CULTURAL EVENTS



The Alliance Française de Denver offers more than just language classes, we host many cultural events and programs throughout the year. Whether you are a student, a member, or a newcomer all are welcome to participate and experience a the culture of France and Francophone countires through our cafés, book clubs, screening, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, discussion groups, and special events. 

Event Calendar


Upcoming Events

French Chef Series

French Chef Series

Experience French Cuisine Hands-On! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus on the last Tuesday of every month to learn how to make French treats such as crêpes, pastries, and more! [...]

European Book Club - May

European Book Club - May

This month's selection: "Yiza" by Michael Kohlmeier (Germany)[...]

J'adore Ciné Club - 'The Workshop' by Laurent Cantet

J'adore Ciné Club - 'The Workshop' by Laurent Cantet

This month we will be watching "The Workshop" by Laurent Cantet. J’Adore Ciné Club is a monthly program AFD organizes in partnership with the Denver Film Society. J’Adore Ciné Club is held at the SIE Film Center the final Wednesday of each month. Come meet other AFD & DFS members interested in French and Francophone films.

Stay after the show to discuss the film with other cinéphiles. Iana Dontcheva, filmmaker, producer and film scholar, will be presenting the film and will facilitate a Q&A session following the screenings.

Purchase your tickets directly at denverfilm.org  Screenings begin at 7:00pm, please see each month’s listing for details.

AFD Members receive discounted tickets for all J’Adore Ciné Club screenings.[...]

Beyond Borders at the Colorado Ballet's Black Box Theater

Beyond Borders at the Colorado Ballet's Black Box Theater

Beyond Borders is a show that will represent the life of a group of people celebrating together, who soon realize that the society that they live in is no longer a place of peace and happiness. Due to this, they decide to leave their home land and cross the sea to find refuge in a greater place. Their struggles, hopes, and yearning for a better life will be portrayed throughout this performance. Beyond Borders not only represents this fictional story, but immigrants throughout the world attempting to cross borders.

This show will also feature live music by Colorado NeXt Music Festivalwith the original score composed by Greg Walker. The second half of the show will also feature original choreography by Edgar L. Page.[...]

Beyond Borders at the Colorado Ballet's Black Box Theater

Beyond Borders at the Colorado Ballet's Black Box Theater

Beyond Borders is a show that will represent the life of a group of people celebrating together, who soon realize that the society that they live in is no longer a place of peace and happiness. Due to this, they decide to leave their home land and cross the sea to find refuge in a greater place. Their struggles, hopes, and yearning for a better life will be portrayed throughout this performance. Beyond Borders not only represents this fictional story, but immigrants throughout the world attempting to cross borders.

This show will also feature live music by Colorado NeXt Music Festivalwith the original score composed by Greg Walker. The second half of the show will also feature original choreography by Edgar L. Page.[...]

French Story Time

French Story Time

Discover French Through Stories! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for a French story, song, and activity!  [...]

French Book Club - June

French Book Club - June

Livre du mois: "L'Art de Perdre" d'Alice Zeniter[...]

5 à 7 - June

5 à 7 - June

Parlez Français at our monthly French conversation happy hour! All levels of French-speakers are welcome to attend this casual conversation group. 

AFD members get in FREE, non-members $5.

Merci beaucoup to our cheese sponsor So Damn Gouda ![...]

First Friday with Teresa Gostanza

First Friday with Teresa Gostanza

Stop by the AFD on your First Friday Art Walk to view our current exhibit: "Unweaving of Time and Space" by Teresa Gostanza   [...]

Café Boules - June

Café Boules - June

Free pétanque meet-up with the Mile High Pétanque Club at the AFD.[...]

French Story Time

French Story Time

Discover French Through Stories! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for a French story, song, and activity!  [...]

Café des Arts - Notre-Dame de Paris

Café des Arts - Notre-Dame de Paris

Part II in our series of art talks on the art, history and influence of Notre-Dame de Paris.[...]

J'adore Ciné Club: "Double Lover" by François Ozon

J'adore Ciné Club: "Double Lover" by François Ozon

J’Adore Ciné Club is a monthly program AFD organizes in partnership with the Denver Film Society. This month it's a week early due to SeriesFest. [...]

Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique

Tickets now on sale! Come celebrate music the French way![...]

French Chef Series

French Chef Series

Experience French Cuisine Hands-On! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus on the last Tuesday of every month to learn how to make French treats such as crêpes, pastries, and more! [...]

European Book Club - June

European Book Club - June

This month's selection is "The 100-year-old Man who climbed out the window and disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson of Sweden.[...]

French Story Time

French Story Time

Discover French Through Stories! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for a French story, song, and activity!  [...]

French Book Club - July

French Book Club - July

Livre du mois: "Apocalypse Bebe" de Virginie Despentes [...]

First Friday with Catalina Vasquez-Kennedy

First Friday with Catalina Vasquez-Kennedy

Exhibit opening of 'Unshakable Gaze' by Catalina Vasquez-Kennedy. Join us for an artist reception from 6-8pm on your First Friday Art Walk.[...]

Soirée Française - Rooftop Cocktail Party

Soirée Française - Rooftop Cocktail Party

Kick off the holiday weekend with a rooftop cocktail party to celebrate Bastille Day 2019. 
Celebrate à la française with the AFD! Enjoy passed appetizers, signature cognac cocktails, amazing views of the mountains and the Denver skyline.


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  Events Calendar


Past Events


COMMUNITY EVENT - Beyond Borders – 5/27/19

COMMUNITY EVENT - Beyond Borders – 5/27/19

Beyond Borders Premier at The People's Building, Aurora with AforSocial Colorado - FREE ENTRANCE – Refreshments and Appetizers will be served

Collaborative performance by Thomas Dance Project, Greg Walker and the Altius String Quartet + Rich L’or Nachrist + David Hinojosa[...]

Café des Arts - Notre-Dame de Paris

Café des Arts - Notre-Dame de Paris

Part I in our series of art talks on the art, history and influence of Notre-Dame de Paris.[...]

French Storytime

French Storytime

Discover French Through Stories! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for a French story, song, and activity!  [...]

Café Boules -  POSTPONED TO 5/17/19

Café Boules - POSTPONED TO 5/17/19

Free pétanque meetup held the second Friday of every month April through October. Members of the Mile High Pétanque Club and the Alliance Française de Denver gather for a friendly game of boules or pétanque. Beginners welcome! Please be sure to bring your own water and snacks to stay hydrated.[...]

COMMUNITY EVENT - Écho d'Afrique

COMMUNITY EVENT - Écho d'Afrique

The Alliance Francaise de Denver is a proud sponsor of Écho d'Afrique - celebrating African culture through music and dance.[...]

French Book Club

French Book Club

Livre du mois: "Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse Chinoise" de Dai Dijie et Ina Rilke[...]

French StoryTime

French StoryTime

Discover French Through Stories! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for a French story, song, and activity! 
[...]

Family Ciné-Club (Minga et la Cuillère Cassée, 2017)

Family Ciné-Club (Minga et la Cuillère Cassée, 2017)

New for the Families! The AFD and AfroSocial partnered to create this new program for all the families interested in francophone cinema!
This month, we will be showing the first animated movie ever created by a studio in Cameroon, "Minga and the Broken Spoon", based a traditional folk tail from Cameroon. This film will be in French with English subtitles.
FREE event for the family!
Snacks and drinks will be provided to the kiddos after the movie. [...]

First Friday with Teresa Gostanza

First Friday with Teresa Gostanza

Exhibit opening of "Unweaving of Time and Space" by Teresa Gostanza May 3rd 6-8pm. Special performance by Mila Popovich and Maxwell Vision at 7:00pm.[...]

5 à 7 - May

5 à 7 - May

This May come join fellow Francophones and Francophiles at our monthly French conversation happy hour! All levels of French-speakers are welcome to attend this casual conversation group. 

AFD members get in FREE, non-members $5.

Merci beaucoup to our cheese sponsor So Damn Gouda ![...]

European Book Club

European Book Club

The European Book Club at the Alliance Française de Denver meets on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss books by a diverse list of European authors. This month's selection is "Street of Thieves" by Mathias Énard (France).[...]

French Chef Series

French Chef Series

Experience French Cuisine Hands-On! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum  on the last Tuesday of every month to learn how to make French treats such as crêpes, pastries, and more! [...]

AFD Young Pros Game Night

AFD Young Pros Game Night

AFD Young Pros is a social group organized by the Alliance Française de Denver for young professionals in their 20's and 30's. The group meets monthly for happy hours and cultural events.
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J'adore Ciné Club: Souvenir (Bavo Defunre)

J'adore Ciné Club: Souvenir (Bavo Defunre)

This Month's Film: Souvenir directed by Bavo Defunre[...]

Café Boules - April

Café Boules - April

Free pétanque meetup held the second Friday of every month, April through October, from 5.00pm on the AFD patio. Members of the Mile High Pétanque Club and the Alliance Française de Denver gather for a friendly game of boules or pétanque. Please be sure to bring your own water and snacks to stay hydrated.[...]

Spring Sips: An Educational Wine Tasting

Spring Sips: An Educational Wine Tasting

An Educational Wine and Cheese tasting led by Ashley Hausman of Mistral Wines Co. and Devin Lamma, cheesemonger at Whole Foods Cherry Creek.
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French StoryTime

French StoryTime

Discover French Through Stories! Join the Alliance Française de Denver at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for a French story, song, and activity! 
[...]

Networking Event in Science & Technology - 4/11/19

Networking Event in Science & Technology - 4/11/19

NEST panel discussion with distinguished guests Jean Rosenbaum, Attaché for Science & Technology at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, and Tim Martinez. Manager of Global Innovation, Office of Economic Development of the City & County of Denver. [...]

Community Event for DPS

Community Event for DPS

DPS invites you to attend a community meeting to meet an applicant for the 2019 Call for New Quality Schools, the French American School of Denver (a K-8 Charter School in NE Denver).

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First Friday with Nijole Rasmussen - 4/5/19

First Friday with Nijole Rasmussen - 4/5/19

Come by the AFD Gallery on your First Friday Art Walk. As part of the Art District on Santa Fe the Alliance Française de Denver takes part in First Friday to showcase our rotating guest artists' exhibits. The Alliance Française de Denver presents "Stillness Identity" by Nijole Rasmussen beginning March 1st, 2019 through April 30th, 2019. Join us on your First Friday Art Walk from 6-8pm to view Nijole Rasmussen's paintings.


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