Rochester Events

Année Culturelle à Rochester

P’tit Dèj: First Saturdays every month
Next P’tit Déj is March 2, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the recently re-opened Fiddlehead Coffe Co

Pratiquez votre français en savourant un bon café et des viennoiseries !
Speak French while savoring a good coffee and tasty treats!

Join us every first Saturday of the month for this informal conversation group.

Our hosts Fiddlehead Coffee Co. recently re-opened after a move on January 16! Un grand merci à Old Abe’s for their hospitality over these past several months while Fiddlehead was under construction!

Ciné Club Schedule 2019

Third Wednesdays, every other month, 6:30 pm, at Rochester Public Library

Next Ciné Club:
Maestro, un film de Léa Fazer

Mercredi, le 20 mars à 18h30
Date de sortie: 2013

Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm
Release date: 2013


A delightful “fish out of water” comedy about a young struggling actor who succeeds in getting cast by an experienced director in his bucolic masterpiece. The film is inspired by Nouvelle Vague director Eric Rohmer’s collaboration with actor Jocelyn Quivrin (who co-wrote the script with Swiss director Léa Fazer) on the film “Les Amours d’Astrée et de Céladon”.

Maestro plays on the stark contrast between the realities of film production and both our fictional directors’ conservative methods and our hero’s glamorous expectations. But this last one will get a lot more than he bargained for in the end. This refined but unpretentious comedy, whose style, with its balance of witty dialogue and funny visual gags, has much to offer in the way of laughs.

All Ciné Club screenings are free, but please consider making a $5 donation in person or by registering in advance here to support our cultural programming in Rochester!

D’autres films à venir en 2019 / Other upcoming films in 2019:

May 22, 2019 : Attila Marcel by Sylvain Chomet,
director of The Triplets of Belleville

July 27, 2019 : Cherchez la Femme by Sou Abai

Sept 18, 2019 : Swagger by Olivier Babinet

Nov 20, 2019 : Lola Pater by Nadir Moknèche

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A winter event in Rochester of your choosing…

AFMSP worked to bring a French event to Rochester this winter season, but unfortunately we are postponing.
Merci à tous et à toutes qui ont voté ! Thank you to all who voted!

The winner was…

La Chandeleur

Also known as crêpe day (miam miam), la Chandeleur is a French holiday where people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cidre. Some say the crêpes symbolize the return of sunny days as winter draws to a close, but others say it represents prosperity as we use flour from the last harvest. Either way, c’est délicieux.

This year’s Chandeleur celebration has been postponed! Stay tuned for a make-up event in Rochester coming this spring…

Past Events in Rochester

Alliance Française is grateful for all the opportunities we’ve had to connect with Rochester’s francophone and francophile communities! Voilà quelques de nos souvenirs préférés à Rochester :
Here are some of our favorite memories in Rochester:

Fête d’été

A celebration of summer and all things French hosted by nos amis at Grand Rounds Brewing. We celebrated la France with face painting, live music by Mark Stillman & Dave Stenshoel, trivia, wine and crêpesMerci à tous qui sont venus !

Bastille Day 2015 – 2017

Though we sadly had to miss celebrating Bastille Day in 2018 in Rochester due to inclement weather, the AF hopes to return in coming years to celebrate with you again via live music, good wine and fun performances. Merci beaucoup à Mayo Clinic for the support they’ve offered in past years that have helped make our celebration possible! Stay tuned for info on Bastille Day in 2019…

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tel: 612 332 0436

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