Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (14)

May 15, 2012
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, www.metropolitanroom.com


    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
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
April 12, 2012

  • Apr 12, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Muroe Film Center and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    After learning of the death of an elementary school teacher, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher.  Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself thrown into an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The film features exquisite performances by Fellag and the child actors playing Monsieur Lazhar’s young students coping with grief and learning to heal.

    Award-winning writer-director Philippe Falardeau’s previous works - including Congorama and It’s Not Me I Swear! - have been screened at festivals around the world including Cannes, Toronto, New Directors/New Films, Berlin and Locarno. MONSIEUR LAZHAR, his fourth feature, is an adaptation of the play “Bashir Lazhar” by Montreal playwright Evelyne de la Cheneliere.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
April 25, 2012
  • L'Atelier Francophone: Cours de théâtre en français

  • Apr 25, 2012 at 2:00pm to May 29, 2012 at 3:45pm
  • Location: ART-NY
  • Description:

    L'atelier francophone - un cours de théâtre pour francophones

    L'Atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre en Français à NY. Nous travaillons sur des scènes diverses écrites par des auteurs contemporains francophones. 

    Horaire : Le mercredi, de 18h à 19h45
    Dates (Six cours) : 25 Avril - 23 Mai  + Présentations de scènes et soirée : Mardi, le 29 Mai de 19h30 à 21h30. 

    Tarif: $330
    New York in French members: $265, Code: NYINFRENCH
    Returning students/Performing Arts Professionals: $225 


    L'atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre proposant des exercices sur l'imagination, le corps et la voix afin d’élaborerun jeu créatif et "réel". Nourrir ce jeu, c’est mettre à contribution la vie intérieure de l'acteur, explorer la richesse et le potentiel de sa propre individualité, et découvrir le lien harmonique qui l’unit à son partenaire.  

    Le cours intègre des méthodes diverses d'apprentissage du jeu (Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, etc.) pour que l'acteur puisse découvrir les outils les
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
April 27, 2012
  • Françoise Pétrovitch: Inklings

  • Apr 27, 2012 at 7:00am to Jun 23, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    The FIAF Gallery is pleased to present the New York debut exhibition of Françoise Pétrovitch, a widely admired French artist. Her work is featured in the public collections of several French museums and has been exhibited internationally. Her recent, large-scale installation at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature generated significant acclaim and interest in her work.

    In Inklings, Pétrovitch pairs her whimsical yet unsettling ink wash drawings with a video installation of over 200 designs. Ethereal and haunting, the raw animal drawings are simultaneously infused with a sense of intimacy and fragility. A sculptor with extensive experience, including at the historic Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pétrovitch brings a powerful sense of substance and form to her two dimensional drawings.

    Tour this engaging exhibition and explore Françoise Pétrovitch’s imaginative world.

    Free and open to the public.

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

  • Created by: FIAF
May 9, 2012
  • "Africa" by Dominique Zinkpè at Friedman & Vallois Gallery

  • May 9, 2012 at 12:00pm to Jun 30, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Friedman & Vallois
  • Description:

    On the occasion of Tribal Art Week in New York, Friedman & Vallois will present the exhibition “Africa” from May 9 to June 30, 2012, in partnership with fine art studio Gallery - Sandra Agbessi from Brussels and Bernard Dulon Gallery from Paris.

    This exhibition will introduce in exclusivity for the first time in the United States the works of protean artist from Benin, Africa, Dominique Zinkpè. Will be exhibited 20 works in various media including sculpture and works on paper, all produced in 2010. concurrently, renown African and Tribal Art dealer Bernard Dulon will present a series of exclusive objects. 

    This event will present a perspective of contemporary and classical African Art.

    Friedman & Vallois
    May 9 - June 30, 2012
    Opening 9 May from 4 pm

    27 east 67th street
    New York, NY 10065
    t.: +1 212 517 382


    Fine Art Studio - Sandra Agbessi

    Galerie Bernard Dulon

  • Created by: Laurence Fayard
May 10, 2012
  • Nobody Else But You (Poupoupidou) US Premiere

  • May 10, 2012 to May 17, 2012
  • Location: Cinema Village
  • Description:

    Come to the US premiere of French thriller "Nobody Else But You," (French title: Poupoupidou), by filmmaker Gérald Hustache-Mathieu! Critics are comparing it to "Twin Peaks" and "Fargo." Here's a description of the film:

    Rousseau is a bestselling crime novelist from Paris, troubled by writer’s block. Candice Lecoeur is a local beauty, gracing the famous ”Belle de Jura” cheese packaging, who has gotten it into her head that she might well be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The two will meet in the coldest village in France, but only after Candice has been found dead. The case was closed before it even opened and the cause of death declared suicide by sleeping pills. Rousseau is the only one who doesn’t buy it. Reality turns out to be stranger than fiction – and a source of inspiration – as Rousseau uncovers the truth about Candice’s past and her untimely death. Boasting strong lead performances and gorgeous wintertime landscapes, this off-beat mystery breathes fresh life into the th

  • Created by: Linnea Goderstad
May 12, 2012

  • May 12, 2012 at 2:00pm to May 27, 2012 at 3:00pm
  • Description:

    Holy River is a multimedia exhibition by the New York based artist Prune Nourry, and curated by Tatyana Franck. Sculptures, installations, photographs and videos will take over the entire ground floor of the Invisible Dog.

      The Holy River exhibition is the culmination of a three-year project on gender selection focused on India. Mirroring the Holy Daughters exhibition that took place in 2011 in Paris around the theme of Milk, the flowing theme of this show is water. It features a selection of works inspired by a performance Prune realized last year in Kolkata.

    In August 2011, Nourry commissioned a team of artisans from Kolkata’s potter’s district to create a monumental (17 feet) hybrid sculpture inspired by the design of her earlier Holy Daughters, and made from Ganges clay in a traditional style. Then in October 2011, during the Hindu festival «Durga Puja», this imaginary deity infiltrated the procession of thousands of Hindu deity figures. She was carried through the streets until the

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
May 15, 2012
  • Paris I Love You Author Reading and Lunch at La Boite en Bois

  • May 15, 2012 from 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Location: La Boite en Bois restaurant
  • Description:


                                A rare opportunity to dine with Rosecrans Baldwin, author of

                               PARIS, I LOVE YOU, BUT YOU’RE BRINGING ME DOWN

                              Enjoy a lovely French lunch as Baldwin discusses his year in Paris.

    Tuesday, May 15th 2012   12:30-2:30 pm

    La Boite en Bois Restaurant

    75 West 68th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West)

    Lunch and a copy of the book- $38.00

    Includes entrée, dessert, soda, and coffee

    For tickets, please call 212 874-2705 or email laboitenyc@laboitenyc.com

    Tickets must be paid for in full before the event.

  • Created by: Ang Barbuti
  • **PARIS Lunch with author ROSECRANS BALDWIN**

  • May 15, 2012 from 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Location: New York City
  • Description:

    Hi all,

    I thought you might be interested in a great event we're having in honor of Rosecrans Baldwin's acclaimed new memoir, PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOU'RE BRINGING ME DOWN.

    Here's the event info:

    May 15

    12:30 p.m.

    La Boite en Bois Restaurant

    75 W. 68th St.

    Luncheon event with the author. Baldwin will talk about the book, take questions, and have a signing.

    Lunch and a copy of the book is $38. For tickets please call 212 874 2705 or email laboitenyc@laboitenyc.com

    The book is getting great buzz, with Marie Claire calling it “très drôle” and Interview writing that Baldwin’s is a “drily hilarious journey of discovery” and that he “brilliantly paints a vibrant new Paris.” Kirkus Reviews gave it a starred review, writing that the book is “a charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne as experienced by an observant young American . . . Great fun and surprisingly touching.” It also snagged spots on Flavorwire’s 10 New Must-Reads for April, The Millions’ Most Anticipated list, Publishers Weekly To

  • Created by: Andrew S
  • CinémaTuesdays Romy Schneider: Empress of the Screen: Christine

  • May 15, 2012 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location: French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Florence Gould Hall / Tinker Auditorium
  • Description:

    CinémaTuesdays Romy Schneider: Empress of the Screen

    Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2012

    Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2012

    French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Florence Gould Hall / Tinker Auditorium

    Screening Schedule

    Tue, May 1: Le combat dans l’île, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, May 8: The Things of Life, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, May 15: Christine, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, May 22: The Grilling, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, May 29: Clouzot’s Inferno, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, June 5: The Swimming Pool, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, June 12: Womanlight, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, June 19: A Woman at Her Window, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

    Tue, June 26: The Train, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm


    FIAF is honored to present a tribute to Romy Schneider, the grand actress, icon, and lover of renowned French actor Alain Delon.

    Born in Austria, Schneider nevertheless became a darling of French cinema, first with her career-making performances in the Sissi films and later through her work with directors like Claude Chabrol, Henri-Georges Clouzot

  • Created by: FIAF
  • Fabulous Flavors: The Flavor Lab with Marie Wright

  • May 15, 2012 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: FIAF, Le Skyroom
  • Description:

    Fabulous Flavors
    The Flavor Lab
    with Marie Wright

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

    Le Skyroom
    Part of FIAF's Art de Vivre series Fabulous Flavors

    Ever wonder how string cheese gets its cheddar taste? Meet leading flavorist Marie Wright who has created over 1,000 flavors for major food and beverage companies. As the Chief Global Flavorist for Wild Flavors, Wright will take you behind the scenes to discover and sample the remarkable artistry of flavor creation.

    In English

    Buy Tickets

    1 800 982 2787
    Visit Box Office


    Ticket Price
    FIAF Members $35
    Non-Members $45

  • Created by: FIAF
  • UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday May 15th)

  • May 15, 2012 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: MUG Lounge: 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st ave and ave A)
  • Description:

    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday May 15th, 2012 ed.

    Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!!

    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG)

    Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby

    TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge
    448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A)
    showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min.
    ($3 drafts, $4 wells)
    For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357
    Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave.

    This week’s guests (Tuesday May 15th, 2012 ed.):

    ”Dah Islandah” Mo Diggs!

    Rookie of The Year Phil Burke!

    Special Teams Unit Bodger Millerd!
    Water Boy Brian Rabadeau!

    Booster Squad Daralyn Kelleher!
    1st Stringer Jay Nog!

    Coach Dave Wiswell!

    Starting QB Tyler Gildin!
    Et al.!


  • Created by: Todd M.