culture and events

Each month, we offer our members and students social and cultural activities as well as events dealing with French culture.

French Table, wine and cheese Tastings, Lectures, Concerts, Movie nights, Book Club, Quiz nights, Bastille Day and special events.

Members always have discounts for those cultural events and activities.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, June 17, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie
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    Newsroom: le Point de l'Actu

    Join the Newsroom and talk about topical subjects. In a friendly atmosphere, we will discuss recent events happening around the world.

    The participants will try to understand those events while reviewing the vocabulary of the news and politics in French.

    This event will occur every other week.
    Next one : Monday, June 17th at 12:30 pm.
    Do not hesitate to bring your own lunch with you!

    Members and Non-members : $10

    • Friday, June 21, 2019
    • 8:00 PM

    The Alliance Française presents... La Fête de la Musique!

    Fête de la Musique is a very important cultural event in France, known as
    Make Music Day
    , or World Music Day. It is celebrated every year on June 21st.
    The first all-day musical celebration on the day of the summer solstice was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and by Maurice Fleuret.
    It was first celebrated in Paris in 1982. Music Day later became celebrated all around the world.

    This year, the Alliance Française de Philadelphie invites you to participate in its Karaoke Night at Le Pain Quotidien, 1425 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19102.

    Food and drinks will be available.
    You pay for what you eat and drink!

    Come sing and celebrate the first day of summer in a friendly atmosphere!
    " Music is the universal language of mankind " – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 25, 2019
    • 4:30 PM

    Schedule :

    • Introduction to French - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Beginner (French 1&2) - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Intermediate & Advanced (French 3 & up) - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Cost: $350

    Information here

    • Saturday, July 06, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:15 PM

    5-6 years old→ 9:30am - 10:30am

    7-10 years old→ 10:40am - 12:00pm

    11-14 years old→ 12:45pm - 2:15pm

    Price : $20 per session

    Information here

    • Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sofitel Hotel - Liberté Lounge

    Join us every second Tuesday of the month for an Apéro Français!
    Résultats de recherche d'images pour « picto verre de vin »
    The event takes place at the Sofitel Hotel, at the Liberté Lounge. Make new acquaintances and share the latest tips on travel, movies and events by joining our French conversation and cocktail hour. Each of our prior soirées has been a charming gathering of current and former students as well as native speakers of French.
    You pay only for what you drink and eat!

    • Sunday, July 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • La Peg, 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19106


    Sunday, July 14,  At 6:00 pm

     La Peg

     Fringe Arts Building 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    $110  members / $140 non-members

    Passed hors d'oeuvres & Buffet dinner by Peter Woolsey from Bistrot La Minette, Wine & Beer.

    French themed entertainment : Performance by John Jarboe and his musicians.

    Silent Auction and Raffle of Two Round-Trip tickets to Paris on Delta Airlines

    Raffle: 1 Ticket: $5 / 5 Tickets: $20


    In 2008, Peter opened Bistrot La Minette in Queen's Village. Six years and many accolades later, Bistrot La Minette has flourished allowing Peter to begin work on his next venture: La Peg.

    In the late 1990s, he began his professional career cooking at the Sun Valley Resort and New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. In 2000, Peter moved to France to study pastry at Le Cordon Bleu. In Paris, Peter worked for the world famous three-star Michelin restaurant, Lucas Carton, under Alain Senderens and Frederic Robert. In 2002, he moved back to Philadelphia working at Georges Perrier’s Le Mas Perrier before heading to the renowned Striped Bass under Alfred Portale and Chris Lee.

    LA PEG

    La Peg is a contemporary brasserie located inside the FringeArts building in Old City Philadelphia across from the Race Street Pier. The dining room is dramatic with 45-foot ceilings with large windows to match that give every diner incredible views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Designed by Groundswell Design, the industrial interior pays homage to the building’s history as a high-pressure pump station for the Philadelphia fire department. The food is casual French inspired small plates with options for the curious as well as the non-adventurous.


    John Jarboe is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving your revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, transforming opera, cabaret, and live performance, making work that will make you sing, dance, and question.


    There are two convenient lots within two city blocks of La Peg. There is also surprisingly ample street parking on Delaware Avenue and the surrounding Old City neighborhood. If you do get a meter that requires quarters, La Peg always keep and ample amount of quarters on hand. 

    One of the easiest ways to get to La Peg is with a taxi or ride service such as Uber or Lyft.



    La Peg validates parking at the Parkominium on 2nd street for $11.

     Our current donors (and more to come!) :

    Academy of Natural Sciences - Academy of Vocal Arts - Adventure Aquarium - Ballet X - Barre3 Fitness Studio - Bibou - Blondie & Ginger Hair Studio - Boiron - Cornerstone - Delta Airlines - Downtown Cheese - EFIP - Franklin Fountain - Healing Space Acupuncture and Wellness - Helium Comedy Club - Home Grown - Institut de Français - J'aime Bakery - Jean's Cafe - Judy Dobbs Reflexology - L'Occitane en Provence - La Colombe - Lantern Theater - LashBee - Le Pain Quotidien - Le Saint Chocolate - Little House Shop - Longwood Gardens - Millenium Art Gallery - Moore Brothers - Moulin Rouge Paris - Mural Arts - Petanque America - Philadelphia Flyers - Philadelphia Magic Gardens - Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia Orchestra - Philadelphia Theater Company - Pierre Coulon Guest House New Orleans - Rumble - Shofuso House - The Bellevue - The Bercy - The Union League - Travel Bootik - Treetop Quest - Trois Petits Cochons

    Individual donors :

    Bill Craig - Catherine Kosman - Cecil Jones - Daniele Grossman - Delphine Lawrence - Ellen Rosen - Kevin Arceneaux - Lynn Miller - Martine Chauvet - Michael Scullin - Monique Laird - Nancy Gabel - Patrick Gauthron - Terry Dolan - Zabeth Teelucksingh - Philippe Poirier

    All interested attendees please register here, or contact us by e-mail at or phone at 215-735-5283.

    • Saturday, July 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie


    Immersion Courses represent six hours of intensive work with one subject area and are geared toward conversation with reviews of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
    Four levels of classes are offered on the same day: beginner, basic, intermediate and advanced.
    If you have never had French before your level is beginner.
    If you are enrolled in a class at the Alliance Française, you can find your level easily:
      101 = beginner
    102-106 = basic
    201-206 = intermediate
    301+ = advanced

    If you have never taken an immersion or regular class with us, and you are not a beginner, you will need to take a placement test to find your level. The placement test can be taken online (you can find the link on the courses page of our website) or you can call our office (215-735-5283) or stop by our office in person and take the placement test that way.

    The cost is $150 including material and lunch (Hoagie + Fruits + Sweets).
    Coffee or tea will be waiting for you at your arrival!

    • Saturday, July 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 265 S Broad St, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107

    "Le Petit Prince” by Alliance Française and Ballet X

    Saturday, July 20


    6:30 pm: Pre-show reception at the Alliance Française.

    8:00 pm: Show at THE WILMA THEATER
    265 S Broad Street (Broad & Spruce Streets)
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, presents Summer Series 2019, featuring the World Premiere of The Little Prince – a full-length ballet by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, 2019 recipient of the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.

    Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of adventure and enlightenment, Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince is a ballet for the whole family, sure to delight the imagination of children and adults alike.

    Composer Peter Salem, best known for his soundtrack work on the BBC TV series Call the Midwife, will perform original music live onstage as a one-man band, alongside the dancers.

Alliance Française de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 735-5283
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