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

Festinema Junior 2019 - From 3/4/19

Festinema Junior 2019 - From 3/4/19

From March 4th to April 24th, the Alliance Française network of French-speaking cultural centers presents the 6th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents, part of Kids Trail, a program initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S and FACE Foundation.

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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! 
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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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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.[...]

COMMUNITY EVENT - Écho d'Afrique

COMMUNITY EVENT - Écho d'Afrique

Écho d'Afrique - celebrating African culture through music and dance.[...]

J'adore Ciné Club: Souvenir (Bavo Defunre)

J'adore Ciné Club: Souvenir (Bavo Defunre)

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

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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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! [...]

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).[...]

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 ![...]

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.[...]

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. [...]

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! 
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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!  [...]

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)[...]

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 ![...]


  Events Calendar


Past Events


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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5 à 7 - 4/4/19

5 à 7 - 4/4/19

Don't be a fool, this April 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 !


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French Book Club - 4/1/19

French Book Club - 4/1/19

Join us for our monthly French Book Club held on the first Monday each month. Jeanne Haji and Annick Pratbernon lead the discussion of each month's book in French.

Livre du mois:
"Babylone" de Yasmina Reza
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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! 
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AFD Young Pros Happy Hour - 3/28/19

AFD Young Pros Happy Hour - 3/28/19

Formerly known as Beers & Networking, our 2019 Happy Hour Meetup continues at La Cour. ***Please RSVP so we can make accurate reservations.***

Get together with other AFD Young Pros for casual conversation and happy hour deals. Meet some young professional Francophiles and Francophones. Brush up on that college or high school French!

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.[...]

J'adore Ciné Club: "Félicité" - 3/27/19

J'adore Ciné Club: "Félicité" - 3/27/19

Join us for our monthly J’Adore Ciné Club 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 either 7 or 7:15pm, please see each month’s listing for details. 

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

This month’s film is "Félicité", directed by Alain Gomis.[...]

European Book Club - 3/26/19

European Book Club - 3/26/19

This month our European Book Club will meet to discuss "The Redbreast" written by Jo Nesbø of Norway.

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Congolese Party - 3/22/19

Congolese Party - 3/22/19

Join us for this exceptional evening of celebrating diversity! This year, the AFD is celebrating the culture of the Democratic Republic Congo as part of our Month of Francophonie!

Let's celebrate congolese culture with us at AFD for an evening full of delightful congolese flavours, art, craft music and dance!

$10 for AFD Members and Congolese Community Members
$15 for Non-Members [...]

Dictée Gabrielle Roy 2019 - 3/21/19

Dictée Gabrielle Roy 2019 - 3/21/19

Maison Gabrielle-Roy, the Alliance Française du Manitoba and  Gabrielle-Roy Library in Québec City present the 2nd Dictation Gabrielle Roy organized on Thursday March 21 in Canada, Mexico and the USA.


Free of charge and open to everybody over 12 years old, and level B2


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Café des Arts - Masterclass with Da Cruz - 3/20/19

Café des Arts - Masterclass with Da Cruz - 3/20/19

Café des Arts - Masterclass with graffiti artist Da Cruz

Join us for a special Café des Arts with French graffiti artist Da Cruz, wehre he will discuss his work, techniue, his story and that of street art in France. Da Cruz will be visiting and in residence at the Alliance Française de Denver from March 18th through March 24th, 2019. During his residency Da Cruz will create graffiti murals at the Alliance Française as well as along the Cherry Creek bike path in downtown Denver.  


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French Storytime - 3/18/19

French Storytime - 3/18/19

Calling all Alliance Française families with little ones: It’s a special Storytime with French flair! Instructors from Alliance Française de Denver will engage young ones with a French story, song and activity. French Storytime takes place at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 11:30am. Free with museum admission, but space is limited, entrance not guaranteed.

Present your Alliance Française de Denver member card to receive $2 off regular admission on non-event days.[...]

Learn More about New French Charter School

Learn More about New French Charter School

COMMUNITY EVENT || In the fall of 2018 AFD Member Angela Strange and a group of motivated parents launched the idea of creating the Denver’s first public French immersion school. They are united by the desire to inspire and encourage each student to excel and seek academic and personal challenge, to discover interests and fulfill talents, to embrace diversity and build community, to uphold integrity and contribute to making a difference.  

Attend their family friendly event hosted at the Alliance Française de Denver to learn more about the furture French charter school. Click here for more about French American School of Denver.[...]

French Language Teacher Training - 3/12/19

French Language Teacher Training - 3/12/19

Join the Alliance Francaise de Denver as we welcome Pierre-Yves ROUX from the Centre International d'Etudes Pedagogiques (France) for an exceptional professional development training session dedicated to "Integrating Contemporary French and Francophone Culture in the Classroom".
This 6-hour training sessions wil take place at AFD from 3:00Pm to 9:00PM (including a working dinner) and will give access to PD credit from Adams State University.



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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! [...]

5 à 7 - 3/7/19

5 à 7 - 3/7/19

Join us for a very special edition of our monthly French conversation happy hour and celebrate the Democratic Republic of Congo with us as a part of Le Mois de la Francophonie! Indulge in French conversation and delicious Congolese food!

All levels of French-speakers are welcome to join in this casual conversation group. Merci beaucoup to the Congolese Community of Colorado![...]

Music Improvisation Workshop presented by Christophe Rocher - 3/5/19

Music Improvisation Workshop presented by Christophe Rocher - 3/5/19

Join the Alliance Francaise and Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra for a special Music Improvisation workshop presented by French Jazz Imrpov artist Christophe Rocher from the Ensemble Nautilis in Brest.

Chrsitophe is a clarinestist, improvisationist, composer and activist who has been playing for nearly twenty years with artists of the improvised jazz scene such as Paul Rogers, Edward Penaud, Olivier Benoit, Roger Turner, Jacques Di Nato and Christophe Lavergne. His activities as an activist have led him to create the Penn Ar Jazz Organization, which has organized numerous events since 1997.

The workshop will take place in the AFD Gallery on March 5th, 2019, from 4:30 to 7:00pm. It is open to young musicians of all levels, instruments and backgrounds. 

Participants should bring their instruments.

Ages 13+ - Cost: $15
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French Book Club - 3/4/19

French Book Club - 3/4/19

Join us for our monthly French Book Club held on the first Monday each month. Jeanne Haji and Annick Pratbernon lead the discussion of each month's book in French.

Livre du mois: "Les ames Grises" de Philippe Claudel[...]

French Storytime - 3/4/19

French Storytime - 3/4/19

Calling all Alliance Française families with little ones: It’s a special Storytime with French flair! Instructors from Alliance Française de Denver will engage young ones with a French story, song and activity. French Storytime takes place at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 11:30am. Free with museum admission, but space is limited, entrance not guaranteed.

Present your Alliance Française de Denver member card to receive $2 off regular admission on non-event days.[...]





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