Special Events

Alliance Française du Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting French and its diverse culture. It organizes annual signature events in Winnipeg throughout the year, which have great appeal to local media and sponsors.

With the help of our various partners, we organize many one-off special events. We also host a number of recurring special events: Alliance Française French Film Festival; the annual Bastille Day celebration, Blues Blanc Rouge; or our on-ice dance party, Discothèque On Ice.

Check out our complete special event listing below!

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 | 934 Corydon Avenue

Join the Alliance Française du Manitoba in welcoming the summer with a free performance by talented local bilingual artist Rayannah.

Rayannah creates soundscapes from scratch by running voice, breath, synth and percussion through loop pedals. Underscored by intricate beat-making, her visceral lyrics in French and English rise above it all, offering a glimpse into her experiences both dark and sweet. Having released her debut EP Boxcar Lullabies in 2015, Rayannah is now unveiling music from her forthcoming album, beginning with her first single, En attendant demain.

 | West End Cultural Centre

GoGo Penguin with Guillaume Perret | June 24 | 8pm | West End Cultural Centre

Alliance Française du Manitoba is excited to partner with Jazz Winnipeg to present Guillaume Perret at the 2018 Winnipeg Jazz Festival! Perret is a virtuoso jazz saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer from Annecy, France. After recording two excellent albums with his group Electric Epic, French saxophonist Guillaume Perret went solo with Free in 2016: with funky grooves and abstract harmonies, impressions of a retro-futurist Africa and post-psychedelic U-turns, it’s a fusion of all forms of jazz, where all influences collide. He will join Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin at the West End Cultural Centre.

 | Sculpture Garden, Old City Hall, Saint-Boniface

Friday July 13 | 5 to 9pm| Sculpture Garden Saint-Boniface Old City Hall

This year again, the French community and the Alliance Française du Manitoba invite Winnipeggers to celebrate Bastille Day, in a demonstration of French joie de vivre. Blues, Blanc, Rouge is a free outdoor event with music by Kelly Bado, artisanal cheese, waffles and wine tastings, and more!