Georgian Center at Francophonie - March 31

Georgian Center in collaboration with Embassy of Georgia will be presenting the Georgian Corner at the Embassy of France as part of Francophone festival organized by Francophonie DC and Smithsonian At 8. See details below...


 La Grande Fête @ La Maison Française - Embassy of France

Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
La Grande Fete


Get ready for a spectacular party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe. Its closing celebration, La Grande Fete is always magnifique, and this year’s bash is no exception.

Beginning at 7 p.m., launch into a world tour of francophone cultures. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nation’s unique attractions and traditions. There are plenty of giveaways to take home as souvenirs. Share your experiences throughout the night on Instagram using #at8enfrancais.

Major Handy

Later, DJ Princess Slaya spins music from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and plenty of destinations in between. Don’t miss this chance to experience the best of the French-speaking world—all without leaving home.
Please Note:

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance (no sales at the door).
  • Tickets include admission and food and drink samples from 7 to 9 p.m.; a cash/credit bar provided by Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille is open throughout the night.
  • IDs are checked at the door. Those under 21 will not be served alcohol.
  • No backpacks or bike helmets are allowed.
  • La Maison Francaise does not offer on-site parking. Limited street parking is available on Reservoir Road; public garages are available at Georgetown University Hospital nearby.
  • If you’re looking for public transit options, the Metrobus D5 and D6 routes have stops near the event’s location.
  • For more information about this year’s Francophonie Cultural Festival, visit Facebook

IDs will be checked at the door. Those under 21 will not be served alcohol.

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