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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La Fête de la Fin du Centenaire
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

La Fête de la Fin du Centenaire

Help us ring out the end of a fantastic year for the AFO.  As we close out our incredible centennial year, and look forward to the future, we have much to celebrate.  Join us at the Joslyn Castle for an evening of good food, entertainment, old and new friends.  Festivities start at 5pm, cash bar only - wine and beer!

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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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Royalty, Revolution, Republic: French Jewelry Design
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Royalty, Revolution, Republic: French Jewelry Design

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.

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“George Dinsdale” CONCOURS DE CUISINE
Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

“George Dinsdale” CONCOURS DE CUISINE

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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"Disruptive Knowledge: Diderot’s Encyclopédie and the World of the French Enlightenment”
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

"Disruptive Knowledge: Diderot’s Encyclopédie and the World of the French Enlightenment”

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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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

Let’s celebrate the uncorking of the 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau at La Buvette!

Every year in France the Beaujolais Nouveau is marked on the 3rd Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season. We will celebrate in Omaha together! Come taste the wine!

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La France: Le Nouveau Normal
Jun
25
11:30 AM11:30

La France: Le Nouveau Normal

La France:  Le Nouveau Normal

A presentation and discussion led by Jody Neathery Castro, PhD.   Learn and discuss how the economy, rise of the far right, refugee crisis and other topics have impacted the lives of the French people.  (Click on event for more details.)

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The Life & Iconic Works of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
May
21
12:00 PM12:00

The Life & Iconic Works of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

This in-depth lecture is devoted to the extraordinary Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun whose life and career stretched from the reign of Louis XV to that of Louis-Philipp, one of the most eventful and turbulent periods French history.  This is a free lecture, (lunch is à la carte) presented by the distinguished Jan Lund; all are welcome.  (Click on event for complete details)

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The French Convention
Apr
2
7:30 AM07:30

The French Convention

This wonderful event is held every two years, and the AFO always participates as part of our commitment to promote the French language, in this case, among young people. They have all sorts of fun activities for the students who come from all over the state, and they have competitions that require judging.   Think about making time to volunteer! 

You will NOT want to miss this one day celebration of French language and culture with French students from across Nebraska!!  (Click on event for more details.)

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French Masterpieces at The Holland
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

French Masterpieces at The Holland

THE AFO in collaboration with the Omaha Symphony features: French Masterpieces with pianist Charlie Albright

This February, the Omaha Symphony will be performing a “French Masterpieces” concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center.   AFO members will receive a 20% discount; pre-concert drinks and talk.  Click event for full details, and please join us for a wonderful evening of music.   (Click on event for full details)

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Holiday Dinner 2015
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Dinner 2015

Please join us for the annual AFO Holiday Dinner.  Old and new friends will celebrate the holidays together, share a sumptious meal, and enjoy a lovely decor and music.  Click on the event for full Information and please read carefully “How to Reserve.” 

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
Nov
21
2:00 PM14:00

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

Every year in France the Beaujolais Nouveau is marked on the 3rd Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season. We will celebrate in Omaha together! Come taste the wine! 

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Author Lance Donaldson-Evans Presents "100 Great French Books"
Oct
17
11:00 AM11:00

Author Lance Donaldson-Evans Presents "100 Great French Books"

AFO and UNO's Department of Foreign Languages and Literature proudly present a luncheon presentation, discussion and book signing with Lance Donaldson-Evans, author of the highly acclaimed "100 Great French Books: From the Middle Ages to the Present".

Lance Donaldson-Evans, Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania, has taught courses on all periods of French literature and culture for some forty years, and is the author of many other books and articles.  In 2008, the French government awarded him the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques for his services in helping spread French literature and culture.  Join us for a delightful afternoon.  

 

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AFO Proudly Presents Lunch Theater Escoffier
Jun
20
11:30 AM11:30

AFO Proudly Presents Lunch Theater Escoffier

AFO member Marty Skomal brings Escoffier to life on the stage in this highly entertaining 45-minute one-man-show. Born in 1846, French chef Georges Auguste Escoffier was truly one of the first celebrity chefs. Without his innovations, creations and dedication, there would be no Gordon Ramsay or Mario Batali stars! The performance delves into the gossip and backstory of the restaurants, recipes and private lives of the famous people in the time of Escoffier's France and Europe.

Marty Skomal, Nebraska Arts Council arts administrator and director of programs, is a trained actor, lifelong foodie, amateur gourmet and certified Francophile. Back by popular demand, Marty has performed this show with rave reviews. The production is directed and adapted by Barbee Davis.

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