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La Palette

Old favourite, popular with Ecole des Beaux-Arts students and the local Galeristes. Quite a pick-up joint in the Summer, but fun. It is a 'site classé,' which means that the owner cannot change the way it looks.

La Palette
43, rue de Seine
75006

La Pagode

A petite folie built in honour of the wife of the entrepreneur who opened Le Bon Marché. In the thirties the building was turned into a movie house that shows international films. It is one of the older cinemas in Paris with a lot of character and history.

La Pagode
57 rue de Babylone
75007

Gay Pride 2007

This Saturday, the 30th of June, the Gay Pride Parade will start at 1pm at Montparnasse, through Blvd St Michel, then Blvd St Germain and Blvd Henri IV, arriving at Bastille at 5pm.

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Canal Danse

HomeCanal Danse is a creative association that hosts various workshops and performances involving dance. Patricia Brouilly is the director of this artistic organization, which is centered around the performing arts. The idea of Canal Danse is a creative one, which may be of specific interest for artists that want to work on the relationship between dance and the body. This upcoming Saturday, Canal Danse is having an open "Performing Party," if you will...

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Musée des Arts Décoratifs

This space near the Louvre has changing exhibitions boasting "privileged testaments to the French art of living, the savoir-faire of its craftsmen and industrialists, the research and creativity of its artists, the passion of its collectors, the generosity of our donors and the desire to pass these riches on to others."  Often has good fashion exhibitions.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

Le Temps des Gitans

Opening tonight at the Opera in Bastille, a Punk opera by Emir Kusturica, portraying the life of a Gypsy boy amidst the wheeling and dealing of children in a Gypsy community. More photos here.

Photo by Simon Kirby

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Centre Culturel Suisse

The Suisse Cultural Center (Centre Culturel Suisse) is one of the best central locations (in the heart of the Marais) to see unique contemporary art exhibitions. Featuring artists working in forms such as installation, sculpture, photography, and performance.

Centre Culturel Suisse
32 et 38, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris

I V Y Paris Flickr Photographers

800pxphotographyDo you have unique photographs that you want to share with other artists?

I V Y Paris has a group for photographers on Flickr, which allows members to peek into other's camera lenses. We would be happy to invite you as a member... Just send us your e-mail.

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French Chansons Karaoke

GainsbougThe Institut National de l'Audiovisuel has put together a new site dedicated to years of music on French television.
More than 2000 clips and hundreds of interviews, categorized by artist, genre, and time period, are made available online. Revisit your favorite artist's careers, find those retro TV shows like "Age tendre et tete de bois" or "Le palmares des chansons."
You can also post up a play-list, sing to the karaoke or load your own musical performances, all made possible on chansons.ina.fr.

La Luna

00c2ul23229784Feel like dancing 'till the wee hours of the morning? La Luna is a small salsa discoteque tucked away in a little street not far from Bastille. If you can make your way past the bouncer, be sure to buy yourself a drink before heading downstairs to the dance floor. Be prepared to salsa, tango, mambo, and sway your hips to the fast beats and rotating lights. Absolutely everything and everyone is drenched in "glow in the dark" lights... no need to worry about what you look like in the dark. By Pamela Price for I V Y Paris

La Luna
28 Rue Keller
75011 Paris

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