Holiday Hours: Mon. Nov. 19 closing at 5:00 p.m., Tues. Nov. 20 closing at 7:30 p.m.  · CLOSED Wed. Nov. 21 through Sat. Nov. 24.

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Café Littérature · Chien-Loup, de Serge Joncour

Café Littérature · Chien-Loup, de Serge Joncour

Lundi 26 Novembre 2018 à 18:00

Lisez et discutez des nouveautés littéraires francophones. Ce groupe de conversation est idéal pour les francophones avancés et les amateurs de belles lettres.

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Holiday Madeleines

Holiday Madeleines

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:15 am

These succulent little cakes are an especially welcome French touch on any plate of holiday cookies. We prepare three variations working hands-on to assure your baking success at home. Recipes include chocolate, vanilla, coffee and lavender flavors: “madeleines by Madelaine.”

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Touki Bouki

Touki Bouki

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Senegalese Director Djibril Diop Mambety had never attempted a feature-length film before making Touki Bouki when he was only twenty-eight - a boldness reminiscent of the Nouvelle Vague upstarts from a decade earlier, whose dynamic, counter-cultural influence on the film is evident.

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Family Chefs · Bûche de Noël

Family Chefs · Bûche de Noël

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Get ready to start the season with fun memories in the kitchen making desserts so cute, you almost won't want to eat them!

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Fête de Fin d'année

Fête de Fin d'année

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for Joie! the live performance kickstarting our annual fête, with Isabelle Olivier, Michelle Marvin, and Marion Kleinberger. 

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More about the Alliance Française de Chicago

All year round, skilled teachers, authors, performers and artists share their passion for the French language and its various cultures with curious minds like yours. No need to speak French to come participate! Our expertise in teaching is complemented by a rich array of public programs (most in English), our wonderful library and a community of welcoming like-minded individuals.

The Alliance Française de Chicago is an independent not-for-profit organization and is not a French government agency.