French-American Community – May 2019 [fr]

Discover French and French-language events happening around the U.S. Southeast this May. Our partners the Alliance Française, the French-American Chamber of Commerce and various other associations offer an exceptional showcase of France in our region. Mark your calendars!


For the French Consulate’s Cultural Agenda, which includes events not affiliated with the Alliance Française, FACC or Meetups, click here.
JPEGBook Club En Français
May 4 | 2:00 p.m. | Atlanta

Read and discuss "Chanson Douce" by Leïla Slimani. The story is about the murder of two children by their nanny, and was inspired by a real-life event in New York. For more information, click here.

JPEGSeminar Series: Cultural Differences Between France and the USA
May 15-June 19 | 11:30 a.m. | Atlanta

Join French journalist Martine Tartour to learn all about the intricacies of French culture & customs and how they differ from those in the United States. The series will be mostly in French, level A2 and up. For more information, click here.

JPEGEntre Amis: The Culture of Wine Series
May 29 | 6:00 p.m. | Atlanta

Drop in on this wine class titled "What’s in a Label — How to Chose Wine," with Tim Willard of European Cellars. The class is part of a four-course series, but participants can drop in for just one. Learn about wine’s intriguing history, how it is made, its etiquette, how to taste it, how to pair it with food, and why it is an intrinsic part of the French culture. For more information, click here.

JPEGRendez-vous Conversation
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 1:00 p.m. | Charleston

Work on your French skills during this members-only conversation group, which takes place at various members’ houses. For more information, click here.
JPEGSoirées Jeunes Professionnels
May 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Charleston

Meet other like-minded young professionals and practice your French the second Thursday of every month. Members will meet at Bistro A Vin. For more information, click here.
JPEGForum de la politique étrangère française et américaine
May 11 | 12:00 p.m. | Charleston

Join this month’s discussion on domestic French politics, namely, the Gilets Jaunes movement and the Great National Debate. No previous knowledge of French or American foreign policy is required. The discussion is held in French. For more information, click here.

JPEGCooking Class
May 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Charleston

Learn the art of French cooking with with chef Patrice Rombaut. For more information, click here.
JPEGPétanque Potluck Picnic
May 26 | 2:00 p.m. | Charleston

Bring a dish and beverage to share as well as your best pétanque game face. Boules provided. For more information, click here.
JPEGTricot (Knitting) Group
May 27 | 1:00 p.m. | Charleston

Francophiles and French natives get together one Monday a month to speak French while making knitted creations. For more information, click here.
JPEGRégions, Histoire et Spécialités de France
May 31 | 7:00 p.m. | Charleston

Learn about the city of Marseille in this presentation by Isabelle Jean. For more infromation, click here.
JPEGApéritif to Welcome Volunteers
May 2 | 6:00 p.m. | Charlotte

Find out what the Alliance Française of Charlotte has to offer and how to become a volunteer or board member. For more information, click here.
JPEGCafé Rencontre
May 11 | 10:00 a.m. | Charlotte

Alliance Française members and non-members alike are invited every second Saturday of the month to participate in a French discussion over coffee. This month’s event will be held at Renaissance Patisserie. For more information, click here.

May 18 | 1:00 p.m. | Charlotte

Enjoy a quintessential French pastime every third Saturday of the month at Nevin Community Park. For more information, click here.
JPEGConversation Group
May 9, 22 | 6:00 p.m. | Columbia

Participate in a French conversation with other Francophones at a different Columbia hotspot every other week. This May the meetings will be held at The Aristocrat and Cellar on Greene, respectively. For more information, click here.

JPEGA lecture with Philip Baites
May 11 | 1:00 p.m. | Knoxville

Join the Alliance Française of Knoxville to hear University of Tennessee student Philip Baites give a lecture on his recent trip to Morocco. For more information, click here.
JPEGTable Française
May 22 | 11:30 a.m. | Knoxville

Attend the Alliance Française of Knoxville’s next immersion meal. Email Dawn at for a reservation. For more information, click here.
JPEGCercle de Conversation
May 4, 11, 18, 25 | Nashville

Practice and improve your French in a supportive environment at the Nashville Alliance Française Resource Center. For more information, click here.
JPEGCiné Club
May 5 | 5:00 p.m. | Nashville

Watch the film "La Haine" by Matthieu Kassovitz. This event is for Alliance Française members only. For more information, click here.
May 31 | 7:00 p.m. | Nashville

The last Friday of each month Nashville’s Alliance Française members and guests meet for an entertaining and informative evening with historians, artists, wine experts, distinguished foreign guests or a variety of other fascinating people. For more information. click here.
JPEGApero’Singalong with Sol’e
May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Raleigh

For the first time, Sol’e the "JAZZY RAPPER" will be in attendance at this recurrent event to sing in French. Sol’e Le Jazzy rapper (SOL’E LJR) is a poet whose rap is influenced by jazz, soul, funk and blues. When performing, he surfs between rap, poetry, jazz and slam. Jazz and hip hop are two musical genres that are rarely mixed, but Sol’e merges them perfectly with the support of his musicians or deejay. For more information, click here.

JPEGFriendly Pétanque Game
May 4 |10:30 a.m. | Atlanta

The Atlanta Pétanque League and FACC Atlanta have joined forces to put on a fun and friendly game of pétanque, with pizza afterwards. All ages and skills are welcome. Teams will be formed at 10:30 a.m., so be on time. For more information, click here.

JPEGSummer Champagne Fundraiser
June 6 | 6:00 p.m. | Atlanta

Celebrate the summer and network over a glass of Champagne and French snacks (cheese, charcuterie and canapés). Proceeds go exclusively towards the FACC’s mission to develop and promote a thriving economic relationship between the United States and France. For more information, click here.

JPEGSaturday Frenchies
May 4, 11, 18, 25 | 10:00 a.m. | Atlanta

Join this group of devoted French-speakers any or every Saturday of the month at the Perimeter La Madeleine restaurant (1165 Perimeter Center West, Suite 330, Atlanta). For more information, email Kathy or Paul.

JPEGThe Atlanta French Language Meetup Group
May 20 | 7:00 p.m. | Atlanta

Mix with other francophones — natives and non-natives alike –- over a drink at the Atlanta French Language Meetup Group at Après Diem. For more information, click here.
JPEGConversation Française à Charleston!
May 4, 11, 18, 25 | 3:00 p.m. | Charleston

Meet with other francophones and francophiles at Saffron Café & Bakery each Saturday in May 2019. For more information, click here.

Last modified on 02/05/2019

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