Ealy Mays Painting
by Kara Schenk
English Speaking Paris
Toastmasters 75 Meet to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership
skills. Dec 2, 14, 7:30pm, 122, rue St-Dominique, 7e, tel: 01.56.24.38.63.
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Network International Anglophone health professionals sponsor American Red Cross CPR
class. Dec 2, 9am to 2pm. First Aid class Dec 7, 9am to 2pm, The
American School of Paris, 41, rue Pasteur. Mº St-Cloud, tel: 01.47.66.50.85.
WICE, presents Would you repeat that? a talk by Chuck Hitner, Dec 3, 5:15pm and a free playreading
of The Vase, Dec 8, 8pm. WICE, 20, bd du Montparnasse, 15e, Mº Duroc, free.
(As part of the season of goodwill, WICE is organizing a collection
of food for the homeless. All non-perishable goods accepted. Tel:
AARO (Association of American Residents Overseas) hosts a talk by
the Latvian Ambassador to France, Madame Sandra Kalniete, on her life and struggle to achieve independence for Latvia.
Dec 9, 6:30 to 8:15pm, the Tallyand Building, 2, rue St-Florentin,
8e, Mº Concorde, tel: 01.42.04.09.38, contribution 100F.
The movie discussion group at the American Church gets funny in December with Michael Moores
documentary The big One and Spike Jones ultra-strange comedy
Being John Malkovich. See one or both at your convenience, then
join the group for discussion. Dec 16, 7:30pm, 65, quai dOrsay,
TESOL France and the British Council sponsor a Saturday forum to discuss training
possibilities and language teaching opportunities, Dec 11, the
British Council, 6-11, rue Constantine, 7e, tel: 01.45.81..75.91,
LAcadémie Américaine de Danse à Paris. Bilingual dance school
presents The Nutcracker, a performance by and for children, Dec 18, 4pm, 6, rue Albert
de Lapparant, 7e, tel: 01.56.08.14.26.
Bloom While You Work A Saturday seminar for recently-arrived employees designed to
ease the transition to French professional and social life, Jan
22, The American Church in Paris, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, Mº Invalides,
tel: 01.43.34.80.60, contribution 120F.
Business Art An exhibition of abstract paintings by Ghoncheh Haery. The American
Chamber of Commerce in France, 156, bd Haussmann, 8e, Mº St-Philippe-du-Roule.
Vux dArtistes presents the original work of over 100 professional artists with
proceeds going to the Childrens Corner unit at lHôpital Trousseau.
Dec 1-11, noon to 10pm. Anglo/Anglophile night Dec 9, 5-10pm,
17, rue Commines, 3e.
Rod Prossers portraits and landscape papercuttings, Dec 12-30, Café Mineschola, 267,
rue St-Jacques, 5e, tel: 01.43.25.74.20.
Call Girl 01.44.43.21.65 An installation/performance commenting on the sex industry by
Toronto artist Nadine Norman. Dec 16 to Jan 8, Canadian Cultural
Center, 5, rue de Constantine, 7e, tel: 01.44.46.21.90.
Ealy Mays exhibits recent work. Dec 17 to Jan 15, 8pm, 18, rue de lHôtel
de Ville, tel: 01.42.61.39.35.
The Center for Awareness and Action presents two all-day weekend
workshops. Jan 29, Discovering Your Natural Genius and Jan 30 Finding your Writing Voice, both led by American journalist Diane Covington. Tel: 01.43.20.09.46.
Metaphysical Café resumes its activities in January. Spiritual topics are discussed
in English, led by Jane Grey Ph.D. Proceeds go to UNICEF. tel:
Philosophical dinner The Café Philosophique focuses on the theme: Business Ethics:
Myth or Reality?, Dec 14, 7:30pm, then looks at Human Rights,
on Jan 25 at 7:30pm. CanardAvril, 5, rue Paul Lelong, 2e, Mº
Bourse, tel: 01.40.95.05.67, participation 225F/200F.
Café Philosophique Philosophical discussions on classical themes, led in English
by Gale Prawda Ph.D. Identity, Dec 19, 6pm; Emotions, Jan
16, 6pm, Les 7 Lézards, 10, rue des Rosiers, 4e, Mº St-Paul, tel:
01.40.95.05.67, participation 30F/20F.
Arts & Crafts Festival. Over 75 artists and artisans showing and selling original works
and one-of-a-kind gifts. Free admission, lunch, and snacks available.
Sat, Dec 4, 11am to 6pm, The American Church in Paris, 65, quai
d'Orsay, 7e, Mº Invalides, tel: 01.40.62.05.07.
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, a holiday tradition at the American Cathedral. Readings, carols
by the Cathedral Choir and carols and hymns sung by all. Sun,
Dec 5 and Sat, Dec 11, 5pm, The American Cathedral, 23, av George
V, 8e, Mº George V or Alma Marceau, free.
Christmas Carol Service, followed by an Irish evening held Dec 10, 8pm at St. Patricks
Chapel, the Irish College, 5, rue des Irlandais, 5e, tel: 01.45.35.59.79.
Candlelight Christmas Concerts presented by The American Church Choir and The ACP Bronze Ringers,
directed by Fred Gramann, featuring The Christmas Cantata by
Daniel, Pinkham, Dec 12, 4pm, 7:30pm, The American Church in
Paris, 65, quai dOrsay, 7e, Mº Invalides, 100F/50F.
The American Womens Group hosts a holiday brunch, Dec 13, 10am to 1pm, tel: 0156.68.04.28
Bluegrass Dec 2, 8:30pm, Foyer des Arts et Loisirs, 12, av Foch, La Garenne
Colombes (92), tel: 01.30.53.31.33, 100F.
Sonny Condell Irish acoustic guitarist performs with Garvan Gallagher. Dec 5
& 6, 8pm, lHôtel du Nord, 102, quai de Jemmapes, 10e, Mº Jacques
Bonsergent or République, 120F/100F, reservations: 01.53.19.98.88.
The Gingko Trio Paris-based acoustic group performs a concert of original pop/jazz
songs and arrangements, Jan 21, 8:30pm, Fondation Danoise, Cité
Universitaire, 9, bd Jourdan, 14e, tel: 01.45.89.29.47, free.
Otis Lee Crenshaw performs his unique brand of humor, Dec 12-14, 8.30pm, lHôtel
du Nord, 102 quai de Jemmapes, 10e, Mº Jacques Bonsergent or République,
tel: 01.53.19.98.88, 120F/100F
Nicotine Anonyme Every Wednesday, 7-8pm, The American Church in Paris, 65, quai
d'Orsay, 7e, Mº Invalides, tel: 01.56.53.90.02.
The Cancer Support Group, sponsored by the Junior Service League. Open to patients and
their relatives. Free weekly meetings. English Support Group:
01.45.48.45.85. French Support Group: 01.41.46.00.80.
Overeaters Anonymous. Compulsive overeating, under-eating or dieting... binge-starve
cycles, bulimia and anorexia. English-speaking meetings on Saturdays,
11am to 12:30pm, The American Church in Paris, 65, quai dOrsay,
7e, Mº Invalides; and in the Saint-Lucien room on the 2nd floor
of the Eglise St-Germain lAuxerrois, on Sundays, 6-7:30pm.
FACTS (Free AIDS Counseling, Treatment and Support) for people with
HIV, tel: 01.44.93.16.32.
SOS Help. English-speaking crisis line Call: 01.47.28.00.80.
ACA (Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families), 12-step group to help
participants work through negative feelings from the past meets
Fridays from 7-8:30pm, Eglise Réformée du Saint Esprit, 5, rue
Roquépine, 8e, Mº St-Augustin, tel: 01.42.01.08.97.
As the Haynes soul food restaurant celebrates its 50th anniversary,
Electra Weston stars in a one-woman cabaret show, the story of Delicious, a
young woman who comes to Paris to become a performer. Fri & Sat,
9:15 pm, Haynes, 3 rue Clauzel, 9e, Mº St-Georges, 45F, tel: 01.48.78.40.63.
Walk and Talk Productions performs Wendy Macleods Apocalyptic Butterflies. Being a husband and father isnt what Hank Tater had in mind
for his 29th birthday. Restlessness sets in and trouble results...
To Dec 19, Tue-Sat, 9 pm, Théâtre de Nesle, 8, rue de Nesle, 6e,
Mº Odéon/Pont Neuf, 90F/70F, reservations: 01.53.80.11.39.
Balloon, the story of two young balloonists who crash in the desert, is
a bilingual dramatic-comedy for kids, performed by Les Ateliers
Voyageurs. Dec 20-23 & 26-28, 2:30pm, and through Jan, Sat, 4pm,
Théâtre des Déchargeurs, 3, rue des Déchargeurs, 1er, Mº Châtelet,
50F/40F, tel: 01.39.14.95.64.
Waiting for Godot, directed by Peter Hudson to Jan 1 and A girls Guide to Chaos, a sassy characterization of the plight of the postmodern feminist,
directed by Constance George. To Dec 29, Petit Hébertot, 78 bis,
bd des Batignolles, 17e, Mº Rome, tel: 01.44.70.06.69.
The International Players present Aladdin, a traditional English pantomime for the whole family. Jan 20-23,
Thu-Sat, 8:30pm, Sat & Sun, 2:30pm, Salle Malesherbes, 1, pl du
Château, Maison-Laffitte, RER A Maison-Laffitte, 90F/50F, tel: