• Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  • Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Montenegro Dinner Reception with the Ambassador of Montenegro: Discover the Beauty of the Adriatic on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM
  • Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Evening of Classical Vocal Music on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Discover Amazing Peru: Embassy of Peru Dinner Reception, Art Exhibit, and Evening of Peruvian Culture on Friday, March 29, 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, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Georgetown Cherry Blossom Fireworks Cruise with a Glass of Champagne on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Croatian Embassy Celebration of Music, Wine, and Cuisine with a Tribute to Nikola Tesla on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Beer Tasting and Evening of German Alpine Music at the German-American Heritage Museum: Delightful Celebration of German Music, Beer, Food, and Heritage on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:20 PM
  • Flamenco Soiree in Madrid: Flamenco Dance Performance and Evening of International Networking at the Elegant L2 Lounge in Georgetown on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala at the Luxurious Willard Intercontinental: DC's Premier and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7:45 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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Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain

Thursday, May 23, 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.

I just wanted to say thank you for such a great event yesterday at the National Cathedral! I had never attended an ICDC event before, and my first one was a fascinating experience. I look forward to attending more events in the future. Thanks again.

Rachel Morowitz


Embassy of Sweden Gala

ICDC Members enjoyed a candlelit evening on the eve of Santa Lucia at the Swedish Embassy, in the heart of Georgetown. A unique and unforgettable gala of Swedish holiday traditions, music, and dance was enjoyed by all.

French Embassy Summer Music Festival

Each year on the summer solstice, the French gather in the streets to celebrate the change of seasons with la Fête de la Musique — a dynamic tapestry of music and dancing. ICDC members enjoyed this annual Summer Music and Garden Festival, the largest cultural festival hosted at the French Embassy. The lively atmosphere in the French Embasys garden included over 50 bands and street performers from around the world.

Upcoming Events


Austrian Embassy 16th Annual Viennese Ball: A Night in Vienna - Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to experience a magical evening at the Austrian 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.

Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee - Wednesday, March 27, 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.

Discover Amazing Peru: Embassy of Peru Dinner Reception, Art Exhibit, and Evening of Peruvian Culture - Friday, March 29, 2019 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.

Beer Tasting and Evening of German Alpine Music at the German-American Heritage Museum: Delightful Celebration of German Music, Beer, Food, and Heritage - Thursday, April 4, 2019 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.

Georgetown Cherry Blossom Fireworks Cruise with a Glass of Champagne - Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Join us for Magnificent views of the Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks with a glass of champagne after we depart from the Georgetown Waterfront on a 2-hour cruise. Watching the fireworks from the Potomac River is a truly unforgettable and magical experience. Imagine the illuminated Washington monuments along with sweeping views of the Washington skyline at a distance as you enjoy wine from the cash bar and the company of your ICDC friends! Either relax in the climate controlled lower deck or enjoy panoramic views of the DC skyline from the open air top deck. Our cherry blossom fireworks cruises have sold out each of the last 15 years. Reserve your tickets now.

Cherry Blossom Cruise: Depart from Georgetown for spectacular springtime views of DC and Monuments - Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM


Join us for a relaxing cruise to experience the cherry blossoms, one of the most magnificent annual spectacles in Washington DC. Our cruise last year sold out within days of announcing so please reserve your tickets early. We will depart from the Georgetown Waterfront for our cruise featuring spectacular panoramic views of the monuments and the DC skyline. Come by yourself or bring your friends to socialize with other ICDC members and make new friends.  Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Evening of Classical Vocal Music - Friday, April 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 featuring arias and art songs by Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov  and Rubinstein. 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.

Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert - Sunday, April 21, 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.

Flamenco Soiree in Madrid: Flamenco Dance Performance and Evening of International Networking at the Elegant L2 Lounge in Georgetown - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Join us on a trip to Madrid with a breathtaking Flamenco dance performance at L2 Lounge, one of Georgetown's most elegant and premier lounges. Your evening starts with an evening of networking and socializing with special selection of cocktails available for purchase at the bar. As you socialize with other ICDC Members and make new friends, celebrate Spanish dancing with a passionate flamenco performance. Experience the heart-pounding rhythm of one of the most celebrated Spanish dances as you enjoy your evening in the elegant and chic atmosphere of L2 Lounge. Come by yourself or invite friends to join us! Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Montenegro Dinner Reception with the Ambassador of Montenegro: Discover the Beauty of the Adriatic - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Montenegro, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of Montenegrin culture, cuisine, and wine at the Embassy of Montenegro. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Montenegro and the beauty of the Adriatic. The evening includes welcome remarks and an overview of Montenegro, Montenegrin culture, geography, and tourism. Feast on a buffet of traditional Montenegrin delicacies along with 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.

Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral - Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 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.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, May 18, 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.

Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain - Thursday, May 23, 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.

Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing - Sunday, May 26, 2019 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.

French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert - Friday, May 31, 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.

Croatian Embassy Celebration of Music, Wine, and Cuisine with a Tribute to Nikola Tesla - Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC and the Croatian Embassy cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of Croatia for a dinner reception and delightful evening of Croatian culture, music, wine, and cuisine with a special Tribute to Nikola Tesla’s 163rd Anniversary. During the event, Tesla will have a Model S and Model X on display. Tesla product experts will be on hand to answer questions and show you how electric vehicles can fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. Test rides will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. This is a wonderful opportunity to Discover Beautiful Croatia, "Land of a Thousand Islands." Your evening features a dinner buffet feast of traditional Croatian delicacies as well as the opportunity to meet Croatians who are ICDC members while you discover a country rich in culture and history. Space for this very special event is limited and we expect the event to sell out. Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:20 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.

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.