The best French events in New York | April

Benjamin Clementine - big color pic - USEBenjamin Clementine, Anglo-French singer-songwriter.

| Lectures & Conferences

Tuesday, April 7, 6-7:30 pm

Beyond Piketty (and Before the Deluge): Natural Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Panel discussion | sponsored by Columbia’s Maison Française and Alliance Program
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A distinguished panel will discuss natural capital from the perspectives of a physicist turned economist, geochemist, architect/urban planner, and professor of public policy and corporate responsibility.

Speakers:

Claude Henry, professor of sustainable development, Sciences Po Paris and Columbia
Geoffrey Heal, paul garrett professor of public policy and corporate responsibility, Columbia Business School
Peter Kelemen, arthur d. storke professor & chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia
Stephen Cassell, principal, Architecture Research Office

East Gallery, Buell Hall
Columbia University Maison Française
515 West 116th Street
New York, NY

Events @ Columbia’s Maison Française
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Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 pm 

Great New Books in the Humanities with Kristin Ross
Book event (in English) | presented by the Humanities Initiative, NYU
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A discussion of Kristin Ross’s new book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (Verso, 2015).

Speakers:

(Moderator) Dana Polan, 
professor & associate chair of cinema studies, NYU
Greg Grandin, professor of history, NYU
Andrew Ross,
 professor of social and cultural analysis, NYU
Kristin Ross,
 professor of comparative literature, NYU
Joan Scott,
 professor of social science, Institute for Advanced Study
Max Tomba,
 assistant professor, historical studies and political science, Università di Padova

The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
Fifth Floor
New York, NY

Events @ the Humanities Initiative at NYU
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Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm

Mireille Guiliano, Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food
Book talk & oyster tasting
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The best-selling author of French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano, will discuss her new book, Meet Paris Oyster.

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Le Skyroom
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY

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Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 pm

Apocalypse Baby
Book talk
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Virginie Despentes – France’s most notorious feminist writer – and Emily Gould discuss Apocalypse Baby, “an addictive feminist thriller that reads like shameless gossip from your smartest friend.” (Johanna Fateman)

Albertine
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Events @ Albertine
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Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm–7:00 am

A Night of Philosophy
12-hour nocturnal happening featuring talks with 61 philosophers
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On Friday, April 24, “A Night of Philosophy” – a twelve-hour marathon of European and American philosophy and artistic performances – will take place in the French Cultural Services and Ukrainian Institute of America mansions, on Fifth Avenue and 79th Street, between 7pm and 7am the next day.

Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Events @ Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Sreet
New York, NY
Events @ Ukrainian Institute of America
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| Theatre & Cinema

Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 pm

Bye Bye Blondie
Film screening (in French with English subtitles) | Virginie Despentes, 2012, 87 min.
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In the 1980s, Gloria and Frances loved each other like teenagers: drugs, sex and rock’n’roll. Then each made her own way. Twenty years later, Frances comes back to Gloria in an attempt to retrieve the romance they had.

East Gallery, Buell Hall, 2nd floor
Columbia University Maison Française
515 West 116th Street
New York, NY

Events @ Columbia’s Maison Française
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Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 pm

French Literature Night at Cornelia Café
Play reading & discussion
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“French Literature Night” has chosen the play, Bien lotis, by Philippe Malone to be read on stage.

Cornelia Street Café
28 Cornelia Street
New York, NY

Events @ Cornelia Street Café
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Wednesday & Thursday, April 22 & 23, 7:30 pm

Hermione Project
 Lafayette
French play | co-presented with Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America
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In a new play inspired by letters between the young Marquis de Lafayette and his wife, discover the incredible story of the 19-year-old man who sailed to America as a volunteer soldier and helped win the war as a general in George Washington’s army.

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY

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| Concerts

Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm

Lilly Wood & The Prick
(French electro-folk pop band | hit song “Prayer in C,” Robin Schulz remix)
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Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place
New York, NY

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Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm

IAM
(iconic French rap group)
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Gramercy Theater
127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY

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Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm & Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 pm

Benjamin Clementine
(Anglo-French singer-songwriter & pianist | “If Nina Simone had been a man”)
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Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
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BRIC Arts Media House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
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