A guy sort of rolled his eyes and churlishly mumbled, "Why should we care in the U.S. about some dumb French holiday?" All rudeness aside, I decided to explain it to him. I love talking to churlish brick walls. I'm like a perky, blond Sisyphus.
The past helps us understand the present, and what better way to do that than through theater? Marat/Sade, on view now at Brava Theatre, is a story of class wars and revolution, remarkably close to our current world.
Just wrapped up your 4th of July festivities? Done celebrating your Independence from those damn Brits? Good! Because you're right on time to celebrate La Fête Nationale, aka Bastille Day. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.
This Saturday, July 14, cities in France and around the world will set off fireworks, storm faux bastilles and honor all things France in celebrations that will have everyone shouting, "Vive la France!"
Bouillabaisse is the traditional Provençal fish soup originated in the port city of Marseille, a hearty and delicious dinner. Marché Moderne in South Coast Plaza will be serving an authentic bouillabaisse for five nights, from July 13th to 17th.