Fête de fin d'année

Fête de fin d'année

Celebrate the closing of our 120th year with a bang!

Friday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Members & Current Alliance Students $20 / Non-members $30
54 W. Chicago Avenue

This event is sold out!

Start with a laugh and stock up on holiday spirit with Frogprov’s bilingual humor featuring Renée-Claude Thériault. Share good vibrations and hit the dance floor with master of the decks DJ Maxime Bonnard. Raise a snifter at the armagnac tasting table with Scott Komplin, the US Ambassador for Armagnac. Also on tap: Jack’s famous vin chaud and classic bubbly to add spring to your step. As to the menu, no worries—there will be plenty of fancy French food to match your fancy frocksA la bonne heure!

One last tip before tipsy: Be sure to register early for this popular event.

Please note : non-alcoholic cider and vegetarian options available.

 Scott Komplin has spent most of his professional career in corporate finance until a business trip to California sparked something new. Now a certified sommelier, he has since spent the last 12 years travelling the Sonoma and Napa wine roads, along with the rest of the wine producing world, discovering brilliant wines, glorious vineyards and incredible producers.

 Renée-Claude Thériault studied improv and stand-up comedy in Humber College, Toronto. In January 2014, she toured French Immersion schools all across Ontario, performing a bilingual show called “O Canada!” She moved to Chicago in the summer of 2014 to pursue her career in comedy. RC wrote and performed her One Woman Show in French called “Pardon My French.” She is currently touring her One Woman Show all over the Midwest. Since January 2015, she has been performing shows all over Chicago with her improv troupe, “Hulk Spanx.”

 Frogprov is a collective of Chicagoans who improvise in both English and French, sometimes at the same time! This family-friendly short-form improv show promises cross-cultural entertainment while breaking the performers’ tongues and brains.


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