Rochester Events

Année Culturelle à Rochester

Join Alliance Française for French conversation and coffee at Old Abe Coffee Co!P’tit Dèj: First
Saturdays every month!
Next P’tit Déj is April 6, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Old Abe Coffee Shop

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.

We will meet in the backroom of the café.
Un grand merci à Old Abe’s for their hospitality!

Ciné Club Schedule 2019

Third Wednesdays, every other month, 6:30 pm, at Rochester Public Library
Please note, our May screening has been postponed one week due to conflicts at the library and with AFMSP’s gala on May 15.

Next Ciné Club:
Attila Marcel, un film de Sylvain Chomet

Mercredi, le 22 mars à 18h30
Date de sortie: 2013

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm
Release date: 2013


Un enfant gâti, Paul is a full-grown man who has never really grown up. He hasn’t spoken since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he remains mute.

His aunts and caretakers dream of him winning piano competitions, but despite practice he never really succeeds. Until suddenly, his upstairs neighbor Madame Proust offers Paul a concoction that unlocks repressed memories from his childhood and awakens the most delightful of fantasies. Enjoy this colorful homage to Proust’s madeleines with a Wes Anderson feel.

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:

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… in partnership with a crêpe vendor who visits Rochester regularly.

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
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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