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Feb
13
Wed
15 Shades of Red at Eataly Boston
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In time for the most romantic day of the year, Eataly is premiering “15 Shades of Red,” starring everyone’s favorite celebrity couple: wine and chocolate!

On February 13, step up your Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day festivities with your main squeeze or best amici as you enjoy this food pairing made in heaven. That’s right: it’s an all-access wine and chocolate party in the heart of Eataly Boston!

Throughout the evening, you will explore 15 shades of red wine, from light rosés to robust Tuscans to decadent dessert wines. Pair your drinks with rich Italian chocolates crafted by our artisanal chocolatiers.

…we know. Is it February 13 yet? For just $50*, your ticket gives you full access to chocolate tastings and all 15 types of wine.

*Nota bene: Early-bird tickets are available in limited quantity until January 30 before they become $55 (full price).

Tickets are available for two two-hour periods, 6 – 8 pm and 7 – 9 pm.

Galentine’s Day Party @ OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!” – Leslie Knope

Galentine's Day at OAK Long Bar

OAK Long Bar is throwing a party for ladies to celebrate ladies the day before Valentine’s Day, popularly known as Galentine’s Day. On Wednesday, February 13, from 6:00–9:00 PM, join The Food Lens and OAK Long Bar + Kitchen for a Galentine’s Day soirée, a night of sipping, snacking, and sweets—all while supporting a local charity that serves homeless women.

Here’s how they’ll be honoring the ladies:

  • With a cheese & charcuterie spread from female purveyors
  • With a tasting of standout wines produced by lady vintners
  • With decadent hors d’oeuvres by OAK’s Executive Chef Graham Lockwood
  • With a sweets station composed by OAK’s Pastry Chef Lindsay Le Blanc
  • With a raw bar featuring live-shucked shellfish
  • With chances to win gift bags filled with pampering and indulging items from local women-owned businesses
  • With a photo booth to snap shots with your WCWs

…and more!

Tickets are $55 and include all food, two specialty cocktails, the wine tasting, and a charitable monetary donation. *OAK Long Bar will donate $10 from your ticket* to Women’s Lunch Place, a daytime shelter on Newbury Street offering a safe sanctuary, nutritious meals and critical support services for Boston women experiencing poverty and homelessness.

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!” – Leslie Knope. The holiday was created by the show “Parks and Recreation” and has since transcended the TV screen to become a beloved tradition of celebrating female friendships annually on February 13, whether that be your friend, sister, co-worker, mom, partner, or whoever!

ABOUT THE FOOD LENS
The Food Lens is a curated website that enables the culinarily curious to discover or rediscover Boston’s dining scene. Eternally curious and always hungry, female founders Molly Ford and Sarah Jesup have eaten their way through the city, culling the most authentic dining experiences Boston has to offer.

Feb
14
Thu
Apres Ski Festival at Eataly
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Step inside a cheerful Italian ski resort during Eataly’s popular Après Ski Festival Weekly Winter Happy Hour

Modeled after indulgent post-skiing festivities in Italy (essentially a lot of eating and drinking!), Après Ski is the perfect after-work or pre-dinner activity—essentially your go-to winter happy hour.

Festival-goers can sip beer, Italian wine, and other cold-weather favorites, such as vin brulé (a warm mulled wine from Piemonte). The comforting food is inspired by Italian Alps, including warm polenta, rustic housemade sausage, and savory cheese and meat pairings. And for dessert? They’ve got plenty of cannoli to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Escape the freezing streets, mingle with friends, jam out to a live DJ, and feast on seasonal Italian favorites at our cozy winter retreat!

GET TICKETS TO APRÈS SKI FESTIVAL

Find the fun on the second-floor mezzanine, just past the escalators at the Boylston Street doors. Après Ski Festival will be on every Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Save time and ensure your spot by getting tickets in advance!

INDIVIDUAL TOKENS| $5
Available for purchase day-of the event — Food and drink range from 1 to 2 tokens

ADVANCE TICKET BUNDLE | $30
Available for purchase today — 6 tokens total

Feb
15
Fri
French Eyes on Boston Painting Workshop at the French Cultural Center
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

French artist and Boston resident Marguerite Wibaux will lead a workshop on alla-prima, a technique made famous by Matisse.

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Marguerite will lead this fascinating workshop, which will begin with an explanation of the technique and a presentation of the model. The attendees will then be invited to pick up their brushes and produce their own portraits, alla-prima.  Easels, canvas, brushes and acrylic paint provided will be provided to all attendees.

About Marguerite Wimbaux

A member of the Center since 2017, Marguerite has quite the atypical career. After graduating with an MBA from the prestigious HEC Paris, Marguerite worked in advertising for the most-renowned French Maisons, from Cartier and Hermès to Van Cleef, Hennessy, the Italian Cavalli, and Armani.

These past experiences in the realm of couture translate into Marguerite’s art. There is a passion for patterns and an obsession with composition and structure, while staying true to the energy and character of her subjects.

The colorful diversity of Marguerite’s artwork is also influenced by her childhood. Marguerite was born in Argentina, and has lived in Peru, Italy, China, France, and the USA.

Currently, Marguerite’s pieces are commissioned and sent to galleries across the globe, from Milan to New York. 

To learn more, visit Marguerite’s website: https://margueritewibaux.com/

Feb
21
Thu
Apres Ski Festival at Eataly
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Step inside a cheerful Italian ski resort during Eataly’s popular Après Ski Festival Weekly Winter Happy Hour

Modeled after indulgent post-skiing festivities in Italy (essentially a lot of eating and drinking!), Après Ski is the perfect after-work or pre-dinner activity—essentially your go-to winter happy hour.

Festival-goers can sip beer, Italian wine, and other cold-weather favorites, such as vin brulé (a warm mulled wine from Piemonte). The comforting food is inspired by Italian Alps, including warm polenta, rustic housemade sausage, and savory cheese and meat pairings. And for dessert? They’ve got plenty of cannoli to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Escape the freezing streets, mingle with friends, jam out to a live DJ, and feast on seasonal Italian favorites at our cozy winter retreat!

GET TICKETS TO APRÈS SKI FESTIVAL

Find the fun on the second-floor mezzanine, just past the escalators at the Boylston Street doors. Après Ski Festival will be on every Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Save time and ensure your spot by getting tickets in advance!

INDIVIDUAL TOKENS| $5
Available for purchase day-of the event — Food and drink range from 1 to 2 tokens

ADVANCE TICKET BUNDLE | $30
Available for purchase today — 6 tokens total

Feb
24
Sun
Ellie Fund’s Red Carpet Gala at Fairmont Copley Plaza
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Didn’t get your invite to the Oscars? It’s just as well because the Ellie Fund is hosting their 23rd Annual Red Carpet Gala the same evening with an epic awards watching party and tasting event.

On Sunday, February 24th, head on over to the Fairmont Copley Plaza to join Boston’s top movers & shakers in a celebration of film, philanthropy and food from some of the city’s best chefs. You’ll have the chance to meet Stefano Zimei of Chopps American Bar & GrillDelio Susi of SulmonaPatrick McRell of Our FathersTatiana Rosana of Outlook at the EnvoySean MacAlpine of City TableStan Hilbert owner of ForageEfe Onoglu of Nahita and Brian Mercury of Oak + Rowan.

In addition to the chef stations, there’ll be a cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, streaming of the awards show straight from Hollywood, dancing and live music. The night is all in support of the nonprofit’s mission to help breast cancer patients with transportation, light housekeeping, grocery assistance and more. Tickets are $300 per person, and you can reserve an entire table if you’ve got a group of eight — get more details and find the tickets this way.

Photos and text from Boston Chefs

Feb
27
Wed
Pizza with the Pros at Eataly Boston
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Pizza with the Pros: Troy Brown vs. Ted Johnson

Join Eataly Boston at La Pizza & La Pasta for an exciting event series as Italian culinary traditions and New England’s love of sports combine!

For this event, Troy Brown (former Patriots player) and a Ted Johnson (former Patriots player) will trade their jerseys for pizzaioli (pizza maker) aprons and step up to our authentic Neapolitan wood-fired ovens. Two of New England’s most decorated athletes will put their pizza-making skills to the test and compete for the title of “Best Pizzaioli Pro!”  At the end of the night, guests can taste and vote for their favorite pizza as well as meet and have their photo taken with the guest athletes.

Can’t make it to the event? Don’t worry! For the rest of the month, each athlete’s pizza will be featured on La Pizza & La Pasta’s menu for you to come by and try.

And the best part is portions of proceeds from tickets and pizza sales will go to each athlete’s charity of choice: The Pan-Mass Challenge benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute chosen by Troy Brown and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund chosen by Ted Johnson.

Your ticket includes:

  • A chance to meet the star athletes
  • Special chef’s choice of antipasto
  • Two types of gourmet wood-fired pizzas crafted by each athlete
  • The opportunity to witness an entire pizza-making showdown and vote on your favorite pizza at the end of the night!
Feb
28
Thu
Apres Ski Festival at Eataly
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Step inside a cheerful Italian ski resort during Eataly’s popular Après Ski Festival Weekly Winter Happy Hour

Modeled after indulgent post-skiing festivities in Italy (essentially a lot of eating and drinking!), Après Ski is the perfect after-work or pre-dinner activity—essentially your go-to winter happy hour.

Festival-goers can sip beer, Italian wine, and other cold-weather favorites, such as vin brulé (a warm mulled wine from Piemonte). The comforting food is inspired by Italian Alps, including warm polenta, rustic housemade sausage, and savory cheese and meat pairings. And for dessert? They’ve got plenty of cannoli to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Escape the freezing streets, mingle with friends, jam out to a live DJ, and feast on seasonal Italian favorites at our cozy winter retreat!

GET TICKETS TO APRÈS SKI FESTIVAL

Find the fun on the second-floor mezzanine, just past the escalators at the Boylston Street doors. Après Ski Festival will be on every Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Save time and ensure your spot by getting tickets in advance!

INDIVIDUAL TOKENS| $5
Available for purchase day-of the event — Food and drink range from 1 to 2 tokens

ADVANCE TICKET BUNDLE | $30
Available for purchase today — 6 tokens total

Mar
5
Tue
Francophonie 2019: Launch Celebration
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Francophonie 2019: Launch Celebration @ French Cultural Center

Mix and mingle with Boston’s Francophones at the French Cultural Center

March is le mois de la Francophonie! Join the French Cultural Center as they celebrate the launch of this annual celebration of the French language and Francophone cultures. This is a great opportunity to meet Boston’s Francophone institutions and sample delicious drinks and light bites from their respective cultures!

Come meet representatives from business, governments, and nonprofits and learn more about their community offerings, calendar of events, travels, studies, and work and visa programs.

Come one, come all for what promises to be a festive evening!

FREE – RSVP REQUIRED

Mar
12
Tue
An Evening with Renée Fleming at French Cultural Center
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for an intimate dinner and conversation with renowned opera and Broadway star Renée Fleming.

About Renée Fleming

COVER_briottetRenée Fleming is one of the most highly-acclaimed singers of our time. Winner of four Grammy® awards, she was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2013. In 2014, she became the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Renée earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her recent tour schedule has included concerts in New York, London, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, and Beijing. She is heard on the soundtracks of the Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and as the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the film of the best-selling novel Bel Canto. As Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, she spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health focused on music, health, and neuroscience.

Renée’s most recent album Renée Fleming: Broadway was released in September by Decca. She has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock, jazz, and the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings. Among Renée’s awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and Sweden’s Polar Music Prize.

http://www.reneefleming.com

About Mosaïque

COVER_briottetCultural programs are at the core of the French Cultural Center’s mission to promote the vibrant growth of Francophone cultures and the French language in New England. From art exhibits, concerts, and film screenings to author talks and children’s workshops, we continually seek to welcome experts in various cultural fields to provide a window onto the diverse cultures of the Francophone world.

Support Cultural Programming in Boston

Gifts made in honor of the Mosaïque Award Ceremony are 100% tax-deductible and provide critical support for cultural programming at the French Cultural Center.

Make checks payable to: French Cultural Center
Mail to: French Cultural Center
Attn: Joyce Grippen, Director of Development 
53 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116


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