Please note that most of our events and classes are held online via Zoom while our building is partially closed. 
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Giving Tuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2020–Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.–11:59 p.m.

This Giving Tuesday, AF Chicagos asks you to recognize our power of choice. Choosing to support the Alliance Française, means providing opportunities for contact, growth, and cross-cultural collaboration for people of all ages and backgrounds. 

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Frugal Fashion: De mère en fille

Frugal Fashion: De mère en fille

Jeudi 3 Décembre 2020 à 12:00

L'une se soucie peu de son apparence et, à New York comme en Bretagne, roule à vélo et préfère les pulls bretons et les polaires bon marché aux vêtements de marque. L’autre a dépensé sans compter chez les grands faiseurs parisiens et passé des heures chez sa petite couturière pour se forger un style unique. Avec Catherine Cusset et Rosine Cusset pour une conversation transatlantique à ne pas manquer !

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Pandemonium University: Emmanuel Macron Lecture

Who Is Emmanuel Macron?

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Who is Emmanuel Macron and where is he taking France? with William Drozdiak, author of The Last President of Europe. Drozdiak is a former foreign editor of the Washington Post and a veteran foreign correspondent.  

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Ciné-Club: Peppermint Soda

Ciné-Club: Peppermint Soda

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Everybody's in a hurry to grow up. This week's Ciné-Club is a charming autobiographical coming-of-age movie by Diane Kurys, set in a vivid recreation of 60s Paris. The flavor of the week is: Peppermint Soda ("Diabolo Menthe", 1977)

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Pandemonium University: Modern Frenchwoman Lecture

The Invention of the Modern Frenchwoman

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

What was it like to be a fin-de-siècle feminist? What’s a “pants permit”?  Rachel Mesch, who teaches French literature, history and culture at Yeshiva University in New York, comes to talk about the invention of the modern Frenchwoman. 

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The Bon-Vivants Wine Club Holiday Party!

The Bon-Vivants Wine Club Holiday Party!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

As you prepare for the holiday season, join our sommelière, Alicia Barrett, and Binny’s resident cheese expert, Chris Spier, as they share their favorite French wines for the holidays and the most delectable French cheese pairings. You’ll receive a full list ahead of the event so you can shop in advance for les vins and les fromages.

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Breuvages et Bavardage 1119

Breuvages et Bavardage

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:00–9:00 p.m.

Bring your French and a beverage Thursday night during the winter for an hour of bavardage! All levels welcome!

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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.