French-American Community – November 2018 [fr]
Discover French and French-language events happening around the U.S. Southeast this November. 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!
November 1 | 7:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Join the Alliance Française of Atlanta for the art opening for a collection of portraits by Sheila Benigno. Meet the artist, enjoy French wine and cheese, and speak French. For more information, click here.
French Immersion in Savannah
November 10 & 11 | Atlanta
Join the Alliance Française of Atlanta for a French immersion weekend in a charming Savannah home. This trip is exclusively for AF members and it’s a great opportunity to enhance conversation and vocabulary skills. For more information, click here.
November 6 | 10:00 a.m.| Charleston
Participants in the Cercle Littéraire meet every month to discuss a French classic or contemporary literary work. November’s selection is: "Les Échelles du Levant" by Amin Maalouf. For more information, click here.
November 15 | 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | Columbia
Join members of Columbia’s Alliance Française for a get-together at 1801 Grille For more information, click here.
November 21 | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Columbia
Join members of Columbia’s Alliance Française and francophone community at Arabesque on Devine Street. For more information, click here.
November 16 | 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m.| Charlotte
Join the Alliance Française of Charlotte for a great wine tasting to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau, with star singer Vadim Kolpakov. Also enjoy delicious French fare, live music and a silent auctions. For more information, click here.
Reception "French Countryside of Burgundy and Provence"
November 3 | Memphis
Join the Alliance Française of Memphis for an art exhibition of works featuring the French countryside by Michèle Allen. For more information, click here.
La Grande Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau
November 17 | 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Memphis
Celebrate this year’s Beajoulais Nouveau at the Trezevant Manor Performing Arts Center. For more information, click here.
Opening at The Gallery at Fort Houston
November 3 | 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.| Nashville
The Alliance Française of Nashville will host an opening for French artist Mathieu Bernard Martin at The Gallery at Fort Houston. For more information, click here.
French Happy Hour
November 1, 15 | 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.| Nashville
Get together with other French speakers for a casual happy hour at Table 3 Restaurant. For more information, click here.
November 16 | 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | Nashville
Participants in the Cercle Littéraire meet every month for an all-French discussion of a French language book. This event rotates between different members’ homes. For more information, click here.
Cercle de Conversation
November 3, 10,17, 24 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Nashville
French speakers of every level get together in an informal group setting to discuss a variety of topics. For more information, click here.
Beaujolais Celebration and Fall Fundraiser
November 17 | 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | Nashville
Join the Alliance Française of Nashville to celebrate a great wine tasting in a friendly environment. For more information, click here.
Evening party "Soirée"
November 30 | 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | Nashville
The last Friday of each month members of the Alliance Française of Nashville and their guests meet to enjoy an entertaining and informative evening. AFN invites historians, artists, wine experts, distinguished foreign guests and a variety of other fascinating people to be the presenters at these events. For more information, click here.
Thomas Saintourens, "Les Poilus de Harlem"
November 13 | All day | Raleigh
The Alliance Française welcomes the writer Thomas Saintourens for a lecture on his book about these black Americans who belonged to the 15th Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard, established in 1916 in Harlem. For more information, click here.
FACC 32nd Beaujolais Nouveau Fundraiser
November 16 | 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Join the FACC-Atlanta for its 32nd Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Fundraiser! Come for a fun evening, bid on online and live auctions, enjoy great food from Bold Catering and be one of the first to try this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. Then dance the night away to the sounds of a DJ. For more information click here.
Finally, don’t miss weekly/monthly Meetups:
The Atlanta French Language Meetup Group
November 19 | 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!
November 3, 10, 17, 24 | 3:00 p.m. | Charleston
Meet with other francophones and francophiles at Saffron Café & Bakery each Saturday in September. For more information click here..