French-American Community – October 2018 [fr]
Discover French and French-language events happening around the U.S. Southeast this October. 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!
October 13 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Atlanta
Enjoy a little piece of Paris in Atlanta at the Alliance Française’s first ever "French Market." The open-air event will include regional and locally owned boutiques, cafes, and galleries featuring designer goods, art, home furnishings and French fare. Participants will additionally enjoy facepainting, caricature artists and live French music. For more information, click here.
Movie Night: ’Au coeur de Mai 68’
October 19 | 6:00 p.m. | Atlanta
The Alliance Française of Atlanta will screen filmmaker Dominique Beaux’s “The Odd Spring of May 1968" ("Au coeur de Mai 68’"), a beautifully woven series of interviews which tell the story of the protests through the eyes of politicians, police and those “on the other side of the barricade.” This screening is part of the French Consulate General’s France-Atlanta 2018 event series. For more information, click here.
French Family Dinner at Roswell Provisions Bistro
October 25 | 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Enjoy authentic Burgundy food and wine while seated at a large communal table where dinner is served family style. Conversation is in English with as much French as you choose. For more information, click here.
Pétanque Potluck Picnic
October 14 | Charleston
Bring a dish and beverage to share as well as your best Pétanque game face. Boules provided. For more information, click here.
October 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Charlotte
Members and non-members alike are invited to this conversation circle, which occurs the second Saturday of every month. October’s meting will take place over coffee and sweets at Le Macaron French Pastries. For more information, click here.
October 20 | 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Charlotte
Enjoy a quintessential French pastime and join Carolina Pétanque every third Saturday of the month at Nevin Community Park. For more information, click here.
Fall Pique-Nique & Pétanque
October 21 | 12 p.m.-4 p.m. | Columbia
Join the Alliance Française of Columbia at Saluda Shoals Park for a game of boules. Bring a dish and a bottle of wine to share. For more information, click here.
Club du Livre
October 16 | 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. | Columbia
Participants in this monthly book discussion are reading "Madame Pylinska et le secret de Chopin" by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. The book and discussion are in French so knowledge of the language is required. For more information, click here.
La Table de Conversation Française
October 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Memphis
Converse in French with members of the Memphis Alliance Française at Libro restaurant, located in the Novel bookstore. For more information, click here.
Cercle de Conversation
October 4, 13, 20, 27 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Nashville
Practice and improve your French in a supportive environment at the Nashville Alliance Française’s Resource Center. For more information, click here.
French Happy Hour
October 4, 18 | 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. | Nashville
Join this small group of French speakers on the first and third Thursday of every month at Table 3 restaurant. For more information, click here.
October 26 | 7:00 p.m.-9:00 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.
The Welcome Café
October 4 | 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Raleigh
This monthly morning coffee is an occasion to get to know other French speakers — AF members and nonmembers alike — and practice speaking French. For more information, click here.
October 10 | Raleigh
French film "Musée haut, Musée bas" will be shown during this members-only screening. For more information, click here.
October 6 | 5:30 p.m. | Raleigh
The Alliance Française of Raleigh’s Speak Easy is a way to practice speaking French and also help others practice speaking English. For more information, click here.
French guided tour of North Carolina Museum of Art
October 16 | 10:30 a.m. | Raleigh
Take a tour of part of the North Carolina Museum of Art in French. For more information, click here.
French Hike in Eno River State Park
October 20 | 10:00 a.m. | Raleigh
Enjoy scenic laurel-covered bluffs, a river and and upland forest on this hike for French speakers of any level. Don’t forget to bring water! For more information, click here.
Défilé Art Show with Ballet Tennessee
October 5 | 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | Chattanooga
Attend this fashion and art show plus ballet performance featuring the paper dresses of French artist Alice-Anne Augustin, as well as the work of local artists and boutiques. The Atlanta chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce presents this event, which will also include hors d’oeuvres and drinks for purchase. For more information, click here.
European Young Professionals Networking Night
October 11 | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Expand your network by mixing and mingling with members of the Belgian, British, Danish, French, Swedish and Dutch business communities. Guests will also enjoy a guided tour of Monday Night Brewing. For more information, click here.
Crystal Peach Awards
October 16 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Atlanta
The Crystal Peach Awards recognize the most significant investments from France to the U.S. Southeast as well as from the U.S. Southeast to France. Join the Atlanta chapter of the FACC as it celebrates this year’s honorees. For more information, click here.
Seminar: Stratégies Patrimoniales
October 25 | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Atlanta
This educational seminar on useful strategies for French expatriates relocating to the United States will include subjects such as financial planning, domestic and international tax impact, life insurance and retirement. For more information, click here.
October 6,13, 20, 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.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.
The Atlanta French Language Meetup Group
October 15 | 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.
Conversation Française à Charleston!
October 6, 13, 20, 27| 3:00 p.m. | Charleston
Meet with other francophones and francophiles at Saffron Café & Bakery eaach Saturday in October. For more information click here.