Rose, c’est Paris
  • 27
  • Feb
  • 2010

Startin 8th of April until 11th of July 2010 at Bnf Richelieu, photo gallery.

A young woman, B., looks for her twin sister Rose who is missing. That’s the start for a look into the not so known intimistic parts of Paris taken by the camera of Bettina Rheims and written by Serge Bramly.

Hunderd photos and a movie tell the voyage at the heart of Paris between the wars. The mysterieus serie is divided in 13 episode in which you can find not so known decors of Paris. Over hunderd models and comidians did work with them such as Monica Bellucci, Valérie Lemercier, Anna Mouglalis, Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Rampling, Jean-Pierre Kalfon..

BnF / Richelieu ,58 rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, M° Bourse-Palais Royale

The Russian Ballets at Musée de l’Opéra
  • 23
  • Feb
  • 2010

Until 23 of May an exceptional exposition can be seen at Bibliothèqe-Musée de l’Opéra.
This exposition shows a hundred works from its most important collection of Russian Ballet. The Russian Ballet gave 19 “seasons” of spectacle in Paris between 1909 an 1929. It was an imediate succes due to the renovation of the classical ballet by choreographers as Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Leonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska and Georges Balanchine. But also and maybe even more important where the mutations of the decors and costums.

This manifestation is organised for the year France-Russie 2010

Opéra Garnier, 9, Rue Scribe , 75009 Paris, M° Opéra

Every day 10-17h and in function of the openingshours of the Palais Garnier.

The International Bar
  • 18
  • Feb
  • 2010

Not like in the fifties where the Jazz scene was very vibrant in Paris, the live music scene in Paris is not a big hit.

Close to Rue Oberkampf, in the heart of the 11th arrondisment, The International Bar is something of a revelation for the local Parisian live music scene. It hosts two bands a night, every night of the week, completely free of charge with relatively cheap drinks and a laid back atmosphere. The music runs the gamut from rock, electro, folk, pop and world.

The crowd is as eclectic as the music styles but is becoming increasingly popular with young dressed down hipsters, students and ex-pats. Most come for the 4 euro pints at happy hour (finishing at 9pm) and stay on for the free live music. The bar stays open until 2am during the week and until 4am on the weekends. After the bands finish, DJ’s play an eclectic mix of everything from Prince to Joy Division to Lauren Hill.
The space accommodates two separate bars each with their own ambiance. The ground floor bar is warmly lit with rough concrete flooring and simple furnishings. Stencil art and posters hang on the walls along with video projections and abstract sculptures lending it the feel of a messy artist’s studio or co-location. The downstairs bar is a 200+ capacity band room with a low ceiling and the ubiquitous sticky carpets and dark corners that typifies rock’n'roll.
The drink selection includes cocktails and tap beers as well as a couple of decent wines. For snacks, the upstairs bar also does a nice trade in hotdogs and will serve up free popcorn and chips/crisps during happy hour.

From Champs-Elysee to Montmartre there is no shortage of expensive clubs and bars with DJ’s spinning the latest dance music for an increasingly bovine audience but if you feel more in the mood to enjoy a beer, catch up with friends and see a local French band then head down to The International Bar.

Out of the text by Joel Ma

The International Bar,5/7 Rue Moret,75011, Paris, M°: Menilmentant, Parmentier, Rue St Maur

A Passion for Delacroix
  • 14
  • Feb
  • 2010

Tired of shopping, looking for a peacefull heaven, just jump in at Musée E.Delacroix at the nice Place Furstenberg.
At Vingt I read that there is an interesting exhibition. Text by Tiffany Tang
“The Musée national Eugène Delacroix presents its first private collection acquired by Karen B. Cohen – an exhibition encompassing works from exclusive purchases at public auctions to modestly priced paintings, preparatory works, sketches, manuscripts and copies of the Old Masters – offering a panoramic view of the artist’s career through the variety of subjects represented in his works. The selection of 90 works is now returned to the walls of the artist’s studio, on which they once were, until the sale of the premise in 1894.

Aside from the renowned pieces, this exhibition covers the lesser-known works by Delacroix, which includes copies of the Old Masters Raphael and Rubens, illustrations on works of Shakespeare and George Sand, paintings on religious subjects, savage wildlife, as well as glimpses of the Moroccan livelihood and the natural landscapes of Valmont the artist observed during his travel, which are rarely shown in public. These specially selected pieces are presented alongside borrowed works from Musée du Louvre and other public collections, thus offering a comprehensive view on the development of the Delacroix’s artistic maneuver and revealing his source of inspiration. A majority of the exhibited works will return to the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York after the exhibition, of which Karen B. Cohen is an honorary trustee.

Musée national Eugène Delacroix, 6 ,rue de Furstenberg, 75 006 Paris, M° Saint-Germain
Open every day except for Tuesdays from 9.30pm to 5pm.