Cultural Events

Cultural Program for Spring 2019

 
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Exhibit of the AFSeattle Archives
March 18 – April 19

The Alliance Française de Seattle presents an exclusive look at its historical, cultural and institutional archives, from the early 20th century. Get a unique peak into Seattle’s long history of French-American friendship!

The exhibit will be open from March 18 to April 19, 2019.

Discover it during our office hours!

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Join AFSeattle and the French community at French Fest 2019!

Sunday, March 24 | Seattle Center Armory | 11am – 5pm

The Alliance Française de Seattle will be participating in French Fest 2019, a celebration of French-speaking cultures around the world. Find our booth!


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French Cinema Series at Grand Illusion, in collaboration with Scarecrow Video

The Alliance Française de Seattle proposes a program of classic French films rarely seen in the US, in collaboration with Scarecrow Video and Grand Illusion. Three films by renowned French authors will offer the opportunity to discover, or enjoy again, what makes French cinema unique: the telling of stories about human characters like no others.

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The Alliance Française de Seattle takes part in the 2019 edition of Festinema Junior, a film education program for youth showcasing French films for students ages 4 to 18 across the USA.

  • Dates: March 7-8, 2019
  • Location: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Registration mandatory before February 22, 2019 (Limited seats available. First come, first served basis)
  • Contact to register: Diane Le Lay, communications@afseattle.org
  • Cost: Free (Schools must provide transportation and teacher supervision for their students. If you need assistance to cover transportation costs, please contact us.)

Supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

Film Program

 


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The Image Book (Le livre d’image) by Jean-Luc Godard | Tuesday, Feb 19 at 7.30pm @ SAM

The Seattle Art Museum, the Alliance Francaise de Seattle, and Cornish College of The Arts present the Seattle premiere of Jean Luc-Godard’s The Image Book.

Wine offered by AFSeattle and SAM after the film

$15 general admission / $10 AF members
Tickets available here

 

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Happy Hour in French
Thursday, January 24th, 2019 & Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Join us for casual French conversation practice, after work, from 5 to 7 pm at the Burgundian Bar. Come practice your French and meet other Francophiles in the community. This event is opened to French speakers of all levels.

Free event, 21+. RSVP HERE

 

 

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Galette des rois in collaboration with UFE Seattle
Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 3 – 5 pm | The Good Shepherd Center #202

Join the Alliance Française de Seattle and the Union des Français à l’Etranger (UFE) to celebrate the Epiphany and its traditional Galette des rois! The galettes will be provided by French Bakery La Parisienne for an authentic experience. As the tradition goes, a charm (fève) will be hidden in each galette, and the lucky one to find it will become queen or king for the day.

Some cider, wine and soft drinks will be provided.

Tickets on Eventbrite

 

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Marché de Noël – Christmas Market 2018 
Sat, December 8th, 10am – 2pm

Join us for our annual holiday market that will take place in the Chapel Performance Space in the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle (4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103).

Le Marché de Noël will benefit educational and cultural programs of l’Alliance Française de Seattle in 2019.

 

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Gala 2018 – Annual Fundraising Dinner
Fri, Nov 30th, 6pm – 10:30pm

On Friday, November 30th, l’Alliance Française de Seattle is holding its Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner at the Rainier Club. Please join us for a memorable evening, while enjoying a 4-course dinner, music, dance, and much more.

You will have a chance to participate in a silent auction to win great prizes and fun activities from local and national vendors supporting l’Alliance Française de Seattle. All profits will fund our upgrading projects—new computers for our classrooms, contemporary literature and new movies for our French library, original class materials for our youth learners’ classes.

This event is conducted mainly in English.

Thank you for your friendship and support, and we are looking forward to seeing you at the Gala.

Discover our Silent Auction prizes in our Gala Brochure !

 

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Happy Hour in French
Thursday, November 15th, 5-7 pm

Join us for casual French conversation practice, after work, from 5 to 7 pm at the Burgundian Bar. Come practice your French and meet other Francophiles in the community. This event is opened to French speakers of all levels.

Free event, 21+. RSVP here!

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Wine Tasting

Thur, Oct 11th, 6:30pm

Join the Alliance Française de Seattle this October for a wine tasting with Jean Claude Beck.

Jean-Claude Beck, member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance Française de Seattle, comes from several generations of French winemakers. His family, from Alsace, has cultivated wine on a small village south of Strasbourg on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains since the 1500′s. Jean-Claude Beck has demonstrated expertise in the cultivation of various grape varieties in California and Washington State. He is now starting a new project, born of experience and passion–Le Bec Fin by Chateau Beck.

This wine tasting will be composed of three wines from Le Bec Fin specifically selected by Jean-Claude Beck himself: vin blanc, vin rosé, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Get your tickets here!

 

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Fall’s French Cinema – Neo nouvelle-vague
Oct 4, Nov 1 & Dec 6, at Scarecrow Video

Discover the new wave of francophone directors this Fall with the Alliance Française de Seattle’s cultural program.
More information and registration here!

 

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French Cinema Now
Sept 27-Oct 4

The Alliance Française de Seattle is a proud sponsor of the 2018 French Cinema Now.

  • Do you know that the Alliance Française de Seattle is offering to its members free tickets for this Festival? TO WIN A TICKET just tell us in comment HERE , what your favorite French movie is and why. The 10 comments that will get more likes by Monday, September 24th at 4pm, will win an admit-one French Cinema Now Festival Voucher.

More information on the French Cinema Now here.

 

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Happy Hour in french
Thursday, September 6th, 5-7 pm

Join us for casual french conversation practice, after work, from 5 to 7 pm at the Burgundian Bar. Come practice your French and meet other francophiles in the community. This event is opened to Frenchspeakers of all levels. RSVP here!

 

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Used Book sale
Tues-Fri, Sept 4-7, 9:am-4:00pm

Mark your calendars! The next Alliance Française de Seattle used book sale will take place the last week in June! Check out our selection of French novels for teens and adults, as well as books for children just in time for summer holidays!

 


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Happy Hour in french
Thursday, August 23rd, 5-7 pm

Join us for casual french conversation practice, after work, from 5 to 7 pm at the Burgundian Bar. Come practice your French and meet other francophiles in the community. This event is opened to Frenchspeakers of all levels. RSVP here!

 

 

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Happy Hour in french

Thursday, July 19th, 5-7 pm

Join the Alliance Française for casual french conversation practice and meet other francophiles in the community. This event is free and open to French speakers of all levels. RSVP here!

 

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Bastille Day 
Saturday, July 14th, 5-9 pm

The Alliance Française will be at Luc, Thierry Rautureau’s restaurant, as of 4:30pm. Join us for a delicious buffet, wine, beer, and a performance by Rouge! Learn more about the event and RSVP here.

Moreover, the winner of our Raffle will be announced during the celebration. Remember that, The Alliance Française de Seattle has partnered with Air France to raffle 2 roundtrip tickets, Seattle-Paris. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $50 and may be purchased at the main office of the Alliance Française de Seattle. The draw will take place at noon on July 13th know more here.

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Used Book sale
Mon-Fri, Jun. 25-29, 9:am-5:00

Mark your calendars! The next Alliance Française de Seattle used book sale will take place the last week in June! Check out our selection of French novels for teens and adults, as well as books for children just in time for summer holidays!

 

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Happy Hour in french
Thursday, June 21st, 5-7 pm

Join us for casual french conversation practice, after work, from 5 to 7 pm at the Burgundian Bar. Come practice your French and meet other francophiles in the community. This event is opened to Frenchspeakers of all levels.

 

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Choir Performance
Monday, June 18th, 7:30pm

Come celebrate La Fête de la Musique with l’Alliance Française de Seattle! Our chorale will be performing a selection of French songs in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center. Come enjoy this performance and perhaps even consider joining them when rehearsals start back in the fall!

 

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The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival
Thu, May 17 – Sun. Jun. 10

The Alliance Française de Seattle is proud to be part of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. One of the most important cultural event of the Puget Sound area, it brings people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. Check out our Guide of French movies scheduled.

 

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Fri, Nov. 17, 7-11pm
25th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival

Do you like wine? French cuisine? Join the French-American Chamber of Commerce for our 25th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival! More information.

 


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Fri, Oct. 20 – Sun, Oct. 22
4 Days in France

Check out Northwest Film Forum’s terrific film called 4 DAYS IN FRANCE. Trailer and description here.

Contact the Alliance Française to learn how to get a discount on tickets!


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Fri, Oct. 20
Piaf! The Show

PIAF! The Show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career, as complemented by a visual tapestry of previously-unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era. Buy tickets

Contact the Alliance Française for a discount on tickets!

 


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Wed, Oct. 18
Leon Morin, Priest

SAM and the Alliance Française of Seattle honor the centennial of renowned writer-director Jean-Pierre Melville (1917–2017). A provincial family gives a Nazi aristocrat the silent treatment in Le Silence de la Mer; Melville transforms Jean Cocteau’s brother-sister tale into perverse, dark poetry in Les Enfants Terribles; and a widow (Emmanuelle Riva) tries to seduce a young priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) in Leon Morin, Priest. In French with English subtitles. Learn more

Discount for members of the Alliance Française!