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Sep
12
Thu
Fall Open House at the French Cultural Center
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Discover all that the French Cultural Center has to offer.

C’est la rentrée ! The French Cultural Center invites all French speakers, Francophiles, and French-at-heart to join them for their annual Open House. Get a taste of their exciting offerings and take a sneak peek at the fall season. Sip on French wine and savor tasty treats. Come in, mingle, and discover a little piece of France right in the heart of Boston! 

This event is free. No prior experience with French is necessary. An RSVP is recommended but walk-ins are welcome. 

About this Event

BROWSE THE LIBRARY

Check out the latest arrivals, learn more about upcoming library programs, and visit their book sale with a large variety of books ready for your own personal French library.

EXPLORE CLASSES

Take a placement test and register for a fall class- at a discount! Meet their teachers and learn more about their classes for kids, teens, and adults. 

DISCOVER OUR COMMUNITY

Join or renew your membership and explore their member perks and member-exclusive events.  All those who join at the event will receive a free giveaway!  

HAVE FUN

Enjoy complimentary refreshments (guests +21 receive 2 drink tickets/each), a mini wine tasting, a French conversation corner, tours in English and French, and BINGO with prizes.  They truly have something for every Francophile!  

TAKE A TOUR

Explore the beautiful historic brownstone with a guided tour- in English or en français. You’ll even get a sneak peek into their newly renovated space! 

6:00 PM Tour in French
6:10 PM Tour in English
6:30 PM Tour in French
6:40 PM Tour in English
7:00 PM Tour in French
7:10 PM Tour in English

Sep
20
Fri
Art on Science, 26 Études Opening Reception at French Cultural Center
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center and the Boston / Strasbourg Sister City Association for a gallery opening.

“In the fields of science and art, new paradigms emerge only when we dare to go beyond what is established.” – Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts University, Biomedical Engineering 

The French Cultural Center is exploring science as the catalyst for artistic expression and art as the catalyst for scientific observation! Join them for the launch of their fall cultural programs with an intriguing gallery opening presented in partnership with the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association. The gallery opening will include a reception with light refreshments.

Free and open to the public, registration required.

Event in English with French transcripts.  

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Art on Science: 26 études (AS26) is a collaborative international art project sponsored by the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association (BSSCA) that crosses the lines between art, science, and culture. Thirteen artists from Boston and Strasbourg each were paired with scientists from their home city to explore a scientific theme. The result? A testament to the power of curiosity and creativity and 52 incredible works of art accompanied by written scientific commentaries.

Artists took tours of laboratories. Scientists made studio visits. Some pairs worked shoulder-to-shoulder with live specimens, while others communicated virtually to share ideas and resources. Come explore the fields of art and science with us as we unveil these intriguing works!

Sep
21
Sat
Fall Concert: Voice and Guitar at the French Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The French Cultural Center presents an evening of French and Bostonian composers.

American artists Matthew Hoch (baritone) and Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitar) present an Art Song Recital by French and American composers, including a world premiere by Boston composer Francine Trester.

The concert is a journey from a poetic French café and countryside, to the gardens and landscapes of Spain and America. This concert marks the celebration of Larget-Caplan’s recent award from the Société Académique Arts–Sciences–Lettres. It will be a dramatic and intimate event by two splendid artists.

Composers: Reynaldo Hahn, Roland Dyens, Joaquin Rodrigo, John Cage, Matyas Seiber, and Francine Trester.  

Sep
27
Fri
Wines from Alsace at the French Cultural Center
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a wine  tasting and dinner with La Voile.

Epicureans rejoice! To kick-off the French Cultural Center’s season of wine tastings, they will explore the lovely wines of Alsace with a wine tasting, followed by a separate three-course pairing dinner.

Come discover the lesser-known wines of Alsace, presented by Alexandre Sojfer, Resident Sommelier at La Voile and 1855 Bar à Vins. Alex will share his expertise working with vineyards from Alsace and why this region’s grounds are so prolific yet less available to the American market than other varietals.

Event in English. Advance RSVP strongly recommended. The general tasting is a standing event – this is not a sit-down seminar. Please email culture@frenchculturalcenter.org to request a seat/chair, if needed.

The following dinner is a sit-down three-course dinner in the French Cultural Center’s Library.