Saturday, March 10, 2012 (20)

Mar 10, 2012
February 1, 2012
  • Arne Quinze - "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse"

  • Feb 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2012
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:

    The Vicky David Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the Belgian artist Arne Quinze.


    The gallery will present pieces from the series "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse" which plays on the dichotomy between chaos and equilibrium. From the appearant fragility of his material emerges overflowing energy and pure beauty.  Arne Quinze dreams of an ideal society in which all individuals communicate and interact with each other. Eclectically he uses paintings, drawings, sculptures and monumental installations to develop his work in the urban movement, by focusing on the themes: Order, Disorder, Structure and Habitation.


    Beginning in the early 2000’s, Arne Quinze’s œuvre is the subject of many public and private installations around the world such as ("Uchronia", Nevada, USA; "Timegate", Miami, USA; "Rebirth", Paris, FRANCE; "Red Beacon", Shanghai, CHINA; "Camille", Rouen, FRANCE; "The Sequence", Brussels, BELGIUM; "The Traveller", Munich, GERMANY ; "The Visitor", Beirut, LEBANON).

    Arne Q

  • Created by: Vicky David
February 18, 2012
  • Edith Piaf, alive and living in New York

  • Feb 18, 2012 at 4:30pm to Jun 21, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: The Metropolitan Room
  • Description:

    Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York

    Introducing Floanne

    Written by Floanne Ankah & Alice Jankell

    Directed by Alice Jankell

    Piano: Audrey Saint-Gil, Accordion: Kate Dunphy

    Guitar: Marcel Van Dam, Percussion: Alby Roblejo

    Saturday, Jan 21/Feb 18/Mar 17 at 9:30

    Thursday, April 19/May 17/Jun 21 at 9:30

    The Metropolitan Room

    34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 Tickets $20.00, 2 drinks minimum (212) 206-0440,

    French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presenta- tion that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.

    Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France... with a modern twist. She w

  • Created by: Flo Ankah
February 24, 2012
  • Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art

  • Feb 24, 2012 at 6:00am to Apr 14, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:


    This February, Fashion at FIAF extends into the Gallery with a witty collection of colorful fashion drawings and paintings by Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, one of the most delightful satirists in fashion today.

    Delhomme is a painter, writer, cultural blogger, and fashion illustrator, whose illustrations have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The New Yorker. In this exhibition, he explores how fashion, contemporary art, and design interact with each other and influence today’s popular culture.


    Free and open
    to the public

    Gallery Hours
    Tue–Fri: 11am–6pm
    Sat: 11am–5pm

  • Created by: FIAF
February 29, 2012
March 2, 2012
  • Middle Eastern Music Lessons/Classes at Alwan for the Arts

  • Mar 2, 2012 to May 25, 2012
  • Location: Alwan for the Arts
  • Description:
    Alwan for the Arts is excited to announce weekly group and private Arab Music Instruction this spring. Opportunities are available for beginners and seasoned musicians of all ages to learn fundamentals of Arab music and/or study specialized topics, such as focusing on many iterations of a single Maqam throughout a few decades, learning to sing and perform many maqams and popular songs along with classical Arabic poetry, studying vocal repertoire in an all-woman setting, and learning to play and jam on Arabic percussion instruments. Private lessons are also available on traditional as well as Western instruments and voice.  

    Group Classes include:  
    Maqam theory and practice (Maqam Rast in Early 20th c. Egypt)
    Arabic Percussion
    Women's Choir (Arabic repertoire, no knowledge of Arabic necessary!)
    Iraqi Maqam (repertoire and variation)


    Private lessons also available on violin'oudbuzuqqanunsanturtrumpetpercussionvoice (male and female).
    All other instrumentalists encouraged to stud
  • Created by: Lety ElNaggar
March 6, 2012
  • Act French: French language classes for theater lovers

  • Mar 6, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 17, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description:

    Six-week interactive French language classes for theater lovers

    20% discount for NY in French members with code: NYinFrench

    Our fast-paced classes are designed to help you learn to speak French with confidence and make friends with a wonderful group of like-minded foreign language lovers. The class culminates in a big cultural party where you'll get to practice the language with native speakers, eat delicious food from the region and, if you choose, present the  theater scenes you work on during the semester in a relaxed, friendly environment (no one is forced to perform). There will be actors in this class but no acting experience is necessary. All you need to bring to this class is a passion for international culture and a spirit of adventure!

    *Act French for beginners: 
    Tuesdays (March 6-April 17)
    Time: 8:15-10pm


    *Act French for intermediates
    Tuesdays ( March 6 - April 17)
    Time: 6:15-8
    Last class party is 8-10pm

    Visit to register

  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 8:00am to Mar 11, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Description:

    In The Artists of The Invisible Dog, New York City photographer Malcolm Brownpresents a solo exhibit of 32 portraits of artists from a unique Brooklyn community of sculptors, illustrators, toy makers, painters, jewelry designers, photographers and welders, a photographic study highlighting the artists of The Invisible Dog. Through this intensive, fulfilling year-long project, Malcolm has finalized a series of portraits that creatively connect the artists to their work, space, and artistic processes, while inevitably mixing in doses of his own quirkiness, humor and conceptual thinking. Individually, each portrait tells a unique story; collectively, they are the creative energy that is The Invisible Dog.

    Trained as an anthropologist and spatial sociologist, Malcolm uses his keen sensitivity to observe how people work and how their personalities, their craft and environment coexist.  The use of a variety of photographic techniques and the challenge to make each portrait different result in

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 8:00am to Mar 11, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Description:

    Work/Space 2012, the 2nd installment of the annual 32 in-house artist group exhibition and open studios event.  Curated by Whitney V. Hunter, Work/Space 2012 will introduce the public to the new artists of the Invisible Dog Art Center as well as exhibit new works by the center’s returning artists.  Over weekend long event, the public will have the unique opportunity to visit and meet with the in-house artists in their studios. Work/Space 2012 will showcase a broad range of work from the classical to the contemporary, fine art to design by these Brooklyn-based artists’ who are bound together by the physical space they share at The Invisible Dog Art Center.

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: "The Last Screening" (La Dernière Séance) by Laurent Achard

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:

    Laurent Achard, 2011, France, 81 min.

    CINEMA PARADISO meets PSYCHO in a provocative genre film about the dutiful manager/projectionist (Pascal Cervo) of a repertory cinema in the French provinces...and the many secrets he holds. 

    *In person: Laurent Achard, Pascal Cervo and producer Sylvie Pialat

    The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, March 1-11. 

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Screening: "District 13: Ultimatum" (Banlieue 13 ultimatum) by Patrick Alessandrin

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: MoMI
  • Description:

    District 13: Ultimatum

    Part of Fist and Sword (2012) 
    Saturday, March 10, 3:00 p.m.

    Dir. Patrick Alessandrin. 2009, 101 mins. With Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton.

    The sequel to the parkour blockbuster District 13 rings back Damien and Leïto, an undercover cop and a former thug, who must try and stop intensifying gang violence before the secret service intervenes. Widely lauded for its original and unassisted-by-CGI stunts, the film was called a “gung ho virtuosic assertion” by New York magazine critic David Edelstein. 

    Free with Museum admission. 

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Location: Brooklyn Central Public Library (Grand Army Plaza)
  • Description:

    Dear all,
    This month, Brooklyn Beanstalk STORY TIME  will be on Saturday March 10th 2012  at 3:30pm.
    Come read and play with us in French and Spanish 
    It is Free!  Age 12 months to 8 years old.

    Brooklyn Beanstalk is a language immersion program for kids ages 18 months- 8 years in French and Spanish.
    Story Time is a great way to meet other children, see our language immersion philosophy and ask questions about our playgroups, classes and in-school programs.
    RSVP :

    SPRING 2012 for French & Spanish .
    Schedule  is available on the website
    Find us in several locations in Brooklyn.

    Any questions ask Sophie,  
    We'd like to hear from you!

    Thank you!

  • Created by: Brooklyn Beanstalk-Sophie Amieva
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: "18 years old and rising" (J'aime regarder les filles) by Fred Louf

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 10:45am to 12:15pm
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:

    Fred Louf, 2011, France, 92 min.

    As France prepares for a presidential election that will determine the fate of François Mitterand, a young man from the provinces falls head over heels for a bourgeois girl from Paris in this charming and inventive spin on a classic tale of first love.

    *In person: Frédéric Louf

    The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, March 1-11. 

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 22, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    Daniel Horowitz is an award-winning illustrator and art director. Working primarily as a digital artist over the last decade, one day Daniel Horowitz considered what might happen if he were to pull out a blank page and begin to draw. Not on commission and with no particular purpose in mind. The self imposed minimum, one drawing a day, was to serve as an exercise to pull himself away from the computer and to begin to explore analog creativity. Daniel was concerned that the quality of these artworks would be too different from, or inferior to, his better known commercial illustrations, so he had little intention of sharing this experiment. However, as days turned into weeks he began to realize that within the spontaneity of this process, something curious and new began to emerge.

    Horowitz formed a blog and began to post his daily explorations. The overwhelming response helped to see the project through to its end at 365 drawings.  Although the requirement was to post a sketch or line draw

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
  • Champagne School - Small Production Champagnes

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Flute Gramercy
  • Description:

    Long dominated by big name brand wineries, the Champagne market has recently seen a resurgence of interest in small, independent houses. These houses are often family run, small production, and self-sufficient for their grape supply. If you are ready to venture outside the wine list "comfort zone," then join us for this tasting of three elegant, exciting wines by grower-producers. Not only will you get bonus points among your wine aficionado friends, but you will discover some great champagne values and help support hands-on artisinal winemaking.

  • Created by: Flute Champagne Bar

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to May 5, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    A sculptural installation overwhelming the ground floor of the Invisible Dog Art Center inspired by R. Justin Stewart’s research into the Jewish concept of the messiah and curated by Risa Shoup

    After two years of research, R. Justin Stewart, a professed agnostic, will install Distorting (a messiah project, 13C), an intricate environment constructed of fleece, rope and plastic that will serve as a 3-D representation of the concept of the messiah in the 13th Century. Distorting is a visual delight that will overwhelm the viewer with color and shape as it invades the Invisible Dog. Those viewers wanting to understand the connection between the sculptural elements and the information that inspired them will need only to scan QR codes, discreetly embedded throughout the sculpture, with their phone or other mobile devices to download the information they seek.

    In the coming years, Stewart will unveil additional installations under the umbrella of “a messiah project.” Just as Distorting only fo

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: "38 Witnesses" (38 Témoins) by Lucas Belvaux

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:

    Lucas Belvaux, 2012, France/Belgium, 104 min.

    A woman is brutally murdered in front of an apartment building, but all of the residents claim to have seen and heard nothing in this taut, haunting thriller from RAPT director Lucas Belvaux. Inspired by New York’s infamous 1964 Kitty Genovese case.

    Other date:

    Sun., March 11, 1:30pm – WRT

    The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, March 1-11. 

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro) by Robert Guédiguian

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:

    Robert Guédiguian, 2011, France; 107m

    When a newly retired union rep (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) is robbed, thwarting a dream vacation to Kenya, he finds himself reflecting on the many compromises and lost ideals of his career. An engaging, affecting drama from one of the cinema’s great observers of the politics of everyday life.

    *In person: Jean-Pierre Darroussin

    The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, March 1-11. 

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • MIA (Made In Africa) heat up NYC

  • Mar 10, 2012 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Location: Recoup Lounge
  • Description:

    Our next event is upon us, March 10th @ Recoup Lounge.

    It will be another memorable night with DJ KEN spinning some hot beat (coupe decalle, hiphop & RnB, Soca, Dancehall, Zouk...)
    We are expecting a surprise guest appearance, FREE raffle tickets at the door and much more...

    As usual there is a special at the bar till 12

    So don't shy away, spread the word, come and join the melting pot that is "Made In Africa" for a great night.

    Peace, love and blessing

  • Created by: antonio