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To return to the Bay Area Francophile List home. August 4, Part of lunchtime series of concerts. She will perform a solo concert on the Hang, a resonating percussion instrument related to the steel drum, song, gamelan and ghatam. In the Bernese dialect, 'Hang' means 'hand' and the Hang is made, tuned, and played by hand. Yerba Buena Gardens, Esplanade. Admission is free. Opening August 5, Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty-seven years later: Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond Kristin Scott Thomasan American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own romantic future. Embarcadero, SF. August 5, Travel deep into the jungle of the Congo this Friday night as Trip Jennings, a former National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, highlights his adventures in the Congo and other remote locations of the world. Using video clips and photos, Trip will weave a tale of high adventure and extreme danger with altruistic aspirations and explain how he hopes his exploits can help save the planet.
To pre-register for this event, call x Friday: pm at Robert Mondavi Winery, St. Helena Highway, Oakviille, August 6, Toklas and suddenly found herself immersed in the vibrant world of La Belle Epoque Paris. Castro, Castro, SF. Through August 8, August 8, French ex-pat Tristan Mourault is the wealthy, urbane heir to a world-renowned collection of art and an insatiable pervert.
He becomes fixated on a year-old girl in San Francisco, and decides to kidnap her and stage her death to mask his true crime. Contact: berenicevlm yahoo.
August 9, Three of the Bay Area's top traditional musicians teamed up a few years ago to form the Midnite Ramblers, playing roots music steeped in authentic Cajun and Creole traditions. They deliver irresistibly danceable Cajun classics. A year of intense musical experiences in Louisiana has made the Ramblers' sound even more authentic to the Cajun tradition. Accordionist and fiddler Mark Marcin is a former teacher at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, where his love of Cajun, Creole, and zydeco music led to learning accordion from Ray Abshire, Jimmy Breaux, and others.
He studied fiddle with Suzy Thompson and Cedric Watson. Singer-guitarist Julay Brooks has long played music in local roots bands, especially country and bluegrass Honky Tonk Dreamersbut seeing the Pine Leaf Boys at Ashkenaz led her naturally into Cajun music she now plays with Creole Bellesand in Ban recruited her and Marcin to form the Midnite Ramblers.
While they are the core trio, for this show the Midnite Ramblers are expanded to a quintet with bassist Alan Senauke and drummer Tim Orr. As Marcin proclaims, "Bring your dancing shoes and the Midnite Ramblers for a night of lively two-steps, soulful blues and haunting waltzes!
Information: www. August 10, Regional Wines and Objects from France. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM for approximately 2 hours and are limited to 16 participants. A selection of French cheeses will be served buffet-style for your enjoyment and to relate the wine to food during our tasting. Reservations should be booked in advance with a credit card and cancellations must be made within 24 hours of each class for a refund.
We look forward to you ing us in tasting our great wine finds and wine values from France! August 11, Through August 12, French Summer Camp over the summer, 5 days a week. All the activities and tasks are performed in French with themes adapted to the age groups. They involve skits, songs, mime, films, games, crafts and much more!
They are all taught by instructors qualified in the teaching of French as a second language to children and teens. We provide a high quality program in a safe and friendly environment. General Information: Children bring their own lunch every day. All French levels welcome.
Possible options for one day per week. August 12, Based on stories about the Belgian sleuth.
August Playwright-turned-screenwriter Marcel Pagnol — was raised in Marseilles, the son of a schoolteacher and a seamstress. When Pagnol began making films, he moved from Paris back to Provence to capture the arid landscape, colorful port city characters, and joie de vivre of his birthplace. His naturalistic style and innovative use of location shooting influenced a generation of neorealists.
August 13, Order advance tickets by August 8. Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol. Stage 2, our showtimes pm and pm. August 14, Docent lecture. This will be a great double bill with Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet and his great band. If you're a fan of great fiddling and who isn't? On the Town Square, Nicasio. Gates at 3pm; music at 4pm. Information and advance tickets: www. Shop for a great selection of food as well as antiques and collectibles at a French-style market. August 18, The controversy now seems overblown: although unashamed of sexuality, The Dreamers does not provoke in the manner of Last Tango in Paris.
Rather, the film celebrates late sixties youth culture—and in particular the cinephilia and sex that were so intertwined with it. Pacific Film Archive, www. Opening August 19, Originally the featured performer, she gives way to Wolfgang as the main attraction as their father Leopold Marc Barbe tours his talented offspring before the royal courts of pre-French Revolution Europe.
Forbidden to play the violin or compose as she approaches marriageable age, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender.
August 19, August 22, A semi-staged concert version of the musical La Cage aux Folles. The book is by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Laube, Brad Whitmore, Ted Deasy and many more. August 23, Four-handed piano team ZOFO is enjoying a banner year, with a new commission from Allen Shawn, a major tour, and a recording contract with the esteemed Sono Luminus label. Fortunately, the pianists continue to perform locally: catch their upcoming concert at San Francisco's Old St.Sexy chat with Hamilton summerfest
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