• French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Bulgaria Concert, Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM
  • Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:30 PM
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Evening of Classical Vocal Music on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop - A Night in Havana Under the Stars with Latin Band and Salsa Lessons on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:30 PM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:15 PM
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Tribute to Tchaikovsky on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree with French Wine, Parisian Desserts, along with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Salsa vs. Merengue Latin Dance Soiree with Salsa and Merengue Lessons on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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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Embassy Row Rooftop Champagne, Art, & Live Jazz Soiree under the Stars: International Networking Reception

Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM: You are cordially invited to the Embassy Row Hotel, one of Washington’s premiere boutique hotels in the heart of DuPont Circle, for a delightful evening of networking and socializing as you enjoy live jazz music and artwork presented by prominent local artists along with champagne specials. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and socialize with other ICDC members as you make new friends. You are welcome to attend on your own and new members are especially welcome!  Reserve your tickets now.

It was my first International Club of DC event and I had 6 friends from Philly come down to attend. We really enjoyed the event.

Mary Tung (Attendee of Fall Gala and Masquerade Ball)


Dumbarton House Garden Soiree

We enjoyed an elegant garden soiree at the historic Dumbarton House Museum and Gardens featuring sophisticated jazz, elegant fashion, strolling in the garden while making new friends, and a night of dancing under the stars and in the elegant ballroom.

NYE Gala Main Ballroom Timelapse

Members of the International Club of DC enjoyed a lavish NYE celebration at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel featuring dancing to music of 8 live bands.This video clip was generated by combining approximately 1200 photos that were taken using an intervalometer over about 2 hours at the New Year's Eve Gala. The photos were then combined together to generate a movie with 10 frames per second.

Upcoming Events


French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert - Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM


You are invited to an evening of dancing, champagne, French wine, and dessert at the French Embassy! Join us on your own or with friends, at the French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris to enjoy an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! See the event description for delectable desserts presented at the event & join us for Viennese Waltz, Tango, & Salsa lessons followed by an evening of dancing as you meet ICDC members. Dance the night away in the French embassy's ballroom while meeting ICDC members & learning how to dance the waltz, Tango, & Salsa. Come on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend! Wine & French desserts will be available for purchase. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy! Reserve your tickets now.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 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.

Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 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 Row Rooftop Champagne, Art, & Live Jazz Soiree under the Stars: International Networking Reception - Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to the Embassy Row Hotel, one of Washington’s premiere boutique hotels in the heart of DuPont Circle, for a delightful evening of networking and socializing as you enjoy live jazz music and artwork presented by prominent local artists along with champagne specials. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and socialize with other ICDC members as you make new friends. You are welcome to attend on your own and new members are especially welcome!  Reserve your tickets now.

Salsa vs. Merengue Latin Dance Soiree with Salsa and Merengue Lessons - Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Join us at the candle lit 18th Street Lounge for an evening of salsa and merengue lessons followed by Latin dancing! Let us show you how to dance the salsa and merengue, two of the most popular and exciting Latin dances, even if you have never danced before! You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends as a partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to dance the salsa and merengue from an expert instructor as you meet ICDC members in a friendly and relaxed setting. After the lesson, dance the evening away with complimentary access to one of the most exclusive lounges in DC, as you meet and socialize with other friendly ICDC members in the intimate setting of 18th Street Lounge. 
 
 Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop - A Night in Havana Under the Stars with Latin Band and Salsa Lessons - Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to the Embassy Row Hotel rooftop, Washington DC’s premiere boutique hotel in the heart of Dupont Circle, for an unforgettable experience of networking and socializing as we present to you a Night in Havana Under the Stars with dancing to a Latin band. Join us to be immersed in a cultural experience of music and dance after the sunset with the Washington skyline as a spectacular backdrop.

As you meet other guests, enjoy Mojitos, Cuba Libre, and other hand-crafted signature cocktails available for purchase while you take in the rooftop’s relaxed ambiance. Join us to relax and meet other guests. After the sunset, experience an evening of music as you dance to our Latin band playing sounds of Havana.  Space is limited and we expect this event to sell out so please make your reservations early. The event will proceed rain or shine with the event being held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, August 10, 2019 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.

Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain - Thursday, September 12, 2019 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 Bulgaria Concert, Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture - Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM


We cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting concert by the much celebrated Bulgarian band Lyuti Chushki. Enjoy a delightful evening of Bulgarian music and evening of Bulgarian culture, wine, and cuisine at the Embassy of Bulgaria. Discover Bulgaria and the culture of a civilization spanning a thousand years. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Bulgaria through all your senses! The evening includes welcome remarks and an overview of Bulgaria, Bulgarian culture, geography, and tourism. Feast on a buffet of traditional Bulgarian delicacies prepared especially for you by the embassy chef along with Bulgarian wine served at the open bar. 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.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:15 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.

Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert - Sunday, September 15, 2019 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.

Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral - Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:30 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.

Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing - Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM


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.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Evening of Classical Vocal Music - Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM


The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Art Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music featuring music from Russian Fairy Tales operas. The concert is followed by a wine reception. 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.

French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree with French Wine, Parisian Desserts, along with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons - Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends, to celebrate Halloween at the French Embassy with an evening of music, wine, French desserts & dancing! Experience an evening of Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa lessons followed by an evening of dancing as you meet ICDC members. Dance the night away in the French embassy's ballroom while you meet ICDC members & learn to dance the Viennese waltz, tango, & salsa. Come on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend! Wine & French desserts will be available for purchase. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy! Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Tribute to Tchaikovsky - Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM


The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Art Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music in a Tribute to Tchaikovsky. The concert is followed by a wine reception. 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.

Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala at the Luxurious Willard Intercontinental: DC's Premier and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration - Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7:45 PM


Steeped in 200 years of history, the iconic Willard InterContinental Washington, DC, is the venue for Washington's premier & most luxurious international New Year's Eve celebration presented for the 17th year. Celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style & indulge in a sophisticated haven of luxury & service as we ring in 2020! 

We have assembled a selection of the finest entertainment from around the world to bring you an unparalleled and spectacular evening of sophistication and elegance. Attend on your own or with friends and join other outgoing internationally-minded professionals from around the city and the globe for a magical New Year's Eve gala. You do not need a date to attend.

Experience an unforgettable New Year's Eve party as you indulge in free-flowing champagne, an open bar, a spectacular balloon drop, & dance the night away to live bands & DJs. For dinner choose from a VIP sit down 3-course dinner with champagne or a dinner buffet of international cuisine. Also enjoy exquisite desserts by the pastry chef at the Willard! Celebrate NYE in grand style with each ballroom representing an international destination with entertainment from around the world, party favors, & More!  Reserve your tickets now.