August 25-September 2, 2016

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August & September Events     

August 25, 2016.  CERCLE DE LECTURE DE L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE LA SILICON VALLEY.  Nous nous réunirons le jeudi 25 août à 16h au Boulanger de Los Gatos pour discuter le roman de Thierry Jonquet "Rouge c'est la vie" - 1998 - 175 pages - Mai 68 , un adolescent de 14 ans rencontre une adolescente du même âge. Slogans, manifs. Que sont-ils devenus 30 ans plus tard ?  www.afscv.org for details. 

Through August 26, 2016.  FRENCH SUMMER CAMP 2016 with THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO.   This summer, your children have the opportunity to engage with French language and francophone culture in a fun and interactive way at the Alliance Française. Francophone and non-native children are welcome to join.  Enrollment is now open! Early Bird Registration is available until March 15th.  http://afsf.com/kids-summer-camp/

Through August 26, 2016.  FRENCH IMMERSION SUMMER CAMPS at the LYCEE FRANÇAIS DE SAN FRANCISCO.  http://www.lelycee.org/page.cfm?p=1389

August 26, 2016.  VISITEZ L’OPEN STUDIO DE PASCAL ROCHETTE.  13 Peter Coutts Circle, Stanford, Californie / Vendredi 26 août, 19-22hProfitez de l'atmosphère authentique d'un studio privé et rencontrez l'artiste.  Amuse-gueules français et brésiliens offerts aux premiers arrivés ! 

August 26, 2016. RAHAN BOXLEY BAND plays the music of CONGO and more.  Singer Rahan Boxley hosts an evening of fresh dance music that ranges from traditional Congolese to American R&B, reggae, house, funk, capoeira, and Afro stylings. Boxley is a singer-songwriter and recording artist born in Cleveland now residing in the Bay Area. From his roots in freestyling and MCing/rapping, he has evolved into a more versatile vocal artist with a unique and soulful sound that draws from various music genres. He's open for collaborating with producers, meeting musicians and performing his craft virtually anywhere on the planet. With a band of fellow open-minded musicians, he showcases his original songs.  Doors at 8:00 pm; Dance lesson at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:30 pm$13/$10 advance & students.   www.ashkenaz.com

August 27, 2016.  OPEN HOUSE AND FRENCH BOOK SALE at the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO.  Looking to expand your collection of French books? Come on out to the Alliance where we'll have used and new books for sale. And while you're here learn about our upcoming language and cultural programs for adults and children. Venez nombreux !12:30 pm to 4:00 pmwww.afsf.com or 415.775.7755.

August 27, 2016.  THE IVORY CLUB BOYS play at Ashkenaz, BerkeleyThe Ivory Club Boys return in our Fourth Saturday Swing series, hosted by Karen & Michael. Led by guitarist Paul Mehling, the Ivory Club Boys – an offshoot of the Hot Club of San Francisco – revive legendary jazz fiddler Stuff Smith’s style and tunes. Mehling is joined by singer/guitarist Isabelle Fontaine, Clint Baker or Marc Carapone on cornet, violinist Evan Price, and string bassist Sam Rocha. Shamelessly stealing from Stuff Smith’s Onyx Club Boys, the Ivory Club Boys provide a joyous, freewheeling romp through some great old tunes like you’ve never heard them before, designed to keep the dance floor full. Hezekiah Leroy Gordon “Stuff” Smith (1909-1967), by the way, was inspired by Louis Armstrong to play jazz. He tore it up in the ’30s with such hit records as “I’se a Muggin’” and “If You’re a Viper,” was the first violinist to electrify, and later recorded with Nat “King” Cole. That style and spirit is kept alive by the Ivory Club Boys.  9:00pm – 11:00pm.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

August 27, 2016.  TOM RIGNEY AND JOHN R. BURR perform at the PALO ALTO ART & WINE FESTIVAL.  The dynamic violin/piano duo make a rare Peninsula appearance at this fabulous art and wine festival. University Ave., Palo Alto. Our Showtime: 2:00-4:00 pm.  http://www.mlaproductions.com/PaloAlto/index.html

Through August 28, 2016.  HITCHCOCK-TRUFFAUT SERIES at Pacific Film Archive.  The release of Kent Jones’s excellent new documentary  HITCHCOCK/ TRUFFAUT provides the perfect occasion to revisit a selection of films by both iconic directors. The film is based on the book  of the same title , a compendium of interviews that the young François Truffaut conducted with Hitchcock in 1962. Since its publication in 1966, Hitchcock/Truffaut has become indispensable to generations of film writers, aspiring directors, and cinephiles everywhere. By the time he met Truffaut, Hitchcock had had a long and prolific career directing dozens of films from the silent era onward, often completing one or more films a year, many of them box-office hits. Yet it wasn’t until Truffaut and his colleagues at the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma wrote about them in the 1950s that the movies of Hitchcock and his Hollywood cohort—John Ford, Howard Hawks, and others—began to be viewed not just as products of an entertainment industry but as art, a new and largely unexamined art equal to the novels, paintings, and plays of previous generations. They went on to explore and elucidate this new medium, learning as much as they could from cinema’s pioneers and using what they gleaned in their own films; the Cinémathèque française was their university and the streets of Paris their sound stage. This series allows us to look at the films of master and student side by side and appreciate how they changed the way we look at movies today.  http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/program/hitchcocktruffaut for details.

August 28, 2016.  19eme GRAND TOURNOI DE PETANQUE.  1pm.  Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.  Details on Facebook page of Francophones à San Francisco.

August 28, 2016.  VALÉRIE REDING & IVAN MONTEIRO present HAUS OF ODHER.  European choreographers Reding & Monteiro have invited various artists from the Bay Area to create an eclectic multimedia art event combining visual art, performance and dance. "Haus of the Odher" reflects on genderqueer, trans and cyborg identities, the potential of vulnerability, the concepts of femininity, masculinity, hypergender and motherhood, on intimate relationships and alternative queer families and ultimately asks the question: what or who makes a home?  Blurring the traditional lines between the audience and the performers, this event is an invitation to the public to explore, interact and connect, whilst having the freedom to enter, leave and reenter the space whenever they wish to do so.  3pm.  Free.  Argyle Studio, ODC Theatre, 351 Shotwell St., SF.  415.863.6606 or www.odcdance.org for details.

August 29, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET plays for dining and dancing at San Francisco’s newest hot space, MR. TIPPLE’S RECORDING STUDIO.  Dancing welcome;  no cover. http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

August 30, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO will be playing at LE COLONIAL in San Francisco from 7pm-10pm.  No cover; all ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

August 30, 2016.  IKO YAYA plays New Orleans Swamp 'n' Roll at Ashkenaz.  Iko Yaya dishes out steaming New Orleans-drenched "swamp and roll" for dancing. Iko Yaya is made up of longtime members of some of our favorite local bands, and it'll be a night of "bon temps roulez" big time! The musicians got together in 2013 to play the Louisiana-influenced music that moves them, and, as Jim Scott reports, "That's when the party started!" Tonight it's a full plate of their favorite New Orleans-based dance music - blues and boogie, Cajun/zydeco, R&B, Second Line, and even country - all delivered with a Mardi Gras vibe. Among the dance favorites are "Mardi Gras Mambo," "It's All Over Now," "Hey Pocky Way," and "Waltz Across Texas."  Iko Yaya is singer-percussionist Cheryl McBride (born and raised in New Orleans, a member of SwingThing, and one of our regular dance teachers), singer-keyboardist Dave Rogers (SwingThing, Tamsen Donner Blues Band), guitarist Jim Scott (Mark St. Mary, CZ & the Bon Vivants, Jeffery Broussard), bassist-singer Ryan Houck, guitarist-percussionist Lance Houck, and drummer Sam Siggins (California Cajun Orchestra, Courtableu, Creole Belles).  Doors at 7:30 pm; Zydeco dance lesson with Linda Francis at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm$12.www.ashkenaz.com for details.

August 31, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO plays at FATTORIA E MARE in Burlingame (near SFO) from 7pm-10pm.  Dancing welcoming!  Delicious Italian seafood.  No cover.  All ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

August 31, 2016.  TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU perform at the PEACETOWN CONCERT SERIES, SEBASTOPOL.  We had a blast at this concert last year--let's make this year even better!  Ives Park, Sebastopol. 5:00-8:00 pm.  http://www.mrmusicfoundation.org/peacetown.html

September 1, 2016.  LES AMI(E)S FRANCOPHONES  SAN FRANCISCO présentent 1ST THURSDAY MEET-UP AT HOTEL REX.  7pm.  www.meetup.com for details.

September 2, 2016.  SONOMUSETTE performs at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  7:30pm.  282 S. High Street, Sebastopol.  Details to follow.

September 2-11, 2016.  WOODMINSTER THEATERS presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.  www.woodminster.com for details.

September 4, 2016.  FRENCH LITERATURE MEET-UP GROUP reads LE TEMPS DES AMOURS, de MAURICE PAGNOL.  We are a group of people who love French literature and love to discuss it, mostly in French but discussion in English is also possible. The group contains a mixture of native francophones and advanced students of French. We meet every two months starting with January, on the first Sunday of the month, alternating between Berkeley and San Francisco. We choose the reading selections for the year by a democratic member nomination and voting process. Go to www.meetup.com/The-French-Literature-Meetup-Group to join. It’s free!     Un souvenir d'enfance d'un auteur français presque mythique, charmant et bien aimé. Le temps des amours se compose de dix chapitres, retrouvés dans les dossiers de l'auteur après sa mort, et réunis en l'état par son éditeur. Un bon nombre de ces textes avaient toutefois acquis leur forme définitive, quand Pagnol avait autorisé leur publication dans quelques magazines. La plus grande part relate des épisodes de sa vie de demi-pensionnaire au Lycée Thiers de Marseille où il est entré en 1905, panachés d'aventures de vacances dans ses chères collines. Place : Berkeley, location TBA.  3-5pm.  For more information, contact : Charlie Klein, chassac@sbcglobal.net tel. (510) 530-5078, or go to http://www.meetup.com/The-French-Literature-Meetup-Group.

September 5, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET plays for dining and dancing at San Francisco’s newest hot space, MR. TIPPLE’S RECORDING STUDIO.  Dancing welcome;  no cover. http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 6, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO will be playing at LE COLONIAL in San Francisco from 7pm-10pm.  No cover; all ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 7, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO plays at FATTORIA E MARE in Burlingame (near SFO) from 7pm-10pm.  Dancing welcoming!  Delicious Italian seafood.  No cover.  All ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 7, 2016.  MIKE LIPSKIN & PAUL MEHLING – STRIDE JAZZ PIANO & GYPSY GUITAR AT PIER 23.  An amazing night of never-before-heard duos with special guests often joining in.Your life will never be the same after you hear these two... SERIOUSLY.  6pm-10pm.   http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 8, 2016.  THE FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presents MEET THE EXPERT:  TIME MANAGEMENT with BERNARD FOURE, CEO and founder of BGFCoaching.  8:30am-10:30am.  Free for members; $35 for non-members.  26 O’Farrell, SF.  www.faccsf.com for details.

September 9-30, 2016.  SAN FRANCISCO OPERA presents ANDREA CHENIER by UMBERTO GIORDANO. Based on the life of the French poet of the Revolution. 415.864.3330 or www.sfopera.com for details.

September 10, 2016.  SONOMUSETTE performs at the Chico World Music Festival, CSU-Chico.  Sycamore Stage, 1pm-2pm; Laxson Stage, 4pm-5pm.  http://www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/performances/chico-world-music-festival.php

September 10, 2016.  GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  Details forthcoming.  www.afsantarosa.org for details.

Through September 11, 2016. THOSE WOMEN PRODUCTIONS presents MARGARET D’ANJOU, by Shakespeare and Lauren Jansen-Parkes.  Directed by Libby Vega.  Free-$25 suggested.  Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.  www.thosewomenproductions.com for details.

September 12, 2016.  YAEL NAIM in concert at GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL. Doors at 7pm; Concert at 8pm.  $36 advance/door; $60.95 for dinner.  859 O’Farrell St., SF.  http://www.slimspresents.com/event/yael-naim-gamh/ Tickets NOW ON SALE!

September 12, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET plays for dining and dancing at San Francisco’s newest hot space, MR. TIPPLE’S RECORDING STUDIO.  Dancing welcome;  no cover. http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 13, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO will be playing at LE COLONIAL in San Francisco from 7pm-10pm.  No cover; all ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 14, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO plays at FATTORIA E MARE in Burlingame (near SFO) from 7pm-10pm.  Dancing welcoming!  Delicious Italian seafood.  No cover.  All ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 16, 2016.  FRENCH CONVERSATION at the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO.  6:30pm-8:30pm.  A great opportunity to practice speaking French in a friendly atmosphere, meet other francophones, and have fun with new friends. This large and convivial group meets the third Friday of each month at the Alliance. Each participant is invited to bring a dish and/or beverage to share.  Everybody is welcome, but you will have to leave your English at the door ;o) Free pot luck event. No rsvp required. www.afberkeley.org for details.

September 17-25, 2016.  CHANTICLEER performs music by CLAUDE GOUDIMEL, ENTRAIGUES, and others, in MY SECRET HEART.  Performances in Santa Clara, Sacramento, Pleasanton, San Francisco, and San Rafael.  www.chanticleer.org for details.

September 19, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET plays for dining and dancing at San Francisco’s newest hot space, MR. TIPPLE’S RECORDING STUDIO.  Dancing welcome;  no cover. http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 20, 2016.  CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  We will be discussing LA LISTE DE MES ENVIES by GREGOIRE DELACOURT.  www.afsantarosa.org for details.

September 20, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO will be playing at LE COLONIAL in San Francisco from 7pm-10pm.  No cover; all ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 21, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO plays at FATTORIA E MARE in Burlingame (near SFO) from 7pm-10pm.  Dancing welcoming!  Delicious Italian seafood.  No cover.  All ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 22, 2016.  THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO celebrates the release of their 14th CD, JOHN PAUL GEORGE & DJANGO at Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz.  The Hot Club of San Francisco is super-pleased to announce the release of our 14th CD “John Paul George & Django”:  a mind-blowing CD of  Beatles’ compositions played in our gypsy jazz style.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club  for details.

September 23 or 25, 2016.  SONOMA FILM INSTITUTE presents LOVE ME TONIGHT.  One of the most delightful of all musicals, enlivened by the first of Rodgers and Hart’s film scores and the deft, witty direction of Rouben Mamoulian. Maurice Chevalier is a Parisian tailor in love with a princess (Jeanette MacDonald) in this sophisticated fairy tale. Music, dialogue and action are so skillfully interwoven that the entire film is like one long, unbroken production number. The songs include “Isn’t It Romantic?” “Mimi,” and “Lover.” Charlie Ruggles and Myrna Loy head the supporting cast. “An ineffable mixture of absurdity and enchantment.” – Tom Milne, (1932, 96 min.)  Friday, September 23 at 7:00 and Sunday, September 25 at 4:00  www.sonoma.edu/sfi/ for details.

September 24-25, 2016.  GRAND OPENING OF SWITZERLAND AT PIER 17.    Switzerland is reviving San Francisco’s historic Pier 17 and testing a new form of international collaboration by creating an ecosystem under one roof that inspires interaction among academics, creatives, diplomats, entrepreneurs, and innovators.  The Consulate General of Switzerland, swissnex San Francisco, Swiss Business Hub, and Switzerland Tourism are hosting a grand opening festival to celebrate.

September 26, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET plays for dining and dancing at San Francisco’s newest hot space, MR. TIPPLE’S RECORDING STUDIO.  Dancing welcome;  no cover. http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 27, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO will be playing at LE COLONIAL in San Francisco from 7pm-10pm.  No cover; all ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

September 27, 2016.  CONVO CRAFT / ATELIER AMIGURUMIS at the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BERKELEY.  Passionné du DIY (do it yourself crafts projets), besoin de pratiquer votre anglais/français ? Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation ! Apportez votre création, partagez votre savoir-faire, découvrez une nouvelle technique , échangez en anglais et en français !  SFBA et l’Alliance Française de Berkeley vous propose un groupe de conversation Anglais Français. La rencontre est mensuelle, le 4ème mardi du mois, de 13h à 14h30. Limité à 8 participants.  1PM-2:30PM.  RSVP  info@afberkeley.org

September 28, 2016.  LAUREN COLLINS discusses WHEN IN FRENCH:  LOVE IN A SECOND LANGUAGE.  A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier a surprising turn of events for someone who didn t have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does I love you even mean the same thing as je t aime ? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins fearful of one day becoming "a Borat of a mother" who doesn’t understand her own kids decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French.  Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal, SF.  7pm.  www.bookshopwestportal.com for details.

September 28, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO plays at FATTORIA E MARE in Burlingame (near SFO) from 7pm-10pm.  Dancing welcoming!  Delicious Italian seafood.  No cover.  All ages.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

SEE ALSO:  LE BLOG de l’Ile de France   http://ilefr.wordpress.com/

CINEMA

You will find here below details on special screenings.
All titles are listed in alphabetical order, with special dates given in red.
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Check local listings for show times!   

LE DERNIER DIAMANT / THE LAST DIAMOND opens this week in Bay Area cinemas!  Check local listings for details.

HITCHCOCK-TRUFFAUT SERIES at Pacific Film Archive.  The release of Kent Jones’s excellent new documentary  HITCHCOCK/ TRUFFAUT provides the perfect occasion to revisit a selection of films by both iconic directors. The film is based on the book  of the same title , a compendium of interviews that the young François Truffaut conducted with Hitchcock in 1962. Since its publication in 1966, Hitchcock/Truffaut has become indispensable to generations of film writers, aspiring directors, and cinephiles everywhere. By the time he met Truffaut, Hitchcock had had a long and prolific career directing dozens of films from the silent era onward, often completing one or more films a year, many of them box-office hits. Yet it wasn’t until Truffaut and his colleagues at the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma wrote about them in the 1950s that the movies of Hitchcock and his Hollywood cohort—John Ford, Howard Hawks, and others—began to be viewed not just as products of an entertainment industry but as art, a new and largely unexamined art equal to the novels, paintings, and plays of previous generations. They went on to explore and elucidate this new medium, learning as much as they could from cinema’s pioneers and using what they gleaned in their own films; the Cinémathèque française was their university and the streets of Paris their sound stage. This series allows us to look at the films of master and student side by side and appreciate how they changed the way we look at movies today.  http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/program/hitchcocktruffaut for details. Through August 28, 2016.

LOVE ME TONIGHT at the SONOMA FILM INSTITUTE. One of the most delightful of all musicals, enlivened by the first of Rodgers and Hart’s film scores and the deft, witty direction of Rouben Mamoulian. Maurice Chevalier is a Parisian tailor in love with a princess (Jeanette MacDonald) in this sophisticated fairy tale. Music, dialogue and action are so skillfully interwoven that the entire film is like one long, unbroken production number. The songs include “Isn’t It Romantic?” “Mimi,” and “Lover.” Charlie Ruggles and Myrna Loy head the supporting cast. “An ineffable mixture of absurdity and enchantment.” – Tom Milne, (1932, 96 min.)  Friday, September 23 at 7:00 and Sunday, September 25 at 4:00  www.sonoma.edu/sfi/ for details. September 23 or 25, 2016.

LE PETIT PRINCE.  Now streamable via Netflix!

ALSO NOTE: TUESDAY FILMS AT THE AFSF: Join us as we show contemporary films from France and the French-speaking world every Tuesday at 7pm (holidays excepted). Screenings are at the Alliance Française of San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street, between Larkin and Polk, and are free (donation suggested). For upcoming movie titles and more details, visit http://afsf.com or call 415.775.7755.

FARTHER AFIELD: 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 (1721 25th Street). Films are shown at 7pm on the second Friday of each month except in June. To learn more : http://www.afdesacramento.org/calendar

ART

August 25-September 24, 2016.  ENTRE FLEURS ET MER, paintings by Belgian artist MARIE VAN ELDER at The Great Highway Gallery.  3649 Lawton St., SF.  415.680.3891 or www.thegreathighway.com for details.

Through September 3, 2016.  LAUREN MARSOLIER presents DISLOCATION at the Robert Koch Gallery.  Marsolier’s photo-montages are assembled from imagery compiled by the artist at assorted geographical locations over spans of time and manifest surreal non-places where evidence of human activity is simultaneously present yet are devoid of inhabitants. Her crisply composed images of buildings and man-made landscapes bathed in otherworldly light suggest time has seemingly been paused.  http://www.kochgallery.com/ for details.

Through September 3, 2016.  RACHELLE BUSSIERES (Canada) presents photographs, paintings, and sculpture in STRATA at the Robert Koch Gallery, http://www.kochgallery.com/ for details.

Through September 10, 2016.  ANNE SUBERCASEAUX presents her work in the SLATE Contemporary, 473 25th St., Oakland. 

Through September 11, 2016.  ARTISTS’ BOOKS FROM THE REVA AND DAVID LOGAN FOUNDATION, including SONIA DELAUNAY-TERK’s LA PROSE DU TRANSSIBERIEN ET DE LA PETITE JEHANNE DE FRANCE, and also DIVERS POEMES, a unique manuscript by PAUL ELUARD and illustrated by Picasso, and more.  Legion of Honor; Special Exhibition Gallery F.

October 8, 2016-January 29, 2017.  THE BROTHERS LE NAIN:  PAINTERS OF 17TH-CENTURY FRANCE.  The first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers – Antoine, Louis and Mathieu.  Palace of the Legion of Honor, Special Exhibition Galleries. 

Through January 9, 2016.  WORD:  POWER AND PROTECTION IN NORTH AFRICA.  In North Africa, Islamized peoples wear, encase, inscribe, and drink the Qur’anic word as a means to access its therapeutic and protective powers. Devotees of Islam consider the Word of God “the greatest of forces” and the Qur’an,which contains these divine words, the most revered and powerful entity.  This exhibition explores four key ways artists and their communities have engaged with Arabic script in North Africa and its neighboring regions during the 20th and early 21st centuries. Featured here are Qur’anic boards that transform writing into medicine, a hunter’s shirt that shields its wearer from harm, Tuareg amulets that solicit God’s assistance for their host, and a photograph by Lalla Essaydi that gives power to nonreligious texts.  Cantor Arts Center, Lomita Drive, Stanford University.  650.723.4177 or www.museum.stanford.edu for details.

Ongoing.  FRENCH ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL has installed two major works.  La Rose des Vents at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, and  Peony, The Knot of Shame at 836M Gallery.  Conservatory of Flowers; 836M Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  http://www.836m.org/artists/jean-michel-othoniel/

On-going.  WORKS BY JEAN-MARC BRUGEILLES.  The French artist Jean-Marc Brugeilles is now being represented in San Francisco by Mishin Fine Art on Sutter St. in downtown San Francisco . The Gallery will be hosting a opening reception that is open to the public to present his collection of magnificent paintings.  The opening is Friday May 17th from 5PM  to 9 PM in the gallery. Jean-Marc will be in attendance and he has created special pastels for all who purchase paintings.  Mishin Fine Arts 445a Sutter St.   (btw Powell & Stockton) San Francisco, CA. 94108 415 391-6100 www.mishingallery.com . For more information:  415 637-3145  or www.brugeilles.com    Youtube: http://youtu.be/_4cTu2k79f4 

On-going.  MONIKA STEINER, beloved Bay Area-based Swiss painter is currently exhibiting paintings and small-format sculpture at the new, second location of the Geras-Tousignant Gallery in San Francisco.   Geras-Tousignant Gallery 437 Pacific Ave  San Francisco 415.986.1647.  geratousignant@gmail.com 

On-going. WHY NOT MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL? FRENCH TRAVEL POSTERS, 1945-1949, presented by the Nevada State Museum. French travel posters given to Nevada in 1949 in gratitude for American support following World War II will make their debut at the Nevada State Museum beginning May 23. Commissioned and printed by the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, the French National Railways, the 21 posters depict stunning French landscapes, historical provinces and cultural regions. Why Not Make it Beautiful? French Travel Posters 1945-1949 features artwork carried aboard the Merci Boxcar, or Gratitude Train, in February of 1949. Research indicates that all states received a set of posters, yet only three appear to have retained possession of their collection, and Nevada will be the only state to exhibit them. Staff from the Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Archives restored the posters for the exhibit generously sponsored by Hazel Woodgate and the John and Grace Naumann Foundation. In 1947 the American people collected 700 boxcars loaded with food, clothing and fuel to help the people of France who were struggling desperately to recover from World War II. This "Friendship Train" stopped in Reno to collect the food gathered from all across the state of Nevada. In 1949 the French people collected a trainload of gifts for the Americans, filling 49 boxcars with tokens and treasures from the French provinces, one for each state and one to be shared between Hawaii and Washington D.C. The existence of these trains, and a time when international friendship was on a citizen-to-citizen scale is nearly forgotten. Most Nevadans have little knowledge of this chapter in our history. The notes and the significance of the gifts represent the best of humanity; the kindness that humans can give and share in the face of great suffering, the deep connection possible across cultural and spatial boundaries. Nevada State Museum/Bretzlaff History Resource Center Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Wed. - Sat. by appointment 775/687-4810, x240 or SueAnn.Monteleone@nevadaculture.org or http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=431

On-going.  MUSIC OF THE DIASPORA.  Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., SF.  415.358.7200 or www.moadsf.org

On-going.  EXPANDING VIEWS OF AFRICA.  Cantor Arts Center, Lomita Drive, Stanford University.  650.723.4177 or www.museum.stanford.edu for details.

On-going.  SURREALISM:  SELECTIONS FROM THE REVA AND DAVID LOGAN COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.  Found or random objects, textures, and imagery were central to Surrealism, as was the acceptance of dreams as worthy subject matter. Surrealism was as much a literary movement as an artistic one, and it involved an extraordinary number of the leading writers and poets of the day at one time or another. This exhibition brings together the works of some of the finest Surrealist poets and artists, whose collaborations produced both luxurious and outrageous artist’s books.  California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th & Clement, San Francisco http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

On-going. 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

DOMINIQUE AMENDOLA.  New art website of note (fun to browse): Dominique Amendola is a French born painter who focuses primarily on   landscapes and figures using gorgeously vibrant colors to create scenes of amazing clarity. Her art is figurative yet remains contemporary and spur of the moment. Her paintings depict ordinary day-to-day life of people in snapshots, either in nature or life in a bustling city. http://dominiqueamendola.com

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

CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN FRANCE, by ANDREA WEDELL.  Expat Andrea Wedell, originally from the Bay Area and living in France for the past 24 years, would love for you to visit her painting : contemporary landscapes of Southern France. She works with texture and vibrant, bold color that is built up in multiple layers and glazed on. Her landscapes are semi-abstract to abstract poetic interpretations of her environment in Cassis, or bits  and pieces of it as she sees and feels it– from lively, magical gardens with their sweet smells , to turquoise and deep orange underwater scenes, pink and bright white cliffs built up over millions of years, villages that have retained their authentic charm, sparkling ocean and wide expanses of sky. You can see her work virtually on her website :   www.gallerywedell.com If you sign up on the blog, you will receive monthly posts, a journal of art and life in the South of France. www.gallerywedell.com/blog

CLASSES        

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COMING SOON(ER) OR LATER!  

October 2, 2016.  ATELIER DES PETITS LOUPS at the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BERKELEY.  Cet atelier en français à pour but de réunir enfants et parents pour bricoler, jouer, s’amuser ensemble.  Apporter un goûter et/ou une boisson à partager.  Pour les familles avec enfants de 0 à 10 ans.  L’atelier est mensuel, le 1er dimanche du mois de 15h à 17h. Limité à 8 enfants (accompagnés d’un adulte).  RSVP  info@afberkeley.org

October 6-16, 2016.  MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL.  Venues vary (Mill Valley, San Rafael).  French-language feature films include:  LA PASSION D’AUGUSTINE (Canada); UN VOYAGEUR (Marcel Ophuls, France); BLACK GIRL (Ousmane Sembène); BROOKLYN, PARIS (France); HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT; ELLE L’ADORE / NUMBER ONE FAN (France); LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIE (Marcel Ophuls); CHANTE TON BAC D’ABORD (France); SEMBENE! ; while short films include:   THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE (Belgium, 6 min); BY ANY MEANS A-VEILABLE (France & Denmark, 17 min); 5m80 (France, 5 min).  www.mvff.com for details.

October 9, 2016.  ALEX PRUD’HOMME presents THE FRENCH CHEF IN AMERICA:  JULIA CHILD’S SECOND ACT at COOKS WITH BOOKS.  6:30pm at Left Bank, Larkspur.  $115 single/$180 couple.  415.927.096o or www.bookpassage.com for details.

October 11 & 12, 2016.  L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE LA SILICON VALLEY présente sa SEMAINE LITTERAIRE.  Mardi 11 octobreAntoine Volodine is a French novelist, born in Chalon-sur-Saône and raised in Lyon, who has published twenty books under this name. He has won the 2014 Prix Médicis for his most recent novel,Terminus Radieux.  Mercredi 12 octobreNelly Alard, born in 1962, is an actress, screenplay writer and novelist. She graduated from the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique de Paris en 1985.  www.afscv.org for details.

October 13, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT TRIO at REVIVAL BAR & KITCHEN, Berkeley.  Le Jazz Hot is the trio of the Hot Club SF, playing in the style & spirit of Django Reinhardt. Le Jazz Hot never fails to Dazzle & Delight!  9pm-11pm.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

October 17, 2016.  THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO celebrates the release of their 14th CD, JOHN PAUL GEORGE & DJANGO at Yoshi’s in Oaland.  The Hot Club of San Francisco is super-pleased to announce the release of our 14th CD “John Paul George & Django”:  a mind-blowing CD of  Beatles’ compositions played in our gypsy jazz style.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club  for details.

October 18, 2016.  CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  We will be discussing TOPAZE by MARCEL PAGNOL.  www.afsantarosa.org for details.

October 21 or 23, 2016.  SONOMA FILM INSTITUTE presents LORNA’S SILENCE.   “The Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc, are Belgian filmmakers who make heart-rending movies (LA PROMESSE, THE SON, L’ENFANT and TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT) about young people left behind by the postwar European boom; their characters fall into chasms where only the most powerful exercise of will can save them from moral disaster. In LORNA’S SILENCE, Lorna (Arta Dobroshi), a pretty young Albanian woman who illegally purchased Belgian citizenship, lives with a pathetic Belgian “husband” (Jérémie Renier). She’s disgusted by him, yet when the thugs running the immigration racket want to get rid of him so that Lorna can, in turn, be married off to an incoming Russian, she slowly but sturdily revolts.” – David Denby, The New Yorker (2009, 105 min., in French w/English subtitles).  Friday, October 21 at 7:00 and Sunday, October 23 at 4:00.  www.sonoma.edu/sfi/ for details.

October 26, 2016.  LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET plays LUNCHTIME CONCERT in Oakland.  12pm-1pm.  Oakland City Center.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club for details.

October 27, 2016.  THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO celebrates the release of their 14th CD, JOHN PAUL GEORGE & DJANGO at Cinnabar in Petaluma.  The Hot Club of San Francisco is super-pleased to announce the release of our 14th CD “John Paul George & Django”:  a mind-blowing CD of  Beatles’ compositions played in our gypsy jazz style.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club  for details.

October 27, 2016.  GRANDE TOURNEE MONDIALE DE M83 AVEC UN RETOUR A SAN FRANCISCO.  Cette année et depuis la sortie de son nouvel album, Junk, M83 est à peu près partout et aussi un peu à San Francisco. Ceux qui n'étaient pas à Coachella, et ceux qui ont raté M83 au Fox en avril, réjouissez-vous et soyez prêts! Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, http://lostinsf.com/grande-tournee-mondiale-de-m83-avec-un-retour-a-san-francisco

October 28 or 30, 2016.  SONOMA FILM INSTITUTE screens NO HOME MOVIE by CHANTAL AKERMAN.  “At the center of Chantal Akerman's enormous body of work is her mother, a Holocaust survivor who married and raised a family in Brussels. In recent years, the filmmaker has explicitly depicted, in videos, books, and installation works, her mother's life and their own intense connection to each other. NO HOME MOVIE is a portrait by Akerman, the daughter, of Akerman, the mother, in the last years of her life. It is an extremely intimate film but also one of great formal precision and beauty, one of the rare works of art that is both personal and universal, and as much a masterpiece as her 1975 career-defining JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES.” – New York Film Festival (2015, 115 min., in French and English w/English subtitles).  Friday, October 28 at 7:00 and Sunday, October 30 at 4:00.  www.sonoma.edu/sfi/

November 4, 2016.  AFROPOP SPECTACULAR MAHMOUD AHMED & TRIO DA KALI.  Malian trio with an all-star meeting of griots with regal musical bloodlines performs in Cal Performances.  8pm.  Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.   www.calperformances.org for details.

November 6, 2016.  FRENCH LITERATURE MEET-UP GROUP reads VOLKSWAGEN BLUES de JACQUES POULIN.  We are a group of people who love French literature and love to discuss it, mostly in French but discussion in English is also possible. The group contains a mixture of native francophones and advanced students of French. We meet every two months starting with January, on the first Sunday of the month, alternating between Berkeley and San Francisco. We choose the reading selections for the year by a democratic member nomination and voting process. Go to www.meetup.com/The-French-Literature-Meetup-Group to join. It’s free!     6 novembre (San Francisco): Volkswagen Blues, par Jacques Poulin, 1984 En compagnie d’une jeune métisse indienne surnommée la Grande Sauterelle, un écrivain, Jack, part à la recherche de son frère Théo dont il est sans nouvelles depuis plusieurs années. Son voyage le conduira de la Gaspésie jusqu’à San Francisco, non sans un détour du côté de l’Amérique profonde, par la route des pionniers. L’auteur est québécois et habite la ville de Québec. Place : Crepes on Cole, 100 Carl Street, San Francisco. For more information, contact : Charlie Klein, chassac@sbcglobal.net tel. (510) 530-5078, or go to http://www.meetup.com/The-French-Literature-Meetup-Group.

November 12, 2016.  THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO celebrates the release of their 14th CD, JOHN PAUL GEORGE & DJANGO at the Pink House in Saratoga.  The Hot Club of San Francisco is super-pleased to announce the release of our 14th CD “John Paul George & Django”:  a mind-blowing CD of  Beatles’ compositions played in our gypsy jazz style.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club  for details.

November 15, 2016.   CERCLE LITTERAIRE DE L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  We will be discussing LES VIOLENTS D’AUTOMNE by PHILIPPE GEORGET.  www.afsantarosa.org for details.

November 17, 2016.  THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO celebrates the release of their 14th CD, JOHN PAUL GEORGE & DJANGO at Armando’s in Martinez.  The Hot Club of San Francisco is super-pleased to announce the release of our 14th CD “John Paul George & Django”:  a mind-blowing CD of  Beatles’ compositions played in our gypsy jazz style.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club  for details.

November 30, 2016.  THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO celebrates the release of their 14th CD, JOHN PAUL GEORGE & DJANGO at Doc’s Lab in San Francisco.  The Hot Club of San Francisco is super-pleased to announce the release of our 14th CD “John Paul George & Django”:  a mind-blowing CD of  Beatles’ compositions played in our gypsy jazz style.  http://www.hotclubsf.com/#hot-club  for details.

December 10, 2016.  ANGELIQUE KIDJO performs at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.  7:30pm.  www.gmc.sonoma.edu for details.

December 10-23, 2016.  CHANTICLEER presents A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS, with music by VILLETTE, POULENC and others.  Performances in Oakland, Petaluma, Carmel, Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Santa Clara.  www.chanticleer.org for details.

January 8, 2017.  FRENCH LITERATURE MEET-UP GROUP reads RENE, de CHATEAUBRIAND.  We are a group of people who love French literature and love to discuss it, mostly in French but discussion in English is also possible. The group contains a mixture of native francophones and advanced students of French. We meet every two months starting with January, on the first Sunday of the month, alternating between Berkeley and San Francisco. We choose the reading selections for the year by a democratic member nomination and voting process. Go to www.meetup.com/The-French-Literature-Meetup-Group to join. It’s free!   8 janvier, 2017 (Berkeley): René, par François-René de Chateaubriand, 1802 Connu comme l’apogée du « romantisme » dans la littérature française, ce roman raconte la fuite du jeune héros, un marginal en quête de l’absolu, vers les tribus indiens.

January 13-February 5, 2017.  ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS presents EMILIE:  LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFENDS HER LIFE TONIGHT by LAUREN GUNDERSON.  www.RossValleyPlayers.com for details.

January 20, 2017.  EMANUEL AX performs at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.  7:30pm.  www.gmc.sonoma.edu for details.

January 22, 2017.  EMANUEL AX performs in Cal Performances.  Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.   www.calperformances.org for details.

January 27, 2017.  JORDI SAVALL AND HESPERION XXI present THE MUSICAL EUROPE, 1500-1700 at Cal Performances.  8pm.  First Congregational Church, UC Berkeley.  www.calperformances.org for details.

February 9-11, 2017.  LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN presents CUISINE AND CONFESSIONS at Cal Performances.  8pm.  Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.  www.calperformances.org for details.

February 12, 2017.  LUCAS DEBARGUE plays RAVEL and more at Cal Performances.  3pm.  Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley.  www.calperformances.org for details.

March-April 2017.  MAGIC THEATRE presents THE BALTIMORE WALTZ by PAULA VOGEL.  Fantastical satires takes the audience on a whirlwind odyssey through PARIS, Amsterdam, Munich and Vienna in search of romance and a ture.  Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.  www.magictheatre.org for details.

March 5, 2017.  FRENCH LITERATURE MEET-UP GROUP reads L’ENFANT NOIR, de CAMARA LAYE.  We are a group of people who love French literature and love to discuss it, mostly in French but discussion in English is also possible. The group contains a mixture of native francophones and advanced students of French. We meet every two months starting with January, on the first Sunday of the month, alternating between Berkeley and San Francisco. We choose the reading selections for the year by a democratic member nomination and voting process. Go to www.meetup.com/The-French-Literature-Meetup-Group to join. It’s free!   5 mars, 2017 (San Francisco): L’Enfant noir, par Camara Laye, 1953 An early major work in Francophone African literature, this book follows Laye’s journey from his childhood in Kouroussa, French Guinea, through his education to his eventual departure for France.

March 12, 2017. AKADEMIE FUR ALTE MUZIC BERLIN performs music by COUPERIN, REBEL and more at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.  7:30pm.  www.gmc.sonoma.edu for details.

March 16-19, 2017.  CHANTICLEER, in conjunction with NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA, presents AMERICANS IN PARIS.  Enjoy the artistic ferment that was Paris in the ‘20s and ‘30s.  Music b SATIE, RAVEL, ROUSSEL, FAURE, POULENC, PIAF, and more.  Performances in Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Rafael.  www.chanticleer.org for details.

March 19, 2017.  CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY presents THE FRENCH CONNECTION.  4pm.  Journey to Europe in this all-French program, including French-American Composer-in-Residence Pierre Jalbert. Also, acting concertmaster Jennifer Cho, who also plays in the San Francisco Opera orchestra, takes the stage to showcase the incredible talent of our own players. With music by DELIBRES, PIERRE JALBERT, RAVEL, SAINT-SAENS, and BIZET.  925.280.2490 or www.californiasymphony.org for details.

April 21-23, 2017.  CALIFORNIA BACH SOCIETY performs A CHARPENTIER SHOWCASE.  Although he labored within the shadow of the influential Jean-Baptiste Lully, Marc-Antoine Charpentier had a long and successful career as a composer, working first for the devout widow-patroness Madame de Guise and, later as maître de musique at the Chapelle Royale. To give audiences a full taste of Charpentier's music, we are performing the fascinating Litanie de la Vierge, composed for use in the personal chapel of Madame de Guise, and Missa Assumpta est Maria, a remarkable late work of sublime beauty. Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 8pm in San Francisco--St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St;  Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 8pm in Palo Alto--All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St; Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 4pm in Berkeley--St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Avehttp://www.calbach.org/ for details.

April 22, 2017.  CAPPELLA SF performs FRANK MARTIN’s MASS FOR DOUBLE CHOIR and more at Cal Performances.  8pm.  First Congregational Church, UC Berkeley.  www.calperformances.org for details.

April 28-30, 2017.  PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA presents LE TEMPLE DE LA GLOIRE / THE TEMPLE OF GLORY by RAMEAU, with the libretto by VOLTAIRE.  Full-scale production of a five-act opera-ballet, with an international cast of singers and dancers.  Apollo, Bacchus, demons, and more.  From the court of Louis XV.  A co-production with Cal Performances and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles.  415.295.1900 or  http://philharmonia.org for details.

June 3-11, 2017.  CHANTICLEER presents PSALM, with works by DUFAY, POULENC and much more.  Performances in San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Berkeley, and Belvedere.  www.chanticleer.org for details.

June 10-July 2, 2017.  SAN FRANCISCO OPERA presents LA BOHEME by GIACOMO PUCCINI.  415.864.3330 or www.sfopera.com for details.

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