First Tuesday Dinner sponsored by the Democrats Abroad features Lawyers Aram Kervorkian and Edward Errante discussing "The Criminal Justice System in America." June 1, 7:30pm, dinner 8:30pm, L'Institut Vatel, 107, rue Nollet, 17e, Metro Brochant. To reserve, tel: 01.43.27.25.27, tickets 199F.
Parler Parlor, French/English Conversation Group, hosts a summer picnic June 5. Meet at 11am at Berlitz Champs Elysées, 35, av Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8e, Metro Franklin D. Roosevelt, tel: 01.40.27.97.59 or 01.44.19.76.61.
The American Cathedral will light its tower in a memorial service in honor of the 55th anniversary of the Allied Force landing in Normandy. June 6, 9pm, 23, av George V, 8e, Metro George V, tel: 01.53.23.84.00.
Burt Goldman speaks on the ancient art of Feng Shui, June 7, 5pm, Hotel le Warwick, 5, rue de Berri, 8e, 350F. tel: 02.32.34.45.42.
The Abbey Bookshop hosts the conference "A Canadian on the Nile" with Krysztof Grzymkiof, curator the Royal Ontario Museum and co-organizer of the exhibition "Egyptian Art at the the Time of the Pyramids" (at the Grand Palais). Join Mr. Grzymkiof for a behind-the-scenes look at the show and archeological expeditions on the Nile. June 9, 8pm, 29, rue de la Parcheminerie, 5e, Metro St-Michel, tel: 01.46.33.16.24.
Americans Against the Death Penalty hold their last meeting before the summer holidays, to plan the annual July 2 demonstration. June 7, 7:30pm, the American Church in Paris, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, Metro Invalides.
Paris Professional Women's Network, Luncheon with guest speaker Helene de Largentaye, Secretary General of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique, who will discuss the situation surrounding professional women in France, June 15, tel: 01.39.75.42.24.
Impressionist Paris. Behind the paintings lies the real Paris... passion, corruption, outrage and the good life. Discover the wonderful secret Paris neighborhoods few people know at a lecture with slides given by Thirza Vallois, author of the successful "Around and about Paris" book series. June 18, 8:30pm, the American Church in Paris, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, free admission.
The Information Center at the American Church in Paris with its data base of information on organizations, services and activities is open to the public Mon-Thu, 10am to 1pm, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, Metro Invalides.
Celebrate the Abbey Bookshop's 10th anniversary as well as Canada Day at the bookshop. The event includes author readings, music and a party. July 1, 8pm, 29, rue de la Parcheminerie, 5e, Metro St-Michel, tel: 01.46.33.16.24.
Galerie du Rond-Point presents an exhibition by British sculptor Kathy Whybrow. Her work pays homage to the human body and is carved directly into stone without preliminary sketches or studies. May 25 to June 19, Mon-Thu, 11am to 7pm, L'Espace Richelieu, 12/14, av des Champs-Elysées, salle 4 niveau 0, Metro Concorde, tel: 01.45.61.40.42
"Imaginary Portraits Exploding with Color." Candice Johnson exhibits her recent paintings to July 2 and discusses her work. June 8, 5-6pm, WICE, 20, bd du Montparnasse, 15e, Metro Duroc or Falguière, tel: 01.45.66.75.50.
"An Australian in France (1880-1965)." The Australian Embassy spotlights work by Australian impressionist Bessie Davidson. To July 21, 4, rue Jean Rey, 15e, tel: 01.40.59.34.61.
The German-American Community Choir with guest soloist Cecelia Steaman performs "Gloria." June 5, 8pm, The American Church in Paris, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, Metro Invalides, tel: 01.40.62.05.04, free admission.
International music festival. This benefit concert for Kosovo refugees features 10 bands including the Hearts of Soul, Nahul and Black Pyramid. June 12, 2-7pm, The American School soccer field, 41, rue Pasteur, Metro Pont de St-Cloud then Bus 460 to Porte de Jaune, tickets: 50F.
Atelier Concert Series at The American Church in Paris: June 6, Trudy Faber; June 13, pianist Stephen Sharp; June 20, The Notables, male vocal ensemble; June 27, organist Kaori Hongo. Every Sunday, 6pm, 65, quai d'Orsay, 7e, Metro Invalides, free admission.
Concert for Kosovo Relief featuring The Yale Glee Club. June 21, 8:30pm. The American Cathedral, 23, av George V, Metro Alma-Marceau or George V, tel: 01.48.04.51.75, tickets 200F.
Metaphysical Café, a meeting of minds and kindred spirits. Spiritual discussion and meditation group meets June 2 to discuss "Creativity" and June 30 to reflect on "The Power of Thought," tel: 01.42.22.33.35.
Café Philosophique, a philosophical discussion group in English talks about "Creativity as a vital force." June 13, 6pm, Les 7 Lézards, 10, rue des Rosiers, 4e, Metro St-Paul, tel: 01.40.95.05.67, 25F/15F.
A Philosophical Dinner (in English) will discuss "Beauty" on June 15, at the Rose Thé, 91, rue St-Honoré, 1er, Metro Louvre-Rivoli, tel: 01.40.95.05.67, 200F/175F.
The Dear Conjunction Theater Group presents "Out Cry and The Two-Character Play." June 2-15, 7pm, Théâtre du Petit Hébertot, 78bis, bd des Batignolles, 17e, Metro Rome, tel: 01.44.70.06.69, tickets 70F/100F.
"Potion," a musical performed by French and English students based on "Romeo and Juliet." June 18, 2:30pm and 8pm. Mairie du 17e, rue des Batignolles, 17e, tel: 01.45.86.30.52.
The Soho London group presents William Shakespeare's "As You Like It." June 5, 3 and 7pm; June 6, 3 and 5:30pm, Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan, Bois de Boulogne, Route de la Reine Marguerite, 16e, Metro Porte Maillot, 100F/50F.
The Anglo-French Theatre Project presents William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" as part of the International Student Theatre Festival. June 12, 6pm, Nanterre Amandiers, 7, av Pablo Picasso, RER Nanterre, tel: 01.44.62.08.55.
The Tower Theatre of London presents William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice." June 8-9 at noon; June 10-11, 7:30pm; June 12, 3 and 7:30pm; June 13, 3pm, Jardin Shakespeare in the Pré Catalan, Bois de Boulogne, Route de la Reine Marguerite, 16e, Metro Porte Maillot, Porte Dauphine. 80F/50F.
WinoTime, an American play written and developed at the Circus Minimus Interdisciplinary Theatre Lab in Hollywood by Mick Collins features an international cast and will be performed in English. June 2-26, 6:45pm, Théâtre des Déchargeurs, 3, rue des Déchargeurs, 1er, Metro Châtelet, tel: 01.42.36.00.02. 80F/60F.