Fête de la musique
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Come and spend the first day of summer with us! Bring your flute, your guitar, your trumpet, etc… and your voice! Let’s celebrate la fête de la musique by singing fun, popular French songs. You don’t need to sing in tune, this is not American Idol, just come and have fun with us!

Enjoy a French apéritif! Rosé, cheese and pâté provided 🍷

$5 for members – $10 for non-members

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Allons au restaurant
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner en français

Thursday, June 22nd, 7 pm

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Join us on Thursday, June 22nd at Air Food and enjoy a French dinner and conversation with Simone Joseph! This new French restaurant is the place to be!

AIR FOOD, 107 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

$45 for AF members|$50 for non members.

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Open House Final Tuesdays
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Tuesday, June 27thWidget

Make a date with Alliance Française on Final Tuesday this June! Enjoy cheese, wine and conversation en français, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and take a Free trial Class : Introduction to French Class or Conversation class from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Learn more about our outgoing Summer Camp from 6 to 7 pm!
SPECIAL OFFER: Register for a class at the Open House and receive a 10% discount!
Bring friends and meet fellow Francophiles!
Cheese & Wine 🧀🍷

Open House event, register here
For an introduction to summer camp, register here
For Beginner class trial,  register here
For Conversation class trial, register here

Cine Club – La French
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm




Cesar nominated film, “La French” is based on the true story of a judge in Marseille who became obsessed with taking down a heroin kingpin in the 1970s. The movie has a perfectly retro feel with red-tinged club scenes, wardrobes of brown plaid, mirrors everywhere and an evocative soundtrack including Blondie and “Bang Bang.” ; a steady tension keeps things interesting and there’s something about this particular gritty true-crime story that still fascinates all these years later. Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) plays the judge, Pierre Michel, and Gilles Lellouche takes the role of the mob boss, Tany Zampa.

Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin’s The French Connection. A stylish, 70’s-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection.

Presented in French with English subtitles

A discussion will follow the film. Refreshments provided!

Free for Members – $10 for non-members

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Bastille Day 2017
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 1:00 am

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For the 5th year, Riviera 31 inside Sofitel Los Angeles, is ready to celebrate this Bastille Day, on July 14th from 7 pm to 1 am!

Flaunt your French style for a soirée of fun and entertainment. Blue, White, and Red will be the colors of the Bastille Day Party Special. But don’t forget to dress to impress as you will mingle with people from all over the world.

We will feature a red carpet, French-inspired entertainment, French Can-can dancers, Live Music and a French DJ!

BUT remember you do not have to be French to enjoy this fabulous celebration, just arrive early 😉

Special promotion for Alliance Française members, $5.00 off with the discount code : Alliance

This is a 21+ event.

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Riviera 31 at Sofitel Beverly Hills

8555 Beverly Blvd

Beverly Hills CA 90028

American Women rebuilding France @ Louis Stern Gallery
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Traveling Exhibition

In commemoration of the Centennial of the US entry into WWI


July 18, 2017

Private tour for Alliance Française guests, led by Elaine Leary, Manager of the Traveling Exhibition and former Executive Director of American Friends of Blerancourt.

Tuesday, July 18th from 10.00 to 12.00 pm  Register HERE

Since 2010 this remarkable exhibition has appeared in 12 important museums, libraries and French cultural institutes throughout the U.S. and continues to travel. It has been viewed by more than 100,000 people.

Featuring 29 World War I-era photographs and rare silent film footage, this powerful exhibition brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken by 350 American women – all volunteers – who left comfortable lives in the U.S. to devote themselves to humanitarian aid in France.

Excluded from the right to vote or serve in active combat, American women otherwise directed their considerable energy toward international relief work to counter the Great War’s devastation. The dynamic leader of the group was Anne Morgan, daughter of prominent financier John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan, who dedicated her life to humanitarian causes, collecting private funds and founding the American Committee for Devastated France.

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Singing Workshop
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Having trouble retaining French verbs? Do you want to learn French catch phrases? Come and join fellow students and teachers! Singing can boost your memory, give you an inside look at French culture, improve your comprehension and help you sound like a native French speaker. This is one of the best ways to add vocabulary and reinforcing your knowledge!

Come and join us at the Alliance on July 22nd for The American musicals en français ! You know: ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Singing in the Rain’, right? I bet you don’t know the French versions?” La mélodie du bonheur”, “Le violon sur le toit”, “Chantons sous la pluie”! Come and sing with me! En français! You don’t need to be a good singer, this is not ‘American Idol’! And you don’t need to be in any advanced French classes.
Just come and have fun with us!

Cheese and Wine provided 🍷

$10 for members – $15 for non-members

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Book Club – Notre Dame de Paris
Jul 25 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm


Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Notre Dame de Paris is a 1831 novel by the French author Victor Hugo.


Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers.

This extraordinary historical novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation. Shaped by a profound sense of tragic irony, it is a work that gives full play to Victor Hugo’s brilliant historical imagination and his remarkable powers of description.

Part 2 : Livre 7 to the end

Free for AF members|$10 for non members.

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History Workshop
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


HISTORY WORKSHOP – Thursday, August 3rd

Ces Américain(e)s qui aiment la France

France benefited deeply from the affection and support of Americans. From Benjamin Franklin to Ernest Hemingway who wrote Paris is a Moveable Feast, while Jazz Music invaded France. From across the Atlantic, numerous American men and women demonstrated their love and support for France and helped enrich her Culture and History : J.D. Rockefeller who restored Versailles, Major G.B. Ford who resurrected the Reims’ Cathedral from its rubble; not to mention Gertrude Stein, Mary Cassat, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, James Baldwin and others who contributed in their own way to French Art, Culture and intellectual life.

The History Workshop : Passionate about history? You want to learn more about it while improving your French? Come and join Samy for this workshop about Americans holding France dear to their hearts and who helped France enrich its history.

Fee: $30 for AF members, $40 for non-members

Level: Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2

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Déjeuner en français
Aug 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Publication1Join us on Thursday, August 10th at ChouChou and enjoy a French lunch and conversation with Simone Joseph! This French bakery is the place to be!

Chouchou 313 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

$25 for AF members|$30 for non members.

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