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20 Moments in 2008 in France and Worldwide

Blueeiffel 1. Obama elected as president in USA
2. Ingrid Bettancourt is liberated
3. Nicolas Sarkozy and Carlo Bruni get married
4. The Paris-Dakar rally raid is cancelled
5. Sarkozy declares the end of advertisements on public television channels
6. The Kerviel affair
7. The 3 hour+ Lunar eclipse
8. Marion Cotillard wins an Oscar for La Mome&La Vie en Rose
9. May 2008 marks 40 years since Mai '68
10. Laurent Cantet's "Entre les murs" wins a Palme d'Or
11. France is elected president of the EU council
12. The Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Beijing
13. Pope XVI visits France
14. Alain Bernard wins battle of record breakers for 100m
15. Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi win a Nobel Prize in Medecine
16. Launching of the new Loto
17. TV personality Pascal Sevran dies
18. Total entreprise is condemned for the Erika shipwreck
19. "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" hits a box-office record (more than 20 million viewers).
20. Lazare Ponticelli dies at the age of 110 years

Photo by Adrina Rose © 2008 Google

Essentiel

Lauren Ballinger writing for I V Y paris

_DSC0017 Tired of finding yourself wearing the drab black and greys of the Parisian wardrobe? For an unusual, yet classy kick of color visit Essentiel.

After a stroll through the Jardin de Luxembourg, hop down to their nearby location and delight yourself with their flashy accessories or perhaps a vivid apple green coat to really stand out among the crowds. One could find something for almost any price and their clothing and leather goods actually last so it's worth splurging even just a little bit.

From bags, to floral silk dresses, pins, bows and the softest of cashmere sweaters with just that extra tiny little detail to add an interesting twist, this Antwerp label will not disappoint.

Essentiel

11-13 rue de Tournon
75006 Paris

Photo: Désirs © Mike Koedinger Editions

Réveillon Anti-Crise at Point Ephémère

Affiche-reveillon-A21Bagatelle, Palais Maillot...Hit it on the right bank for 2009!

The dynamic arts center Point Ephémère is hosting a New Year's Eve party tomorrow night ( Dec 31st ) with 2 dancefloors, 1 chillout, 4 bars, and 2 heated outdoor terraces.

On the turntables you'll find:

Dj O (Label Southside / Chicago)
Dj L.A. (Red House Record)
Dj Phazalicious (Indie Dirty Sound)
Dj Benladance (FMR / Kissabilly)
Dj Dactylo (La Furie)
Dj Shende (Bombay)
+ a lot of guests...

Entry is 15 euros at the door, 12 euros if you buy them online here.

Call to Hear the Great Score

Schimana3w Singer, performer, composer and radio artists, Elisabeth Schimana and Seppo Gruendler's great score is based not on notes but rather upon a temporal and functional structure. The score is simultaneously a projected image and illumination...

From the Parisian:

The selection that you can listen to here is a mix of extracts in the course of which Elisabeth Schimina transforms her voice with the help of analogical filters and modulation, controlled by a Theremin, whilst Seppo Gruendler transforms the sounds of his electric guitar with the aid of analogical and digital equipment.

The sounds produced by one are put to use by the other, which allows a true resonant dialogue to take place in real time between the two musicians. In this piece the Theremin is used as a control tool but we also have the opportunity to hear it in the piece as well.

Until December 31st, dial +33 (0)1 47 23 54 01 followed by 9 to listen.

The Cavaliers in Concert at Regine's

Parisian band, the Cavaliers live at Regine's Club January 7th, promoting their self-titled debut album. (Video features them in a previous concert at the Nouveau Casino.)


Regine's
49, Rue Ponthieu
75008 Paris

Artquest Launches Artelier

Atelier Artquest’s newest web project, Artelier, is the antidote to online social networking. You can create a profile – but only in order to advertise your studio to other artists nationally and internationally.

You can message other artists you meet on the site – but all the better to find out if you want to take over their studio and apartment temporarily, giving you free access to their space while they have free access to yours.

Artelier is also a great social and professional networking tool, introducing you to local, national and international artists for collaboration, exhibitions, news…

To request an invitation:

Send an email to artelier@arts.ac.uk with your CV or the website address of your portfolio site.
The Artquest staff will invite you on in the next five days, and you can start to invite on your friends, and their friends, and their friends' friends…

Photo: Brancusi's atelier, reconstructed by Renzo Piano, 1997 © Adagp, Paris 2007

20 Bars

Meurice 1. La Perle
2. L'Alimentation Générale
3. Les Taulières
4. L'International
5. Le César
6. Le Fanfaron
7. Rosa Bonheur
8. Le Magnifique
9. Truskel
10. Aux Noctambules
11. Le Tania Club
12. Black Calavados
13. Experimental Cocktail Club
14. Mama Shelter
15. Curio Parlor
16. Le China
17. Andy Wahloo
18. Aux Folies
19. Bar Du Plaza Athénée
20. Ave Maria


Photo: Critik Paris

Winter Contemporary Art Calendar

Moulin NOW thru FEB 7
Bertrand Lamarche (left) "The Funnel" at La Galerie, Centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec

NOW thru FEB 13

Soizic Stokvis at Espace d'art contemporain Camille Lambert

NOW thru FEB 21
Hervé Coqueret at La Vitrine de l'ENSA Paris-Cergy

AlorenzaccioNOW thru FEB 22
"Notorious" at Le Plateau

NOW thru FEB 28
Gwénaël Morin and le Théatre Permanent present "Lorenzaccio d’après Lorenzaccio de Musset"(featured above) at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers



NOW thru MARCH 1
Alfred Gharapetian "Abondance" at La Galerie municipale de Vitry

NOW thru MARCH 15
Ursula Kraft at Maison des Arts de Malakoff

NOW thru March 22
Robert Frank "Paris / Les Américains", Sophie Ristelhueber, Mario Garcia Torres' Programmation Satellite at Jeu de Paume, site Concorde

More on: Winter Contemporary Art Calendar

L'Etrange Noël at L'International

FLy-Noel-lg Watch out for this indie rock spot in 2009. An old PMU turned bar, this place will hold concerts every night except for Mondays, introducing local bands like Jericho Revolt, and Rodeo. Full program on their Myspace.

Note: Drinks are cheap as the Marseillais owner wants to avoid Parisian pricing.

Also don't miss out on their after X-Mas concert on December 26 with Les Pussies and David Carroll.

Free entry. Starts at 20:00.

L'International Bar

5 rue Moret
75011 Paris

Berko Bakery

Berko+-+Window Inspired from Sex and the City's cupcake craze (see Magnolia Bakery) comes Berko Bakery, our very own Parisian version.

This colorfully frosted pastry shop offers a number of original recipes, both savory and sweet.
Berko+-+Ensemble

We recommend their cheesecake made from real Philadelphia cream cheese, available also in bite-size to accompany your café.

Berko Bakery
23 rue Rambuteau
75004 Paris

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