PAN Paris

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare : Saturday June 9, 2018 at 7 pm

Each year the Tower Theatre Company presents a play by William Shakespeare in the open-air Théâtre de Verdure, in the Bois de Boulogne. This year, they will present The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s mature romance about abuse of power and redeeming love.     For more, see

PAN Restaurant Series: Brunch at Savannah Coffee – Sunday April 22, 2018 at 11:45 am

Join us for a typical American brunch in the heart of the Marais. In a setting straight from US films in the 50’s, you can enjoy coffee, orange juice, scrambled eggs with bacon or salmon, hash browns, salad, toast, pancakes, …   For more, see

Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi – Saturday April 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm (for 6:30 pm start)

Luisa Miller represents a transitional moment in Giuseppe Verdi’s unparalleled career. While reminiscent of the youthful vitality that had made Verdi an international sensation, the opera also looks forward to the dramaturgical discipline and sophistication of the composer’s middle period. The story centers on the bond between a father and his daughter as they stand

Guided Tour of the Batignolles and Epinettes “Villages” – Thursday April 12, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Come discover the unexpected provincial charm and ambiance of the Batignolles and Epinettes “villages”. From the historic hospitality and village atmosphere of Batignolles to the popular effervescence of the Epinettes…   For more, see

Precious Art Deco objects from the collection of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan – Friday April 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm

The precious boxes on display here were collected by Sadruddin Aga Khan for for his wife, the Princess Catherine Aleya Beriketti, and represent incredible masterpieces of inventiveness, creativity, fantasy, skills and technical prowess.  These precious objects, whose craftsmanship was as important as their function, were specially designed for the first wave of ‘liberated’ women in

Così Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – NY Met Opera live – Saturday March 31, 2018 at 6:25 pm (for 6:55 pm start)

The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così

Guided Tour of the Museum of the Monnaie de Paris – Sunday March 18th, 3:00 pm

After seeing the “Women House” exhibit at the Monnaie de Paris, we are returning to the site for a tour of its museum, to learn about the history and the techniques used in French coin minting. From extracting metal to minting, from the hammer to the mechanical press, from antique coins to the euro, a

Documentary: The Second Act of Elliott Murphy, followed by Live Concert – Friday March 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm

During la Semaine des Cinémas Étrangers, the Mona Bismarck American Center will screen the documentary The Second Act of Elliott Murphy, which will be introduced by the American artist in person!       “Elliott Murphy, born in New York in 1949 and living in Paris since 1989, has made more than thirty albums and performs nearly


This year, on our first venture away from Paris in almost 10 years, seven lucky PAN members will be enjoying a brief warmer and sunnier celebration in Menton in the south of France at: BOLLYWOOD – 85ème Fête du Citron. Sara Florent has arranged four days of special events, fun and wonderful food, including…  

PAN Restaurant Series: L’Archelle – Friday February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

An archelle is a Belgian term for a little shelf in the kitchen or dining room with hooks for hanging any container or utensil with a handle. The name dates back to the previous owner who was Belgian and the present owner-chef has kept the tradition. The building used to house a butcher’s shop and the ironwork

Visit of the Yuki ATAE exhibit – Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris – Monday, February 19, 2018 at 2:30pm

Join PAN at this free exhibit and (re)discover Japanese culture.     With his sculptures, often called “art dolls”, artist Yuki ATAE, born in 1937, opens the doors of a unique universe. For his 80th birthday, his works will be on display for the 2nd time in Paris: the opportunity to review a rich career spanning

Guided Tour of the César Exhibit at the Centre Pompidou – Saturday February 10, 2018 at 3 pm

César, one of the most renowned artists of his age and one of the most misunderstood, passed away 20 years ago. Emerging in the Paris of post-war Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, César’s work was a perpetual self-interrogation in a vein close to that of Picasso, Giacometti and Germaine Richier, among others. He became famous at the

L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti – Saturday February 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

NY Met Opera live (“Simulcast”)  Gaumont Pathe Opera (Cote Capucines) The Elixir of Love, is a comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts by the Italian composer, Gaetano Donizetti, first performed in 1832. It is easy to enjoy this light-hearted opera even if its plot is as predictable as a current movie romantic comedy.   To

“Women House” Exhibit: Guided Tour at the Monnaie de Paris – Saturday January 13, 2018 at 3 pm

Women House is the meeting point of two notions: gender – female, and space – domestic. Architecture and public space have generally been masculine while the domestic space was both a woman’s prison and shelter: this historical evidence is nevertheless not a fatality as shown by the Women House exhibit. On 1000 m2 of floor

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini – Saturday January 27, 2018 at 6:55 pm

NY Met Opera live (“Simulcast”) Gaumont Pathe Opera (Cote Capucines) Sir David McVicar’s “smashing new production” is a grand triumph of music, voices, and design. Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century and could be taken from today’s

PAN Restaurant Series: Sunday Brunch at Jakarta Bali – December 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

At the Jakarta Bali, all the flavors of Asia await you at this elegant, zen and intimate setting in the center of Paris. This little glimpse of Indonesia will win you over! Imagine a surprising brunch, filled with exotic flavors, initiating you to a traditional Indonesian breakfast, the perfect discovery to brighten your Sunday morning. To

PAN’s Annual Christmas Caroling Party – December 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Are you ready to deck the halls and go dashing through the snow?? Join us at our ever popular annual Christmas Caroling Party! Even if you can barely carry a tune, you’ll be caught up in Holiday Season cheer and and find yourself joining in the traditional Christmas carols sung to Scott Sontag’s lively and expert

West Side Story by the Opera Fuoco – December 8, 2017 at 8pm.

David Stern’s Opera Fuoco returns to the Mona Bismarck American Center with the timeless musical West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim et Jerome Robbins). The soprano Reri Grist, who played Consuela in the original production of West Side Story, will be the special guest at this concert. To register, click on the link below: West Side Story by the Opera Fuoco

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Joe Allen’s restaurant – Friday November 24, 7017 at 7:30 pm

This very popular PAN event was organized for years by Sam Taub and we are continuing the tradition. The dinner includes cocktail, wine, 3 courses and coffee for 50€… There are only 20 seats – first come first serve! Reservation and payment must be made in advance, please. More details and registration here :  

Private Guided Tour (in English) of the Salpétrière Hospital – Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 2 pm

The Salpêtrière was originally a gunpowder factory (saltpetre being a constituent of gunpowder), but in 1656 at the direction of Louis XIV, it was converted into a hospice for the poor of Paris. It also served as a prison for prostitutes, and a holding place for the mentally disabled, criminally insane, epileptics, and the poor.