Try and Take a Pick

photo: rue lepic, montmartre

The busy Rue Lepic, from the Place Blanche.

For September and October

Paris:- Saturday, 7. September 2002:- If this huge page loads before you fall asleep, you will see that there is more going on here than is supposed to be normal. Take your pick.



Squatts d'Artistes - means 'art-squat' but this is hardly a typical example because it lasts for a fixed period 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.

Jazz à la Villette - has changed its nameposter: expo, lieux communs au femmes pluriel, maison balzac from 'Villette Jazz Festival' but it's the same good music. This year, 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.

La Force de l'Esprit - is an exhibition by 30 modern artists, to benefit research for Alzheimer's disease, sponsored by the Eisai pharmaceutical firm. Until Saturday, 21. September, from 10:30 to 18:30. At the Espace Cardin, 1-3. Avenue Gabriel, Paris 8. Métro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 46 28 35 72.

Modes à Suivre 2 - is a showcase for 45 new and young clothing designers, perhaps offering a look at tomorrow's big names. 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.

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 daily 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.

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.

Bohêmes - takes place within the Festival Ile-de-France this year, which means it is not only in Paris. Something like 37 events are planned, continuing until mid-October. Some transfer buses from Paris will be available for out-of-town locations. In Paris and the Ile-de-France region. InfoTel.: 01 58 71 01 01.

Marc Chagall - important works are featured in an exhibition, 'Hadassah, de l'Esquisse au Vitrail,' until Sunday, 15. September. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and on 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 60.

Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel - is also known as how western gardens looked at the end of the middle ages. Continues until Monday, 16. September, from 9:15 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:45, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée de Moyen Age, 6. Place Paul Painlevé, Paris 5. Métro: Cluny-La Sorbonne. InfoTel.: 01 53 73 78 16.

Art ou Nature? - the outdoor part of this exhibition in the Luxembourg garden near the Orangerie continues until Saturday, 21 September. At the garden entry at 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon or Saint-Suplice. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 33 99.

Bertrand Lavier - covers some area between painting and sculpture, while Philippeposter: salon, mondial de l'auto, 2002 Parreno is more multiplex, using everything he gets his hands on. Both until Sunday, 22. September. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40; until 18:45 on weekends. At Paris' Musée d'Art Moderne, 11. Avenue Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 53 67 40 80.

Un Maïtre du Portrait - means Arnold Newman's photographs of everybody famous, to be admired until Sunday, 22. September. 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. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 30 60.

Daniel Buren - is featured in a major and extraordinary exhibition stretching out to Monday, 23. September. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33. On view for free, see Buren's columns in the courtyard of the Palais-Royal.

Ingres - 'Les Cartons de Vitraux,' 25 of them from the Louvre's collection, are on view continuing until Monday, 23. September. Open from 9:00 to 17:30 and until 21:30 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. The Musée du Louvre, Pyramide entry, Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

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.

Minä Sinä Me - is an exhibition featuring works by the Finnish photographers Marjaana Kella, Pekka Turunen and Heli Rekula. This exhibition begins on Friday, 13. September and continues until Wednesday, 22. December. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30. To be at the Centre Photographique d'Ile-de-France, 107. Avenue de la République, in Pontault Combault. By SNCF train for 30 minutes from Gare de l'Est, in the direction of Tournan or Coulommiers and get off at Emerainville or Pontault-Combault. InfoTel.: 01 70 05 49 80.

Chano, un Cubain à New York - is possibly, a 'big show.' After a spring season, 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. It starts at 13:00 from the Place Denfert-Rochereau. Paris 14. Destination is the Place de la Bastille. To start, 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 shuttle-buses to La Courneuve's big park. Entry, 10euro 3 sign for the three days.

More Coming Events, Exhibitions, Salons

Giulio Cesare - Georg Friedrich Händel's opera opens on Monday, 16. September at 19:00. Other 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 theposter: expo, finnish photos, photo pekka turunen 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.

Photo © Pekka Turunen

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.

Festival Art Outsiders - is assumed to be a photographic exhibition, but without further details. Beginning on Wednesday, 18, September, it continues until Sunday, 20. October. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:30. 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.

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 Kôngo - or 'Les Bois Sacrés d'Hélènon,' 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 view from Wednesday, 18. September, until 19. January 2003. Open daily from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00. Free entry 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 - featuring mostly deco and furniture. 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 - leans more towards pieces of art, some in ornate frames by Dimitri. See the big time at the Biennale des Antiquaries, beginning on Friday, 20. September too, 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 ballet '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 mostposter: cirque kayassine, les arts sauts of France's treasures - some only on public view for this weekend. On Saturday, 21. September and Sunday, 22. September. Check the Min. Cult Web site for some details, after Monday, 16. September. InfoTel.: 01 40 15 37 37.

Festival d'Automne - details are slight 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. Reservations 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 everlasting big hits, playing yet again in this century. Beginning on Thursday, 26. September, and continuing until 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.: 01 48 78 28 71.

Les Olivades de Paris - is a 'major event' which may have something to do with olives, but mainly concerns Mediterranean foods. 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.


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