Book Club
Dec 19 @ 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm


Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 12:45 pm

En attendant Bojangles is a 2016 novel by the French author Olivier Bourdeaut.

En attendant Bojangles tells the story of passionate love between Georges and Madame, as seen through the eyes of their son. The couple loves nothing more than inventing surrealistic stories and throwing extravagant parties. But this dreamy childhood comes to a crashing end when Madame sets the family apartment on fire.

Bonne lecture!

Free for AF members | $10 for non members.

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Open House
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Saturday, January 6th

Open House January 6 2018 Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles

Make a date with Alliance Française on Saturday, January 6th! All new students can take a Free trial Class!
Bring friends and meet fellow Francophiles!
Galette des roi & Refreshments provided !
Open House event, register here
For Beginner class trial,  register here
Sing Along
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


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. …
You don’t need to sing in tune, just come and have fun with us! This is one of the best ways to add vocabulary and reinforcing your knowledge!


Come and join us at Alliance Française on January 6th for good old French songs you all know! Come and sing 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!

$5 for members – $15 for non-members

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AILS Conference
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Alterity in Question

“Paradoxes of Global Inequality: Trump, DACA and NAFTA”

By Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda

In light of the last Presidential election and given this administration’s policies, Prof. Hinojosa will address a series of questions related to America’s fear of the “dangerous” Other, asking if the country ceased to be great because of illegal immigrants overrunning the borders and because of unfair international trade agreements like NAFTA and TPP which produce trade deficits and hurt working Americans. Political economist and anthropologist, he will also invite us to contemplate the ethical responsibilities of countries at the receiving end of immigration to show altruism towards the Other.

Raul Hinojosa Ojeda is the Founding Director of the North American Integration and Development Center and Associate Professor in the Division of Social Sciences and the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, he received a B.A. (Economics), M.A. (Anthropology) and Ph.D. (Political Science) at the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the political economy of regional integrations in various parts of the world, including trade, investment and migration relations between the U.S., Mexico, Latin American and the Pacific Rim. Professor Hinojosa has held various academic and policy research positions research positions in a variety of universities and public institutions, including the World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, the White House Council of Economic Advisors, the United States Trade Representative, Stanford University, and the University of California Berkeley. Professor Hinojosa founded the North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center at UCLA in 1995, dedicated to developing innovative research agendas and policy pilot projects concerning globalization and development.

Presented in English with Q&A and cocktail reception.


Book Signing
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Join us for a Cocktail reception with a conference about “How free can we be?” and a Book Signing with the French author, Laure de Rivières. The event will be presented in English at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles, with Q&A in English and French.

About the author :

Laure de Rivières was born in 1970 in Paris. After graduating from La Sorbonne, she got a scholarship to go study journalism upstate NY. She became a feature news journalist in France, then founded an ad agency 10 years later. Always curious about new things in Life, she traveled round the World twice with and without her husband and 4 kids. She now lives with her family in Los Angeles. Nage Libre is her first book.


RSVP before January 12th

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History Workshop
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


HISTORY WORKSHOP – Thursday, January 16th

Slumming in the «Bas-Fonds Parisiens»

Since medieval times, art, politics and the underworld have always existed side by side in Paris. Legendary poet/thug François Villon narrowly escaped the gallows in 1461 thanks to Royal pardon. Convicted murderer, Vidocq, became Napoleon’s chief of police in 1811 whereas Commissaire de Police Léon Zamaron spent his evenings bailing out Modigliani and Chaïm Soutine in XIX century Montmartre.

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 the French presence in North America and how they influenced its history.

Fee: $20 for AF members, $35 for non-members

Level: Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2

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Art History
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ART HISTORY WORKSHOP – Monday, January 22nd


An Introduction to Art History: key movements and major artists starting with the Renaissance period.

The Art History Workshop : You like art? You want to learn more about French culture and history? If you do, enroll to our Art History Workshop!

Fee: $20 for AF members, $35 for non-members

Presented by Damien Bigot (Ecole du Louvre), in French, in a fresh and dynamic way.

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French on Stage
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

French on stage flyer Theatre Alliance Francaise de los Angeles workshop


Break the routine! Improve your French with theater games and see your imagination at work! Come and join Céleste for this monthly Theatre workshop!

Every last Monday of the month, come at the Alliance Française to practice your French in a new and fun way through theater exercices! Joie et bonne humeur seront au rendez-vous de ce nouveau Workshop!

For all levels.

Price: $20 for Members – $35 for non-members