A Paris Photo Op


Anonymous Photo on Exhibit at the Paris Photo Fair This Week

A Paris Photo Op

Parler Paris Previews…
A Weekly Community Calendar for English-Speaking Paris
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Calendar #32

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Paris, France

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

Yesterday’s Parler Paris Après Midi brought a big crowd of regulars and newcomers — always such fascinating people who all have one thing in common — their love of Paris and France. The networking possibilities are endless — and long-time friends are often made at our monthly gatherings. If you haven’t attended one before, then note the upcoming dates (second Tuesday of every month, excluding February due to our attendance in New Orleans for the Living and Investing in France Conference scheduled for February 11 – 13, 2005).

To read all about it and see the photos we took (plus some of us taking photos of each other)…visit /parlerparis/apresmidi.html

Meanwhile, being a collector and aficionado of fine art photography, I’m wallowing in “Mois de la Photo,” a celebration of the art of photography that takes place every two years in November here in Paris.

Museums and galleries are teeming with photo exhibitions that shouldn’t be missed, if you have even the slightest interest in this 20th and 21st-century medium. Scroll down for a listing of my favorite picks of exhibitions and for the entire list, visit: http://www.2004.photographie.com

Beginning tomorrow at 11 a.m., the annual Paris Photo (founded 1997) opens at the Carrousel du Louvre running through Sunday evening at 7 p.m. For me it’s a MUST SEE event — a premier fair of photography in all its variety, from rare early images to today’s most avant-garde work. The fair brings together more than a hundred international galleries, a dozen publishers and some fifty specialized magazines. It claims to receive more than 40,000 visitors, among them professionals, collectors, photographers and photography fans in general. Visit http://www.parisphoto.fr/ for complete information or scroll down for the calendar listing.

And for those of you who enjoy TAKING photos as much as LOOKING at them, there simply isn’t a more beautiful spot on the planet than Paris to record digitally or on film. When you’re here, don’t go anywhere without your camera…or you may regret it like I do those few times I absent-mindedly leave it behind.

A la prochaine…


Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris

P.S. Next week I’ll be heading Stateside for Thanksgiving dinner with the family…the first time in many years for all my siblings to be together at my mother’s home in New Orleans. (Normally I cook a French turkey for friends here in Paris — nothing beats a French turkey for tenderness and juiciness!) For those of you seeking a home away from home with all the fixin’s — turkey, giblets, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet-potatoes and pumpkin pie, scroll down under “Community Announcement” for where to find it all.
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Calendar #32
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Paris, France

If you wish your community announcement to be listed in the Parler Paris Previews, please provide the text in ENGLISH just as you’d like it to appear and send it to Erin Zaleski at Calendar@ParlerParis.com We reserve the right to edit as necessary. Thank you, Adrian

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Strictly Entertainment:
Comedy, Plays, Movies
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Maison de la Culture Yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem
Saturday, December 11, 2004

Sylvie Braitman presents “De Varsovie a Paris, ou comment ma grand mere a decouvert l’amour.” Accompanied by Pierre Cleitman, accordion.

Maison de la Culture Yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem
18, passage Saint-Pierre Amelot
75011 PARIS
Métro Oberkampf
Tél.: 01.47.00.14.00
Fax: 01.47.00.14.47
http://www.yiddishweb.com
16 euros/12 euros for members
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Moving Parts Play Readings In English

Carr’s Pub & Restaurant
1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris
Métro: Tuileries
Sundays 7:30 p.m.

The following readings have been organized by Moving Parts
with the kind permission of Carr’s Pub & Restaurant.

Always on Sundays, always at 7.30 p.m.!

Plays in English:

21st November Jon Allen Russo “Farce Noir”
5th December Shena Wilson “Don’t be Daft”
9th January Charles Borkhuis “Dusk”
23rd January Elena Kaufman “Our Mothership Sails”
20th February Rachel Ollagnon “Coupling”
6th March Kenneth Hickey “The Train Set”
20th March Mary Bruton-Sandifer “Hunting Season” (2nd reading)
17th April NC Heikin (title TBA)

Plays in French:

19th December Kartik Singh “Aicha” (2nd reading)
6th February Michael Diantonio “Epidéo”
3rd April Romain Bisseret (title TBA)

Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play:
May 2005 onwards available dates
Program subject to change
Latest version always available on the website: http://www.scamparis.com
or send an e-mail to Stephanie: stef@movingparts.org.uk to receive the monthly mailings
For further information contact:
Stephanie Campion on: 06 14 67 18 58

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Drama Ties Theatre Company presents three plays in English, at Comédie Bastille, 5 rue Nicolas Appert, Paris 11th:

ROBINHOOD
by Ann Lovelace
Modern-day, genetically unmodified version of the adventures of the legendary eco-warrior, Robin Hood: laughter, romance and saving the planet are at stake.
Monday 15 November – 14h00 & 20h30
Thursday 18 November – 10h00 & 14h00
with Jeff Bracco, Dario Costa and Caroline Reck
directed by Kester Lovelace
Music: David Stanley

SNOW WHITE’S BLACK HEART
by Hester Kamin
A young, innocent girl, a poisoned apple and little men who
run around panicking, but is this the real story ? In this
original and insolent version, the wicked stepmother tells all. A pantomime for all the family.
Monday 15 November – 10h00
Sunday 28 November – 19h30
with Jeff Bracco, Dario Costa and Caroline Reck
directed by Kester Lovelace
Music: David Stanley

PRINCEACADEMY
by Kester Lovelace
Inspired by the classic Mark Twain novel, The Prince and the Pauper
Britain is in crisis, after the abdication of its two Princes. A new TV reality, Prince Academy, show is launched to find the young man who can sing, dance and charm Princesses. The favorite to win changes places, unseen by the cameras seeing, with a maths geek. The audience will get to vote to decide the end of the story.
Monday 10 January 2005 – 14h00 & 21h00
Thursday 13 January 2005 – 10h00 & 13h30
with Maja Bieler, Elena Kaufman, Simon-Timothy Marozzi.
Directed by Kester Lovelace
Songs by David Stanley
Tickets: 13 euros 35 euros (families)

All Bookings:
Drama Ties Theatre Company
tel: 01.45.86.30.52
drama.ties@wanadoo.fr
http://www.drama-ties.com

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Théâtre Pixel presents…

Bus Stop by William Inge

“In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked and four weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning…”
Come see the play the New York Times calls “an uproarious comedy that never sways from the truth.”

18 Rue Championnet, 75018 Paris, Métro: Simplon
14 euros/9.50 euros for students and unemployed
Reservations: 01.42.54.00.92

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On Stage at the Théâtre de Nesle…
Travellin’ Light by Nicholas Calderbank
A free-wheeling comedy suitable for ages and linguistic levels.

8 Rue de Nesle, 75006 Paris, Métro: Odeon
10 euros/8 euros for students and unemployed
Reservations: 01.46.34.61.04
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Stand Up Comedy
Hôtel du Nord
102 quai de Jemmapes Paris 10
Booking: 01.53.19.98.88
For more information visit: http://www.anythingmatters.com

Reginal D Hunter
November 22nd & November 23rd 8:30 p.m.

The black American 2 time Perrier nominated politically incorrect stand-up makes his Paris debut.
Originally from the Deep South of the USA, Reg is one of the good guys of comedy.
A hypnotic, smooth-talking, very human comedian who hits your funny bone with tales of love, hate, death and all that is in between.
Tickets: 20 & 17 euros

Un Demie Sciecle d’Arthur Smith
November 28th, 8:30 p.m.

Arthur Smith celebrates his 50 years of grumpy existence with a bevy of friends who will all be in Paris to help him blow out 4 score and 10 candles in the Hotel du Nord on Saturday night before taking to the stage for a show on Sunday.

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Literary Events
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Alesian Literary Salon By Toby Brothers

November Salons finalized!
Sign up now for the November Literary Salon, designed to guide participants through a classic text in 6-8 weekly sessions. Toby Brothers, Salon Director, provides loads of background information, historical and social context, essays of literary criticism and definitions of literary terms. The discussions are energized with questions and propositions that allow all, from the most fervent academic to the analysis neophyte, to participate. 2004 Fall Salons: Hamlet, Midnights’ Children, Beloved and Invisible Man.
Sign up soon- each session is limited to 10 participants.

Monday Evenings 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Beloved Starting Nov. 8th
Tuesday Afternoons 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Short Stories Starting Nov. 9th
Tuesday Evenings 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Hamlet Starting Nov. 9th

Website: http://literarysalon.free.fr
Call 06.85.13.81.27 or email literarysalon@wanadoo.fr for more information.

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Art Around Town
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Paris Photography Fair this weekend featuring a special focus on Contemporary Swiss Photography!

Paris Photo is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier venues for viewing fine art photography. The eighth annual Paris Photo will host 105 prestigious galleries and publishers from 16 countries, exhibiting all forms of photography: from rare vintage prints and modern masterpieces to cutting edge art, fashion, and documentary photography. Paris Photo expects to welcome over 40,000 visitors,
including international collectors, museum professionals, artists and the media.

Thursday, November 11th: 11:00 a.m.­8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 12: 11 am 10 p.m.
Saturday November 13: 11 am ­ 8 p.m.
Sunday November 14: 11 am ­ 7 p.m.
Professional preview November 10th, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Preview November 10th, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

General admission
14 euros-Groups/students: 7 euros
Advance purchase: Paris Photo admission tickets are available at the following outlets: FNAC, Carrefour, Géant, Printemps and Le Bon Marché by calling 08.92.69.26.94 or http://www.France-billet.com
Catalogue: 15 euros (available in November)

Location
99 rue de Rivoli, Carrousel du Louvre
Metro: Palais Royal ­ Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
Bus: lines 21, 27, 39, 81, 95 ­ station Palais Royal
Parking: Carrousel du Louvre

Information
Reed expositions France ­ 11, rue du Colonel Pierre Avia
75726 Paris cedex 15, France
Tel.: + 33(1) 41 90 47 70 – Fax: + 33(1) 41 90 48 77
parisphoto@reedexpo.fr

You can preview the fair at http://www.parisphoto.fr

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Picks: Photography Exhibitions

Le photographe photographié, l’autoportrait en France 1850-1914
From Friday, November 5th 2004 to Sunday, February 13th 2005
Maison de Victor Hugo – Hôtel de Rohan Guémenée – 75014 Paris

Vu d’Italie, 1841-1941, un siècle de photographie italienne dans les collections du Musée Alinari
From Wednesday, November 10th 2004 to Sunday, March 6th 2005
Pavillon des Arts – 75001 Paris

New York et l’art moderne
Alfred Stieglitz et son cercle 1905-1930
From Tuesday, October 19th 2004 to Sunday, January 16th 2005
Musée d’Orsay – 75007 Paris

‘Documentary and anti-graphic photographs’, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson et Walker Evans
Reconstitution de l’exposition de Julien Levy à New York en 1935
From Wednesday, September 8th 2004 to Sunday, December 19th 2004
Fondation H.C.B – Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson – 75014 Paris

Robert Capa
Connu et inconnu
From Wednesday, October 6th 2004 to Friday, December 31st 2004
Bibliothèque Nationale de France – BNF Département des estampes et de la photographie – 75002 Paris

André Kertész et la Hongrie
From Wednesday, October 27th 2004 to Friday, November 26th 2004
Institut hongrois de Paris – Ambassade de Hongrie en France – 75006 Paris

Duchamp par Man Ray
From Saturday, October 23rd 2004 to Saturday, November 27th 2004
FNAC Forum des Halles – 75001 Paris
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Man Ray réstrospective
photographies de Man Ray
From Tuesday, October 26th 2004 to Saturday, November 20th 2004
FNAC des Ternes – 75017 Paris

Vintages 1953-1966
Mario Giacomelli
From Thursday, November 4th 2004 to Saturday, December 4th 2004
Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès – 75006 Paris

Edouard Boubat
From Friday, October 29th 2004 to Wednesday, December 1st 2004
Galerie Agathe Gaillard – 75004 Paris

L’oeil et la plume
Une amitié Robert Doisneau et Robert Giraud
From Friday, November 5th 2004 to Saturday, December 4th 2004
Galerie 1900-2000 – 75014 Paris

La Véronique
Frank Horvat
From Friday, October 29th 2004 to Thursday, December 30th 2004
Galerie Dina Vierny – 75006 Paris

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Musical Interludes
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Boo Hewerdine in concert
November 16th, 8:30 p.m.
20 euros

One of England’s finest singer-songwriters whose beautifully crafted songs have been recorded by Eddi Reader, kd lang & Natalie Imbruglia, he’s written with Darden Smith & Clive Gregson, had music featured in films such as Fever Pitch & TwentyFourSeven, produced the Corr’s and Nick Hornby is a friend and fan.
His records – like many worthy things – remain individual and refined items demanding an acquired taste. (Mojo)
There are too few singer/songwriters who get their feelings to move about as naturally as water, and this is one. (The Independent)

Willard Grant Conspiracy
November 30th, 8:30 p.m.
22 euros

La Java
105 rue du Fg du Temple Paris 10
Reservations 01.53.19.98.88- fnac/virgin etc
http://www.anythingmatters.com/concerts

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Pop group Mary Modified in concert December 20th, 8:30 p.m.

Mary Modified is a 5-member electro-pop group with American
singer/songwriter, Jen Jordan. Her sensitive, melodic songs have been compared to Dido and Alanis Morrisette.

All lyrics in English.

La Scène
2 bis, rue des Taillandiers Paris 11
M° Ledru Rollin / Bastille
Cover: 10 euros
(opening act: French pop group Montparnasse)

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“Aloha Noel”
L’Ukulele Club de Paris
La Java
December 14th and 15th December 20-30h

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Bonnes Soirées and Great Gatherings
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Parler Paris Après-Midi /parlerparis/apresmidi.html

Next Meeting: November 9th, 2004 and Every Second Tuesday of the Month 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.

Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais
96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers

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Paris Soirée Dinners Every Sunday

Patricia Laplante-Collins has international dinner parties on the Ile St-Louis. She hosts a 21st Century Paris Salon where you meet interesting people in Paris and have a lot of fun. There is always a Guest speaker, perhaps a Writer, Actor, Historian — you name it, Patricia hosts them all. For reservations or to be on the mailing list: call 01 43 26 12 88 or write parissoirees@noos.fr

Sunday, November 14th, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.

Paris Soirées Dinner Featuring Astrologer Juliennne Mullette: “The American Election: The Effect Of The Bush Administration On The World
And Other Political Subjects.”

PARTICIPATION:
Its 20 Euros in an envelope with your name, home telephone and email if we don’t already have it. Please include your card.

GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine

CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.
Thanks for reserving via return email! If you don’t receive an email
confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia:

Patricia’s Tel: 01 43 26 12 88
parissoirees@noos.fr

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Paris Network Cocktails Every Wednesday

Hosted by Patricia Laplante-Collins…

PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAIL
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Make contacts for business, career opportunities, self-development.

This Week’s Guest Speaker: Marc Idelson, Information And Communication Technologies Specialist

Ma

rc Idelson currently is ICT best practices manager within BNP Paribas Group and oversees world-wide Information and Communication Technologies standards and best practices . Challenge-driven, he is a seasoned professional executive with international and multicultural problem solving field experience .

Acting as technology counsel to general management, project sponsors, technology managers and service providers, he has demonstrated his ability to objectively envision and share complex issues . Before joining Paribas as Head of Internet and intranet development within the Investment Bank, he was Asia Pacific Chief Information Officer
for the AGF Insurance Group . He has a broad, practical experience of how the Financial Services industry leverages Information and Communication Technologies .

A native English speaker, equally fluent in French, Marc is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and an alumni of the International Lycée in Saint-Germain-en-Laye .

PARTICIPATION:
15 Euros in an envelope and lots of business cards.

ADDRESS:
At Patricia’s apartment on the Ile St. Louis: 14 rue St Louis en L’Ile, 75004 Paris.
The Métros are Sully-Morland (closest) and Pont-Marie.
Farther away is St. Paul.

PARTICIPATION:
15 euros and lots of business cards.

BUFFET: GOOD WINE. FUN CANAPES. AFTER THE TALK, PASTA OF THE DAY
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO STAY.

RESERVATIONS PLEASE
Thanks for reserving via return email! Or call Patricia:

Patricia’s Tel: 01.43.26.12.88
E-mail: parisnetwork@hotmail.com

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27 Years Of Dinner Chez Jim Haynes

Jim’s atelier becomes a salon every Sunday night where about 70 people from all over the world meet, dine, drink and enjoy themselves. Telephone on Saturday or Sunday for your invitation, directions and the door code.

Jim Haynes
Atelier A2
83, rue de la Tombe Issoire
75014 Paris
01.43.27.17.67, email jim_haynes@wanadoo.fr

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Services
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Have your portrait painted by American Portrait Artist, Kathy Burke
For samples of their great work, visit /parlerparis/art/index.html

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Knowledge is Power — Conferences, Workshops and Seminars
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The Most Important Thing You Can Do Before the Year is Over

Learn the best ways to watch your money and real estate investment grow before your very eyes…all while gazing at the world’s most famous monument over a frothy café crème.

Now’s your opportunity to take a holiday vacation in the most romantic and beautiful city in the world and set aside JUST ONE DAY of your busy schedule visiting museums and dining on foie gras to learn how to make your money double (and even triple — like mine has since I bought my Marais apartment just four short years ago).

December 29th, the first 100 individuals to register will learn from some of the finest experts in French real estate…how to make the most of the rest of their lives while building a portfolio of some of the most desirable real estate in the world.
Take just one full power-packed day, this coming December 29th — in Paris, France. Learn how…

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Paint or Draw Portraits and Self Portraits with American Portrait
Artist Kathy Burke in her beautiful Marais atelier…

245 Euros 3-hour private session
490 Euros 3-hour session with 2 to 6 people
Includes all materials.

For more information, parisportraits@free.fr?subject=Parler_Paris_Reader_Request

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Learning la Langue Française
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Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group
http://www.parlerparlor.com

Celebrating our 7th Year in Paris

Join us at the Parler Parlor conversation group in Paris France for free-form conversation with native French and English speakers. Practice speaking 45 minutes in French, 45 minutes in English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily, in groups of six to eight, each in its own acoustically sound private room.

Parlor Times — 3 Times A Week In Two Locations

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Berlitz Opera
38 Avenue de l’Opéra
2nd arrondissement, Paris
Opéra, RER A Auber

Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At Eurocentres
13 passage Dauphine (entrance between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine),
6th arrondissement
Métro Odéon, Saint-Michel

Membership And General Information
http://www.parlerparlor.com
Email: info@parlerparlor.com
Elisabeth Crochard, Tel: 01 44 19 76 61
Adrian Leeds, Tel: 01 40 27 97 59

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For Our Bay Area Friends
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Paris-Expat.com
http://www.paris-expat.com

Events

Author Event

12/7: Reception and Book Signing with Wine Importer Kermit Lynch
Where: Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
When: 12/7 at 5:30 PM
Tickets: Mechanics’ Institute members $7.00, public $10.00
Reservations: Event + Book: MIL members $47 or Public $50
Reservations: Event only 415-393-0100 or info@milibrary.orghttp://www.milibrary.org
Reserve today! This event will sellout quickly!

Concert

11/14 & 11/21: Sylvie Braitman Concert
Les Demoiselles de Pigalle – A CD release concert starring Bay Area Chanteuse Sylvie Braitman
Where: The Empire Plush Room 940 Sutter Street San Francisco
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00 (includes 2 drinks) 415-885-2800 or http://www.empireplushroom.com

Film Screenings
11/19 Pépé Le Moko
Where: Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
When: Café opens at 5:30 p.m. for all programs. Programs start at 6:30PM
Tickets: Mechanics’ Institute members FREE, public $7
Reservations: 415-393-0100 or info@milibrary.orghttp://www.milibrary.org

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Astro-Paris by Eric Francis
Breakfast in America
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Craig Carlson, creator of Breakfast in America, has an Aquarius Moon. This will tell most astrologers that he’s someone who feels that people are better together than they are apart. He’s something of an idealist; I noticed today, writing the December horoscope at a booth in his restaurant, that along the ceiling of the restaurant is the message “Peace and Love” repeated about 30 times.

But Craig has created something exceedingly practical as well: an American-styled breakfast joint in the 5th arrondissement. Somewhere in Paris there is a place where you can have breakfast without suffering the indignity of being served with eggs without home fries and toast. Or being billed ala carte for bacon, and thus having to put it on your American Express card.

Furthermore, there is the actual cup of Jo (with free refills, two euros), not the dainty bits of demitasse served throughout the cafes of Paris that come with concentrated fortitude but no aesthetic pleasure.

“I’m an espresso drinker like any good New Englander, but in the morning, you have to linger,” he explains, as if Americans don’t know. “You can’t linger with an espresso. And I don’t smoke,” which is how most Parisians drag out their extra-strength morning coffee for a few more minutes.

Greg’s got a Leo Sun: one of two signs associated with drama (Pisces is the other). He came to be a restauranteur by way of Hollywood, which is all-American enough; the diner is plastered with movie stills from many of the great films with an eatery theme (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore; Diner).

He’s a USC film school graduate who found himself “Writing to make films that sell to pay off my student loans. My writing was skewing toward what I didn’t want to do.” He wrote 14 films; one was produced, but he also did television writing for a kid’s show and has written two short films that were produced and which he says are his best work.

He opened Breakfast in America in January 2003. “I try to build a cultural bridge between France and America. With mass production [i.e., breakfast in McDonalds], this part of Americana has been lost. The French need to see another side to America that’s not frozen food or fast food. I never intended to make it just for Americans. A lot of what inspired me was my French friends who went to America and said, ‘The breakfasts were so great’.”

And, you’re invited to come for what he calls a sensible discussion of politics. Very American. We don’t need to check his passport.

Greg is still writing, working on an adaptation and translation of the great French comedian Pierre Palmade.

Contact BIA at: http://breakfast-in-america.com/ or come in when you’re in town. He’s at 17, rue des Ecole, 75005.

Scorpio Birthdays This Week

You have never been one do hide from your feelings, and from the look of your charts, you’ve recently discovered that’s a very healthy policy. Life is not all good; it’s not all bad; only a control freak tries to make it so. You have the capacity to embrace the world, and your world, for what it is. It’s as if after years of living with a divided self — perhaps divided between the past and the present, between one commitment and another, or one idea about yourself and someone else’s, you have arrived at a place of inner unity. People make it out to be a crime to be self-centered, but that’s just a double standard. You know who you are, you feel who you are, and the people around you will feel you too. Take a breath and let a deep self-acceptance wash over you.

Eric Francis, a Paris-based American astrologer, is the author of Planet Waves, a premium online information service available at http://PlanetWaves.net/ He also does private consultations (solar returns, compatibility charts, locational astrology, business consulting, gift readings and more) on the phone and in person in Paris. Call +206 463-7827 or 877 463-8265 for more information.

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Community Announcements
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Thanksgiving in Paris!

Sam Pepper Restaurant-Bar brings you a full traditional Thanksgiving dinner to your door or join us at the restaurant!

Tel: 01.43.80.20.52
http://sam-pepper.com

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Cooking at Home?
The Real McCoy

Your American Grocery Store in Paris
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
194 Rue de Grenelle-75007 Paris

Tel: 01.45.56.98.82

Thanksgiving Grocery & Catering

Now taking orders for farm-bred Thanksgiving Turkeys! Order them ready to stuff and cook yourself or let us do it for you.
14 Rue Charles V-75004 Paris

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American Women’s Group: Upcoming Events

12/2 Girard Chocolate Tour
12/3 Fete de Noel
12/6 Treasures of the Louvre
12/7 Cordon Bleu Hands-on Chocolate
12/8 Estelles’ Flowers
12/9/10 Beyond Paris – Strasbourg
12/10 Nativity Scenes at the Louvre
12/13 AWG Coffee-Christmas Potluck Lunch
12/14 Tea at the Plaza Athénée
12/15 Lunch around the world

Upcoming Special Event!

Fete de Noel
Hotel de Talleyrand
American Embassy in Paris
Friday, December 3, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cocktails, Hors d’ Oeuvres and Musical Entertainment and AWG Woman of the Year Awards.

For more information, contact:

American Women’s Group
32, rue du General Bertrand
75007 Paris France
Tel: 01.42.73.36.74
awgparis@wanadoo.fr
http://www.awgparis.org

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Family Health Day

SATURday, NOVEMBER 13TH 2004 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Organized by: The American Hospital of Paris, Health Network Int’l, Message Mother
Support Group and the Women’s Institute of Continuing Education

This is event for the English Speaking Community will include
lectures on:

Accidents and Emergencies
Childcare in paris
Vaccination Schedules
Insurance
Healthcare
History of the American Hospital

Also speak with doctors, meet with health groups and professional,
tour the hospital and more.

Limited Seating! Free Admission! Sign Up Today!

American Hospital of Paris
63 Boulevard Victor Hugo
92202 Neuilly-sur-Seine

All questions and registration call
Rebecca Allaigre – American Relations Coordinator
rebecca.allaigre@ahparis.org
01.46.41.26.26

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