We are thrilled to provide you with exciting events celebrating Morocco as part of the Mois de la Francophonie (Month of Francophonie), a period dedicated to highlight Francophone cultures around the world.  Bon mois de la Francophonie! #MoroccoFrancophonieMN.
Ciné Club : The Horses of God
Tomorrow, Thurs, March 14, 7 to 9 pm
Trylon Cinema
Don't miss the screening of Horses of God at Trylon Cinema tomorrow evening! This movie dramatizes a real-life terrorist attack.

Discover how poverty and hopelessness can turn a place into a breeding ground for terrorists. Read more.
Moroccan Pastry & Arts
Sun, March 17, 12 to 2 pm
Moroccan Flavors - Midtown Global Market
Parce que la francophonie est une affaire de goût autant que de culture, enjoy Moroccan delights from pastry chef and business owner Raja Samlali.

Transport yourself to Marrakesh without leaving the Twin Cities during a pastry tasting. Read more. 
Tues, March 19
In English - 10 am to 12 pm - Cowles Center (Studio B)
En français - 6 to 8 pm - Cowles Center (Target Education Studio)

Seize the opportunity to take a masterclass with a renowned choreographer, Ismaël Mouaraki, coming from Montreal (Canada) specially for our Mois de la Francophonie.
Join us for VIVE LE REMIX!, a dance party featuring Moroccan-American mutlimedia artist, musician, and video DJ, HAT (Hatim Belyamani) with special guest. Read more.
Join AFMSP, in partnership with Northrop, for an exclusive cocktail hour reception before Ballet Preljocaj's performance
La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall).
Enjoy a drink and sampling of hors d’oeuvres while mingling with members of one of the most exciting contemporary French dance company.
A mesmerizing choreographic journey!
Ballet Preljocaj, a world-renowned, 30-plus-years-old French dance company will bring La Fresque , a ballet meant to depict a "painting come to life," to Minneapolis. This virtuosic choregraphy is based on a traditional Chinese legend about a traveler who falls in love with a girl in a fresco and steps through the painting to join her.  More details.
Feeling lucky?
Join us on March 23 and enter our giveaways for a chance to win:

  • A pair of tickets for Cyrano de Bergerac at Guthrie Theater on April 5
  • A pair of tickets for Ballet Preljocaj at Northrop on March 30
  • Two vouchers good for a piece valid for one calendar year at Cowles Center 
  • A pass for two people for the movie US at Twin Cities area AMC Theaters
  • A pair of tickets for the screening of Transit at the Edina Theater
  • A pair of tickets for Mdou Moctar's show, a Tuareg guitarist from Niger , at The Cedar
  • And if you are born on March 23, get the chance to win an annual membership at our Alliance upon presentation of your ID.

Un grand merci à nos précieux collaborateurs pour leur générosité!
Classes for Adults Start on April 1!
Learning French is the perfect example of a gift that keeps on giving. Warm up your knowledge of French with our intensive 5-week or 10-week classes from beginner to advanced levels.
Great cooking is about more than a recipe—it's about technique!  Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make home-made bread in a 3-part series.
AFMSP provides customized private instruction with French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized lesson plans. 

We also offer tutoring over Skype if you live far away or are not able to meet with one of our instructors in person.
Have you read Edmond Rostad’s classic in French? Delve into this poetic and unique text that everybody seems to know.

Damien will guide you through this story which is also playing at the Guthrie this Spring. Get a chance to win a pair of tickets for this performance by registering.
Classes for Children
Classes start April 1!
Ages 1-17
For toddlers, kids, and teens, we offer courses for various ages and levels. No need to be fluent! Our classes are tailored to help them communicate in French and participate in fun projects.
Upcoming events
Book Club
Les Navigateurs de la littérature
Tonight, March 13, 7 to 8 pm
AFMSP - 227 Colfax Ave N
Free! All are welcome
Book discussion is conducted in French. Read more.
Apéritif en français
Tomorrow, March 14, 6 to 7:30 pm
University Club of St. Paul
Join us for conversation en français at the beautiful University Club of St Paul. Arrive early to grab a glass a wine on happy hour until 6 pm. Santé! More details here.
Activité pour les enfants
Les Petits Penseurs
Saturday, March 16, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
AFMSP - 113 N First Street
Free for AF members; $5 for general public
Join us for a fun afternoon of stories and games for kids! In this workshop, kids between 4-8 will express their ideas and develop their French language skills through stories, games and a discussion around the theme la méchanceté et le pardon (meanness and forgiveness).
Join the AFMSP Board of Directors
AFMSP's Board of Directors is now recruiting nominees for election to the Board at the annual meeting of members in June 2019. All members of the AFMSP are welcome to apply to the Board’s nominating and governance committee for selection as a nominee. 

For whom?
We seek to attract Board nominees who reflect the diversity of the communities the AFMSP serves. We are especially interested in qualified nominees with finance, accounting, HR and IT skills.

How to apply
If you are interested, email Jonathan Vessey , head of the Board's nominating and governance committee. Please include a brief statement of interest detailing your background and reasons for wanting to join the Board , along with a resume (1-2 pages) or link to your LinkedIn profile .  
Autour des villes jumelles
JACQUES BREL: When We Have Only Love – March 12 - 7pm
Step back into 1950s and ‘60s Belgium and France for a multimedia tour of the life and times and songs of the revolutionary singer-songwriter Jacques Brel at the Dakota. Chronofon weaves together the major events of Brel’s life and career through stories, photos and a rich variety of music in English and in French (with translations). Read more and Get your tickets.
World Water Celebration – March 22
Join Haiti Outreach at Lakes and Legends Brewing Co. on March 22 from 5 to 7:30 pm to celebrate World Water Day! 
This is a great opportunity to tell people about the wonderful work Haiti Outreach is doing in the field! More details online.
Candide – March 21 to 24
Experience Theater Latté Da and VocalEssence’s theatrical concert of the classic French comedy Candide by Voltaire. The musical, with a score by Leonard Bernstein, follows the optimistic Candide in his search of “the best of all possible worlds.” To read more and purchase tickets, click here.
Screening of National Diploma – March 28
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Department of African American & African Studies invites you to the screening of National Diploma. The 2014 documentary is set in the Democratic Republic of Congo and will take place at Carlson School of Management at 5:30 pm.
Les petites annonces
AFMSP Ciné Club needs volunteers for its comittee
Our Ciné Club would like to schedule a day dedicated to Maghreb movies in the coming weeks. Join our comittee as a volunteer to choose high quality films. For more information email Sara or Abdel.
Volunteer Blogger Opportunities
Do you love writing in French and in English? AFMSP is looking a volunteer to write occasionally on its blog. If interested, email Marie.
Seeking a babysitter
A Saint Paul family is looking for a babysitter for their daughters, ages 5 and 8. Please email Kimberly if interested.
Seeking host family
A 16 year old French teenager is looking for a host family with kids around the same age for this summer. She likes sports, horseback riding and cooking. Please email Cassandre if interested.

Seeking summer nanny
A Saint Paul family is looking for a French-speaking nanny for their children, ages 5, 6 and 8. The kids attend L'Etoile Du Nord French Immersion School and need care Monday through Friday this summer. Email Abby if interested.

Seeking host family
A 19 year old French student is coming to study at the University of Minnesota for fall 2019. He is looking for an American host family for the semester. Email Matthieu if interested.
Merci beaucoup à nos sponsors!
Restons en contact!
bonjour@afmsp.org - 612 332 0436