• Embassy of Bulgaria Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture with the Ambassador of Bulgaria on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:40 PM
  • Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  • French Embassy Holiday Gala - An American in Paris on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • French Embassy Gatsby Soiree: Evening of Wine, Desserts, and Dance with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Swing Lessons on Friday, May 26, 2017 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 Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  • Austrian Embassy Viennese Masquerade Ball and ICDC Anniversary Gala on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Austrian Embassy Viennese Waltz Lessons and Evening of Austrian Wine and Dancing on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • 19 Embassies - One Night of Food, Music, Art and Drinks at Noche Iberoamericana Festival on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • Embassy of Slovakia Dinner Reception and Evening of Slovak Art, Culture, music, Cuisine, and Wine on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:40 PM
  • A Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Sri Lanka Dinner Reception: Discover the Tropical Island Paradise of Sri Lanka. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM

We are Washington’s premiere organization for internationally-minded professionals who enjoy international cultural experiences. In partnership with embassies, along with museums and other cultural organizations, 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 of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine

Thursday, October 12, 2017 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.

I admire the work that you are doing through the International Club of DC. It fills a real need in a cosmopolitan city like Washington, where people come from the four corners of the planet to live and work and can really benefit from the opportunities your Club provides to meet and get involved in good causes.

William H. Dent Jr., Executive Director, Natural Partners


Great Falls Hike

Great Falls Park, one of DC’s most spectacular displays of nature, is just minutes from DC. We enjoyed a day of hiking and socializing amidst views of waterfalls, the Potomac River, as well as nature along the C and O Canal.

Phillips Collection International Art and Language

The International Club of DC, in collaboration with the Phillips Collection, presented a special evening of art and language discussion along with the opportunity for a private viewing of one of the world’s finest collections of impressionistic and modern art by American and European artists. The artworks of the Phillips collection includes works by Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Klee, Homer, Whistler, Hopper, Stieglitz, O'Keeffe, Calder, Rothko, and many others.

Upcoming Events


A Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain - Thursday, March 30, 2017 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 Montenegro Dinner Reception with the Ambassador of Montenegro: Discover the Beauty of the Adriatic - Friday, April 7, 2017 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.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:40 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.

Cherry Blossom Fireworks Cruise Aboard Luxurious Cruise Boat with 3-Course Dinner - Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 5:50 PM


We have reserved Washington's finest cruise boat with the largest open air top deck and fully climate controlled lower level to enjoy magnificent views of the Cherry Blossom fireworks in style while you enjoy a seated 3-course dinner. Watching the fireworks from the Potomac River is a truly unforgettable and magical experience. Depart from the Alexandria waterfront and enjoy illuminated monuments of Washington along with sweeping views of the DC skyline at a distance. We expect this cruise to be very popular. Our cherry blossom fireworks cruises have sold out each of the last 12 years. Please reserve your tickets now! 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 - Thursday, April 20, 2017 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.

An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons - Friday, April 21, 2017 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.

An afternoon with Monet, Renoir, and Degas: National Gallery of Art Tour: 19th Century French Paintings - Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:45 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.

Embassy of Slovakia Dinner Reception and Evening of Slovak Art, Culture, music, Cuisine, and Wine - Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM


We cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of Slovakia for a very special celebration of Slovak culture, art, music, cuisine, and wine. Join us on your own or with friends to discover Slovakia through all your senses while you meet the embassy staff and ICDC members in attendance. Indulge in a traditional dinner buffet feast of Slovak delicacies prepared especially for us by the embassy chef. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy wine and other drinks served at the open bar as you meet ICDC Members and diplomats in attendance. Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine and Dessert Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocal and Classical Music - Friday, April 28, 2017 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.

A Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain - Thursday, May 4, 2017 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 Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture with the Ambassador of Bulgaria - Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Bulgaria, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting 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 caterer 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.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, May 20, 2017 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.

French Embassy Gatsby Soiree: Evening of Wine, Desserts, and Dance with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Swing Lessons - Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends, at the French Embassy for our Gatsby Soiree 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 Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Swing 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, & swing. 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.

19 Embassies - One Night of Food, Music, Art and Drinks at Noche Iberoamericana Festival - Friday, June 9, 2017 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 19 countries presenting the event along with internationally minded professionals attending the event. Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:40 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 Sri Lanka Dinner Reception: Discover the Tropical Island Paradise of Sri Lanka. - Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC cordially requests the pleasure of your company for a very special evening at the Embassy of Sri Lanka. The evening includes an authentic dinner buffet of Sri Lankan delicacies prepared by the embassy chef along with the opportunity to learn about Sri Lanka, its people, geography, history, and culture. The evening begins with welcome remarks by the Ambassador of Sri Lanka about Sri Lanka’s culture, geography, trade, and tourism. Afterwards you will be invited to feast on a buffet of authentic Sri Lankan delicacies along with world renowned Ceylon Tea. The evening also provides you with the opportunity to meet diplomatic personnel at the embassy as well as International Club of DC members in attendance. Don't miss this opportunity to discover one of the world's most exotic travel destinations and a tropical island paradise.
 Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation - Friday, September 29, 2017 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.

Austrian Embassy Viennese Waltz Lessons and Evening of Austrian Wine and Dancing - Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM


Whether you plan to attend our Viennese Ball at Austrian Embassy 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 Austrian 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.

Austrian Embassy Viennese Masquerade Ball and ICDC Anniversary Gala - Friday, October 6, 2017 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 Masquerade Ball and a 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.

Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine - Thursday, October 12, 2017 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.

French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree with French Wine, Parisian Desserts, along with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 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 Holiday Gala - An American in Paris - Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM


You are cordially invited to join us at one of the most exciting and elegant evenings of the year at the Embassy of France as we present a stylish soiree to celebrate the holidays! Attend on your own or with friends for an unforgettable and sophisticated rendezvous of jazz, French wine and desserts, followed by a Parisian discotheque with Dancing in the city of lights! Enjoy an evening of music, wine, dance along with delectable desserts reminiscent of the selections from a Parisian café. As you meet and socialize with other attendees, dance the night away to our jazz band followed by a DJ performing dance music from around the world. A luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out. Reserve your tickets now.