Spring Open House 2019

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03/23/2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Alliance Française at the Joly Family Center for International Understanding

Merci à tous pour votre chaleureuse présence!

See you for the Fall Open House in September 2019!

Join us for our Spring Open House 2019

Saturday, March 23, 11 am to 4 pm
At Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul – Joly Family Center for International Understanding
227, Colfax Ave N


Whether you want to learn French, cook an amazing French meal, savor French cuisine, or if you’re simply curious to know who we are and what we can offer you… come to our Spring Open House on Saturday, March 23.

It’s an opportunity to discover Alliance Française’s new home in the Joly Family Center for International Understanding. Celebrate spring with us!

De plus, cet événement est l’occasion parfaite d’en apprendre davantage sur notre programme d’éducation et culturel! Take advantage of your visit to ask your questions, register, get your manuals and avoid the waiting lines on the first day of the session!

A buffet welcomes the visitors. All are welcome!

On vous attend en grand nombre!


FREE event. All are welcome! RSVP preferred but not required.



Sample Classes for Adults (suite 220 – second floor)

Enjoy our free 20-minute French Classes and meet our instructors!

French for Travelers

Alter Ego

Cyrano de Bergerac

Spring Class Info and Registration (suite 220 – second floor)

Throughout the day (11 am to 4 pm)

Kids’ activities (suite 30 – lower floor)

  • Stories: 11:30 am to 12 pm
  • Face Painting: 12 to 2 pm
  • Craft’s activities: 2:15 to 2:45 pm
  • Dance trial with Brenna, professional dancer: 3 to 4 pm (limited to 10 participants. Chidren from 7-9)

Youth Programs (suite 40 – lower floor)

Meet our instructors during this period:

  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • 2 to 3 pm
  • 3:30 to 4 pm

Discover our French programs and enjoy refreshments (Board Room, suite 230 – second floor)

  • Bread tasting with Chef Anne, an expert on naturally-leavened breads and ancient grains : 11 am to 2 pm
  • Enjoy crêpes, sale by Claire from Oh Crêpes: 2:30 to 4 pm

Throughout the day (11 am to 4 pm)


(Board Room, suite 230 – second floor)

Enter a chance to win several prizes! Thanks to our sponsors for their generosity!

A pair of tickets for Cyrano de Bergerac at Guthrie Theater on April 5

A pair of tickets for Ballet Preljocaj at Northrop on March 30

Vouchers available at Minnesota Film Society

Two vouchers at Cowles Center

A pair of tickets for Mdou Moctar's show at the Cedar

A pass for two people for the movie US

A pair of tickets for the screening of Transit at the Edina Theater

Born on March 23?


Contact Us!

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

Tel: 612 332 0436

Thank You to Our Sponsors