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Diavolo Coming Soon - Save on Tickets        
Portland's contemporary dance organization, White Bird, will bring a Diavolo dance company production,"Architecture in Motion," to the Newmark Theatre, October 9-11. Diavolo, based in Los Angeles, was founded by Jacques Heim, who was born and raised in Paris. Heim's work has received worldwide acclaim for its fusion of everyday movement, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts, and hip-hop. Heim also choreographed a Cirque du Soleil production and has been featured on BBC America and Bravo. Click here for complete details on the show.Portland show. All bulletin readers are eligible for a 20% discount on tickets at any price level (adult tickets purchased online only); the coupon code to be entered at check-out is ALLIANCE.   
Four Hundred Students in the Fall Term
Close to 400 students will learn or improve their French in group classes and private lessons in the Alliance's fall term which started this week. The average class size is 6-7 students, with some smaller and a few, larger. Wishing to polish your accent? There are openings in the "Sounding French" class, in the literature class, and in several other classes. There are also a few openings in the children's after-school and Saturday classes, including one for native-bilingual children wishing to keep up their French. Call 503.223.8388 to inquire about openings in adults and children's classes. New enrollees in weeks 1 and 2 are welcome on a space-available basis.     
Save the Date: Wine, Music & Film Events   

Beaujolais Nouveau: Portland's 13th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival will be on Friday, November 21, at the Heathman. Emceed by KGW NewsChannel 8's Russ Lewis (shown here), this popular event will draw 450 people. Ticket reservations - which will include extensive wine tastings as well as an outstanding buffet - will go on sale very shortly and will feature the option to participate in an exclusive raffle for two Business Class tickets on Delta Airlines! Stay tuned to this bulletin for details.

   NW Film and Alain Resnais:  NW Film will feature Alain Resnais' film, JE T'AIME JE T'AIME on October 31 and November 1, 2014. This 1968 film classic is a science fiction drama featuring time-travel experiments. Visit www.nwfilm.org for details.

   Franco-Allemand Music Event: The Alliance partners with Zeitgeist Northwest to promote a unique music event on November 2 at Vie de Bohème in SE Portland, featuring Siri Vik, a Eugene-based singer who has performed in New York, London, and in Italy. At the Portland event Vik will sing in German and in French (songs from Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and more). Click here for details and save the date (tickets will be sold at the door; Alliance and Zeitgeist members will qualify for a 20% discount).    

Events This Week - Enjoy, and Save Too   

In earlier bulletins we mentioned two world-class events that will take place, or end, this week. Both feature discounts for Alliance bulletin readers. See PICA's Germinal this Thursday or Friday; click here for the event info and for the code to use for your discount. Note that advance tickets for Friday are no longer available but will be available at the box office, an hour before showtime at the performance venue.

   And if you haven't seen the Tuileries exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, remember that it ends this Sunday, September 21. Last-minute bonus - click here to print a coupon page that you can present at the box office for a 2-for-1 entry to the exhibit. Shown here is just one of the magnificent statues in the exhibit, representing one of the many forms of art. This event results from a special collaboration of PAM with the Musée du Louvre and the Musée Carnavalet Histoire de Paris.  

Dates to Remember
Sept. 15-21: Opening Week of the Fall Term
Sept. 18-19: GERMINAL Show / PICA TBA
Sept. 21: Tuileries Exhibit Ends
Oct. 9-11: Diavolo at White Bird
Quick Web Links

Space is available in Fall Classes. Call 503.223.8388 for openings.




Some are hosted by Alliance staff, board members or other volunteers. Drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged but not required.

NW or Central PDX 

St Honoré on NW Thurman on

Wed., 6pm, Sep. 17    

C'est Si Bon on NE 7th on Tuesdays @ 6pm 

SE Portland

At St Honoré on SE Division, Monday, Oct. 6, at 6pm.

At Chez Machin, Mon., Oct. 13, at 7p.m.

At Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.


At Gustav's in Vancouver, Tues., Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m.



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 Job Postings, Member Ads, Travel Ideas and More
After-care supervisor sought: L'Etoile French Immersion School is looking for an after-care supervisor at its elementary campus. The successful candidate will have previous childcare experience and will pass a background check. French proficiency preferred but not required. Position hours are Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm. Please send CV and cover letter to d.witt@letoilefrenchschool.com.  
PTI GlobalLocal Translation company (PTIGlobal) is  auditioning for voice over client driven work. Currently looking for Portland based French Canadian native, fluent in reading and speaking French. Auditions are by appointment only, at their Beaverton location. Compensation of $25 per hour will be paid to the individual that the client selects. Collecting both male and female demo's for this job. Minimal hours required, no experience necessary, just a great, promotional type voice. Call LeAnn at 503.297.2165 for further details.
Got some furniture/furnishings? The Alliance is reconfiguring some space and could use donations of the following: small or medium bookcases, coat rack, lamps (desk and floor-standing), small round table and chairs, microwave, potted outdoor patio plant, outdoor table and chairs. Email Assistant Director Rhonda Lynn (rhondal@afportland.org) if you can spare any of those items.
Nanny/Au Pair/Childcare from Provence: Alliance member Sophie Burke would like to coordinate a nanny/"au pair"/childcare job for her niece Manon, who lives in Provence. Manon, who'll be 18 in 2015, is hoping to stay with a family in Portland or Hillsboro, starting in September or October 2015, for a year. Her goal will be to improve her English while providing in-home childcare. Sophie, her aunt, vouches for her reliability and will help coordinate all logistics. Contact Sophie at banrulizandre@frontier.com
Seeking a 104 Partner: An Alliance student, Katrina, would like to find another adult or two to share private lessons at the Alliance on Tuesday or Thursday mornings this fall, to complete the Latitudes 104 level. This mid-beginner class would cover how to express obligations, suggestions, advice; describing a place; frequency of actions; and grammar: "quelque chose, rien; quelqu'un, personne"; construction of obligation: il faut, devoir; relative pronouns "qui, que, où"; indirect object pronouns; placement of adjectives; object pronouns "y & en" ; demonstrative adjectives. Email rhondal@afportland.org if you'd be interested in sharing a series of private lessons.
Specially Priced Avalon Waterways France River Cruise: Alliance members and travel professionals Terri and Bill Fogarty are organizing a specially priced, 7-night river cruise from Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches, August 25 to Sept. 1, 2015 on the Avalon Waterways Creativity. Book before Sept 30, 2014, and save $500 per person: prices begin at $2,849 per person, double occupancy. Alliance members and friends will also receive a $100 per person on-board credit when booking with Euro Escapes, Inc. Visit http://www.euroescapes.com/specials and contact Terri@EuroEscapes.com.
Travel With White Bird to France in 2015: Join White Bird co-founders Paul King and Walter Jaffe for a 2015 tour that will highlight the world of dance and culinary treasures. The tour, from June 30 to July 7, 2015, will visit three important dance festivals in Montpellier, Marseille and Avignon and will include exclusive private tours, wine tastings, gourmet dinners and more. Maximum group size will be 24. Earlybird pricing (for reservations prior to September 22, 2014) are $4,400 per person, double occupancy. For further details and the fine print, visit http://www.whitebird.org/travel/ and contact pking@whitebird.org with questions. Shown here: one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that will be visited.

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