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Bastille Day Celebration

A White Dog Cafe tradition for 22 years, the annual celebration of Bastille Day on July 14 gives Francophiles, natives and folks just looking for fine food a chance to eat, drink and be merry on Sansom Street. For $38, patrons can sit down to a Provençal feast under a tent. If you’re just in the mood to dance to French and American songs, make sure to drop by after 10 p.m., when admission is only $5. Don’t miss “The storming of La Bastille,” where “revolutionaries” free a pack of imprisoned white French poodles.

Or hop on over to the block party after you take in the new 35mm print of Jacques Becker’s “Touchez pas au grisbi” (1954), the classic gangster movie showing at International House at 8 p.m. Magnifique!
— H.A.D.

  • C’EST BON: The Bastille Day Block Party begins at 8 p.m. in front of the White Dog Cafe, at 3420 Sansom St. Reservations required for dinner: 215-386-9224. I-House Film tickets: $6, $5 members/students/seniors; film/block party tickets: $9, $8 members/students/seniors. Info: www.ihousephilly.org.

Originally published on July 8, 2004