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May We? Mais Oui : La Nouvelle Orléans un SUCCESS!

On May 3, Alliance Française hosted our annual Gala benefit at the Metropolitan Ballroom. The atmosphere projected all of the guests into a New Orleans club, complete with French wines, Jumbalaya, jazz music from The Jack Brass Band, a tarot card, and palm reader, and decorations that

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Proust comes to the Alliance!

On April 27, Alliance Francaise hosted an event that captured all of the intricacies, and wonders of the writings of Proust. Our discussion, led by moderators Anne-Marie Gronhovd of Gustavus College, and Denis Depinoy who is a Professor at the Alliance, focused on the characters, and dynamic

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Silent, Short, Animated Films

On Thursday, April 20, Alliance Française had the pleasure of hosting film maker, and director, Serge Avedikian. We watched three of his animated short films, all without words, and were amazed by the artistry, and poignant nature of each. In between films, Avedikian offered us his insights

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Rochester Education

Alliance Française is delighted to offer French classes in Rochester beginning May 6, 2017! Minneapolis – Alliance Française will offer three six-week class sessions each year in in Rochester, beginning May 6 at the 125 LIVE center for active adults, located at 125 Elton Hills Drive NW.

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2017 Gala Auctions

Un grand merci à nos donateurs:  Alexis Bailly Vineyard; wine and food lover’s basket Barbette; gift certificate Bellecour; gift certificate Be’Wiched; gift certificate Bibelot Shops; gift certificate Borough; gift certificate Broders’ Minneapolis; gift card Café Latté; gift certificate C’est Chic; sun hat and certificate Children’s Theater Company; Four

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French tour at WAM

Wednesday evening, Alliance Français hosted an introductory architecture tour of the beloved Weisman Art Museum en français. We were able to learn about the wonderful architect Frank Gehry, the mastermind behind the beautiful structure of the WAM. The tour was led by Elisabeth Holod, and she was able to

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We ended le Mois de la Francophonie with a word from the wise- women!

Alliance Française ended le Mois de la Francophonie (3/31) by hosting round table discussion of women, who spoke of  the woman’s role within Senegal in relation to cultural practices, ways of life, and gender relations. We heard many different perspectives from the women, with an added emphasis on women’s

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Who will be the next president of France? You decide!

Last night (4/10), Alliance Française welcomed members all over the Twin Cities community to engage in an educational discussion of French politics. The discussion, led by panelists Mary Curtin (from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs), Tom Hanson (from the Alworth Institute for International Affairs), and Selim Rauer (founder

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The perfect beginning to Spring: AF’s Spring Open House

On Saturday, March 25 from 12-3pm, Alliance Française hosted our annual Spring Open House, welcoming members of the Minneapolis/St. Paul community to all that AF has to offer. Our open house included a membership table, an education table, and a cultural events table, where AF visitors could

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Dakar Meets Minneapolis in our Soirée Djembés presentation

On Saturday, March 25, from 6:30-8:30pm, Dakar met Minneapolis in a cultural fusion of foot tapping, singing, Djembé playing fun! Djembés expert, Ghana Mbaye was kind enough to stop by, and host a Djembés performance, as well workshop for all who were interested in learning the Senegalese

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