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

Bastille Day 2019

Bastille Day 2019

Celebrate the French Independence Day with a weekend of events and activities!
The Alliance Française de Denver invites you to join fellow Francophone and Francophiles in the festivities. [...]

AFD Members Potluck Luncheon

AFD Members Potluck Luncheon

The Alliance Française de Denver invites its members to a community gathering in celebration of Bastille Day 2019. This family-friendly potluck luncheon is open to all AFD members and their families.[...]

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

Café Boules - July

Café Boules - July

Free pétanque meet-up with Mile High Pétanque Club--beginners welcome![...]

European Book Club - July

European Book Club - July

This month's selection is "Apocalypse Baby" by Viginie Despentes of France.[...]

J'adore Ciné Club: "The Return of Martin Guerre" by Daniel Vigne

J'adore Ciné Club: "The Return of Martin Guerre" by Daniel Vigne

New format - Join us for a pre-show reception![...]

5 à 7 French Conversation Happy Hour

5 à 7 French Conversation Happy Hour

French Conversation Happy Hour[...]

First Friday with Catalina Vasquez-Kennedy

First Friday with Catalina Vasquez-Kennedy

Stop by the AFD Art Gallery on your First Friday Art Walk to see Catalina Vasquez-Kennedy's paintings in the exhibit  'Unshakable Gaze'. [...]

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 - August

French Book Club - August

Livre du mois: "Un Appartement à Paris" de Guillaume Musso[...]

Café Boules - August

Café Boules - August

Free pétanque meet-up with Mile High Pétanque Club - Beginners welcome![...]

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![...]

Fall Open House

Fall Open House

Saturday August 24th 11:00am - 2:00pm[...]

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 - August

European Book Club - August

This month's selection: "The Year of the Hare" by Arto Paaslinna (Finland)[...]

J'Adore Ciné Club: "17 Girls" by Delphine & Muriel Coulin

J'Adore Ciné Club: "17 Girls" by Delphine & Muriel Coulin

Join us for a pre-screening reception and post-film discussion.[...]

AFD Office Closed for Labor Day

AFD Office Closed for Labor Day

No classes will be held Monday September 2nd, 2019. AFD Offices will be closed. We will return to our normally scheduled hours on Tuesday September 3rd.  [...]

5 à 7 - Apéro de la rentrée

5 à 7 - Apéro de la rentrée

This month we celebrate back-to-school with an apéro de la rentrée![...]

French Book Club - September

French Book Club - September

Livre du mois: "Leurs Enfants Après Eux" de Nicolas Mathieu[...]


  Events Calendar


Past Events


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.


[...]

New Origin Trio Concert @ Dazzle

New Origin Trio Concert @ Dazzle

Alliance Française de Denver presents Fench-American band New Origin Trio at Dazzle Denver.[...]

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.[...]

AFD WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY

AFD WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY

HAPPY 4 TH OF JULY!!! [...]

French Book Club - July

French Book Club - July

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

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!  [...]

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 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! [...]

Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique

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

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. [...]

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.[...]

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 Boules - June

Café Boules - June

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

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  [...]

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 ![...]

French Book Club - June

French Book Club - June

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

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!  [...]

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.[...]

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.[...]





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"What an awesome place to meet people who enjoy French Culture! I have never seen so many people from different countries get together at Alliance Française for the World Cup Final! Everyone was welcome and had a blast, thanks to the director Martin Lafitte!"


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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.”


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“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?”


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