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FRENCH ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL

Ongoing.  FRENCH ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL has installed two major works.  La Rose des Vents at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, and  Peony, The Knot of Shame at 836M Gallery.  Conservatory of Flowers; 836M Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  http://www.836m.org/artists/jean-michel-ot

RODIN

On-going. AUGUSTE RODIN COLLECTION. Bronze sculptures, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Lomita Dr. & Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto. 650.723.4177 or http://www.museum.stanford.edu for details.

a Palo Alto MEDIEVAL POETRY, MUSIC & MAGIC TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR

January 5-7, 2018.  VAJRA VOICES WITH SHIRA KAMMEN AND KIT HIGGINSON present ANNUS NOVUS – MEDIEVAL POETRY, MUSIC & MAGIC TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR.  The “elegant, full-blooded” singing of Vajra Voices and zesty, vibrant harp and vielle playing of Shira Kammen join together with the recorder, psaltery, and magic of Kit Higginson to illuminate the mystery and wonder of the new year. This program boasts medieval, florid chant, luscious French motets, and chansons of Dufay, such as Bon Jour, bon mois, bon an; and beautiful Middle English poems told in enchanting settings and enhanced by a bit of mystery. Join this celebration of new beginnings that hearkens back to the magic of Winter’s light. Festive attire is suggested.  Friday January 5th, 8pm, First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto;  Saturday, January 6th, 7:30pm; St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave at Garber, Berkeley; Sunday, January 7, 4pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco.  Call the box office at 510.528.1725 or or tickets@sfems.org

French Rococo

March 2-4, 2018.  LES DELICES presents AGE OF INDULGENCE.  Hear the unique music from the eve of an aesthetic revolution, daring, experimental works of the French Rococo. These pieces from the 1740s and 1750s don’t conform to our expectations about baroque music, but they’re not quite Classical either. Rather, they mix the humor and wit of early Haydn and Gluck, a little of C.P.E. Bach’s Sturm und Drang, and characteristically lush French harmonies together to create a truly unique sound. We will sample works by François-André Philidor, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and more.  LES DÉLICES: Debra Nagy, baroque oboe; Julie Andrijeski and Adriane Post, baroque violin; Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Mark Edwards, harpsichord.  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 8:00PM, First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto; SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 7:30PM, St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 4:00PM, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco.  510.528.1725 or tickets@sfems.org for details.

CELTIC UNIVERSE

May 3, 2018.  JORDI SAVALL, viol da gamba, presents CELTIC UNIVERSE, including music from French Brittany, Basque Country, and more.  7:30pm.  Herbst Theatre, $65/$55/$40.  San Francisco Performances, 415.392.2545 or www.sfperformances.org for details. 

De nombreux rdv avec SFBA

SFBA pour San Francisco Bay Accueil est une association à but non lucratif, entièrement animée par des bénévoles. Sa mission est d’accueillir et d’informer les francophones de la Baie de San Francisco, de les aider dans leur installation et de favoriser la creation de liens entre les membres de la communauté française et francophone de San Francisco et ses environs.
L’association a été créée il y a plus de 20 ans et rassemble plus de 300 familles. Elle fait partie de la FIAFE (Fédération Internationale des Accueils Français et Francophones d’Expatriés). Il y a plus de 220 accueils dans le monde et plus de 100 000 membres.
Depuis, de nombreuses autres associations/groupes (tel que le groupe mamans)/meet-up ont vu le jour et ont tous le meme objectif: faire que les français se rencontrent, se sentent accueillis loin de chez eux, bref se sentent bien même à des milliers de kms de la “mère patrie”.
Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur notre association: http://www.sfbaccueil.org/
L’inscription est de $40 par famille/an. Avec ces fonds, nous entretenons notre site internet et offrons à nos membres des activités variées gratuites hebdomadaires toute l’année (sportives, culturelles, conférences, BBQ de rentrée, cafés-accueils, apéro co-working, réunion d’informations…..), nous louons des salles pour le Grand Cocktail de rentrée en présence du Consul General de France (qui cette année a lieu le 27 Septembre: http://www.sfbaccueil.org/Cocktail-de-Rentree-2017-378) et nous organisons de nombreux événements dans de nombreux endroits à des tarifs préférentiels (visite privée en français du MOMA par ex, visite exclusive des reserves de l’académie des sciences à venir, visites guidée de la ville de SF, ateliers carrières pour aider les conjoints à entrer sur le marché du travail américain ….).
De nombreux professionnels nous font confiance et nous ont rejoint pour donner des informations de qualité à nos membres.
Nous organisons également de nombreux événements et conférences en collaboration avec le Consulat Français de San Francisco https://sanfrancisco.consulfrance.org/ la Chambre de Commerce Franco-Americaine http://www.faccsf.com/ ainsi que toutes les autres associations françaises et francophones de la baie.
Pour recevoir notre newsletter et être au courant de nos activités, rejoignez-nous!
En Bref les prochains rendez-vous:
Vendredi 25 Aout de 10am-12pm a Saratoga, Café de rentrée chez Sixtine Gontier (moi!)
Dimanche 27 Aout de 4:30pm-8:30pm BBQ de rentrée à Half Moon Bay (potluck) pour voir le coucher du soleil
Mercredi 30 Aout de 9am-11am à San Francisco, Café de rentrée chez Veronique
Mercredi 6 Septembre de 8am-10am à Marin County, Café-rencontre chez Sophie
Mercredi 7 Septembre de 9:30am-11:30am à Berkeley Café accueil chez Christine
Dimanche 10 Septembre de 10am-5pm le Consul General de France Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens nous ouvrira les portes de la Résidence de France à l’occasion des Journées du Patrimoine. De nombreuses conferences, visites et stands vous expliqueront l’Histoire de la communauté française à San Francisco
Mardi 12 Septembre de 10am-12pm à San Carlos, Café-accueil chez Marylene
Mercredi 13 Septembre de 8pm-10:30pm à San Francisco, Soirée livres chez Laurence
Vendredi 22 Septembre de 9am-12pm à San Francisco, atelier « doigts de fée » chez Veronique
et notre fameux Cocktail de Rentrée le Mercredi 27 Septembre de 7pm-9:30pm à WeWork Embarcadero SF.
Tout savoir sur l’association: http://www.sfbaccueil.org/
Pour toute question n’hésitez pas a m’envoyer un mail: presidence@sfbaccueil.org
Vous pouvez bien sûr venir à nos cafés-accueils/rencontres sans être inscrits à l’association en m’envoyant un mail: presidence@sfbaccueil.org
A tres bientôt
Sixtine
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Sixtine Gontier
President/Présidente
San Francisco Bay Accueil

San Francisco Symphony au Festival Stern Grove

Sunday July 9, 2017
Stern Grove Festival | 2017

San Francisco Symphony returns for its annual summer appearance at Stern Grove Festival. Led by conductor Edwin Outwater, the afternoon’s program features Mozart, French chansons, and more.

Edwin Outwater will be participating in an informative pre-concert Artist Talk. The Artist Talk will take place at Stern Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse at noon on the day of the concert.

Flower PIANO : music by you & for you

Flower Piano is back for its third year, celebrating music, nature, and creativity. In collaboration with Sunset Piano the Garden will once again be filled with music, for you and by you!

Flower Piano is a special 12–day long community event from July 13-24 only, where 12 pianos are placed at dramatic, picturesque locations throughout the Garden’s 55 acres for anyone to play. All 12 pianos will be available for the public between 9am and 6pm each day, except during performances. Flower Piano is free following regular admission to the Garden (free for members and San Francisco residents with proof of residency, $8 for non-resident adults).

This year’s program has many exciting ways you can experience the magic of the pianos including:

NightGarden Piano – Saturday, July 22, 7:30-10:30pm – Purchase Tickets ($40 each)
NEW this year, NightGarden Piano is a special evening event on Saturday, July 22. Beautifully lit pathways guide visitors to pianos aglow with performances by Sunset Piano all-stars and open pianos to play. Food and drink available for purchase. All proceeds help to fund Flower Piano.

Twelve Pianos Film Screening – Saturday, July 15, 7pm – Purchase Tickets ($12 each)
The Garden will host a ticketed screening of the documentary film Twelve Pianos, followed by a Q&A with Dean Mermell and Mauro ffortissimo, co-directors of Sunset Piano, on Saturday, July 15 with proceeds benefiting Flower Piano as well.

Flower Piano is for and by the People! This amazing program is free to all San Francisco residents and included in general admission costs for non-residents. To keep it that way, please support this creative community program.

Crowdfunding Campaign 
Simply and easily donate to the Flower Piano crowdfunding campaign to help make it happen! Special events are associated with giving levels, so donate today and tell your friends. Thank you!

Member Event – Thursday, July 20, 6-8pm – Become a Member
While Flower Piano happens once a year, membership to the Garden provides benefits year round! Consider becoming a Garden member today, and harvest the benefits – skip the weekend lines with expedited member entry at the Main Gate, bring a complimentary guest on every visit, and enjoy exclusive access to the pianos with complimentary drinks and snacks at the Flower Piano Member Night on Thursday, July 20th.

Sponsorship Opportunities 
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for Flower Piano 2017 – contact Elisa Heikkila, Associate Director of Development at eheikkila@sfbg.org for details.

Press
For press inquiries please contact Nina Sazevich at press@sfbg.org.

Again, see below for the full schedule of performance and events. We hope you’ll join us for a truly unique San Francisco event in the Garden!

Event Sponsors

Special thanks to generous anonymous donors for making Flower Piano 2017 possible. Additional support is provided by Garden donors, members, foundations, and through the money raised by NightGarden Piano and Twelve Pianos film screening.

Media Sponsors

Flower Piano 2017 Schedule of Performances and Events

Thursday, July 13

9am-6pm – Opening Day
Pianos open to all at 9am. No scheduled performances or events.

Saturday, July 15

10-11:30am – Rabbit Hole Theatre
Family-friendly theater activity will focus on pianos and locations nearest Friend (North) Gate

12-2pm – Piano Extravaganza #1

1. Great Meadow
Joshua Raoul Brody, w. or w/o Friends : Standards, Substandards, Originals, Aboriginals

2. Exhibition Garden – Thomas Church Pavilion: Duo Pianos
Esther Aeschbach & Benjamin Gribble : Original Compositions for 4 Hands
The CMC Piano Marathoners : Classical 2, 4, and 8 Hands, featuring The Danse Macabre

3. Garden of Fragrance
Paulo Sultanum and Guests : Original repertoire of bossa-nova, tango, classical and pop

4. Rhododendron Garden
Holly Mead and Friends : Originals, Classical, Jazz, and Improvisations

5. Ancient Plant Garden
Antony Ty : Beat, Gospel, Punk, and Chopin

6. New Zealand Garden
Jonathan Miller : Chopin & Scriabin

7. South Africa Garden
Ander Meyer, Piano & James Argo, Tenor Sax : Jazz Standards and Original Compositions

8. California Native Garden
Kitten on the Keys : Flapper, Rock, Originals, Punk, Blues, Standards

9. Redwood Grove
Kevin Gerzevitz Trio : Monkish Bebop and Soul Jazz

10. Conifer Lawn
Sandra Simich : Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy

11. Moon Viewing Garden
Eric Chase : Classical Music From Beloved Composers and Improvisations

12. Zellerbach Garden
Allison Lovejoy, Piano and Peggy Gyulai, Live Painting

1-4pm – Bean Sprouts Family Day
Mini-pianos and music-making materials in the Children’s Garden

2-3pm – Zellerbach Garden
Caroluna, Soprano & Jennifer Lee, Piano : Romantic, Impressionist, & Contemporary Art Songs, Arias.

3-5pm – Beatnik’s Corner
Mauro ffortissimo, Dean Mermell & Guests : Open & Prepared Pianos, Poetry, Improvisations

3-6pm – San Francisco Symphony performances
Performances by SF Symphony’s Chorus Group and Alumni from their Youth Orchestra at Zellerbach Garden

7pm – Twelve Pianos Documentary Film Screening
Enjoy a special screening of Dean Mermell’s documentary film Twelve Pianos, followed by Q&A with Dean Mermell and Mauro ffortissimo at San Francisco County Fair Building, Auditorium. Ticket purchases benefit Flower Piano 2017. Space is limited.
Tickets available here.
Twelve Pianos Film Trailer: www.twelvepianos.com

Sunday, July 16

10-11am – Story Time and Family Walk
Regularly scheduled Family Program in the Library

12–3pm – Exhibition Garden – Thomas Church Pavilion: Duo Pianos
Esther Aeschbach and Benjamin Gribble : Original Compositions
Allison Lovejoy and Kymry Esainko : Works by Saint-Saens, Milhaud and others.

11am–4pm – Zellerbach Garden

11am Dawn Oberg
12pm Tom Jonesing: Rock & Pop Remodeling & General Improvements
1pm Michael McIntosh, Piano & Karina Deniké, Vocals: Early Jazz, Torch Songs, Vintage Soul
2pm Cellista & the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble: The New Classics
3pm Van-Anh Nguyen: Chopin, Schubert, Tchaikovsky & Piazzolla with a twist.
4pm Kash Killion and Killion’s Trillions: World Music, Jazz, Blues and Tango

11am-4:30pm – Great Meadow

11am Diva Marisa Lenhardt, Pianist Kymry Esainko: Arias and Interludes
12pm Serene: Liszt, Ravel, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more
1-2:30pm Tango No. 9ish : Tangos, Waltzes, Milongas & Art Songs – Then & Now
2:30-4:30pm Francisco Rosales: Musica Cubana
Tuesday, July 18

4-6pm – Oakland School for the Arts Student Performances
Performances by Oakland School for the Arts students across piano, guitar, and jazz programs at the Great Meadow and Garden of Fragrance

Wednesday, July 19

4-6pm – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts Student Performances
Performances inspired by the Garden from students of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts at the Great Meadow

Thursday, July 20

6-8pm – Flower Piano Member Event
Come tickle the ivories at this special member evening. The Garden will remain open at dusk exclusively for members to experience the magic of the pianos in a special reception.

Friday, July 21

4-6pm – Community Music Center Summer of Love Sing-along
Join Community Music Center’s Billy Philadelphia at the Great Meadow for a lively sing-along with some of the top songs from 1967.

Saturday, July 22

10-11:30am – Rabbit Hole Theatre
Family-friendly theater activity will focus on pianos and locations nearest Friend (North) Gate

12-2pm – Piano Extravaganza #2

1. Great Meadow
Rob Reich : Tribute to Ellington, Waller, and Monk

2. Exhibition Garden – Thomas Church Pavilion
Mauro ffortissimo : Classics and Tangos

3. Garden of Fragrance
Daniel Sullivan : Mad Tea Party – Mad Scenes, Sarchasms & Surprises

4. Rhododendron Garden
Colleen Torianne : Modern Edwardian Interpretations

5. Ancient Plant Garden
Gerry Bassermann : Music of Major Minimalists

6. New Zealand Garden
Kitten on the Keys : Flapper, Rock, Originals, Punk, Blues, Standards

7. South Africa Garden
Kat Downs : Originals, Classical, Pop Covers

8. California Native Garden
Joseph Willcockson & Friends : Classical, Ragtime, Blues & Jazz Standards, Favorites

9. Redwood Grove
Joshua Raoul Brody, w. or w/o Friends : Standards, Substandards, Originals, Aboriginals

10. Conifer Lawn
Dizzy Victrola & Co. : Boogie and Jazz Parlor

11. Moon Viewing Garden
Joe Magdalena : Standards, Pop, Sinatra, Happy Stuff

12. Zellerbach Garden
Benjamin Gribble : Original Compositions with Prepared Piano and More

1-4pm – Bean Sprouts Family Day
Mini-pianos and music-making materials in the Children’s Garden

3-5pm – Beatnik’s Corner
Mauro ffortissimo, Dean Mermell & Guests : Open & Prepared Pianos, Poetry, Improvisations

7:30-10:30pm – NightGarden Piano
Let beautifully lit pathways guide you to pianos aglow at a special evening event featuring twelve performances by Sunset Piano all-stars, open pianos to play, food, drink, and more. Your ticket purchase for NightGarden Piano goes directly to supporting Flower Piano 2017. Purchase tickets for this one-of-a-kind evening in Garden today and support Flower Piano!

Sunday, July 23

11am-6pm Zellerbach Garden

11am Daniel Sullivan : Pas De Deux: Dream Sequences & Psychedelic Reveries
12pm Allison Lovejoy and Guests : Solo and chamber music
1pm Jill Tracy : Elegant, Eerie Noir, Haunting Post-Classical Originals
2pm Craig and MacGregor Group : Jazz
3pm Serene : Liszt, Ravel, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more
4-6pm Paulo Sultanum & Casulo : A Brazilian Bossa-Folk-Nova Experience

12-4pm Great Meadow

12pm Jonathan Miller : Chopin & Scriabin
1pm Kat Downs : Originals, Classical, Pop Covers
2-4pm Francisco Rosales : Musica Cubana
Monday, July 24

9am-6pm – Closing Day
Pianos close at 6pm. No scheduled performances or events.

LA FETE NATIONALE! De nombreuses celebrations dans la region…..!

July 6 & 9, 2017.  MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT presents works by MASSENET and others.  7:30pm, Thursday, 7/6 at SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St.; 2:30pm, Sunday, 7/9 at Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford Univeristy, Palo Alto.  For information:  www.merola.org

July 8, 2017.  FRANCE IN SF:  A NIGHT AT THE MOULIN ROUGE.  6pm-10pm.  From the poignant and heartrending songs of Edith Piaf to the spirited « Can-Can, » the San Francisco Symphony celebrates all things French with Pink Martini’s force of nature, vocalist Storm Large.  Experience the spectacle and exuberance of France’s most infamous club, the Moulin Rouge, on an evening of dazzling vocals and world-class artistry, on July 8th, 2017 !  For this occasion, the French consulate in San Francisco partners with theSan Francisco Symphony!  Music features OFFENBACH’s CAN-CAN, selections from BIZET’s CARMENRAVEL’s BOLERO, and songs of EDITH PIAF. Exclusive 25% discount to «A Night at the Moulin Rouge» at Davies Symphony Hall (Upper Orchestra and Premier 1st Tier category): http://www.sfsymphony.org/group/consulatemoulin   The performance will start at 7.30PM.  Note:  special « Burlesque » event with L’apéro – A French Hospitality and Gastronomy Event in the Green Room from 6PM to 7.30PM, before the performance! Stay tuned.

July 8, 2017.  DINER ET BAL POPULAIRE au CENTRE CULTUREL BASQUE.  6pm-11pm.  Au programme:  apéritifs; dîner et allocutions; hymnes nationaux français et américains; bal populaire animé par l’ORCHESTRE DE RON BORELLI.  599 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco.

July 8-16, 2017. 39TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO ETHNIC DANCE FESTIVAL, with 500 Bay Area Artists & 24 Dance and Music Ensembles. Includes: THE ACADEMY OF DANCE LIBRE (European Social Dance), BITEZO BIA KONGO (Congolese Traditional),TE MANA O TE RA (Tahitian), & ZENA CARLOTA (West African kora). $25-$45. War Memorial Opera House. 415.392.4400 or http://sfethnicdancefestival.orgfor details.

July 9, 2017.  STERN GROVE FESTIVAL presents the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performing works by BIZET, RAVEL and others.  Conducted by Edwin Outwater.  2pm.  Free.  Stern Grove, 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd., SF  415.252.6252 or www.sterngrove.org for details.

July 11, 2017.  THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO screens PARIS, JE T’AIME.  Paris, je t’aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments.  In French with English subtitles.   Free admission   ($5 suggested donation). 2pm & 7pm.  1345 Bush St., SF.  www.afsf.com for details.

July 13, 2017.  PRE-BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION AT THE UC BOTANICAL GARDENS.  With LE JAZZ HOT (of the Hot Club of San Francisco) and the FABRICE MARTINEZ TRIO.  Join the UC Botanical Garden for our annual celebration of Bastille Day with cocktails, small bites and swinging french music.  It’s sure to be a good time. Enjoy French treats while perusing our silent auction of French themed items. All this while supporting the Botanical Garden and our mission of conservation, education and research. C’est magnifique!  We welcome you to bring additional picnic dinners to this lovely evening event.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  Registration required: $45, $35 Garden members.
https://41780.blackbaudhosting.com/41780/sslpage.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=8f3dcfb1-8f81-4b8a-afb8-8d6cb1131da1 for tickets.

July 13 or 15, 2017.  SERGE GAINSBOURG.  Discover a very influential French artist. Agent provocateur, singer, composer and actor, Serge Gainsbourg was a major player on the French music scene, as well as in the French society of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Best for levels 5 to 8 students – $25.  This conference is offered twice:  Thursday, July 13th, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.  Saturday, July 15th,, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Please sign up at the front desk or call in advance (415) 362-3666.www.frenchclass.com

July 14, 2017.  ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO SOIREE BASTILLE.  Join us Friday, July 14th for a magnifique Bastille Day celebration at Hawthorn!  DJs Franky Boissy, Frenchy le Freak and J.Remy will keep you dancing deep into the night. Hawthorn’s exquisite production will mesmerize as you experience joie de vivre!   Dress to impress because our photographer will be capturing all the action. Can’t wait to see you there!  Send word to reservations@hawthornsf.com to reserve a VIP Table.  For tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soiree-bastille-featuring-franky-boissy-frenchy-le-freak-and-jremy-tickets-35557119301?aff=es2

July 14, 2017. CARA BLACK presents MURDER IN SAINT GERMAIN at Towne Center Books. Aimée Leduc’s job at Ecole des Beaux Arts gets disrupted when Suzanne, in the elite police squad, insists Aimée repay a favor. Duty bound, Aimée, a new maman, finds herself investigating links to a Balkan warlord through the Left Bank, Jardin du Luxembourg and corners of Saint Germain. “Smashing and suspenseful” BBC’s Between the Lines. “Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French.” Alan Furst. “Leduc’s City of Light is stylish, dangerous place.” The Washington Post.  BASTILLE DAY!  Bastille Day Croissants with Susan C. Shea.  Towne Center Books,555 Main St.,Pleasanton, CA.  11 AM.

July 14, 2017.  DEUX BISOUS GITANS – Sheri Mignano & Michael Van Why – play on the beautiful patio of Costeaux Bakery in Healdsburg in celebration of BASTILLE DAY. 11am to 2pm.  www.costeaubakery.com for details.

July 14, 2017. BASTILLE DAY WITH THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE NAPA. Potuck Food & Wine. 6pm-8pm at napa City Nights — look for us under the French flag! For more information: 707.688.9110 or 707.363.4313www.afnapa.org

July 14, 2017.  MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE presents MARIE ANTOINETTE (1938). Directed by W.S. Van Dyke.  With Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power).     Keep your head while all about you are losing theirs on Bastille Day!  Norma Shearer gives one of her best performances in this glittering film about the rise and fall of Marie Antoinette, from her beginnings as a teenaged bride to the dauphin, to her end as the victim of the French Revolution. Her acting in the title role, reportedly her favorite, earned her an academy award nomination. This movie, which is considered one of the most opulent of Hollywood’s golden age, also garnered Oscar nominations for best art direction, best original score, and best actor in a supporting role — Robert Morley as the hapless King Louis XVI.  https://www.milibrary.org/

July 14, 2017.  SONOMUSETTE presents THE MUSIC OF MID-20TH CENTURY PARIS for BASTILLE DAY 2017.   8pm.  Silo’s Live Music, 530 Main St., Napa.  Silo’s is the Napa Valley’s premier up-close entertainment venue.  Featuring delectable small plates, inspired cocktails, craft beers, Napa Valley wines, and exceptional live music!  Limited seating – reserve your seats today! http://www.silosnapa.com/event/sonomusette-bastille-day/

July 14, 2017.  BASTILLE DAY AT LE COLONIAL.   Le Colonial (San Francisco) presents a BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION featuring JAZZ HOT – THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO.  Swing dancing with French gypsy jazz.  6pm-12am.  $25 per person; includes a plate of French cheeses, baguette, pâté, & a glass of French wine.  Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place, SF.  Tickets required; pre-sale tickets available:  http://www.lecolonialsf.com/bd2017

July 14, 2017.  DEUX BISOUS GITANS – Sheri Mignano & Michael Van Why – play at Petaluma’s Aqus Café in celebration of BASTILLE DAY. 7pm-9pm.  Come early; seating is limited.  Overflow patio.  Vive la France! www.aquscafe.com for details.

July 14, 2017. CARA BLACK presents MURDER IN SAINT GERMAIN at Orinda Books. Aimée Leduc’s job at Ecole des Beaux Arts gets disrupted when Suzanne, in the elite police squad, insists Aimée repay a favor. Duty bound, Aimée, a new maman, finds herself investigating links to a Balkan warlord through the Left Bank, Jardin du Luxembourg and corners of Saint Germain. “Smashing and suspenseful” BBC’s Between the Lines. “Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French.” Alan Furst. “Leduc’s City of Light is stylish, dangerous place.” The Washington Post.  BASTILLE DAY!  Bastille Day celebration with Susan C. Shea.  Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA, 6 PM.

July 14, 2017.  BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION.  5pm to 10pm.  La Flamme, 478 25th St., Oakland, 94612.  Music, danse, movies, books, wine, beer and of course our tartes flambées.

July 14, 2017.  BASTILLE DAY SOIREE.  4pm to 6pm.  Market Hall/The Pasta Shop, 5655 College Ave., Oakland.  Try French recipes: an entire kitchen menu; Meet cookbook author, Georgeanne Brennan, and have her new book, La Vie Rustic signed; Chat with founder of KL Keller Imports, Kitty Keller and taste her incredible French food finds; Sample French ingredients like piment d’espelette, honey, salt, and cheese; Enter to win fun French food prizes; Dance to festive French music.

July 14, 2017.  TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU perform a SUMMER CONCERT in San Carlos.  6pm-8pm.  Burton Park, 900 Chestnut St., San Carlos.  Free.  www.cityofsancarlos.org for details.

July 14-23, 2017.  STEPHANE DENEVE, JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET and others perform at FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY.  Music, dance, and theater perfectly paired with Napa’s fine wine and cuisine.  It’s an experience like no other!  888.337.6272 or http://festivalnapavalley.org for details.

July 15, 2017.  SAN FRANCISCO BASTILLE DAY KERMESSE & BAL POPULAIRE.  11am to 8pm.   Join us for a grand Bastille Day celebration with a Kermesse (outdoor festival) followed by a Bal Populaire (firemen’s ball) a la Française. The event will open at 11 am and run till 8 pm on Saturday July 15th at Justin Herman Plaza, on the Embarcadero.  The day’s activities will culminate at 6 pm with the excitement of a « Bal Populaire » featuring local French-American bands, including SonoMusette, mid-20th century Paris music, Rue’66, San Francisco’s only authentic 60s French « yé yé » band, and The FaspTones, a French Rock & Roll band. The Bastille Day celebration is expected to draw-up a few thousand visitors throughout the day! Event includes the 25e TOURNOI DE PETANQUE at 1pm.  Justin Herman Plaza Bocce Courts. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-bastille-day-kermesse-bal-populaire-tickets-35587860248 for tickets.

July 15, 2017.  UN DEUX TROIS & LA GUINGUETTE present a BASTILLE DAY CONCERT.  8pm.  Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental.  $15 advance, $20 at door.  For advanced tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3014597

July 15, 2017.  SONOMUSETTE celebrates BASTILLE DAY with Scott Feichter, Kalei Yamanoha, and Michael Priceat Justin Herman Plaza, SF.  6pm.  www.sonomusette.com  or http://www.bastilledaysf.org for details.

July 15, 2017.  MONACO BOYS CHOIR performs at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.  7pm.  The acclaimed Monaco Boys’ Choir of the Principality of Monaco, formerly known as The Little Singers of Monaco (Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco), will perform for an exceptional concert at Incarnation Episcopal Church on Saturday July 15 at 7 p.m. to celebrate Bastille Day. Under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, the Monaco Boys Choir donates its time and talents to concerts organized on behalf of humanitarian associations throughout the world. The prestigious group, now directed by Pierre Debat, was founded in 1974 by Prince Rainier III. It gathers together 30 boys, aged between 8 and 18 years.  1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco.  Tickets: This event is free and open to public.  However, because of limited seating, online registration is required.  Please visit http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com to find out more details about this concert.  Free Reception after the concert.

July 15, 2017.  TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU perform at BOUCHON BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION, YOUNTVILLE.  This will be our third year playing this event–the Bouchon Bistro’s big summer celebration. Fabulous food from chef Thomas Keller, and we will split the day with our good friends the Zydeco Flames. We play 1:00-4:00 pm, the Flames come on at 4:30. Information: www.thomaskeller.com/bouchonyountville

July 16, 2017.  BASTILLE DAY PICNIC WITH THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SANTA ROSA.  We warmly invite you to come join us at our annual free Bastille Day party, a family-friendly event which takes place at Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol, 4-8pm, on Sunday 16 July.  Xavier de la Prade will provide us with live accordion music. C’est “à la bonne franquette” (potluck) so please bring a dish to share, plus your own glasses, plates, utensils, drinks and so on – everything you’d like for a lovely picnic. All are welcome to attend! Bring your house guests, friends, neighbors…  We’ll gather in the section of Ragle Ranch Park called Oak Meadow, to the right of the main entrance, near the playground. There is free parking on part of Ragle Ranch Road and on Covert Lane but it’s best to carpool in case the Park is crowded. If you have a regional parks pass you can park for free inside the park, or otherwise pay the $7 day fee per car.  We’ll look forward to seeing you there, vive la liberté & à bientôt !  Here’s a link to more info on the park, including a PDF map you can print:
http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Get_Outdoors/Parks/Ragle_Ranch_Regional_Park.aspx

July 16, 2017.  CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY with a DEJEUNER (POTLUCK) A L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BERKELEY.  Déjeuner (potluck) dans le jardin de l’AF.  ? Live music ?.  Craft for kids with Agnès.  POTLUCK: Bring a dish, or dessert to share, and food to grill.  Free event; no rsvp required.  12pm-3pm. www.afberkeley.org for details.

July 16, 2017.  BASTILLE DAY FETE with SONOMUSETTE.  3pm.  SOPER REESE THEATRE, 275 S. Main Street • Lakeport.  An afternoon of French-themed fun with live music, dancing, surprise guests, food á la francaise, wine, and song.  SonoMusette returns to Soper Reese Theatre by popular demand after the group’s exciting concert last March!  Visit The Soper Reese website for seating options and ticket information.  http://www.soperreesetheatre.com

Santa Barbara. Les samedi 15 et dimanche 16 juillet, la 29e édition du French Festival vous ramènera dans votre patrie natale. Que ce soit sur la scène Tour Eiffel ou Moulin rouge du festival, vous pourrez admirer des danseurs folkloriques (de la danse polynésienne au French Cancan, en passant par le Tango), des concerts et d’autres divertissements (comme une démonstration de combat du Moyen-âge ou la Cavalcade canine à 6pm). Sous les arbres du Oak Park, il fera bon flâner, en dégustant une crêpe et un verre de vin, ou participer à une partie de pétanque. French festival, Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar Avenue, Santa Barbara. Evénement le samedi 15 et dimanche 16 juillet, de 11 am à 7 pm. Entrée gratuite.