Sunday Pétanque
Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

Sunday Pétanque

  • French Legation Museum

Join Alliance Française on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month on the beautiful grounds of the French Legation Museum to play Pétanque, a favorite French leisure sport. The shaded gravel walkways at the French Legation provide excellent courts.  Experienced players team up with novices to enjoy this simple but exciting game.  No previous experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

Food and drink are potluck.  Bring bread, fruit, cheese & crackers, a beverage to share, or your favorite French recipe.  Pétanque can be enjoyed by participants of all ages and families are welcome. This activity is open to everybody. We hope to see you soon to experience & enjoy Pétanque.

AFA BASTILLE DAY PARTY - JULY 8 @ TRIANGLE PARK!
Jul
8
6:30 pm18:30

AFA BASTILLE DAY PARTY - JULY 8 @ TRIANGLE PARK!

  • Triangle Commons Park

Alliance Française d'Austin is thrilled to present our 22nd annual Bastille Day Party, a relaxed and delicious celebration in the park from 6:30-10:00pm on July 8th.  Enjoy French standards by vocalist Priscilla Badhwar, 1930's Parisienne jazz by Hot Club of Austin, and the iconic French chansons of singer Julie Slim & Rendez Vous.  French wine, beer, and soft drinks, along with delectable food by Crêpe Crazy, Emoji's Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Garbo's Lobster, Rocheli Patisserie, La Patisserie, and Mom & Pop's Frozen Ice will be available for purchase.  There's no admission charge for the July 8th Party.  Admission and the live show are FREE!

Activities will include a hula-hoop station, Pétanque lessons, dancing, Triangle Park's popular Playscape and Splash Pad, amazing feats by the Texas Juggling Society, and our Bastille Day Market.  Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are encouraged.  AFA looks forward to celebrating with you July 8th in central Austin's beautiful Triangle Park!

FRENCH MATERIALS LIBRARY HOURS;  SUNDAY September 3rd
Sep
3
2:00 pm14:00

FRENCH MATERIALS LIBRARY HOURS; SUNDAY September 3rd

  • AFA Language School & Library

Join us 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 French Materials Library offers AFA members the opportunity to check out French materials appropriate for all levels of proficiency, with special offerings added to the mix on occasional first-Sundays throughout the year.  Find a book, play a round of French Scrabble, and see what the AFA Library has to offer.  Tea and biscuits will be available to all who visit the French Materials Library on September 3rd.  We're located in Suite 106 at the Alliance Française School located at 4101 Medical Parkway.  

Our French Materials Library is reserved for use by current AFA members only. To obtain materials, Alliance Française membership is required.  Discover the French-language materials AFA has to offer during upcoming library hours.  Hope to see you September 3rd!

SALON DE CONVERSATION - What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?!?
Sep
9
11:00 am11:00

SALON DE CONVERSATION - What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?!?

  • Café Express

AFA's Salon de Conversation meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:00-12:15 at Café Express.  On September 9th participants will be asked to explain what they would do if they won the lottery!  If you were set for life financially, what would you do??  Salon de Conversation is a French-only event that is guided by native French speakers. Assistance & practice will be offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.  

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 required. Pick up your own food or drink or just come to speak French. All levels of fluency are welcome.  Please come prepared to speak in French about what you'd do first, next, and in general if you won the lottery.  We look forward to seeing you September 9th at 11:00am at Café Express.

 


June Club de Lecture - La commissaire n'aime point les vers by Georges Flipo
Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

June Club de Lecture - La commissaire n'aime point les vers by Georges Flipo

  • La Madeleine at the Arboretum

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.  AFA members with lower levels of French are welcome to attend and listen. Book Club members supply their own books. Club de Lecture is open to current members whose names appear on the current membership list.

In June, Club de Lecture will meet to discuss La commissaire n’aime point les vers by Georges Flipo.  What does a homeless man found dead in front of the Académie Française have to do with a sonnet by Baudelaire?  We'll discuss on June 24th! For more information about Club de Lecture and coming selections visit our website.  Club de Lecture members must be AFA members in good standing & participants are responsible for obtaining their own books.  Become an AFA member and join us for our June 24th Club de Lecture gathering.

AFA CINÉ-CLUB:  PONETTE followed by a skype Q&A with Director Jacques Doillon
Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

AFA CINÉ-CLUB: PONETTE followed by a skype Q&A with Director Jacques Doillon

  • Austin Studios Screening Room

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.  Attendees are welcome to bring refreshments.  Snacks & cold drinks will be available on a donation basis. Films presented in French with English subtitles.

This month AFA Ciné-club offers a must-see French film with a special guest Q&A! On June 18 at 2:00pm, AFA Ciné-club will present PONETTE.  The screening will be followed by a skype Q&A with PONETTE Director Jacques Doillon. The winner of eleven prestigious film awards, Ponette is a masterpiece about children.  The film rests within the focus of childrens' minds in order to observe the process by which their intelligence builds their personalities, their beliefs, and their strategies. "In the matter of child acting," writes Stanley Kauffmann, "is the most extraordinary picture I know." Seating is limited. Purchase tickets HERE and join us!

Game Night @ Cherrywood Coffee House - June 2nd
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Game Night @ Cherrywood Coffee House - June 2nd

  • Cherrywood Coffee House

Members, join Alliance Francaise at Cherrywood Coffee House on Friday June 2nd for AFA Game Night. Pick up coffee or a glass of wine for yourself, take part in a game or sit back and watch the fun.  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 Game Night sign-in with Alliance Française is required.  We hope to see you soon at Cherrywood Coffeehouse - join us for French, fun, and games Friday June 2nd!

AFA Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament
May
6
8:00 am08:00

AFA Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament

  • Pharr Tennis Center

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!

New Member Coffee, Thurs May 4th
May
4
4:00 pm16:00

New Member Coffee, Thurs May 4th

  • AFA New Member Coffee

New to Alliance Française d'Austin? AFA WELCOMES YOU!  AFA welcomes new members to our dynamic community year-round.  Attending an AFA NEW MEMBER COFFEE is a great way to familiarize yourself with AFA programs & offerings and 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 AFA New Member Coffee is free & open to new AFA members - those who wish to attend the 4pm May 4th New Member Coffee are asked to provide their name and intention to attend via email at info@afaustin.org.  Our New Member Coffee address (near Anderson HS) will be distributed by Thursday morning May 4th via email.  New members, you are among friends at Alliance Française d'Austin.  Join us Thursday May 4th for coffee, treats, and fun!  Please RSVP to info@afaustin.org by 10am Thursday May 4th.

New French Cinema Week 2017
Apr
20
Apr 23

New French Cinema Week 2017

  • Austin Studios

AF Ciné-club and Alliance Française d'Austin are proud to partner with the Austin Film Society and Premiers Plans 1st-films Festival to present a great week of French cinema with four exciting French-language films by emerging European filmmakers, as well as discussion sessions to connect Austin with French film and French culture.  Join Austin Film Studios, Premiers Plans First European Films Festival, and AFA Ciné-club for the films selected for New French Cinema Week 2017:

Sunday April 16:  IN BED WITH VICTORIA presented by AFA Ciné-Club @ 51st Studios

Thursday April 20: CRACHE COEUR (Raging Rose) @ the Contemporary Austin 

Saturday April 22: UNCOMPLETED SONG @ the Contemporary Austin 

Sunday April 23:  PARIS LA BLANCHE @ the Bob Bullock Museum

 

François Ozon screening with AFA Ciné-club Director Julia McMahan
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

François Ozon screening with AFA Ciné-club Director Julia McMahan

  • Regal Arbor 8

On Friday April 7th the Regal Arbor 8 will present FRANTZ by noted French director François Ozon.  FRANTZ will be introduced by AFA Ciné-club Director Julia McMahan.  Ms McMahan will also lead a Q&A session after the film.

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German woman grieves the death (in France) of her fiancé.  The woman meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits her fiancé's grave to lay flowers.  A seductive and superbly-assembled period piece, FRANTZ was nominated 11 times at the 2017 Cesar Awards and was the recipient of the 2017 award fro Best Cinematography.

FRANTZ by François Ozon, 2016, France/Germany.  113 minutes; French with English subtitles. With Pierre Niney & Paula Beer. Presented in partnership with Regal Arbor 8. Tickets are available on the Regal Arbor 8 webpage and at the Box Office.

March Apéritif Bubbles & Sweets
Mar
20
5:30 pm17:30

March Apéritif Bubbles & Sweets

  • Triangle Commons Park

AFA's March Apéritif will take place on March 20th in celebration of the International Day of Francophonie, a world-wide day of food, fun and celebration in recognition of French language and Francophone cultures.  Alliance Française invites members to join us from 5:30-7:00pm by the playground at Triangle Park for salty snacks, chocolate, macarons, sparkling wine, and petit fours to celebrate.  AFA Apéritifs are free to AFA members & children are welcome. Members' names must appear on the current member list.  Non-members & guests will be charged a $5 fee. Sign in with Alliance Française when you arrive and join us for salty snacks, sweets, sparkling wine, fun, & French at AFA's March Apéro. 

La Chandeleur Crêpe Party - SOLD OUT!
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

La Chandeleur Crêpe Party - SOLD OUT!

  • Café Crème

Celebrate La Chandeleur with food, drinks, and friends at AFA's fabulous crêpe party this Saturday Feb 25 @ 7:30pm at Café Crème on East Oltorf.  Enjoy hard cider & wine with a savory crêpe entrée served with salad. Your savory crêpe meal will be followed with a selection of sweet crêpe tastings of Bordeaux bites, Framboise bites, assorted caramels, and Valrhona chocolate.  Featuring French café accordion music in the bal-musette style by Austin folk icon Shirley Johnson.  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  We'll see you tonight.

AFA Annual Meeting & Holiday party
Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

AFA Annual Meeting & Holiday party

  • AFA Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

On Friday evening December 9th, AFA Members are invited to celebrate the Season with their Alliance Française d'Austin family.  Members are asked to bring a hearty dish to share.  Alliance Française will furnish bottled water, soft drinks, wine, and a beautiful Bûche de Noël.   Our party location will be distributed to current Alliance Française members via email.

Come and enjoy potluck supper, a recap of Alliance Française 2016 offerings, a preview of the great year ahead, and vote to fill available positions on the Alliance Française Board of Trustees.  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 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party.  

Beaujolais Nouveau
Nov
17
8:00 am08:00

Beaujolais Nouveau

  • Pharr Tennis Center

Come toast the arrival of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau! It is time to enjoy the bountiful harvest. Each year this light, fruity red wine is welcomed throughout France in bars, restaurants and markets with fanfare, fireworks and music.  The festival that was once a small regional feast has become a global celebration.  Join us at Flour & Vine for a delightful evening of wine, delicious food and French songs by chanteuse Julie Slim and Rendez Vous.   

Alliance Française d'Austin's November 17th Beaujolais Nouveau dinner includes
a three-course dinner, 2 complimentary glasses of wine, and gratuities. 

This event sells out quickly. Purchase your ticket today!    
DETAILS and TICKETS HERE

Fall Soirée:  SOLD OUT!
Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

Fall Soirée: SOLD OUT!

  • Private Residence

Members AFA's Fall Soirée IS SOLD OUT!  Thanks for your support and see you tonight!

AFA Soirées feature authors, artists, wine experts, scholars and distinguished guests who present informal talks about their area of expertise.  On Oct 27 AFA welcomes renowned painter, sculptor, and printmaker Peter Julian to lead a discussion in French about art, his work, and the creative process.  AFA Soirées are members-only events.  Admission is $10 and includes hors-d'oeuvres, dessert, and two drink tickets.  Attendees' names must appear on the current membership list at time of purchase.  Please note the Fall Soirée is an adults-only event for members age 21 and older, all sales final.  For more information about Peter Julian and his work go to http://www.galerie-mlc.com/artistes-peter-julian/

Museum Trip - Portraits of the Musée d'Orsay
Nov
1
7:30 am07:30

Museum Trip - Portraits of the Musée d'Orsay

  • Pottery Barn & Z Gallerie Parking Lot

The Alliance Française d'Austin has arranged a wonderful trip to the Kimbell Art Museum, new Renzo Piano Pavilion, to view the exhibition

   "Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay" 

  TRIP ITINERARY

7:30   Meet at the Pottery Barn & Z Gallerie parking lot at the Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd

8:00   Depart for Fort Worth

11:30   Arrive at the Kimbell (approximate time)

            "Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay" 

             Lunch on your own 

             Tour of the Kimbell's distinguished permanent collection

             Acoustiguide Audio Tour

3:15     Depart for Austin