Book presentation and signing

Friday, April 17, 2015 07:00 pm
Née à Paris, Olivia Rosenthal  a publié dix récits. «On n'est pas là pour disparaitre» a reçu lePrix Wepler Fondation La Poste 2007. "On n'est pas là pour disparaître"part du portrait d'un...

Sortie Norton Simon Museum

Sunday, May 17, 2015 02:00 pm
Sorry: SOLD OUT Join us for this special exhibition of  "Tête-à-tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay" 2pm: Visite libre de l 'exposition 3pm: Rendez-vous à la cafétéria pour une...

Book reading

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 07:00 pm
City Secrets Paris:  The Essential Insider’s Guide By Carolyn Campbell, Lea Endres and George Stoll City Secrets Paris brings together the recommendations of artists, writers, historians,...

Fêtons le14 juillet en beauté à l’Athenaeum!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:00 pm


Friday, September 18, 2015 07:00 pm
"French media after Charlie Hebdo" Presented by Guillaume Serina, founder and CEO of France USA Media, a multimedia company based in Los Angeles which covers US news in French for newspapers (Le Point,...

Fundraising Concert

Saturday, September 26, 2015 07:00 pm
The Alliance Française de Pasadena in collaboration with The Luckman fine arts complex presents a spectacular and unprecedented fundraising concert: Brigitte, Platinum-selling French indie...

Table Ronde: “Human” de Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Friday, October 23, 2015 07:00 pm
Venez discuter du tout nouveau documentaire de Yann Arthus-Bertrand, qui fait la une actuellement en France. La discussion sera animée par notre nouvelle stagiaire, Lucile, qui vous présentera des...

Noël en Alsace

Friday, December 4, 2015 07:00 pm
  L’Alsace, petite région dans l’est de la France, est connue pour ses traditions pendant la période de Noël. Ses rites, ses décorations magiques, son ambiance conviviale, ses gourmandises et ses...

L’Exploration Titan par la mission Cassini-Huygens

Friday, January 8, 2016 07:00 pm
L'Alliance Française de Pasadena et le Service Science et Technologie du Consulat Français de Los Angeles vous invitent à un café des sciences en français  "L'Exploration de Titan par la mission...

Naissance de la cuisine française

Saturday, February 6, 2016 05:00 pm
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Présentée par Jean-Claude Carron, Doctorat ès Lettres, University of Geneva, Switzerland and Professor, Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA. Cette présentation tâchera de montrer où,...

Groupe de lecture

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 01:00 pm
 The book of  the month for March is Mersault, contre- enquête de Kamel  Daoud. The bookclub meets every third Tuesday of each month at 1pm. For more information, please contact Anne...


Friday, April 1, 2016 07:00 pm
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"Les Souvenirs", comédie dramatique de Jean-Paul Rouve, avec Michel Blanc,  Annie Cordy et Jean-Paul Rouve, 2015. Lorsque sa grand-mère de 85 ans disparait un jour de sa maison de retraite, Romain,...

Proust s’en va-t-en-guerre

Friday, April 15, 2016 07:00 pm
Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu is a war novel too many readers still ignore. In the Shadow of Young Girls was awarded the Goncourt prestigious literary prize in 1919 as France...

Find the French NEW DATE

Friday, May 20, 2016 07:00 pm
Alliance Française de Pasadena
"Find the French" has moved to MAY 20! too many of you said they wanted to attend but were not able to, due to spring break and family commitments. Join us for this special event and put your senses to...

Lecture: “Charles Perrault et les contes de la mère l’oye”

Friday, June 3, 2016 07:00 pm
"Charles Perrault et les contes de la mère l'oye" Presented by CatherineDonoghue, professor at California State University Los Angeles. Catherine nous parlera de Charles Perrault et des Contes de la...
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Speak Dating

Friday, July 15, 2016 07:00 pm
Join us for this "socializing with a twist"  evening! A little bit of wine to untwist your tongue and you will be on a roll... Lieu: Alliance Française de Pasadena Free event for members/$10 for...

Lecture: “French presidential elections versus American presidential elections”

Friday, September 16, 2016 07:00 pm
Presented by Guillaume Serina, U.S. correspondent for French Media. CEO France USA...

Lecture: L’Horloge atomique

Friday, November 18, 2016 07:00 pm
Alliance Française de Pasadena
Les horloges atomiques - Atomic Clocks Une conférence d’Eric Burt, membre sénior au JPL à Pasadena, pour le Café des sciences Clocks are ubiquitous in the history of the human race.  They have...

Holiday Wine Tasting and Food Pairing SOLD OUT

Friday, December 2, 2016 07:00 pm
Let's kick off the holidays with a joyful wine tasting and food pairing! Our sommelier is Sylvain Flaure from Winery to Consumers and co-owner of Château Franc Patarabet, Saint Emilion Grand Cru. What a...

Provence: a land of historical, cultural and artistic encounters

Friday, February 24, 2017 07:00 pm
Alliance Française de Pasadena
Claude Blanc, a retired professor of French cultural studies at the University of Aix-Marseille III, will recount how Provence, thanks to its exceptional geographical situation, has long been a passageway...


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00 pm
French Déjeuner at Paul Martin's American Grill,  455 S. Lake Ave.,Pasadena. Contact Paulette for a mandatory reservation. Lunch starts at noon sharp. CASH ONLY- NO EXCEPTIONS NOT A MEMBER YET ? SIGN...

“Le regard /la lecture politique de Rithy Panh”

Thursday, April 20, 2017 07:00 pm
Alliance Française de Pasadena
« Le regard /la lecture politique de Rithy Panh :  L’adaptation filmique d’ Un Barrage contre le Pacifique de Marguerite Duras » Dr. Panivong Norindr, Professor of French and Comparative...

Next Pause Café

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 09:15 am
Let's take a longer monthly coffee break to replenish from our busy lives! Butter croissants, pains au chocolat, pains aux raisins dipped in a  fresh cup of yummy!! But there's even more:  get...

“Colette et ses Sortilèges”

Friday, May 19, 2017 07:00 pm
Par Dr. Michèle Druon, Emerita Professor of French, California State University, Fullerton On réévalue aujourd’hui l’œuvre de Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) dans ses multiples dimensions –...

Book Club

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 01:00 pm
Alliance Française de Pasadena
The book for the month of June  is "Le diable vert" by Muriel Cerf. The book club meets every third Tuesday of each month at 1pm. For more information, please contact Anne Jose, Free for members|...

Défilé de Mode-French Runway Show

Friday, June 23, 2017 05:00 pm
Alliance Française de Pasadena 232 N. Lake Ave. Suite 105 Pasadena
Join us for an unprecedented Défilé de Mode featuring French fashion from Walker /Viden luxury consignment! This special runway show will feature renowned brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint...

Bastille Day Dinner

Friday, July 14, 2017 05:30 pm
Let's celebrate Bastille Day with a French Dinner at Café Bizou, 91 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena. Contact Paulette for a mandatory reservation. CASH ONLY- NO EXCEPTIONS NOT A MEMBER YET ? SIGN UP HERE...

Tournoi de Pétanque

Sunday, September 24, 2017 05:00 pm
Join us for an unprecedented "Tournoi de Pétanque" at Arlington Garden in Pasadena. Enter the competition or just be a spectator, either way you will have a blast and get an authentic French...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00 pm
French Déjeuner at Pacific Seafood Grill,  230 S. Lake Ave.,Pasadena. Contact Marie-Claire for a mandatory reservation. Lunch starts at noon sharp. CASH ONLY- NO EXCEPTIONS NOT A MEMBER YET ?...
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Book club

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 01:00 pm
The book for the month of October  is "Petit Pays" de Gael Faye The book club meets every third Tuesday of each month at 1pm. For more information, please contact Sylvie Free for members| $2 for...
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Les débuts du cinéma français

Friday, October 20, 2017 07:00 pm
Let's travel back in time and take a journey through the history of French cinema. In this part 1, we will go all the way back to the very beginning of film making, starting with "Les frères Lumières" to...

Art exhibition

Sunday, October 22, 2017 04:00 pm
Régine Verougstraete is an artist and book writer. Her art will be displayed until November 22,2017. Paintings are available for sale. Just inquire with Fanchon or Nicole Read more...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00 pm
French Déjeuner at Green Street Restaurant, 146 Shoppers Ln.,Pasadena Contact Marie-Claire for a mandatory reservation. Lunch starts at noon sharp. CASH ONLY- NO EXCEPTIONS NOT A MEMBER YET ? SIGN...
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What’s French for christmas?

Friday, December 1, 2017 06:30 pm
Let's have fun while enjoying some delicious goodies this holiday season! Just guess which product is French and which one's not and voilà! The person who guesses the most will win a gift basket full...
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Hollywood Art and Movie Awards SOLD OUT

Friday, January 26, 2018 11:00 am
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT On January 26, 2018, The Alliance Française de Pasadena will host the closing night for the Hollywood Arts and Movie Awards, the international festival of independent film...


Thursday, March 15, 2018 07:00 pm
It's movie night at the Alliance Française de Pasadena! Watch Trailer   RSVP here FREE FOR MEMBERS/ $2 FOR...
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Sunday, March 18, 2018 10:00 am
DÉPAYSER” ART EXHIBITION The French language consists of many words that cannot be translated neatly into English. “Dépayser” describes the fundamental experience of leaving your comfort zone: that...

Pause Café

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 09:15 am
This March 27th, join us and learn the art of dipping "tartines" in your coffee. This traditional French breakfast consists of tartines, which are long slices of fresh baguette smeared with delicious French...

Lecture: Alterity in question

Thursday, April 19, 2018 07:00 pm
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Soirée Apéritif: l’heure verte

Sunday, May 20, 2018 05:00 pm
Want to end the weekend on a happy note? Join us for l’heure verte: the green hour, better known as Happy Hour! During the Belle Epoque, absinthe was a popular drink in bars, cafés and cabarets....
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Pause café

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 09:15 am
The classic buttery, flaky croissant is a true symbol of French gastronomy but again not all croissants are made equally. For our next "déjeuner gourmand," on Tuesday, May 22, we will treat you to an...
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Conférence: Memoires de Guerre

Thursday, May 24, 2018 07:00 pm
Conférence en français présentée par Jacqueline Tascher, membre du comité des directeurs de L'Alliance Française de Pasadena Jacqueline Tascher avait 17 ans quand la deuxième guerre mondiale a...
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Club de Scrabble

Thursday, May 31, 2018 07:00 pm
Looking for a little challenge and some fun in French?  Join us for our new "Club de Scrabble" on May 31! Free for members| $2 for non members due at the door Sign up here NOT A MEMBER YET ? SIGN...


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 pm
Our next French déjeuner will be at at Faubourg,  74 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre Contact Marie-Claire for a mandatory reservation. Lunch starts at noon sharp. CASH ONLY- NO...
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Book club

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 01:00 pm
The book for the month of June 2018  is "Villa des femmes" de Charif Majdalani "Tel était leur train de vie, et j'ignore si Marie finit par aimer Skandar. En tout cas, elle avait mis ses marques partout...
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Tournoi de Pétanque

Sunday, June 24, 2018 04:00 pm
Our first "Tournoi de Pétanque", last September, was so popular that we've decided to do it again! The best part is, whether you are a watcher or a player, you WILL HAVE FUN! Reserve here to enter the...