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Evenements francophiles a San Francisco et aux environs Toczyski, Suzanne




Pour ceux ou celles d'entre vous qui assisteront au colloque de la MLA a
San Francisco, voici une liste partielle des evenements/expositions
francophiles dans la region.  San Francisco est tres riche a cet egard: 
n'oubliez pas de consulter le Bay Guardian des votre arrivee pour
recuperer d'autres evenements susceptibles de vous interesser!  J'inclus
la deuxieme partie pour des voyageurs a la "Baie" en 1999.

Suzanne Toczyski

*ART*

Through 12/31:  ETEL ADNAN:  WHEN POETRY AND PAINTING MEET.  Since 1964
Lebanese-American poet and painter Etel Adnan has been making "artist's
books," folding rolls of Japanese paper on which she brings together poems
and paintings with inks, pastels, and/or watercolors.  She puts these
Chinese and Japanese traditions to her own use.  She started by "working"
with contemporary Arabic poetry, then worked with American and French
poetry.  On these folded "books" poetry becomes handwriting and drawing,
and the accompanying paintings become a visual reading of the poems.  This
fusion of two languages, one verbal and the other visual, is both
destabilizing and ecstatic.  Her work will be on display in the Ruben
Salazar Library from November 23 through the end of December.

Through 1/3/99:  THE DRAWING SPEAKS:  THEOPHILE BRA, WORKS 1826-1855.
Drawings by the 19th-century French sculptor.

Through 1/3/99:  TOULOUSE-LAUTREC:  THE BALDWIN M. BALDWIN COLLECTION,
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.  On loan from the San Diego Museum of
Art.  Exhibition "showcases the artist's vast career and the vitality of
Paris in the 1890s.  Included in this comprehensive exhibit is a complete
set of the Elles series, theater programs and celebrated posters,
including the famous cafe-concert series and an assortment of commercial
posters."  www.sacto.org/crocker

Through 1/3/1999:  MATISSE AND BEYOND -- A CENTURY OF MODERNISM.  San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., 415-357-4000.  Tickets $4
students, $6 seniors, $10 all others.

Through 1/3/99:  PICASSO AND THE WAR YEARS:  1937-1945.  California Palace
of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco.  Exhibition "examines the
oppressive symbolism manifest in Picasso's art during that traumatic era.
Nearly 100 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and illustrated books
bear the mark of Picasso's life in occupied Paris."  www.thinker.org

Through 1/3/99:  THE CHRISTMAS CRECHE.  San Francisco Craft and Folk Art
Museum, Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna, 415-775-0990.
Cermaic, wood, and metal creches.

Through 1/15/99:  STEPHANIE MALOSSANE.  Photography and mixed-media
compositions by this London-based French textile artist, whose work
includes mixed photographic processes on silk and vintage piano rolls. 
Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 266 Sutter, fourth floor.  415.956.3560.

Through 2/23/99:  SITTING ON THE EDGE.  Exhibition of modernist furniture,
including works by Le Corbusier.  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151
Third Street, SF; 415.357.4000; $4-$8.

Ongoing:  ART OF OCEANIA.  Works from Pacific Island Regions.  M. H. de
Young Memorial Museum.  Golden Gate Park.  415-863-3330.

Ongoing:  WORKS BY MODERN MASTERS, including Chagall, Matisse, Picasso,
Tamayo and others.  Eleonore Austerer Gallery, 55 Sutter, SF;
415-986-2244.


*SPECIAL EVENTS*

12/27:  SEASON'S GRIOT.  4 pm, KQED 88.5 FM.  "This program from the
African and African American traditions of Griots, people who were honored
storytellers, presents four stories to inspire listeners.  The storyteller
for this season's program is 'Madafo' Lloyd Wilson."

12/27:  LA CENERENTOLA at the METROPOLITAN OPERA.  KQED TV9, 8pm.
"Cecilia Bartoli stars as Cinderella in this opera in two acts by
Gioacchino Rossini with a libretto by Jacopo Ferreti, after Charles
Perrault's CENDRILLON and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne and
Francesco Fiorini."

*CINEMA*

12/27:  THREE COLORS TRILOGY.  (France/Poland/Switzerland, 1993/1994)
"Seductive and beautifully photographed, each film in Krzysztof
Kieslowski's acclaimed trilogy was named after a color of the French
flag."  UC THEATRE, Berkeley, 510-843-FILM.

LA SEPARATION.  "Low-frills but fully realized story of domesticity gone
stale."  With Daniel Auteil and Isabelle Hupper.  Opera Plaza, Van
Ness/Golden Gate, SF, 415-352-0810.

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COMING SOON(ER OR LATER):

January 5, 1999.  CARMEN (Francesco Rosi, 1984).  Soundtrack by the
Orchestre National de France, conducted by Lorin Maazel.  Alliance
francaise, 7pm.  

January 7-10, 1999.  LA CANTATRICE CHAUVE (The Bald Soprano).  Stanford
University, Eleonore Prosser Studio.  Directed by Jean-Marie Apostolides.
Performance in English.  Call 650.723.2646 for details.

January 12, 1999.  FARINELLI.  (Dir. Gerard Corbiau, 1995.)  Story of an
18th-century castrato, his personal and professional life.  Alliance
Francaise, 7pm.

January 14, 1999:  GOERY DELACOTE.  "Sciences, New Technologies and
Learning:  a Possible Alliance" -- "Mr. Delacote will
elaborate on his experience as the director of the San Francisco
Exploratorium, a museum of science, art and human perception. Dr.
Goery Delacote is a renowned French scientist, science educator, and
public servant who joined the Exploratorium as Executive Director in
February 1991.  7pm.  415.775.7755.  $5/$8.

January 14, 1999.  CAFE PHILOSOPHIQUE.  Alliance Francaise.  19h a 20h30.
Bistro Alexis.  415-661-5401x127.

January 14-February 14, 1999.  THE PUPPETMASTER OF LODZ by Gilles Segal,
trans. Sara O'Connor.  Directed by Lee Sankowich.  "A riveting drama about
a Polish puppeteer who, fearing persecution, has sequestered himself in
his apartment creating a world with marionettes.  Set in Germany five
years after World War II, the puppeteer, not believing the war is over,
refuses to venture out despite the coaxing of his landlady."  Marin
Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, 415.388.5208.

January 19, 1999.  TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE.  (Dir. Corneau, 1992.)
Alliance Francaise, 7pm.

January 20, 1999:  Professional chef and food writer Christine Piccin will
be offering several classes, all open to the public.  Winner of the
Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Award, Christine is currently teaching courses
for the City of Santa Rosa and Town of Windsor.  Classes will emphasize
innovative menus, and use of professional techniques to make cooking
easier and more fun. CITY OF SANTA ROSA CLASSES Classes are held at the
Finley Center, 2060 West College Avenue Pre-registration required;  Call
543-3737.  SOUPS, SOUPS, SOUPS:  Wednesday, January 20 6:00-9:30 PM (class
fee $23)  Stir up a pot of soup and you stir up true comfort food.  In
this class we'll learn how to make cool weather soups--from basic
stockmaking to cream soups to low-fat vegetable purees.  Recipes include
Polenta and Sausage Soup, Lowfat Broccoli Bisque, Shrimp or Scallop
Bisque, and creamy Black Bean Soup.

January 21, 1999:  WINE TASTING:  The Alliance Fran*aise's enological tour
of France will continue on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30pm with our
wine expert Eric Stauffenegger. This month, we will visit the Loire
region, discuss its climate, vines and soils - and how these affect grapes
and wines. Above all, Mr. Stauffenegger will explain the finer points of
wine tasting.  We're looking forward to sharing one of the finest and most
civilized pleasures of life with you : le vin! Session cost is as follows
: Members of the Alliance Fran*aise de San Francisco : $30 per person.
Non-members :$40 per person. Please call for reservations (415/775-7755,
e-mail:afsf@afsf.com)

January 21, 1999.  CLUB DE LECTURE anime par Paul Fournel.  Alliance
Francaise, 18h30.  415.775.7755.

January 22, 1999:  SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS (dir. Jeffrey
Kahane) plays Debussy (Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp), plus Janacek and
Brahms.  Tickets available at the Spreckels Box Office, 707.584.1700.  8
pm.

January 25, 1999:  JEAN-MICHEL DAMASE, pianist.  Alliance Francaise, 7pm,
$8/$10.  415.775.7755.

January 26, 1999.  DIVA.  (Dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1982.)  Alliance
Francaise, 7pm.

January 28, 1999.  CAFE PHILOSOPHIQUE.  Alliance Francaise.  19h a 20h30.
Bistro Alexis.  415-661-5401x127.

January 30-31, 1999.  ORCHESTRA SONOMA with Karen Zimmerman, string bass,
plays (among other things) Poulenc's Mouvements perpetuels.  Pre-concert
talk, 7:15 pm.  $18/$14 (youth/senior).  Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30 pm.

February 3, 1999.  IMPRESSIONNISME: VISION ET VISEES. Conference en
francais par Renee Morel.  Depuis les antecedents picturaux de
l'impressionisme (Turner et les paysagistes anglais) jusqu'a l'explosion
de couleurs que fut le post-impresssionnisme, que de chemin parcouru! On
examinera les tendances stylistiques et thematiques des diverses ecoles du
mouvement impressionniste (Honfleur, Barbizon, Provence), mais aussi ceux
des peintres moins connus (Bazille, Caillebotte, Guigou) et leur role dans
l'art du XXe siecle.  Alliance francaise, 10h, garderie assuree.  $5/$8.
Organise par San Francisco Bay Accueil.  415.775.7755

February 11, 1999.  CAFE PHILOSOPHIQUE.  Alliance Francaise.  19h a 20h30.
Bistro Alexis.  415-661-5401x127.

February 18, 1999.  CLUB DE LECTURE anime par Paul Fournel.  Alliance
Francaise, 18h30.  415.775.7755.

February 25, 1999.  CAFE PHILOSOPHIQUE.  Alliance Francaise.  19h a 20h30.
Bistro Alexis.  415-661-5401x127.

March 8, 1999.  IMPRESSIONNISME: VISION ET VISEES. Conference en francais
par Renee Morel.  Depuis les antecedents picturaux de l'impressionisme
(Turner et les paysagistes anglais) jusqu'a l'explosion de couleurs que
fut le post-impresssionnisme, que de chemin parcouru! On examinera les
tendances stylistiques et thematiques des diverses ecoles du mouvement
impressionniste (Honfleur, Barbizon, Provence), mais aussi ceux des
peintres moins connus (Bazille, Caillebotte, Guigou) et leur role dans
l'art du XXe siecle.  Alliance francaise, 7h du soir.  $5/$8. Organise par
l'AF et the San Francisco Bay Accueil.

March 27-28, 1999.  ORCHESTRA SONOMA with Joseph Edelberg, violin, plays
(among other things) Berlioz' Reverie et Caprice, Op. 8.  Pre-concert
talk, 7:15 pm.  $18/$14 (youth/senior).  Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30 pm.

April 24-26, 1999.  SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY.  Verdi, Ravel, Shostakovich.
54-MUSIC for details.

May 7-22, 1999.  CINNABAR OPERA THEATER.  THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.  "Figaro
uses his superior talents for fun and plotting to win the hand of the
lovely Rosina for the dapper and dashing Count Almaviva.  Seen in the 1998
Figaro-Fest in its original play form, Rossini's brilliant score
underlines and heightens Beaumarchais' razor wit and searing political
insight."  3333 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma 94952, 707.763.8920.

May 28-June 12, 1999.  QUICKSILVER II THEATER COMPANY.  THE GUILTY MOTHER.
By P.A.C. de Beaumarchais.  "What's sauce for the gander may leave the
goose miserable while cooking the goslings to a crisp.  It's been twenty
years since the wedding, and both the Count and his Countess have been
'dabbling' on the side.  Will the evil interloper rip the family asunder
and destroy the happiness of the next generation?  It's Figaro to the
rescue in the final episode of the brilliant barber.  This 200-year-old
master work enjoys its American premiere."  3333 Petaluma Blvd. N,
Petaluma, 707.763.8920.

June 19-26, 1999.  DE ROMANESQUE JUSQU'AU SURREEL.  Course taught by Renee
Morel a La Toulzanie (Lot) at the Maison culturelle .  Instruction (18
heures), logement dans un gite, petit dejeuner, dejeuner, diner d'accueil,
conference, excursions.  $985 ou l'equivalent en francs.
http://www.latitude.org for details. 

August 14, 1999, Mark your calendars for the 1999 Grand Aioli!  Sonomas
own celebration of the garlic harvest is scheduled for Saturday, August
14, 1999 at Preston Vineyards.  Its sure to be our grandest Aioli yet with
an expanded selection of foods to couple with Michele Anna Jordans
hand-made aioli, more garlic growers to exhibit and offer tastes of their
specialty garlics plus the entertainment of the entire Baguette Quartet. 
Call the Sonoma Provence Exchange at 707.576.1434 for details. 

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Suzanne C. Toczyski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of French
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA  94928
(707) 664-4177
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