Every week International Club of DC brings various cultures to live for D.C. residents, and beyond, introducing people to foreign cultures, politics, arts, people, travels, music and foreign affairs. From French gypsy concert to A Taste of Kazakh food and entertainment, there is an event for every heart and interest.
Check out a few upcoming ones this summer:
May 21, Liechtenstein Ambassador's Residence Rooftop Reception: Zum Wohl.
May 23, A Taste of Kazakhstan.
(Louise Bourgeois, photo by www.centrepompidou.fr)
May 27, Two to Tango: An Evening in Buenos Aires - Argentine Tango Lessons and Latin dance party.
May 29, An Evening in Slovakia - Embassy of Slovakia Celebration of Art, Culture, Cuisine, and Wine.
June 01, French Embassy Gypsy Jazz Music Concert with Angelo Debarre and Ludovic Beier followed by a French with reception.
June 05, Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation.
June 20, La Fête de la Musique at the Embassy of France.
(Summer Solstice with La Fête de la Musique favored by all French)
There are 134 Goethe-Institutes in 82 countries, one of which is in Gottingen, Germany, where 15 years ago I studied German. And you can imagine how thrilled I was to find out that there is one in my hometown of D.C.
(The Goethe-Institut in Gottingen, Germany)
And now we all can see behind the scenes of the event at the Goethe-Institut in D.C. that is hosting Icons of a Border Installation, a collection of photographs from Peter Frischmuth reflecting one district’s evolution across the time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Using historic and current photos, accompanied by texts in which the wall finds a voice, 36 students at the Institute for Media Science in Paderborn, Germany attempt to ferret out the atmospheres of the past.
If you happened to miss the weekends of May 2 and May 9th’s D.C. embassies’ open houses, the weekends on which the embassies were open to the public, offering all kinds of adult and kid’s entertainment, food and information, don’t get disappointed. All 170 and plus foreign embassies in D.C. hold events throughout year.
A few local organizations let us know of such upcoming events on a daily basis. Check out International Club of DC, whose ambassadors scoop up events at embassies and gladly tell us about them online, and even on Facebook (if you happened to befriends some of the organizations on Facebook.
See if you want to become part of the local and foreign community, learn to speak their language, or just attend entertaining and educational events while living in the city or visiting D.C.
Europe in DC organization, and site, is another way to learn about local events pertained to what D.C. is best at – culture, education, foreigners, history, politics, environment, economy, and art.