Welcome to the Alliance Française de Sacramento! Our mission is to share the French language and culture and promote friendship between Americans and French-speaking people in the Sacramento region. We offer French courses for all levels and cultural events throughout the year. Please check out our website to learn more about us, and feel free to stop by our Midtown center.
Calling Sacramento young professionals!
Are you interested in French culture and language but feel a tad intimidated? Don’t be! Let’s all get together and have some fun while we mingle and [...]
Calling Sacramento young professionals!
Are you interested in French culture and language but feel a tad intimidated? Don’t be! Let’s all get together and have some fun while we mingle and break linguistic and cultural barriers! The plan?
HAPPY HOUR COCKTAILS AND FRENCH KARAOKE!
All levels are welcome from fluent to zilch! Come enjoy beautifully made cocktails and appetizers by the Café à Côté. The important thing is to have a fun soirée.
You do not have to sing of course, you can simply enjoy the music, cocktails and food but most importantly have great fun! 15% of all profits will benefit l’Alliance Française de Sacramento, our city ‘s very own French language and culture center. Let’s make this a monthly thing!
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10mar7:00 pm- 9:30 pmSoirée Cinéma: "Les noces de papier"
Join us for our March Soirée Cinéma where we'll show the 1990 drama Les noces de papier - (Paper Wedding).
Join us for our March Soirée Cinéma where we’ll show the 1990 drama Les noces de papier – (Paper Wedding).
The film will be presented in French with English subtitles, with a discussion following the film. Please bring snacks to share. Reservations are not required, but come early to ensure a seat!
This is a free event for members and their guests, but donations are highly appreciated to support the Ciné-Club and continue building our video library collection.
Directed by Michel Brault, the film features Geneviève Bujold, Manuel Aranguiz, Dorothée Berryman
Immigration officers raid the kitchen of a Montreal restaurant. Illegal immigrant dishwashers flee, including Pablo Torres… Claire, a teacher, lives alone. Her lover, Milosh, is married, and their relationship is strained. Claire’s sister, Annie, a lawyer, has a problem. The visa of her client Pablo is about to expire. Pablo is a political refugee who was tortured in his Latin American homeland. Would Claire marry him so he can remain in Canada? Claire reluctantly agrees. At least her mother is pleased! Before the modest civil ceremony can be concluded, Immigration arrives, but everyone escapes. Mum is thrilled to arrange a big church wedding and reception instead! Afterwards Claire and Pablo go their separate ways. But Immigration knows what’s going on. The two are forced to live together. (IMDb)
25mar8:45 am- 5:30 pmMuseum Trip: "Monet: the Early Years" & "Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation"
Come along with us on an excursion to San Françisco on Saturday, March 25, to see two special exhibitions at the renowned Legion of Honor. Our bus will leave the [...]
Come along with us on an excursion to San Françisco on Saturday, March 25, to see two special exhibitions at the renowned Legion of Honor. Our bus will leave the Alliance parking lot at 8:45am to drive to San Francisco, where we’ll have a timed entry to view Monet: the Early Years – the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s career. The day continues with lunch (bring a bag or try the museum cafeteria) and time to see the Auguste Rodin Centenary Installation highlighting about 50 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, before a late afternoon return to Sacramento.
8:45 am: Bus leaves Alliance Française parking lot, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 5:30 pm: Bus returns to Sacramento
The trip includes transportation in a large, comfortable bus, admission to the Legion of Honor and the special Monet exhibition.
AF members: $65
High School/College students: $55
Registration deadline: March 10
Payment options: Check: Send your check to Alliance Française, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, CA Credit card:Purchase tickets online or call the office at (916) 453-1723
Monet: The Early Years will be the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (1840–1926) career. Through approximately sixty paintings, the exhibition demonstrates the radical invention that marked the artist’s development during the formative years of 1858 to 1872. In this period the young painter developed his unique visual language and technique, creating striking works that manifested his interest in painting textures and the interplay of light upon surfaces.
Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation marks the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, with a completely new installation of extraordinary Rodin holdings. Approximately 50 objects in bronze, marble, and plaster—all from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection—will be presented in a new context.
The exhibition will examine the artist’s influential work and his celebrated life, from his early days courting controversy with sculptures that bore unexpected levels of naturalism, to his later prestige and lasting influence. The Centenary Installation is part of a worldwide series of major Rodin projects and will provide Bay Area audiences a significant opportunity to examine and recontextualize the legacy of the artist known as “the father of modern sculpture.”