• French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine and Dessert Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocal and Piano Duets on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • An afternoon with Monet, Renoir, and Degas: National Gallery of Art Tour: 19th Century French Paintings on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:45 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
  • Embassy of Slovakia Dinner Reception and Evening of Slovak Art, Culture, music, Cuisine, and Wine on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala: DC's Premiere and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:30 PM
  • French Embassy Wine, Desserts, and Dance Soiree: Celebrate the New Year with a Dance Soiree in Paris on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy Valentine's Soiree: A Rendezvous in Paris on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • Embassy of Bulgaria Holiday Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:40 PM
  • French Embassy Holiday Gala - An American in Paris on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM
  • Croatian Embassy Dinner Reception and Live Music Performance: Discover Beautiful Croatia,
  • Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation on Thursday, January 12, 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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An afternoon with Monet, Renoir, and Degas: National Gallery of Art Tour: 19th Century French Paintings

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:45 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.

Thank you so very much for the fabulous Viennese Ball. The incredible ambiance and atmosphere of the National Museum of Women in the Arts lent itself extremely well to the panache and éclat of the ball. I was very impressed with the orchestra and their amazing musical presentation. The dancing was superb; I particularly enjoyed the choreographed dancing with the instructors. And of course the desert buffet was an epicurean feast. I heartily look forward to your next event.

Eric Carlson (Attendee of Viennese Ball)


Kreeger Museum Afterhours Evening of Art and Jazz

The Kreeger Museum, one of the world's finest museums of 19th and 20th century masterpieces of Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne, and others was open late for an exclusive after-hours engagement featuring live jazz, appetizers, and cocktails.

Great Gatsby Ball Summer Gala

Our 1920s-themed Great Gatsby Ball is one of our most popular summer events. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” characterized the glamor and decadence of the 1920s and the gala presents attendees the opportunity to experience the elegance, splendor, and extravagance of 1920s America as they discovered the secret world of speakeasy.

Upcoming Events


French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine and Dessert Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocal and Piano Duets - Thursday, December 8, 2016 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.

French Embassy Holiday Gala - An American in Paris - Saturday, December 10, 2016 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! In salute to Gershwin's genius and the inspiration of France, our jazz program will include interpretations of An American in Paris.

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.

Embassy of Bulgaria Holiday Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture - Friday, December 16, 2016 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.

Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala: DC's Premiere and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration - Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Attend on your own or with friends and join other outgoing internationally-minded professionals from around the city and the globe to celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style at the Marriott Marquis, a sophisticated haven of luxury & service in the heart of DC. We have once again assembled a selection of the the finest entertainment from around the world to bring you an unparalleled and spectacular evening of sophistication and elegance.

Experience a celebration of international culture, music, cuisine, & dancing to the music of 5 live bands: Latin salsa band, Jazz Orchestra, Irish Band, a Buenos Aires tango ensemble, and a Trinidad-Tobago Island band. Enjoy a stunning balloon drop at midnight, mock casino gambling, free flowing champagne, party favors, a full premium open bar, champagne toast at mid-night, gourmet tea and coffee, and first-class service.

For dinner choose from either a sit down 3-course dinner with champagne or sample international fare at our destination dinner buffets, with cuisine representing vibrant destinations from around the world. We have also arranged specially discounted rooms at the Marriott Marquis. Join us for a memorable, fun-filled evening of celebration for singles and couples – it’s simply DC's premier New Year's Eve gala! Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Wine, Desserts, and Dance Soiree: Celebrate the New Year with a Dance Soiree in Paris - Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends, at the French Embassy to enjoy an evening of music, wine, French desserts & dancing! See the event description for delectable desserts presented at the event & 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 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.

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation - Thursday, January 12, 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.

An afternoon with Monet, Renoir, and Degas: National Gallery of Art Tour: 19th Century French Paintings - Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:45 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.

Croatian Embassy Dinner Reception and Live Music Performance: Discover Beautiful Croatia, "Land of a Thousand Islands" - Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC and the Embassy of Croatia cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Croatian Embassy for a dinner reception and delightful evening of Croatian culture, music, and cuisine. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Croatian sights, a live music performance, and Croatian delicacies by the Embassy chef along with wine. You will also enjoy the opportunity to meet other internationally-minded professionals in town as well as members of the Croatian-American community. Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, February 11, 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.

French Embassy Valentine's Soiree: A Rendezvous in Paris - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM


Join us at the French Embassy as we present a stylish soiree to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Attend on your own or with someone special to enjoy an evening of French cuisine prepared especially for you by the French Embassy chef 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 big band orchestra followed by DJ as you enjoy wine and spirits served at the open bar.

Either join us at 6:30 PM for a VIP champagne reception with a French buffet dinner by the French Embassy chef or join us at 8:00 PM to dance the night away while enjoying delectable French desserts and an open bar. A luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights as we celebrate the most romantic night of the year and our Valentine’s Day soirees have sold out each of the last 5 years. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out as only a limited number of discounted tickets are available. Reserve your tickets now.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, March 25, 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.

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.

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.