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Not always black-tie but definitely suit & tie (for the men) and cocktail attire (for the ladies) at a minimum. These are the dances tied to charity events, fund raisers, inaugurals and other formal affairs. Tickets are seldom cheap, but the chance to get dressed up and dance is always worthwhile, even more so when it supports a good cause.

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European Gala at the Embassy of France

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PRICES INCREASING: To lock in the current price, please RSVP and pay via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/french-embassy-black-tie-european-gala-tickets-58932200799 Open Bar, European Ballroom Dancing, Casino Games, Late Night DJ, Dancing, chocolates, and hundreds of young professionals. A EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE - with a special focus on Monte Carlo! From the royal majesty of the Palace to the bustling excitement of the casinos, this spring, don your best tuxedo and dresses and travel to Europe - on European Soil - we invite you to a very special holiday gala. Partake in the games, dance in a ballroom fairy tale 18th Century Setting, dance to a modern 21st century DJ, enjoy French desserts, experience wines, beers and other drinks from throughout Europe, savor chocolate from all over the Old Country... and win a trip to the Caribbean! Your magical evening features: BALLROOM DANCING with LESSONS: Travel to the center of Europe as you waltz, Fox Trot, Tango and even Swing in an 18th century ballroom setting. Ballroom dance lessons will be provided as an introduction r refresher. CASINO: Take to the games and partake in mock gambling with a special Monte Carlo Casino, including Black Jack , Craps, 5 Card Draw and Texas Hold 'em Poker (admittedly, a little American touch). EUROPEAN NIGHTCLUB: In the second half of the evening, we visit the hottest nightclubs from the south of France to L'Avenue des Champs Elysées as one of Washington's top DJs spins the best retro, swing and top 40 dance hits. EUROPEAN/FRENCH BAR After a special champagne welcome drink, we will present an OPEN BAR of European wines European wines, beers and other non alcoholic refreshments. Wines and beers from at least 5 different European countries will be on hand for you to sample and enjoy! LES DESSERTS Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake!" And we will. As if picked from the best pastry shops in all of France, our dessert selection offers you a wide variety of assortment de Petites Patisseries. Experience the exquisite French desserts found in some of the finest restaurants, cafes and casinos in all of Paris and Monte Carlo. Catered by the French Embassy's regular chefs. The menu includes: Chocolate croustillant Choux with coffee cream Bavarois cheese cakes EUROPEAN CHOCOLATES TASTING Sample, compare and conquer some of the greatest chocolates from throughout Western and Eastern Europe. WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN A drawing for all to partake in. One lucky person will win plane and hotel to Jamaica! SUGGESTED ATTIRE Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited. PRICES INCREASING: To lock in the current price, please pay via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/french-embassy-black-tie-european-gala-tickets-58932200799

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