The 'Summer' Scene

photo: model of opera, musee d'orsay

Fluke Surrealism in the Musée d'Orsay.

A Tip of the Iceberg

Paris:- Tuesday, 10. June 2003:- There are two 'Scene' columns in this issue because all of the new items wouldn't fit in one. To help your planning, some special events have been added, including the Fête Nationale and the Tour de France.

What you don't find on this page, will be on the 'Scene I' page. This page should have many special and summer items, while the 'Scene I' page has the typically current 'Scene' items.

Please excuse the extra typos and flubs. Doing this week's two columns has taken so long that spots in my eyes have interfered with proof- reading.

Contents of Scene I this Week
  • This Week's 'Openers'
  • Last Chances
  • Major Events, Exhibitions, Salons
  • More Events, Exhibitions, Salons
  • Photo, Cinema and Multimedia
  • Dance, Music, Opera, Theatre
  • Culture, History, Science
  • Commercial Salons

The Year of Algeria - this is a multi-month multi-cultural series of dance, music and theatre events continuing until July. The over-all name for it is 'Djazair.'

Fête de la Musique - music all day and all night all over Paris is scheduled for Saturday, 21 June, the first day of 'official' summer, with the shortest night. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 94 70.

Fête du Cinéma - all of France is supposed to turn out to watch as many movies as we can from Sunday, 22. June until Tuesday, 24. June. At any nearby or far off cinema.

Air Show - Le Bourget - this semi-annual affair has a huge official name, and hundreds of exhibitors from many countries. If you need an air force, this is the place to get one. Daily air shows will be featured, but the public will be restricted to visits on Sunday, 15. June,photo: view from hcb fondation plus Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22. June. At Le Bourget. InfoTel.: 01 41 69 24 82.

Sous La Plage - with 'Piratages Meets Cake & Milk,' starting on Saturday, 21 June with the Fête de la Musique. Usually from 14:00 to 21:00. Other dates are the Sundays of 6. July, 10 and 31. August, and 14. September. In the Parc André Citroën, Rue Cauchy, Paris 15. Métro: Javel or Balard. InfoTel.: 01 43 49 68 68.

View from the Henri Cartier-Bresson Fondation.

The Gay Parade - is known this year as 'La Marché des Fiertes, Lesbiennes, Gaies, Bi & Trans!' after having names in past years like 'Lesbian And Gaypride Paris,' which was a jolly parade not quite ever matching the huge event in Berlin. The date for it is Saturday, 28. June, and here is its Web site URL, as you will surely want to know more.

Alger - is an exhibition about urban and architectural aspects of Algiers. From Wednesday, 25. June until Sunday, 14. September. Also see Une Provocation Constructive for the same dates. Open from 10:00 to 17:30 except on Tuesday. At the Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293. Avenue Daumésnil, Paris 12. Métro: Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 43 46 51 61.

Four Exhibitions - include Alors la Chine?, until 13. October, La Dation Brancusi and Oliver Debre, both until Sunday, 14. September. Signes des Ecoles d'Art continues until Monday, 22. September. All four begin on Wednesday, 25. June. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Daniel Pflumm -is in a featured exhibition, to start at the end of June. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. Entry: 3 or 5 euros. Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

Jim Dine, Sarah Moon - both have exhibitions of their photo works, beginning on Wednesday, 25. June and continuing until Sunday, 14. September. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5-7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

A Table! - features the illustrations of food in Japan by Michiko Shimamoto, from Thursday, 26. Juneposter: shakespeare & co, lost, beat until Thursday, 31. July. Open from 12:00 to 19:00 and until 20:00 on Thursdays. Closed Sunday and Monday. At the Maison de la Culture du Japon, 101 bis, Quai Branley, Paris 15. Métro: Bir-Hakeim. InfoTel.: 01 44 37 95 01.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 'Peintures' - the history of a body of work is on exhibit here, beginning on Thursday, 26 June, continuing until 23. October. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, 59-61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Two Exhibitions - feature Susana Aviles and Siew Wah Poh from Wednesday, 26. June until Saturday, 5. July. They are followed by Naglaa Walker and Xavier Frossiart from Friday, 10. July until Saturday, 19. July. Possibly closed on Mondays, but open from 14:00 to 19:00. Cité Internationale des Arts, 16. Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Paris 4. Métro: Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 42 78 71 72.

Diamonds and the Power of Love - I'm not sure if this is safe for everybody, but it's being sponsored by the AXA insurance group. From Friday, 27. June until Sunday, 6. July. Open from 12:00 to 19:00. At the Hôtel de Villemare, 9. Place Vendôme, Paris 1. Métro: Tuileries. InfoTel.: 01 41 05 80 69.

Lizensheng - even if I've spelled the name wrong, the photos in this exhibition are of China's Cultural Revolution. From Friday, 27. June until Sunday, 21. September. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 47 75.

Paris-Marseille - or, 'From Montparnasse to the Canebière,' is an exhibit about old-time artists, set to start on Friday, 27. June, to continue until 12. October. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 19:00. At Le Musée du Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 96.

Objets d'Orgueil - means Objects of Pride, but which ones are unknown. This exhibition starts on Thursday, 3. July and last until Sunday, 13. July. At the Couvent des Cordeliers, 15. Rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon. InfoTel.: 01 40 46 05 47.

La Clé du Champs et Arthu Bispo do Rasario - the location says painting but maybe it's sculpture, fields, or the keys to Rosario. It begins on Wednesday, 9. July and continues until 28. September. Except for Mondays and holidays, from 12:00 to 19:00, from 12:00 to 21:30 on Tuesdays and 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends. At the Galeries Nationales du Jeu du Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, inside the Tuileries, Paris 8. Métro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Miouzik' - this an exhibition especially for kids from 4 to 12 years. The entire park is for kids in fact. Daily from 10:00 to 18:00 all during school holidays. Also on view Gauguin par-ci, Gauguin par-là, startng on Thursday, 26. June. At the Musée en Herbe, in the Jardin d'Acclimatation just inside the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Sablons. InfoTel.: 01 40 67 97 66.

Théâtre de Guignol - Shows at 15:00 and 16:00 on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and on all days during school holidays, which are from Monday 30. June until Wednesday, 3. September. 'Guignol' continues until Sunday, 28. September. Atposter: zurban, paris la nuit 2003 the Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 49 23 94 37.

Bolero Flamenco - is a big musical show with flamenco singing and dancing. Beginning on Wednesday, 18. June and continuing until Sunday, 6. July. At 20:30 and on Sundays at 15:30. No show Monday. At the Théâtre Mogador, 25. Rue de Mogador, Paris 9. Métro: Trinité. InfoTel.: 01 53 42 32 00.

100 Years for the Musée Gustav Moreau - inaugurated in January of 1903, Moreau's reception room has remained closed for 100 years until its coming reopening on Tuesday, 17. June. Restored to its original condition in every detail for this occasion, resulting in an extraordinary museum within the museum with its exceptional collection. Open from 10:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 17:15 except on Tuesday. [See the Gustave Moreau exhibition coming in July, below.] At the Musée Gustave-Moreau, 14. Rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris 9. Métro: Trinité or Saint-Georges. InfoTel.: 01 48 74 38 50.

Gustave Moreau - Mythes et Chimères - an additional centennial exhibition for this ultra-productive painter of myths and antiquities, with all pieces of show on loan from the Musée Gustave-Moreau, including some never shown before in public. From Tuesday, 22. July until 9. November. Hours are from 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique - Hôtel Scheffer Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Saint-Georges, Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 55 31 95 67.

Tour de France - this is an expo about 100 years of two-wheeled legends, from Thursday, 26. June until Saturday, 30. August. Except on Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Salon d'Acceuil of the Hôtel de Ville, 29. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 43 43. Free entry.

90th Tour de France - this bicycle classic started in 1903 so this is its centennial year. Starting from Paris on Saturday, 5. July, 'Le Tour' runs around France for three weeks before returning to the finish line on the Champs-Elysées on Sunday, 27. July. Paris 8. InfoTel.: 01 41 33 15 00.

Photography at the Turn of the Century - 'Du Pictorialisme àposter: expo paris st petersbourg Engène Atget,' will be a major exhibition to watch for beginning Tuesday, 15. July, continuing until 19. October.the 19th. Big names as well as unknowns are represented. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays. At the Musée d'Orsay, entry Quai Anatole France, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

Vivre C'est Habiter - is a 'big show' lacking details other than the dates, from Thursday, 17. July until 8. November. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 18:00, in summer possibly until 21:30, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 08 03 30 63 06. ResaTel.: 08 92 68 36 22.

L'Incroyable Rallye - starts at 11:00 on Saturday, 12. July at the Mairie of the 11th, and resumes on Sunday at 10:00 at the same place. A reception follows between 17:00 and 19:30, and the awards are given out from 19:30 until 02:00 on Monday, followed by a 'Grand Bal' the same day. Check out L'Incroyable Rallye if you don't believe this. 12. Place Léon-Blum, Paris 11. Métro: Voltaire. InfoTel.: 01 43 57 49 85.

Les Sapeurs-Pompiers - have a tradition of opening their firehalls for celebrating the Fecirc;te de la Bastille. The 'bals' will be held on the evenings of Sunday, 13. July and Monday, 14. July. At various locations in Paris and throughout France. Initially held in 1937, the first 'bal' lasted until the afternoon of the next day, and everyone at it missed the Champs-Elysées parade.

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