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Viennese Ball at the National Museum of Women in the Arts: A Night in Vienna

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM

A grand celebration of Viennese Music, Food, Wine, and Dancing
Experience the splendor and spirit of Vienna and elegance of the waltz

Event Details

!!! Onlne reservations closed !!!
Tickets available for cash at the entrance.

See photos from a previous Viennese Ball!

You are cordially invited to experience a magical evening at the National Museum of Women in the Arts -- one of the most exquisite venues in Washington DC for an unforgettable Viennese celebration of music, food, wine and dancing. The museum's grand Renaissance Revival building and the elegant grand ballroom and Mezzanine provide the perfect setting to bring to life the timeless elegance of a Viennese Ball, as experienced in Vienna. As you enter the museum, you will be greeted by a luxurious marble reception area, and a ballroom adorned by three beautiful crystal chandeliers and art from the museum’s permanent collection.

White marble staircases sweep upward to the spacious Mezzanine where you will feast on champagne, wine, dinner, and a lavish dessert buffet in the finest Viennese tradition. Watch the twirling silhouettes on the marble dance floor below move to the sounds of the world’s most beloved waltzes, and other dance music from around the world.

Stroll down the sweeping marble stair cases of the museum and dance on an exquisite marble floor to the sounds of The Salon Orchestra of Washington, as they perform the world’s favorite Strauss waltzes, ballroom music from around the world and the famous Radetsky Grand March.

This is a great opportunity for a private viewing of the museum’s permanent art collection, experience the elegant atmosphere of a European Ball, as well as meet international professionals and members of the diplomatic community.

You do not need a date to attend. You are welcome to attend the ball without a date, as we expect as many singles as couples.

Viennese Waltz Lessons will be offered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Wednesday February 17.

Requested Attire

White Tie or Black Tie Optional (dark suits are also fine!)
Vintage formal attire from the renaissance era or the 1900s welcome!

Tentative Agenda (Agenda is subject to change)
7:00 PM Admission commences for Gala Patron and Gala Benefactor ticket holders
- Classical trio performs during the VIP reception.
- Free-flowing champagne will be served at the open bar
- Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet until 8:00 PM
Kindly note that the last dinner seating is at 7:45 PM.

8:00 PM General admission commences
- The Orchestra performs until midnight.
- Dance to a variety of Viennese waltzes, ballroom music, and other dance music
- Enjoy a very extravagant dessert reception in the finest Viennese tradition

9:00 PM Welcome Remarks

10:00 PM Grand March

11:00 PM Quadrille

12:00 Midnight Event concludes

Rain Date Policy
Please note that the event will go ahead rain, shine, or snow. We look forward to seeing you for a delightful evening regardless of the weather. Purchase of ticket constitutes your acceptance of our rain date policy.
Tickets and Registration

Online reservations closed. Tickets available for cash at the entrance.

Discounted General Admission Tickets are $90 for a limited time.
Includes: Admission at 8:00 PM, dancing to music by the Salon Orchestra of Washington. The evening also includes an open bar with Austrian wine and a very lavish dessert buffet in the finest Viennese tradition.

Discounted Gala Patron Tickets are $145 for a limited time. In addition to General Admission benefits, Gala Patron benefits include admission at 7:00 PM, an intimate CANDLE-LIT RECEPTION before the ball starts with music by a CHAMBER TRIO, open bar during the reception with free-flowing CHAMPAGNE, AUSTRIAN DINNER BUFFET during the VIP reception, and expedited check-in at the door. Kindly note that the last dinner seating is at 7:45 PM.

Gala Benefactor Tickets: $160. In addition to the General Admission and Gala Patron benefits, Gala Benefactor ticketholders are entitled to RESERVED-SEATING for the evening along with ACKNOWLEDGEMENT in the program. We also greatly appreciate your generous support of our cultural programs! Kindly note that the last dinner seating is at 7:45 PM.

A limited number of tickets are available and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early. Prior black-tie events have sold out well in advance of the event date. Please purchase tickets online at http://www.InternationalClubDC.com/

If you have questions please contact info@InternationalClubDC.com

Cancellation Policy
Please note that all online ticket sales are final. We are unable to offer cancelations or refunds on online ticket purchases.

Grand Ballroom of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20005-3920

Parking is available at the following nearby parking garage. Please park after verifying that they will remain open past midnight.

PMI (202) 785-9191
1325 G Street, NW
24 hours/day, 7 days/week  (Please verify at time of parking.)


Due to liquor being served at the event, we recommend either public transportation or alternative transportation arrangements.

Environmentally conscious private driving service by CoachRider: The international Club of DC is pleased to present an environmentally conscious private driving service composed entirely of hybrid vehicles. Coach Rider has arranged for a specially discounted rate for ICDC members. Please contact CoachRider at 1 866 487 4337 and request special pricing for International Club of DC members. If you plan to attend with friends you can share the cost of the ride while saving the environment.

Additional Event Information & Notes

Please note that the menu below is tentative
and is subject to changes and or substitutions.

Dinner menu served from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
for Gala Patron and Benefactor Ticketholders


Fresh Mozzarella Salad
Fresh mozzarella served with olive oil
along with red peppers, tomatoes and fresh basil.

Wurst Salad
Sliced sausages served with red onions,
red peppers, in a rice wine vinaigrette.

Carrot Salad
Sliced carrots served with
white onions, olive oil and Vinegar.

Austrian potato salad
Slices of potato, served with onion, bacon and vinaigrette

Cucumber Salad
Sliced cucumber served with fresh dill, olive oil and vinegar

Green Cabbage Salad
Olive oil vinaigrette with caraway seeds, and bacon served with green cabbage

Mixed greens
Garden fresh mixed greens served with balsamic vinaigrette.

Main Courses:

Chicken Granciola
Tender chicken breast topped with a succulent mix of
broccoli, crabmeat, and mozzarella cheese in a creamy white wine sauce

Grilled Salmon
Grilled salmon filets served with a delicious dill sauce

Braised Beef Roulade
Thin slices of beef filled with vegetable
and served with a light brown wine sauce

Vegetable Pasta
Penne pasta with mixed vegetables served in a pesto sauce

Side Dishes:

Sautéed potato
Sautéed potato served with butter and fresh herbs

Vegetable Rice
White rice cooked with spiced vegetables

A homemade Austrian pasta

Viennese Dessert Buffet Served from 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Viennese Sacher Torte:
Two layers of rich chocolate torte filled with apricot jam and finished with a dark chocolate glaze.

Lemon Citron Cake:
Lemon Sponge Cake with lemon curd filling and finished with lemon buttercream and a lemon glaze

Chocolate Raspberry Cake:
Chocolate Cake with a fresh raspberry filling finished with chocolate buttercream and raspberry glaze

Strawberries and Cream:
Vanilla cake filled with strawberries and all natural whipped cream

Gourmet chocolates and truffles

Fresh Fruit Cake:
Vanilla cake with a custard filling. Finished with whipped cream and an abundance of fresh fruit

Chocolate Torte:
Three layers of our chocolate torte filled with chocolate mousse and finished with chocolate ganache.

A selection of miniature tarts including cheesecakes, and éclairs

Fresh fruit with Chocolate-dipped strawberries

Fruit, Cheese, and Dips:
Homemade dips and cheese platters served with assorted crackers and sliced baguette

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