Gar­den Party

Where Paris - - Entertainment -

All sum­mer the Mona Bis­marck Amer­i­can Cen­ter will be host­ing Mona Dar­lin’, a pro­gramme burst­ing with jazz, hip-hop and funk. Cel­e­brat­ing Amer­i­can pop cul­ture, the cul­tural cen­tre will be putting on live con­certs in its spa­cious hid­den gar­den where you can chill out with drinks, mu­sic and a sneak peak of the Eif­fel Tower that sits just across the River Seine from the cen­tre. The sum­mer house is open ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day and you can check out the month’s pro­gram­ming at ww.mon­abis­­adar­lin. - S.I.

Mona Dar­lin’ 34 ave de New York (16th), 01 47 23 38 88

As tourists or ex­pats in Paris there are some quirks we have all no­ticed among the Parisians, the way they march to their des­ti­na­tions, their con­stant pout­ing and the way they or­der at restau­rants. Olivier Gi­raud has too, no­ticed that the Parisians are unique in their be­hav­iour, and has de­cided to bring all those idio­syn­cra­sies to light. Born in Bordeaux, Olivier moved to Paris to study ho­tel man­age­ment and af­ter grad­u­at­ing he moved to the Unites States where he man­aged a restau­rant of a 5-star ho­tel. Af­ter four years, and many soul-search­ing nights, he de­cided to re­turn to France and fol­low his real dream of be­com­ing a co­me­dian. Hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced the cul­tural dif­fer­ences be­tween the Parisians and Amer­i­cans while in Florida, and hav­ing ob­served for him­self the tourists of all na­tion­al­i­ties in Paris, he de­cided to not shy away from the hard­hit­ting ques­tions of how one be­comes a real Parisian. How do you grab a waiter’s at­ten­tion in a café? In the metro, what do you do if you see an older lady or a preg­nant woman? And how do you be­have in a cab? Putting to­gether a one man show, How to be­come a Parisian in one hour?, the stand-up comic will leave you rolling in your seat from laugh­ter and 100% pre­pared for any sit­u­a­tion in the City of Light. The ul­ti­mate Parisian the­atre ex­pe­ri­ence cre­ated by Olivier Gi­raud! En­joyed by more than 500 000 spec­ta­tors, this show is much more than a stand-up com­edy! It’s a hi­lar­i­ous, in­ci­sive and vis­ual ob­ser­va­tion of the Parisian be­hav­iour! Per­formed 100% in English all year round in one of the most beau­ti­ful Ital­ian re­nais­sance style the­atres (600 seats) lo­cated in the lively heart of Paris... Oh­lala! Non-stop laugh­ter from a real Parisian guar­an­teed to leave you want­ing more. This is THE PEr­FECT GUIDE to en­joy Paris and the Parisians!

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