• Flamenco Soiree in Madrid: Flamenco Dance Performance and Evening of International Networking at the Elegant L2 Lounge in Georgetown on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 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
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Evening of Classical Vocal Music on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  • Portuguese Ambassador's Residence Concert and Dinner Reception by the Ambassador's Chef on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • French Ambassador's Residence La Soiree Champagne on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  • Movie Award Ceremony Viewing Party: A Fashionable Evening of Socializing and a Live Screening of the Oscars Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7:30 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
  • An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:00 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
  • Croatian Embassy Celebration of Music, Wine, and Cuisine with a Tribute to Nikola Tesla on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:00 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
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:00 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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Tour of the US Capitol

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM: Join us for a private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern National Mall culminating in a tour of the US Capitol. Discover the awe-inspiring Capitol as you meet ICDC members. Space is limited so sign up now. Reserve your tickets now.

I was so happy to have been a part of the tour. Touring the Cathedral has been something I've wanted to do in all my years of living in this area, 4 1/2 years so far. I'm looking forward to the other events the ICDC holds. Thank you again a memorable experience.

Iris Salazar


Sri Lankan Ambassador's Residence Dinner Reception

We discovered the tropical island paradise of Sri Lanka at a very special dinner reception hosted for ICDC Members at the residence of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka that featured Sri Lankan music and dancing along with Sri Lankan delicacies prepared by the embassy chef.

Noche Iberoamericana Festival with 19 Embassies

ICDC Members enjoyed a cultural festival attended by over 200 internationally-minded professionals along with high-ranking diplomatic staff from 19 embassies. The event presented a wonderful opportunity to indulge in food tastings of native delicacies prepared by the embassies represented.

Upcoming Events


Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:00 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.

Movie Award Ceremony Viewing Party: A Fashionable Evening of Socializing and a Live Screening of the Oscars Awards Ceremony - Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM


We cordially requests the pleasure of your company for a viewing of the awards ceremony, in honor of the best films of 2018, at the luxurious Embassy Row Hotel. Start your evening with handcrafted cocktails available for purchase at the bar as you meet, network, and socialize with ICDC Members followed by a screening of the live broadcast of the awards ceremony on large TV screens of the venue and experience the magic of cinema. Join us on your own or with friends! We sold out the last 3 years. Discounted tickets are available for a very limited time. Reserve your tickets now.

Flamenco Soiree in Madrid: Flamenco Dance Performance and Evening of International Networking at the Elegant L2 Lounge in Georgetown - Wednesday, February 27, 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.

French Ambassador's Residence La Soiree Champagne - Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM


There is no better way to start the New Year than an exclusive Champagne open bar evening at the Residence of the Ambassador of France. The International Club of DC invites you to the 4th annual La Soiree Champagne presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce! The event will be hosted in the private Residence of the Ambassador of France, Gérard Araud, in his presence. This is the perfect occasion to enjoy a rare opportunity to taste different Champagnes from France's leading houses, while at the same time mingle with the Chamber's Board of Directors as well as distinguished guests, high-ranking diplomats and VIPs. In addition to an open-bar serving Champagne, there will be an upscale finger-food cocktail prepared by the Residence's Chef, to pair with the Champagne! The Soirée will also feature live music and art. Reserve your tickets now.

Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing - Sunday, March 3, 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.

Portuguese Ambassador's Residence Concert and Dinner Reception by the Ambassador's Chef - Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM


The International Club of DC with the cooperation of the Embassy of Portugal and His Excellency Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital, the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States, cordially request the pleasure of your company for the rare delight of an evening featuring a delightful Fado inspired jazz concert followed by a dinner buffet feast of Portuguese delicacies prepared especially for you by the Ambassador’s chef! The evening begins with a delightful concert featuring Marta Pereira da Costa who is the world’s first and only professional Portuguese guitar female player in Fado. The intimate and beautiful setting of the Portuguese Ambassador’s residence provides the perfect setting for you to discover Portugal through all your senses while meeting the Ambassador, distinguished diplomats and staff at the embassy along with ICDC members in attendance.  Reserve your tickets now.

An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons - Friday, March 15, 2019 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.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, March 16, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.