French with English subtitles  (with the exception of  Mister Freedom , presented in English with French subtitles).  Showtimes to be announced soon!

July 18, 2008. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA se réunit chez Dorothy et Peter.  Contact: nadinepavloff@netscape.net

July 18 & 19, 2008.  BAY AREA SUMMER OPERA THEATRE INSTITUTE (BASOTI) performs LE NOZZE DE FIGARO (based on the play by BEAUMARCHAIS) at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. The popular and greatly-loved opera by Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, has maintained its high position among the worldfs most often-performed operas. The intricate text by Beaumarchais retains a theme still understandable in our world today. It is the familiar story of infidelity, neglected wife, pursued servant, and angry lover. It tells of young adolescent sexual exploits, in the beloved characters of Cherubino and Barbarina. It reveals the revels of the upper class, using pretty faces to enflame burned-out passion. It is a political statement of the unjust laws against those who serve the rich, and how strong convictions can influence the higher-ups after all, as seen when Figaro together with the Countess deceive the Count and wins back his Susanna. Mozart keeps all melancholy from creeping into this frolicking, humorous and poignant score from which almost everyone nowadays recognizes a tune.  $30 general admission; $20 students and seniors.  8pm performance.  415.383.9600 or http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com for details.

July 19 & 27 & August 1 & 8, 2008.  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the LOS GATOS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. Beauty and the Beast: An original production from the French Fairy Tale. This hauntingly beautiful tale of redemption comes to our stage in classical storytelling style.  You may order tickets and Season Passes (one low price, three dates of your choice) 24 hours a day online. You can visit our website for a full calendar of the shows:  www.lgshakes.org  Or call 800-838-3006 to order tickets from our hotline, please mention that you want the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival when you call. You may also order by mail as well. All major credit cards accepted! Look for details on our website. Oak Meadow Park, 200 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos.  As always, seating is provided in our outdoor ampitheater in the park. All shows are evening performances starting at 8 PM.

July 20, 2008. FRENCH GUITARIST & SINGER HELENE ATTIA at the LEGION OF HONOR. French singer-guitarist, Helene Attia will be featured, during the French Women's Impressionist Exhibit - at  Legion of Honor, S.F. Sunday Brunch and Jazz Program : 11:00 am. - 3:00 pm. With Dave Miotke on accordion and keyboards, July 6th, 20th, & 27th,  and with Ross Gualco, keyboards, on July 13th.  Helene Attia will be singing classic French songs by EDITH PIAF, CHARLES TRENET, JACQUES BREL, and MICHEL LEGRAND, among others.  Her program will also include the music of current French Jazz and Pop artists as well as some classical pieces from the opera CARMEN.  For more info, please contact Legion of Honor at: 415.740.7633.

July 21-25, 2008.  PARIS VERSION A LA FRANCAISE.  Week-long French Culture and Language Seminar in Paris, April 7 through April 11  (other dates available)  Enjoy speaking French in an unknown and new Parisian surrounding : French classes in the morning, cultural and gourmet workshops or strolls through the real Paris in the afternoon.  Paris Version à la Française ; http://www.parisvf.com for more details.

July 22, 2008.  CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY AGAIN AT CASSIS! Francine is organizing another great dinner very French to celebrate Bastille Day at Cassis on Tuesday, July 22, 08.  Menu prix fix $ 33.00 tip & taxes included.  Drinks are not included. As a courtesy for the restaurant, please arrive at 19h00, with $ 33.00 cash and a big smile. Please send an e-mail to Francine: fspirandelli@yahoo.fr if you want to come, also be advised that there is a 20-person limit. Come and enjoy a nice evening together.

July 22-August 3, 2008.   NAPA SONOMA WINE COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL. This popular roving festival takes place outdoors in spectacular settings and in select theaters and venues in Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The festival presents features, documentaries, shorts and animation. Gilles Legrand's "The Maiden and the Wolves" ("La jeune fille et les loups") will be presented on July 27 at 8:45pm. http://www.winecountryfilmfest.com/

July 23, 2008.  HAITIAN SUPERSTAR WYCLEF JEAN performs at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., SF.  415.625.8880 for details.  Tickets at ticketweb.com.  See also:  http://www.myspace.com/mezzaninesanfrancisco

July 24, 2008. LAURENT FOURGO performs at LEFT BANK PLEASANT HILL.  6pm-10pm. 60 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. Phone: (925) 288-1222; www.leftbank.com. http://www.laurentfourgo.com

July 24, 2008.  SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONYfS SUMMER IN THE CITY presents FROM FRANCE, including selections from BIZETfs CARMEN, SAINT-SAENSf PIANO CONCERTO #2, OFFENBACHfs OVERTURE TO ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWOLD and INTERMEZZO & BARCAROLLE from THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, and RAVELfS LA VALSE.  415.864.6000 or http://www.sfsymphony.org/summer for details.

July 25, 2008.  PIERRE BENSUSAN performs at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.  415.383.9600 or http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com for details.  $30.00 Advance admission, doors at 7pm; general admission $20, doors at 7:30.  Performance at 8pm.

July 25, 2008. LAURENT FOURGO performs at LEFT BANK PLEASANT HILL. 7pm-10pm. 60 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. Phone: (925) 288-1222; www.leftbank.com. http://www.laurentfourgo.com

Through July 26, 2008. JEAN COCTEAU: THE ORPHIC TRILOGY, SAN FRANCISCO MOMA, JULY 5-26 San Francisco MOMA will screen three films of French poet, filmmaker, artist and journalist Jean Cocteau (1889-1963): Le San d'un poe`te / Blood of a Poet (1930): Saturdays July 5, 12 and 19, 1:00pm OrpheLe / Orpheus (1949): Saturdays July 5 and 12 at 2:30pm, July 26 at 1:00pm; and Thursday, July 10 at 7:00pm Le Testament d'OrpheLe / The Testament of Orpheus (1959), Thursdays, July 17 and 24, 7:00pm; Saturdays July 19 at 2:30pm, and July 26 at 3:00pm San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater, $5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission. Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1382

July 27, 2008. FRENCH GUITARIST & SINGER HELENE ATTIA at the LEGION OF HONOR. French singer-guitarist, Helene Attia will be featured, during the French Women's Impressionist Exhibit - at  Legion of Honor, S.F. Sunday Brunch and Jazz Program : 11:00 am. - 3:00 pm. With Dave Miotke on accordion and keyboards, July 6th, 20th, & 27th,  and with Ross Gualco, keyboards, on July 13th.  Helene Attia will be singing classic French songs by EDITH PIAF, CHARLES TRENET, JACQUES BREL, and MICHEL LEGRAND, among others.  Her program will also include the music of current French Jazz and Pop artists as well as some classical pieces from the opera CARMEN.  For more info, please contact Legion of Honor at: 415.740.7633.

July 27, 2008.  EUROPEAN SOIREE.  Meet other internationally-minded   people in a convivial cross-cultural atmosphere. If you feel   cosmopolitan and want to make interesting new friends, have   substantial conversations, practice your language skills or just have   fun, come join us!  Drop in when you can and stay for as long as you   want. Newcomers are welcome. Come on your own or with a friend. You'll   discover a friendly group where mingling is mandatory! The soiree   starts late-afternoon to allow people to dine together afterwards if   they so choose. Find out the details and sign up for this free San   Francisco event at http://euro.meetup.com/80/. (Meetup registration is   quick and free.) BAY AREA FRIENDS OF EUROPE  "Where Europeans and   Europhiles can meet and make friends." http://www.bafoe.org/

July 29, 2008.  JOYCE GOLDSTEIN talks about MEDITERRANEAN FRESH.  Cooks with Books, Left Bank Restaurant, 507 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur.  Seating at 6:30pm for dinner.  Coffee and conversation end about 2-1/2 hours later.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.  Price includes meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the book (one copy per couple).  $95 individual / $170 per couple.  http://www.bookpassage.com or 415.927.0960 for details.

July 29, August 10, 24, and September 2, 7, 13 & 20, 2008.  DOCENT LECTURE:  THE FEMININE TOUCH:  IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS BY BERTHE MORISOT, MARY CASSATT, EVA GONZALES, MARIE BRAQUEMONDE. Lecture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.  All talks will take place at 1pm.

July 31, 2008.  GEORGEANNE BRENNAN celebrates the paperback publication of APIG IN PROVENCE.  Rakestraw Books in Danville is hosting a provencal dinner with Georgeanne Brennan in celebration of the paperback publication of A Pig in Provence. Tickets are $20 and advance reservations are essential. Rakestraw Books is located at 409 Railroad Avenue, Danville, phone (925) 837-7337.  7pm.

July 31, 2008.  LAURENT FOURGO performs at Servino Ristorante.  7:30 - 10:30pm, 9 Main Street,, Tiburon, CA 94920; Phone (415) 435-2676.  www.servino.com No cover charge, but reservation is advised if you'd like to be seated in the bar area. 

On-going.  TEATRO ZINZANNI present  A LA FOLIE!  Starting February 21, A LA FOLIE will feature the legendary LILIANE MONTEVECCHI as Madame Zinzanni.  Delicious passion and elegant abandon in a new show with a decidedly French flavor!  This singular performance marries a fine five-course meal to music, circus stunts, tap dancing, magic, food-fetish parody, and lots of boisterous audience interaction.  415.438.2668 or http://www.zinzanni.org for details.  Pier 29 on the Emarcadero.

SILICONFRENCH EVENTS.  For an on-going list of events offered by SiliconFrench, see http://www.siliconfrench.com/eventsnews_events.shtml

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*CINEMA*

See "This Month's Events," above, for details on special screenings!
All titles listed in alphabetical order, with special dates given in red.

LES BICYCLETTES:  CELEBRATING THE 2008 TOUR DE FRANCE.  A screening of WE ARE TRAFFIC.  Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco.  415.557.4400 or http://www.sfpl.org for details. July 10, 2008.

LES DEUX TIMIDES (ReneL Clair, 1928). One of many films shown during the SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, 800.838.3006 for details.  July 11-13, 2008. http://www.silentfilm.org

LES FROMAGES AUTOMOBILES (Georges MeLlie`s, 1907).  One of many films shown during the SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, 800.838.3006 for details.  July 11-13, 2008.  http://www.silentfilm.org

JEAN COCTEAU: THE ORPHIC TRILOGY, SAN FRANCISCO MOMA, JULY 5-26 San Francisco MOMA will screen three films of French poet, filmmaker, artist and journalist Jean Cocteau (1889-1963): Le San d'un poe`te / Blood of a Poet (1930): Saturdays July 5, 12 and 19, 1:00pm OrpheLe / Orpheus (1949): Saturdays July 5 and 12 at 2:30pm, July 26 at 1:00pm; and Thursday, July 10 at 7:00pm Le Testament d'OrpheLe / The Testament of Orpheus (1959), Thursdays, July 17 and 24, 7:00pm; Saturdays July 19 at 2:30pm, and July 26 at 3:00pm San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater, $5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission. Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1382 July 5-26, 2008.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH - 3D. Based on the JULES VERNES classic. Opens in Bay Area cinemas July 11!

NAISSANCE DES PIEUVRES / WATER LILIES (dir. CeLline  Sciamma). Opens this weekend in Bay Area cinemas! Opera Plaza; Shattuck, Berkeley.

NAPA SONOMA WINE COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL. This popular roving festival takes place outdoors in spectacular settings and in select theaters and venues in Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The festival presents features, documentaries, shorts and animation. Gilles Legrand's "The Maiden and the Wolves" ("La jeune fille et les loups") will be presented on July 27 at 8:45pm. http://www.winecountryfilmfest.com/ July 22-August 3, 2008.

NE LE DIS A PERSONNE / TELL NO ONE (dir. Guillaume Canet).  Opens this weekend in Bay Area Landmark Cinemas!  Embarcadero, SF; Kabuki, SF.  Albany; Guild Camera 3 Cinemas.

ROMAN DE GARE.  Bridge; Shattuck.

SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL. The 7th SFFF will include premieres of the newest films by France's best filmmakers; rare classics by French cinema masters; our infamous Midnight Movies followed by discussions over coffee and pastries; local & French short films;  post-screening discussions  for cineLphiles ; an exhibition of original  artworks  by Sacramento artists in the lobby of the Crest; a raffle for a chance to win two round-trip tickets to Paris on Air France and a  fashion show ! Opening:  The 7th Sacramento French Film Festival will  open on Friday, July 18th  at 6pm with a fabulous  opening reception , followed at 8:30pm by the  fun Sacramento premiere of  OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES , the hilarious  spy-spoof comedy (the funniest film we ever showed!) that enchanted France in 2007, starring France's darling actor, Jean Dujardin. Closing:  A SECRET , by Claude Miller, a deeply moving story of passion and guilt set during World War II  , will  close the 7th SFFF  on  Sunday July 27th , followed by a  champagne party . The selection of premieres will include 6 other features -  HER NAME IS SABINE , a moving documentary directed by actress  Sandrine Bonnaire  who filmed her autistic sister Sabine over a period of 25 years. -  HEARTBEAT DETECTOR , a fascinating and challenging social thriller with a troubling conclusion, by  Nicolas Klotz. Critics Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival.  -  THE GROCER'S SON by young director  Eric Guirado , a light and enchanting comedy that will take you on a vacation in the French countryside. -  THE LAST MISTRESS , the latest film by Catherine Breillat, a sultry and provocative costume drama. -  SECRET OF THE GRAIN  by  Abdelatif Kechiche , an unforgettable film  winner of four 2008 CeLsars (French Academy Awards) including Best Film and Best Director. Voted Best Film in 2008 by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics. Prix Louis Delluc 2007. FIPRESCI Prize, Venice International Film Festival 2007.  -  HUNTING & GATHERING , a feel-good comedy by  Claude Berri , starring Audrey Tautou. Winner CeLsar 2007 for Best Promising Actor for Laurent Stocker. Winner Best Actor for Guillaume Canet, Cabourg Romantic Film Festival 2007 Our infamous midnight movies will present 2 faces of French horror movies -  EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960), the poetic horror cult movie by Georges Franju will play on Saturday July 19th. -  HIGH TENSION  (2003), the first French slasher film (with a twist) by Alexandre Aja, will make you shiver on Saturday, July 26th. The SFFF will present 5 diverse classics -  THE RED BALLOON  (1956)  & WHITE MANE  (1953), a double feature for children and adults alike, by  Albert Lamorisse .  Perfect for kids of all ages, no dialogues & no subtitles! Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, 1957 Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, Cannes International Film Festival 1956, Prix Louis Delluc 1956 / Prix Jean Vigo 1953. Winner Grand Prize for Best Short Film, Cannes International Film Festival 1953.  -  400 BLOWS  (1959), Francois Truffaut 's touching first film, requested by many of our patrons.  Winner Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 1959. Voted Best Film in 1960 by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics.  - 2 films by American expatriate in Paris, legendary photographer and filmmaker  William Klein :  MISTER FREEDOM  (1969), a political cartoonish satire on American imperialism &  WHO ARE YOU POLLY MAGOO? (1966) an extravagant & caustic homage to fashion. Prix Jean Vigo 1965 . The latter will be preceded on Sunday, July 20th, by a Fashion Show, live on the stage of the Crest Theatre! A short film program, comprising award-winning French short films and local short films with a "French flavor", complete the 2008 program. All Films are presented in French with English subtitles  (with the exception of  Mister Freedom , presented in English with French subtitles).  Showtimes to be announced soon! July 17-27, 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM  FESTIVAL presents LES DEUX TIMIDES by RENE CLAIR. An event to celebrate BAGUETTE QUARTETTE fs 15th Anniversary! For 15 years BAGUETTE QUARTETTE has been the only ensemble in North America exclusively devoted to the tradition of Parisian CafeL Music from 1920 to 1950. In July we are celebrating our anniversary with an exceptional weekend of performances covering the genre that made our reputation in the Bay Area and beyond.  With Odile Lavault: Accordion & Vocals, Rachel Durling: Violin; John Schott: Guitar & Banjo, Rich Trevor: Bass. 2:15pm.  Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. S.F. Tickets $14 www.silentfilm.org or 1.800.838.3006 for details. .  www.baguettequartette.org  P.O.Box 7685 Berkeley CA 94707. July 12, 2008.

TELL NO ONE.  French director Guillaume Canet's adaptation of Harlan Coben's bestselling thriller, "Tell No One" opens at the Embarcadero, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, Smith Rafael Film Center, Aquarius, Shattuck, and the Camera 5 or 12 on July 11. "Tell No One", a Music Box Films release, runs 125 minutes, is in French with English subtitles and is not MPAA rated. Opens July 11, 2008.

THE VISITOR.  Story centers on a Senegalese and an Arab emigre in New York. (in English). CineLArts Sequoia, Mill Valley; Northgate, San Rafael; Stonestown; Embarcadero Center; Four Star; Albany; Clay; Piedmont. (Minimal French connection, but a very nice movie!)

CINE CLUB of the ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SACRAMENTO.  Join other cinephiles at the monthly movie presentations of the Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise in Midtown Sacramento (1723 25th Street). Films are shown at 7pm on the second Friday of each month except in July. To learn more :  http://cl.exct.net/?ffcb10-fe2a15707d620379761478-fdf21775756d02787c157674-fefe167170640d-fe9915707467017872-fdef15777d61057a72177874

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*ART*   

July 10-October 12, 2008.  ROOM FOR THOUGHT:  ALEXANDER HAHN & YVES NETZHAMMER.  This exhibition of work by two Swiss artists will showcase the work of two generations of artists who have continuously worked with the computer as an artistic tool. Both artists' use of digitally created, mesmerizing spaces articulates a deep concern with the history of painting, photography, and film, and reveals a fascination with internal landscapes of the mind. Hahn's interactive Luminous Point allows the viewer to take a self-guided tour of a virtual simulation of the artist's Manhattan apartment, using a remote  control to navigate a gamelike labyrinth of spaces derived from digital manipulations of photographic and filmic records. Where Hahn's hybrid space incorporates images of the real world, Netzhammer presents a poetic world of pure invention. Premiering at SFMOMA, his Furniture of Proportions incorporates highly stylized wall drawings, animation, and sculptural objects to create an intricate spatial narrative.  This exhibition is sponsored by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

July 11-August 20, 2008.  SEASIDE / COUNTRYSIDE.  Paintings by DANIEL LEVIGOUREUX.  Reception July 11.  Thomas Reynolds Gallery, 2291 Pine St., SF.  415.441.4093 or http://www.thomasreynolds.com for details.

Through July 12, 2008.  SOFT UNDERBELLY RECOGNITION, including works by SIDONIE LOISELEUX.  Little Tree Gallery, 3412 22nd St., SF.  415.643.4929 or http://www.littletreegallery.com for details.

Through July 20, 2008.  MODERN MASTERWORKS FROM THE ELISE S. HAAS COLLECTION.  Works by HENRI MATISSE and others.  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., SF.  415.357.4000 or http://www.sfmoma.org for details.

Through July 31, 2008.  THE COLORS OF SOUTHERN FRANCE.  Paintings by Barbara Lawrence.  Book Passage Gallery, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.

Through August 2, 2008.  VALERIE MREJEN AT CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE. French artist ValeLrie MreLjen will be showing "Small talks #11" at CCA Wattis in July, as part of the "Passengers" exhibit. ValeLrie MreLjen is both a published writer and an established filmmaker, although both media often overlap and interrelate in her work. MreLjen is most interested in the banal, minute details of the everyday. Her films often seem intimate, featuring universal conversations or monologues.  ValeLrie MreLjen will discuss her solo Passengers project on Tuesday, July 1, at 5:00pm. Reception with refreshments to follow. Location: Upper Wattis Gallery http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1376 Passengers is supported by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in San Francisco.

Through August 4, 2008.  MANOUCHES:  NATASHA DEVAUD. When she's not making visual effects for movies at Industrial Light + Magic, Swiss artist Natasha Devaud enjoys going back to painting with real brushes and colors. With Manouches (Gypsies), the artist presents a series of kids' paintings where  abstract lines and colorful shapes bring to life various scenes and characters in a Miro-like style. Originals are acrylic and ink on canvas. Natasha Devaud - Manouches July 6th - August 4th Reception with the artist on August 4th, 6 - 8 p.m. Mill Valley Art & Paper 475 Miller Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941 www.bluecaravelle.com  415.388.5642

Through August 31, 2008. CINDY PAVLINAC ~ NOUVELLES PHOTOS SUR LA FRANCE at CHEZ PIERRE.  Photos of Paris (Notre Dame, the Louvre), the Loire Valley Chateaux, Burgundy Abbeys, Mont-Saint-Michel, and more.  Chez Pierre! 7330 Redwood Blvd Novato, CA 94945 Tel 415 898 4233 or http://www.chezpierremarin.com or http://www.sacred-land-photography.com/France.html for details.

Through September 2008. PASSENGERS AT CCA WATTIS, SAN FRANCISCO.  Passengers is a permanent but constantly transforming exhibition of emerging international contemporary artists (including VALERIE MREJEN), none of whom has ever had a solo presentation in an American public art institution. Supported by the Cultural Services, Consulate General of France in San Francisco. http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article577

Through September 21, 2008.  LES FEMMES IMPRESSIONNISTES:  MARY CASSATT, BERTHE MORISOT, EVA GONZALES, MARIE BRAQUEMOND.  At the time impressionism was born, female artists were starting to come to the forefront of the art world.  This exhibition breaks new ground in feminist art history by looking at the work and contributions of four female Impressionists together for the first time in the United States. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.legionofhonor.org for details. Docent tours:  10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm. The exhibitionfs catalog is reviewed in the June 15, 2008 SF Chronicle Datebook (pink pages), pp.20-21. Also: Reviewed in the Sunday, July 6, 2008 Datebook (pink pages) section of the SF Chronicle, pp.14-15.

Through September 28, 2008.  STUDIO PRACTICES  Prints by artists from the 16th through 18th c.  Cantor Arts Center at Stanford, Lomita Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto.  650.723.4177 or http://www.museum.stanford.edu for details. 

Through September 28, 2008.  VOLLARD, EDITEUR.  ILLUSTRATED BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE LEGENDARY FRENCH ART DEALER. The second in a series of exhibitions that focus on legendary publishers who were primarily art dealers.  Ambroise Vollard (1865-1939) opened his first art gallery in Paris in 1893 and by 1895 was publishing individual prints and portfolios by the artists he represented.  His publications include Parallelement, featuring poetry by PAUL VERLAINE and delicate lithograph illustrations by PIERRE BONNARD; GUSTAVE FLAUBERTfs La tentation de Saint Antoine, with illustrations by ODILON REDON, and HONORE DE BALZACfs Le chef dfoeuvre inconnu, a collaboration with Pablo Picasso.  Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.

Through September 28, 2008.  ARTISTS ABROAD.  Works on paper that feature views of PARIS, Rome, and other picturesque locations. Cantor Arts Center at Stanford, Lomita Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto.  650.723.4177 or http://www.museum.stanford.edu for details.

Opening November 1, 2008.  YVES SAINT LAURENT.  A collaboration with Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent and the Montreal Museum of Art, this is a look at Yves Saint Laurenfs entire career.  Approximately 135 fully accessorized ensembles, as well as the artistfs original drawings and videos from the archives of the Fondation.  De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park. 

Through January 4, 2009.  IN THE BEGINNING:  ARTISTS RESPOND TO GENESIS.  Works by contemporary artists alongside works by MARC CHAGALL and others.  Contemporary Jewish Museum, 763 Mission, SF.  http://www.thecjm.org for details.

Ongoing.  SURREALISM:  SELECTIONS FROM THE REVA AND DAVID LOGAN COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.   California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 for details.

Ongoing.  AUGUSTE RODIN COLLECTION.  Bronze sculptures, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Lomita Dr. & Museum Way, Stanford University,  Palo Alto.  650.723.4177 or http://www.museum.stanford.edu for details.

On-going.  A NEW 19TH CENTURY :  THE MONDAVI FAMILY GALLERY REINSTALLED.  Reconfigured 19th century European and American collections.  Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Lomita Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto.  650.723.4177 or http://museum.stanford.edu for details.

On-going.  MODERN EUROPEAN MASTERS, including MATISSE, PICASSO, CHAGALL and more.  Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post, SF.  415.421.7171 or http://meyerovich.com for details.

On-going.  FOLK ART by French Canadian artists PATRICK AMIOT & BRIGITTE LAURENT.  Outdoor exhibits on-going on Florence St. in Sebastopol.  http://www.patrickamiot-brigittelaurent.com/ for details.

On-going. MATISSE AND BEYOND: THE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COLLECTION. SF Museum of Modern Art. Magnificent works of painting and sculpture culled from SFMOMA's own collections provide a quick tour of modern art from Fauvism to Minimalism. Daily. Exhibition tells the story of modern and contemporary art including landmark works by MATISSE, BOURGEOIS and others. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., San Francisco. 415.357.4000 or www.sfmoma.org

On-going. BETWEEN ART AND LIFE: THE CONTEMPORARY PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COLLECTION, including works by LOUISE BOURGEOIS. SF Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St. (at Mission), SF. 41.357.4000 or http://www.sfmoma.org for details.

On-going.  GODOT.  Works sy WILLIAM T. WILEY.  Arion Press, 1802 Hays ST., the Presidio, SF.  415.668.2542 or http://www.arionpress.com for details.  For more on the artist: http://www.arionpress.com/catalog/077.htm

ARTS OF FASHION.  Yearly competition brings guest designers from PARIS and BRUXELLES to work with and select prizes for United States fashion students. The grand prizes offered to the US fashion students are internships in high profile fashion design houses as Castelbajac or Anne Valerie Hash or the school of the Chambre syndicale in Paris... Or Brussels for La Cambre or Antwerp for Veronique Branquinho or Vienna for Wendy&Jim...  Contact:  Nathalie Doucet, President Arts of Fashion Foundation, 635 Tennessee Street Suite # 402, San Francisco CA 94107.  Tel 415 252 0734  http://www.af-competition.com or  http://www.myspace.com/artsoffashion

FLORENCE DE BRETAGNE.  Florence de Bretagne is a French painter and photographer. Her work is full of joy and very colorful. It has always something to do with new life : imaginary plants that are flourishing, blossoms, seeds. It seems that nature is new and beautiful like new-born babies. She took abstract pictures of fruits and vegetables (a very poetic book, "Semence", is still available), she made paintings on trees and imaginary plants, and many others. You can see her work either in the SFMOMA gallery at Fort Mason, or in her atelier (756 Garland drive in Palo Alto), or else on her website : http://www.florencedebretagne.com

ST. LOUIS BLUES ART une galérie permanente qui expose des huiles représentant des scènes de rue ou de club, musique et dance sur le thème du Blues, Flamenco , Tango, peintes par l'artiste français BERNARD E. BENEITO, qui vient d'être reconnu Maître dans le livre d'art international "Maîtres et Epigones" de l'écrivain, historien et critique d'art international Sam Aberg, Laval, Québec, Canada. Le livre a été présenté à la foire du livre de Montréal en octobre 2007.  Toutes informations dans le nouveau site http://www.bernardbeneito.com qui remplace www.stlouisbluesart.com .  M. BENEITO offre des cours de peinture à Palo Alto, à la Maison des Artistes; voir son site web pour des renseignements supplémentaires.

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*CLASSES*

LES VINS DE FRANCE. Come join us for a class dedicated to learning the history and culture of French wine through a series of lectures and tastings. We will visit some of the most renowned wine establishments in San Francisco, including hotspots like Amelie, Arlequin Wine Merchant, Cellar 360, and Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant. Learn how to discuss wine with your fellow enthusiasts, in French and in English! All are welcome.  Eight week course tuition including wine $285 (TBD). Signups & more information contact us by email:afsf@afsf.com.  Subject line: Course Culturel: Les Vins de France.

Beginning June 2008.  COURS D’ETE A LATITUDE.  The Latitude Cultural Center is located in the ancient riverside hamlet of La Toulzanie (about 55 km east of Cahors in the Quercy). Nearby are the cave paintings at Pech-Merle, one of France's most beautiful villages (St. Cirq Lapopie), the Chateau of Cenevieres (with its amazing alchemy room), and the pilgrimage site, Rocamadour. ( Founder/director Barbara Phillips is formerly a professor of Sociology and Urban Studies at San Francisco State. She divides her time between La Toulzanie and Berkeley.)      Latitude will be offering  a variety of week-long  classes in summer, 2008, including a week of Total Immersion in French. Visit http://www.latitude.org/  for details.

  • July 12-19:  TOTAL IMMERSION IN FRENCH WEEK-- MORNING AND AFTERNOON CLASSES, IN FRENCH, PLUS MEALTIMES RESTRICTED TO THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.
  • (1) Mornings: Renee Morel will offer a morning class about the history of modern French art (with many slides). This will be Renee's 7th time teaching at Latitude. Students and former students (at Latitude, City College in San Francisco, San Francisco State, and The French Class in San Francisco) all tell us she is a terrific teacher who is very organized, speaks clearly and knowledgeably, and who  invites questions.
  • (2)  Afternoons:  Potpourri! A variety of speakers, including Jean-Pierre Nouveau, head of Maisons Paysannes de la France in Quercy,  Agathe Thullier, oenologist and art gallery proprietor, and Christine DaBlanc, a politically-active mother and grandmother, will lead discussions (and some will show slides) on a variety of topics, ranging from local architecture to child-rearing practices and the future of the wine trade in France. Also, Paul Verdier, Ph.D. in Comp. Literature and an expert in local history. If you have any questions about French customs, this will be a good  time to get the informed opinions  of  various knowledgeable people; most summer in the Lot but live in bigger cities, such as Paris and Clermont-Ferrand

Summer 2008.  FRENCH 101 at COLLEGE OF MARIN, taught by M. Goff.  http://www.marin.edu for details.  9 hours/week; MTWR, 6pm-9pm.

July 7-August 30, 2008.  FRENCH CLASSES AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BERKELEY.  Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced levels available.  2004 Woolsey St., Berkeley.  510.548.7481 for http://www.afberkeley.org/classes.pdf for details. 

July 10 & 17, 2008.  FRENCH CLINIC ON THE SUBJUNCTIVE.  Taught by Genevieve Blaise Sullivan at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera; 415.927.0960 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.  12:30pm-3:30pm.

July 14-August 4, 2008.  UPPER INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED REVIEW taught by Anne Bishop at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera; 415.927.0960 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.  10:30am -12:30pm.

July 15-August 5, 2008.  LOWER INTERMEDIATE & INTERMEDIATE REVIEWS taught by Anne Bishop at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera; 415.927.0960 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.  10:30am – 12:30pm.

July 30 - August 20, 2008.  HISTOIRE DE LA LANGUE FRANCAISE: DU TRAITE DE RASTATT A LA CHARTE EUROPEENNE DES LANGUES REGIONALES. Un nouveau cours de 4 semaines a French Class, enseigne - en francais, bien sur - par Renee Morel. Comment, avec le Traite de Rastatt (1714) signe entre Louis XIV et l'empereur germanique Charles VI, la langue de Moliere a-t-elle ete promue au statut de langage diplomatique? Comment a-t-elle ensuite ete imposee a l'ecole (1881-1882), grace a la volonte farouche de Jules Ferry et des Republicains desireux de former de bons citoyens? Cependant, si la Troisieme Republique, soucieuse d'abolir toute distinction sociale et regionale, eradique les dialectes, ceux-ci auront leur revanche en 1999, avec la Charte europeenne qui prevoit la protection des langues regionales. La France reconnait enfin que ces langues font partie integrale du patrimoine national et ses habitants peuvent les pratiquer en lisant Tintin en breton ou en basque, en corse ou en catalan. Un cours passionnant, illustre de diapositives. 4 weeks. Wednesday mornings (10:30 AM -12:00 NOON) $ 125 ($115 for early birds).  THE FRENCH CLASS 500 Sutter Street (at Powell) Suite 310 San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 362.3666 info@frenchclass.com Attention! Comme pour le TGV, il est imperatif de reserver. Telephonez a l'ecole pour vous inscrire en donnant votre numero de carte bancaire.

August 2008. SPANISH 1 IN FRENCH, FOR STUDENTS OF FRENCH.  The SRJC Dept. of Modern and Classical Langugages is delighted to     announce a new course: Spanish 1 in French! That's right. Next fall (beginning in August), you will have the    opportunity to learn Elementary Spanish at SRJC in a French-language classroom. This course is designed for those of you who have attained an advanced-intermediate level of French (meaning you've completed two years of French) and now are excited at the idea of using your French as you begin to learn Spanish. The elementary Spanish book used in the class is published in France for French learners of Spanish.  The language of the classroom (when it isn't Spanish) will be French. Spanish 1 in French will be taught by an instructor who is fluent in and experienced at teaching both languages. This is a unique opportunity. Indeed, I don't think many of my colleagues really believe that there are enough students out there  to fill this class, but I know you, the wonderful students who have come through our French classes. Information: Todd Straus,  tstraus@santarosa.eduor 707.527.4608.

August 3 or August 9, 2008.  DE BONAPARTE A NAPOLEON. Conference illustree de RENEE MOREL.   * Tuesday, August 3  (6:00 PM-7:30 PM) or * Saturday, August 9 (10:30 AM -12:00 PM). At THE FRENCH CLASS  500 Sutter Street (at Powell) Suite 310 San Francisco, CA 94102  (415) 362.3666  info@frenchclass.com  Attention! Comme pour le TGV, il est imperatif de reserver. Telephonez a l'ecole pour vous inscrire et retenir votre place en donnant votre numero de carte bancaire.

August 25-October 24, 2008.  FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  Classes for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, as well as conversation classes and advanced theme classes.  For registration and details, please contact the director at herve@afsantarosa.org or 707.543.8151.

August 30-September 13, 2008.  WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE WITH JULIE COHN. Watercolor Painting Workshop with Julie Cohn Two Enchanting Weeks in The South of France.  Just a few spaces left!  Enjoy the charming town of Limoux, surrounding villages, and the luxurious Montfaucon Inn! Learn about the Montfaucon Inn on the  following web sites: www.montfaucontours.com and www.pyradice.info/nita/montfaucon.htm   Plein Air Painting & Travel Sketching  Watercolor is a great medium to take on your travels. It is easy to carry, dries quickly, and it is a wonderful choice for capturing the extraordinary beauty of the south of France. Learn how to paint small travel sketches quickly and paint larger works within a few hours. Some plein air art equipment, easels and stools will be provided.   Every day our small group, from  8 to 10 participants, will start with a delicious breakfast and travel by van to a different site or two, taking in the mesmerizing landscape and/or seascape along the way. We will paint from 3 to 5 hours each day and get some exercise while walking to historic sites, castles and charming villages. Dining is fabulous!    Julie Cohn is an established watercolor painter who has taught for over 20 years. See her web site: www.juliecohnproductions.com.  Contact Julie either at juliecohnproductions@yahoo.com or at 510 644 1402.

August-December 2008.  FRENCH CLASSES AT SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, including French 101 (Beginning French), French 201 (Complete Review of French Grammar), French 300 (Introduction to Literary Analysis and Critical Writing), French 314 (French Caribbean Literatures in English), French 321 (France Today), plus FL 214 (French Literature and Cinema.  Write suzanne.toczyski@sonoma.edu for details.

August-December 2008.  FRENCH CLASSES AT DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE include first-, second-, third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-semester French, as well as first-, second- and third-term conversational French. Day and evening classes available http://www.dvc.edu for information, or contact Julia Flanagan-Schmidt at jflanagan-schmidt@dvc.edu, or Claudia Martinez at cmartinez@dvc.edu .  

September 8 or 13, 2008.  MORT OU VIF: ARTISTES ET ANATOMISTES Conference illustree de RENEE MOREL.   * Monday, September 8 (6:00 PM-7:30 PM)or * Saturday, September 13 (10:30 AM -12:00 PM). At THE FRENCH CLASS  500 Sutter Street (at Powell) Suite 310 San Francisco, CA 94102  (415) 362.3666  info@frenchclass.com  Attention! Comme pour le TGV, il est imperatif de reserver. Telephonez a l'ecole pour vous inscrire et retenir votre place en donnant votre numero de carte bancaire.

Fall 2008.  FRENCH 101 and FRENCH 102 at College of Marin (2 sections of each).  http://www.marin.edu for details.

September 16-November 18, 2008. FRENCH CLASSESAT BOOK PASSAGE, taught by Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan. French for Movie Lovers; French Literature & Grammar.  Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.  415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.

September 24, October 22, November 19, 2008 & January 21, 2009.  LITERARY MASTERS, taught by LIZ EPSTEIN, including a class session on GUSTAVE FLAUBERTfS MADAME BOVARY. 10am-12pm.  Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.  415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.

October 1-November 20, 2008.  FRENCH CLASSESAT BOOK PASSAGE, taught by Anne Bishop.  Beginning Plus French; Lower Intermediate French; Intermediate French; Upper Intermediate French; Advanced French.   Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.  415.927.0960 or 800.999.7909 or http://www.bookpassage.com for details.

October 27-December 19, 2008. FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  Classes for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, as well as conversation classes and advanced theme classes.  For registration and details, please contact the director at herve@afsantarosa.org or 707.543.8151.

January 5-March 6, 2009. FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  Classes for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, as well as conversation classes and advanced theme classes.  For registration and details, please contact the director at herve@afsantarosa.org or 707.543.8151.

March 9-May 8, 2009. FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  Classes for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, as well as conversation classes and advanced theme classes.  For registration and details, please contact the director at herve@afsantarosa.org or 707.543.8151.

May 11-July 10, 2009. FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  Classes for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, as well as conversation classes and advanced theme classes.  For registration and details, please contact the director at herve@afsantarosa.org or 707.543.8151.

eLYCEE is pleased to announce the opening of its new Minischool, with weekly French classes for kids aged 9 and 10. Based on our popular Maintien de la Langue classes for French-speaking students in the USA, our Minischool gives younger kids access to our unique virtual classroom.  Our native French teachers  encourage production and creativity, bringing the language and the culture to life in 90-minute total immersion sessions.   In our relaxed learning environment, students develop their language skills and confidence, they work together, and - best  of all - they love it.  It's a brand new way to learn French for Life.  For more information, visit www.elycee.com 

POUR TOUS LES PETITS:  NEW CLASS FOR KIDS at the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa.  With native speaker EVELYNE WHITMAN.  To register, contact the director at herve@afsantarosa.org  or call 707.543.8151. Saturdays, 11am-12pm. 

eLYCEE "http://www.elycee.com/"  eLycée has a new agenda for 2007, with a range of new online courses to choose from, including, for Middle School & High School students: private tutorials, Summer Camp, AP classes; for College students: private tutorials, workshops, French Club, AP classes, online OuLiPo workshops; for Adults: private tutorials, workshops, French Club, online OuLiPo workshops; and OuLiPo’s online ‘Ateliers d’Ecriture’ are available online for the first time ever; ONLY with eLycée.  We have a new website, too:  http://www.elycee.com/ If you would like to know more about this innovative program of after school classes, please contact Julian Hirst at julian.hirst@elycee.com, or +1 877 624 5330.  www.elycee.com

FRENCH WINE CLASSES. Session 1 begins March 12 The French Wine Society is offering French wine classes in San Francisco. Each class will be an in-depth lecture of a particular region including a tasting of six carefully selected fine wines to illustrate the regions character. These classes should not be missed. They represent a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of French wine.  Eric Lecours, Regional Director of the French Wine Society Bay Area, will be instructing the classes. He is a Certified Wine Educator and holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the WSET. He is also one of only 20 Americans to be certified by the region of Bordeaux as an official instructor, having been sponsored by the Bordeaux Wine Council to attend a weeklong educational program in Bordeaux last year. He continues his studies and is working toward his Masters of Wine, the most respected qualification in the Wine Industry.  For more information and registration: http://www.frenchwinesociety.org

CLASSES DE CUISINE.  L'alimentation saine, c'est delicieuse! Venez tous chez Janet, infirmière et chef de cuisine, pour des classes de cuisine. Mes classes, à San Rafael, sont petites et vous travaillez dans ma grande cuisine professionelle pour apprendre les recettes qui sont bien pour maigrir et prévenir les maladies. Après, nous dinons en famille. Et bien sur, nous parlons français! Janet Dresser 415.455.8939 ou http://www.cookingforyourlife.com

COOKING CLASSES IN FRANCE OFFERED BY FORMER BAY AREA RESIDENT Philippe Gion.  http://www.ArtandCookingClassesinFrance.com Philippe Gion was a resident of San Francisco from 1986 to 2001, then time shared between the US and Provence.  Owner & chef of the restaurant "Café Landais" (1986-1990) then, manager of the restaurant of the "Alliance Fançaise,” he was also Executive Chef at Stanford University ("East House Residency", 1997- 2000).  He was a member of the Board of Director at the "Lycée Français Lapérouse" (1988-1991) and creator of the first French Ciné-Club in San Francisco ("Alliance Française Ciné-Club" with the partnership of the Lycée Français).  In 1996, Philippe Gion founded "Art and Cooking Classes in France" dedicated to bringing to our Anglo-Saxons friends and gourmets the best of the joie de vivre in France and, most of all, an attractive approach of the traditional French gastronomy in Provence.

FRENCH AT CASTRO VALLEY ADULT SCHOOL.  Castro Valley Adult School is offering Beginning and Intermediate French on Monday evenings. Beginners 6:30 pm-8:30 pm; Intermediates 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.  Come and practice French in a low-key, fun atmosphere.  Helpful for travelers looking for survival French.   Heavy emphasis on cultural topics.   The intermediate class offers good practice for those with some experience in French.  Additional out-of-class activities such as dinner outings, wine tastings, picnics, etc. will also be offered.  Reasonable course fees. Call Castro Valley Adult School for more details: 510.886.1000.

NEW CLASSES AT THE FRENCH CLASS, 500 Sutter Street, Suite 310, San Francisco, CA 94102 - (415) 362-3666. www.frenchclass.com for full details.

  • FRENCH FOR FUN.  French For Fun, a well-known language and cultural center in the East Bay, has long been a meeting ground for Francophone and Francophile parents. Recently relocated to a newer, larger facility, we’d like to invite you to come and check us out! We have a brand new Baby Circle for one-year-olds on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 – 10:30 and an ongoing Moms n’Tots program for toddlers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 – 10:30. You don’t need an appointment. The first lesson is always free. Drop in and while you’re here feel free to browse our videothèque and library of French children’s books. We’d love to meet you! Madame@FrenchForFun.com or www.FrenchForFun.com

    PARIS VERSION A LA FRANCAISE.  Week-long French Culture and Language Seminar in Paris, various dates available.  Enjoy speaking French in unknown and new Parisian surroundings : French classes in the morning, cultural and gourmet workshops or strolls through the real Paris in the afternoon.  Paris Version à la Française ; http://www.parisvf.com for more details.

    June 23-27, 2008.  5-DAY INTENSIVE IMMERSION PROGRAM.  All levels are offered (separately). Classes are 3 hours per day, either in the morning 9 to 12, in the afternoon 1 to 4 or in the evening 6 to 9 for 5 days. $275.  $20 off if you pay 7 days before the intensive course begins!  Sign up now! The French Class - www.frenchclass.com . 500 Sutter Street, Ste. 310, SF, CA. 94102. (415) 362-3666.  info@frenchclass.com

    December 15 to 19, 2008.  5 DAY INTENSIVE IMMERSION PROGRAMS. All levels are offered (separately). Classes are 3 hours per day, either in the morning 9 to 12, in the afternoon 1 to 4 or in the evening 6 to 9 for 5  days. $275.  $20 off if paid 7 days before the intensive course begins! Sign up now! The French Class - www.frenchclass.com . 500 Sutter Street, Ste. 310, SF, CA. 94102. (415) 362-3666.  info@frenchclass.com

    TRANSLATION COURSE ON LINE Lancez-vous dans une nouvelle carriere :  Devenez traducteur ou traductrice.  Specialisez-vous dans le domaine de votre choix, explorez les possibilites. Formation assuree par Dominique Bremond, traductrice certifiee par le  Consulat General de France a San Francisco, 20 ans d'experience.  Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez contacter :  Dominiquebremond@aol.com   The French Class - www.frenchclass.com . 500 Sutter Street, Ste. 310, SF, CA. 94102. (415) 362-3666.  info@frenchclass.com

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.

THE INTERNATIONAL FRENCH CLUB. Going to France soon or you want to speak French like a French person? Join the International French Club. Next session starts the second week of May Savoir faire. Besides text and exercise books, all classes include the use of material that will expose you to the wide variety of the French-speaking world; among others, French news, French movies, novels, songs and cartoons. You will also be invited to participate in team work, games and role-plays that will express what you have learned. Free evaluation. Before signing up for a class, we will schedule a meeting to evaluate your writing and oral level, and to listen to your objectives in order to place you in the appropriate class and level. Contact Nathalie today at: 415.756.2531 info@ifrenchclub.com Beginner Classes :: Intermediate Classes :: Advanced Classes

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.

LANGUAGES INSTITUTE INC. Languages Institute Inc. is comprised of a team of 8 experienced teachers. All our teachers are native French speakers, passionate about the language and earned a Bachelor or Master's degree. They have much experience to make your learning fun, pleasant and efficient! 1100 East Hamilton Avenue, #3, Campbell, CA. 408.377.1113 or 408.833.9620 or Info@Frenchin.Org or http://www.frenchin.org

LIVELY LANGUAGE LEARNING™. French classes for children ages 7-12. Based on famous accelerated learning method. Small classes. Fun and easy. Email info@optimalearning.com or call 415.898.0013. The OptimaLearning Center of Novato, http://www.optimalearning.com or http://www.optimalearningcenter.org

Other courses available. For classes in Santa Rosa, see http://www.afsantarosa.org or contact info@afsantarosa.org. (From the AFSR: Try our French language school with no commitments. Your first lesson is free!) 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@sbcglobal.net 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)* 

August 1, 2008. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA se réunit chez Chantal et Laurent.  Contact: nadinepavloff@netscape.net

August 1, 2008.  EXPLODING, PLASTIC & INEVITABLE.  Artist talk and multimedia performance.  Switzerlandfs Stefan Mueller Arisona and Victoria, BCfs Steve Gibson are media artists who have established a strong footing in academia while keeping their fingers on the throbbing pulse of the club scene, DJ-ing and VJ-ing underground. Grounded in the history of audiovisual tinkering, they take creative hints from illustrious forebearers to push multimedia environments into the next realm. Mueller Arisona and Gibson joined forces to create a digital-age reenactment of The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, the boundary-breaking multimedia show conceived in the 1960fs by Andy Warhol with the complicity of Lou Reed and his cult rock act The Velvet Underground. Originated under the auspices of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich's (EHTZ) gDigital Arts Weeks Plush, Mueller Arisona and Gibsonfs take on Warholfs circus makes full use of digital technology and the free-flowing, associative thinking of the techno age. Armed with multiple projectors, a barrage of laptop computers and additional data-churning devices, the pair have already performed in Zurich, Victoria, Chicago, Vancouver and Shanghai: they now take on swissnex San Francisco, where audiences will have ample space to let their minds, ears and legs wander along with the beats and pixels. The performance of Exploding, Plastic & Inevitable redux will be preceded by an artist talk with Stefan Mueller Arisona and Steve Gibson. 6.30pm-11pm  Free event (it will be Swiss National Day !) but RSVP required Details & Registration : http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/activities/events/explodingplasticmultimedia Location & Parking : http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/aboutus/contact

August 1, 2008.  DIMITRI FROM PARIS performs at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., SF.  415.625.8880 for details. Tickets at ticketweb.com.  See also:  http://www.myspace.com/mezzaninesanfrancisco

August 2, 2008.  GENO DELAFOSSE & FRENCH ROCKINf BOOGIE, 2008 Grammy nominee, perform ZYDECO/CAJUN music straight from the Bayouc A family-friendly outdoor concert with playground at the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, 200 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael.  Picnic, dance & enjoy live music under beautiful Marin skies!  Gates open at 6:15pm; concert begins at 7pm; over by 10pm.  Students 1/2 price; kids 6 & under free.  $25 public; $20 members; $12.50 students.

August 3, 2008.  MARY CASSATT:  FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST. Lecture given by JODI ALLEN at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3638 or http://www.famsf.org or aolson@famsf.org for details.  1pm.

August 5, 2008.  THE IMPRESSIONIST ERA:  FASHION AND CULTURE. Lecture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.  1pm.

August 5 or August 9, 2008.  DE BONAPARTE A NAPOLEON. Conference illustree de RENEE MOREL.   * Tuesday, August 3  (6:00 PM-7:30 PM) or * Saturday, August 9 (10:30 AM -12:00 PM). At THE FRENCH CLASS 500 Sutter Street (at Powell) Suite 310 San Francisco, CA 94102  (415) 362.3666  info@frenchclass.com  Attention! Comme pour le TGV, il est imperatif de reserver. Telephonez a l'ecole pour vous inscrire et retenir votre place en donnant votre numero de carte bancaire.

August 7, 2008.  ART DE VIVRE. A fun and entertaining Thursday evening amid the open galleries! Fellow AFSF art-lovers check out contemporary art and weigh-in en francais.  Discussion suitable for all levels of French, moderated by French-American artist Suzanne Husky. Followed by wine and cocktails at Otis Lounge (25 Maiden Lane).  49 Geary, SF.  6pm wine hour.

August 9, 2008.  DE BONAPARTE A NAPOLEON. Une serie de conferences, illustrees de 80 diapositives et presentees par Renee Morel - en francais, naturellement! $10 (One and a half hours each; includes handouts; each conference is offered twice.) 10:30 AM - 12:00 NOON).  Cet atelier sera egalement offert un soir de la meme semaine, 6:00 - 7:30 PM.  IMPORTANT! Il est imperatif de reserver (sinon l'atelier risque d'etre annule!).  Contactez directement The French Class par telephone au 415-362-3666, SVP, et donnez-leur votre numero de carte bancaire. Merci!  THE FRENCH CLASS 500 Sutter Street (at Powell), San Francisco.  TEL: (415) 362.3666.  FAX: (415) 362.4334.  info@frenchclass.com or www.frenchclass.com

August 9-14, 2008.  SIX DAY TOUR IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.  Take a 6-day coach trip around Northern California, and meet people, learn about France, and practice your French skills all at the same time.  The tour is organized to welcome 12 people from Chambolle-Musigny in Bourgogne, the French sister-city of Sonoma, who will be traveling to Sonoma for two weeks.  The trip is planned for the second week of their visit.  Departure from Sonoma; bus capacity 50 people.  $1300 (includes everything).  For more information, call Edith Murith, 707.939.3031 or email edith.murith@gmail.com .

August 12, 2008.  INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MANUFACTURERS, RETAILERS AND SHOPPERS IN A CONSUMER-CENTRIC ENVIRONMENT, organized by SWISSNEX.  A new paradigm of relations between consumers, retailers and manufacturers is upon us with the advent of recent technological advances and changes in demand.  How can we reach an appropriate balance between consumer pulls and technology pushes?  How can manufacturers keep up with ever-shorter product cycles and the need for greener and cleaner products and processes?  What are the new opportunities and challenges in this quickly changing environment and what's coming next ? Join our esteemed panel of experts who will address these topics and more in an intimate setting and have the chance to ask them your own pressing questions at swissnex San Francisco 6.30pm-9.30pm In partnership with the Greater Zurich Area. Free event but RSVP required Details & Registration : http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/activities/events/consumerenvironment Location & Parking : http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/aboutus/contact

August 13, 2008.  ROLES AND INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DESIGN, TECHNICAL INNOVATION AND BUSINESS RELEVANCE, organized by SWISSNEX.  Innovation can reduce costs and grow corporate value.  It is one of the most important criteria investors look for in a company.  Most Fortune 500 companies even assign a dollar figure to it in their annual reports and websites.  A study by Ernst & Young Cap Gemini reports that some experts estimate that innovation accounts for about 7.5% of a companyfs total market value. How does design fit in? Does design matter? What is the ROI? How do you measure the impact of design to your business relevance? In partnership with the Greater Zurich Area. Free event but RSVP required Details & Registration : http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/activities/events/designinnovation Location & Parking : http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/aboutus/contact 6.30pm-9.30pm

August 14, 17, 22 or 24, 2008.  VISITE A LfEXPO gWOMEN IMPRESSIONISTSh (Oeuvres de Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Eva Gonzalez et Marie Braquemond) au Palais de la Legion dfhonneur, en francais! Guide:  RENEE MOREL. Location:  California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park (near 34th & Clement), SF.  8/14, 9:45am; 8/17, 2:45pm; 8/22, 2:45pm; 8/24, 2:45.  Rendez-vous: By the pyramid in the courtyard of the Palais de la Legion d'Honneur (or under the columns in case of rain).  COST: FOR MEMBERS: $2 per person (This is for myself.)  [Be nice: If you come alone, invite some other "Legionnaire" to get in with you for $2.] PROCEDURE FOR MEMBERS: Use the machine inside to issue one or two tickets with  your museum card. Check in with Mme Morel. COST: FOR NON-MEMBERS: $7 per person  PROCEDURE FOR NON-MEMBERS: Check in with Mme Morel. Get a sticker. See if someone can invite you. If not, go inside and purchase a $5 ticket with your sticker.  IMPORTANT!!! Do *NOT* purchase your ticket until *after* you have checked in with me (without the "College visit" sticker, you will be charged the full price, which is significantly higher: $15 [adults], $12  [seniors], and will *not* be able to get a refund.)  Visits will start 15 mn after the time indicated and will last an hour and 15  to 30 mn. Feel free to leave anytime (however, if you leave and are not a member, you will not be readmitted for free).  (1) RESERVATIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!  Specify the day you want and, SVP, do *not* sign up for two visits.  Send me an e-mail. Please use this e-ddress to reserve (25 people maximum): reneemorel@gmail.com (2) IF, AFTER YOU HAVE MADE A RESERVATION, YOU FIND YOU CANNOT ATTEND, SVP,  CONTACT ME. This way, I can take someone from the waiting list. Les etudiants qui auront  reserve mais ne seront pas presents le jour de la visite seront places sur la  liste "Legion d'Horreur" et ne seront pas consideres tres serieusement a  l'avenir. (3) IL EST IMPERATIF DE VENIR A L'HEURE! Because this will be a very popular show, I have to start on time. People who arrive late will have to pay the full price. C'est la vie... (4) Backpacks and largish purses need to be checked in.

August 15, 2008. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS DE PETALUMA se réunit chez Randy”  «Live and let die».  Contact: nadinepavloff@netscape.net

August 15, 2008.  19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS, a course conducted by DR. MARIA CHEREMETEFF, Chair, Art Department, City College of San Francisco.  Florence Gould Theater, Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.  $60 for a 3-unit City College course taken for credit; $130 for a non-credit through Continuing Education.  415.750.3640.

August 17, 2008.  FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM:  THE ARTISTS AND THEIR PAINTINGS. Lecture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.

August 19, 2008. MARIE SIMMONS talks about THINGS COOKS LOVE:  IMPLEMENTS, INGREDIENTS, RECIPES.  Her book, gGlobetrotting Kitchen Essentialsh discusses an international array of ingredients, cookware and recipes for French and Moroccan food and more.  Cooks with Books, Left Bank Restaurant, 507 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur.  Seating at 6:30pm for dinner.  Coffee and conversation end about 2-1/2 hours later.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.  Price includes meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the book (one copy per couple).  $95 individual / $170 per couple.  http://www.bookpassage.com or 415.927.0960 for details.

August 20-September 21, 2008.  THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE THEATER CO. presents VOLTAIREfS CANDIDE. Rough and Tumble is thrilled to announce their next full production, Len Jenkin's hyper-theatrical adaptation of Voltaire's Enlightenment- era satire Candide. The show opens on August 30, 2008 at the Berkeley City Club (near the UC Berkeley campus and 2 blocks from Telegraph Ave.) and runs until September 21st.  Candide is considered a key text of the European Enlightenment and a classic of world literature. In this hilarious picaresque adventure, Voltaire sardonically skewers the metaphysical philosophy of Optimism (all is for the best!), religion, politics, and the romantic adventure stories which were popular during his time. Through the constant misfortunes of the title character, Voltaire showcases his considerable wit while posing meaningful questions about the nature of human suffering.  Rough and Tumble is looking forward to sharing this comic masterpiece with our audiences. Stay tuned for more details! http://www.randt.org/Next.htm

August 22, 2008.  RATATOUILLE will be shown in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.  http://www.filmnight.org/ for details.

August 28, 2008.  EUROPEAN NETWORKING EVENT organized by the FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Carroll Burdick and McDonough, San Francisco. Reserved to our Members On August 28th, The Business Association Italy America, the British American Business Council Northern California, the French American Chamber of Commerce, Northern California and the German American Business Association of California will organize a great European Networking event. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with entrepreneurs, VC's and a range of professionals involved in cross-border business, but in a very relaxed and European atmosphere! Save the date! http://www.faccsf.com for details.

September 4, 2008.  THE POLITICS OF MATERNITY:  MOTHER AND CHILD IMAGERY IN THE ARTS OF AFRICA.  Art history lecture offered by DR. HERBERT C. COLE, professor emeritus, UC Santa Barbara.  De Young Museum of Art, Golden Gate Park.  415.750.3638 or aolson@famsf.org for details.

September 8, 2008.  LE BOOKCLUB FRANCOPHONE lit VIPERE AU POING.  Le lundi 8 septembre, 7pm: "Vipere au poing, roman d'HerveL Bazin. Le film est sorti en 2004 avec Catherine Frot, Jacques Villeret, etc. Details forthcoming.berenicevlm@yahoo.com.  Details a suivre.

September 8-12, 2008.  PARIS VERSION A LA FRANCAISE.  Week-long French Culture and Language Seminar in Paris, April 7 through April 11  (other dates available)  Enjoy speaking French in an unknown and new Parisian surrounding : French classes in the morning, cultural and gourmet workshops or strolls through the real Paris in the afternoon.  Paris Version à la Française ; http://www.parisvf.com for more details.

September 8 or 13, 2008.  MORT OU VIF: ARTISTES ET ANATOMISTES Conference illustree de RENEE MOREL.   * Monday, September 8 (6:00 PM-7:30 PM)or * Saturday, September 13 (10:30 AM -12:00 PM). At THE FRENCH CLASS  500 Sutter Street (at Powell) Suite 310 San Francisco, CA 94102  (415) 362.3666  info@frenchclass.com  Attention! Comme pour le TGV, il est imperatif de reserver. Telephonez a l'ecole pour vous inscrire et retenir votre place en donnant votre numero de carte bancaire.

September 13-20, 2008.  PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA performs RAMEAUfs PYGMALION and more.  Various venues:  Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Palo Alto.  415.252.1288 or http://www.philharmonia.org for details.

September 18, 2008.  CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE LfALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA discusses STENDHALfS LA CHARTREUSE DE PARME. Please contact the office if you want the book ordered for you:  707.829.7239 or email pkoneazny@earthlink.net for details.  613 Fourth St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, or info@afsantarosa.org.

September 18, 2008.  FROM MANTEGNA TO COURBET:  EUROPEAN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, AND PRINTS FROM THE JAMES SIMON COLLECTION.  Lecture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.  10am.

September 25, 2008.  RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE SCULPTURE FROM THE JAMES SIMON COLLECTION. Lecture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, SF.  415.750.3600 or http://www.famsf.org for details.  10am.

September 26, 2008.  AMELIE will be shown in the park in San Anselmo. http://www.filmnight.org/ for details.

October 2008.  MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVALhttp://www.mvff.com  Details to follow.

October 3-5, 2008.  MAGNIFICAT BAROQUE:  VOICES AND INSTRUMENTS OF THE EARLY BAROQUE, with Warren Stewart, artistic director, performs CHARPENTIERfS LES PLAISIRS DE VERSAILLES.  Venues in San Francisco, Berkeley and San JoseL.  http://www.magnificatbaroque.org/ or 800.853.8155 for details.

October 5 & 7, 2008.  MARIN SYMPHONY performs RAVEL’S BOLERO and more, with QUARTET SAN FRANCISCO.  415.479.8100 or http://www.marinsymphony.org for details.  7:30pm.  World premiere.

October 6-10, 2008.  PARIS VERSION A LA FRANCAISE.  Week-long French Culture and Language Seminar in Paris, April 7 through April 11  (other dates available)  Enjoy speaking French in an unknown and new Parisian surrounding : French classes in the morning, cultural and gourmet workshops or strolls through the real Paris in the afternoon.  Paris Version à la Française ; http://www.parisvf.com for more details.

October 16, 2008. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE LfALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA discusses HENRI PIERRE ROCHEfS JULES EET JIM. Please contact the office if you want the book ordered for you:  707.829.7239 or email pkoneazny@earthlink.net for details.  613 Fourth St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, or info@afsantarosa.org .

October 23, 2008.  WILLIAM EDDINS conducts the BERKELEY SYMPHONY, including works by GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE, CLAUDE DEBUSSY, LILI BOULANTER and more. http://www.berkeleysymphony.org/ for details.

November 1 & 2, 2008.  SAN FRANCISCO RENAISSANCE VOICES’ annual Halloween weekend concert this year features the hauntingly beautiful Requiem by Antoine Brumel, one of the earliest extant requiem masses along with Josquin’s Mille regretz & La deploration de la morte de Johannes Ockeghem.FEAST for ALL SOULS, November 1 – 7:30 PM - Seventh Avenue Performances, 1329 - 7th Avenue, San Francisco; November 2 – 7:30 PM - All Saint's Episcopal, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto.  http://www.sfrv.org for details.

November 3-7, 2008.  PARIS VERSION A LA FRANCAISE.  Week-long French Culture and Language Seminar in Paris, April 7 through April 11  (other dates available)  Enjoy speaking French in an unknown and new Parisian surrounding : French classes in the morning, cultural and gourmet workshops or strolls through the real Paris in the afternoon.  Paris Version à la Française ; http://www.parisvf.com for more details.

November 9, 2008.  VADIM REPIN & NIKOLAI LUGANSKY perform DEBUSSYfS SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO IN G MINOR and more.  Koret Recital Series.  Cal Performances, http://www.calperformances.org or 510.642.9988 for details.  5pm.

November 14, 2008-January 4, 2009.  THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, based on the book by GALLANT.  A reanimation of the 18th-century French legend by MARY ZIMMERMAN.  To save her life, a beautiful bride must spin hypnotic tales of genies, jesters, thieves and kings | winning her freedom by eventually winning her husbandfs heart.  As he falls under Scheherazadefs spell, Zimmerman enchants the audience as well with her signature style that transforms simplicity into the sublime.  Amidst a thousand tales of honor, revenge, and honor, only love emerges victorious.  Berkeley Rep.  510.647.2949 or http://berkeleyrep.org for details.

November 20, 2008. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE LfALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA discusses ALBERT CAMUS | LA CHUTE. Please contact the office if you want the book ordered for you:  707.829.7239 or email pkoneazny@earthlink.net for details.  613 Fourth St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, or info@afsantarosa.org .

November 22, 2008.  LA SOIREE:  27TH BEAUJOLAIS AND BEYOND FESTIVAL. The gBeaujolais Nouveauh is coming soonc For this occasion, the French American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco organizes its annual fundraising event on Saturday, November 22, 2008 to celebrate the launch of this French wine, the first wine of the year.  This event, which takes place every year in France on the third Thursday of November, is a great opportunity to enjoy wine tasting and mingle with Bay Area Francophiles and other participating businesses. With an estimated 1000 guests, this is the best annual festival in town which presents a large variety of French Wines and Gourmet Food.  Location:  The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center, SF.  6pm to 9:30pm.  Program:  Silent Auction; Fashion Show; Music and Dance.  Information: Tel : 415-442-4717 or Email : info@faccsf.com or Website : www.faccsf.com .  Purchase tickets at www.faccsf.com or call: (415) 442-4717.  (Member: 50$ Non member: 60$ at the door: 70$)

December 8-12, 2008.  PARIS VERSION A LA FRANCAISE.  Week-long French Culture and Language Seminar in Paris, April 7 through April 11  (other dates available)  Enjoy speaking French in an unknown and new Parisian surrounding : French classes in the morning, cultural and gourmet workshops or strolls through the real Paris in the afternoon.  Paris Version à la Française ; http://www.parisvf.com for more details.

January 15, 2008. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE LfALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA discusses JEAN DIWOfS 249 FAUBOURG ST. ANTOINE. Please contact the office if you want the book ordered for you:  707.829.7239 or email pkoneazny@earthlink.net for details.  613 Fourth St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, or info@afsantarosa.org .

January 16, 2009.  THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO perform at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.  Travel back to the 1930s to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the Hotel Ritz.  Often called gypsy jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for over 10 years. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.  707.546.8742 or http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.org for details.  8pm; pre-show discussion at 7pm.

January 30-31, 2009.  PASCAL RIOULT DANCE THEATRE performs for CAL PERFORMANCES, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.  510.642.9988 or http://www.calperformances.org for details.

February 4, 2009.  ROKIA TRAOURE from MALI performs in Stanford Lively Arts, http://livelyarts.stanford.edu for details.

February 14, 2009.  ACADEMCY OF SAINT MARTIN OF THE FIELDS performs with JULIA FISCHER. Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.  510.642.9988 or http://www.calperformances.org for details.

February 14 & 15, 2009.  JOHN KENDALL BAILEY conducts the AMERICAN PHILHARMONIC OF SONOMA COUNTY, performing SAINT-SAENSfS BACCHANAL FROM SAMSON & DALILA, RAVELfS BOLERO, and more. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.  707.546.8742 or http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.org for details.

February 19, 2008. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE LfALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA discusses YASMINA KHADRAfS LfATTENTAT. Please contact the office if you want the book ordered for you:  707.829.7239 or email pkoneazny@earthlink.net for details.  613 Fourth St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, or info@afsantarosa.org .

February 21-23, 2009.  SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY, under the director of French-born BRUNO FERRANDIS, performs DEBUSSYfS NOCTURNES and more.  Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.  707.546.8742 or http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.org for details.

February 27-28, 2009.  JORDI SAVALL, viol de gambe (behind TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE), performs LE CONCERT DES NATIONS. Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.  510.642.9988 or http://www.calperformances.org for details.

March 1 & 3, 2009.  MARIN SYMPHONY performs OF BRITAIN, BIZET AND BALANCHINE, including BIZET’S SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN C MAJOR. 415.479.8100 or http://www.marinsymphony.org for details.  7:30pm.

March 20-28, 2009. PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA performs RAMEAUfs SUITE OF DANCES FROM LES INDES GALANTES and more.  Various venues:  Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Palo Alto.  415.252.1288 or http://www.philharmonia.org for details.

April 3, 2009.  HABIB KOITE & BAMADA performs for Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.  510.642.9988 or http://www.calperformances.org for details.

April 16, 2008. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE LfALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA discusses JACQUES LE FATALISTE de DENIS DIDEROT. Please contact the office if you want the book ordered for you:  707.829.7239 or email pkoneazny@earthlink.net for details.  613 Fourth St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, or info@afsantarosa.org .

April 17 & 18, 2009.  CONFRONTING NAPOLEON:  EUROPEAN CULTURE AT THE CROSSROADS.  The French Revolution unleashed institution-shattering forces.  Napoleon successfully refocused these forces on Europe, and the French tide swept over the continent, and event across the Mediterranean, leaving the remnants of many anciens reLgimes refashioned in its wake.  Napoleon invaded Egypt yet crafted enlightened policy sympathetic to Islam, resurrected Roman civil law, inspired Beethoven, challenged Goethe and Tolstoy to think again, and bankrolled a return to grandeur in the fine arts.  Francefs reassertion of cultural preeminence varied from uncritical enthusiasm to repugnance, from the love-hate with the Russian aristocracy to British resistance to both armies and cultural influence Moderator.  Friday, April 17, 8pm:  Keynote address by Steven Englund, gNAPOLEON: THE GRANDEUR RESTORED;h Illustrated lecture:  gNAPOLEON AND THE VISUAL ARTS.h  Saturday, April 18, 10am-4pm:  Lecturers include Laurent Mayali, gNAPOLEONIC CODE,h Luba Golburt, gTOLSTOYfS NAPOLEON:  A DETHRONEMENT,h Juan Cole, gEGYPTOMANIA OR ORIENTALISM:  PAINTING NAPOLEON BONAPARTEfS EGYPT.h  Plus, performance by Teresa Yu, gLUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN ON NAPOLEON:  THE EROICA VARIATIONS.h  Panel discussion moderator, Roger Hahn.  415.392.4400 or http://www.humanitieswest.org for details.

May 9 & 10, 2009.  GABRIEL SAKAKEENY conducts the AMERICAN PHILHARMONIC OF SONOMA COUNTY, performing RAVELfS SUITE FROM DAPHNIS & CHLOE. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.  707.546.8742 or http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.org for details.

May 15, 2009.  A NIGHT OF OPERA FAVORITES, including numbers by GOUNOD. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.  707.546.8742 or http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.org for details.

May 16-18, 2009. SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY, under the director of French-born BRUNO FERRANDIS, performs RAVELfS PIANO CONCERTO IN G MAJOR, MESSAIENfS TURANGALILA and more.  Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.  707.546.8742 or http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.org for details.

May 21, 2008. CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE LfALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SANTA ROSA discusses MURIEL BARBERYfS LA GOURMANDISE. Please contact the office if you want the book ordered for you:  707.829.7239 or email pkoneazny@earthlink.net for details.  613 Fourth St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, or info@afsantarosa.org .

June 4-7, 2009.  BOLSHOI BALLET dances LA BAYADERE. Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.  510.642.9988 or http://www.calperformances.org for details.

June 9-30, 2009.  EX MACHINA performs THE BLUE DRAGON, by Canadian authors ROBERT LEPAGE & MARIE MICHAUD.  In co-production with LA COMETE ISCENE NATIONALE DE CHALONS-EN-CHAMPAGNE & others.  Cal Performances, http://www.calperformances.org or 510.642.9988 for details.  Zellerbach Hall; times vary.

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