"Americus Robustus" by Luzerne Odell


"Moulin Rouge" by Mary Blake


"Histoire d'encre" by Annik Brunet


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The Information Center at the American Church in Paris with its data base of information on organizations, services and activities is now open. Mon through Thu 10am to 1pm, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e. Metro Invalides.


WICE in April:  Educate your palate and discover with us the wines of the Côtes de Bergerac. Apr 9, 180F members/210F others;

Writers' Forum, Apr 20, 50F; French/English Conversation Group; art classes and more. Call WICE for further information, tel:


If You Really Loved Me, a one day workshop led by Jill Bourdais,  a couples counselor who also teaches relationship skills-building seminars. Apr 10 from 10am to 5:30pm, the American Church in Paris, 7e, Metro Invalides, tel:, 250F.


Book sale. American Library in Paris. Apr 18, 1-5:30pm, 10, rue du Général Camou, 7e, tel:


Wine Tasting "Five Red Wines from Five Regions" by Sarah Crawford-Najafi, winebroker. Apr 29, 7:30pm, Berlitz France, 35, av Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8e, reservation before Apr 26, tel:, email,, 240F includes wine and cold buffet.


FACTS, which sponsors free AIDS counseling, treatment and support, offers focus groups to HIV+ people free of charge.  Information on immigration law, access to medication, healthcare. Apr 29, 7:30pm, tel: FACTS to register



New York painter Luzerne Odel. Figurative paintings with a neo-surrealist imagination. Apr 1, Musée Atelier Adzak, 3, rue Jonquoy, 14e.


Fine art prints by contemporary artists working in various techniques will be on show at WICE all month, 20, bd du Montparnasse, 15e; Vernissage Apr 7, 7:30pm.


Experimental multifaceted portraits by American sculptor Lesleigh. To Apr 30, Espace Carole Brimaud, 118, rue Vieille du Temple, 4e, tel:


Mary Blake's "Montmartre." Recent paintings of the markets at rue Lepic and rue des Abbesses plus pastel drawings of dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Apr 2-30, Le Select café, 99, bd du Montparnasse, 14e, Metro Vavin, tel:


Kris DiGiacomo exhibits paintings, drawing and photography. Apr 7-30, 11:30am to 22:30pm, Café-Restaurant Gaudeamus, 47, rue de la Montagne Ste-Geneviève, 5e; vernissage Apr 7, 6-8pm.


"Distance Intime." Three American experimental photograpers, Sarah Drury, Annik Brunet and Karen Shasha, show recent work. To Apr 11, Art et Empreintes, 101, av de la Bourdonnais, 7e, tel:


Ksénia Sic exhibits her colorful and imaginative paintings. Apr 15 to May 25, at the Hôtel Itinéraires, 19, rue S. Allende, Nanterre, RER Nanterre Préfecture, tel:


Patty Lurie exhibits recent paintings. Apr 15 to May 4, Sorbonne, Galerie Soufflot, 12,  pl du Panthéon, 5e; vernissage Apr 15, 4:30-8:30pm.


Natacha Garance exhibits drawings taken from her collection of flowers, leaves and fruit. Vernissage includes classical flute and piano music played by Eric and Theresa Dégardin, Apr 30,  7-10pm, American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou, 7e, Metro Ecole Miltaire.



Conservatoire Américain students present "The Wizard of Oz," a bilingual musical comedy. Apr 7 & 11, 4:30pm, Auditorium St-Germain, 4, rue Félibien, 6e, Metro Mabillon, tel:, tickets: children 40F, adults 100F.


Manda Djinn performs in a  solo gospel recital organized by the Necker Pasteur branch of the Lions Club in aid of the Institut Pasteur's immunologial research program, Apr 10, 8:30pm, American Church in Paris, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, Metro Invalides, tickets:  130F/80F.


Free classical concerts at the American Church in Paris. Apr 11, Raj Bhimani, piano; Apr 18, Charles Whitfield, baritone; Apr 25, Louis de Beyre, baritone, 6pm, 65, quai d'Orsay, Metro Invalides, 7e.


The Paris Choral Society, conducted by Edward J. Tipton, presents Orff's "Carmina Burana." Apr 11 at 5pm, Apr 12 at 8:45pm, the American Cathedral, 23, av George V, 8e, Metro George V or Alma-Marceau, tickets: 75F.


Guitarist Paul Davies plays  songs from his new CD Apr 23, 8pm, the American Church in Paris, 65 quai d'Orsay, 7e, Metro Invalides.


Guitarist Tom Xavier plays Blues, Bebop and Broadway. Sun, 7pm, Flann O'Brien Irish Pub, 6, rue Bailleul, 1er, Metro Louvre.



Teatime is Talktime !  Conversational exchange group. Sat, 5-8pm, Metro St-Michel, for info, call Véronique or Michael:


Café Philosophique. Apr 7, 7pm, Café de Flore, 172, bd St-Germain, 6e, Metro St-Germain-des-Prés. Numerous other evenings scheduled, tel: Gale Prawda,


Café Philosophique, a philosophical discussion group in English. Apr 11 & 25, 11am, Café de l'Industrie, 16, rue St-Sabin, 11e, Metro Bastille/Bréguet-Sabin.


"Changing Places,"  poetry and talk with Derry O'Sullivan, Sean and John O'Leary. Apr 19, 7pm,Carr's Restaurant and Pub, 1, rue du Mont-Thabor, 1er, Metro Tuileries.



Dear Conjunction Theater Company  presents Yasmina Reza's international success, "Art," to Apr 3, followed by "Dear Bunny Dear Volodya," adapted by Terry Quinn, Apr 5-10, 7pm; "Rough for Theatre I, That Time, Footfalls," short plays by Samuel Beckett, Apr 13-24, 7pm; "Dumped" by Daragh Carville, Apr 27-May 8, 7pm, Théâtre du Petit Hébertot, 78 bis, bd des Batignolles, 17e, Metro Villiers/Rome, tel:, tickets; 100F/70F/50F.


English comedy by Bill Bailey, Apr 4-6, 8:30pm, and Ian Cognito, Apr 18-20, 8:30pm, Hôtel du Nord, 101, quai de Jemmapes, 10e, tickets: 100F/80F.


Maria Irene Fornes' "Dr. Kheal" teams up with Dario Fo/Franca Rame's "The Same Old Story" in a double-bill of short plays presented by La Compagnie du Horla, "Dr. Kheal" and "The Same Old Story," directed by Jodi Forrest, with Dana Westberg and Judith Burnet, till Apr 29, Tue-Thu, 9pm, Théâtre des 3 Bornes, 32, rue des Trois Bornes, 11e, M? Parmentier, 50F, tel:


The Taming of the Shrew is presented by The Anglo-French Theatre Project. Apr 6 to May 1, Tue-Sat, 9pm, Bouffon Théâtre, 26/28, rue de Meaux, 19e, Metro Colonel Fabien, tel:


Break a leg theater presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by Jeffrey Bracco. Apr 10-17, 8:30pm, Théâtre Paris Vincennes, 37, rue de Montreuil, Vincennes,  tel:, 80F/50F.



Holy week devotions at the American Church in Paris. To Apr 2, morning prayer, 9am; Mon-Wed evening prayer, 6:45pm; Maundy Thusday service, 7:30pm, with the American Church in Paris choir concert performing Haydn Mass; Apr 2 Good Friday Service, 7:30pm;  Easter Sunday sunrise service, 7:30am on the quai d'Orsay; Easter breakfast, 8:15am; Easter worship, 9:15 and 11am; 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, Metro Invalides, tel:


Holy week and Easter at the American Cathedral. Apr 1, 9:15am morning prayer, 12:30pm Eucharist, 7pm Maundy Thusday service; Apr 2, Good Friday, 9:15am morning prayer, 11:30am stations of the cross, noon Good Friday service; Apr 3, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 6:30pm; Apr 4, Easter, Holy Eucharist 9 and  11am; 23, av George V, 8e, Metro Alma Marceau/George V, tel:


St. George's Anglican Church. Apr 1, Maundy Thusday mass, 7:30pm; Good Friday, 7:30pm service; Apr 3, Easter Eve service, 10pm; Apr 4, 10:30pm, sung Eucharist; 7, rue d'Aguesseau, 8e, Metro Madeleine, tel:


St. Michael's Church. Apr 1, Maundy Thusday, Holy Communion Service, 7:30pm; Apr 2, Good Friday meditation and prayer, 7:30pm; Apr 4, Easter Day, Sunrise Service in the Tuileries, 7am,  Holy Communion, 9:45am, 11:30am and 6:30pm; 5, rue d'Aguesseau, 8e, Metro Madeleine, tel:




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