Events Calendar

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Join us for our first outside-the-Center conversation evening. Good times and chocolate await!

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Join us for our October Ciné-Club de l'Alliance as we screen Philippe Claudel's Tous les Soleils. The film follows a hapless music teacher as he struggles to reclaim his life after stumbling into a romance he never saw coming.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Enjoy some of Québec's popular fare while chatting with your fellow members! A special guest will be on-hand to share secrets of the dish

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:30 PM To 6:30 PM

Join us in reading Petit Pays by Gaël Faye for the library's book club en français!

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Lecture

Author Talk and Book Signing with Elaine Sciolino

The Seine: The River that Made Paris

Friday, November 1, 2019 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

We are excited to welcome Elaine Sciolino back to the Center after her 2015 Boston Book Fest visit! Elaine’s forthcoming book is a brilliantly researched journey down the Seine and a look at French history and contemporary culture.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

Join us for this educational workshop on French heritage-both tangible and intangible. Event in French.

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Concert

Notre-Dame de Paris Organist - Concert in Chestnut Hill

presented in partnership with the Church of the Redeemer

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:30 PM To 9:00 PM

Join us as Johann Vexo, organist at Notre-Dame de Paris will perform an all-French program on the Church of the Redeemer's 2018 Schoenstein organ.

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Book Sale

Library Book Sale

New and gently used books in French

From Nov 9, 2019 To Nov 16, 2019 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM

Browse hundreds of books in French, with prices starting at $1, during our biannual book sale. There are not many opportunities to find French books at such a good price in the area, so don't miss your chance to stock up!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Benjamin this November for an in-depth discussion of Bérénice by Jean Racine.

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Tasting

Clear the Cave - en français!

An Evening of Fine Wine from Our Collection

Friday, November 15, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Calling all wine lovers! Join us for another unique tasting featuring a special selection of wines from our very own cellar.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us in our beautiful library for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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Lecture

Sudden Courage

An Evening with author Ronald C. Rosbottom

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Ronald C. Rosbottom for a discussion of his new book, "Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945."

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Exhibition

The Invisible Presence Opening Reception

Celebrating Women in Africa with A’Key, Agbokey Denis Abounan

Friday, November 22, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

The French Cultural Center has the honor of presenting the work of local visual artist A’Key. This newest exhibition transports us to the world of women in francophone West Africa, whose images are often misrepresented or rendered invisible in mainstream media. A’Key’s art aims to place these women front and center.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Benjamin this December for an in-depth discussion of Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d’éléphants by Mathias Énard.

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Lecture

An Evening with Prix Goncourt Winner Mathias Énard

AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING - in French / en français

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

The French Cultural Center and Boston University are honored to welcome bestselling author Mathias Énard. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize, Mr. Énard will join us to talk about the worldwide success of his novels.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us in our beautiful library for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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Painting Workshop

Foundations of Painting

Painting Workshop with A’Key

Friday, December 13, 2019 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

Discover the creative process of current gallery artist A’Key as he explains his style of reproducing, deconstructing, and then reconstructing a piece of art. Then put what you learn to practice!

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