VALENTINE VIENNESE BALL AT THE EMBASSY OF AUSTRIA
Saturday, February 13, 2016
07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Embassy of Austria
3524 International Ct NW ,Washington, DC, (Directions)
General Admission (8;30 PM to Midnight
VIP Admission (7 PM to Midnight)
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- The Majesty of Vienna
- The Beauty of Innsbruck
- The Charm of Salzburg
For centuries, people of Europe have flocked to Vienna in the months of January and February to experience the most romantic and lively balls throughout the continent. Well, tonight, on Valentine’s Weekend, without ever getting on a place, you can come to Austria for a special Valentine’s Ball!
In a single evening experience an era of Old World royalty, fairy tales, and 18th century European charm with a late night touch of 21st century European nightlife as we invite you to a very special evening on Austrian soil for a Viennese Valentine’s Ball and a late night Austrian nightlife celebration!
Don your best outfits and be transported to one of the most beautiful and admired countries in all of Europe as we bring together the glory of Old Austria with the allure of Modern Western Europe. From the music of Strauss and Mozart, to a late-night European style DJ playing your favorite hits, this Austrian Ball has something for everyone.
This event is perfect for both couples and singles alike and we expect a sell out audience to this grand event.
Your magical evening features:
LIVE BALLROOM DANCING
Waltz to the sounds of Strauss, Mozart, Lehar, Waldteufel, Stolz and others in a classic 18th century setting. (8:30p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
VIENNESE MUSICAL AND DANCE PRESENTATION:
Taking center stage for a short presentation, dressed in pure Viennese style, we'll marvel at a fantastic waltz presentation set to the Blue Danube or the Emperor's Waltz by Strauss.
DANCE LESSON AND GRAND MARCH:
Local Ballroom Dance Masters will be on hand at the ball. They will lead you in the Grand March to the famous Radetzky March of Johann Strauss Sr. David and his partner will demonstrate a beautiful Viennese waltz and then teach you the Fledermaus Quadrille (danced to traditional Viennese music by Johann Strauss Jr.) to emulate the Fledermaus Quadrille danced at the balls in Vienna.
EUROPEAN OPERA PRESENTATION:
As if you were in the Vienna State Opera House, tonight we will hear portions from some of the most beautiful and romantic operas ever performed – and you get anAustrian soil center stage performance.
In the latter part of the evening, we will visit the greatest Austrian nightclubs as Washington, D.C.'s greatest D.J.s deliver us the best in retro, swing, salsa and top 40 dancing - European style!
AUSTRIAN OPEN BAR:
Partake in a full evening of an open bar consisting of the of the finest wines and beers found in the best of the Austrian vineyards! Bar consists of Wine, Beer and Non alcoholic beverages. European Champagne wil be available during the VIP reception
AUSTRIAN VALENTINE’S DESSERT BUFFET:
(NOTE: For an Austrian Dinner Buffet, please see our VIP options below)
If you ever strolled through an Austrian marketplace and looked in the store windows you can't help but be tempted by those delectable desserts, and we'll have them for you to enjoy tonight as well: linzer tortes, hazelnut tortes, Viennese apple tarts, Austrian white and dark chocolate florentines, and bittersweet Austrian chocolate squares dusted with confectioner's sugar. Enjoy a late evening buffet of these tantalizing Austrian delights, all as if picked from the best pastry shops in Austria.. NOTE: This menu is subject to slight change of similar or better quality food.
For your potential traveling and cultural interests, enjoy an optional viewing of the scenery, culture and people of Austria.
BATTLE OF THE CHOCOLATES:
What is Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Sample, compare and conquer some of the greatest chocolates from Europe and America at our chocolate tasting!
WIN A TRIP THE CARIBBEAN:
Participate in a drawing in which one lucky winner will win a Trip to the Caribbean (Air and Hotel).
Note: This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. We will have limited tables and chairs, but will not be able to accommodate seating for all attendees at one time. If you have any special needs, please email events@thingstodoDC.com in advance.
FYI: This is a SINGLES and COUPLES Event: Just because it is Valentine’s themed, you do not have to bring a date to this event. Many people come in big groups or even solo.
This is a special VIP Reception before the Gar for a little extra Valentine’s touch.
Ticket Price includes:
- Early Admission to the Gala;
- Private Champagne Reception;
- Special Early Dinner Menu, including:
- Compote of Valentines Fruits With Tyrolean Cinnamon Sauce
- Liptauer Cheese with Vegetables and Rye Bread
- An array of Austrian Sausages on a Bed of Sauerkraut with Caraway and Apple
- Zurcher Fingerling Potato Salad
- Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Radish SaladA Rich Beef Gulasch with NoodlesSour Cream and Dill
- Black Forest Ravioli with Alpine Mushrooms in a Rich Butter, Herb and Cheese Sauce
- Carinthia Grilled Chicken with Spicy Apricot Chutney on a Bed of Garden Greens
NOTE: This menu is subject to slight change of similar or better quality food.
NOTE: VIP ADMISSION TIME is 7:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION TIME is 8:30 PM
For Groups of 10 or more, email firstname.lastname@example.org