Cultural 

events



Learn the language,

live the culture

The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans offers a diverse cultural calendar from monthly Ciné-Club French movie nights, to an Advanced Book Club, Soirée Jeux game nights, to Meet and Greets and concerts. Learn skills with our cultural cooking and wine tasting workshops. We even offer events and workshops specifically geared towards children like our Petits Penseurs monthly workshops to storytime en français.
AFNO events are always free or reduced price for Alliance Française members. Consult the calendar below!





French culture 

delivered






Art de 

vivre




Focus on French

Most linguists agree that studying a language—especially in the beginning—requires daily practice and engagement with the target language. While the majority of our classes are one to two days per week, you can take advantage of our diverse cultural calendar by attending Meet and Greets, cinema nights, cooking workshops, game nights, and more—tout en français !

*As of March 2020, most cultural events are being held virtually.
Some events such as Ciné-Club, are being held safely,  outdoors at the Alliance.
Please email Events Coordinator, Joseph Pons for more information!*

 

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Soirée Jeux - Game night en français
Soirée Jeux - Game night en français

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Join us on August 5 at 7:00 pm for a Soirée jeux (game night en français!) We'll be playing pétanque and molky in the backyard if weather permits and French board games. Come practice your French, socialize, and play a few games. This event is free, but we ask that you please register in advance in order for us to have an idea of how many will be attending. Merci!

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Club de lecture d'août
Club de lecture d'août

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The monthly advanced Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month to discuss different French books. For August 2021, we will read Jean-Christophe Rufin's novel Le grand coeur. Click below to purchase the book or to learn more about the Book Club.

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Ciné-Club : African Mia
Ciné-Club : African Mia

Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Ciné-Club screening of Africa Mia will be August 20 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at the AFNO and space is limited, so register in advance!
*AFNO members receive free admittance but still require tickets. The price should automatically be waived if you are logged into your AFNO account. Please contat Joseph at marketing@af-neworleans.org with any questions.*
Film will have English subtitles.

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Fall Open House
Fall Open House

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm
The Alliance Française will host an Open House and Book Sale on August 21 for new and returning students to meet the staff, take placement tests, socialize, and even go home with a few gently-used French books!

Stay tuned for a more detailed program!

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Petits Penseurs (August)
Petits Penseurs (August)

Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 1:30 pm
The popular children's philosophy discussion group (en français) asks children ages 6-9 years old to put on their thinking caps for some of life's greatest mysteries.
Cost is $10 for AFNO members and $15 for non members.

Theme: Qu'est-ce que l'amour ? (What is love?)

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Rendez-vous de l'Alliance - Sylvain Lavoie du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques
Rendez-vous de l'Alliance - Sylvain Lavoie du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm
**Online event**

Pour le Rendez-vous de l'Alliance du mois de septembre, nous accueillons Sylvain Lavoie, PDG du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques. 

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Club de lecture de septembre
Club de lecture de septembre

Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The monthly advanced Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month to discuss different French books. For September 2021, we will read Yasmina Reza's play Le dieu du carnage. Click below to purchase the book or to learn more about how to receive reduced entry to the Jefferson Performing Arts Society's performances of God of Carnage (AFNO members) on September 26, 2021. 

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Ciné-Club : Sympathie pour le diable
Ciné-Club : Sympathie pour le diable

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Ciné-Club screening of Sympathie pour le diable will be September 17 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at the AFNO and space is limited, so register in advance!
*AFNO members receive free admittance but still require tickets. The price should automatically be waived if you are logged into your AFNO account. Please contat Joseph at marketing@af-neworleans.org with any questions.*
Film will have English subtitles.

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Club de lecture d'octobre
Club de lecture d'octobre

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The monthly advanced Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month to discuss different French books. For October  2021, we will read Vanessa Springora's novel Le Consentement. Click below to purchase the book or to learn more about our monthly Book Club.

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Ciné-Club : Les Fauves
Ciné-Club : Les Fauves

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Ciné-Club screening of Les Fauves will be October 15 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at the AFNO and space is limited, so register in advance!
*AFNO members receive free admittance but still require tickets. The price should automatically be waived if you are logged into your AFNO account. Please contat Joseph at marketing@af-neworleans.org with any questions.*
Film will have English subtitles.

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Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm

504.568.0770

afno@af-neworleans.org

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