Alliance Française

Event of the Month

 


September 44th IFEST organized by UNCC with the support of AF
Saturday 21, 2019 The International Festival is centered on booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of over 50 nations. The booths are staffed by UNC Charlotte international students and members of Charlotte's international community, like the Alliance Française, and feature art, crafts and costumes from each participating country. Many booths offer international food for sale.  Go and try the French crêpes!
September ANNUAL MECHOUI organized by AF and discount for AF members

Sunday 22, 2019

 

The term Mechoui "refers to the method of cooking a lamb or a sheep cooked whole on the spit" like a huge BBQ. The Charlotte annual Mechoui is a gathering with Francophone and American friends around this traditional meal. The cooking time varies according to the weight of the animal, typically about a half day. While the lamb cooks family and friends enjoy games and drinks.
October  SE17 ANNUAL CONFERENCE organized by UNCC and SE17 with the support of AF, free for AF members
Thursday 10 to Saturday 12, 2019 The Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies (SE17) is a dynamic international community of scholars committed to the research and teaching of all aspects of seventeenth-century French culture and history. The Society offers, both on-line and at annual conferences, a forum for the exploration and discussion of ideas related to the Grand Siècle and, more broadly, early modern France, from an interdisciplinary perspective. SE17 includes members with diverse approaches to the study of early modern France and draws presenters to its annual meetings from the fields of literature, history, music, dance, theater, and art history. Come and join the 38th annual conference coming to Charlotte!

November

CHARLOTTE BEAUJOLAIS FESTIVAL organized by AF and discount for AF members
Friday 22, 2019 There is no better time to try this fruity red wine than the third Thursday of November when the French celebrate the release of the new vintage. People like to have a good time and taste wine—and surely the opportunity to taste the same young wine worldwide is refreshing. Beaujolais Nouveau’s arrival just a week prior to Thanksgiving has given us in America something to think—specifically, that Beaujolais Nouveau is a superb match for the Thansgiving's turkey!
December HOLIDAY DINNER organized by AF and discount for AF members
Thursday 12, 2019 Set the mood for Christmas festivities with our Holiday diner with the Alliance Française of Charlotte, Get ready for a gourmet diner! Wear some red color...
December CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS/ NOEL DES ENFANTS organized by AF and free for AF members
Saturday 7, 2019 Santa Klaus is coming to Charlotte from the North Pole. Get ready for a picture! Get festive with crafts, stories, cookies, and much more! Ho ho ho! get extra decoration for your Christmas tree....This event is children and families oriented. Come and have fun!
January GALETTES DES ROIS / KING'S CAKE organized by AF 
Sunday 5, 2020 The galette des rois is a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany, on 6 January. It celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem. This traditional French holiday, la Fête des Rois is a festive event and an opportunity for families to gather for some delicious Galette des Rois (King's cake). ... If it's your lucky day, your piece of galette will hold the fève (a charm hidden inside the cake) and you will be crowned king or queen of the day!
January TREATY OF AACHEN RECEPTION organized by AF and Honorary Consul of Germany
Wednesday 22, 2020

The Treaty on Franco-German Cooperation and Integration, also known as the Treaty of Aachen (German: Vertarg von Aachen) is a bilateral agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic, which was signed by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron in the coronation hall of the Aachen City Hall on 22 January 2019. It was signed on the 56th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty which it means to complete.

Come and join us to celebrate the 1st anniversary of this stronger friendship!

February CHANDELEUR / CREPES DAY organized by AF and free for AF members
Sunday 2, 2020 In France, the month of February starts with the celebration of Candlemas – la Chandeleur – which occurs on the 2nd, which is 40 days after Christmas. ... The origins of the Chandeleur date back to a pagan feast: according to local customs, candles had to be lit at midnight as a symbol of purification and crêpes were shared. Though crêpes are great any time of year, it's a tradition in France to serve them on February on that day, who became known as Crêpe Day, referring to the ritual of offering crêpes.
March FRANCOPHONE FOOD FESTIVAL organized by AF and discount for AF members
Saturday 21, 2020 The Charlotte Francophone Festival's mission is to promote the French language by raising awareness of the richness and diversity of Francophone cultures from around the world. Every year in March, Francophone Festivals are organized around the world, featuring a variety of cultural and educational events.This year the AFC organize a Festival about Francophone Cuisine and Gastronomy! Come and enjoy.
April FRENCH MOVIES WEEK organized by AF with the support of UNCC

end of April 2020

Experience the rich world of contemporary FRENCH films, movies and animated. The first French Movie Week coming to Charlotte dedicated to Francophone language takes place at Myers Park Baptist Church Education Building where our local is. The screenings and related special events are free and open to the public - donation accepted-, and all films are subtitled in English.
June AF GENERAL ASSEMBLY DAY organized by AF for AF members only / free
to come 2020 The general meeting consists of all members registered on the date on which the meeting is convened. The assembly listens to the financial and moral reports of the association. It decides upon the provisional budget and the events for the following financial year. The members discusses all other items on the agenda and provides for the election of members of the board of directors. The meetings is also a time to share foods, drinks and ideas.
June MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday 21, 2019 "Music Festival" is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the "Fete de la Musique", it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – pour into the streets, parks, plazas and halls to share their music with friends, neighbors and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
July  FRENCH FESTIVAL organized by Bienvenue Charlotte and FACCC
Sunday 14, 2019 Join the 3rd Charlotte French Festival, and celebrate the rich and entertaining French culture. Get ready to enjoy great food, wine, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance and, of course, the pétanque initiation and tournament. Fun and excitement for the entire family, while you learn more about the French culture.