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Paris:– Saturday, 26. February 2005:– A little before the end of the month, this is not a full top–up of events, but a small collection of stray items that better be in here or you won't see them if I just don't get around to doing a full top–up of events. Also, below are links to the last full Scène columns.

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Salon de l'Agriculture – known to 'bonne bouffe' fans as the 'Beautiful Cow Show,' this annual hyper–event turns Paris into a farm again until Sunday, 6. March. Open hours are 9:00 to 19:00, and until 22:00 on Friday, 4. March. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

IVY Paris – has something artistic for you every Thursday, such as a vernissage this week or an opening for Benoit Boucherot's paintings the week after. Music is often on the bill too. From 19:00 to 23:00. IVY Paris, at 25. Rue Keller, Paris 11. Métro: Bastille or Ledru Rollin. InfoTel.: 06 26 08 87 16.

Joe Stanke – from Milwaukee, and for the first time in Paris, see this lithographer's painted photo realism with hints of surrealism, on custom made sculpted canvases, that trompe your oeil with wit and humor. Until about Saturday, 19. March. Atposter, beatles story the Galerie Felix Haloux, 54. Rue Saint–Louis–en–I'Ile, Paris 4. Métro: Pont Marie. InfoTel.: 01 40 46 05 58.

Beatles Story – the club's own Tomoko appears here as Yoko Ono, in this one–night stand that will take you back to your Beatles days, or nights. The show will be on stage at the Petit Journal Montparnasse on Wednesday, 9. March at 21:30. Like Yoko, Tomoko doesn't sing, but club member Renaud does, as do the other Beatles look–alikes. At 13. Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 43 21 56 70.

Irene Benavente, Art Photographer – does award–winning photos of flowers so real that they look like paintings, as you will see in her first exhibition in Paris. Beginning on Tuesday, 1. March, until Tuesday, 15. March. Except Sunday and Monday, from 14:30 to 19:00. At the Galerie Arcade Colette, in the Jardins du Palais Royal, 155. Galerie de Valois and 17. Rue de Valois, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 42 86 05 38.

From Seurat to Paul Klee – another one of the big–name face–offs, this one with finesse. Beginning on Thursday, 3. March and continuing until Sunday, 26. June. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. 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.

Jules Verne, le Roman de la Mer – on the centennial of Jules Verne's death, '20,000 Leagues Under Sea' is at the heart of this big show. Beginning onposter, expo, au temps des merveilleuses, carnavalet Wednesday, 9. March and until 30. August. From 10:00 to 18:00, except Tuesdays. At the Musée de la Marine, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 53 65 69 53.

Au Temps des Merveilleuses – the ten years between 1794 and 1804 are remembered more for style than names like 'Directoire' or 'Consulat,' both related to Napoléon. Lots of 'nouveaux' – 'riches' and 'pauvres,' and all marvelous. From Wednesday, 9. March until Sunday, 12. June. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin Vert. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 58 58.

Bacon and Picasso – one of the big–name face–offs, with sparks. Beginning on Tuesday, 15. March and continuing until Monday, 30. May. From 9:30 to 17:30, except on Tuesdays. Until 18:00 starting in April. At the Musée National Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5. Rue de Thorigny, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 25 21.

Out of Town Season – Washington DC is having a springtime for France called 'Paris On the Potomac.' Exhibitions include Berthe Morisot and her Impressionist friends at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Henri Toulouse–Lautrec and Montmartre at the National Gallery of Art, and Modigliani at The Phillips Collection, focusing on his time in Montparnasse. These, and 80 other 'Paris On the Potomac' events, continue until Wednesday, 31. May. For details, try the Web site.

Richard Linder – Adults Only – celebrate the reopening of this museum with an exhibition of the works of this Euro–American artist, having his first show since his retrospective in 1974. To begin on Tuesday, 15. February, to last until 12. June. From 10:00 to 18:00 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 55 31 95 67.

Mario Giacomelli, Photographer – the néo–réalist of the 20th century, in the photographer's unmistakable style. This continuesposter, expo, derniers temoins, auschwitz, birkenau until Sunday, 24. April. Except Monday, from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque Nationale, 58. Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2. Métro: Bourse. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59.

Like Dreams, Drawing – an exhibition that confronts modern and contemporary drawings with the 16th and 17th century works of the Italian school, therefore divided between the Louvre's Arts Graphics and the Centre Pompidou's Galerie d'Art Graphique. Set to start on Wednesday, 16. February and continue until Monday, 16. May. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Psy(k)é – is an exhibition of 200 psychedelic posters, dating from the '60s and '70s that sum up a generation jolted by rock and individual liberty. This continues until Sunday, 27. March. Except Mondays, from 11:00 to 18:00 weekdays, from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and from 10:00 to 21:00 on Wednesdays. At the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal–Louvre. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

Pharaoh – is an exhibition about who the Pharaohs were, with material from the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, and from the Louvre's collections. On view until Sunday, 10. April 2005. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés–Saint–Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.

Bartholdi, and the Builders of Liberty – for the centennial of Bartholdi's death, an exhibition about the building of the Statue of Liberty, placed in New York's harbor in October of 1886. Continuing until Sunday, 6. March. Open daily except Mondays and holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00, on Thursdays until 21:30. At the Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60. Rue Réaumur, Paris 3. Métro: Arts et Métiers. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 82 00.

Alberto Giacometti–Henri Cartier Bresson. – together in a photo exhibit, continuing until Sunday, 27. March. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, until 20:30 on Wednesdays, and from 11:00 to 18:45 on Saturdays. Evenings free. At the Fondation Henri Cartier–Bresson, 2. Impasseposter, musee art moderne, sort de ses murs Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaïté. InfoTel.: 01 56 80 27 00.<</P>

Stephen Shore – The Biographical Landscape – to be seen in Paris for the first time, showing influences of Warhol's '60s, Pop Art, Kerouac's writing and 'Easy Rider,' as well as photos by Bernd and Hilla Becher. To continue until Sunday, 20. March. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Jeu de Paume's Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Paris Insurgé, Paris Libéré – is an exhibition featuring many items concerning the Libération never displayed before. Continues until Sunday,10. April. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40. At the 'Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris–Musée Jean Moulin,' Jardin Atlantique, above the Gare Montparnasse. Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 40 64 39 44.

Batobus – has resumed its transport service on the Seine, following its usual loop from the Tour Eiffel to the upstream end of the Ile Saint–Louis, making eight stops. Until 17. March, from 10:30 to 16:30. Then from 10:00 to 19:00 until 21. April when the full season starts. Until the end of September, the Batobus cruises its loops until 22:00, with 15 to 30 minutes between boats.

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