Culture Shock Music Highlights Playlist!

If you've been enjoying our French and Italian Music Highlights posts, check out our new YouTube playlist that complies all of the songs and videos included in our posts! We'll update it whenever we add new artists and songs in a Music Highlight post. And if you missed them, go check out our highlights of... Continue Reading →

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French Culture Highlight: Les Revenants

As the weather finally turns chilly and I bring out my extensive sweater collection from storage, I happily turn towards my favorite autumn tradition: spooky, supernatural stories. This year, I've been lucky enough to find a zombie drama in French that departs from the usual zombie story cliché. Les Revenants (English: The Returned) is a popular... Continue Reading →

MN Opera: La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Lose your heart to the timeless love story that has moved audiences for generations. In Puccini’s classic tale, six young Parisian artists survive on nothing but their friendship and the promise of a love so strong it transcends even death. Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure, this time-honored story – the inspiration behind Rent –... Continue Reading →

Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta

Italian cuisine is known worldwide for its simple yet undeniably delicious flavors. Whether it's gelato on a hot summer day or a freshly baked Neapolitan pizza, there's no occasion that isn't improved by Italian food. If you too have a passion for cucina italiana, why not try your hand at making your own? On Sunday, April... Continue Reading →

Colazione all’italiana

Unable to join us for our weekly Italian conversation hour? The Italian Cultural Center has another opportunity to practice speaking in Italian! On April 29, from 9:30-11:00 AM, Italian native Elisabetta Re will lead a small group in casual conversation in Italian. Participants will also enjoy traditional Italian coffee, Italian breakfast staples (such as pane,... Continue Reading →

Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.

An under-appreciated cultural practice in Italy is playing cards! The Italian Cultural Center has an event series for those interested in learning more about Italian card games: "Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way." Join their representatives Luisa and Ileana on April 27, from 6:00-8:00 pm for a genuine and fun Italian experience of aperitivo and... Continue Reading →

Club Vélo Kick-off Ride!

Do your interests include both biking and French culture? This is the group for you! The Alliance Française has a kick-off event for their newest club, Club Vélo, on Friday, April 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. The kick-off ride will entail a short ride down the Cedar Lake trail and back to the AF building. Participants will... Continue Reading →

Silent Short Animated films by Serge Avedikian

Thursday | 04/20/2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Alliance Française will be presenting three short silent animated films by visiting French-Armenian director Serge Avedikian. Avedikian will lead a discussion on his work in French in between and after the screenings. Admission is free for AF members and only $5 for the general public. Please RSVP here in advance... Continue Reading →

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