Events Archive


September 2017


Superfluous: An Architectural Project

Superfluous: An Architectural Project

Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

An Evening of French Baroque Opera

An Evening of French Baroque Opera

Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.

The Radicant City: Sustainable Living Space

The Radicant City: Sustainable Living Space

Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.

August 2017


April and the Extraordinary World

April and the Extraordinary World

Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.

July 2017


Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Bastille Day Chicago 2017

Bastille Day Chicago 2017

Friday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June 2017


Pardon my French

Pardon my French

Thursday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Being a Chef: Dinner with Marcel Proust

Being a Chef: Dinner with Marcel Proust

Saturday, June 3 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Taste and Toast: Rosé d'été / Summer Rosé

Taste and Toast: Rosé d'été / Summer Rosé

Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Special Lecture • French & English

Special Lecture • French & English

Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Le Salon : Émilie, Marquise du Châtelet

Le Salon : Émilie, Marquise du Châtelet

Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Bubbles and Bons Vivants

Bubbles and Bons Vivants

Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Being a Chef: Welcome to Salmon Season

Being a Chef: Welcome to Salmon Season

Saturday, June 17 at 11:15 a.m.

Summer Open House

Summer Open House

Tuesday, June 20 at 6:15 p.m. check in!

May 2017


The Genome Editing Revolution

The Genome Editing Revolution

Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Black Holes, Supernovae, Big Bang

Black Holes, Supernovae, Big Bang

Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The 2017 Symposium on the Arts of France: The History of the French Château

The 2017 Symposium on the Arts of France: The History of the French Château

Wednesday, May 10 at 11:00 AM Coffee/Lecture 11:30 AM

Being a Chef: Become a Quiche Pro

Being a Chef: Become a Quiche Pro

Saturday, May 13 at 11:15 a.m.

Chronique d'un été / Chronicle of a Summer

Chronique d'un été / Chronicle of a Summer

Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2017 Symposium on the Arts of France: Le Château

The 2017 Symposium on the Arts of France: Le Château

Wednesday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. Coffee/ 11:30 a.m. Lecture

April 2017


The Exceptional Egg

The Exceptional Egg

Saturday, April 1 at 11:15 a.m.

Avec l'auteur : Christine Marquet de Vasselot

Avec l'auteur : Christine Marquet de Vasselot

Friday, April 7 at 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Spring Open House!

Spring Open House!

Tuesday, April 11 at 6:15 p.m. check in!

Bande de Filles / Girlhood

Bande de Filles / Girlhood

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2017 Symposium on the Arts of France: The History of the French Château

The 2017 Symposium on the Arts of France: The History of the French Château

Wednesday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. Coffee/ 11:30 a.m. Lecture

The King's Kitchen Garden at Versailles

The King's Kitchen Garden at Versailles

Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Being a Chef:  Grilled Cheese à la française

Being a Chef: Grilled Cheese à la française

Saturday, April 29 at 11:15 a.m.

March 2017


Francophonie Launch & Fundraiser

Francophonie Launch & Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Belgique

Festival de la Francophonie: Belgique

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Mastering No-knead Breads

Mastering No-knead Breads

Saturday, March 4 at 11:15 a.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Vietnam

Festival de la Francophonie: Vietnam

Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Kick off

Festival de la Francophonie: Kick off

Friday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Russie

Festival de la Francophonie: Russie

Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Salon du livre

Festival de la Francophonie: Salon du livre

Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Cameroun & Congo

Festival de la Francophonie: Cameroun & Congo

Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The Amazing Lemon

The Amazing Lemon

Saturday, March 25 at 11:15 a.m.

Francofun!

Francofun!

Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: France / Haïti

Festival de la Francophonie: France / Haïti

Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Canada/Québec

Festival de la Francophonie: Canada/Québec

Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.

February 2017


Winter Open House!

Winter Open House!

Wednesday, February 1 at 6:15 p.m. check in!

Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Tales of Hoffmann

Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Tales of Hoffmann

Saturday, February 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Avec L'Auteur: Sophie Loubière

Avec L'Auteur: Sophie Loubière

Monday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Winter Gratins

Winter Gratins

Saturday, February 18 at 11:15 a.m.

Tenue de soirée / Ménage

Tenue de soirée / Ménage

Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.

January 2017


Knife Skills / Winter Soups

Knife Skills / Winter Soups

Saturday, January 7 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Chanson d'amour / Love Songs

Chanson d'amour / Love Songs

Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Potato Power

Potato Power

Saturday, January 21 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Book Beats: Making of a Masterpiece!

Book Beats: Making of a Masterpiece!

Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 2016


Easy Brioche

Easy Brioche

Saturday, December 3 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Holiday Market à l'Alliance !

Holiday Market à l'Alliance !

Monday, December 5 at Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fête de fin d'année et de l'école

Fête de fin d'année et de l'école

Friday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Playtime

Playtime

Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Menu

Holiday Menu

Saturday, December 17 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

November 2016


Sunday Roast Chicken

Sunday Roast Chicken

Saturday, November 5 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Saturday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

A Woman of Paris

A Woman of Paris

Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Voulez-vous

Voulez-vous "crochet" avec moi?

Tuesday, November 15 at

Thanksgiving à la Française

Thanksgiving à la Française

Saturday, November 19 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

October 2016


Edouard Manet, Important Works on Paper

Edouard Manet, Important Works on Paper

Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The Last Voyageurs: with author Lorraine Boissoneault

The Last Voyageurs: with author Lorraine Boissoneault

Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Taste and Toast: Rouges d'Automne/Autumn Red Wines

Taste and Toast: Rouges d'Automne/Autumn Red Wines

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Lyon, Capital of French Gastronomy

Lyon, Capital of French Gastronomy

Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.

La Bataille de Solférino / The Age of Panic

La Bataille de Solférino / The Age of Panic

Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Discovering la confiserie

Discovering la confiserie

Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

A Taste of the Aveyron

A Taste of the Aveyron

Saturday, October 29 at 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Entre les Bras / Step Up to the Plate

Entre les Bras / Step Up to the Plate

Saturday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

September 2016


Improv en français

Improv en français

Tuesday, September 13 at

The Love Potion

The Love Potion

Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Two Days in Paris

Two Days in Paris

Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.

A Fashion Master Class

A Fashion Master Class

Friday, September 23 at 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

August 2016


Provence flavor secrets

Provence flavor secrets

Saturday, August 13 at

July 2016


The Artisans of Couture

The Artisans of Couture

Thursday, July 7 at 6:30–8:00 p.m.

The Artisans of Couture

The Artisans of Couture

Thursday, July 14 at 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Bastille Day at Montrose Beach

Bastille Day at Montrose Beach

Thursday, July 14 at

Gratins from the garden

Gratins from the garden

Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 14 - Nice

July 14 - Nice

Monday, July 18 at

The Artisans of Couture

The Artisans of Couture

Thursday, July 21 at 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Nomades et Palais Rouges

Nomades et Palais Rouges

Friday, July 22 at

Summer in a jar

Summer in a jar

Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

June 2016


Cuisine Pressée

Cuisine Pressée

Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The 2016 Symposium on the Arts of France The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

The 2016 Symposium on the Arts of France The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

Friday, June 10 at 11:00 AM Coffee / Lecture 11:30 AM

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Quick breads from Morocco

Quick breads from Morocco

Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 2016


The 2016 Symposium on the Arts of France The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

The 2016 Symposium on the Arts of France The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

Wednesday, May 4 at 11:00 AM Coffee / Lecture 11:30 AM

Paris, Fashion and the Arts

Paris, Fashion and the Arts

Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Book Beats: Comparing Contemporaries

Book Beats: Comparing Contemporaries

Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Samedi à l'Opéra de Paris

Samedi à l'Opéra de Paris

Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m

Paris, Fashion and the Arts

Paris, Fashion and the Arts

Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Being a Chef: Galettes Galore

Being a Chef: Galettes Galore

Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.

April 2016


Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

French Beginnings

French Beginnings

Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The 2016 Symposium on the Arts of France The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

The 2016 Symposium on the Arts of France The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 AM Coffee / Lecture 11:30 AM

La littérature, accélérateur d’innovation ?

La littérature, accélérateur d’innovation ?

Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Rencontre avec Andreï Makine

Rencontre avec Andreï Makine

Wednesday, April 27 at 12:00 p.m.

Same old, same old … but what’s new?

Same old, same old … but what’s new?

Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Paris, Fashion and the Arts

Paris, Fashion and the Arts

Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

March 2016


From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Suisse

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Suisse

Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Kick-Off

Festival de la Francophonie: Kick-Off

Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée France

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée France

Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Belge

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Belge

Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Canada/Québec

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Canada/Québec

Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Salon du Livre

Festival de la Francophonie: Salon du Livre

Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Being a Chef: Spring Lamb

Being a Chef: Spring Lamb "Cassoulet"

Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Algérie

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Algérie

Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

 Festival du Film Francophone / 3 Chicago Premieres!

Festival du Film Francophone / 3 Chicago Premieres!

Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Roumanie

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Roumanie

Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

February 2016


Book Beats - Discussing Jean Rouaud

Book Beats - Discussing Jean Rouaud

Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Samedi à l'Opéra de Paris

Samedi à l'Opéra de Paris

Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m

Taste and Toast: les Grands Crus

Taste and Toast: les Grands Crus

Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m

Being a Chef - In Love With Chocolate

Being a Chef - In Love With Chocolate

Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Paris/Tokyo/Chicago

Paris/Tokyo/Chicago

Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.

From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Quitte ou double à l'Alliance

Quitte ou double à l'Alliance

Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Being a Chef: Profiterole Party

Being a Chef: Profiterole Party

Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

January 2016


Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Galette des Rois

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Galette des Rois

Saturday, January 9 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Being a Chef: Basic Series: Knife Skills

Being a Chef: Basic Series: Knife Skills

Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): Le voyage de l'escargot by Ruth Brown

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): Le voyage de l'escargot by Ruth Brown

Saturday, January 16 at 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m.

L'avenir de l'eau

L'avenir de l'eau

Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Being a Chef: EGG-Ceptional Dishes

Being a Chef: EGG-Ceptional Dishes

Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

December 2015


Haute Couture Class: The Lost Couturiers with Nena Ivon

Haute Couture Class: The Lost Couturiers with Nena Ivon

Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Fête de fin d’année et de l'école

Fête de fin d’année et de l'école

Friday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Being a Chef: Madeleines and Financiers

Being a Chef: Madeleines and Financiers

Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Haute Couture Class: The Lost Couturiers with Nena Ivon

Haute Couture Class: The Lost Couturiers with Nena Ivon

Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Cake de Noël aux fruits confits

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Cake de Noël aux fruits confits

Saturday, December 12 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Haute Couture Class: The Lost Couturiers with Nena Ivon

Haute Couture Class: The Lost Couturiers with Nena Ivon

Thursday, December 17 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Being a Chef: Celebrate with Jacques Pépin

Being a Chef: Celebrate with Jacques Pépin

Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

November 2015


Vernissage RENEFER: 1914-18

Vernissage RENEFER: 1914-18

Tuesday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

RENEFER: 1914-18

RENEFER: 1914-18

Wednesday, November 4 at

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Being a Chef: Babette's Feast Menu

Being a Chef: Babette's Feast Menu

Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cookbook Sale!

Cookbook Sale!

Saturday, November 14 at Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Fondant pour les enfants

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Fondant pour les enfants

Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Taste and Toast…. en musique !

Taste and Toast…. en musique !

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m

Being a Chef: Kitchen Basics - Cooking in Cast Iron for Thanksgiving

Being a Chef: Kitchen Basics - Cooking in Cast Iron for Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

October 2015


Haute Couture Class: The Couture Creators of Change with Nena Ivon

Haute Couture Class: The Couture Creators of Change with Nena Ivon

Thursday, October 1 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The Art Of Agnes Varda

The Art Of Agnes Varda

Saturday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Clafouti aux fruits rouges

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Clafouti aux fruits rouges

Saturday, October 3 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

"Paris, He Said"

Monday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Haute Couture Class: The Couture Creators of Change with Nena Ivon

Haute Couture Class: The Couture Creators of Change with Nena Ivon

Thursday, October 8 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Macarons aux amandes

Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Macarons aux amandes

Saturday, October 10 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Samedi à l'Opéra de Paris

Samedi à l'Opéra de Paris

Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m

Being a Chef: Mastering Julia's Crêpes

Being a Chef: Mastering Julia's Crêpes

Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): Flocon trouve un ami by Marcus Pfister

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): Flocon trouve un ami by Marcus Pfister

Saturday, October 17 at 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): Le nuage bleu by Tomi Ungerer

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): Le nuage bleu by Tomi Ungerer

Saturday, October 24 at 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Saturday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Being a Chef: Everything But the Quack

Being a Chef: Everything But the Quack

Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 2015


CAMILLE PISSARRO: exhibition

CAMILLE PISSARRO: exhibition

Thursday, September 17 at

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs presents: His Excellency David O'Sullivan

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs presents: His Excellency David O'Sullivan

Thursday, September 17 at 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Haute Couture Class: The Couture Creators of Change with Nena Ivon

Haute Couture Class: The Couture Creators of Change with Nena Ivon

Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): L'ours et les feuilles by David Ezra Stein

Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): L'ours et les feuilles by David Ezra Stein

Saturday, September 26 at 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Film Retrospective 2015-16

Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m.