La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in January. All events are free and open to the public; for further information call 212.998.8750 or visit maisonfrancaise.

A schedule of events follows:

Fri., Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Jazz concert: “The Don Tepfer Trio: Improvisational Contemporary Jazz at the Intersection of Musical Cultures” with Dan Tepfer, piano; Jorge Roeder, double bass; Richie Barshay, drums. Reservations: 212.998.8750.

Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Lecture: “City of Angels, City of Light: Reflections on Postwar Avant-Gardes in L.A. and Paris” by Tosh Berman, founder, Tam Tam Books. Co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery on the occasion of its exhibition, “Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle.”

Mon., Jan. 22, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Composing with Transparametric Categories: A Short Portrait of My Music” by Fabien Levy, composer; winner of 2004 Ernst von Siemens Foundation Prize.

Thurs., Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Reading from Toussaint Louverture: A Biography” by Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Soul’s Rising; Master of the Crossroads.

Fri., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Performance: excerpts from Illusions comiques by Olivier Py (in French). Olivier Py is the newly announced director of Théâtre de l’Odéon and will perform this piece with actor John Arnold. Presented in cooperation with the Hotlink Festival, NYU’s Tisch School, and the French Embassy.

Tues., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Illustrated lecture: “L’art du future sera-t-il invisible?” by multi-media artist Fred Forest. (In French and English.)

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