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Best-selling author


The French Cultural Center and the Consulate General of France in Boston will welcome bestselling author Leïla Slimani from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the center at 55 Marlborough St.


Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize, Slimani will visit the center for the American release of “Adèle (Dans le jardin de l’ogre).” She will talk about her latest release and her bestseller “The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce)” that sold 600,000 copies in its first year of publication.


A Q&A, book signing and reception with light bites will follow the program. Tickets are $8 for members and $16 for non-members. Registration is strongly recommended.


RSVP by calling 617-912-0400 or online at


Portraits and landscapes


The French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St., is displaying “French Eyes on Boston,” portraits and landscapes by Marguerite Wibaux, now through Feb. 28.


Wibaux’s landscapes marry the Renaissance perspective tradition with an American expressionist approach. The paintings engage with the artist’s perceptions of various points of view in Boston.


The landscape series explores various mediums and techniques, mixing oil and spray paint with acrylic and collage.


Wibaux’s work also explores Boston’s youth through portraiture. These paintings aim to pay tribute to a rich diversity of styles, personalities, genres, origins and cultures in a visually thriving and energizing series.


The exhibition is free, but reservations are required. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.


For more information and to make a reservation, call 617-912-0400 or visit