Picnic

5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bring your own picnic or buy it from the food trucks. By law, the public may NOT bring alcoholic beverages on the school ground. Wine and beer will be available for purchase and consumption near the picnic area. The profits of the sale will help cover the expenses of the event.

Children’s corner

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Drawing, coloring and mini beauty salon with nail and face painting for the little ones.
Water balloon toss, fill a bucket kid race, frisbee…

Pétanque

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The coolest French sport ever, pétanque has been played on the place publique of each town and village in the south of France for centuries. All you have to do is get close to the cochonnet [ko-sho-ney]… and pretend you’re in Marseille! The Chicago Pétanque Club will be on-hand to demonstrate the game, initiate the beginners, and organize a casual game on one of our two courses. To get an avant-goût, check this out. To know more about the Chicago Pétanque Club, please go to: www.chicagopetanque.com

DJ Maxime Bonnard

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
DJ Maxime Bonnard.

DJ Maxime’s passion is culture house and techno music, especially from Chicago and Detroit.  He created the All In Electro blog that received two Golden Blog Awards in 2013. For him, the electronic world and particularly the independent electronic music represent the latest cultural revolution of our time. He is influenced by soul music, funk, disco, jazz and classical music.

Raffle drawing

7:45 p.m.

First prize: two round-trip tickets Chicago-Paris on Air France.

Waiter’s Race

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Watch waiters from your favorite French restaurants and participants compete in a race that involves running as fast as you can while balancing a tray… without spilling a drop of Grand Cru. It’s our traditional Course de Garçons de Café.

We are looking for champions!

First prize: A bottle of French champagne from the Alliance Française. Everybody gets a photo – souvenir!

Outdoor Movie Screening

Ernest & Celestine. (Animation, 2012, Directors: Benjamin Reuner, Vincent Patar, and Stéphane Aubier)

“The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.”(IMDb)
Children appropriate.
In French with English subtitles.
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Bring your own chair or blanket.

Fin

The celebration will end at 10:00 p.m.

location map

Bring your own picnic or buy it from the food truck. By law, the public may NOT bring alcohol and beverages on the school ground. Wine and beer will be available for purchase and consumption near the picnic area. Please note that there will be NO SMOKING on the Lycée Français premises.

Public Transit

The following public bus & train routes serve the site:

CTA Bus Route:
50 Damen & Eastwood

CTA Brown Line Station:
Damen