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A Weekly Community Calendar for English-Speaking Paris

Calendar #57

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Paris, France

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

The spring and (soon) the summer is off to a roaring start. I can sense that we won’t have time to do much of anything except enjoy the City of Light like never before.

Yesterday at Parler Paris Après Midi we had a record-breaking attendance. The noise from the animated discussion must have rocked the ground level of the brasserie, but they didn’t complain and neither did we.

Lots of regulars showed up, but there was a large representation of visiting Anglophones. One extraordinary meeting was between friends who hadn’t seen each other since high school — more than 40 years! It was not a coincidental meeting, but a memorable one and a privilege that it took place at Après Midi!

Be sure to read the report on yesterday’s coffee gathering, complete with pictures, by clicking here: /parlerparis/apresmidi.html

Next Monday is Pentecost, another “jour ferier” (holiday) in France and most businesses will be closed. Parisians will “faire le pont” and make a long weekend of it, meaning Paris will be quiet while families gather at their country homes. In spite of the holiday weekend, the Parler Parlor French-English conversation group will be open for conversation on Saturday the 14th. We all agree that Saturday at Eurocentres in Passage Dauphine is the best session of the week — with several groups formed (made up of six part Anglophone, part Francophone) and it’s not unusual to have an unofficial lunch together at a nearby café. It starts at 11 a.m. and you need only show up a few minutes ahead with no reservation. Don’t forget, the first time you come is free, so if you have nothing but an hour-and-a-half of your time to lose if for some reason you don’t enjoy it as much as we do. For the details, visit

This coming Friday, Parler Paris Conference Coordinator, Schuyler Hoffman, arrives from Seattle to gear up along with me and the staff for the Working and Living in France Conference May 20 – 22. It’s the 9th conference of its kind we’ve done together, in cooperation with John Howell, attorney, a specialist in European property based in London. It’s sure to be enlightening for attendees to learn how to move to France and particularly how to purchase property and make a smart investment here.

Property Manager, Yolanda Robins, has (miraculously) arranged for a small group from the conference to visit some properties in and around the Marais, the Monday following the conference, with one of our best real estate agents. Three days at the conference plus the extra day of property visits is worth at least three months of research! That means a savings of time and money.

There are still a few seats left, so if you want to register before it’s too late, visit /frenchproperty/conference/WLIF_PARIS_2005/WLIF_PARIS_2005_home.html or email Schuyler at [email protected]

If you’re not attending the conference, and want a real taste of life in Paris, take your friends with your packed picnic lunch and spread your blanket or open your folding table and chairs at the Canal Saint-Martin on Sunday the 22nd for the annual “CANAL SE MET À TABLE” (Giant Picnic) between the bridges of La Grange aux Belles and Eugène Varlin. It’s a community blast! For more information, visit

On May 31st, the entire city celebrates “La Fête des Voisins”– when communities unite to get to know one another. One of the most enjoyable and memorable afternoons I’ve spent in Paris was a summer party in the courtyard of my building with my neighbors who we pass daily, but rarely get to know. A pot luck fare was spread on long tables and three-combo musicians playing music s

oftly in the background. I brought a huge bowl of spicy American chicken wings, chuckled as I watched my French “voisin” eat with their fingers and then to actually lick them! They were a big hit. For more information, visit the site (in French) at and maybe you can organize something on your own, if it isn’t already planned.

When you scroll down, you’ll find lots to do…and this is just a tip of the iceberg of events for Anglophones coming up soon. (If you have a community message you’d like to share with Parler Paris readers, don’t hesitate to send it to [email protected]m)

In the past few days, it’s come up in several conversations, that the city is so alive that it’s impossible to feel lonely or depressed. Of course, this is a broad generalization and I’m not suggesting that everyone is walking on air with an overabundance of glee every minute of their lives in Paris…but with so much to do and so many people to get to know, who has time to feel anything, but thankful to be so lucky to be a part of it all?

I pinch myself every day I’m here.

A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris
Email [email protected]

P.S. Coming soon, the May 15th issue of the Newsletter (monthly and free!), written by yours truly, with all that’s going on in Le Marais. Be sure to subscribe now by visiting

Further resources:

* Dreaming about owning your own pied-à-terre in Paris? Learn how to make a profit without making costly mistakes. Read French Property Insider.

* Let us put you in touch with the lenders for your French mortgage. It’s easier than you may think.

* Many people don’t have the time nor the resources to look for their own little piece of France. Let us make your dream to live in France come true.

Calendar #57
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Paris, France

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Strictly Entertainment: Comedy, Plays, Movies, Dance

by Bremner Duthie
with the songs of Kurt Weill

Whiskey Bars is ‘A fast-paced fusion of reality, comedy, music… and a touch of tragedy… a strikingly original, unpredictable singer’s story of attempting a final comeback, fueled by too many vodka martinis and Kurt Weill’s dark and daring songwriting’. Whiskey Bars was awarded ‘Outstanding Solo Performance’ at the Ottawa Theatre Festival, ‘Best Musical Production’ at the Winnipeg Theatre Festival, ‘Best of Venue’ and ‘Best of Festival’ at the Hamilton Theatre Festival and just finished a run at the Festival of Solo Performance in London.

Theatreworld Magazine, London, England said “It takes more than just an expressive voice to really communicate Kurt Weill songs – it takes love, fear, regrets, wistfulness, loneliness, tragedy and charm. And above all, it takes a fine actor. Duthie has it all’. London’s Musical Stages Magazine said “one is seduced by the sheer power and the beauty in this performances”.

You can read more about it at
On Saturday May 21st you can see an atelier performance of Whiskey Bars at 20h at the Atelier de la Main d’Or Passage de la Main d’Or 75011 Paris (Métro Ledru-Rollin)

Seats are free, donations are welcome for the space.

RESERVATION IMPERATIVE: 06 99 92 58 62 or [email protected]. The atelier only has 60 seats, so call or email to reserve a ticket.


Service with a Smirk.
Meet Fortid…just another waiter who tirelessly serves aperitifs to rich businessmen at the fashionable, Café Parisien. However Fortid harbors a dark secret that night at the café as a deceitful deal is about to be done. Then tragedy strikes…

Destiny, deceit, death, destruction, and Elvis – everything you could want on a Sunday evening!

“Farce Noir”
by Jon Allen Russo
‘a comic cocktail with a twist of Hitchcock.’
starring Chris Barry, Mark Downey, Christian Erickson, Christine Flowers and Claire Naylor Directed by Lisa Butler

MAY 15 and 22 at 8 PM
Theatre de l’Epouvantail
6, rue de la Folie Mericourt, 11th Arr.
Métro: St. Ambroise (sortie #1)

Tickets: 15 euros, reserved groups only 13 euros.
Reservations and Information: 01 44 09 98 68


MICHAEL JACKSON, live and on parole in Paris, will be starring in the hilarious comedy, FARCE NOIR! See Michael do dance moves from “Thriller” with Jon Allen Russo and 6 very young boys!

FARCE NOIR debuts this Sunday, runs through May 22, at 8 p.m.

FARCE NOIR-“a comical cocktail with a twist of Hitchcock.”
by Jon Allen Russo. Theatre de l’Epouvantail 6, rue de la Folie Mericourt, 75011, Métro: St. Ambroise (Sortie #1)

Tickets: 15 euros, reserved groups only 13 euros. Reservations and Information: 01 44 09 98 68


The greatest woman spy of the century? “The True Life Fiction of MATA HARI”, by Diane Samuels, Tuesday, May 17 to Friday May 20th, 9 p.m.

Presented by Circle the Square,Directed by Sarah Leaf and starring
Margaretta Lanz, Stephanie Campion, Alan Johnson, Roland Glasser,
Derek Ruskin, Norman Stokle

Cyberact Theatre, 5 passage de Thionville,75019
Métro: Laumière or Ourcq (line 5), Reservations
14 euros (12 euros for advance bookings)


Laughing matters in Paris presents:
May 17 and 18- Colin Murphy
May 24- Jimeoin
June 7 and 8- Shazia Mirza
June 19 and 20-Daniel Kitson
July 5 and 6 Priorité à Gauche


La Compagnie Lester McNutt presents: TREEMONISHA by Scott Joplin Opera in Three Acts Word and music by Scott Joplin Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., through June 19

Théâtre Darius Milhaud 80, Allée Darius Milhaud, 75019 Paris
Métro: Porte de Pantin Call 01-42-01-92-26 for reservations

Dubbed the “King of Ragtime” by his music publisher, Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was a formally educated musician whose popular piano rags inspired him to go on to composition on a larger, far more developed scale and conception. His second opera, Treemonisha, an example of his most serious work, was published in 1911 at his own expense.

The story of a young woman who defies the facts of her social and racial background and works her way up the social ladder, trading on education and non-violence, 40 years before Mahatma Gandhi and 60 years before Martin Luther King. Needless to say that Scott Joplin’s chances of raising money to produce his masterpiece were anywhere from modest to remote.

The New York Times praised Treemonisha as gently imbued with ragtime, aspiring “to genuine operatic richness.”


MOVING PARTS Play Readings Carr’s Pub and Restaurant
1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Métro: Tuileries

Always on Sundays, always at 7:30 p.m.
Plays in English: April 17 NC Heikin “Femail”
May 22 Kenneth Hickey “The Train Set”
May 29 Robert Watson Barr “Sixty”

Contact Stephanie Campion at to book a reading of YOUR play. June 2005 onwards dates available.

Latest version always available on the website: or
send an email to Stephanie [email protected]

Literary Events

A few events happening in May:

May 12, 7 p.m.
Three American poets will present and read from their latest collections and new work: Cyrus Cassells will read from: More Than Peace and Cypresses. (Copper Canyon Press 2004)Jennifer K. Dick will read from Fluorescence (The University of Georgia Press, 2004) & Donna Stonecipher will read from: The Reservoir (The University of Georgia Press, 2002) The evening will be presented by French poet Emmanuel Moses. AT: Village Voice, 6 rue Princesse, 75006.
Métro: Mabillon, Odéon or St. Germain de Près

May 16, 8 p.m.
The longest-running Anglo poetry series in Paris, the Live Poets’ Society, features George Vance (USA and returning to us from Belgium for the night), Gerard Mangen (UK) and John Kliphan (USA) reading from their work. AT: The Highlander Pub, 8 rue de Nevers, 75006,
Métro: Odéon, St Michel or Pont Neuf (plus a bridge crossing) The Pub is under the archway.

May 17, 7:00 p.m.
Gary Lutz, author of “I Looked Alive” and “Stories in the Worst Way” will read at Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore. “Mordant debut collection of terse stories (some only a few paragraphs long), featuring a playful use of language in the service of a grim vision of contemporary life…. Lutz offers a distinctive, disturbing vision of an anomic world. “-Kirkus Reviews. AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St Paul, 75004 Métro: St. Paul Tel / Fax (+33) 01 48 04 75 08 http://[email protected]

May 22, 7:30 p.m.
Moving PParts invites you to a playreading in English by Kenneth Hickey “The Train Set” AT: Carr’s Pub & Restaurant,1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Métro: Tuileries or [email protected] for info, changes or to get on their mailing.

May 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Author of over 16 books of poetry, Kathleen Fraser will read at the Red Wheelbarrow with Univ of Georgia Contemporary Prizewinning poet Julie Carr. The reading will
be presented by local poet Jennifer K. Dick. Bios: Fraser’s books include “Il Cuore: The Heart (selected poems 1970-1995)” “translating the unspeakable: Poetry and Innovative Necessity” (essays) and most recently “Discrete Categories Forced into Coupling”. She has had Guggenheim and other grants, founded the American Poetry Archives, then the groundbreaking journal HOW(ever) from 1983-1991, + its web version: How2. She is one of the preeminent voices in American poetry today. Carr’s first book, “MEAD: An Epithalamion” won the Contemporary Poetry Prize. Carr is currently completing her doctorate at Berkeley and writing a second collection of poems. Her work has been awarded numerous prizes. AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St. Paul, 75004, Métro: St. Paul
Tel / Fax (+33) 01 48 04 75 08 http://[email protected]

May 26, 8 p.m.
ModeRoom presents: An Evening in Spring. A literary event featuring authors Roman Payne, who will read from his new novel, Crepuscule; and John Kirby Abraham, who, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of j2999ephine Baker, will be reading from his biography: In Search of j2999ephine Baker. Plus special guests, J-F Caro and others. At Bistrot des Artistes,6 rue des Anglais, 75005. Free.

MAY 26, 7 p.m.
Two American poets: Sandra Gilbert & Shirley Kaufman will read from their latest works. AT: Village Voice, 6 rue Princesse, 75006.

May 31-June 5 –TOWER THEATRE COMPANY-14th ANNUAL SEASON IN PARIS’ Shakespeare production in Paris this summer will be ROMEO and JULIET. performed in English with subtitles in French Performances in the beautiful Théâtre de Verdure, Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan in the Bois de Boulogne will run at the following times: May 31, and June 1 at 12:00 p.m., June 2 and 3 at 7:00 p.m., June 4 at 3:30 and 7:00 and June 5 at 3:30 p.m. Prices for tickets bought at the Théâtre de Verdure box office will be: Adults 15 Euros (Concessions 12 Euros) Children under 12 years of age, 6 Euros.

Musical Interludes

Charles Harvey Trio in Concert
guitar, contrebasse, percussion

June 2 at 8:30pm
Auditorium Jean-Pierre Miquel
98 rue de Fontenay, 94300 Vincennes
Métro Chateau de Vincennes or RER Vincennes

For more information: [email protected] or [email protected] or call Action Culturelle de Vincennes at


AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS, Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, Wednesday, June 1, 2005, 8 p.m.

The American School of Modern Music Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Steve Browman presents-Jazz Night

This talented group of musicians will share their passion for that most American of all musical forms. Don’t miss our second annual Jazz Night. And bring your friends!Free and open to the public.

American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007
Métro: Ecole Militaire , Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d’Alma
Bus: 42,63,69,80,82 and 92

For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 or e-mail [email protected]


In concert, COREY HARRIS
Wednesday, May 25, 8:00-8:30 p.m.
At La Java

Bonnes Soirées and Great Gatherings


Next Meeting: June 13th, 2005 and Every Second Tuesday of the Month 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 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



MAKE CONTACTS FOR BUSINESS, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, SELF-DEVELOPMENT. Bring lots of business cards to exchange with others. Cocktail Buffet.

Guest speaker every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (Interested in being a guest speaker? Contact Patricia)

Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

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



Thanks for reserving via return email! If you don’t receive an email
confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia’s Tel:, email: [email protected]


(NEW TIME! Happy Hour Is At 6:30 p.m. Don’t Miss It.)

PARIS SOIREES: Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge our circle of acquaintances in a safe and stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age and Paris Personalities. And we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new and interesting people.

Sunday, May 15th
Our guests of honor will be:

Location: This week we’re at Patricia’s place on the Ile St. Louis Métro: Sully-Morland (closest) or Pont-Marie.

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

CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY. Thanks for reserving via return
email! If you don’t receive an email confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia. Tel: 01 43 26 12 88
[email protected]


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, email [email protected]


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

Art and Culture

British born International Artist, Cara Young, living in Paris for the past 8 years, will hold an exhibition in Paris.
Saturday May 21, 8-10 p.m.
Entry is free and open to all. Address: Genesis – 14, rue des Levandières St-Opportune, 75001 Paris

Learning la Langue Française

Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Parlor Times —
3 Times A Week In Two Locations

Berlitz Opera – Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 38 Avenue de l”Opéra 2nd arrondissement, Paris Opéra, RER A Auber

At Eurocentres – Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 13 passage Dauphine (entrance at 30 rue Dauphine, between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine), 6th arrondissement
Métro: Odéon, Saint-Michel

Membership and General Information Email: [email protected] Elisabeth Crochard, Tel: Adrian Leeds, Tel:

Knowledge is Power:
Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Lectures

Sunday Night at the Movies, May 15, 7:30 PM

Joe Smallhoover, former Chair of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad will analyze recent Republican machinations on Capital Hill concerning right-wing appointments, the filibuster, and more, and the Democratic attempts to mobilize against them. Followed by a fascinating film about the “brain” behind the White House machinations.

Acclaimed political documentary about Karl Rove, the masterplanner of the Bush administration.

56 rue des Tournelles, 75003 Paris (Ring bell marked “Hoban”)
Métro: Bastille, Contribution: 5 euros

The FRENCH-AMERICAN FOUNDATION – COMIT FRANÇAIS France Fulbright (Association des Anciens)

Invites you to: “Viewing the Social Divide Through the Eyes of the Police,” with Emile PEREZ, Directeur de la formation de la police nationale, Ministère de l’Intérieur and John R. TENNANT,
General Counsel, San j2999e Police Officers’ Association, Fulbright 2002-2003. In English.

Tuesday, May 17, 8:00 to 9:30, Cercle The Travellers, 25, avenue des Champs-Elysées,75008, Métro: Franklin Roosevelt

Writing Seminar

A new novel session by Jennifer K Dick begins May 18th and runs for 6 weeks, from 7-9 p.m. near Opera Métro.

The course will again be very limited to a group of 5-7 to be able to delve deeply into the stories, nonfiction and novel chapters being written. This is a course designed for people who already have work ready to workshop and who are trying to get a sense of a reader’s perception, to work out problems the piece may have or who need a sounding board regarding plot, character development, scene/summary or other issues.
Cost: 115 euros for the 6 week session. If you are interested, please confirm by email within the next week (by May 2nd), Tel 01 40 27 99 80 or email [email protected]


Advanced Writin
Workshop-Creative Renewal

Sessions for Advanced Writers in English in Paris with Kathleen Spivack. Next workshop: Thursday, May 5th These workshops offer a protected time to concentrate intensively on your ongoing writing projects, move them along a bit, and write your head off! Exquisite attention and support for your writing process. Places are extremely limited. Please telephone me in advance to discuss your project and whether this workshop might be right for you. The workshops are professional-and enjoyable! Phone:

Price: 55 Euros per session (50 Euros per session for former attendees and with early enrollment) Continued professional discussion over (optional) lunch afterward. *Individual private intensive coaching is also available for serious advanced writers who are working toward publication.

Kathleen Spivack is the author of many books of prose and poetry (Doubleday, Graywolf, etc.). Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, she has held NEA, PSA, Bunting, Howard, and numerous other prizes and fellowships; and has been published in over 300 magazines and anthologies (The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Kenyon, Esquire, Antioch, Agni, Virginia Quarterly, Harvard Review, etc.). Cited by the National Writers” Union as an outstanding writing coach, she teaches throughout the United States and France. Kathleen Spivack’s clients are her best advertisement. They win major prizes and publish widely: NEA, Pitt, Yale, Troubadour, Eugene O”Neil, Prometheus, PSA, Alice James, Bunting, Howard, Ohio, Ragdale, Chicago, Texas, Stanford, St. Martins, Cleveland, Graywolf, Workworks, Rutgers, Viking/Penguin, Simon and Schuster, Knopf, Little Brown, and others. Some are performance artists, songwriters, play and screen writers, choreographers. They staff literary magazines, bookstores, universities, major writers” conferences, communication media (print, television, cinema, radio, and theatre), and publishing houses.

Drawing classes (portrait/life model)

Would you like to learn or improve your drawing skills? Award-winning art director and artist Brett Petrie is holding a weekend intensive portrait/life model drawing class – taught in English – on March 5-6, 2005. The course will provide a relaxed, constructive atmosphere, with practical techniques and ideas that can help break down the barriers to improving drawing skills. Beginners and more accomplished artists are welcome. Class size limited to 15. Fee includes materials and model fees. Call Brett at 01 42 33 76 71 for more details, a brochure (with samples of his own art) by to reserve your place.

The AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS Presents Evenings With An Expert.

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Evenings With An Expert are free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Just show up.

MAY 24. “The European Union.” How is it governed now, what would the proposed constitution change, and how is the ratification process going to unfold? The expert is Peter Linton, the Brussels-based Europe Chairman of BKSH (the worldwide government relations division of Burson-Marsteller).

JUNE 14. “EU Competition Law.” What are the rules, what are the grey areas, what are the battles, and how does all of that affect us? The expert is Pierre Kirch, Paris- and Brussels-based head of the EU law/competition law practice group of Paul Hastings Janofsky and Walker.

American Library in Paris 10, rue du Général-Camou 75007 Paris Telephone: +33 (0)1 53 59 12 60 Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wine seminars with David Witter, May 5th

Designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of oenology. Class size is limited to encourage informal discussion and exchange of personal observations. Grape varieties within major and less well known wine growing areas of France are discussed and wines from them are tasted and evaluated in a structured manner. Details of each seminar will be posted on my web site several days before each class. I select the wines from those most recently available in Paris. And a wine salon is coming in early April (Porte de Champerret), so I’m holding off till then. For more information see the website for Vignerons Indépendants de France,

Community Announcements


The American Hospital of Paris steps up to the plate in the struggle against obesity. Two free community events in June will feature speakers and provide information on preventing childhood obesity and new insights into diabetes and obesity relating to women’s health.

According to the American Obesity Association, approximately 30% of children 6 to 10 years of age are overweight and 15% are obese, higher than ever before. Childhood obesity can lead to diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases which were once only prevalent among adults.

Saturday, June 4th at 10 a.m.
The Second Annual Children’s day, organized by the Pediatrics Department of the American Hospital of Paris, focuses on Preventing Childhood Obesity: A Challenge of the 21st Century. Pediatricians and health professionals will be speaking on the diagnosis, cause and long-term consequences of obesity in childhood and adolescence, and will review common diet mistakes, the psychology of obese children and orthopedic issues these children may face.
Admission is free and seating is limited so advance reservations are required. The lectures will be in French and English, with simultaneous translation.

Obesity plays a significant role in causing poor health in women, negatively affecting quality of life and shortening lifespan. More than half of adult U.S. women are overweight,
and more than one-third are obese. Prevention and early treatment of obesity are crucial to ensuring the health of women of all ages.

June 23rd at 4:00 p.m.
The Hospital’s Foundation is sponsoring the Eleventh Annual Iris Cantor Women’s Health Lecture, Robin Goland, M.D., a nationally recognized endocrinologist and leading expert on diabetes and obesity, will give a lecture titled, Weigh Less! Live Longer! New Ideas in the Treatment of Diabetes and Obesity.
Dr. Goland is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Associate Attending Physician at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital The lecture will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into French. A cocktail reception will follow.
The lecture is free and seating is limited, and advance reservations are required.

Both events will be held at the American Hospital of Paris Conference Center in the Florence Gould Pavilion.
55, bd du Chateau, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine.
For more information on these events, please contact Rebecca Allaigre, American Relations Coordinator, at 01 46 41 26 26 or by email at [email protected].



A few of the MAY opportunities:
11th Lunch Around the World
12th Impressionist Women
19th Tour at Roland Garros
19th Dinner at the Senate
23rd Ladies of the Marais Walking Tour
25rd Estelle’s Flowers
26rd Les Halles Walking Tour
27-29th Beyond Paris – Bordeaux

American Women’s Group
32, rue du Général Bertrand
75007 Paris France
[email protected]

For Our Bay Area Friends

The Bay Area Francophile List is a weekly calendar of cultural events of interest to Francophones and Francophiles of the Bay Area, offering information on cinema, art, theater, music, conversation groups, classes, etc. and servicing the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

This week’s Bay Area Francophile List has been posted at

Please note that there will be no new list the week of March 31. Publication will resume on April 7.

May 23, A Year in the Merde – Stephen Clarke’s hilarious almost true account of life as a Brit in Paris. Monday, May 23 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Tickets: $15 (Advanced purchase required) Complimentary appetizers, no-host bar Reservations: Call 415-388-4956 or email to: [email protected]
Seating is limited and will sell out quickly! Reservations guaranteed by pre-payment.Send checks to: PTEE, 38 Miller Ave., PMB 213, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Thirza Vallois in California/Spring 2005

Thirza Vallois, the author of the internationally acclaimed series, “Around and About Paris” and “Romantic Paris” will be back in California for a series of talks on Paris. If you happen to live in California or passing through, try and make it to one of her events. Enlightenment, pleasure, entertainment will be part of the evening, and lots of stunning slides. Signed copies of her books will be available for purchase during those events.

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Rosa (Napa Valley), Alliance Française
613 Fourth Street, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Telephone reservations: (707) 829-7708.

Thursday, May 19, 6:00 p.m.
The Mechanics Institute, San Francisco
57 Post Street, Telephone reservations & Information: (415) 393-0100
Reservations by email: [email protected]
Sunday, May 29, 3:00 p.m.
Fifi’s Bistro and French Patisserie, Pacific Grove
1188 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone reservations: (831) 372-5325

Sunday, May 29, 3:00 pm
Fifi’s Bistro and French Patisserie, Pacific Grove
1188 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone reservations: (831) 372-5325


Thirza Vallois’s article on the new Viaduct of Millau and the Aveyron area will be published in United Airlines’ award-winning inflight magazine, Hemispheres, on 1 February 2005. You can read the article through May 2005 on all United Airlines flights.

What’s On in the City

2-13 May
Festival Jazz à St Germain des Prés

15 May
“Entrez dans la danse “

From 14 to 16 May
20th and 11th
Open House Artists’ Ateliers of Père Lachaise

From 20 to 23 May, 20th and 11th
Open House Artists’ Ateliers of Belleville

21 May, 12th, 3 p.m.
Fête de la Trôle

22 May, 12th
“la danse entre dans les kiosques”
Place de la Natio


22 May, 10th
Giant picnic around the Canal St Martin between the bridges of La Grange aux Belles and Eugène Varlin with a Brazilian festival following a ball “Forro” starting at 4 p.m. at Espace Jemmapes

28-29 May, 20th
Parc de Belleville
Festival of Jugglers and Street Performers

28-29 May, 10th
Festival printemps des rues

31 May, tout Paris
La Fête des Voisins

2 to 12 June, 11th
Festival Onze Bouge

5 June
Carnival of the 20th

11 June: carnaval and repas de de quartier de la Butte Bergeyre

Gay Pride Parade June 25

26 June, 10e: festival Voix sur berges

2 juillet,12th, 6:30 p.m.
Giant Couscous at Place d’Aligre

From 3 to 12 July
Paris Ciné Rando and

22-23 juillet, 6th,18th,13th
Le Raid Dingue de Paris

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