Désir de Lire - le club littéraire de l'AFO
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Désir de Lire - le club littéraire de l'AFO

Enrichissez-vous avec le Désir de Lire!

Désir de Lire will meet monthly on Sundays 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. 

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Un déjeuner en Normandie
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Un déjeuner en Normandie

Please join us for an elegant French-inspired meal followed by a presentation and panel discussion lead by participants in the Sister Cities Normandy Tour. Learn more about the Sister Cities initiative, the role played by the AFO, and the rich new experiences and friendships between the people of Omaha and the Commune of Isigny-Omaha.

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L'Heure de l'Apéro!
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

L'Heure de l'Apéro!

Bonne conversation, des gens intéressants.  Buvons du vin et soyons français à Omaha. 

Whether you are fluent in French, want to practice speaking, or simply wish to meet people who share your love of the French language, Come join us!

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Un après midi au salon
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Un après midi au salon

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.

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Bastille Day Celebration!
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Bastille Day Celebration!

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!

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Le Brio
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Le Brio

Join us for a recent French film you won’t be able to see anywhere else. Le Brio. A film that examines the very topical issue facing many countries—how to deal with racism. 

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Film Showing: Anne Morgan's War
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Film Showing: Anne Morgan's War

  • Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater (map)
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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.

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February Lunch and Learn Event:  A French Language Odyssey
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

February Lunch and Learn Event: A French Language Odyssey

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.

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Vesper Concerts presents Reverso: "Suite Ravel"
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Vesper Concerts presents Reverso: "Suite Ravel"

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.

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AFO Scholarship Awards Luncheon and Program
Jan
26
11:30 AM11:30

AFO Scholarship Awards Luncheon and Program

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!

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Au Cabaret Français!
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Au Cabaret Français!

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.

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Un Après-Midi Au Cinéma - SWAGGER
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Un Après-Midi Au Cinéma - SWAGGER

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.

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Le français et les langues romanes
Apr
21
11:30 AM11:30

Le français et les langues romanes

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.

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French Conversation Meet Up
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

French Conversation Meet Up

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.

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Le Gala du Centenaire
Sep
9
6:30 PM18:30

Le Gala du Centenaire

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. 

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Fête de la Bastille Centenaire
Jul
16
4:30 PM16:30

Fête de la Bastille Centenaire

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! 

Reservations are required for this event!   Please click on event for complete details.

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