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Calendar of Paris Events

May 13-16
The 27th annual Artists' Open Studios in Belleville takes place for four days in over 120 ateliers in Belleville (11th, 19th & 20th arrondissements). It's a great chance to see some neighborhoods tourists don't normally see, to meet local artists, and of course purchase some lovely artworks! Pick up a map and program at the Espace Jordain (3 rue Jean-Baptiste Dumay, 20th, M° Jourdain). Free entry. Open 2-8pm, Fri-Sat until 10pm. 

May 21
Check out your favorite Paris museum at night during the 12th annual Nuit Européenne des Musées, when all over Europe museums stay open until midnight...for free! Special flashlight tours, live music, installment arts, film screenings, costumed museum guides, and other fun events throughout the evening at each museum.

May 21-22
Attention equestrian fans: it's time for the one of the legendary horse racing events in Paris, the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at the Hippodrome d'Auteuil (16th). There will be food trucks, snack stands and you can also dine in the panoramic restaurant overlooking the racetrack. Tickets are €8. 

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Friday
Feb062009

La Nuit Americaine at Flûte l'Etoile

Text and photos by Dave Guilford


Last Sunday was Flûte L'Etoile's first La Nuit Americaine, and judging by the crowd and the atmosphere, it was a big success. The brainchild of Flûte owner Herve Rousseau, La Nuit Americaine will be a regular weekly event held on Sunday nights starting at 7:00 pm. His passion for melding French and American culture provided the inspiration for the party.

Hosted by the charming and vivacious Maggie Kennedy (left), an expat from New Orleans, the evening's Mardi Gras theme was brought to life with drink specials on Big Easy favorites like Hurricanes and Mint Juleps. The mojitos at Flute are always popular, and the refreshing champagne sangria seemed to be the big hit of the evening.

While it can feel a little strange walking into a French bar and hearing nothing but English, it doesn't take long to settle into this little slice of Americana right here in Paris. Maggie tells me that other theme nights are in the works, so get your '70s gear ready and make plans to check out La Nuit Americaine at Flute. Check the calendar for updates on upcoming theme nights.

Flute l'Etoile
19 rue de l'Etoile, 17th
M° Charles de Gaulle Etoile
Tel 01 45 72 10 14

http://www.flutebar.fr

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