• A Night in Havana - Dance the night away to a Latin band with salsa lessons on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM
  • Holiday Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception Featuring the Russian Chamber Arts Society on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Tribute to Tchaikovsky on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Tribute to Tchaikovsky on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • Flamenco Soiree in Madrid: Flamenco Dance Performance and Evening of International Networking at the Elegant L2 Lounge in Georgetown on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration: Evening of French Wine, Cuisine, Music, and Dancing on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • Movie Award Ceremony Viewing Party: A Fashionable Evening of Socializing and a Live Screening of the Oscars Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30 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
  • An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy New Year's Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Viennese Ball and French Embassy Holiday Gala: A Magical Evening of French Wine and Desserts with Viennese Music & Dance on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00 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, December 7, 2019 at 12:30 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.

Now that I am back and settled back in from my trip to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Qatar (though I am still experiencing jet lag), I thought I would write to let you know how much I appreciated all the hard work you put into planning the trip to Sri Lanka. It truly was a trip of a lifetime and I will never forget it. The care and thought that was put into planning the trip was obvious. We got to see so much of the country and appreciate it for all of its diversity. Thank you much for pulling it all together. Thanks again for everything,

Sharon L. Taylor


New Year's Eve Gala

ICDC Members enjoyed a magnificent New Year's Eve experience featuring 8 live bands, DJs, and other entertainments at the Marriott Marquis, Washington's DC's most spacious hotel.

Black Tie Masquerade Ball and Anniversary Gala

We celebrated our 9th anniversary with a spectacular gala and an unforgettable evening of elegance and sophistication in the the Grand Ballroom of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Festivities for the evening included dancing to two live bands, lavish dinner buffet, extravagant dessert buffet, dance performances, and more!

Upcoming Events


An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons - Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM


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.

French Embassy Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration: Evening of French Wine, Cuisine, Music, and Dancing - Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM


Each November, a fresh batch of Beaujolais Nouveau is released in France, shipped around the world to enjoy! In partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce, join us on your own or with friends to savor the latest crop of Beaujolais Nouveau wine, along with light fare from leading French restaurants serving French breads, cheeses, pates & pastries. Meet ICDC members as you dance the night away to our DJ. We sold out each of the last 9 years. Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 12:30 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.

Holiday Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Celebrate the holidays with 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.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Tribute to Tchaikovsky - Thursday, December 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 in a Tribute to Tchaikovsky. 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.

Viennese Ball and French Embassy Holiday Gala: A Magical Evening of French Wine and Desserts with Viennese Music & Dance - Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM


You are invited to the French Embassy to indulge in a magical Holiday Gala and Viennese Ball. Join us on your own or with friends at the French Embassy, one of the grandest diplomatic venues in DC, for an unforgettable gala evening and celebration of French wine and desserts along with Viennese music and dance. A partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend, as Viennese Waltz lessons will be offered just before the ball. 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.

A Night in Havana - Dance the night away to a Latin band with salsa lessons - Friday, December 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Experience a Night in Havana to the sounds of the Latin band Grupo Quimbao performing music for a night of dancing and socializing with salsa lessons offered at the beginning. Join us on your own or with friends to be immersed in a cultural experience of music and dance at the Embassy Row Hotel, One of DC's premiere boutique hotels in the heart of Dupont Circle.

As you meet other guests, enjoy Mojitos, Cuba Libre, and other hand-crafted signature cocktails available for purchase. Experience an unforgettable evening of networking and socializing with sounds of Havana as you dance to a Latin band. Join us at 7:00 PM to relax and meet other guests as we show you how to dance salsa or join us after 8:00 PM to dance to our Latin band playing sounds of Havana.

Space is limited and we expect this event to sell out well in advance, so please make your reservations early. 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.

French Embassy New Year's Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert - Friday, January 10, 2020 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.

Flamenco Soiree in Madrid: Flamenco Dance Performance and Evening of International Networking at the Elegant L2 Lounge in Georgetown - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 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.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 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.

Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert - Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:30 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.

Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing - Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM


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.

Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 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.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception Featuring the Russian Chamber Arts Society - Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 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 Great Russian Entertainers. 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.

Movie Award Ceremony Viewing Party: A Fashionable Evening of Socializing and a Live Screening of the Oscars Awards Ceremony - Sunday, February 9, 2020 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 2020, 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 4 years. Discounted tickets are available for a very limited time. Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Tribute to Tchaikovsky - Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00 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 in a Tribute to Tchaikovsky. 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.