AF Ciné-club and AFS Cinema Partner Screening: Leon Morin, Priest
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

AF Ciné-club and AFS Cinema Partner Screening: Leon Morin, Priest

AF Ciné-club is partnering with the Austin Film Society to bring four great Jean-Paul Belmondo films to you in July.  LEON MORIN, PRIEST portrays the story of a priest and the widow who falls for him in a setting of the total chaos of a progressing war. .  See LEON MORIN, PRIEST at AFS Cinema on July 18th or July 24th at AFS Cinema.  LEON MORIN, PRIEST tickets are available here.  Become an AFA member and receive a code for $2 off tickets.

 

 

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July 19th Réseau Jeunes Francophones; The Butterfly Bar @ the Vortex
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

July 19th Réseau Jeunes Francophones; The Butterfly Bar @ the Vortex

This summer Réseau Jeunes Francophones will meet on first & third Thursdays at the Butterfly Bar at the Vortex Repertory Theater.  Réseau Jeunes Francophones invites people AGE 21 TO 34 with an interest in French & Francophone cultures to join us.  Relax & hang out with friends on July 19th. French conversation encouraged.  Réseau Jeunes Francophones features happy hour prices from 5-7pm.  

Check out Réseau Jeunes Francophones MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED to join us.  If you are 21 to 34 and have an interest in the Francophone world check out AFA and this group.  Thursday JULY 19th @ the Butterfly Bar off Manor Road in East Austin.

 

 

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July 22nd Pétanque with Alliance Française
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

July 22nd Pétanque with Alliance Française

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on July 22nd from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 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 July 22nd.

 

 

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AFA Ciné-club and AFS Cinema Partner Screening: LE MAGNIFIQUE - by Philippe de Broca
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

AFA Ciné-club and AFS Cinema Partner Screening: LE MAGNIFIQUE - by Philippe de Broca

AFA Ciné-club is partnering with the Austin Film Society to bring four great Jean-Paul Belmondo films to you in July.  In the 1973 film LE MAGNIFIQUE, Belmondo reunites with director Philippe de Broca in this multifaceted comedy about a pulp fiction writer who can barely eke out a living, whose love life is a mess and who fantasizes endlessly about the adventures of reckless spy Bob Sinclair, the hero of his novels. The film spins between the mundane life of the novelist and the jet-setting adventures of the novelists' imaginary spy, with witty and revealing results. With Jacqueline Bisset as the woman “both” men are striving to impress.  

See LE MAGNIFIQUE July 27th at AFS Cinema.  LE MAGNIFIQUE tickets are available here.  Current AFA members will receive a discount code via email for $2 off each ticket purchased. Not yet a member? Become an Alliance Française of Austin member to receive the discount code, and join us for fast and fun LE MAGNIFIQUE on Friday July 27th at 7pm.

 

 

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French Library Hours - August 5th
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

French Library Hours - August 5th

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.  Find a book, play a round of French Scrabble 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.  Members discover what your French Library has to offer.  Enjoy a cup of tea while you browse for books -  we hope to see you at AFA's French Material's Library on Sunday August 5th.  

 

 

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Salon de Conversation - Animals Animals Animals
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Salon de Conversation - Animals Animals Animals

AFA's Salon de Conversation meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:00-12:15 at Café ExpressOn August 11th, participants will be asked to talk about a special pet and/or the importance that animals play in their lives. In what ways do animals enrich your home and life?   AFA's 2nd Saturday Salon de Conversation is guided by native French speakers.  Assistance & practice will be offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels - all members at all levels of proficiency are welcome to attend.

Please note the 2nd Saturday Salon de Conversation is a members-only event. Members' names must appear on the current membership list.  Sign-in with Alliance Française is required. Pick up a pastry, snack or drink for yourself or just come to speak French. All levels of fluency are welcome. We look forward to seeing you August 11th at 11:00am at Café Express.

 

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July 15 CINE-CLUB Screening - Olivier Babinet 's SWAGGER
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

July 15 CINE-CLUB Screening - Olivier Babinet 's SWAGGER

On the third Sunday of each month join Alliance Française at Austin Studios to discover both classic and contemporary French film.  AFA Ciné-Club is open to everyone, both AFA members and non-members.  Snacks & drinks may be purchased from AFS Concessions. Films are presented in French with English subtitles. This month AF Ciné-Club presents the coming-of-age film SWAGGER by Olivier Babinet.   SWAGGER unfolds in the housing projects in the suburbs of Paris and joins eleven adolescents as they move through their daily routines and share their hopes and dreams with the camera. In a twist, the film combines live documentary footage with staged sequences depicting incidents from the teenagers' lives and imaginations. Director Olivier Babinet spent over two years working among these young people. This film combines Babinet's own sensibility honed from a career in commercials and music videos with that of his teenage collaborators, producing a fresh look at a segment of French society too often reduced to one-dimensional images of crime and poverty.

Online tickets are $6 and tickets purchased at-the-door are $8. Purchase your tickets today by clicking HERE and join AFA Ciné-club on Sunday July 15th. Purchase tickets HERE and join us!  By Olivier Babinet;  2016, France – 84 min – Documentary.

 

 

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Bastille Day Celebrations in Austin - Saturday July 14th
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Bastille Day Celebrations in Austin - Saturday July 14th

July 14, the date of the 1789 storming of a fortress in Paris called the Bastille, is celebrated nationwide in France and around the world. This year July 14 falls on a Saturday and Alliance Française d'Austin encourages everyone to enjoy dinner, live music, dancing, signature cocktails and special events that will be held throughout the city!  Bastille Day festivities will be held at Chez Nous, Blue Dahlia, Justine's, Toulouse at the Domain, Hopfields, Chez Zee, Mort Subit, Sala and Betty, and Le Politique.  Bastille Day crêpes, Belgian waffles and macarons will be available at Crêpe Crazy, La Pâtisserie, the Wafel Guys, Julie Myrtille and Saperlipopette, and enjoy live French chansons by Julie Slim and RendezVous at the Parker Jazz Club

Don't miss this big night of French, fun and celebration, all available to you July 14th!  Celebrate with friends French-style - AFA looks forward to seeing you out and about in Austin to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th.  

 

 

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July 13 HAPPY HOUR with AFA Ciné-club!
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

July 13 HAPPY HOUR with AFA Ciné-club!

French conversation, happy hour prices on wine, giveaways & fun with Alliance Française and AFA Ciné-club, July 13, 6:00-7:00pm in the AFS Cinema Lobby.   Check out Happy Hour at the AFS Cinema Bar @ 6:00, then stay for the 7pm screening of THAT MAN FROM RIO, directed by Philippe de Broca.

Giveaways from 6-7pm!  Enjoy Happy Hour prices on wine and speak French with your AFA friends Friday July 13th, an hour before the film screening.  We hope to see you Friday July 13th in the AFS Cinema Lobby for Happy Hour and fun.

 

 

 

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AFA Ciné-club & AFS Cinema screening: BREATHLESS by Jean-Luc Godard
Jul
8
6:30 PM18:30

AFA Ciné-club & AFS Cinema screening: BREATHLESS by Jean-Luc Godard

AF Ciné-club is partnering with the Austin Film Society to bring four great Jean-Paul Belmondo films to you in July.  BREATHLESS portrays the story of a beautiful doomed Parisian couple. This Jean-Luc Godard feature made a mark on cinematic history and made Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg stars.  See BREATHLESS at AFS Cinema on July 8th @ 6:30pm at AFS Cinema.  BREATHLESS tickets are available here.  Become an AFA member and receive a discount code for $2 off tickets.

 

 

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2nd Sunday Pétanque - July 8th
Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

2nd Sunday Pétanque - July 8th

Join Alliance Française on Sunday July 8th from 3:00-5:00 at the Mueller Hangar to play Pétanque, a favorite French leisure sport.  Experienced players team up with novices to enjoy this exciting game.  No previous experience is necessary 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. Pétanque is a family-friendly activity..  Enjoy fresh air, French conversation, food and sport on second and fourth Sundays.  Alliance Française of Austin hopes to see you at the Mueller Hangar to play Pétanque on July 8th.

 

 

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World Cup Friday - France Vs Uruguay 9am Friday July 6
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

World Cup Friday - France Vs Uruguay 9am Friday July 6

Soccer/football fans, start your Friday with a bang.  World Cup Soccer is heating up and the France Vs Uruguay game at 9am Friday July 6 promises to be a big event.  The game will be broadcast all around town this Friday morning.  Catch the game on the big screen in Northwest Austin at Mister Tramps at 8565 Research Blvd, get baguette and coffee while you watch downtown at Easy Tiger at 709 E 6th Street, see the game on the east side at Native Hostel Bar & Kitchen at 807 E 4th Street, or see the game on multiple HDTVs at Uncle Billy's Smokehouse at 1530 Barton Springs Road.  

 

 

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JUNE CLUB DE LECTURE - LE PETIT PRINCE BY ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

JUNE CLUB DE LECTURE - LE PETIT PRINCE BY ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

AFA Club de Lecture meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 2:00pm at the Arboretum location of La Madeleine French Café. It is recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of French proficiency to join book discussion.  All members are welcome to attend and listen. Book Club members supply their own books. Club de Lecture is open to AFA members whose names appear on the current member list.

On June 23rd AFA's Club de Lecture will meet to discuss the novel Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.  Become an AFA member and join us for Club de Lecture on June 23 at 2:00pm to discuss this acclaimed work.  

 

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July 19 Trivia Night with Réseau Jeunes Francophones - Butterfly Bar @ the Vortex
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

July 19 Trivia Night with Réseau Jeunes Francophones - Butterfly Bar @ the Vortex

If you're interested in French language & culture, are age 21 to 34, and love trivia check out Réseau Jeunes Francophones on July 19th at the Butterfly Bar on Manor Road.  Réseau Jeunes Francophones is an umbrella program comprised of the AFA YOUNG PROS NETWORK and the AFA STUDENT NETWORK.  AFA's Young Professionals & Student Networks invite people with an interest in French & Francophone cultures AGE 21 TO 34 to join us.  French conversation encouraged, light snacks provided.  Happy Hour prices available from 5-7pm. 

Everyone age 21-34 is welcome, members and non-members.  Join us for Réseau Jeunes Francophones on July 19th, team up with friends for friendly Trivia competition, and French things up with Alliance Française friends @ the Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, Thursday July 19.

 

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AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday June 8
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday June 8

Join your French-speaking friends on June 8th 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. Lots of laughter and fun as we practice French while playing board games with friends.  We hope to see you at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on Friday June 8th to speak French, eat, drink, and hang out.  Hope to see you there!

 

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New Member Coffee - May 10th
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

New Member Coffee - May 10th

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 10th.  New members, you are among friends at Alliance Française d'Austin.  RSVP to info@afaustin.org by 10am Thursday May 10th and join us for coffee, treats and conversation.  Get to know us and get involved.  New members, we hope to see you May 10th.

 

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APRIL 7th Student Party & Open House
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

APRIL 7th Student Party & Open House

On Saturday April 7th, Alliance Française will host an AFA Student Party and Open House from 2:00-4:00pm at the AFA building on Medical Parkway.  Stop in to meet our teachers, see our building and classrooms, and to check out the many relevant fun ways to learn French through the AFA School. Members, friends, and past, current, and future students join us - everyone is welcome to attend AFA's Party & Open House.

The Alliance Française School offers a community of people interested in language, culture, and the world, and exceptional teaching in a relaxed atmosphere.   Refreshments served French-style.  Bring a friend and join us April 7th for food, drinks, music, conversation and fun!  4101 Medical Parkway, Austin 78756.

 

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Fête de la Francophonie Game Night @ Cherrywood Coffeehouse
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Fête de la Francophonie Game Night @ Cherrywood Coffeehouse

Celebrate La Fête de la Francophonie on March 23rd with friends, cake and Alliance Française during 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 on March 23rd.  We hope to see you soon at Cherrywood Coffeehouse March 23rd to speak French, eat, drink, play games and to celebrate la Fête de la Francophonie.  We hope to see you Friday night March 23rd!

 

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Alliance Française d'Austin presents Festinema, a French film festival for youth ages 4-18 through April 5
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Alliance Française d'Austin presents Festinema, a French film festival for youth ages 4-18 through April 5

In celebration of Le Mois de la Francophonie, Alliance Française of Austin presents FESTINEMAa French film festival that encourages children and young adults to see foreign films and encourages active appreciation of cinema.  Between March 8th and April 5th AFA will provide age-appropriate French film screenings to 200+ Austin and Central Texas students in schools around the city.  Information about the 2018 Festinema program, films to be offered, and accompanying educational materials can be found HERE.  If you are affiliated with a school and have interest in a Festinema-related French film screening for your students, contact Alliance Française d'Austin at info@afaustin.org.  

Festinema is an annual nationwide film festival and educational program designed for children and adolescents.  Festinema was created by the United States Alliance Française network.  The Festival is part of Kids Trail, a program initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and by the FACE Foundation. Now in its fifth year, Festinema encourages learning and understanding of international cultures through cinema. AFA is proud to offer Festinema to connect Austin-area youth to French language and Francophone cultures.

 

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Fête de la Francophonie House Tour & Apéritif with Architect Charles Di Piazza
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Fête de la Francophonie House Tour & Apéritif with Architect Charles Di Piazza

On March 3rd Alliance Française invites you to join us at Texas French Bread, a cozy Austin eatery known for artisan pastry, delicious bistro fare, and a great wine list, to enjoy an architecture & design presentation and visit in French by Charles Di Piazza that will be followed by appetizers & discussion.  Mr Piazza's presentation will include the rare opportunity to enjoy a guided walk-through of a beautifully-designed home next door. Check-in at 5:00pm at the house for the presentation and tour, en français, by Charles Di Piazza. After the presentation AFA will provide small plates to share from 6:00-7:00pm in the outdoor courtyard at Texas French Bread.   Guests pick up their own drinks.  

AFA Apéritifs are free to AFA members. Members' names must appear on the current member list.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $5 fee.  Sign in with Alliance Française required.  Charles Di Piazza is a registered architect in Texas and Massachusetts, he is the founder of Charles Di Piazza Architecture, and he is an Adjust Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.  Mr Piazza was recognized as the 2015 Best Architect in Austin Monthly Magazine's People Readers' Choice poll.  AFA's March Apéritif is presented in partnership with Charles Di Piazza Architecture and Texas French Bread.   

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AFS presents FACES PLACES Feb 22
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

AFS presents FACES PLACES Feb 22

AFA Ciné-club is proud to partner with the Austin Film Society to present four outstanding French films in February.  The fourth one is Faces Places, a 2017 movie directed by Agnès Varda. Well into her 80s, Agnès Varda struck up a new creative partnership with young artist JR to combine their shared love for the discovery of place through encounters with photography. The resulting film is a truly stunning and moving tribute to Varda’s artistic legacy.

Join AFA Ciné-club and the Austin Film Society at the AFS Cinema on February 22 at 7:30pm for Faces Places.  Tickets available at www.austinfilm.org.  AFA members don't forget to use the discount code distributed Feb 7th for a $2 discount on each French Film ticket purchased.  Not yet a member?  JOIN ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE to receive the French Film discount code today.

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aGLIFF presents: "Double Lover" - February 21
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

aGLIFF presents: "Double Lover" - February 21

AFA Ciné-club partners with aGLIFF in February to present L'Amant Double (Double Lover) by François Ozon, a 2017 deliciously duplicitous tale of psychoanalysis and seduction. 

See Double Lover on February 21st at 7:30pm at the Alamo South Lamar.  Tickets available at http://agliff.org/events/.  Mark February 21 on your calendar and join AFA Ciné-club and aGLIFF for Double Lover.

 

 

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AFS presents "VAGABOND" - FEB 15
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

AFS presents "VAGABOND" - FEB 15

AFA Ciné-club is proud to partner with the Austin Film Society to present four outstanding French films in February.  The second one is Vagabond, a 1986 movie directed by Agnès Varda. For this landmark of feminist filmmaking, established starlet Sandrine Bonnaire signed on to play a hopeless, itinerant youth stuck on the fringe of society. Bonnaire’s frightening performance challenged expectations of what young women could do and be as leading ladies.

Join AFA Ciné-club and the Austin Film Society at the AFS Cinema on February 15th at 7:30pm for Vagabond.  Tickets available at www.austinfilm.org.  AFA members don't forget to use the discount code distributed Feb 7th for a $2 discount on each French Film ticket purchased.  Not yet a member?  JOIN ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE to receive the French Film discount code today.

 

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AFS presents "LA POINTE COURTE" - FEB 13
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

AFS presents "LA POINTE COURTE" - FEB 13

AFA Ciné-club is proud to partner with the Austin Film Society to present four outstanding French films in February.  On February 13th see La pointe courte, Agnès Varda’s first motion picture which debuted at Cannes in 1955. A partly fictional ethnography of a small fishing village, Varda utilizes in-depth observation of the community to build a fascinating story.

Join AFA Ciné-club and the Austin Film Society at the AFS Cinema on February 13th at 7pm for La pointe courte.  Tickets available at www.austinfilm.org.  AFA members don't forget to use the discount code distributed Feb 7th for a $2 discount on each French Film ticket purchased.  Not yet a member?  JOIN ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE to receive the French Film discount code today.

 

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La Chandeleur Crêpe Party; February 3rd @ Café Crème
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

La Chandeleur Crêpe Party; February 3rd @ Café Crème

It's time for La Chandeleur, an annual French celebration that features crêpes and hard cider.  Celebrate La Chandeleur with Alliance Française at Café Crème and enjoy food, drinks, and friends at AFA's fabulous Saturday February 3rd crêpe party. Festivities will begin with snacks, wine, and fun ChatPack conversation cards.   Enjoy hard cider & wine with a savory crêpe entrée served with salad.  After your savory crêpe meal try a selection of assorted caramels, chocolates, and traditional French café music in the bal-musette style by Austin folk musician Shirley Johnson.  Click HERE for detailed party information.

Tickets purchased February 1st through 3rd are $36 for current members and $44 for non-members.  We look forward to seeing you for a great celebration with savory crêpes, cider, delicious sweets, live music, friends, and French conversation.  Seating is limited!  Purchase  La Chandeleur tickets HERE.

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Champagne & Dessert Donor Club Party
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

Champagne & Dessert Donor Club Party

  • Champagne & Dessert Donor Club Party (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Alliance Française of Austin is a self-financed nonprofit whose programs depend on the critical financial support of our donors.  Those who donate $200 or more to the general operations, programs, and/or scholarship efforts of Alliance Française enjoy membership in the AFA Donor Club.  Donor Club members are invited to join AFA Board members, key staff, and special guests for our upcoming Champagne & Dessert Donor Club Party to be held January 9th at 7:30pm in downtown Austin.  This invitation-only event will feature champagne, caramel tastings, music, and delightful desserts by AFA partner La Pâtisserie.   For information on becoming more involved in the mission of Alliance Française of Austin and the AFA Donor Club, contact Alliance Française d'Austin at info@afaustin.org

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Galette des Rois Apéritif @ Sala & Betty; January 6th
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Galette des Rois Apéritif @ Sala & Betty; January 6th

Alliance Française invites you to join us January 6th for our La Galette des Rois Apéritif at Sala & Betty, a casual French-inspired eatery that offers farm-sourced creative dishes, cocktails, wine, and beer on Airport Boulevard. AFA will provide small plates to share from 4:00-4:45pm - guests pick up their own drinks.  At 4:45pm enjoy 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 on January 6th.

AFA Apéritifs are free to AFA members. Members' names must appear on the current member list.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $5 fee.  Sign in with Alliance Française required.  Stop by on January 6th to enjoy cauliflower gratin, fried crab croquettes, and goat cheese tarts, 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 there!

 

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AFA-YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION; Donate by Midnight Dec 31st!
Dec
31
6:00 AM06:00

AFA-YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION; Donate by Midnight Dec 31st!

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.  AFA's School offerings, scholarship programs, and French-themed events depend on the crucial support provided by donations to the Alliance Française of Austin. Donations to the AFA Annual Fund allow for ongoing enhancement of AFA programs & services.  Your tax-deductible donation in any amount is important and appreciated!  Those who donate $200 or more by 11:59pm on December 31st will be invited to AFA's January 9th Champagne Donor-club Reception, featuring dessert by fabulous AFA partner La Pâtisserie. 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.  Please help us reach our goal.  We thank you for your trust and support.

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AFA Ciné-club December Screening partnership with aGLIFF
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

AFA Ciné-club December Screening partnership with aGLIFF

Alliance Française and  AF Ciné-Club are proud to partnerwith the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival to present this years' Cannes Grand Prix Winner "120 battements par minute," by Director Robin Campillo. Nathan is a young man who joins an AIDS activist group in 1990s Paris. Nathan learns that some prefer a radical approach to their protests. 120 BMP is an unforgettable film that tells the story of young activists who go into battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies with bold action. Admission is $10. Get tickets to 120 battements par minute HERE .

 

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Holiday Party & Annual Meeting; December 8th
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Holiday Party & Annual Meeting; December 8th

  • AFA Annual Meeting & Holiday Party (map)
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On Friday evening December 8th, AFA Members are invited to celebrate the holiday season on East 17th Street near MLK Bvld with their Alliance Française d'Austin friends, classmates, and neighbors from 7:30-9:00pm. Attendees are asked to bring a hearty dish to share.   Alliance Française will furnish bottled water, soft drinks, wine, and a beautiful Bûche de Noël.   

Come and enjoy potluck supper, a recap of Alliance Française 2017 offerings, a preview of what's ahead for AFA members in 2018, and vote to fill available positions on the Alliance Française Board of Directors.  Enjoy lively French conversation, a glass of wine, decadent dessert, and your Alliance Française friends.  Not a member?  Check out the benefits of AFA membership and join us for AFA's December 8th Holiday Party and Annual Meeting.

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FRENCH BOOK SALE & BAKE SALE @ THE AFA LIBRARY
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

FRENCH BOOK SALE & BAKE SALE @ THE AFA LIBRARY

Browse for books and delicious treats at AFA's Book & Bake Sale to be held Sunday Dec 3rd from 1:00-4:00pm at AFA's French Materials Library.   The AFA Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out materials appropriate for all levels of French proficiency.  The Alliance Française Book & Bake Sale will feature French pastries from our partner Pâtisserie à la carte, cakes, cookies, and holiday candies, along with gently-used books en français.  Pick up a gift and a treat on December 3rd.  AFA's Book & Bake Sale will be held in Suite 106 at the Alliance Française building located at 4101 Medical Parkway.  

Discover the French-language materials available to AFA members during upcoming library hours while you check out AFA's Book & Bake Sale from 1:00-4:00pm on December 3rd.  We hope to see you soon.

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AFA's Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration Nov 16th
Nov
16
7:45 PM19:45

AFA's Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration Nov 16th

THE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU IS COMING! Take part in our delightful celebration, rich in food, wine, and song. Join us on Thursday Nov 16th @ 7:45pm at Flour & Vine Restaurant
Tickets are $50 for AFA Members and $60 for Nonmembers. 
Tickets include: a 3 course dinner, 2 complimentary glasses of wine, Gratuities and French Music by Julie Slim & Rendez-vous.
Get your tickets online HERE!

  

 

 

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Attend AFA's September Soirée this Saturday Sept 23rd
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Attend AFA's September Soirée this Saturday Sept 23rd

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Don't miss AFA's September Soirée, a wonderful evening of hors-d'oeuvres, dessert, wine, music, socializing, and French conversation. AFA Soirées feature authors, artists, wine experts, scholars and distinguished guests who present informal talks about their area of expertise.  On September 23rd Alliance Française d'Austin welcomes author and Executive Chef ALAIN BRAUX to lead a discussion in French about his training, his career, and the healing properties of high-quality fresh foods.  Early-bird tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers through September 22nd.  Tickets purchased September 23rd will reflect an increase in price. Members' names must appear on the current membership list and all Soirée sales are final.  Admission includes hors-d'oeuvres, dessert, and two drink tickets.  

Don't miss Executive Chef Alain Braux's presentation in French about healthy food, delicious recipes, and French culinary nutrition.  Enjoy recipes from Chef Braux's cookbooks, pastries by Rocheli Pâtisserie, drinks, music, dessert, socializing, Chef Braux's presentation en français and a wonderful evening at AFA's September Soirée!  Buy your tickets HERE

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Summer in Paris Film Series; August 22-24
Aug
22
to Aug 24

Summer in Paris Film Series; August 22-24

Alliance Française d'Austin and AF Ciné-club are proud to sponsor a wonderful month-long French film series entitled SUMMER IN PARIS showing at the Violet Crown.  SUMMER IN PARIS is a collection of eight films showcasing great French cinema beyond the New Wave. The two films that remain will be shown August 22nd and August 24th.

August 22 & 24:  The Obscure Object of Desire & Delicatessen

Tickets for SUMMER IN PARIS screenings are $9 per film.  Join Alliance Française d'Austin and AFA Ciné-club at the Violet Crown to see the remaining films selected for the SUMMER IN PARIS Series on August 22nd and August 24th.  We hope to see you at the Violet Crown!
Details & Tickets HERE

 

 

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AFA Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament
May
6
8:00 AM08:00

AFA Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament

Alliance Française of Austin invites you to participate in the Saturday May 6th AFAustin Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament at Pharr Tennis Center in north central Austin.    This round robin tournament is family-friendly and will offer play appropriate for all.  Groups will be organized by skill-level with no direct elimination.  There are many prizes to win thanks to AFA partner and one of Austin's best local tennis stores The Tennis Shop, as well as the internationally-recognized racquet sports giant Babolat.

This is a mixed double tournament - sign up in pairs or if you don't have a partner, Alliance Française of Austin will assign a partner for you. AFA's Mixed-Doubles Tournament will be great exercise, great fun, and a great way to get to know friends who share an interest in tennis!  Registration TODAY for the May 6th Tournament.  Entry Deadline is May 1st.

REGISTRATION is $15 for AFA members and $20 for non-members.
Participation is limited, REGISTER NOW!

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