French-American Community – February 2018 [fr]
Discover French and French-language events happening around the U.S. Southeast this February. 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.
Book Club in French
February 16 | 2:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Join the Alliance Française of Atlanta’s February boocklub, which will read Philippe Claudel’s "La petite fille de Monsieur Linh," a story about an East Asian refugee who travels to France with his infant granddaughter. For more information, click here.
Storytime en français
February 12 | Atlanta
Children and parents alike are invited to attend a French-language storybook reading at Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories. For more information, click here.
Entre Amis: The culture of Wine Series
February 27 | 6:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Drop in on this wine class titled "Blind Tasting — The Theory of Taste," with Tim Willard of European Cellars. 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.
Champagne & Chocolate
February 22 | 7:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Enjoy an elegant evening of Champagne and chocolate from local specialty chocolatiers at the Alliance Française. For more information, click here.
February 8 | 7:00 p.m. | Charleston
Brush up your language skills with French film "Le Brio" (2017), directed by Yvan Attal. For more information, click here.
February 19 | 10:00 a.m. | Charleston
Gather for a book discussion on "Les Racines du Ciel" by Romain Gary. All are welcome, conversation is in French. For more information, click here.
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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.
Les Jeunes Professionels Group
February 14 | 6:00 p.m. | Charleston
Meet other like-minded young professionals and practice your French the second Thursday of every month. Members will meet this month at Bistro A Vin. For more information, click here.
Forum de la politique étrangère française et américaine
February 9, 23 | 12:00 p.m. | Charleston
Join a French discussion of the text "Au nom de la France? Les non-dits de
notre diplomatie" by Laurent Larcher (available on Kindle), as this group continues to examine the various roles and practices of modern French diplomacy. For more information, click here.
February 9 | 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 Amélie’s French Bakery & Café. For more information, click here.
February 27 | 6:00 p.m. | Charlotte
Join other French speakers and Francophiles for a drink. Alliance Française members only. For more information, click here.
February 16 | 1:00 p.m. | Charlotte
Try your skill at pétanque this February at Nevin Park. For more information, click here.
Fables de la Fontaine
February 16, 17 | 3:00 p.m. | Columbia
Enjoy a bilingual performance of "Fables de la Fontaine" by Le Club Théâtre de l’Alliance Française de Columbia. Free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
February 6 | 6:00 p.m. | Columbia
Participate in a French conversation with other Francophones at a different Columbia hotspot every other week. The next gathering will take place at Kaminsky’s. For more information, click here.
February 20 | 6:00 p.m. | Columbia
Join members of Columbia’s Alliance Française and francophone community at Arabesque on Devine Street. For more information, click here.
February 15 | 12:00 p.m. | Knoxville
Join the Alliance Française of Knoxville for its next immersion meal. Email Dawn for a reservation. For more information, click here.
La Chandeleur meeting
February 9 | 3:00 p.m. | Knoxville
The next meeting of the Alliance Française of Knoxville will celebrate La Chandeleur. During the fête Saralee Peccolo-Taylor, who has just returned from France, will give a short informal presentation: "2 weeks in France with the Gilets Jaunes: the good and the bad". For more info, click here.
Les Tables de Conversation Française
February 4 | 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
February 2, 9, 16, 23 | 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.
Cercle de Lecture
February 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Nashville
Participants in this group 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.
February 22 | 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.
February 5 | 10:30 a.m. | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
Current and aspiring AF members are invited to this monthly morning coffee, an occasion to get to know each other and practice speaking French. Bring a potluck dish to nibble on; coffee and tea are provided. For more information, click here.
Yoga en français
February 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
Practice Vinyasa Yoga in French. Classes will be adapted to beginners. For more information, click here.
February 7, 21, 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham
Join the Alliance Française of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill’s casual choir for French singing. The event is open to everyone and all levels of French. For more information, click here.
Cercle de Convivialité
February 17 | 3:00 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham
Socialize around food, drinks and French conversation at a member’s home. French speaking ability levels vary greatly, from beginner to native speaker. For more information, click here.
North Carolina Museum of Art : Mythology tour - West Building
February 26 | 10:30 a.m. | Raleigh-Durham
View art from ancient Greece and Rome in the company of fellow francophiles. For more information, click here.
FACC Super Bowl Sunday
February 3 | 5:30 p.m. | Atlanta
The Super Bowl is back in Atlanta for the third time. Watch the game with the French-American Chamber of Commerce Atlanta chapter at Brass Tap. For more information, click here.
Accounting & Tax Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs
February 7 | 8:00 a.m. | Atlanta
This workshop, aimed specifically at startups, will address legal, accounting and tax questions about setting up a business and/or managing a U.S. affiliate with a French office. For more information, click here.
French Heritage Night at the State Farm Arena with Karim Souchu
February 9 | 5:00 p.m | Atlanta
Get ready for the ATL Hawks v. CHA Hornets game with the French American Chamber of Commerce and enjoy a discounted ticket package for French Community Night. For more information, click here.
Young Professionals networking event
February 12 | 6:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Network and interact with ambitious and diverse professionals at French Gourmet Bistro. For more information, click here.
February 2, 9, 16, 23 | 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.
The Atlanta French Language Meetup Group
February 18 | 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!
February 2, 9, 16, 23 | 3:00 p.m. | Charleston
Meet with other francophones and francophiles at Saffron Café & Bakery each Saturday in February 2019. For more information, click here.