This page features events in our area not organized by the Alliance Française de DuPage but which have a French theme and which may be of interest to some of our members and friends.
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Sunday, February 28, 7:00 pm ($25 Streaming)
More than half a million tickets have been sold internationally for this fitting tribute to the French singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress Edith Piaf. Conceived and directed by Nice-based theater producer Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere in the title role, this show is a compilation of Piaf’s memorable songs, such as “Padam…Padam,” “Hymne a l’Amour” and “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien,” arranged to reflect Piaf’s life, from street performer to international star. Buy tickets >
From February 11, 2021
From the creators of the blockbuster show at Atelier des Lumières seen by over 2 million visitors in Paris and still wowing crowds in Toronto, the US premiere of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit will bring the art of Vincent to life in Chicago.
Experience art like never before – lose yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of flawless projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre. Wander through entrancing, moving images that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and color – truly illuminating the mind of the genius.
Astonishing in scale and breathtakingly imaginative, you will experience Van Gogh’s art in a completely new and unforgettable way
Ongoing (but on hold due to Coronavirus)
The Chicago Pétanque Club meets most Tuesdays and Sundays in Wheaton for fun games of this favorite Provençal pastime. Indoors during the winter at the Central Athletic Complex and outdoors during the summer at Northside Park, both in Wheaton. Please visit our website for full information and to get on group leader Dan Danielson's email list.
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