Some Paris 'Nightclubbing'

photo: invalides lounge garden

One of many opportunities for a pause in 'dayclubbing.'

Only Two Weeks Left In August

Paris:- Saturday, 12. August 2000:- Because it is August, I wrote here last week that nothing is supposed to be happening. I was wrong of course. There's a lot happening.

Since I am only getting around to 'fall futures' slowly, this week you get to be tided over with a little bit of 'nightclubbing.' Many of the locations have been mentioned in this column before, so this is a bit of a reminder that these places are in full-time operation - and always have something going on.

All the time, that is, except when I try to try them out. When I do this, they are closed, or are not open yet. I should take my nanny to vouch for me.



The items below are not necessarily 'new' but they open this week's column.

Revoir Paris - classic films of yesterday and today, such as 'L'Amour Existe' by Maurice Pialat or 'Les Dites Cariatudes' by Agnès Varda. Until Friday, 8. September. At the Forum des Images-Vidéothèque, Forum des Halles, by the Porte Saint-Eustache entry, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 44 76 62 00.

L'Etrange Festival - 'extreme' films by directors such as Mario Brava, Norifumi Suzuki, Daniele Cipri and Alice Sprinkle. Until Wednesday, 5. September. Also at the Forum des Images-Vidéothèque, Forum des Halles, bybrochure: open air cine at la villette the Porte Saint-Eustache entry, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 44 76 62 00.

Bals-Concerts - mentioned for the last two weeks - don't miss the free Sunday concerts at the Kiosque à Musique at La Villette each Sunday starting at 17:30. Métro: halfway between Porte de la Villette and Porte de Pantin. Drinks, snacks and toilets available.

Calcinculo - Feria-Musica - is in the Grande Halle, also at La Villette. This is some sort or aerial-ballet, suitable for all ages. Until Saturday, 9. September; from Wednesday to Saturday at 20:00; on Sundays at 16:00. Adults, 110 F. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Quartiers d'Eté - Still? - Dance - Triton 2 TER, the Jardin des Tuileries, except Sundays, at 22:00. Métro: Tuileries. Highly praised by 'club' member Anthony Dainora. Until Sunday, 17. September, 14th Festival Musique en l'Ile, at the Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile church and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church. InfoTel.: 01 44 62 00 55.

For those with strong stomachs, strong legs and a lot of stamina, this section features 'Befores,' 'Dayclubbing,' 'Nightclubbing' and 'Afters.' No suits needed for any of these. Even if these places are closed when I go, they'll be open for you.

Warning: these places are too well-known in Paris to be really 'new' anymore. If you are tardy, they'll be yesterday's news for certain.

Batofar - Nova says it's the 'most hyped;' Nova also says with Nova DJ's. 'Cake and Milk' on Sundays. Nothing on Mondays. Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare. InfoTel.: 01 56 29 10 00.

Guingette Pirate - New York's 'Faim de Siècle' with total everything. Starting at 16:00; Sunday, 27. August. On the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare. InfoTel.: 01 56 29 10 20.

Flèche d'Or - almost every night, loud surprises - sometimes on the rails underneath. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 102, bis. Rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20. Métro: none close by. InfoTel.: 01 43 72 41 44.

Glaz'Art - Cuba Cubana includes lots of 'Happy Hours,' which are between 21:00 and 22:00. Then there's something about DJ's and 'every Friday,' until Friday, 8. September. 'Afters' continue at the Batofar. All of it at Glaz'Art, 7 to 15. Avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 40 36 55 65.

La Java - Cuba Express, on Friday, 18. August; African-Cuban- Californian-Salsa on Friday, 25. August. 105. Rue du Faubourg du Temple, Paris 10. Métro: Goncourt or Belleville. InfoTel.: 01 42 02 20 52.

Divan du Monde - Naçao Pemambuco from Recife on weekends. Until Saturday, 9. September. At 75. Rue des Martyrs, Paris 18. Métro: Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 44 92 77 66.

Hôtel Costes - class act for drinks; top DJ mixes. Act famous. At 239. Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1. Métro: Tuileries. InfoTel.: 01 42 44 50 25.

Cithéa - is more than its two zincs; jazz of all shapes, dancing. At 114. Rue Oberkampf, Paris 11. Métro: Saint-Maur or Ménilmontant. InfoTel.: 01 40 21 70 95.

La Casa 128 - Cuban music, dancing, dining; Thursday to Saturday; from 21:00 to 04:00. At 128. Rue Lafayette, Paris 10. Métro: Gare du Nord. InfoTel.: 01 48 01 05 71.

Le Gibus - Ex-hard techno, now 'house.' Is it softer? Open every night. At 18. Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, Paris 11. Métro: République. InfoTel.: 01 47 00 78 88. Same address below is not a mistake.

La Favela Chic - is the Parisian version of a Brazilian slum with music; now in a new location, open since May. Closed Sunday evenings. Check out Favela Chic, 18. Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, Paris 11. Métro: République. InfoTel.: 01 40 21 38 14.

Le Crocodile - More than 200 cocktails, since 1966. At 6. Rue Royer-Collard, Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. InfoTel.: 01 43 54 32 37.

This item closes the 'opening' events for this week. Not all of the following are 'old,' so if you didn't find what you want above - keeping on scrolling!.

The Paris provisional program for this fall is long and varied; and it is longer than I thought. Slowly but surely most of it will find a place here. For starters:

Cinèma - Directeurs de la Photographie - are also called 'Opérateurs' in French. No films are made without them. For them, a special week, with the magazine 'Positif.' From Saturday, 9. September until Sunday, 17. September. Atposter: calcinculo, la villettethe Forum des Images-Vidéothèque, Forum des Halles, by the Porte Saint-Eustache entry, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 44 76 62 00.

L'Art Dans le Monde 2000 - this is the 2nd edition of a panorama of 'new talent' selected by 36 worldwide art magazines and they've chosen 100 artists of 50 nationalities. From Saturday, 9. September until Wednesday, 8. November. Exhibition location is given as the Pont Alexandre III. Details to come.

Créateurs de Demain - exhibition of tomorrow's 25 international fashion designers. From Friday, 8. September until Sunday, 17. September. Musée Galliera, 10. Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, Paris 8. Métro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau. Info. Tel.: 01 47 20 85 23.

Salon Naifs et Primitifs - will feature more than 200 works by about 40 international artists. From Sunday, 10. September until 3. October. At the Espace Saint-Martin, 256. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, Paris 10. Métro: Louis Blanc. See the Web site for Naifs et Primitifs.

Versailles: Summer Events - Versailles' summer events do not vary much, but remain spectacular. The 'Fêtes de Nuit' are at the Neptune basin and take place on Saturday evenings. There is one on 26. August at 21:30, and on 2. and 9. September, also at 21:30. 'Les Grandes Eaux Musicales' are every Sunday until 8. October, and include Tuesday, 15. August. For more details, check out the Musée du Château de Versailles Web site. To get to Versailles take the RER 'C' line, to Versailles R-G, or take the SNCF train from the Gare Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 30 83 77 88.

The Rau Collection - Fra Angelico to Bonnard - 106 major paintings by El Greco, Tiepolo, Millet, Fragonard, Pissarro, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, to name a few. Until Thursday, 4. January 2001. Monday to Wednesday, from 11:00 to 20:00; rest of the week until 22:00. Musée du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Suplice or Mabillon. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 25 95.

Picasso's Sculpture - is an exhibition, largely postered in the métro, currently at the Centre Pompidou. You know who Picasso is and you know what sculpture is, so this is just an excuse to put in the culture factory's Web URL - which may be new. Otherwise, the place is open from 11:00 to 21:00 or 22:00; but never open on Tuesday. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Pierre Bonnard - One on the summer's events, featuring 90 paintings, from Nabi to nudes. Until Monday, 9. October; from 11:00 to 18:00, until 21:00 on Thursdays. Closed Tuesday. Musée Maillol, Fondation Dina Vierny, 59 - 61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Monet At Marmottan - an exhibition showing a fairly complete collection of paintings by Claude Monet. A special section is set aside for the Giverny paintings. Degas, Caillebotte, Sisley and Gauguin are also present, but this is nearly a mono-Monet show. Until Sunday, 31. December; from 10:00 to 17:00, except Mondays. Musée Marmottan, 2. Rue Louis-Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 42 24 07 02.

L'Arts d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et des Amériques - this is the first exhibition of the future Quai Branly museum so it is housed in the newly re-opened Pavillon des Sessions in the Louvre. The 'artworks' featured are called 'primitive' by some, but the French have coined a new phrase; 'Arts Premiers.' The entry to the Louvre's new sectionposter: thr, les fiances de loches is located to the south of the Carrousel Arch. Follow the signs to the Porte des Lions. InfoTel.: 01 40 30 51 51.

Eugène Delacroix - the national museum devoted to this painter occupies part of his personal apartment. After quitting his atelier in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Delacroix moved into the Rue de Fürstenberg in 1857, in order to work on Saint-Suplice. Open from 9:30 until 16:30 daily except Tuesday. Musée National Eugène Delacroix, 6. Rue de Fürstenberg, Paris 6. Métro: Mabillon. InfoTel.: 01 44 41 86 50.

La Dame de la Mer - Anita Conti was one of the first woman oceanographers; one who sailed all of the seas, from 1935 until the '60's. This is an exhibition of her photos, taken of the world of deep-sea fishing. Until Sunday, 10. September. Except Mondays, open from 11:30 to 18:30. At the Pavillon des Arts, Les Halles, Porte Rambuteau, Terrace Lautréamont, Paris 1. RER and métro: Châtelet. InfoTel.: 01 42 33 82 50.

L'Art dans la Pub - is an exhibition showing 'art' in advertising; meaning art borrowed and not 'advertising art.' Until Sunday, 27. August. Except Monday, open 11:00 to 18:00; on weekends from 10:00 to 18:00, and late on Wednesdays until 21:00. Musée de la Publicité, in the Arts Décoratifs, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais Royal-Louvre. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

Yiddish? Yiddish? - the exhibition continues until Sunday, 8. October, with a little more Yiddish Atmosphère on 17. and 18. October. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville. Museum hours Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 18:00; and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.

Nils-Udo - moves into the Musée Zadkine to take up temporary residence in its garden atelier in order sculpt some vegetation - up to five metres high. This exhibition continues until Monday, 24. September; from Tuesdays to Sundays; and including the holiday Tuesday, 15. August. Musée Zadkine, 100 bis, Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 91 90.

Mesurer l'Atmosphère - is a temporary 'weather' exhibition at the newly renovated and worth a visit nuts and bolts museum. After ten years of being mostly closed and about four years of being all closed, a major Paris museum has reopened. It is full of the tools and machines - many original - that helped make our modern world. A report about my visit to it is featured in an issue earlier this year.

Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60. Rue Réaumur, Paris 3. Métro: Artsmagazine: nuits d'ete in paris, nova et Métiers. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00; until 21:00 on Thursdays. Entry: 35 francs. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 82 20.

Bijoux Romantiques - were made in the time of George Sand, which is now considered 'romantic.' This exhibition of decorative jewelry featuring more than 200 pieces - some from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs - will be taking place until Sunday, 1. October, at the Musée de la Vie Romantique. In the Hôtel Scheffer-Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.:01 48 74 95 38.


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