Festival de la Francophonie - Soirée commune • Kick-Off Evening

Food and Music from Around the World!

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Friday, March 08, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
54 W. Chicago Avenue
$20 Admission / $10 Students / Free 5 years and under

  All age event / ID required

Get your passport stamped!

Enjoy food and libations from Belgium, Canada, Congo, France, Haiti, Quebec, Romania and Vietnam offered by our partners, the French-speaking consulates, governments and associations of Chicago. And what better way to work off the extra calories than by dancing to the sound of French swing music with Le Percolateur?  Or belt out your own version of La Vie en Rose and let your inner Céline Dion bust loose during the Karaoke de la Francophonie, back by popular demand. Prizes for the braves!

 Que la fête commence!

A special thank you to Café des Architectes, Bistrot Zinc, Chez Moi & Bistronomic for their generosity.


La francophonie, c’est tous ceux et celles qui parlent français dans le monde: 220 million de locuteurs en provenance de 32 pays sur 5 continents.

La francophonie, c’est un lieu de partage, un espace de solidarité dans l’humanisme, la démocratie et le respect de la diversité des cultures.

La francophonie, c’est le passé mais aussi le futur. Aujourd’hui, une personne sur 32 parle français; en 2050, une personne sur 13 le parlera, soit 700 millions de locuteurs.


La francophonie, it’s 220 million speakers from 32 countries over 5 continents.

La francophonie, it’s a place where people of different provenance come to share in the spirit of democracy and respect for cultural diversity.

La francophonie, it’s the past but also the future. Today one out of 32 speak French in the world ; in 2050, one out of 13 will, for a total of 700 francophones !

Get your passport and travel around the world without having to leave the tarmac... or go through airport security! Take part in our month-long carnival of French-speaking culture right here at the Alliance Française de Chicago. Mark these dates and check our website for the most up-to-date information!

Most programs are free, enter via 54 W. Chicago unless otherwise indicated.

Le Festival de la Francophonie is sponsored by Dish, TV5MONDE and Le Centre de la Francophonie

TV5MONDE presents exclusive screenings of the most  recent and classic French films with notable actors and directors - all subtitled in English! Enjoy many U.S. premieres and films widely acclaimed around the world. TV5MONDE is available on cable and satellite.

For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070
Please note that registrations for cultural programs are non-refundable.

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