• Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM
  • 15th Annual Viennese Ball: Celebrate Springtime with a Magical Night in Vienna on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Georgia Dinner Reception and Celebration of Georgian Culture on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine and Dessert Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocal and Classical Music on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • An afternoon with Monet, Renoir, and Degas: National Gallery of Art Tour: 19th Century French Paintings on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:15 PM
  • Beer Tasting at the German-American Heritage Museum: Delightful Evening of German Music, Beer, Food, and Heritage on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Discover Amazing Peru: Embassy of Peru Dinner Reception, Art Exhibit, and Evening of Peruvian Culture on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM
  • Oscars Viewing Party: A Fashionable Evening of Music, Socializing and a Live Screening of the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  • Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • 19 Embassies - One Night of Food, Music, Art and Drinks at Noche Iberoamericana Festival on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM

We are Washington’s premier organization for internationally-minded professionals who enjoy international cultural experiences. In partnership with over 80 embassies, along with museums and other cultural organizations in Washington DC, we present a variety of private cultural and networking events for our membership in the DC area. Our events are presented with the goal of helping members share cultural experiences and meet likeminded individuals. We warmly invite you to join us as we venture out to discover your city and your world!

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Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM: Channel your inner Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia and join us to learn the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing with an amazing workout! Follow your swashbuckling dreams and join us for an exciting lesson on swordsmanship and chivalry. The lesson will cover the basics of fencing in a relaxed and fun setting. All the equipment needed will be provided and prior fencing experience is not needed to sign up. Through a combination  of drills and exercises, you will learn the fundamentals of footwork, bladework, and tactical actions and put it all together with some practice bouting. After the lesson, you will be able to practice your newly learned fencing skills with other ICDC members. Reserve your tickets now.

Thank you for a wonderful evening. The Midsummer's Night Ball (Vienna Waltz/Latin dance) was once again a magical and enchantingly beautiful evening--with wonderful food, elegant atmosphere, and great live bands. The Vienna Waltz performance was the high point. All in all, I will recommend this event to my friends!

Gloria Kupstas (Midsummer Night's Ball attendee)


The Great Gatsby Ball at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” characterized the glamor and decadence of the 1920s and out Great Gatsby Ball offered the perfect setting to experience the elegance, splendor, and extravagance of 1920s America.

Embassy of France Bastille Day Gala

We celebrated Bastille Day with a a gala celebration of music and dancing along with a grand feast of the finest gathering of French restaurants in DC. Attendees enjoyed cocktails served at the open bar while perusing art and luxury items offered at the silent auction. Guests also enjoyed the embassy's garden, live music, and danced the night away to a live French jazz band while making new friends. We look forward to welcoming you to our next gala!.

Upcoming Events


Beer Tasting at the German-American Heritage Museum: Delightful Evening of German Music, Beer, Food, and Heritage - Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:30 PM


Enjoy a taste of Germany with a very special tasting of German beer, including limited seasonal specialties, German sausage, potato salad, and pretzels. Explore the history behind each offered brew, socialize and network with like-minded beer aficionados and connoisseurs while listening to traditional German music. Learn about the long history of Germans in the United States, their significant contributions (which go well beyond beer and bratwurst!) and the strong connection that exists between the two countries.  Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine and Dessert Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocal and Classical Music - Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Arts Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music. The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts and wine. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends. Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the French Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time. Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:30 PM


Explore the exterior architectural majesty of Union Station, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol. Join us for a special private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern National Mall, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol interior. The tour starts at Union Station, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings -- one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Also discover the awe-inspiring interior of the Capitol featuring a majestic mural depicting great heroes in American history. Our museum & gallery tours are some of our most popular events and frequently sell out well in advance. Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation - Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Join us for a very special reception at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia on your own or with friends to experience Saudi Arabian culture and cuisine. Meet the embassy staff and ICDC members with an interest in international cultures. The evening features a presentation of customary clothing from Saudi Arabia along with a presentation giving you insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including its people, culture, and customs. Feel free to ask anything you ever wanted to know about customs, lifestyle, politics in Saudi Arabia in the Question and Answer Session following the presentation. The evening concludes with a dinner buffet of Saudi Arabian culinary delights prepared by the embassy chef.  Reserve your tickets now.

Oscars Viewing Party: A Fashionable Evening of Music, Socializing and a Live Screening of the Awards Ceremony - Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM


We cordially requests the pleasure of your company for a viewing of the awards ceremony, in honor of the best films of 2017, at the stunningly extravagant Saint Yves. Your evening begins with dancing to our DJ at the beginning of the event as you meet, network, and socialize with ICDC Members and make new friends. Afterwards join us to watch the awards ceremony on the large projection screens of the venue and experience the magic of cinema. We sold out the last 2 years. Discounted tickets are available for a very limited time. Reserve your tickets now.

Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain - Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Join us for a fun-filled evening to feast on exquisite chocolate and truffles masterfully paired with cava, red, and white wine from Spain for a match made in heaven! Whether you come on your own or with friends, indulge in a delectable feast to please your palate as you share the experience with us and make new friends at our intimate chocolate studio!  Start your evening with a refreshing glass of Cava Rosé, and enjoy a flight of cava, white and red wines, while learning about how to choose your next bottle of fine wine. The “DC Wine Guys” from Tradewinds promise to show off how easy it is to understand and appreciate Spanish wine.  The evening would not be complete without the usual pairing of The Chocolate House's masterful selection of premium fine chocolates for tasting, as well as 3 world class chocolate truffles made by artisan chocolatiers. Our chocolate tastings frequently sell out well in advance as space is limited. Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Georgia Dinner Reception and Celebration of Georgian Culture - Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Georgia, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of Georgian culture, cuisine, and wine at the Embassy of Georgia. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Georgia, a land of endless wonder and natural beauty. The evening includes welcome remarks and an overview of Georgia, Georgian culture, geography, and tourism. Taste fine wine from Georgia and feast on a buffet of traditional Georgian delicacies prepared by the embassy chef. This is also a great opportunity to meet diplomatic personnel at the embassy as well as International Club of DC members in attendance. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets now.

Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends for an exciting culinary journey to Spain as we show you how to make Paella in the company of your ICDC friends. Your evening starts with a refreshing glass of sangria and Spanish appetizers. Then, the chefs at La Tasca will demonstrate the basics of making paella. You will learn how to select ingredients and create your own paella from scratch at home. Once the paella is cooked, you will be invited to sit down for a hearty meal, including the paellas you just made. Tapas, dessert, coffee, and Sangria will be served.

This is a great opportunity for you to meet and socialize with other ICDC members as you develop your culinary skills! Space is limited so please reserve your tickets early! Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine - Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM


You are cordially invited to escape with us to discover and celebrate the beauty, culture, and cuisine of Costa Rica. Your evening at the Embassy of Costa Rica includes a presentation of Costa Rican culture and art as well as a dinner buffet of traditional Costa Rican delicacies with drinks served at the open bar. You will have a wonderful evening whether you attend on your own or invite your friends to join us. Weather permitting, you will also be able to enjoy the embassy’s garden! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the rich culture and heritage of Costa Rica, as you discover one of the world’s most beautiful countries! Reserve your tickets now.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM


Join us on your own or with friends to discover one of the jewels of Washington DC architecture as we tour the world's largest library & the treasures that lie in archives of tens of millions of books, films, & maps dating back to Aztecs. We meet at Union Station where you'll have the opportunity to meet & socialize with ICDC members. At Union station enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings which have made it one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Our walking tour continues with the exterior architecture of Union Station, the Supreme Court , and culminates in an interior tour of the Library of Congress. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the mysteries hidden in the stacks at America's premier house of knowledge! Reserve your tickets now.

An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM


For only $16 join us on your own or with friends for an evening of Argentine tango dancing the company of your ICDC friends in the candle lit 18th Street Lounge. Experience the Argentine Tango , one of the world's most passionate & romantic dances that bring to life the romantic flair of 1930s Argentina. Join us on your own or with friends for a night of music & dance. Prior dance experience not needed to attend! Reserve your tickets now.

Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral - Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM


Spend an afternoon with us discovering the architectural majesty and secrets of one of the largest cathedrals of the world! The Washington National Cathedral is a 20th century Gothic cathedral and is the highest point in Washington DC. At 676 feet above sea level,  the Washington Cathedral is higher than the Washington Monument and is the largest cathedral in the United States, and the sixth largest in the world. During the tour you will discover these and other fascinating facts, figures, history, art architecture, and secrets of the cathedral. The tour will also present the opportunity to meet other ICDC Members, and following the tour, you are welcome to explore the garden of the Washington Cathedral on your own. Space is limited so please sign up early. Reserve your tickets now.

Discover Amazing Peru: Embassy of Peru Dinner Reception, Art Exhibit, and Evening of Peruvian Culture - Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to escape with us to amazing Peru, one of the world’s most wondrous travel destinations. Your evening at the Embassy of Peru includes a presentation of Peruvian art as well as a dinner buffet of traditional Peruvian delicacies and Pisco Sour, their National cocktail. You will have a wonderful evening whether you attend on your own or invite your friends to join us.

Peru is the third largest country in South America and its home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca city high in the Andes Mountains. Peru’s steady gastronomic ascent over the past 15 years has accelerated to a rapid boom, a source of national pride and a motor of the economy as increasing numbers of tourists head there to sample the original and varied cuisine. Join us to discover beautiful Peru! Reserve your tickets now.

Viennese Waltz Lessons and Dance Rehearsal for Viennese Ball: An Evening of Wine & Dance - Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Whether you plan to attend our Viennese Ball or would simply like to learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz, as it is danced in Vienna, don't miss this rare opportunity to learn how to dance one of the most elegant and romantic dances of all time. The lessons will be taught on a wooden dance floor at the French Embassy, one of the most magnificent embassies in Washington DC. A dance partner or prior dance experience is not necessary to attend and the Viennese waltz lessons will be taught by Herb and Carol Traxler. A Native of Austria, Herbert Traxler with his wife Carol Traxler have taught the Viennese waltz to hundreds of enthusiastic dancers in the DC area at the White House, Smithsonian, and many other venues. Reserve your tickets now.

15th Annual Viennese Ball: Celebrate Springtime with a Magical Night in Vienna - Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Celebrate springtime and experience a magical Viennese Ball at the French Embassy -- one of the grandest diplomatic venues in Washington DC for an unforgettable Viennese celebration of music, food, wine and dancing. Enjoy a night of dancing to our classical orchestra or watch the twirling silhouettes on the dance floor move to the sounds of the world’s most beloved waltzes, and other dance music from around the world. The Salon Orchestra of Washington will perform the world’s favorite Strauss waltzes, ballroom music from around the world and the famous Radetsky Grand March. You do not need a date to attend as we expect both singles and couples to join us. Reserve your tickets now.

Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM


Channel your inner Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia and join us to learn the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing with an amazing workout! Follow your swashbuckling dreams and join us for an exciting lesson on swordsmanship and chivalry. The lesson will cover the basics of fencing in a relaxed and fun setting. All the equipment needed will be provided and prior fencing experience is not needed to sign up. Through a combination  of drills and exercises, you will learn the fundamentals of footwork, bladework, and tactical actions and put it all together with some practice bouting. After the lesson, you will be able to practice your newly learned fencing skills with other ICDC members. Reserve your tickets now.

An afternoon with Monet, Renoir, and Degas: National Gallery of Art Tour: 19th Century French Paintings - Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:15 PM


Join your ICDC friends for a tour of the National Gallery of Art’s collection of 19th century French paintings. This is a great opportunity to meet ICDC members who appreciate art. As the 19th century began in France, the official Salon presided over by members of the Academy dictated the fates of artists and direction of public tastes. This soon began to change. Realists turned convention on its head to give heroic character to everyday subjects. Manet scandalized the public with his images of modern life. Other impressionists tried to capture fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. Discover one of the finest collections of 19th Century French paintings in the world. Make your reservations early, as space is limited. Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine and Dessert Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocal and Classical Music - Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Arts Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music. The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts and wine. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends. Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the French Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time. Reserve your tickets now.

Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert - Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM


Join us on your own or with friends for an exciting culinary journey to India as you discover exotic spices and how to prepare a complete Indian meal with dessert at home. The chef at Heritage India, one of the most celebrated Indian restaurants in town, will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare a delicious Indian meal. The cooking demonstration is followed by lunch with dessert as you meet and enjoy the company of other ICDC Members.  Reserve your tickets now.

19 Embassies - One Night of Food, Music, Art and Drinks at Noche Iberoamericana Festival - Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM


We cordially request the pleasure of your company for a very special cultural event presented in cooperation with 19 Ibero-American embassies including the embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Spain, Uruguay, Panama and Venezuela.

The event is presented at the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico, one of Washington's most magnificent and grand diplomatic venues. As you enjoy the evening, taste delectable local delicacies of the Iberoamerican countries being presented along with wine, and handcrafted cocktails. The evening also includes live musical performances and artwork on display. This multicultural fiesta is a great opportunity to meet representatives from up to 19 countries presenting the event along with internationally minded professionals attending the event. Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM


Explore the exterior architectural majesty of Union Station, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol. Join us for a special private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern National Mall, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol interior. The tour starts at Union Station, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings -- one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Also discover the awe-inspiring interior of the Capitol featuring a majestic mural depicting great heroes in American history. Our museum & gallery tours are some of our most popular events and frequently sell out well in advance. Reserve your tickets now.