The Toast of the Town Dec/Jan 2019
LFBK’s Top Hits of NYC French Cultural Events
About town this Winter? Starving for a dose of culture?
Bundle up with an extra layer of French Culture; in Brooklyn and the island beyond (aka: Manhattan.)
1) Delacroix at the Metropolitan Museum of Art September 2018 – January 6, 2019
A monumental once-in-a-lifetime exhibit on the visual work of legendary, French painter and creative Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863). Over 150 paintings, as well as drawings, illustrations, and manuscripts. illuminate Delacroix’s restless imagination and genius. This exhibit combines pieces borrowed from the Musée du Louvre, as well as those in the Met’s permanent collection.
2) Gatsby in Paris @ Club Bonafide December 21st, 2018
Jazz Standards from the 1920s and 1940s performed by enchanting French singer Chloe Perrier and her band, The French Heart. Favorites rendered in an equally classic and unique style thanks to Chloe’s mix of chanson, Brazilian, and Romany-tinged style. The performers move easily between French and English, as song ebb and flow through the decades.
3) Daft Disko @ The Knitting Factory January 4th, 2019
France is in the HOUSE! Get funky and everything else with jamz from:
Daft Punk * Stardust * Cassius * Todd Terje * Disclosure * Breakbot * Flight Facilities * Neon Indian * Giorgio Moroder * Fred Falke * Vitalic * Aeroplane * Claptone * Modjo * DJ Falcon * Lifelike * Mylo * Etienne De Crecy * DJ Mehdi * Martin Solveig * Les Rhythmes Digitales * Pete Heller * & More
This is an all night, dance-hard event for true lovers of the groove!
4) French Wine 101@ Chelsea Market January 6th, 2019
Sip like a sommelier! Boost your knowledge and uncork the mystery of what is lives behind the label. Participants get a 10% discount on their faves! Beginners and aficionados welcome.
5) Cyrano de Bergerac by the Comedie- Francaise @ Various Theaters January 23rd, 2019
At talented swordsman, a brilliant poet, biting wit, AND a massive nose – Meet Cyrano de Bergerac. A classic tale told by one of the most noted theatre companies in Europe LIVE, on the big screen. Awarding winner director Denis Podalydes’ production of this classic tale of hijinkx includes opera, slapstick, tragedy, and romance. A wonderful, whimsical whirlwind not to be missed!
6) Vive la France: French Wines and Cheeses @ Murray’s Cheese January 24th, 2019
Take a tour and take a taste – all from the comfort of the City that Never Sleeps. What is Brie? Gamay? Where do they come from, and why might the mix well (or not) with one Vino or another? Pour a class, take a bite – 6 cheese and 6 wines in 90 minutes. Do the math, this workshop really packs it in! Bring your appetite.
7) Champagne School: Introduction to French Champagne @ Flute Champagne Bar January 26th, 2019
This popular “intro class” is a bubbly-loving essential. Get to the source on questions like: Why does it cost THAT?! When is it appropriate to pop the cork? How is it is best to serve? All answers become clear, though your head may get fuzzy if you enjoy this class as much as we do!
Check back in January for another dose of The Toast!