APRIL: French Month in Los Angeles

In April, French culture shines in the Southwest of the United States! Many festivals , dozens of French and Francophone musicians, artists, directors, actors, curators etc. and many other performers not to be missed .

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David Guetta, Stromae, Yelle, Madeon, Christine and the Queens, Lilly Wood and the Prick, Magma, Martin Solveig, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Kistuné, Cedric Gervais, DJ Snake, Keren Ann, IAM... This month goes without precedent for the sheer number of Francophone concerts that will take place until the end of the month.

April is also the the month of French Cinema with COLCOA, a 9 days of French Films Premieres in Hollywood (April 20 -28) and the American Cinematheque celebrating Agnes Varda.

Visual art and photo will be featured at the end of the month with Vincent Lamouroux’s Projection and the third edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles.

CONCERT

DATE
ARTIST PLACE
CITY
April 1st
Ibeyi Hollywood forever Los Angeles
April 6
Magma Echoplex Los Angeles
April 7
Lilly Wood & The Prick Echoplex Los Angeles
April 10
Yelle The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles
April 11
Brodinski Exchange LA - Downtown LA Los Angeles
April 11
Bob Sinclar et Erik Hagleton Sound Nightclub Los Angeles
April 14
Stromae Club Nokia Los Angeles
April 14
Yelle with Stromae Club Nokia Los Angeles
April 15
Christine and the Queens The Echo - Los Angeles Los Angeles
April 15
Madeon El Rey Theatre Los Angeles
April 23rd
IAM Club Bahia Los Angeles
April 30
Keren Ann Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles
May 6
Les Arts Florissants Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles
April 10
Dj Snake Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 10
Yelle Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 12
Cedric Gervais Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 12
David Guetta Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 12
Gesaffelstein Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 12
Madeon Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 12
Martin Solveig Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 12
Stromae Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 16
Dj Snake Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 18
Yelle Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 19
Cedric Gervais Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 19
David Guetta Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 19
Gesaffelstein Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 19
Madeon Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 19
Martin Solveig Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 19
Stromae Coachella 2015 - Empire Polo Club Indio
April 3rd
David Guetta XS Nightclub - Wynn Social Las Vegas
April 4th
David Guetta Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas
April 4th
Dj Snake Surrender, Wynn Las Vegas
April 10
David Guetta XS Nightclub - Wynn Social Las Vegas
April 11
David Guetta Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas
April 11
Dj Snake Surrender, Wynn Las Vegas
April 15
Stromae Boulevard Pool – Mophie Stage at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
April 17
David Guetta XS Nightclub - Wynn Social Las Vegas
April 18
David Guetta Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas
April 23rd
Cedric Gervais Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub Las Vegas
April 25
David Guetta XS Nightclub - Wynn Social Las Vegas
April 26
David Guetta Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas
April 30th
Martin Solveig Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas


FESTIVAL

COACHELLA

Le Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Festival de musique et d’arts de la vallée de Coachella), plus communément appelé Coachella Festival, est un événement organisé par Goldenvoice qui se déroule chaque année sur trois jours (généralement le troisième ou quatrième week-end d’avril). Rendez-vous cette année les 10-12 avril 2015 et 17-19 avril 2015 à Indio, en Californie.

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COLCOA 2015

The 19th COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL will run April 20-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Now a 9-day event, the festival will showcase a record of 68 films, including 3 World Premieres, 7 International Premieres, 14 North American or U.S. Premieres, 16 West Coast Premieres - and 20 new shorts. The largest French film festival in the world will introduce a new competition dedicated to films and series produced for television.

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is an annual film festival held in Newport Beach in the U.S. state of California. Held in late April.
French Focus: As part of the European Showcase the Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight will be taking place April 28, 2015!

DANCE MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL

Many French directors’ films are being featured at the 14th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, which runs from April 30th to May 5th. Come see the West Coast premiere of Dancing is Living: Benjamin Millepied by French director Louis Wallecan, as well as Jiri Kylian: Forgotten Memories by directors Don Kent and Christian Dumais-Lvowski, and Natalianne Boucher’s film Continuum.

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

There will be a French Film Festival at the Glendale Community College in Los Angeles. All films will be played with English subtitles. There will also be French cooking demonstrations and pastry tastings. The film festival is free and open to the public.

VISUAL ART


PARIS PHOTO 2015
The Paris Photo Los Angeles Art Fair is back at the Paramount Pictures Studio from May 1st to May 3rd! For the 3rd year, 79 exhibitors from 18 countries will show their best work. Discover 8 exhibitors and 18 artists from France, talk and screening with Pierre Bismuth, special exhibition of François Fontaine’s work, book signing of Lauren Marsolier...

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VINCENT LAMOUROUX: THE BATES MOTEL, LOS ANGELES
French artist Vincent Lamouroux will transform Silver Lake’s deserted and derelict Sunset Pacific Motel into a temporary and ephemeral art installation. Opening reception of this project supported by Institut Francais on April 26, 2015 from 3PM. Do not miss it!


FILMS


AGNÈS VARDA IN PERSON! AGNÈS VARDA: FROM HERE TO THERE..
Aero Theatre | Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
The journeys of Agnès Varda - captured so beautifully in the recent five-part documentary series "From Here To There" - have brought the director around the world, exploring film and other arts in many different cultures. Join us for a few episodes from the series, along with Varda’s features CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7, Jane Birkin doc JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V., and offbeat romance KUNG-FU MASTER!, costarring her son Mathieu Demy, who will appear in person, and a young Charlotte Gainsbourg.


COMMUNITY EVENT

GRENOBLE AND PHOENIX 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Phoenix and Grenoble sister cities turn 25! In order to celebrate 25 years of friendship, there will be a celebration and reception at the US Airways Center in Downtown Phoenix on Friday, April 24th. Students and staff from local high schools and universities are invited. Open to the public.

CULTURAL EVENTS AND FRENCH EDUCATION


- In homage to its sister city in Europe, Los Angeles will host the Academy of Bordeaux from April 12th to 15th. The Academy seeks to build partnerships will Los Angeles businesses and further strengthen the economic ties between the two cultural hubs.

- They accompany a delegation of Bordeaux high school students, who will be welcomed at Palisades Charter School from April 12th to 19th.

- To celebrate the English translation of her book, “On n’est pas là pour disparaître,” Olivia Rosenthal will tour at USC, Otis, San Diego University!

- The Alliance Française of Pasadena will welcome Olivia Rosenthal on April 17th, from 7-9pm.

- April 29 at 6:30pm : A “Literary Night” dedicated to reading aloud, audiobooks and “made in France” works. The conference will be presented in French. Event organized by the Alliance Française of Los Angeles

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- The office of the Dean of the School of Humanities, Humanities Commons, & the Departments of European Languages and Studies, Philosophy and the Critical Theory Emphasis present Professor Marc Crépon “The Trial of Hatred”on April 30 at UC Irvine

COMING UP:

- BILINGUAL FAIR at UCLA May 3rd. Bilingual education is booming! More and more parents understand the benefits of a bilingual education for their children. More and more options are now available all over the city, in both private and public education. The Bilingual Education Fair, organized by French Morning, a web magazine, is the premier event for all interested in this movement that’s changing the face of so many schools in the city and the country.

The event is geared toward parents who can meet all the actors of the bilingual education community in a single space. The exhibitors (schools, publishers, education businesses…) all practice and promote bilingual education in all languages (French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, etc).

Discover all the events on www.FrenchCulture.org and the April cultural agenda.

Dernière modification : 19/05/2015

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