Join us for an afternoon salon, inspired by the salons of Europe in the 17th-19th centuries and by the Alliance Française d’Omaha’s founding families when they hosted a variety of cultural and social events. We will gather to enjoy a lovely program, conversation, and camaraderie in a warm atmosphere over French desserts from Le Petit Paris, sparkling wines, coffee and tea. This event is for Members Only and their guests.
Enrichissez-vous avec le Désir de Lire!
Désir de Lire will meet monthly, with a few scheduled breaks for holidays, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. We will focus on book selections from Lance Donaldson-Evans' fabulous book - 100 Great French Books: From the Middle Ages to Present. Venue may change as needed.
Désir de Lire book club is for AFO members only. If you would like to participate and are not a member, please consider joining.
Join us on Bastille day, Sunday, July 14th, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and celebrate All Things French at Corkscrew Wine and Cheese in Rockbrook Village. Admission is $10. Omaha’s popular Cajun-French band The Prairie Gators will be playing on the deck from 3-6 p.m. Wine, breads, meat and cheese, crèpes, and pastries from Le Petit Paris for sale! Fun activities for all ages include puppets, jugglers, face painting, all with French Language and Culture thrown in for good measure!! Liberté! Equalité! Fraternité!
Bring your baking and cooking skills to the test at our AFO Cook-Off of desserts and appetizers! Our judges will sample your best effort and decide who takes home the prize! Our Alliance cooks will bring the best they have to offer, which is really saying something!
Attend the epic Opera Omaha production of Faust on Sunday, April 14th, at 2:00 p.m. Take advantage of Opera Omaha’s 20% ticket discount for members and friends of the Alliance Française d’Omaha.
Explore the lesser known but no less fabulous parts of France with seasoned traveler Sue White, who will share photos and insights as well as gage interest in a potential trip sponsored by the AFO.
This documentary film will be shown at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theatre, in conjunction with the month-long Anne Morgan photo exhibit at The Kaneko-UNO Library. A panel discussion will follow, featuring Miles Morgan and Elaine Leary. The event is free, however, attendees must register here in order to attend.
A traveling photography exhibit entitled American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, will be on display at Kaneko-UNO Library for the entire month of March.
Join Chris Behr as he relates his childhood adventures in 1959 when his parents moved their four very young children from the U.S. to France, where they assimilated French in the classroom and learned English at home. The young family continue to move and experience new cultures, moving to such places as The Hague, Aix-en-Provence, Montreal, and San Francisco.
Reverso is a new chamber jazz ensemble co-led by American trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle and French pianist and composer Frank Woeste. On Sunday, February 10th, they present their new original work, “Suite Ravel”, in concert. “Suite Ravel” looks to bridge the divide between jazz and chamber music realized by an outstanding quartet which also includes the acclaimed cellist Erik Friedlander and drummer extraordinaire Adam Cruz.
Please join us for the AFO’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, featuring a special program by guest speaker Franck Tucker Ebang, who will speak about the French Language and the Cross-Cultural Communication across Africa. Come celebrate this select group of Nebraska high school students who are each awarded $500 to continue their study of the French Language and enjoy a fascinating program. The luncheon will be served buffet style. We hope to see you there -Tous sont les bienvenus!
You're invited to a magnifique musical Fundraiser to benefit the Alliance Française d'Omaha.
Join us for a Cabaret evening with some of the most beloved French chansons, made famous by such singers as Jaques Brel, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Michel LeGrand, Charles Trenet, and more! Songs will be in French and some in English.
Set in one of France’s most notoriously difficult neighborhoods, this second full-length effort from music video director Olivier Babinet (Robert Mitchum Is Dead) focuses on a dozen teenagers getting by in the streets, projects and schools of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris that made the headlines during the riots of 2005. At times, part documentary and something more imaginative, uncovering pockets of creativity behind the rough setting.
Venez goûter des vins et des plats du sud de France!
Taste the wines and foods of Southern France
Le français et les langues romanes
French and the romance languages
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” -Charlemagne
French is one of the ten Romance languages that survived to our recent times, of which nine are still spoken. They all have their origin in the Latin that arose in and around the capital city of Rome. Find out how these languages changed, see their similarities and differences, and hear some little known facts about French and its sibling languages.
Join us for a celebratory luncheon at Field Club of Omaha. In addition to honoring our annual AFO Scholarship Award winners, we will have a presentation on the history of La Fête des Rois and traditions of Epiphany.
We hope to see you there!
Come speak French with us the second Thursday of every month.
Good conversation, interesting people. Drink your favorite beverage and be French in Omaha.
Once a month, those who want to practice speaking French meet for an hour or two of convivial French conversation.
Each month at a different locale. Meet people who share your love of the French language.
Join us anytime from 5:30 to 7:30.
We’ll start the conversation off each month with a different theme.
All are welcome. No charge for the event.
Must be 21 years or older.
Please join Monsieur Guillaume Lacroix, Consul Général de France à Chicago for the Centennial Gala of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, honoring the Sam Mercer Family. This is our capstone event celebrating 100 years serving as Omaha's cultural center for all things French.
The Wait is Over! Announcing our Book release - "100 ans - Centennial History of the Alliance Française d'Omaha. Plus, a "Déjeuner-Spectacle" - petite pièce de théatre "100 ans...par Félix et George.
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Celebrating our 100th French Independence Day!
Imagine you and your family walking through a magical park filled with street jugglers, mimes, a crèpe station and even dancing! You won't want to miss this year's Bastille Day Centenaire!
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Alliance Francaise d’Omaha and Joslyn Art Museum invite you to a Lunch and Lecture
Royalty, Revolution, Republic: French Jewelry Design
Exhibit at Joslyn Art Museum Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris
Enjoy lunch on your own at the Joslyn’s ConAgra Foods Atrium prior to lecture, presented by Jan Lund, retired adjunct professor of French at Creighton University. She holds the Degré Supérieur de Langue et de Civilisation Française with an art history minor from the Sorbonne, University of Paris.
As we continue to celebrate our Centennial, we're delighted to bring to light some of the great history of the Alliance Française d'Omaha. In that tradition, we are having a true Cordon Bleu “cook-off” to honor George Dinsdale, AFO president from 1958-1959. Compete! Eat! Judges and Prizes!
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In conjunction with UNO's Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, the AFO is pleased to invite Scott St. Louis to Omaha for this interesting and lively discussion. Scott was recommended by the French consulate in Chicago. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion!
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