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Jan
30
Thu
Eat Well, Live Well, in English and en français at the French Cultural Center
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a cooking and wellness women’s workshop.

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a discussion and cooking workshop, en français and in English. The discussion will include ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Aprons, ingredients, and kitchenware will be provided. Please note, this event is intended for women only.

On the Menu:
Entrée: Soupe de légumes et croûtons
Plat de résistance: Pavé de saumon sur son lit de poireaux
Dessert: Salade de fruits de saison et son rocher coco

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Feb
1
Sat
La Chandeleur at the French Cultural Center
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meet and mingle with other Francophiles while celebrating La Chandeleur!

Also called Crêpe Day, la Chandeleur is a French holiday during which people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cidre. Though la Chandeleur is often associated with the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, it actually stems from pagan traditions. And, of course, there is the traditional coin ritual: if you can flip a crêpe while holding a coin in your other hand, you and your family will not have to worry about financial problems. There is even a fun legend that ties Napoleon’s misfortune with his time in Russia with the flipping of the crêpes!

The French Cultural Center will observe this popular holiday with crêpes and a variety of delicious toppings. All ages are invited and welcome to attend!

Please note: When you register for a family, you are registering per family. You will be required to answer a question on the number of family members that will attend.

Early RSVP recommended.

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Feb
7
Fri
“Paris Via Boston” Concert at the French Cultural Center
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a musical trip to Paris from Boston in 3 acts.

This event features an international lineup of musicians exploring a French and Bostonian repertoire through piano, clarinet, and vocal performance.

A highlight of the concert is the US premiere of contemporary French composer Jean-Pierre Armanet’s composition ‘The T’, dedicated to our historic subway, the oldest in North America.

The program also includes music for clarinet and piano by Poulenc, Debussy and a dramatic solo cantata by Berlioz, all performed by graduates of the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, which was founded by a Frenchman.

Presented in partnership with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative.

Program:
Jean-Pierre ArmanetThe ‘T’, suite for solo piano, US Premiere (2017)

intermission
Francis Poulenc: Clarinet and Piano Sonata, op. 184 (1962)

Claude DebussyPremière rhapsodie for clarinet and piano, L. 116, (1909-1910)
intermission
Hector BerliozLa Mort de Cléopatre, solo cantata, H. 36,  (1829)

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