April 2010 Paris Events

April 2010 Paris Events
April welcomes spring running through the gardens in Paris where tulips and cherry blossoms abound and blanket the City of Light in fresh spring colours.  Monet’s Gardens officially open to the public for the season and we get to put away our winter clothes and enjoy long strolls outside again.  However, since it is always a good idea to have a destination, here are this month’s happenings worth taking a stroll to in Paris! Opera & Ballet Opéra Garnier – www.operagarnier.fr Tribute to Jerome Robbins, Choreographer Benjamin Millepied – April 21st through May 10th A true tribute to one of the 20th century’s most profound choreographers, you will find yourself engulfed in a world from jazz to comic movement. Opéra Bastille – www.operagarnier.fr Siddharta, Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj – through April 11th Explore the myth and lore of who was to become Buddha through ballet. Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Conductor Bruno Campanella – through April 23rd Rossini’s famous opera in two acts comes alive on the stage at Bastille. Billy Budd, Conductor Jeffrey Tate – April 24th through May 15th An opera sung in English is not often found on the Paris stage.  Based on the confrontation between good and evil, and set on a battleship this is considered to be one of the most grand stage designs in opera today. Art Exhibitions The Louvre – www.museedulouvre.fr A Passion for Delacroix – the Karen B. Cohen Collection – through April 5th From Izmir to Smyrna, Discovery of an Ancient City – through April 5th Holy Russia, Russian Art from the Beginnings of Peter the Great – through May 24th Contemporary Art, Louvre’s commitment to commission living artists – through December 31st   Musée d’Orsay – www.musee-orsay.fr Crime and Punishment – through June 27th Meijer de Haan, the Hidden Master – through June 20th Photography, Not Art – through June 20th   Musée du Quai Branly – www.quaibranly.fr Sexe, Mort et Sacrifice – through May 23rd The Making of Images – through July 17th Autres Maitres de l’Inde – through July 18th   Centre Georges Pompidou – www.centrepompidou.fr Erró – 50 Years of Collages – through May24th Patrick Jouin – The Substance of Design – through May 24th Sarkis Passages – through June 21st Lucian Freud l’Atelier – through July 19th   Musée Jacquemart-André – www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com El Greco – Dalì, The Great Spanish Masters, The Pérez Simón Collection – through August 1st   La Maison Rouge – www.lamaisonrouge.org Vinal, Records and Covers – through May 16th Celeste Boursier Mougenot – through May 16th Marco Decorpeliada, Schizomètres – through May 16th   Grand Palais – www.grandpalais.fr The World in Colours – through May 2nd Where the Dinosaurs Ate – through My 2nd Turner and His Painters – through May 24th   Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Rétrospective Yves Saint Laurent – through August 29th   The Box in Paris – Maison d’Art Contemporain – www.theboxinparis.com Diagoneles   – through April 18th Médiathèque Jean Jaurès de Nevers – through April 18th   Sponte Galerie d’Art – www.sponte.fr Et Puis la Danse – through April 10th 8 – 16 Mai   Matiere   Music Venues – Highlights of April   Salle Pleyel – www.sallepleyel.fr 2, 9, 16 & 23   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France 3, 7, 10, 14, 21, 22,   Orchestre de Paris 19   Marc Ribot Trio & Jim Hall Trio 25   Carla Bley “The Lost Chords find Paolo Fresu” 27   Hélène Grimaud   A Costume Ball April 17th www.lebaldesprincesses.com L’Olymia – www.olympiahall.com 2-4   Anne Roumanoff “Cartre Blanche” Comedy Festival 10 & 11   Rodrigo Y Gabriella 14   Luz Casal 16   Chico & the Gypsies 20-23   Jean-Marie Bigard 28   Cartouche   Bercy – www.bercy.fr 6   Whitney Houston 14   Tokyo Hotel 20   Roberto Alagna 26 & 27   Mika 28   Rhianna   Le Zenith – www.zenith-paris.com 1st R Kelly 12   The Cranberries 17 & 18   The Prodigy 28   The John Butler Trio   La Flèche d’Or – www.flechdor.fr (concerts are held here nightly) 7   Laura Marling 8   Band of Horses 11   Melissa Auf der Maur 15   The Love Me Nots 23 & 24   Chicros 29   The Features   Palais de Congress – www.viparis.com 3   Très Chère Mathilde 9 & 10 Show Dance 13   The National Dance Show of Russia 15   César, Fanny, Marius 17 & 18   Les Choeurs de l’Armée  Rouge 24 & 25   Shen Yun   Casino de Paris – www.casinodeparis.fr 1st Maceo Parker 4    Ballet Nationale de Hongarie   Elysée-Montmartre – www.elyseesmontmartre.com 11   Method Man 16   DJ Jazzy Jeff 17   L.M.C. 30    65 Days of Static   Le Grand Rex – www.legrandrex.com 11   Mylene Farmer 13   Foreigner 23   Festival de Jules Verne   La Cigale – www.lacigale.fr 6     Mickey Green 8    Pierpoljac 17   Angelique Kidjo 21   Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio 22   Don McLean 28   Gaetan Roussel   Paris Events American Library in Paris – www.americanlibraryinparis.org 7   An Evening with Author Stephen Clarke 14   An Evening with Author Michael Palin 15   Word for Word performs Tennessee Williams   The Village Voice – www.villagevoicebookshop.com 13    Elizabeth Hawes discusses her biography of Albert Camus: Camus, A Romance 15    Jerome Charyn discusses his novel: The Secret Life of Emily Dickenson 22    Joint reading with Hilary Masters and Kathleen George; introduced by American poet William Jay Smith 27    An evening with Tomas Venclova, considered to be one of Europe’s greatest poets   Espace Champeret 8 – 11   Salon du Livre et Papiers Anciens   Dorothy’s Gallery – www.dorothysgallery.com Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women Making the News – through April 11th   Jazz Clubs Sunside/Sunset – www.sunset-sunside.com Le Caveau de la Huchette – www.caveaudelahuchette.com Le Duc des Lombards – www.ducdeslombards.com Le Caveau des Oubliettes – www.caveaudesoubliettes.fr Le Baiser Salé – www.lebaisersale.com New Morning – www.newmorning.com Swan Bar – www.swanbar.fr   Sporting Events in Paris in March All through the City of Light 11   The 34th Annual Paris Marathon   Bercy – www.bercy.fr 3   Angels on Ice 10 & 11   17th International Gymnastics Competition of France   Parc de Princes – www.parcdesprinces.fr 10   Paris Saint Germain vs. Bordeaux 24   Paris Saint Germain vs. Rennes   Stade de France – www.stadefrance.com 3    Stade Francais Paris vs. ASM Clermount Auvergne   Lisa Buros www.YourParisExperience.com If you would like your venue, or know of an events venue that should be added to this list please email Lisa directly at:  [email protected]   Please post your comments or questions and let them flow….

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