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 →


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 →

Petit Déj

See you all at Alliance Française on April Fool's Day from 9:30-11:30am for some fun French conversation! We promise, this event is no April Fool's joke. Venez nombreux savourer un café, manger du pain et avoir des conversations en français dans La Grande Salle.

Round Table Discussion: The Role of Senegalese Women

Mois de la Francophonie March 2017, a celebration of Senegal. Alliance Française presents: A Round Table Discussion on the role of Senegalese women. Featuring, Fatou Diahame, Fatou Diop, Judy Hawkinson, Khady Aidara, and Aida Faye. Our Panelists will discuss the evolution of Senegalese women’s role in Senegal and in the USA. March 31 at 6:30... Continue Reading →

La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil

La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil is an inspiring short Senegalese film by director Djibril Diop Mambéty. This film is a luminous portrait of a young handicapped girl and her determination to be a street vendor of “Le Soleil,” the national newspaper of Senegal, against the wishes of the other street boys. It is at once... Continue Reading →

La Belle et la Bête

Based in the Basque coastal resort town of Biarritz in Southern France, Artistic Director Thierry Malandain has developed a very personal approach to dance that is rooted in classical ballet with a contemporary, full-bodied style. His company of 22 gorgeous dancers makes their Minnesota debut with an ethereal vision of Beauty and the Beast—unlike any... Continue Reading →

Soirée Djembés avec Ghana Mbaye

Come to Alliance Française on Saturday, March 25th from 6:30-8:30pm! From the streets of Dakar, Senegal comes Ghana M’baye and his debut release, Baye Fall Djembe. An endless ocean of rhythm and sound from the coast of West Africa. Ghana will be performing live in la Grande Salle and will teach an hour long all... Continue Reading →

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