The Alliance strives to provide a full range of activities for its members, students and guests: from French films to lectures to wine tastings and cooking classes, as well as art, photographic and didactic exhibits, and social events, including conversational get-togethers. For more details, call 713 526-1121
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
May 11 - June 3, 2018
Paris. 1904. Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. Humorous, contemplative and wholly imaginative, comedian and film star turned playwright Steve Martin’s play surprises and provokes. Jumping off from the notion that these two great men were close in age and in Paris at the same time, Martin leaps into a fantastical contemplation of what they might have discussed and who else might have joined them at the Lapin Agile bar. By Steve Martin, directed by Sanford Robbins, Hubbard Theatre. Suitable for ages 13 and up.
InterACT – Pre-Show Mixer & Show
Appetizers & Cocktails
Thursday, May 17
(Mixer @ 6:PM; Performance @ 7:30PM)
You are cordially invited to join us at the Alley Theatre’s InterACT, a complimentary pre-show reception on May 17th. Mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Mandola’s Catering. This event is $28 and includes theater ticket. Use promo code: FRENCH
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To purchase go to AlleyTheatre.org or call 713-220-5700,
Noon – 6pm, Monday through Sunday.
Ce qui nous lie
(Back To Burgundy)
Opens Friday, May 11th
Regal Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX.
After a decade abroad, Jean learns of his father’s failing health and returns to run the family vineyard with his strong-willed sister, Juliette, and his responsible younger brother, Jeremie. As four seasons and two harvests go by in picturesque Burgundy, the siblings have to reinvent their relationship and learn to trust each in this tender and finely-textured saga from acclaimed French director Cédric Klapisch (L’Auberge Espagnole). In French with English surtitles.
MFAH Jazz On Film
Les liaisons dangereuses
Sunday, June 10, 2018 5 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.
Roger Vadim wrote and directed this modern adaptation of the salacious 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Setting it in present day (late-1950s) France, Vadim’s version stars Gérard Philipe, Jeanne Moreau, and Annette Stroyberg. Today, it is hard to believe that the film was so scandalous as to be initially censored. The film's music by Thelonious Monk features recordings of his existing compositions at the time, with additional music by Duke Jordan recorded by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with Barney Wilen. In French with English surtitles.
Sunday, June 10, 2018 5 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Cannes Confidential: Debrief
Thursday, June 14 6:30
Reception and illustrated presentation
MFAH Film Curator Marian Luntz will return from her annual trip to Cannes to give us her always-fascinating, behind-the scenes debrief.
As always, the evening will include a reception featuring French cheeses and rosé, the un-official drink of the Cannes Film Festival!
There is no charge and all are invited.
427 Lovett Boulevard
Wednesday, June 20. 6:30
Murder By The Book
Our favorite author of mysteries set in Paris, Cara Black, returns to Houston with her latest book on Wednesday, June 20 at Murder by the Book. Cara is the author of the Aimée Leduc series of arrondissement-by-arrondissement Paris mysteries. Wine and cheese reception, reading and a special raffle for Alliance members.
Reading, Book Signing and Reception
At The Alliance Française
Continuing exhibition, Paris Intime, an exhibition of photographs by Susan Backes, who says "As an avid street photographer what particularly interests me are the quotidian activities in a large city. Paris lends itself to a more intimate view with its inherent cinematic backdrops and a certain air de romance."
Vente de livres
Take advantage of our vente de livres d’occasion (used book sale) at the Alliance. As we continue to clean out our shelves to make room for new acqusitions, we have a wide variety of used books on offer; text books, novels, history and children’s books, and more. And all books are priced at just $1. (Oui! Un dollar!)
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