COMMUNITY EVENTS

We are proud to partner with fellow non-profit organizations and local companies. The Alliance Française de Denver continues to build partnerships with other SCFD members in an effort to diversify our programs and offerings.  Here are a few of our recurring programs and partnerships.

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J'adore Ciné Club in Partnership with the Denver Film Society

 

The Alliance Française de Denver is thrilled to partner with the Denver Film Society year after year for a monthly celebration of French cinema! On select Wednesdays every month the Denver Film Society will host a screening of a French (or Francophone) film at the SIE FilmCenter. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion. Before the film, ticket holders enjoy a free glass of wine in the Henderson-Whitney Lounge, from 6:00-7:00pm. Come meet others AFD & DFS members interested in French and Francophone films.




Coming soon to J'adore Ciné Club
denverfilm.org




Francophone Groups








L'Alliance & Co - Theater Troupe


Mile High Pétanque Club


Denver Sister Cities - Brest Committee


Afro Social Colorado





Upcoming Events


Between America and Paris, with novelist Diane Johnson (free event for members)

Between America and Paris, with novelist Diane Johnson (free event for members)

Between America and Paris, with novelist Diane Johnson, best-selling author of Le Divorce and of the new book Lorna Mott Comes Home, in conversation with Pamela Druckerman.[...]

Café Littéraire - Elle habitait à Sandwich

Café Littéraire - Elle habitait à Sandwich

The Story: Therese, Franco-Lebanese, lives in Sandwich, Illinois. She decides one night to slam the door without returning back. Now that she is 37 years old, she questions her choices: leaving her home country and following her husband to the United States. Her exile, her husband’s career and the establishing of her own family kept her busy for ten years. Today, her nostalgia pushes the woman to question all those choices, for better or for worse.[...]

Master Class: Sulékó

Master Class: Sulékó

Join us on June 19, 2021 at 10 am for an exclusive online perfume Master Class.[...]

“Proust for Beginners” with Caroline Weber (free event for members)

“Proust for Beginners” with Caroline Weber (free event for members)

Have you read Marcel Proust? Do you just pretend to have read him? Are you afraid to even crack open In Search of Lost Time? No need to panic. Barnard’s Caroline Weber, a Proust expert, introduces us to the man, his milieu, his era and his writing.
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Paris as a refuge for African Americans, past and present (free event for members)

Paris as a refuge for African Americans, past and present (free event for members)

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Bestselling author Gilles Legardinier guides you through The Paris Labyrinth

Bestselling author Gilles Legardinier guides you through The Paris Labyrinth

Best-selling novelist Gilles Legardinier will discuss The Paris Labyrinth, which Publisher’s Weekly describes as a “pulse-pounding thriller set in 1889 Paris” and an “atmospheric page-turner, a nice blend of Alexandre Dumas père and Dan Brown.” [...]

5 à 7 - June 3, 2021

5 à 7 - June 3, 2021

Our most popular event is back!

Join us on June 3, 2021, from 5 to 7 pm for "Le 5 à 7".

Parlez Français
at our monthly French conversation happy hour![...]

Free cultural event about Napoleon last days

Free cultural event about Napoleon last days

To celebrate the bicentenary of the emperor’s death, the Alliance Française USA network the French cultural services are presenting on June 02 at 7 PM a conference by Thomas Crocker, about the publication of his latest book : Empire's Eagles: The Fate of the Napoleonic Elite in America (Prometheus Books 2021).  [...]

Café des Arts: Cathedrals

Café des Arts: Cathedrals

Join us for a lecture with Frédéric Pichon on the most ambitious technical endeavor of the Middle-Ages. March 25 at 6 pm.

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Meet the Director

Meet the Director

Join Zoé Hess, Director of Alliance Française de Denver, for an online discussion.  This meeting is designed to answer all questions you may have about our programs and AFD in general.

When?  February3rd, at 6:00 pm.

Participants will receive the link for the meeting by email on February 3rd at 12:00 pm.[...]




Past Events


Café Culturel - Le sens de la propreté à Versailles sous Louis XIV - 4/29/21 @ 6pm

Café Culturel - Le sens de la propreté à Versailles sous Louis XIV - 4/29/21 @ 6pm

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Café des Arts: Le Corbusier - April 22 @ 7pm

Café des Arts: Le Corbusier - April 22 @ 7pm

Le Corbusier is revered as one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. We will look at some of his buildings and see why he is so important, and also why some of his ideas are still controversial today.[...]

Dictée! April 21st @ 5:30pm

Dictée! April 21st @ 5:30pm

Join us for a virtual dictée - level A2+
Please sign up in advance so we can invite you through  TEAMS (our online platform). We will correct the dictée all together at the end.

Suggested donation: $10 
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Philippe Geluck: Le Chat - Live from Paris

Philippe Geluck: Le Chat - Live from Paris

Philippe Geluck: Le Chat - Live from Paris


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Café des Arts: Art After The Plague

Café des Arts: Art After The Plague

Join us for a conference with Frédéric Pichon, on February 18 at 6 pm and let's take a look at what happened, and how the permanence of Death changed in the way we humans saw the world through our creations.

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Café des Arts: Art At The time of the Plague

Café des Arts: Art At The time of the Plague

Join us for a conference with Frédéric Pichon, on January 21 at 6 pm.
The Middle-Ages were hit by a series of universal plagues that deeply disrupted society and affected people’s lives on a scale hard to imagine. While the Black Death was killing maybe a half of the population, Europeans never stopped to create, a strong testimony to the human spirit of resilience. Let's take a look at what happened, and how the permanence of Death changed in the way we humans saw the world through our creations.



This is an online event.  Participants will receive the link for the conference by email on January 21 at 12:00 pm.


This event will be presented in English.


Price:
$16 non member
$12 member

* AFD Members must be signed in to receive member pricing *

Painting from Giacomo Borlone de Burchis, The Triump of Death (detail).
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Dictée

Dictée



Join us for a virtual dictée - level A2+

Please sign up in avance so we can send the the ZOOM link via email. We will correct the dictée all together at the end. The winner gets BRAGGING RIGHTS!

Suggested donation: $10 
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60th Anniversary of African Independance

60th Anniversary of African Independance

Speaker : Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga, author of Simi Mazulu ou la Nouvelle Afrique, Editions Les Impliqués, Paris, France, August 2019.





In 2020, most of African countries are celebrating their sixtieth anniversary of their independence. From the slavery trade to colonization, the continent has survived several invasions by foreign powers devastating its political sociology and culture. To many scholars and political leaders, the overall question today is whether African countries are independent. In addition, is the current general situation of African countries better than during the colonization? From the 1960s up to 2020, newly independent African countries faced several challenges which are still somewhat pending: insurrections, civil wars, restrictions of human rights and public freedoms, economic crises, corruption, lack of good governance, turning the continent into a huge hell for young people who are forced to leave their home countries, dreaming to thrive overseas no matter what are the circumstances. Today, Africa needs a new leadership. Simi Mazulu ou la Nouvelle Afrique, a 120-page novel by Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga is revealing the vision of the Fathers of African independence which is to set up a Continental Federal State in which justice, peace and security will grant to everyone the opportunity to thrive. Is this dream realistic? Let us wait and see.

 
Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga has a 14-year professional experience in practicing law. A citizen from the Republic of Congo, he is pursuing several research-projects and professional development programs in the United States of America. He has published a research work in December 2018, Criminal liability of healthcare professionals in Congo, and a novel, Simi Mazulu ou la Nouvelle Afrique in August 2019.

$10 for non-members
$5 for members

Remember to login to your account in order to benefit from member prices.

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VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE FALL 2020

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE FALL 2020

Participate in FREE TRIAL CLASSES from SEPTEMBER 7 though SEPTEMBER 12, 2020. [...]

Fête de la Musique! 

Fête de la Musique! 

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WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

Stephen G.

"Alliance Française de Denver created a wonderful virtual environment where I spent my Summer vacation; visiting the winemaking area of Bouzy; celebrating Bastille Day; learning how to cook with flowers; touring historic châteaux and beautiful villages; all in the safety and comfort of my home. A real treat for any Francophone person; especially having a daily place for French chat to try out and maintain colloquial skills."


Stephen G.

Sue T.

“Anne is fantastic! The material is fast paced for this ‘old dog’ to learn new tricks, but we couldn’t go slower. It’s been very helpful to prepare me for my trip to France.”


Sue T.

Cristina G.

“A great place to learn and practice French while getting acquainted with French culture and interesting people. I definitely recommend AFD and their events. Je parle français! Et vous?”


Cristina G.

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