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In September, October

Paris:- Saturday, 17. August 2002:- With everything that is already 'on' here, this somewhat shorter version of the week's 'Scene' column contains a list of coming events and exhibitions, mostly beginning in September.

See this week's regular 'Scene' column for all of the rest of this summer's events and exhibitions that are continuing, mostly for the rest of August.

URLs for summer-only but still active 'Scene' pages can be found at the end of this column. Ignore all listed events that are over and gone forever.

3euro 3 sign for Everybody - means the same price for everybody, at 86 Paris cinemas with 372 screens. But three days only - from Sunday, 25. August until Tuesday, 27. August. Get ready for popcorn!

Itinerant Festival - starts out with 'Scaramouche' in the Arènes de Montmartre on Wednesday, 28. August and continues until Sunday while 'Donna Giovanni' beginsposter: gospel dream, new morning, temple de la bastille the same day in the courtyard of the Mairie of the 2nd arrondissement. Two other shows follow in September, with 'Capitaine Fracasse' in the Arènes and the 'Lovers of Verona' in the courtyard of the Mairie of the 9th. Get info from the Arènes de Montmartre, Rue Chappe, Paris 18. Métro: Abbesses. InfoTel.: 01 48 40 27 71.

Jazz à la Villette - has changed its name from 'Villette Jazz Festival' but it's the same good music. This year, from Friday, 6. September until Saturday, 14. September. At the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 44 84 44 84.

Modes à Suivre 2 - is a showcase to 45 new and young clothing designers, perhaps offering a look at tomorrow's big names. From Friday, 6. September until Wednesday, 18. September, from 10:00 to 18:00, except Mondays. At the Musée Galliera, 10. Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 86 00.

Musique Sur Seine - although this 4th edition is 'reporté' the dates given are Friday, 6. September until Sunday, 8. September, which may be new ones. Hours are from 14:00 to 22:30. At Paris' marina called Paris Arsenal, 11. Boulevard de la Bastille, Paris 12. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 56 53 93 92.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's big hit opera is playing again, beginning at 19:30 on Monday, 9 September. Other dates in September are the 12, 16, 18, and the 24th. The time for Sunday, 22. September is 15:00. If the program is correct, this opera returns for 12 more dates, from May to July 2003. At the Opéra Bastille, 2-bis, Place de la Bastille, Paris 12. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 08 92 69 78 68.

Sur la Corde Rêve - as performed by the Quatuor. From Tuesday, 10. September until 5. January 2003. Except on Mondays, times are 20:30 and at 16:00 on Sundays. At the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, 4. Rue Monsigny, Paris 2. Métro: Quatre-Septembre. InfoTel.: 01 42 96 92 42.

Squatts d'Artistes - means 'art-squat' but here is hardly a typical example because it lasts exactly from Tuesday, 10. September until Wednesday, 2. October - from noon to midnight, from Tuesday to Sunday. Entry: 3 or 5euro 3 sign. At the Palais de Tokyo, 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 52 00.

Lieux Communs au Féminin Pluriel - Balzac's literary ladies were hardly models - they tended to be monsters, with good souls. Shown here in this exhibition of caricatures, by Monnier and Gavarni. From Wednesday, 11. September until Sunday, 17. November, from 10:00 to 17:40 except on Mondays. At the Maison de Balzac, 47. Rue Raynouard, Paris 16. Métro: Passy or La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 55 74 41 80.

Max Beckmann - is a ' Peinture dans l'Histoire' who is worth a major exhibition from Thursday, 12. September until Monday, 6. January 2003. From 11:00 to 21:00 dailyposter: hysteria, theatr marigny except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Kayassine - after its world tour, Kayassine puts on its elaborate aerial ballet, beginning on Thursday, 12. September, until Sunday, 20. October. Thursday to Saturday at 20:30 and at 17:00 on Sunday. On the Pelouse de Reuilly in the Bois de Vincennes. Paris 12. Métro: Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 48 91 81 71.

Paris With a View - is a paraphrase of the photographic exhibition 'Paris au Plus Haut des Cieux,' which shows Philippe Muraro's affection for high places in the city. The series, begun in 1999, is not yet finished. On view from Friday, 13. September until Thursday, 31. October, from 10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. At the location of the Cultural Affairs direction of the Ville de Paris in the Hôtel d'Albret, 31. Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 84 00. No entry charge.

Chano, un Cubain à New York - is possibly, a 'big show.' On during the spring, it returns on Friday, 13. September and continues until Sunday, 29. September. Weekday shows at 20:00, Saturdays at 21:00 and on Sundays at 16:30. No show on Mondays. At the Opéra Comique, 1. Place Boïeldieu, Paris 2. Métro: Richelieu-Drouot. InfoTel.: 08 25 00 00 58.

Techno Parade - just when I thought this was replaced by something else, here it is, back again. Thank you, Jack Lang! On Saturday, 14. September. Destination is the Place de la Bastille. Starts at 13:00 from the Place Denfert-Rochereau. Paris 14. Métro: Denfert-Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 42 47 84 76.

Fête de l'Humanité - is the newspaper's and the Communist Party's 'welcome back from holidays' annual three-day rock-and-folks' party featuring artists like Tito Fuentes. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 13, 14 and 15. September. Take the RER 'B' to Le Bourget and look for transport to La Courneuve's big park. Entry, 10euro 3 sign for the three days.

Giulio Cesare - Georg Friedrich Händel's opera opens on Monday, 16. September at 19:00. Otherposter: musee maillol dates are 19, 24, 27, 30. September and 11. and 14. October. The time for Sunday, 6. October is 14:30. At the Opéra Garnier, 1. Place de l'Opéra, Paris 9. Métro: Opéra. InfoTel.: 08 92 69 78 68.

Les Contes d'Hoffman - by Jacques Offenbach have their times too and these are all at 19:30 on Tuesday, 17. September, plus 19, 24, 27. and 30. September and 4, 7, 9. and 17. October. The time for Sunday, 13. October is 15:00. At the Opéra Bastille, 2-bis, Place de la Bastille, Paris 12. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 08 92 69 78 68.

Questions d'Etiquettes - is an exhibition featuring commercial labels, from the 18th century to our time. From Tuesday, 17. september until Saturday, 28. December. From Tuesday to Saturday; from 13:30 to 20:00. At the Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens,1. Rue Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont Marie InfoTel.:01 42 78 14 60.

Manet - Velasquez - examines the 'Spanish manner' in the 19th century, in this big show beginning on Wednesday, 18. September and continuing until Sunday, 6. January 2003. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and 9:00 to 18:00 on Sundays, but it's all closed on Monday. At the Musée d'Orsay, entry at 62. Rue de Lille, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

Dancer - is the title of an exhibition of photographs by Irving Penn, on view from Wednesday, 18. September until Sunday, 20. October. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except holidays, and Monday and Tuesday. 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 00.

Le Geste Kongo - is a new exhibition of 'Nikisi' and 'Minkisi' - which are statuettes, singular or plural, done by the Kongo and their immediate neighbors in Africa. On viewposter: expo, geste kongo, musee dapper from Wednesday, 18. September, until January. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00. Entry charge but free on the last Wednesday of the month. At the Musée Dapper, 35. Rue Paul-Valéry, Paris 16. Métro: Etoile, Victor Hugo or Kléber. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 01 50.

Vivez Nature - is a biofood salon for biofood-hungry people. From Thursday, 19. September until Monday, 23. September. From 11:00 to 19:30 and stretching out to 21:30 on Friday. At the Espace Champerret, 6. Rue Jean-Oestreicher; Paris 17. Métro: Porte de Champerret. InfoTel.: 03 86 78 19 20.

Antique Salon at Auteuil - dates are from Friday, 20. September until Monday, 30. September are hours are 11:00 to 20:00 daily. Antiquaires à Auteuil, Espace Auteuil, 1. Place de la Porte Auteuil, Paris 16. Métro: Porte d'Auteuil. InfoTel.: 01 45 61 05 35.

XXI Biennale des Antiquaries - is another commercial antiques show, beginning on the same date, but ending on Sunday, 29. September. From 11:00 to 23:00, and from 11:00 to 20:00 on Sundays. At the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 44 51 74 74.

Walking Around the Luxembourg - with an exhibition titled 'Victor Hugo Promeneur du Luxembourg,' beginning on Saturday, 21. September and continuing until Friday, 6. December. Quite a long walk. Entry by the Rue de Médicis, to the Jardin Du Luxembourg. Paris 6. Métro: RER Luxembourg. No other info about this as yet.

Gala des Etoiles du XXI Century - these 'stars' are featured on three dates, Saturday, 21. September at 20:00, Sunday, 22. September at 15:00 and on Monday, 23. September at 20:00. At the Théâtre des Champs- Elysées, 15. Avenue Montaigne, Paris 8. Métro: Rond-Point. InfoTel.: 01 49 52 50 50.

Matisse - Picasso - will probably be a big show featuring these two painters, because it will last from Sunday, 22. September until Monday, 6. January 2003. As usual, advance tickets are required for mornings from 10:00 to 13:00. Otherwise open from 10:00 to 19:15 and until 21:15 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs Elysées-Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

19th Journées du Patrimonie - means open doors and free entries for France's treasures, on Saturday, 21. September and Sunday, 22. September. Check the Min. Cult Web site for some details. After 16. September, InfoTel.: 01 40 15 37 37.

Festival d'Automne - there are no details yet for the 31st edition of this multi-everything series of events, lasting from Monday, 23. September until Sunday, 22. December. Throughout Paris. InfoTel.: 01 53 45 17 00.

Jeunes Talents Cirque - is a competition for young circus artists, scheduled to be held from Monday, 23. September until Saturday, 28. September. Reservationsposter: fondation cartier are necessary. At the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, 21. Boulevard Jourdan, Paris 14. Métro: Porte d'Orléans or RER Cité Universitaire. InfoTel.: 01 43 13 50 50.

Danses de Corée - more dancing, again for three performances. This is part of the Festival d'Automne program. The times are all at 20:00 and the dates are Monday to Wednesday, 23. to 25. September. At the Théâtre du Châtelet, 1. Place du Châtelet, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet. InfoTel.: 01 40 28 28 40.

Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris - with choreography by Roland Petit and Jerome Robbins. Dates are Wednesday and Thursday, 25. and 26. September at 19:30, plus Saturday, 28. September, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1. and 2. October, and Friday and Saturday, 4. and 5. October, all at 19:30. Finally, on Sunday, 29. September, at 15:00. At the Opéra Garnier, 1. Place de l'Opéra, Paris 9. Métro: Opéra. InfoTel.: 08 92 69 78 68.

Fête des Jardins - takes place this year from Tuesday, 24. september until Sunday, 29. September. I suppose, during the hours when gardens are open. Throughout Paris. InfoTel.: 08 20 00 75 75.

Cirque Dessaccorde - does 'Les Oiseaux - Le Bord de la Monde' from Wednesday, 25. September until Sunday, 20. October. At 16:00 on Sundays, the rest of the time except Mondays and Tuesdays at 20:30. At the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Ballet Frankfurt - has a four day run, from Wednesday, 25. September until Saturday, 28. September, at 20:30. At the Théâtre National de Chaillot, 1. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 53 65 30 00.

La Flute Enchantée - is another one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's big hits, playing yet again in this century. Beginning on Thursday, 26. September through to Sunday, 10. October, at 20:30 from Tuesday to Saturday and at 15:30 on Sunday. Out at the tent of the Cirque Alexis Gruss, on the Pélouse de Madrid, Allée de la Reine Marguerite, in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. InfoTel.: 0148 78 28 71.

Les Olivades de Paris - is a 'major event' which may have something to do with olives, but may not. Anyway, from Thursday, 26. September to Sunday, 29. September, from 10:00 to 20:00. At Bercy Village, 1. Cour Saint-Emilion, Paris 12. Métro: Cour Saint-Emilion. InfoTel.: 01 40 02 90 80.

Court Circuit - is a salon featuring young creators, on show from Friday, 27. September until Sunday, 29. September. From 10:00 to 21:00 except Friday, 27. September when it starts at 15:00. At the Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, 48. Rue Vielle-du-Temple, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 06 75 09 75 49.

Mondial de l'Automobile 2002 - it is Paris' turn to hold the biannual 'World' Motor Show, which features the world's latest wheeled creations. If you like shiny, clean cars with no milage that you may have not seen before, this is the place to see them if you don't mind huge crowds, all kicking the tires together. This year, beginning on Saturday, 28. September, until Sunday, 13. October. At Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles.

Open Doors, La Garde Républicaine - on Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29. September, from 9:00 to 18:00. Find the Garde Républicaine at 18. Boulevard Henri-IV, Paris 4. Métro: Sully-Morland. InfoTel.: 01 49 96 13 26.

La Nuit des Tziganes - actually lasts longer than one night, because of its gypsy nature. On Saturday, 28. September beginning at 20:30 and on Sunday, 29. September at 16:00. At the Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione, 110. Rue Amelot, Paris 11. Métro: Filles-du-Calvaire. ResaTel.: 01 47 00 28 81.

Virade de l'Espoir - first 'Olivades' and now 'Virade,' to include two words not in my dictionaries. Whatever it is, it happens on Sunday, 29. September from 11:00 to 18:00, in Paris and all over France. Maybe the Web site can help. InfoTel.: 01 40 78 91 91.

Don Giovanni - will be opera under the stars, playing during three evenings inposter: musee sante des armees, val de grace September, at the château of Vaux Le Vicomte. Vaux Le Vicomte is 55 kilometres southeast of Paris near Maincy, just a bit east of Melun. InfoTel.: 01 64 14 41 90.

Paris-Versailles - is not a duel but a marathon and this is its 27th edition. Starting time is 10:00 on Sunday, 29. September and the pole position is under the Tour Eiffel. Paris 7. Métro: Bir-Hakeim, Trocadéro or Ecole Militaire. InfoTel.: 01 30 21 10 25.

Rowboat Race Across Paris - actually involves, I think, the spiffy little skiffs where a guy sits in back with a megaphone telling the scullers they'll be thrown in if they don't shift the oars faster. From 8:00 to 12:00 on Sunday, 29. September. The French word 'Aviron' sums it up. Location - on the Seine of course. InfoTel.: 01 48 75 79 10.

Theatre Season Openers - include Sarah by John Murell, L'Homme en Question by Félicien Marceau, Speaking In Tongues - 'Les Couleurs de la Vie' - by Andrew Bovell, Savannah Bay by Marguerite Duras, Le Dearroi de Monsieur Peters by Arthur Miller, Une Nuit Arabe by Roland Schimmelpfennig, Le Regard by Murry Schisgal, Nuit d'Ivresse by Josiane Balasko, Hysteria by Terry Johnson, Le Limier by Anthony Shaffer and Minetti by Thomas Bernhard. The earliest date is Tuesday, 3. September and some pieces continue until early next year.

Opéras - start a new season in Paris at their locations in the Palais Garnier and at the Place de la Bastille. For both opera and ballet, check the Web site, or call Toll InfoTel.: 08 36 69 78 68.

Constantin Guys - painted Paris ladies who were sometimes over-painted themselves, from 1860 to 1880, and this exhibition shows about 100 of his works from Paris' collections. From Tuesday, 8. October until Sunday, 5. January 2003, from 10:00 to 18:00poster: centre pompidou daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique - Hôtel Scheffer Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Saint-Georges, Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 48 74 95 38.

Henry Clarke - Fashion Photographer - Clarke started as a 'gofer' at Vogue's New York studio, but began his real career in Paris with an exclusive contract with Condé-Nast in 1951. Working at the top until 1991, he left his works to the Musée Galliera. This year's 'Mois de la Photo' sees 200 of Clarke's works being exhibited for the first time. From Friday, 25. October until 2. March 2003 from 10:00 to 18:00, except Mondays. At the Musée Galliera, 10. Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 86 00.

Extra, summer-only events are listed on the 'Scenes d'Eté' page in an earlier issue. For continuing outdoor 'Scenes,' take a look at Scene 3 - Paris Outdoors, with day-by-day listings. Find this week's current events on the regular Scene page, within this issue.

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