Your Week at French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): French Classes start Tomorrow, CinéSalon on Tuesday, Crossing the Line continues, and More

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Add Flair to Your Fall. Learn French!
Sep 26–Dec 18

Don’t miss your chance to start speaking French this fall. Whether you’re a complete beginner, fluent, or somewhere in between, we have a class for you!

In addition to language courses, we offer classes and workshops to polish up specific skills (pronunciation, vocabulary, etc.) or learn about French culture and literature.

Choose from 11-week, 5-week, and 1-week classes, offered weekdays and Saturdays in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Workshops are usually 1 to 3 hours.

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French for Toddlers, Kids & Teens
Add some French fun to your child’s “Back to School” plans!

Classes & Workshops for Ages 1–17
Sep 26–Dec 18

Find the parfait program for your child—from those new to the language to native speakers—at FIAF.

Our fully immersive classes are tailored to children’s age, abilities, and interests, and are offered weekdays and Saturdays at various times.

Fun and creative hourly workshops (Art, Cooking, Movement, and Music) are also available with themes changing each week.

Save 15% when you enroll for fall, winter, and spring right now. Choose the special 3-term fee when you register for the fall class.

Manhattan Brooklyn Montclair

CinéSalon • Theater & Cinema
A charming farce from New Wave pioneer Jacques Rivette, followed by a wine and beer social.
Who Knows? / Va savoir
Tue, Sep 29 at 4 & 7:30pm

Six people involved in a play find themselves cheating, stealing, dueling, and falling in and out of love as they mirror the twists on stage. Introduced at 7:30pm by theater maker Mathieu Bauer.

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Crossing the Line • Fall Festival
Week Three of the festival shines a light on immersive theater and the future of contemporary performance practice.
Ant Hampton
The Extra People

Fri & Sat, Sep 25 & 26 • FIAF

Melding the line between viewer and performer, The Extra People places you in the hands of British artist Ant Hampton as you make your way through a seemingly empty theater.

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Jack Ferver & Marc Swanson

Fri, Sep 25–Sun, Oct 4 • New Museum

Writer, choreographer, and director Jack Ferver and visual artist Marc Swanson take Jean Genet’s The Maids as a point of departure for a farcical and haunting attack on our culture of celebrity and greed.

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Adrian Heathfield & André Lepecki
Afterlives: The Persistence
of Performance

Fri–Sun, Sep 25–27 • FIAF & MoMA

Artists, curators, and thinkers gather over three days to present talks and stage intensive conversations on vital issues for contemporary performance practice.

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Thru Nov 7 • FIAF Gallery

Elana Langer
What I Live By

Sep 25–Oct 3 • Various locations

Shezad Dawood
It was a time that was a time

Thru Nov 1 • Pioneer Works

Olivia Bransbourg
ICONOfly magazine

Available at FIAF, Gagosian Shop, Pioneer Works

Ali Moini

Tue & Wed, Sep 29 & 30 • New York Live Arts

Iranian artist Ali Moini delivers a complex investigation of identity and oppression.

The tension between his selves—fictional, political, mythical, and real—becomes tangible onstage through a delicate dance in the midst of a constrictive set, striking projections, and meticulous sound design.

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The Art of Sex & Seduction
Panel discussions featuring bestselling authors, sex therapists, and France’s most notorious dominatrix.
Avec Plaisir: Ceremonies of Love & Desire
Wed, Oct 7

La Jalousie: The Truth About Love, Mistrust
& Suspicious Minds

Wed, Oct 21

Project Passion: How to Rekindle the Spark
Wed, Oct 28

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Best of France in Times Square
Come check out FIAF and hundreds of other presenters when the Best of France extravaganza takes over Times Square!
Best of France
Sat & Sun, Sep 26 & 27

Times Square, 38th Street to 43rd Street

From fashion and beauty, to travel, technology, gastronomy, art, culture and a kids’ zone, there will be something for every francophile at this showcase of the very best of France.

Not to be missed: Two exceptional Grand Wine Tastings with over 100 high-end châteaux and accompanied by a superb buffet of charcuterie, cheeses, and desserts. Led by top NYC sommeliers!

FIAF will be participating and presenting our programs—come find us on 41st street!

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Haskell Library
Check out French books, magazines, CDs and DVDs!
Program for Adults

Cercles de lecture (Intermediate B1)
Thu, Oct 15 at 6:30pm
Discuss Un homme à distance by Katharine Pancol.

Cercles de lecture (Advanced B2)
Thu, Oct 22 at 6:30pm
Discuss La tête en friche by Marie-Sabine Roger

Culturethéque: New Magazines

25 popular magazines added to Culturethéque including Capital, Ca M’interesse, Diapason, Gala, Géo, Historia, Le Figaro, L’Expansion, L’Expresse, L’Obs, Madame Figaro, and Sciences & Vie.

Culturethéque digital library access is free for FIAF Members—learn more.

FIAF Membership Offer
Becoming a FIAF Member (or renewing) is extra sweet this month!
Enjoy Tasty Treats from St Michel

To celebrate the start of fall, FIAF is giving each new and renewing Member a bag of mini madeleines and a box of chocolate cocottes from St Michel.

Join or Renew by Oct 6

Around Town
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Doctors Without Borders
Médecins Sans Frontières Séance D’Information
Sep 30
More Info
Free with RSVP
Japan Society
Inspired by Japan: Coffee Trends
Oct 1
Info & Tickets
French American
Piano Society

Fall Benefit Recital
Oct 15
Info & Tickets
Deals for Members
Enjoy discounts on French experiences around town.
View Offers
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