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April 2020

April Dinner

April 6 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rooster’s Fondren, 2906 N. State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
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Join us at Rooster's for our monthly dinner.

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May 2020

FRENCH WINE: AN INTRODUCTION AND TASTING TOUR

May 22 | 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Zoom
Free

What you’re drinking when you drink French wine: An introduction and tasting tour with wine educator Jessica Green in conversation with Pamela Druckerman AFJ members are invited to this online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. Pamela will be talking with wine educator Jessica Green about what makes French wines special, and what you…

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Is Lyon the Birthplace of French Cooking?

May 29 | 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Zoom

Pamela Druckerman interviews chef and author Bill Buford AFJ members are invited to this free online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. In the 45-minute Zoom meeting, Pamela will discuss French cooking with Bill Buford, best-selling author of Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret…

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June 2020

Coping, resisting, collaborating: Artists and intellectuals in Nazi-occupied Paris with Alan Riding

June 5 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Online

Pamela Druckerman interviews Alan Riding AFJ members are invited to this free online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. When German tanks rolled into Paris in 1940, they took over the cultural center of the Western world. It was the era of Picasso and Piaf, Sartre and Malraux, Colette and Némirovsky. And it was…

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French Versus American Food Rules, and What That Reveals About Us

June 12 | 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Pamela Druckerman talks with Claude Fischler and Guillemette Faure about the unspoken rules of French dinner parties, the nature of eating in each country, and why French and Americans have so many misunderstandings at the table. AFJ members are invited to this free online session hosted by Pamela Druckerman via Zoom from Paris, as part of her popular Pandemonium U series of educational sessions on Zoom. The session is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises. Pamela and her guests…

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July 2020

BASTILLE DAY BYOW&C

July 14 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Pull out your French flags and bring your favorite wine and cheese to join AFJ in a virtual Bastille Day celebration. We'll test your knowledge of French language and culture with some fun trivia questions and of course, sing La Marseillaise (you can review the lyrics here). Don't forget to dress in your French-iest clothing! This event will take place on Zoom. Use the form below to register. You will be sent a link for the meeting on Tuesday afternoon.…

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August 2020

Secrets and History of the Paris Métro

August 13 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Join Alliance Française de DuPage Vice-President Charles Coulon as he takes a deep dive into the Paris Métro system. Charles, who lived in Paris and is bilingual French-English, is an acknowledged Métro expert and knows the grid and its history like no one else.

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Hidden Secrets of Paris with Oliver Gee

August 22 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
Free

Saturday, August 22 1:00 p.m. CDT presented by the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA In English Oliver Gee, the host of the popular Paris podcast The Earful Tower has lived in Paris since 2015. His podcast has 60,000 downloads per month and was recently lauded by the New York Times as a great way to travel by ear. He recently published his first book, Paris On Air, a memoir telling the often laugh-out-loud stories from his past five years in…

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September 2020

La Table Française

September 19 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Speakers of all levels of French are welcome at our Saturday conversation group, where a variety of topics are discussed.

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Le Cercle des Amis Conversation Group

September 24 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
Free for AFJ members

Join us on Thursdays for lively conversation.

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