Albertine Cinémathèque Film Festival | Free & Open to the Public on AU Campus | February 5-19



Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30pm at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater | Opera Lafayette Presents From Saint-Cyr to Cannons: Moreau and Handel’s Esther


Join for an orchestral concert with vocalists featuring repertoire by Jean-Baptist Moreau and George Frederic Handel. All works are connected to French dramatist Jean Racine's play Esther, based on the Old Testament story. Featuring sopranos Margot Rood, Paulina Francisco, Elisse Albian, Kristen Dubenion-Smith (mezzo) and tenors Jesse Darden and Jacob Perry. Co-directed by harpsichordist Justin Taylor and Opera Lafayette Artistic Associate Jonathan Woody.

Tickets and more information can be found at operalafayette.org

Monday, February 12 @ 6:00 PM | By Arlington-Reims Sister City Committee | Cheers to L'Amour | Lyon Hall | 3100 Washington Blvd Arlington VA 22201


Cheers to L'Amour: An Evening of French-Inspired Sparkling Wine and Champagne Tasting at Lyon Hall

Come join us and start off your Valentine’s Day week on the right foot with a sparkling wine tasting at Lyon Hall!

The Arlington-Reims Sister City Committee (a 501(c)(3) organization) is excited to announce that we are hosting a sparkling wine tasting fundraiser at Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Blvd, two blocks from the Clarendon Metro Station) in Arlington on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The event will feature 3 different sparkling wines available for tasting and light hors d’oeuvres such as charcuterie, quiche bites, cheese, crackers, and potato croquettes. Our committee works to promote cultural and educational ties between Arlington and Reims, France.

We are selling up to 50 tickets to the event for $55. The proceeds will be used to support our educational and cultural programs. The deadline to purchase tickets is on Monday, Feb. 12 at 12:00 PM. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $60 with cash or checks made payable to: Arlington Sister City Association. Please note that parking is available at nearby public garages, or you can take Metro to the event.

Please purchase your tickets and come join us at Lyon Hall to celebrate the ties between Arlington and Reims, France while enjoying excellent wine and delicious snacks!


 Thursday, March 7th @ 5:00 - 9:00 PM | International Women's Day Agora at The Ven, Washington, DC | By Yas Media & Friends | at The Ven Hotel At Embassy Row


Mark your calendars for the International Women’s Day Agora on Thursday, March 7th, 2024 at The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., A Tribute Portfolio Hotel!

The International Women’s Day Agora includes:

A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit The Margaret McNamara Education Grant (MMEG). MMEG is a nonprofit, public charity whose mission is to improve the lives of women and children by supporting the higher education of exceptional women from developing countries who will catalyze change.

This event could not be possible without the sponsorship of The Ven at Embassy Row, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Other supporters include the Alliance Française of Washington, D.C., as well as the Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC) and the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW).

We hope you can join us in celebrating International Women's Day 2024!


Wednesday, March 20th @ 7:30 PM | AT THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE | 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC 20007



With more than 600 performances in over 50 countries, and a million tickets sold, Piaf! The Show is the biggest french success in the world since 2015!

Conceived and directed by Gil Marsalla, Piaf! The Show is unanimously considered by Edith Piaf's close friends, such as Ginou Richer, Edith Piaf's private secretary, Germaine Ricord, her friend, and above all Charles Dumont and Charles Aznavour, as: "...the most beautiful tribute ever produced on Edith Piaf's career...".

In 2017, the ultimate consecration, Piaf! Le Spectacle was sold out at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Olympia in Paris with the exceptional participation of Mr. Charles Dumont.

In two parts of 45 minutes, Piaf! The Show tells the story of the career of the singer EDITH PIAF through her unforgettable songs in an original scenography and projections of unpublished images of Edith Piaf never published before.