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Summer Is Near

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Sunday loungers on the edge of the Seine.

Open Doors, Tennis, Festivals

Paris:– Saturday, 30. April 2005:– Here we go again, a whole extra page for some of what's coming and for what I can catch that's going.

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La lacque contemporaine – 'un art de lumière' – involves lacquer, and the interesting décor objects than can result, sometimes humorous. Thisposter, herbie hancock, folies bergere begins on Tuesday, 10. May and continues until Saturday, 30. July. 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.

Atelier Adamson – considered one of the best digital printers, David Adamson has treated the portfolios of artists such as François–Marie Banier, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Adam Fuss, Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, Jack Pierson, Donald Sultan, Robert Rauschenberg and Wiliam Wegman. On view from Wednesday, 18. May until 18. September. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except 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.

Montparnasse Déporté, Artistes d'Europe – features 150 works by artists connected to Montparnasse, and deported between 1941 and 1945. Includes Soutine, Epstein, Max Jacob and Robert Desnos. To begin Wednesday, 11. May and continue until 2. October. Except Monday,open daily from 12:30 to 19:00. At the Musée du Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 00.

Belleville's Open Doors – Belleville's artists open hundreds of doors to their ateliersposter, voyage mystique, conciergerie for four afternoons from 15:00 to 21:00. Beginning on Friday, 20. May, continuing until Monday, 23. May. Headquarters last year were at 32. Rue de la Mare, Paris 20. Métro: Ménilmontant, walk uphill and turn left after the church. InfoTel.: 01 46 36 44 09.

3rd Biannual of Marionette Arts – a festival organized by the Théâtre de la Marionnette and the Villette park with French and foreign participation. From Monday, 23. May until Sunday, 12 June. At the Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Africa Remix – for the first time, a comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art from all of Africa, featuring a hundred artists in all their variety. Beginning Wednesday, 25. May and continuing until 15. August. In tandem, also see the works of Isaac Julien. Except Tuesday, from 11:00 to 21:00 daily, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Roland Garros – the annual neck–twisting grand slams happen as usual from Monday, 23 May until there's a big winner on Sunday, 5. June. At the Stade Roland Garros, 2. Avenue Gordon–Bennett, Paris 16. Métro: Porte d'Auteuil.

L'Homme et Ses Masques – features historic masks from the Barbier–Muller collection, and once owned by artists Derain, Vlaminck or Tzara. From Tuesday, 24. May until 28. August. Daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Jacquemart – Andre, 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 45 62 11 59.

8th Printemps des Rues – it's party time in the streets of Paris on the weekend of 28–29. May. Bring your dancing shoes and a friend with theirs. InfoTel.: 01 47 97 36 06.

Flash Festival – with Shockwave, get ready for awe and amazement unless youposter, roland garros, tennis are into this yourself. On two days only, Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29. May. Open from 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 48 24 96 45.

28th Foire Saint–Germain – features poetry and literature, antiques and old books, and theatre too, from Wednesday, 1. June until Sunday, 31. July. Everything happens around the Place Saint–Sulpice, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon or Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 43 29 61 04.

Shorties – includes Les Pestacles, for kids, at the Parc Floral from Wednesday, 1. June until 31. August. At the same location, the Paris Jazz Festival, is on from Saturday, 4. June until Sunday, 24. July. The now annual Marche des Fiertés Lesbiennes, Gaies, Bi et Trans! will roll loudly through Paris on Saturday, 25. June. Also annual, the Paris Cinéma festival will be happening from Wednesday, 29. June until Tuesday, 12. July. poster, charlot

Charlie Chaplin – on view in a photo exhibition entitled 'Un Comédien Voit le Monde.' This begins on Tuesday, 7. June and continues until 18. September. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, Tuesday evenings to 21:30, and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1, place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Place de la Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

Rugby Final – the final match in the French league may feature a Paris team this year, battling on grass against the fast and tough guys from the south. Guaranteed shocks and crunches, on Saturday, 11. June, at the Stade de France, in Saint–Denis. Métro: St. Denis–Porte de Paris or RER 'D' at Stade de France Saint–Denis. ResaTel.: 08 92 70 09 00.

24th Fête de la Musique – takes place on Tuesday, 21. June, all over Paris, and mostly for free. For details check the Fête de la Musique Web site.

La Collection Brasiliana – after 1808 foreign artists were welcome in Brazil and the result is here, with the aid of the Pinacothèque de Sao Paulo. This expo begins Tuesday, 28. June and continues until 27. November. 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.

Paris Plage, Summer 2005 – will be a replay of past summer's smash hits, to feature three kilometres of right–bank beach front beside the Seine especially for pedestrians, sunbathers, bikers, strollers, rollers – for four weeks from Thursday, 21. July to 31. August. Expect the small swimming pool to return this year, and there may be more cooling fog machines. There will also be palms, sand, deckchairs, entertainment and spots to dance, with some pétanque players, and 'clubs' for kids, as well as refreshment kiosks. Fishing and tango lessons will also be on the program. To be open 24 hours daily, but most entertainments will shut down at 23:00.

Foire de Paris – is Paris' annual jumbo home show, including its amazing inventors' exhibit, the Concours Lépine.poster, foire de paris This should never be missed even if it's clogged to the rafters, which it usually is at lunchtime. Beginning on Thursday, 12. May, until Sunday, 22. May. Open hours are usually 10:00 to 19:00. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

Airshow at Bourget – for airfans, even if you can't afford to buy your own jet fighter or an Airbus A380. This year from Monday, 13 June until Sunday, 19. June. Web site is called Air Show for more info, and InfoTel.: 01 53 23 33 33.

Dionysiac – an exhibition of first–show works by 14 artists, from Paul McCarthy to John Bock passing by Fabrice Hybert. The reference to Dionysus is from Nietzsche, and theposter, expo, la france romane answer is 'Yes!' Continuing until Monday, 9. 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.

Claude Rutault – takes over from Luciano Fabro to show a contemporary exhibit of works, around the theme of 'definition.' On view until Sunday, 15. May. Except Monday, open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Bourdelle, 18. Rue Antoine–Bourdelle, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 49 54 73 73.

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. To 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.

Jean–Luc Moulène and Tony Oursler – are two widely different photographers, who don't end up with the same results, but are here in the same place until Sunday, 22. May. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, Tuesday evenings to 21:30, and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1, place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Place de la Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

Loris Gréaud's 'Silence Goes More Quickly When Played Backwards' – will be a neat trick with his two videos, shown for the first time in Paris. On view until Sunday, 22. May. Open from Wednesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 19:00, on weekends from 11:00 to 19:00. Le Plateau, site of contemporary art creation. At the corner of the Rue des Alouettes and the Rue Carducci, Paris 19. Métro: Buttes–Chaumont. InfoTel.: 01 53 19 84 10.

François Villon, Paris Poet – a Parisian by birth, Villon represented the language, the humor, the way of life, luxury, misery, with a testament to the touchstones of the old city. Until Sunday, 22. May, from 10:00 to 19:00, but closed on Mondays. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 22. Rue Mahler, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 29 60.

Les Ateliers de Bouchard – an exhibition of photos of Bouchard at work at the Villa Médicis in Rome, in Montparnasse and at Auteuil. Exhibition continues until Friday, 27. May 2005. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 14:00 to 19:00, including 1. January. At the Musée Bouchard, 25. Rue de l'Yvette, Paris 16. Métro: Jasmin. InfoTel.: 01 46 47 63 46.

Les Juifs dans la Grande Guerre – a historical look back at the Jewish presence in World War 1. This continues until Sunday, 29. May. Except Saturdays, from 11:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed 1. May. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint–Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.

The War of the Crayons – this is a pictorial history of World War I, as drawn byposter, le rock dans tous ses etats the kids who lived through it. Continues until Sunday, 29. May. Open from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:00, but closed on Monday. At the Musée de Montmartre, 12. Rue Cortot, Paris 18. Métro: Lamarck–Caulaincourt. InfoTel.: 01 46 06 61 11.

Gustav Klimt, Papiers Erotiques – features 120 exceptional designs selected for their timeless theme of the nude and eroticism, Klimt's habitual universe. On view until Monday, 30. May. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Maillol – Fondation Dina Vierny, 59 – 61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Photographies du Louvre – by Patrick Faigenbaum and his atelier team consisting of Gabriel Costes, Antonin Etard, Elisabeth Gerl, Elin Jakobsdottir, Anne–Laure Perrin, Claire Soton, Julia Staniszewska and Lise Terdjman. Part two, until May, exhibits three aspects of Patrick Faigenbaum's own works. Until Monday, 30. May. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, Aile Sully–Salle de la Maquette. Principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.:01 44 78 75 26.

Catacombes – are closed for renovations until the sometime in the late spring. Catacombes de Paris, 1. Place Denfert Rochereau, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert–Rochereau InfoTel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

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