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The International Club of DC
cordially requests the pleasure of your company at our

Sixth Anniversary Gala and Masquerade Ball
A grand celebration of International Music, Cuisine, Wine, Dancing, and Desserts
Celebrate the Fifth anniversary of ICDC
and your support of our diverse events

Saturday October 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM

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

Black Tie Requested - suits are also fine! Cocktail Attire Optional
(Period formal attire from the 1800s, 1900s
and the renaissance era welcome!)


Dance Lessons for the gala offered on:
Tuesday October 20 at the Embassy of France (Tango/Merengue)
Thursday October 22 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Viennese Waltz)

Read testimonials by previous attendees and see photos from previous galas: 2007 Midsummer Night's Ball | 2007 Viennese Ball | 2006 Masquerade Ball and Anniversary Gala | 2006 Viennese Ball| 2005 Spring Viennese Ball | 2005 Masquerade Ball and Anniversary Gala | 2005 Fall Viennese Ball.

 

YOU DO NOT NEED A DATE TO ATTEND
You are welcome to attend the ball without a date. We expect as many singles as couples.
Come on your own or with friends for an unforgettable evening!  

As a mysterious autumn night turns to intrigue, you are cordially invited to join us to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the International Club of DC! We have planned a a magical evening and a memorable international celebration of music, wine, food, and dancing at the Grand Ballroom of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We have assembled an unforgettable evening of elegance and sophistication including dancing to two live bands, a lavish dinner buffet, open bar, extravagant dessert buffet, enchanting dance performances, and so much more!

Sumptuous Dinner Buffet
Dance to a classical orchestra
Dance to a Live Latin Band

Enchanting Argentine Tango Dance Performance
International Dance Music
Extravagant Dessert Buffet
Exquisite Marble dance floor
Enjoy the company of diplomatic guests & friends
Wine with Open Bar and champagne during VIP reception


For the first half of the evening enjoy dancing to the music of a classical orchestra performing Viennese waltzes and ballroom dance music for an unforgettable night of dancing. For the second half of the evening the Brazilian band Origem will perform salsa, merengue, Brazilian samba and other Latin sounds as we turn the music up a notch for a truly international dance experience. To add even more diversity, we will play a variety of international dance music during band breaks.

one of the most exquisite venues in DC, 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 formal ball. 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 an international buffet of dinner and desserts. Watch the twirling silhouettes on the marble dance floor below move to the sounds of the world’s most beloved music. Stroll down the sweeping marble stair cases of the museum and dance on an exquisite marble floor while meeting other diverse internationally-minded professionals in town.

Tentative Agenda
7:00 PM Admission commences for Gala Patron and Gala Benefactor ticket holders
8:00 PM General admission commences
9:00 PM Welcome Remarks
10:30 PM Dance Performance
12:00 Midnight Event concludes

We promote responsible drinking. Please do not drink and drive. All attendees must be 21 and over. Please bring identification with you when you arrive for security purposes.

VIP DINNER BUFFET
(Served to Gala Patron and Benefactor ticket holders from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner buffet served to gala Benefactor and Patron ticket holders while you listen to the delightful melodies of a chamber ensemble play some of the world 's beloved classical music. The candle-lit dinner reception is a wonderful prelude to the magic night ahead.

DELECTABLE BUFFET OF INTERNATIONAL DESERTS
(Served to all attendees from 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

CHOCOLATE TORTE:
A chocolate-lover’s dream! Three rich layers of chocolate cake, filled and covered with chocolate ganache.

FRESH FRUIT CAKE:
Moist vanilla cake layered with vanilla filling and frosted with delicate whipped cream. Finished off in grand style with seasonal fresh fruit.

CAPPUCCINO CAKE:
One of a kind! Coffee flavored butter cream layered with delicious yellow cake soaked with Coffee syrup.

VIENNESE SACHER TORTE:
Two layers of rich chocolate torte filled with apricot jam and finished with a dark chocolate glaze.

STRAWBERRY AND CREAM CAKE:
Everyone’s favorite! A perfect pairing of fresh strawberries and freshly made whipped cream with vanilla cake.

LEMON CITRON CAKE:
Lemon Sponge Cake with lemon curd filling and finish with lemon butter cream and a lemon glaze.

MINIATURES EXQUISITES:
Chocolate filled éclairs and cream puff, assorted fruit, chocolate peanut butter, lemon and chocolate chip cheese bars, brownies and cookies complemented with an assortment of mini fresh fruit, lemon curd and raspberry filled tarts!

CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE:
Feast on a bountiful selection of exquisite imported chocolate while you enjoy a night of music, wine and dance!

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

Tickets and Registration
All online ticket sales are final. We are unable to offer refunds or cancellations. All attendees must be 21 and over. All attendees must reserve a ticket in advance to attend the gala. NO DOOR SALES.

Interest in our gala last year was unprecedented with the gala selling out with over 350 ICDC members in attendance. Please reserve your tickets soon before we are sold out!

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Discounted General Admission Tickets are $90 for a limited time. Includes: Admission at 8:00 PM, dancing to the music of a classical orchestra as well as the Origem Latin band. The evening also includes an open bar with wine and a very lavish dessert buffet.

Discounted Gala Patron Tickets are $149 for a limited time. In addition to General Admission benefits, Gala Patron benefits include admission at 7:00 PM, DINNER BUFFET (last seating at 7:45 PM), an intimate CANDLE-LIT RECEPTION before the ball starts with music by a classical chamber trio, open bar during the reception with free-flowing CHAMPAGNE, and expedited check-in at the door.

Gala Benefactor Tickets: $165. In addition to the General Admission and Gala Patron benefits, Gala Benefactor ticket holders 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!


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