French-American Community - Summer 2019

Discover French and French-language events happening around the U.S. Southeast this summer. 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!

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For the French Consulate’s Cultural Agenda, which includes events not affiliated with the Alliance Française, FACC or Meetups, 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 explore 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.
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JPEGLes Petits Ecoliers: Learn French Through Songs & Music
June 22, August 28 | 10:00 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. | Atlanta

This educational program for children age zero to four along with their parents teaches French through music and songs. The six-class series lasts through December. For more information, click here.
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JPEGBastille Day Fundraiser
July 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Atlanta

Join us for our annual Bastille Day Fundraiser. This cocktail affair is one of Atlanta’s largest public celebrations commemorating France’s National Holiday (July 14, 1789). This evening will feature French cuisine, wine, and a rooftop fashion show, live music and dancing, high-end benefit auction with a French flair and more! For more information, click here.
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JPEGEntre Amis: The Culture of Wine Series
July 31 | 6:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Drop in on this wine class titled "Tour de France - Discovering Wine by Region," 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.
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JPEGEntre Amis: The Culture of Wine Series
August 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Roswell
Drop in on this wine class titled "Tour de France - Discovering Wine by Region," 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.
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JPEGChoir Performance with Pétite École of the Alliance Française and First Baptist High School
June 2 | Charleston

The Choir and the Petite École of the Alliance Française are joining forces with the First Baptist High School, led by Béatrice Frask, to present a concert of a capella classical pieces, French songs, and some nursery rhymes under the musical direction of Pascal Bouquillard. For more information, click here.
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JPEGLe Cercle Littéraire
June 4 | 10:00 a.m. | Charleston

Le Cercle Littéraire meets every month to discuss a French, classical or contemporary work. This month they are reading "L’Envers et L’Endroit" by Albert Camus. For more information, click here.
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JPEGSoirées Jeunes Professionnels
June 13 | 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.
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JPEGRégions, Histoire et Spécialités de France
June 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Charleston

Learn about Paris in a presentation by Luc Chasleries. For more information, click here.
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JPEGPétanque
June 15, July 20 | 10:00 a.m. | Charlotte

Enjoy a quintessential French pastime every third Saturday of the month at Nevin Community Park. For more information, click here.
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JPEGMusic Festival
June 21 | Charlotte

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician is invited to share their music with friends, neighbors and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
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JPEGApéritif to Welcome Volunteers
June 21, August 29 | 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.
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JPEGClub du Livre
June 18 | 5:00 p.m. | Columbia

Read and discuss "Le Mec de la tomb d’à côté" by Katarina Mazetti. A reading knowledge of French is required, but all interested parties are welcome. For more information, click here.
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JPEGDocent-led Tour in French of the Knoxville Museum of Art
June 22 | 2:00 p.m. | Knoxville

Take a docent-guided tour in French of the Knoxville Museum of Art, led by Saralee Peccolo-Taylor. For more information, click here.
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JPEGAFN Grand Reopening and BYOB Brunch
June 1 | 11:00 a.m. | Nashville

Join the Nashville Alliance Française in its new space for coffee, conversation and nibbles. Bring something to share (coffee is provided). For more information, click here.
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JPEGCercle de Conversation
Every Saturday | Nashville

Practice and improve your French in a supportive environment at the Nashville Alliance Française Resource Center. For more information, click here.
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JPEGFrench Fest
July 13 | 3:00 p.m. | Nashville

Celebrate Bastille Day early with us in Sevier Park. We’ll bring the wine, games, live music, and more! For more information, click here.
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JPEGFête de la Musique
June 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Raleigh

La Fête de la Musique is an annual celebration of music and its arts and typically occurs on the first day of summer. The celebration features classic French songs and Francophone music. For more information, click here.
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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.
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JPEGVIE Program Lunch and Learn
June 12 | 11:30 a.m. | Atlanta

This meet and greet luncheon for HR professionals explores the VIE (Volontariat International en Entreprise) program, which gives recent master’s graduates (age 28 and under) a chance to work overseas. VIEs are employed by more than 600 French subsidiaries in the United States and Canada. The session is hosted by Business France and the French American Chamber of Commerce. To register, click here.
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JPEGYoung Professionals Networking Event
June 18 | 6:00 p.m. | Atlanta

Young professionals who would like to grow their network in Atlanta are invited to attend the French American Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals event at Atmosphère Restaurant. Have a glass of wine or other beverage while networking! To register, click here.
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JPEGExclusive Event at the Uncommon Garden
June 8 | 6:00 p.m. | Chapel Hill

Discover the Uncommon Garden, a hidden gem open only a few times a year to select parties. Enjoy the evening with French food, wine and live music. Discounts for students and FACC members are available. For more information, click here.
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JPEG75th D-Day Dinner
June 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Charlotte

Honor veterans of the Allied Forces on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a turning point in World War II. The dinner includes seven courses with a wine pairing. For more information, click here.
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JPEGFrench Festival
July 14 | 10:30 a.m. | Charlotte

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. For more information, click here.
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JPEGSaturday Frenchies
Every Saturday | 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.
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JPEGLa Pause Déj’
June 5 | 12:00 p.m. | Atlanta

Spend your lunch break meeting other francophones and discussing a variety of topics including culture, cooking, networking, and more. RSVP is required. For more information, click here.
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JPEGThe Atlanta French Language Meetup Group
June 17 | 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.
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JPEGConversation Française à Charleston!
Every Saturday | 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.
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JPEGLet’s Practice French! with NC Language Exchange
Every second and fourth Thursday of the month | 7:00 p.m. | Greensboro

Share and practice your language skills with other learners! NC Language Exchange hosts a variety of events to practice speaking French, among other languages. For more information, click here.

Last modified on 07/06/2019

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