Mais Oui: Orient Express Gala

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05/11/2016 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Depot

Please mark your calendars for the annual Alliance Française gala benefit, Mais Oui: Orient Express, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at The Depot in Minneapolis!

RSVP before Thursday, May 4, either by calling 612 332 0436 or online here!

The 7th annual Alliance Française gala will celebrate the famed Orient Express train line, and the
enduring effects that the zenith of the railroad had on international cultures. Created in 1883, the Orient Express defined travel and bridged cultures from East to West.

The evening will celebrate our guest of honor Marilyn Carlson Nelson who will be presented with the Alliance Française Award of Excellence The Consul General of France, Vincent Floreani, and the Consul General of Canada, Jamshed Merchant, will be in attendance.  Local celebrity and francophile Cyndy Brucato will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the soirée while musicians Dan Chouinard and Brian Barnes will share their talents. This event includes both live and silent auctions.

All proceeds support the cultural and educational programs of the only French cultural center in Minnesota.

The mission of Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul is to promote the use and appreciation of the French language and French-speaking cultures from around the world through
classes, cultural events and information resources.

For parking at The Depot you can, valet your car, park on the street or park in their lot which you can access via S Fifth Avenue.

Un grand merci aux sponsors de notre gala!

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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