Enrichissez-vous avec le Désir de Lire!
Désir de Lire will meet monthly, with a few scheduled breaks for holidays, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. 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.
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.
You must have a reservation for this event. Please click on the event for full details.
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.
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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The Francophone Communities of New England - “Growing up Speaking French”
A panel discussion with: Bernie Duhaime, Michael James, Sr. Aline Paris, and Tom Coffey (moderator)
Also, a special pre-luncheon scholarship awards ceremony for the AFO 2016 scholarship winners!
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!
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.)
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)
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.)
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)