Wednesday, February 16, 2011 (9)

Feb 16, 2011
January 10, 2011
  • Acting in French classes: spotlight on Joel Pommerat

  • Jan 10, 2011 at 1:00pm to Feb 16, 2011 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:
    Registration is now open for January French classes with Act French (  in Manhattan.

    -French language classes

    -Acting in French

    -Act American: for internationals

    Semester Spotlight : Joël Pommerat et la France Métropolitaine

    We offer:
    *French language classes for performing arts professionals and theatre lovers with a focus on contemporary French theatre from around the world (no acting or French experience necessary)

    *Acting in French for native speakers and fluent theatre lovers


    *Act American: an acting in English class for international students and Americans who want to connect to the international community or learn to translate for the American theatre.

    *Theatrical excursions



    Pearl Studios: 500 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Actors, opera singers, filmmakers, editors, lawyers, journalists and all theatre enthusiasts equally welcome.

    4 classes

    Français I (for beginners) - Monday at 6:15pm
    Français II (for intermediates) - Mondays at 8:15pm

  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
January 15, 2011
  • This Fall: Focus on French Design

  • Jan 15, 2011 at 7:00pm to Feb 18, 2011 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Museum of Art & Design / Parson School of Design / Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
    May 14, 2010 - January 9, 2011
    A conversation with François Azambourg, Eben Bayer and other triennial participants about innovative materials designers are using in their work.
    Moderated by Andrew H. Dent, Vice President, Material Connexion
    Free for students
    NOVEMBER 16th at 6:30PM
    2 East 91st Street, NY 10128

    Panel discussion between two significant product design studios based in Paris (Normal Studio, François Azambourg) with New York City counterparts (Antenna Design, Jeff Miller). Moderated by Parsons Associate Professor Rama Chorpash.

    NOVEMBER 18th AT 6PM
    65 West 11th Street, NY 10011
    wollman Hall, Lang Building - Room B500 (enter at 66 West 12th Street) - Free event
  • Created by: Marion Brun
February 8, 2011
February 11, 2011

  • Feb 11, 2011 at 3:00pm to Feb 27, 2011 at 6:00pm
  • Location: New York City
  • Description: Le Group GINKGOA jazzy bossanovienne arrive en New York de Paris pour seulement 2 semaines! Ne ratez pas leur concert!!
  • Created by: Nicolle Rochelle
February 16, 2011
  • The Next Left and the Social Sciences: towards a New Politics in France?

  • Feb 16, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Michel Wieviorka

    Michel Wieviorka will present the main ideas in his new book, Pour la prochaine gauche (Robert Laffont,February 2011). His talk will focus on how the French Left can and should drawon the social sciences to articulate a new kind of leftist politics that speaksto the social realities and expectations in today’s France. Multiculturalism,affirmative action, national identity, ethnic statistics, immigrantpopulations: how can these pressing social issues be incorporated through aninformed use of sociological, political and historical analysis into a coherentpolitical project that reaffirms leftist values? 


    Michel Wieviorka is a sociologist, professor at the École des HautesEtudes en Sciences Sociales, director of the Fondation Maison des Sciences del’Homme, former president of the International Sociological Association and compagnon de route of the French Socialist Party.


  • Created by: Carly DeFilippo
  • French Culture Nights takes you to the Empire Room with the painter Fabienne Cuter, DJ Vinny King and drummer Manu Leger - Feb 16, 2011

  • Feb 16, 2011 from 1:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: The Empire Room at the Empire State Building
  • Description: PRE REGISTER ONLINE @

    Don't let the cold keep you home! The French Culture Nights takes you out to the Empire Room, the beautiful and elegant 3,500 square feet cocktail lounge, located on the ground floor of the Empire State Building, with Artist painter Fabienne Cuter, DJ Vinny King, and drummer Manu Leger.

    The talented painter Fabienne Cuter will be presenting a selection of abstract paintings. She will exhibit a contemporary work imbued with a great sensivity. Fabienne paints very close to her canvas, no brush, no palette, using scrapers or sponges and is constantly looking for new ways to express her creativity. (

    DJ Vinny King has created his personalized style in: world music, jazz, Reggae, African music, Rock n Roll, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop... He has become one of the Greatest Deejays with a special taste of music, and an experience that he has acquired collaborating in the music industry.
  • Created by: Enrique Gonzalez
  • Vanessa Paradis New York Concert

  • Feb 16, 2011 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: The Town Hall
  • Description:

    VANESSA PARADIS announces first U.S. Performance on February 16, 2011 at 8:00PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St - NYC).  Tickets available online, charge by phone 800.745.3000 and at the Town Hall box office.

  • Created by: Renee
  • Burning Bridges Comedy @ McSwiggans (Wednesday Feb. 16th)

  • Feb 16, 2011 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: McSwiggans: 393 2nd ave. (@ 23rd st.)
  • Description:

    Burning Bridges Comedy @ McSwiggans: Wednesday Feb. 16th ed.


    The curmudgeon Brooklyn odd couple of Ray Field and Todd Montesi have decided to come together and produce a weekly bibulous filled good time and mirth at their hangout, The New York Classic known as McSwiggans. Featuring top comics, great laughs, cheap drink specials ( for ex. $3 beers, ALL 16 DRAFTS), and a laid-back atmosphere, how can you go wrong with that on a Wednesday night? C'mon, who's tying you down? Forget all of your commitments, burn all your bridges and join us! JOIN US! You won't regret it. (Well, unless you really did burn up all your bridges. It's only a figure of speech dude.)



    This week's guests (Wednesday Feb. 16th):

    Jay Nog

    Sandy Marks

    Ray Devito

    Alan Schwartz

    Bodger Millerd

    Maggie Levine

    Gabe Pacheco

    Aaron Kominos-Smith


    hosted by Ray Field, rainmaker, and featuring Todd Montesi, secretary of Something, Something, and Welfare



    Burning Bridges @ McSwiggans

     Presented by Ray Field & Todd Montesi

     Wednesdays 8PM show

  • Created by: Todd M.
  • Fête de la Saint Valentin (ce soir) : rencontres amicales, vin, théâtre

  • Feb 16, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description:
    Chers Amis,
    Vous êtes cordialement invités à la Fête de la Saint Valentin de Act French New York qui aura lieu ce mercredi, le 16 Février entre 20h30 et 23h à Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue, Salle 408

    Entrée Gratuite 
    *Apportez un amuse-gueule ou un petit dessert si vous avez envie!

    Nos élèves présenteront des scènes d'expositions extraits du théâtre de Joël Pommerat - auteur contemporain français. Et bien sûr - notre fameux jeu de rencontres express et amicales Nous parlerons en français tout en goûtant du vin français et du chocolat.

    Joël Pommerat, né en 1963, est un auteur dramatique, metteur en scène français qui ne monte que ses propres textes. Il fonde en 1990 la Compagnie Louis Brouillard et crée ses premiers spectacles au Théâtre de la Main d'Or à Paris. Il a choisi un jour de monter une pièce par an pendant 40 ans et de s'engager à embaucher à chaque pièce les 7 acteurs avec lesquels il travaille. De 2005 à 2008, Joël Pommerat est en r
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher