100 Year Anniversary Ceremony - Armistice Day
Nov
11
to Nov 13

100 Year Anniversary Ceremony - Armistice Day

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100 years ago in 1918 on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the guns of World War One fell silent. World War One was over. November 11th is Armistice Day, the day that marks the end of the First World War.  This year November 11th marks the 100th year anniversary of WWI's end.   In Austin this Sunday morning Nov 11th, Alliance Française invites you to be present on the south steps of the Texas Capitol as twelve American WWII Veterans receive the Medal of Knight in the French Order of the Legion of Honor from Consul General of France, Alexis ANDRES.  This honor and special ceremony will close Austin's 2018 Veterans Day Parade & Celebration.  Join your friends and neighbors from across the city on Sunday morning Nov 11th in observance of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.The parade begins at 9:30am with the 10:30am ceremony to follow.

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AFA's Beaujolais Nouveau Party - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

AFA's Beaujolais Nouveau Party - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

  • S Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)
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LE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU IS COMING!  Join Alliance Française for a great wine and food event, AFA's Beaujolais Nouveau Party on Thursday Nov 15th from 8:00-10:00pm at Auguste and Marcel Wine Bar on South Congress Avenue.  Celebrate fall, the harvest, and the indulgence of bright crisp wine from the Beaujolais region of France with good food, friends, and chansons by Austin favorite Arielle Laguette. Start the night off with a fun mini Wine Tasting Class followed by buffet-style bites, drinks, dessert, and live music. Don’t miss the most delicious, fun wine and food event of the year!

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.  AFA Book Club members, come meet your Pétanque neighbors, Ciné-club fans, come meet your friends who frequent AFA Game Night and our Réseau Jeunes Francophones group.  AFA School Students meet your neighbors from AFA's Salon de Conversation group, and if your new to Alliance Française, November 15th is the perfect night to check out our organization. Seating is limited. Get your early tickets here and join us Thursday Nov 15th to celebrate the arrival of the delightful 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau. We hope to see you on the 15th!

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AF Ciné-club presents Petit Paysan - November 18th @ AFS Cinema
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

AF Ciné-club presents Petit Paysan - November 18th @ AFS Cinema

Each month join AFA Ciné-club at the AFS Cinema to discover French film.  AFA Ciné-Club is open to everyone, both AFA members & non-members.  Snacks & drinks available from AFS Concenssions.  Films are presented in French with English subtitles.

Petit Paysan s an acclaimed award-winning 90-minute thriller by director Hubert Charuel.  Petit Paysan is the winner of the 2017 César Award for Best First Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The film tells the story of Pierre, a shy young dairy farmer who takes precautions when word of Mad Cow Disease in France begins to make national headlines. To the dismay of his sister and parents, Pierre's paranoia mounts.  He doesn't let on that one of their cows is exhibiting symptoms. Obsessed with his herd, Pierre will do anything to save his beloved animals.  Petit Paysan brims with suspense and humor as Pierre proceeds to conceal his frightening suspicions. Stay after the screening for a Skype Q&A with director Hubert Charuel! AFA Members use code cineclub to obtain AFA Member prices.  Purchase tickets by clicking HERE and join AFA Ciné-club on Sunday November 18th at 1:00pm at the beautiful AFS Cinema located at IH35 & Hwy 290.  Join us for great French film this month.

 

 

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AFA Ciné-club & AFS Cinema Partner Screening: PEPPERMINT SODA
Nov
20
6:15 PM18:15

AFA Ciné-club & AFS Cinema Partner Screening: PEPPERMINT SODA

AF Ciné-club and the Austin Film Society partner in November to present two screenings of the 1977 film PEPPERMINT SODA (Diabolo Menthe). From French writer-director Diane Kurys comes a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in France in the fall of 1963. A pair of teenage sisters grow up together with their divorced mother in 1960’s Paris as the world changes around them in this gentle telling film. Don’t miss this classic spot-on tale of growing up. PEPPERMINT SODA tickets are available here.  

1977 France, 1 hour 37 minutes - in French with English subtitles.

 

 

 

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Sunday Potluck & Pétanque at the Mueller Hangar
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Potluck & Pétanque at the Mueller Hangar

Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on November 25th 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 November 25th.

 

 

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Dec 1st Club de Lecture - La Joueuse d'Echecs by Bertina Henrichs
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Dec 1st Club de Lecture - La Joueuse d'Echecs by Bertina Henrichs

On December 1st AFA's Club de Lecture will meet to discuss La Joueuse d’Echecs by Bertina Henrichs. Club de Lecture is a benefit of membership in AF Austin and is a members-only event.  Become an AFA member today and join book discussion on December 1st at 2pm at La Madeleine in the Arboretum.

Eleni is a chambermaid in a hotel on the island of Naxos. Eleni is in her forties and her life is dreary.  Her days revolve almost completely around her work, the mechanic husband she married at eighteen, her two adolescent children and a childhood friend. Eleni finds freedom and interest in the hotel rooms she cleans every morning and in the objects she sees in the rooms, objects through which she dreams of another life. One day Eleni knocks over a chess piece of a match that is in progress. Quite unexpectedly, Eleni's life is turned upside down!  AFA Club de Lecture attendees must be current AFA members. Become a member and join Alliance Française on December 1st for fun and book discussion (in French) at La Madeleine at the Arboretum.

 

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Library Hours - Dec 2nd
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Library Hours - Dec 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, 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 or click on the JOIN US tab.  Members discover what your French Library has to offer.  Candy canes and cookies will be available for all who visit AFA’s French Materials Library on December 2nd.

 

 

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Second Sunday Pétanque at the Mueller Hangar
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Second Sunday Pétanque at the Mueller Hangar

How about a round of Pétanque over a bite and a drink with friends? Bring a dish to share and join Alliance Française on November 11th 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 Sunday afternoon November 11th.

 

 

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Salon de Conversation:  Why and How Do You Study French?
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Salon de Conversation: Why and How Do You Study French?

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AFA's Salon de Conversation meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:00-12:15. On November 10th, participants will asked to converse about why they study French and to describe the methods they use to improve their knowledge, vocabulary and fluency.  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 Alliance Française of Austin 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 croissant, a small plate or a drink for yourself or just come to speak French. Please come prepared to converse about why you study French and to relay the methods you follow in your pursuit of French. We look forward to seeing you November 10th. Location TBA

 

 

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Four French Films - the Austin Film Festival
Oct
30
3:45 PM15:45

Four French Films - the Austin Film Festival

The Alliance Française Ciné-club is a proud community sponsor of the Austin Film Festival & Writer's Conference Oct 25-Nov 1. This is a special year for the Austin Film Festival, the 25th Anniversary of showing great films and offering outreach and education opportunities throughout the city. This year the Austin Film Festival offers four great French films:

Happy as Lazzaro, King of the Wing Demons, La Boîte, and Achoo.

Get information and a discounted Film Pass with promo code AFFcommunityFP at the Austin Film Festival website, https://www.austinfilmfestival.com/aff/live/ 

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AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday Sept 28
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

AFA GAME NIGHT @ CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE - Friday Sept 28

Join your French-speaking friends on Sept 28th 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 September 28th to speak French, eat, drink, and hang out.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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September Soirée featuring Julia McMahan
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

September Soirée featuring Julia McMahan

Don't miss AFA's September Soirée, an evening of hors-d'oeuvres, dessert, wine, music, socializing, and French conversation. AFA Soirées feature authors, artists, experts, scholars and distinguished guests who present informal talks about their area of expertise.  TONIGHT, Saturday September 22nd Alliance Française d'Austin welcomes AF Cinéclub Director Julia McMahan to lead a discussion in French about art, film, French cinema, and AF Austin’s Ciné-club. Admission includes hors-d'oeuvres, dessert, Ms McMahan's presentation, and two drink tickets.  Member ticket price is $17. Nonmembers tickets are $24. Don't miss Julia McMahan's presentation in French about art, film, and French cinema at AFA's September Soirée held in a private home off Bell Mountain Drive, 6100 Maury’s Trail, zip code 78730.  

Enjoy light food, dessert, drinks, music, socializing, Ms McMahan's presentation en français and a wonderful evening with Alliance Française of Austin. Click HERE to get your September Soirée tickets before tonight’s event. Members $17, Nonmembers $24. Receipt for ticket purchases will be sent to patrons via email. Pick up your purchased tickets at will-call at 6100 Maury’s Trail on September 22nd. All ticket sales final. We look forward to seeing you tonight for food, drink, French and fun!

 

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Oct 4th Réseau Jeunes Francophones; Butterfly Bar @ the Vortex
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Oct 4th Réseau Jeunes Francophones; Butterfly Bar @ the Vortex

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Réseau Jeunes Francophones meets on first & third Thursdays at the Butterfly Bar at the Vortex Repertory Theater.  Réseau Jeunes Francophones invites people AGE 18 TO 34 with an interest in French & Francophone cultures and the world to join us.  Relax & hang out with friends on October 4th.  FRENCH CONVERSATION ENCOURAGED.  Happy hour prices are available on wine from 5-7pm.  

Alliance Française welcomes you on October 4th - MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED.  If you are 18 to 34 and have an interest in the world, languages and cultures check out this group  Thursday October 4th @ the Butterfly Bar off Manor Road @ 5:30pm.

 

 

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New Member Coffee - Sept 13th
Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

New Member Coffee - Sept 13th

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 September 13th.  New members, you are among friends at Alliance Française d'Austin!  RSVP to info@afaustin.org by 10am Thursday September 13th and join us for coffee, treats and conversation.  Get to know us and get involved.  New members, we hope to see you Thursday afternoon September 13th.

 

 

 

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AF CINE-CLUB Sept 9th SPONSOR SCREENING - THE WILD BOYS
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

AF CINE-CLUB Sept 9th SPONSOR SCREENING - THE WILD BOYS

Alliance Française and  AF Ciné-Club is proud to serve as a Community Sponsor of the 31st annual aGLIFF Film Festival taking place this week.  See The Wild Boys showing September 9th @ 6:00pm. Information, Festival Badges and Individual Tickets are available HERE

Join AF Ciné-club for THE WILD BOYS, a genre-bending and gender-bending surrealist work that zigzags through a stylized world of transgressions, showing Sept 9th at 6pm.Join aGLIFF and AF Ciné-club for this supberb and wild ride, 110 minutes in French,  Alamo South Lamar. 

 

 

 

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AF Ciné-club Sponsor Screenings of aGLIFF Festival Films; Alamo South Lamar
Sep
6
9:45 PM21:45

AF Ciné-club Sponsor Screenings of aGLIFF Festival Films; Alamo South Lamar

Alliance Française and  AF Ciné-Club is proud to serve as a Community Sponsor of the 31st annual aGLIFF Film Festival taking place this week, Sept 6 through Sept 9 at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar Blvd.  See two tremendous French-language films offered by the aGLIFF Film Festival -- Diane Has the Right Shape showing September 6th @ 9:45pm and The Wild Boys showing September 9th @ 6:00pm. Information, Festival Badges and Individual Tickets are available HERE

Join AF Ciné-club for DIANE HAS THE RIGHT SHAPE showing Sept 6th at 9:45pm.  Diane's best friends Thomas and Jacques have asked her to serve as a surrogate for the birth of their baby - she happily accepts and as her pregnancy progresses, Diane's infatuation with her electrician Fabrizio grows.  Join aGLIFF for this thought-provoking narrative. 87 minutes, 9:45pm Alamo South Lamar. 

 

 

 

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Oct 18 Réseau Jeunes Francophones MeetUp
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Oct 18 Réseau Jeunes Francophones MeetUp

Réseau Jeunes Francophones meets on first & third Thursdays at the Butterfly Bar at the Vortex Repertory Theater.  Réseau Jeunes Francophones invites people AGE 18 TO 34 with an interest in people, languages, and the world to join us.  Relax & hang out with friends on Oct 18th at Austin's iconic Butterlfy Bar. FRENCH CONVERSATION ENCOURAGED.  Happy Hour prices on wine from 5-7pm  - get yourself a drink and join us!  AFA MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED.  If you are 18 to 34 and have an interest in the world beyond Austin and Texas, French language, and cultures CHECK OUT THIS GROUP.

Thursday October 18th on the high deck @ the Butterfly Bar on Manor Road in East Austin.

 

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Summer Apéritif w/Danielle Reich - August 23rd
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Summer Apéritif w/Danielle Reich - August 23rd

On August 23rd Alliance Française invites you to join us at the Butterfly Bar at the Vortex an Austin original that offers great food, beer, wine and cocktails in a laid back setting, for a Summer Party and Apéritif.  AFA will provide baguette, dips, and appetizers to share from 8:00-9:00pm on the upper deck at the Butterfly Bar.   Members and guests pick up their own drinks.  

AFA Apéritifs are free to AFA members.  Pick up a wrist band when you sign in with Alliance Française.  Members' names must appear on the current member list.  Membership may be purchased ONLINE today.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $10 fee.  Small plates to share, wine, music by Danielle Reich, and French conversation from 8:00-10:00pm Thurs Aug 23rd at the Butterfly Bar. 

 

 

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Aug HAPPY HOUR with AF Ciné-club!
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Aug HAPPY HOUR with AF Ciné-club!

French conversation, happy hour prices on wine, giveaways & fun with Alliance Française and AFA Ciné-club, August 17, 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 FANTASTIC PLANET directed by René Laloux.

Giveaways from 6-7pm, Happy Hour prices on wine and speak French with your AFA friends Friday August 17th, an hour before the FANTASTIC PLANET film screening.  We hope to see you July 13th in the AFS Cinema Lobby for Happy Hour and fun, 6:00-7:00pm.

 

 

 

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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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AF Ciné-club and AFS Cinema Partner Screening: Leon Morin, Priest
Jul
24
8:30 PM20:30

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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Holiday Party & Annual Meeting; December 8th

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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 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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