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Treize Lunes / Thirteen Moons and Mezcal Jazz Unit from France:
Vie de Bohè
me in SE Portland will host Treize Lunes on May 13 at 8pm, where "New Orleans Native American funk and
the blues meet French Jazz
." The event features original compositions by Grayhawk Perkins (shown here) in collaboration with a quartet of French musicians from Montpellier, the Mezcal Jazz Unit. Click here
to listen to sample tracks (note that vocals are not in French but in Native American Indian languages). Cover charge is $5-10 per person. Alliance members w
ill get 10% off the in-house pricing for bottles of wine; there's also a French wine tasting that night from 5-8pm (5 wines for $7). For more information visit the Thirteen Moons Facebook Page,
the Alliance's event page
or Vie de Bohè
me's event page
The Alliance Franç
aise of Portland, the nation's eighth largest Alliance, has new job openings in administration and teaching. Click here
for detailed job descriptions and information on how to apply. Note that applications will be accepted through May 25, 2015.France Today Special Offer: France Today, part of the France Media Group, is an English-languarge magazine that offers an insider's perspective of French travel and culture. The magazine is offering a new discount for Alliance members: individual subscription to the magazine at the reduced subscription price of $59.50 (plus free gift) compared to the regular rate of $75 per year. (From the subscription rate paid, France Today magazine will then credit $10 to the member's AF Chapter.) Click here for detailed information in a two-page PDF and call the group's office to subscribe.
TV5MONDE Limited Time Offer: Remember that the TV5MONDE offer for three months for free ends on June 5. Such offers only come around every several years so if you are interested in the premium channel, try it out now, for free.
Board News: Alliance board member and former director Linda Witt was elected last week to the board of directors of the Seattle-based nonprofit group, France Education Northwest, whose president is Jacques Boiroux (shown here in the photo), a celebrated figure in the field of culinary arts. Says Witt, "There are plenty of opportunities for synergy and sharing between the nonprofit French operations in Seattle and here in Portland - I look forward to working with boards in both, for mutual benefit."
Interested in Business Class tickets for two to Europe? The nonprofit French American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest will draw a lucky winner in its raffle for two round-trip business class tickets (Seattle to Europe) this Friday, May 15. Winner need not be present to win. A few tickets remain - for complete details click here.
NY Times Article: A recent NY Times article by Pamela Druckerman, "Eat up. You'll be happier," explores the French relationship with food and issues of "selective eating." Click here for the online article.
Eola Hills Wine Makes the News in French Canada: Longtime Alliance member Elaine Cuyler shares the news that a Quebec-based TV show recently featured Eola Hills Pinot Noir 2012. They describe the wine: "Des ris de veau braisés ou une belle pièce de saumon au four. Ce Pinot Noir nous a fait craquer en moins de 2 (en moins de 2 gorgées)! Il est fin, délicat, caressant, hyper digeste et d'une fraîcheur exquise. Un verre en appelle un autre et ça se boit aisément. Il est à hisser dans les rangs des meilleurs Pinot à moins de 30 $ que j'ai dégustés cette année." Click here for the online clip and test your québécois listening comprehension! Note that several premium bottles of Eola Hills wine will also be featured in the upcoming Spring Auction fundraiser so get your bids ready! Click here for the preview of that item.
Apartment Sublease in NE Portland in June and July 2015: Alliance teacher Marie-Pierre Wolfe offers to sublet her fully furnished apartment this summer. Click here for complete details.
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