Euro Night at The French Embassy

For the third consecutive year, the embassies of the European Union invite you to “Euro Night,” hosted by La Maison Française on Friday, September 17 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm! Throughout the evening, enjoy live music followed by dance mixes from DJ Jean Michel NYC, and take a cultural tour around Europe, feasting on national dishes and drinks from the open bars. More than 20 European Union embassies will showcase their culinary specialties and traditions during this festive event! Don’t miss this captivating and savory (once-a-year) European cultural journey, right here in the nation’s capital! WHAT: Euro Night 2010! WHEN: Friday, … Continue reading Euro Night at The French Embassy

La Journée de la Jupe: Skirt Day at La Maison Francaise

LA CINÉMATHÈQUE @ THE AVALON La Journée de la jupe / Skirt Day WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 AT 8PM Dear Friends of La Maison Française, On Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m., professor Isabelle Adjani is pushed over the edge and takes her students hostage – and the whole audience with it – during Skirt Day. “A ‘shock’ film, funny and tragic” – Le Monde After a five-year break, Isabelle Adjani returns to the screen with this astonishing performance, for which she received the 2010 ‘Best Actress’ César award! WHAT: La Journée de la jupe (Skirt Day) – details below In … Continue reading La Journée de la Jupe: Skirt Day at La Maison Francaise

Bastille Day at the French Embassy

Don’t get down and out with post-July 4th blues. Come celebrate France’s independence day of sorts at La Maison Francaise. SATURDAY, JULY 10 FROM 7PM – 12AM at La Maison Française Admission: – General: $85 ($45 tax deductible) – Benefactor: $150 ($110 tax deductible)* * Benefactor ticket will include a listing of your name in the evening’s program and on the official Bastille Day 2010 website. Dress code: Cocktail or 20’s era themed attire Tickets: http://www.InstantSeats.com “J’ai deux amours : mon pays et Paris” – Joséphine Baker Celebrate Bastille Day with us… and support a worthy cause! Continue reading Bastille Day at the French Embassy

7 short films on July 7 at 7pm

On Wednesday, July 7 at 7 p.m., La Cinémathèque @ La Maison Française is proud to screen seven wonderful French short films. Eccentric, funny, moving, and… short, some of these “little” gems have been selected by the most prestigious film competitions in the world! ================================================================= WHAT: Short films (details below) — Screened in French with English subtitles. WHEN: Wednesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. WHERE: La Maison Française, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW ADMISSION: $8; seniors/students: $5 – reservations REQUIRED Email philippe.berthier@diplomatie.gouv.fr and provide your surname, first name and include the total number of persons attending, with the … Continue reading 7 short films on July 7 at 7pm

Garden Party at the French Embassy

  WHAT: (details below) $5 in advance, $10 at the door; Children (10 years old and under): Free Food and beverages sold separately. TICKETS: http://www.InstantSeats.com MORE INFORMATION: http://www.HouseofFranceDC.org (under “Special Events”) The finale of the three-day Washington, DC Street Performance Festival, made possible by the Kennedy Center and the French-American Cultural Foundation, will be held on the grounds of the Embassy of France – see more than 40 shows throughout the day! Performances will include acts by jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, comedians, escape artists, a speelpan orchestra, a unicyclist, a spectacular flea circus and much more. Enjoy over 20 troupes from … Continue reading Garden Party at the French Embassy

Le Saint-Valentin at La Maison Francaise

On Saturday, February 13, La Maison Française and the French-American Cultural Foundation invite you to one of the most amorous evenings of the year! Join us for “La Saint-Valentin,” an unforgettable soirée, filled with passion, dance and romance! Throughout the evening, sip Champagne and French spirits from the open bar, indulge in a Parisian-style buffet and savor sumptuous deserts and patisseries. In addition, have your picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower and participate in a silent auction of one-of-a-kind items ranging from moderate to luxurious. This year’s raffle prize will include two round-trip tickets to Cancun, with hotel … Continue reading Le Saint-Valentin at La Maison Francaise