May Apéritif at Opa Wine Bar
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

May Apéritif at Opa Wine Bar

Alliance Française invites you to join us for food and fun May 23rd at 7:00pm at Opa Coffee & Wine Bar, a favorite South Austin hangout with tapas, espresso, sweets, and a full wine bar. AFA will provide small plates to share from 7:00-8:00pm. Guests pick up their own drinks.  Apéritifs are free to members whose names appear on the current member list. Non-members & guests will be charged a $10 fee.  Stop by to speak French and to try Greek salad, moussaka, baked feta, and Opa’s signature Mediterranean platter.

We hope to see you on the patio under the Live Oaks at Opa at 2050 S Lamar Boulevard. Check in with Alliance Française when you arrive & join us for food, fun and French on May 23rd  A très bientôt!

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DISCUSS LEILA SLIMANI'S CHANSON DOUCE on Saturday May 25th
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

DISCUSS LEILA SLIMANI'S CHANSON DOUCE on Saturday May 25th

AFA's May Club de Lecture session will be held May 25th in the Cellar at Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop at 2pm. Get yourself a coffee or a bite to eat, or just join us to discuss Chanson Douce by Leïla Slimani. Club de Lecture is a members-only event.  Become an AFA member today and join book discussion on May 25th at Genuine Joe’s, 2001 W Anderson Lane.

Louise, a young nanny, is magic with children. Myriam, the children's mother, returns from her first day back at work to find that Louise has tidied the cramped apartment, seemingly doubling it in size. When the nanny also shows her abilities as a cook, the husband Paul proudly invites friends and colleagues to enjoy the dinners prepared by Louise. Louise seems to be a miracle, but Leïla Slimani opens her book with the shocking words: "Le bébé est mort."  At first, it seems like a crime novel, working backwards to enable us to solve, or at least to understand, the murders. Yet Slimani is more subtle than that. Over the three or four years when Louise is working for the Massés—with occasional flashbacks to her previous employments, her life with her late husband, and troubles with her own daughter—the author paints a complex but recognizable picture of contemporary social life, class and privilege. Leïla Slimani is the winner of the 2016 Prix Goncourt for Chanson Douce. Join us for AFA’s RESCHEDULED May Club de Lecture at 2:00pm at Genuine Joe’s on May 25th. Hope to see you there.

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Sunday Pétanque & Potluck - May 26
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Pétanque & Potluck - May 26

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on May 26th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Hangar at Mueller. Play Pétanque, a favorite French past-time, enjoy food & drinks, and speak French with your Alliance Française friends & neighbors. No previous experience is necessary, families are welcome and all equipment is provided

Food and drink are potluck. Participants are invited to bring bread, cheese or a favorite recipe to share. AFA Pétanque is fun for people of all ages and there's no charge to participate. Members and nonmembers are welcome. We hope to see you at the Hangar at Mueller on May 26th to enjoy food, friends, French and Pétanque.

 

 

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Early-bird Class Discounts through May 28
May
28
8:00 AM08:00

Early-bird Class Discounts through May 28

Registration for June Classes is OPEN NOW! Session IV Classes at the AFA School include our popular private lesson program, Specialty classes, and over 40 group French classes per week.  REGISTER ONLINE by May 28th to receive $10 off each group class for which you register.

Summer Classes begin June 17th.

Learn French, make friends, and connect to the world beyond Austin with Alliance Française. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS ON GROUP CLASSES for those who register ONLINE by May 28th. Be and Early-bird and join Alliance Française in June!

 

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French Materials Library Hours June 2nd
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

French Materials Library Hours June 2nd

Join Alliance Française the first Sunday of each month at AFA's French Materials Library.  Members are invited to stop in for a visit, browse our materials, and to borrow a book or two. The Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out materials appropriate for all levels of French proficiency.  Members come find a book and see what the Library has to offer!

The AFA Library is reserved for current AFA members only. Click HERE to read about the benefits of AFA membership or click on the JOIN US tab.  Members discover what your French Library has to offer during Library Hours Sunday afternoon June 2nd, and bring the kids by for storytime.

 

 

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AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday June 7th
Jun
7
9:00 PM21:00

AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday June 7th

Join friends on June 7th @ 9pm for AFA Game Night at Cherrywood Coffeehouse.  Pick up coffee or a glass of wine for yourself, a dessert, and join in on a game!  We'll speak French as we play traditional French board games and American board games en français. Members' names must appear on the current membership list.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $5 fee.  

Memberships may be purchased online anytime and at Game Night.  Sign-in with Alliance Française is required.  We hope to see you at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on Friday June 7th to speak French, snack, drink and play.  JUNE 7 Game Night, Cherrywood Coffeehouse. 1400 E 38th 1/2 Street, Austin.

 

 

 

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Salon de Conversation - Childhood Summer Traditions & Vacations
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Salon de Conversation - Childhood Summer Traditions & Vacations

2nd Saturday Salon de Conversation will be held at Upper Crust Bakery on June 8th. Participants will asked to speak French about Favorite Childhood Summer Traditions & Vacations: How did you spend your summers as a child? What did you do, where did you go and what are your best memories?. AF Austin members at all levels of French are invited to attend and participate. Great coffee, pastries, and the chance to practice French with the help of native speakers.  Our Salon is a MEMBERS-ONLY event. Member levels & benefits at afaustin.org/join-us/

Speak French the second Saturday of each month with your AFA friends. Please be ready to speak in French about favorite Childhood Summer Traditions and Vacations on Saturday June 8th at 11:00am at Upper Crust Bakery, 4508 Burnet Road, Austin 78756.

 

 

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Second Sunday Pétanque - June 9th
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Second Sunday Pétanque - June 9th

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on June 9th 3:00-5:00pm at the Mueller Hangar. Play Pétanque, a favorite French past-time, enjoy food & drinks, and speak French with your Alliance Française friends & neighbors. No previous experience is necessary, families are welcome and all equipment is provided.  Food and drink are potluck. Participants are invited to bring bread, cheese or a favorite recipe to share. AFA Pétanque is fun for people of all ages and there's no charge to participate. Members and nonmembers are welcome. We hope to see you at the Hangar in the Mueller development to enjoy food, friends, French and Pétanque on Sunday afternoon June 9th.

 

 

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June 22 Club de Lecture: La Bête humaine by Emile Zola
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

June 22 Club de Lecture: La Bête humaine by Emile Zola

AFA's June Club de Lecture session will be held June 22nd at Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop. Get yourself a coffee or a bite to eat, or just join us to discuss La Bête humaine by Emile Zola. Club de Lecture is a members-only event.  Become an AFA member today and join book discussion on June 22nd at Genuine Joe’s, 2001 W Anderson Lane.

La Bête humaine is often cited as a masterwork, a story that details the psychological dissolution of a working man named Jacques Lantier. On board a train bound for the French port city of Le Havre, stationmaster Roubard murders a man who seduced his beautiful young wife Severine. Jacques Lantier also seduces Severine, who tries to entice Lantier to murder the abusive and controlling Roubard. Lantier has urges and tendencies of his own however that change everything and bring the novel to a brilliant close. AFA’s June Club de Lecture will meet at 2:00pm in the Board Room at Genuine Joe’s, June 22nd. Join us!

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June CINE-CLUB SCREENING:  Place Publique by Agnès Jaoui
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

June CINE-CLUB SCREENING: Place Publique by Agnès Jaoui

In June AFA Ciné-Club will present the 2018 French comedy/drama PLACE PUBLIQUE, a comical portrait and commentary on French society. Early in the story we meet Castro, a once famous television personality. It’s a lovely afternoon in the countryside near Paris. Castro attends a house warming party at the home of his longtime friend and producer Nathalie. During the party Castro encounters reality stars, actors, models, and an eccentric farmer who lives next door. Champagne is flowing and the party is in full swing. Castro’s ex-wife Hélène works the crowd to convince guests to sign a petition in support of an Afghan refugee. She barely notices the arrival of their daughter Nina who just published a book in which the main characters borrow heavily from her parents’ lives and flaws.

Actress and director Agnès Jaoui teams up with Jean-Pierre Bacri for their latest dissection of contemporary French society. Buy Tickets Here

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Sunday Pétanque & Potluck - June 23
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Pétanque & Potluck - June 23

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on June 23rd from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Hangar at Mueller. Play Pétanque, a favorite French past-time, enjoy food & drinks, and speak French with your Alliance Française friends & neighbors. No previous experience is necessary, families are welcome and all equipment is provided

Food and drink are potluck. Participants are invited to bring bread, cheese or a favorite recipe to share. AFA Pétanque is fun for people of all ages and there's no charge to participate. Members and nonmembers are welcome. We hope to see you at the Hangar at Mueller on June 23rd to enjoy food, friends, French and Pétanque.

 

 

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Beginner Level Café Conversation
Jun
28
12:30 PM12:30

Beginner Level Café Conversation

Practice French with your fellow AFA Students! On the 4th Friday of each month students currently registered in an AF Austin A1 Beginner Level 100 to 109 class have the opportunity to visit in French with friends with the guidance of an AF School instructor. Café Conversation meets at Santa Rita Cantina near the Alliance Française School. Purchase your own snack or drink and join the fun! Sign-in required. Students' names must appear on the AFA School roster of currently-registered A1 Level Beginning French students.

Current AFA School A1 students, check out AFA’s Beginning French Café Conversation group Friday June 28th, 12:30pm @ Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 W 38th Street, Austin Tx.

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French Materials Library Hours - July 7
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

French Materials Library Hours - July 7

Join Alliance Française the first Sunday of each month at AFA's French Materials Library.  Members are invited to stop in for a visit, browse our materials, and to borrow a book or two. The Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out materials appropriate for all levels of French proficiency.  Members come find a book and see what the Library has to offer! Come by on July 7th for Library hours.

The AFA Library is reserved for current AFA members only.  Click HERE to read about the benefits of AFA membership or click on the JOIN US tab.  AFA Members discover what your French Library has to offer during Library Hours Sunday afternoon July 7th in Room 106 at the AFA School, 4101 Medical Parkway, Austin 78756.

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SAVE THE DATE!  AFA's Bastille Day Celebration is Saturday July 13
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

SAVE THE DATE! AFA's Bastille Day Celebration is Saturday July 13

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday July 13. Join Alliance Française for an Austin summer tradition, AFA’s sparkling annual Bastille Day celebration at Triangle Park, a casual, fun, delicious celebration of French language, music, traditions, and culture. Enjoy live music and performers, food and drink. Triangle Park offers a shaded playground, Pétanque courts, a beautiful professional stage, multiple fee-free parking options, and a refreshing splash pad for the kids. Celebrate with friends and neighbors French-style on a starlit Texas summer night of French and fun. Alliance Française looks forward to seeing you at Triangle Park on Saturday July 13th from 6:00-10:00pm. Stay tuned for details! 

 

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Second Sunday Pétanque - July 14th
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Second Sunday Pétanque - July 14th

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on July 14th 3:00-5:00pm at the Mueller Hangar. Play Pétanque, a favorite French past-time, enjoy food & drinks, and speak French with your Alliance Française friends & neighbors. No previous experience is necessary, families are welcome and all equipment is provided.  Food and drink are potluck. Participants are invited to bring bread, cheese or a favorite recipe to share. AFA Pétanque is fun for people of all ages and there's no charge to participate. Members and nonmembers are welcome. We hope to see you at the Hangar in the Mueller development to enjoy food, friends, French and Pétanque on Sunday afternoon July 14th.

 

 

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July Cine-Club Screening - Wine Calling
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

July Cine-Club Screening - Wine Calling

By Bruno Sauvard, 2018 - 95 min - Documentary - French with English subtitles

Recently the world of wine has been in full effervescence, shaken by a counter culture as strong as the rock scene was in its time. All around the world, joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love : a natural wine free of codes and norms. While there are more than 3,000 wine growers in France, less than 3 percent of them are working in bio, biodynamic or natural methods of wine production. For ethical reasons, this relatively small community of wine growers has chosen environmentally friendly farming practices aimed at finding the natural expression of “terroir” – the full breadth of land, geography and climate – and the living character of the wine.

It’s in the south of France, in the heart of Catalonia, that WINE CALLING has followed over a year, from the harvest to the bottling, some of the most exciting of these new wine growers, springboard of a rising global movement for taste and sustainability.  BUY TICKETS HERE!


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Beginner Level Café Conversation - July 26
Jul
26
12:30 PM12:30

Beginner Level Café Conversation - July 26

Practice French with your fellow AFA Students! On the 4th Friday of each month students currently registered in an AF Austin A1 Beginner Level 100 to 109 class have the opportunity to visit in French with friends with the guidance of an AF School instructor. Café Conversation meets at Santa Rita Cantina near the Alliance Française School. Purchase your own snack or drink and join the fun! Sign-in required. Students' names must appear on the AFA School roster of currently-registered A1 Level Beginning French students.

Current AFA School A1 students, check out AFA’s Beginning French Café Conversation group Friday July 26th, 12:30pm @ Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 W 38th Street, Austin Tx.

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Sunday Pétanque & Potluck - July 28
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Pétanque & Potluck - July 28

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on July 28th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Hangar at Mueller. Play Pétanque, a favorite French past-time, enjoy food & drinks, and speak French with your Alliance Française friends & neighbors. No previous experience is necessary, families are welcome and all equipment is provided

Food and drink are potluck. Participants are invited to bring bread, cheese or a favorite recipe to share. AFA Pétanque is fun for people of all ages and there's no charge to participate. Members and nonmembers are welcome. We hope to see you at the Hangar at Mueller on July 28th to enjoy food, friends, French and Pétanque.

 

 

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French Materials Library Hours - Aug 4
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

French Materials Library Hours - Aug 4

Join Alliance Française the first Sunday of each month at AFA's French Materials Library.  Members are invited to stop in for a visit, browse our materials, and to borrow a book or two. The Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out materials appropriate for all levels of French proficiency.  Members come find a book and see what the Library has to offer! Come by on August 4th for Library hours.

The AFA Library is reserved for current AFA members only.  Click HERE to read about the benefits of AFA membership or click on the JOIN US tab.  AFA Members discover what your French Library has to offer during Library Hours Sunday afternoon Aug 4th in Room 106 at the AFA School, 4101 Medical Parkway, Austin 78756.

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AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday August 9th
Aug
9
9:00 PM21:00

AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday August 9th

Join your French-speaking friends August 9th @ 9pm for AFA Game Night at Cherrywood Coffeehouse.  Pick up coffee or a glass of wine for yourself, enjoy dessert, and take part in a game.  We'll speak French as we play traditional French board & card games as well as American board games en français. Members' names must appear on the current membership list.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $5 fee.  

Memberships may be purchased online anytime and at Game Night.  Sign-in with Alliance Française is required.  We hope to see you at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on Friday August 9th to speak French, snack, drink and play.  AUGUST 9 Game Night, Cherrywood Coffeehouse. 1400 E 38th 1/2 Street, Austin.

 

 

 

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French Materials Library Hours - Sept 1st
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

French Materials Library Hours - Sept 1st

Join Alliance Française the first Sunday of each month at AFA's French Materials Library.  Members are invited to stop in for a visit, browse our materials, and to borrow a book or two. The Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out materials appropriate for all levels of French proficiency.  Members come find a book and see what the Library has to offer! Come by on September 1st for Library hours.

The AFA Library is reserved for current AFA members only.  Click HERE to read about the benefits of AFA membership or click on the JOIN US tab.  AFA Members discover what your French Library has to offer during Library Hours Sunday afternoon Sept 1st in Room 106 at the AFA School, 4101 Medical Parkway, Austin 78756.

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Salon de Conversation - Describe Your Perfect Weekend
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Salon de Conversation - Describe Your Perfect Weekend

Our September Salon de Conversation will be held at Upper Crust Bakery on September 14th. Participants will asked to describe their perfect weekend - where would you go? What would you do? With whom would you spend time? AF Austin members at all levels of French are invited to attend and participate. Great coffee, pastries, and the chance to practice French with the help of native speakers.  Our Salon is a MEMBERS-ONLY and FRENCH-ONLY event. Member levels & benefits at afaustin.org/join-us/

Speak French the second Saturday of each month with your AFA friends. Please be ready to speak in French about what your perfect weekend might include on Saturday September 14th at 11:00am at Upper Crust Bakery, 4508 Burnet Road, Austin 78756.

 

 

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May CINE-CLUB SCREENING:  Suzanne by Katell Quillévéré
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

May CINE-CLUB SCREENING: Suzanne by Katell Quillévéré

In May AFA Ciné-Club will present the 2013 French film SUZANNE, an intimate story about priorities, family relationships, and a working-class dad, Nicolas, who is doing his best to raise his daughters Suzanne and Marie after the death of their mother. Life is stable and the family is getting along until Suzanne falls in love and unexpectedly leaves with a man with a criminal past. The relationship between the two sisters is lovingly portrayed, and the connection between Suzanne, Marie and their father is clear.

Tickets available HERE. Suzanne by Katell Quillévéré. Drama, 1 hr, 34 minutes. 2013 France starring Sarah Forestier, Adèle Haenel, and Paul Hamy. AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin Tx.

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Beginner Level Café Conversation
May
17
12:30 PM12:30

Beginner Level Café Conversation

Practice French with your fellow AFA Students! On May 17th students currently registered in an AF Austin A1 Beginner Level 100 to 109 class have the opportunity to visit in French with friends with the guidance of an AF School instructor. Café Conversation meets monthly at Santa Rita Cantina near the Alliance Française School. Purchase your own snack or drink and join the fun! Sign-in required. Students' names must appear on the AFA School roster of currently-registered A1 Level Beginning French students.

Current AFA School A1 students, check out AFA’s Beginning French Café Conversation group Friday May 17th, 12:30pm @ Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 W 38th Street, Austin Tx.

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FRANCOPHONE FILM SERIES: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's UN HOMME QUI CRIE
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

FRANCOPHONE FILM SERIES: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's UN HOMME QUI CRIE

A 60-something former swimming champion, Adam, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad and is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of civil war and authorities demand the population to contribute to the "war effort," with money or volunteers old enough to fight. In a moment of weakness, Adam makes a decision that he will forever regret.

UN HOMME QUI CRIE is the second film in the Francophone Film Series co-presented by the Bob Bullock History Museum and Alliance Française of Austin. The film is shown in conjunction with the Bullock Museum’s core exhibition Becoming Texas and includes a Q&A with Alliance Française d'Austin’s Ciné-Club Director Julia Podgorsek. The film shows on May 16th at 7 P.M. in the Texas Spirit Theater and will be followed by a Q&A. $5 for AFA Members & Bullock Museum members. $8 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets HERE. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

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8th Annual Texas-EU Business Summit & Reception; May 16th
May
16
8:00 AM08:00

8th Annual Texas-EU Business Summit & Reception; May 16th

Alliance Française of Austin, with our community partners the World Affairs Council of Austin and the French American Business Council of Austin, is delighted to announce and support the 8th Annual Texas-EU Business Summit, to be held this year on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. The Texas-EU Summit is a premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals who seek to expand their footprint in Europe. Texas is the largest exporting partner to the European Union in the United States. The Texas-EU Summit builds on this footprint, with emphasis on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and organizations. This years’ Summit focus includes business and trade between Texas and France. Featured speakers include Alexis Andres, Consul General of France, Houston and the morning keynote address is Connecting French Entrepreneurs. The Summit will conclude with a reception for presenters, guests and attendees.

The 8th Annual Texas-EU Business Summit will be held at the University of Texas at Austin San Jacinto Resident/Event Hall located at 309 E 21st Street. AF Austin members receive $15 off Summit registration fees. Current members please contact info@afaustin.org to receive the discount code.

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Second Sunday Pétanque - May 12th
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Second Sunday Pétanque - May 12th

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on May 12th 3:00-5:00pm at the Mueller Hangar. Play Pétanque, a favorite French past-time, enjoy food & drinks, and speak French with your Alliance Française friends & neighbors. No previous experience is necessary, families are welcome and all equipment is provided.  Food and drink are potluck. Participants are invited to bring bread, cheese or a favorite recipe to share. AFA Pétanque is fun for people of all ages and there's no charge to participate. Members and nonmembers are welcome. We hope to see you at the Hangar in the Mueller development to enjoy food, friends, French and Pétanque on Sunday afternoon May 12th.

 

 

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May Salon de Conversation - Best Kept Secrets in Austin
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

May Salon de Conversation - Best Kept Secrets in Austin

2nd Saturday Salon de Conversation will be held at Upper Crust Bakery on May 11th. Participants will asked to talk about a favorite find in Austin, a great food truck, running trail, resale shop, or out-of-the-way park, a place or service or menu item that’s great but not well known. AF Austin members at all levels of French are invited to attend and participate. Great coffee, pastries, and the chance to practice French with the help of native speakers.  Our Salon is a MEMBERS-ONLY, FRENCH-ONLY event. Member levels & benefits at afaustin.org/join-us/

Speak French the second Saturday of each month with your AFA friends. Please be ready to speak in French about a well-kept secret Austin gem on Saturday May 11th at 11:00am at Upper Crust Bakery, 4508 Burnet Road, Austin 78756.

 

 

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French Materials Library Hours - May 5
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

French Materials Library Hours - May 5

Join Alliance Française the first Sunday of each month at AFA's French Materials Library.  Members are invited to stop in for a visit, browse our materials, and to borrow a book or two. The Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out materials appropriate for all levels of French proficiency.  Members come find a book and see what the Library has to offer! Come by on May 5th for Library hours.

The AFA Library is reserved for current AFA members only.  Click HERE to read about the benefits of AFA membership or click on the JOIN US tab.  AFA Members discover what your French Library has to offer during Library Hours Sunday afternoon May 5th in Room 106 at the AFA School, 4101 Medical Parkway, Austin 78756.

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New Member Coffee - May 2nd
May
2
4:00 PM16:00

New Member Coffee - May 2nd

New to Alliance Française d'Austin? AFA WELCOMES YOU!  AFA welcomes new members to our community year-round.  Attending an AFA NEW MEMBER COFFEE is a great way to familiarize yourself with AFA programs and with the benefits of AFA membership.  Attending an AFA New Member Coffee is also a great way to get to know AFA's Board, staff, advisors, longtime members, and other new members.  If you have been a member of Alliance Française d'Austin one year or less, enjoy treats & casual conversation over a relaxing cup of coffee with your friends at Alliance Française d'Austin. 

The New Member Coffee is free & open to new AFA members - those who wish to attend are asked to send a note to info@afaustin.org and provide their name and intention to attend.  Our New Member Coffee address (near Anderson HS) will be distributed via email by 10am Thursday morning May 2nd.  New members, you are among friends at Alliance Française d'Austin!  Please RSVP to info@afaustin.org by 10am Thursday May 2nd and join us for coffee, treats and conversation.  Get to know us and get involved.  New members, we hope to see you May 2nd at 4:00pm.

 

 

 

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New Member Coffee - Sept 5th
May
1
4:00 PM16:00

New Member Coffee - Sept 5th

New to Alliance Française d'Austin? AFA WELCOMES YOU!  AFA welcomes new members to our community year-round.  Attending an AFA NEW MEMBER COFFEE is a great way to familiarize yourself with AFA programs and with the benefits of AFA membership.  Attending an AFA New Member Coffee is also a great way to get to know AFA's Board, staff, advisors, longtime members, and other new members.  If you have been a member of Alliance Française d'Austin one year or less, enjoy treats & casual conversation over a relaxing cup of coffee with your friends at Alliance Française d'Austin. 

The New Member Coffee is free & open to new AFA members - those who wish to attend are asked to send a note to info@afaustin.org and provide their name and intention to attend.  Our New Member Coffee address (near Anderson HS) will be distributed via email by 10am Thursday morning Sept 5th.  New members, you are among friends at Alliance Française d'Austin!  Please RSVP to info@afaustin.org by 10am Thursday May 2nd and join us for coffee, treats and conversation.  Get to know us and get involved.  New members, we hope to see you September 5th at 4:00pm.

 

 

 

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April 27 Club de Lecture: Demain by Guillaume Musso
Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

April 27 Club de Lecture: Demain by Guillaume Musso

AFA's next Club de Lecture session will be held April 27th THIS MONTH IN THE CELLAR at Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop. PLEASE NOTE START TIME IS 3pm. Get yourself a coffee or a bite to eat, or just join us to discuss Demain by Guillamue Musso. Club de Lecture is a members-only event.  Become an AFA member today and join book discussion on April 27th at Genuine Joe’s, 2001 W Anderson Lane.

She is his past… he is her future. Emma lives in New York. At age 32, she is looking for Mr. Right. Matthew lives in Boston. He lost his wife in a terrible accident and is raising his four-year-old daughter alone. An e-mail encounter and correspondence leads them to believe they may finally have found happiness. Anxious to meet each other, they agree to meet in a small Italian restaurant in Manhattan. The same day at the same time, they both push open the door to the restaurant and are shown to the same table. And yet, they never cross paths. How can this be? Caught in a form of reality beyond their comprehension, Matthew and Emma quickly come to understand that neither of them was stood up. Demain is a mystery with a genius plot, diabolical, intense and suspenseful. AFA’s April Club de Lecture will meet at 3:00pm in the Cellar at Genuine Joe’s, April 27th. Join us!

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NEW FRENCH CINEMA WEEK: Claire Simon's LE CONCOURS (THE COMPETITION)
Apr
21
1:30 PM13:30

NEW FRENCH CINEMA WEEK: Claire Simon's LE CONCOURS (THE COMPETITION)

The AFA Ciné-Club proudly partners with the Austin Film Society for LE CONCOURS, a completely engrossing and memorable documentary about college admissions at a unique institution. La Fémis, France’s premiere film academy, proposes a film education like no other—training direct from professionals in the industry instead of career educators, and almost a guarantee of entry into the production system after graduation. Gaining entrance into the school is another story, and that’s where the tragicomedy of LE CONCOURS is set. In this observational documentary, we go behind the scenes of the admissions process, revealing the triumphs and calamities of those who dream of getting into the world’s best film school.

LE CONCOURS screens as part of the AFS Cinema’s New French Cinema Week, a diverse program of narrative features, documentaries, animations and shorts by emerging Francophone artists. Buy tickets here, or get a Series Pass for all nine films screening as part of New French Cinema Week!

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Délicieux Supper Club - June 15
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Délicieux Supper Club - June 15

AF Austin is delighted to announce the June 15th debut gathering of Délicieux, a supper club featuring the culinary traditions of the regions of France. Délicieux features a five-course meal with wine and beverages that are selected and paired to complement select courses. Courses are pre-assigned and are prepared by those attending. Seating is limited - stay tuned for June 15 Supper Club sign-up.

Participation in the June 15 Supper Club gathering is $10 for AFA Members and $14 for Non-members. To take advantage of AFA Member prices and AFA Member benefits visit www.afaustin.org/join-us. Enjoy a delicious shared meal, great conversation, and meet someone new via Alliance Française and AFA’s Délicieux Supper Club on June 15th.

  

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ONSIGHT CLASS REGISTRATION SATURDAY APRIL 13
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

ONSIGHT CLASS REGISTRATION SATURDAY APRIL 13

 

Session III Classes at the AFA School offers our popular private lesson program, Specialty classes, and over 40 group French classes per week.  REGISTER ONLINE for Session III classes beginning April 4th, or REGISTER IN-PERSON at the AFA School on April 13th.

Session III Classes Begin April 29th.

Learn French, make friends, and connect to the world beyond Austin with Alliance Française. Check out classes at the Alliance Française of Austin French School, and TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS ON TUITION for those who register by April 14th. Join us at the AFA School for French, friends, and fun THIS MONTH!

 

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French Materials Library Hours - April 7
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

French Materials Library Hours - April 7

Join Alliance Française the first Sunday of each month at AFA's French Materials Library.  Members are invited to stop in for a visit, browse our materials, and to borrow a book or two. The Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out materials appropriate for all levels of French proficiency.  Members come find a book and see what the Library has to offer! Come by on April 7th for Library hours.

The AFA Library is reserved for current AFA members only.  Click HERE to read about the benefits of AFA membership or click on the JOIN US tab.  AFA Members discover what your French Library has to offer during Library Hours Sunday afternoon April 7th in Room 106 at the AFA School, 4101 Medical Parkway, Austin 78756.

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Fête de la Francophonie @ the Sustainable Food Center
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Fête de la Francophonie @ the Sustainable Food Center

FRENCH IS SPOKEN AROUND THE WORLD as the first language by 220 million people and the second language of an additional 200 million. Celebrate the world's many Francophone cultures with Alliance Française @ the Sustainable Food Center March 30th from 2:00-4:00pm. Admission includes small bites and representatives from Morocco, Haiti, Cameroon, Belgium, Québec, Côte d'Ivoire, Guadalupe, and Lebanon, plus crêpes, drinks, and a popcorn bar for the kids. Event-day tickets are $8 for AFA Members and $14 for nonmembers. Children age 10 and under free. Click here for further information.

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AFA Ciné-Club presents SHORT FILMS FROM QUEBEC, Sunday March 17
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

AFA Ciné-Club presents SHORT FILMS FROM QUEBEC, Sunday March 17

This month join AF Ciné-club for a special Francophonie event, a selection of short film screenings from Québec in partnership with Le Bureau du Québec à Houston. Stay on for Q&A with Marie-Michèle Déraspe from the Québec Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie. March 17 shorts to include:

MARGUERITE - An aging woman makes peace with her past

FAUVE - Two boys engage in a power game with Mother Nature

PILE OU FACE - A contested election proves that sometimes every vote really does count

POISSON DE MARS - Louis finds out that his family is planning a prank on him for April Fools' Day

LUNAR ORBIT RENDEZVOUS - A tale that captures the ferver of a first voyage to the moon

L'ASSAILLANT - Amid the chaos of life, a group of people peacefully enjoy their coffee break

L'APPARTEMENT - A mother welcomes her children to her modest apartment

SHORT FILMS FROM QUEBEC will be shown at 1pm Sunday March 17th at the AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd. $6 for AFA members and $9 for the general public. Click HERE for tickets and further information. Join us March 17th to enjoy wonderful Québecois shorts!

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FRANCOPHONE FILM SERIES: Ramzi Ben Sliman's MA RÉVOLUTION
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

FRANCOPHONE FILM SERIES: Ramzi Ben Sliman's MA RÉVOLUTION

Marwann is too preoccupied with adolescence to take interest in the Arab Spring demonstrations taking place throughout Paris. When Marwann stumbles into a street rally and has his picture taken by a journalist, he lands on the cover of the biggest newspaper in France and accidentally becomes the face of the Arab Spring. Marwann is instantly branded as a hero and the cool kid at his school. To win over a crush, Marwann embraces his new identity, only to find himself on a journey of connection to his roots.

MA RÉVOLUTION is the first film in the Francophone Film Series co-presented by the Bob Bullock History Museum and Alliance Française of Austin. The film is shown in conjunction with the Bullock Museum’s core exhibition Becoming Texas and includes a Q&A with Alliance Française d'Austin’s Ciné-Club Director Julia Podgorsek. MA RÉVOLUTION shows on March 7th at 7 P.M. in the Texas Spirit Theater. Join us for outstanding French-language film followed Q&A . $5 for AFA Members & Bullock Museum members. $8 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets HERE. French & Arabic with English subtitles.

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BOOK SIGNING BY LEILA SLIMANI, FEB 25TH @ BOOK PEOPLE
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

BOOK SIGNING BY LEILA SLIMANI, FEB 25TH @ BOOK PEOPLE

Alliance Française welcomes LEILA SLIMANI to Austin Feb 25 to discuss her novel Adèle at AFA partner organization BOOK PEOPLE. After the rocket success of CHANSON DOUCE, award-winning French/Moroccan author Leïla Slimani is touring the US to discuss her provocative novel ADELE.

A journalist & commentator on womens' rights & human rights, Ms Slimani was recently named one of The Fifty Most Influential French People in the World. DON'T MISS the opportunity to hear LEILA SLIMANI in Austin. Leila Slimani is the bestselling author of Chanson douce, a New York Times Book Reviews’ 10 Best Books of the Year, for which Slimani became the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt. She won the La Mamounia prize for Adèle.  Hear Ms Slimani Monday February 25th @ 7pm at Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd in Austin.

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Online Registration FOR SESSION II CLASSES OPEN NOW
Feb
14
to Feb 16

Online Registration FOR SESSION II CLASSES OPEN NOW

AFA School Session II courses begin March 4th and classes fill quickly.  Alliance Française of Austin is a member of the international Alliance Française network founded in Paris, an organization recognized around the world as the leader and gold-standard for superb French language instruction and French-themed cultural activities and experiences. AF Austin celebrates French language, friendship & cultures. We are a convener and connector of people and we are here to serve you!  Classes begin March 4th. New experiences, new friends, and new classes await you at the AFA School. Register online NOW or in-person on March 2nd, 4101 Medical Parkway.

PLEASE NOTE - Students encouraged to register by 4pm March 2nd. Classes with less than three students will close March 2nd at 4pm. Students in under-enrolled classes may request an alternate class, a credit or a refund.

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AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday April 5th
Feb
4
9:00 PM21:00

AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday April 5th

Join your French-speaking friends April 5th @ 9pm for AFA Game Night at Cherrywood Coffeehouse.  Pick up coffee or a glass of wine for yourself, enjoy dessert, and take part in a game.  We'll speak French as we play traditional French board & card games as well as American board games en français. Members' names must appear on the current membership list.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $5 fee.  

Memberships may be purchased online anytime and at Game Night.  Sign-in with Alliance Française is required.  We hope to see you at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on Friday April 5th to speak French, snack, drink and play.  APRIL 5 Game Night, Cherrywood Coffeehouse. 1400 E 38th 1/2 Street, Austin.

 

 

 

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Fête de la Chandeleur Potluck - Feb 3rd @ Nelson Ranch Park
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Fête de la Chandeleur Potluck - Feb 3rd @ Nelson Ranch Park

Join Nelson Ranch Pétanque Club, Legation Boules Club and Alliance Française for our Feb 3rd La Chandeleur Potluck featuring crêpes, drinks, and Pétanque on Sunday Feb 3rd.

Pétanque from 1:00-5:00pm. Crêpes served at 2:30pm. La Chandeleur is a French holiday during which people eat crêpes and drink hard cider. La Chandeleur is often associated with the Catholic holiday Candlemas. Some say la Fête de la Chandeleur celebrates the return of mild weather, while others say that celebrating with crêpes ensures a good harvest and brings prosperity later in the year.  Join your friends in the park and enjoy food, drink, fresh air, French and Pétanque. Beautiful Nelson Ranch Park features well-styled courts, covered dining, and a full playground. Whip up crêpe shells, bring fillings or cider to share, pack up the kids and join us February 3rd! No Admission-Members & Nonmembers are welcome. Hope to see you Feb 3rd @ Nelson Ranch Park.

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AF Ciné-club presents VENT DU NORD, Sunday Jan 20th
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

AF Ciné-club presents VENT DU NORD, Sunday Jan 20th

Join AFA Ciné-club every month for great French film.  AFA Ciné-Club is open to everyone, both AFA members & non-members.  Snacks & drinks are available from AFS Concessions.  Films are presented in French with English subtitles. Join us for a screening and stay for our post-film discussion.

Hervé is an assembly-line worker whose years of service count for little when his employer shutters its shoe factory in northern France. Hervé uses his severance pay to pursue his love for fishing, but his attempts to turn his hobby into a vocation run afoul of the local authorities. While this is going on, the shoe factory is reassembled across the Mediterranean in a Tunisian suburb, where Foued takes a low-paying job in questionable conditions, forging ahead in the hope of a promotion and a romance with his coworker Karima. Both soon make the discovery that the word “mobility” means different things for people of differing circumstance. Join AFA Ciné-club at the AFS Cinema for this 2017 drama directed by Walid Mattar on Sunday January 20th at 1:00pm. 89 Minutes, French & Arabic with English subtitles.

 

 

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Dinner & Wine Donor Club Party; Tuesday Jan 8th
Jan
8
7:30 PM19:30

Dinner & Wine Donor Club Party; Tuesday Jan 8th

Alliance Française of Austin is a self-financed nonprofit whose programs depend on the critical financial support of our donors.  Those who make a donation to the Operations Alliance Française of Austin during the 2018 calendar year in the amount of $250 or more in support of the AFA Annual Fund by December 31st enjoy membership in the AFA Donor Club.  Donor Club members are invited to join AFA Board members, staff, and key contributors for AFA’s upcoming Dinner & Wine Donor Club Party to be held January 8th at 7:30pm.  This invitation-only event features seated dinner, wine, and dessert with AF Austin Board members, Staff members, and key contributors.   For information on the mission of Alliance Française of Austin and information about the AFA Donor Club, contact Alliance Française d'Austin at info@afaustin.org.

Make your $250 donation to AFA’s Annual Fund by December 31st, look for your Paperless Post invite, and join us for AFA’s January 8th Donor Club Dinner after the new year. Alliance Française of Austin thanks you for your friendship and financial support. We hope to see you January 8th!

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Galette des Rois Apéritif; Central Market North Lamar
Jan
5
4:00 PM16:00

Galette des Rois Apéritif; Central Market North Lamar

Alliance Française invites you to join us on January 5th for a delicious and fun La Galette des Rois Apéritif down the steps at the long tables near the Playground @ Central Market on North Lamar. AFA will provide small plates to share beginning at 4:00pm. Guests pick up their own drinks. 

After a bite to eat and conversation, AFA will serve a wonderful Galette des Rois, a cake composed of puff pastry filled with sweet almond frangipane cream that is traditionally shared in celebration of the Epiphany each year in early January. AFA Apéritifs are free to AFA members. Members' names must appear on the current member list and check-in with Alliance Française is required.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $10 fee. Stop by the playground area at Central Market on January 5th to enjoy cesar salad, vegetable penne, prosciutto, bread & cheese followed by delicious Galette des Rois.  Sign in when you arrive and join us for food, fun, and French at AFA's January Galette des Rois Apéritif.  We hope to see you Saturday afternoon by the long tables near the Central Market Playground on North Lamar January 5th.

 

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THE BAKER'S WIFE, Feb 4th @ 7pm
Jan
4
to Jan 7

THE BAKER'S WIFE, Feb 4th @ 7pm

Join AF Ciné-club and the Austin Film Society on February 4th for a screening of this new restoration of Marcel Pagnol’s classic comedy THE BAKER’S WIFE, hailed by Orson Welles as one of the ten greatest movies of all time! When a small-town baker loses his young wife to a handsome shepherd, he leaves his business unattended and his fellow townspeople hungry—prompting a full-scale operation to reunite the estranged couple to get the baker’s ovens working again. AFA members get a $2.00 discount on each ticket purchased.

February 4th at 7:00pm @ the AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin Texas. The Baker’s Wife - 133 minutes, French with English subtitles.

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Annual Meeting and Holiday Treats @ Mueller
Dec
9
3:15 PM15:15

Annual Meeting and Holiday Treats @ Mueller

  • AFA Annual Meeting & Holiday Party (map)
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On December 9th Members are invited to attend AFA’s Annual Meeting at 3:15pm at Halcyon Coffeehouse @ Mueller. The meeting will be followed by holiday treats across the street at Mueller Playground at 4:00pm. Alliance Française will furnish bottled water and holiday goodies. The Annual Meeting is a members-only event. 4:00pm Holiday Treats are for members and their guests. Join your friends at the Alliance Française table near the playground entrance for treats, drinks, conversation and playtime.

AFA’s Annual Meeting will include a recap of 2018 , a preview of new opportunities for members and students in 2019 , and a vote to fill available positions on the Alliance Française Board of Directors.  The Annual Meeting will be held at Halcyon Coffeehouse @ Mueller at 3:15pm. After the meeting, bring the kids and enjoy conversation and holiday treats.  Not a member?  Sign on for AFA membership and join us for AFA's December 9th Annual Meeting and holiday celebration.

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French, Spanish & English Book Fair Soirée - Dec 5th
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

French, Spanish & English Book Fair Soirée - Dec 5th

Browse through loads of books and assorted French, Spanish, and English materials at this year’s Book Fair Soirée to be held at the Austin International School Wednesday Dec 5th from 6:00-8:00pm. Find a gift for a friend or treat yourself to a few books to read over the holidays! While browsing, stop by the Alliance Française of Austin table to learn about the benefits of AFA membership, about classes offered through the AFA School, about new AFA offerings in 2019, and about upcoming French film screenings presented by AF Ciné-club.

Alliance Française of Austin and our friends at The Austin International School look forward to seeing you at the December 5th Book Fair Soirée at 4001 Adelphi Lane in northwest Austin beginning at 6:00pm on December 5th. We hope to see you there.

 

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Support Culture, Connection, and Community through AFA's 2018 Annual Fund Campaign
Nov
30
6:00 AM06:00

Support Culture, Connection, and Community through AFA's 2018 Annual Fund Campaign

It's been said that one can never fully understand one language until one understands at least two. Why study language? Language study provide windows into worlds beyond our own. Alliance Française of Austin promotes French language and French & Francophone culture in central Texas via classes offered through our School, through ongoing programs, and through French-themed events.  Donations to the AFA Annual Fund allow for ongoing enhancement of AFA programs & services.  Your donation in any amount is important and greatly appreciated.  Those who donate $250 or more by December 31st will be honored at AFA's Dinner & Wine Donor-club Party after the new year.

This year’s Annual Fund goal is $3,000. Our campaign ends Sunday December 31st. Please consider a donation of $10 or more to the AFA Annual Fund and help us reach our goal.  AFA thanks you for your investment in the mission and work of your Austin AF chapter. Alliance Française celebrates language, friendship and cultures.  We connect people and we are here to serve you - thank you for your trust and your support.

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AFA's Nov 15 Beaujolais Nouveau Party - SOLD OUT
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

AFA's Nov 15 Beaujolais Nouveau Party - SOLD OUT

  • S Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)
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AFA’S great wine and food event, tonight’s Beaujolais Nouveau Party at Auguste and Marcel Wine Bar is SOLD OUT.  We so look forward to having 60 members, friends and neighbors with us this evening.

Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released on the third Thursday in November. The release has become an international party around the world, an event where friends, families, and entire communities come together to celebrate with delicious wine that is meant to be shared.  Tonigt AFA Book Club members will meet their Pétanque neighbors, Ciné-club fans will meet their friends who frequent AFA Game Night and our Réseau Jeunes Francophones group.  AFA School Students will meet your neighbors from AFA's Salon de Conversation group, and those new to Alliance Française will have a great evening as they check out our organization. Thrilled to hear Arielle Laguette and to see you all tonight for great wine, food, friends French and music! A très bientôt.

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