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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.


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