Fall Events Nearly Complete

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With a bit of fall weather on the Pont des Arts.

And With Bonus Out-of-Town Stuff

Paris:- Saturday, 29. September 2001:- Writing this while listening to a guy shouting 'Figaro, Figaro' on the radio reminds me of how many times I have to write 'Paris' while doing this column. Now he's just done it again. 'Figaro, Figaro, Fig-AR-ooOOHhhh!'

I know you are going to say that sometimes I get to write 'Versailles' instead, or maybe 'Bois de Boulogne,' or 'Auvers-sur-Oise.' But mostly it is 'Paris' after 'Paris,' week after blinking week.

To prepare you in advance, in case you are not already sitting down, this is a warning to look out for 'Paris' being substituted by Fountainebleau and Manhattan in this issue. Geographically, Fountainebleau is within this magazine's scope because I think it is in the Ile-de-France, while Manhattan is a bit further away.

Jeu de Rois, Roi des Jeux - merely presents an exhibition about the pre-tennis game of Jeu de Paume, without associating it with Henri IV; Leonardo or Joséphine, like many other things at Fountainebleau. On view from Tuesday, 3. October until Monday, 7. January. Except Tuesdays, open from 9:30 to 17:00. Take a SNCF train from Gare de Lyon to Fountainebleau-Avon, where you'll find a bus to take you the rest of the way to the Château. There is a combo ticket including transport and entry to the exhibition. In Fountainebleau. InfoTel.: 01 60 71 50 70.

Image Par Image - shows off everything you wanted to know about animated films - how they are made, including the latest digital imaging techniques. Illustrated with films dating from 1888 to 2001. Hands-on demos are also possible for visitors. Until 28. January 2002. Closed Tuesdays, open from 10:00 to 18:00 weekdays and from 14:00 to 18:00 on Sundays. At the Abbaye de Maubuisson, Rue Richard de Tour, at Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône. Acess via SNCF train from Saint-Lazare or Gare du Nord, direction Pontoise. InfoTel.: 01 34 64 36 10.

'Brighton Beach Scumbags' - is the title of a funny theatre piece by Steven Berkoff, a Brit born in Stepney, which is less funny. It is put on by 'Dear Conjunction' and it is about xenophobia, homophobia, crude lovers of beer, bad junk food, worse newspapers, and Brighton in UK. Sound like fun? From Wednesday, 3. October until Friday, 9. November, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 19:00, and in English in order to be inoffensive. At the Sudden Théâtre, 14-bis. Rue Sainte-Isaure, Paris 18. Métro: Jules-Joffrin. InfoTel.: 01 42 62 35 00.

International Dance Festival - will be taking place from Tuesday, 2. October until Saturday, 20. October. Featured troupes will be the Alvin Alley American Dance Theatre, the ballet of the Prague National Theatre and the Tokyo Ballet. All to be at the Théâtre du Châtelet, 1. Place du Châtelet, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet. InfoTel.: 01 40 28 08 40.

Arnold Böcklin - exhibition to be held from Tuesday, 3. October until 15. January 2002. Daily from 10:00 to 18:00, and to 22:00 on Thursdays, but closed on Mondays. At the Musée d'Orsay, 1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

La Comédie Humaine - Balzac's opus, in its 1840 'Edition Furne' was a deluxe edition with a popular price, which launched modern publishing techniques. At the time the trick was to price the work low enough to discourage counterfeits and reading rooms, yet high enough return a profit to bookshops and the author. From Tuesday, 3. October until Sunday, 6. January 2002. Except on Monday, from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Maison de Balzac, 47. Rue Raynouard, Paris 16. Métro: Passy or La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 55 74 41 80.

Crossing Through Life - for the second consecutive year, Noël Pasquierposter: expo, french consulate new york, noel pasquier and his mainly blue paintings turn up on view at the General Consulate of France, in Manhattan. Until Wednesday, 31. October, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 13:00.At the Consulat Général de France, 934. Fifth Avenue, New York City. Métro: MTA line 6, at 77th Street.

Image: ©Noël Pasquier

Hans Namuth and Philippe Halsman - Namuth was art director of Harper's Bazaar, plus did 500 portraits of Jackson Pollock and other famous people. Unless it's a typo, Halsman's photos are also on view. Starting Friday, 5. October and continuing until 6. January 2002. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint-Paul. Info. Tel.: 01 42 74 47 75.

Lieu-commun. Superposition - originally conceived for the Institut Français of Bremen, seven contemporary artists lend their works to fit the space in the Atelier here. From Friday, 5. October until Wednesday, 10. October. From Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Musée Zadkine, 100-bis. Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 91 90.

Artistes à la Bastille - performances, poetry, music, and open doors of artist's ateliers, are the program for the coming weekend from Friday, 5. October until Sunday, in the area mostly east of the Bastille. Included are the Cour Damoye and the Viaduc des Arts. For complete information, the centre of the action is the Maison du Faubourg at 28. Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, Paris 12. Métros: Bastille, Ledru-Rollin, Voltaire, Charonne and Faidherbe-Chaligny. InfoTel.: 01 44 73 83 53.

Montmartre - Vendanges - last year the Butte's own vineyard produced aposter: vignes, montmartre 'Cuvée Lapin Agile,' and this year may even be better. Find out on Saturday, 6. October when Montmartre has its annual wine fête and costume parade, which starts at the Mairie at 14:00 and is expected to arrive at the Rue des Saules about 16:00, more or less. Paris 18. Métro: Jules-Jofferin or Lamarck-Caulaincourt.

Montmartre's vineyard.

30th Festival d'Automne à Paris - a long and important program of opera, theatre and dance is included within this festival, which is dedicated to Merce Cunningham. Also to be featured is a new installation by Jenny Holzer, on view at the Salpêtrière from 20. September until 4. November. From Monday, 17. September until Friday, 21. December, when winter starts. InfoTel.: 01 53 45 17 00. Also see the Festival d'Automne's Web site.

Festival Ile-de-France - for six weeks, the eight departments surrounding Paris have their autumn festival too, this year with European themes. Beginning in September and continuing until Sunday, 14. October. For more info try the Ile-de-France Web site or InfoTel.: 01 58 71 01 01.

L'Or des Amazones - is an exhibition of the prestigious works by nomads from the steppes of Asia; from 600 BC to 400 AD. All the pieces are on loan from southern Russian museums and include the entire collection from the tomb of the Princess of Kobiakovo. Until Sunday, 7. October. Open from 10:00 to 17:40 daily except Mondays. Musée Cernuschi, 7. Avenue Vélasquez, Paris 8. Métro: Villiers. InfoTel.: 01 45 63 50 75. After the current exhibition, this museum will close until 2004 for renovations.

Territories - will be an exhibition demonstrating the crossroads between art, informationposter: expo, l'or des rois scythes, grand palais and the news, as interpreted artistically. From Tuesday, 9. October until 30. December; except Mondays, from 13:00 to 19:00. At the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, 14. Rue Bonaparte, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Germain. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 50 74.

Raphaël - Grâce et Beauté - Casanova said nobody did human figures better and he knew what he was talking about. Raphaël Sanzio and 80 of his paintings will turn up in the Senat's little gallery located in a Medicis park, for an extended stay after a 20-year absence from Paris. Beginning Wednesday, 10. October and continuing until the end of January 2002. Free entry, at the Musée du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Sulpice or Odéon. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 25 95.

FIAC 2001 - if you are going to have 200 modern art exhibitions at once you will need a big space for it. The art galleries taking part in this year's show have been limited to 160, enabling about 30 percent of them to be first-time exhibitors. From Wednesday, 10. October until Monday, 15. October. At Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles. Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. No InfoTel., but try the FIAC's Web site for more info.

Photo Exhibitions - featuring photographers André Martin, Alain Bublex, Alain Maccheroni and Michel Butor, from Wednesday, 10. October until Sunday, 11. November. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5-7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 26.

Art & Essai - will be shown during 'Paris Capitale du Cinéma, from Wednesday, 10. October until Tuesday, 16. October. Location not yet announced.

Lumières Magyares - between 1870 and 1920 Hungarian painters left the 'academy' behind in their studios and began painting the light outside, which brought Hungarian painting to its highest level, at a time of change and danger. See these tendencies from Thursday, 11. October until Sunday, 13. January 2002. To be open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 18:00, in the Salle Saint-Jean in the Hôtel de Ville, 5. Rue Lobau, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 51 53.

Les Sports - as sculpted by Bouchard, for the 1924 Olympics foreseen for Paris. Beginning on Wednesday, 10. October and continuing until 13. March 2002. Only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 14:00 to 19:00. At the Musée Bouchard, 25. Rue de l'Yvette, Paris 16. Métro: Jasmin. InfoTel.: 01 46 47 63 46.

17th Festival Paris 13 - from Monday, 15. October until Wednesday, 31. October. Info from 8. Rue des Cinq Diamants, Paris 13. InfoTel.: 01 45 80 18 62.

Fête de la Science - it is the 10th year of this popularization of science, and it is also the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prizes. This year's France-wide 'fête' also emphasizes European collaboration across the spectrum of the sciences. Datesposter: expo, image par image, abbaye maubuisson are Monday, 15. October until Sunday, 21. October. For details, see France's research and the education Web sites, as well as the site of thePalais de la Découverte.

Traversées (New French Wave) - France's artists have a 'new energy' which will be on show at this exhibition, also featuring architecture, music and literature. From Thursday, 18. October until Sunday, 13. January 2002. At Paris' Musée d'Art Moderne, 11. Avenue Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 53 67 40 00.

Arts de la Jongle - more 'nouveau cirque' features several units such as Jongle, Lili and Non Nova. From Thursday, 18. October until Sunday, 18. November. Various days and times. At the Espace Chapiteaux, in the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 08 03 30 63 06.

Mix Move - new music meets new technologies for three days, from Friday, 19. October until Sunday, 21. October. At the Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 42 23 00 33.

L'Orient de Saladin - is an exhibition about the life and times of the Crusades - which have no relationship to our times. Starting on Tuesday, 23. October and continuing until 10. March 2002. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.

Figure de Passion - will be an exhibition featuring Baroque painting and music. Beginning on Tuesday, 23. October and continuing until Sunday, 20. January 2002. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 18:00 and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Cité de la Musique, at the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 44 84 44 84.

Au Temps de Marcel Proust - an exhibition presenting more than 200 pieces from the François-Gérard Seligmann collection, mostly from the Musée Carnavaletposter: thtr gennevilliers's own collection. Focused on the Belle Epoque, with paintings of Paris of the period, with portraits of the real people Proust used as models in his prose. Paintings by Jean Béraud, Henri Somm and Abel Truchet. From Wednesday, 24. October until 20. January 2002. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint-Paul or Chemin Vert. Info. Tel.: 01 42 72 21 13.

Kannibals et Vahinés - how we looked at the south seas, as seen through popular literature from the end of the 18th century until now. With comics, cinema, travel magazines - from Jules Verne to Tintin. Starting on Wednesday, 24. October, until 18. February 2002. Daily from 10:00 to 17:30, except Tuesdays. At the Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, 293. Avenue Daumésnil, Paris 12. Métro: Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 44 74 85 00..

Le Plus Belles Robes du Cinéma - come from the collection of the Cinémathèque Française, and many have never been exhibited before. Illustrated with sketches, photos and film extracts. From Wednesday, 24. October until 24. February 2002. Except Mondays, open from 11:30 to 18:30. Pavillon des Arts, Porte Rambuteau, Terrace Lautréamont, 101. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet-Les Halles. InfoTel.: 01 42 33 82 50.

La Juif Errant - an exhibition around the legend, within other legends, of the 'Wandering Jew.' From Wednesday, 24. October until 24. February 2002. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and Sundays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel Saint-Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 53.

Les Défis du Vivant - is constituted by a series of exhibtions, divided into three grand themes, concerning the identity of man and the effects of industry, politics, social and ethical issues. From Wednesday, 24. October until 1. May 2002. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and until 19:00 on Sundays, closed on Mondays. At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 30. Avenue Corentin-Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 40 05 80 00.

Rencontres 2001 - seems to be a basket of dance, music, theatre, exhibitions and 'multimedia,' lasting from Wednesday 24. October until Sunday, 11. November. See the Cultures Urbaines Web site for details. In the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 001 40 03 75 75.

L'Atelier de Gilbert Boyer - is an installation based on a text by Zadkine and a voyage to Canada - Gilbert Boyer from Quebec explores the ties between public and private spaces. From Thursday, 25. October until 27. January 2002. From Tuesdayposter: expo, memoire engloutie, brunei to Sunday; from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Musée Zadkine, 100-bis. Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 91 90.

Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - only says 'Trapèze' but I think you'll know what it means. Beginning on Saturday, 27. October and continuing until 27. January. At 20:30 from Tuesday to Friday and 14:00 and 17:00 on Wednesday and Saturday, with 14:00 and 20:30 for Sundays. No shows on Monday and Thursday, except during school holidays when the show must go on. At the Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione, 110. Rue Amelot, Paris11. Métro: Filles-du-Calvaire. InfoTel.: 01 47 00 28 81.

International Cinema - holds a meeting or festival from Wednesday, 31. October until Sunday, 11. November. Check on times for screenings from Tuesday to Sunday, which are usually from 12:00 to 21:00. At the Forum des Images-Vidéothèque at he Forum des Halles, Porte Saint-Eustache. Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 44 76 62 00.

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