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SUMMER GALA AT THE EMBASSY OF AUSTRIA: “A Night in Vienna”


The Majesty of Vienna
The Beauty of Innsbruck
The Charm of Salzburg

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 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 from a live symphony orchestra 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 of young professionals to this grand event.

  FEATURING:
1) LIVE BALLROOM DANCING:
Waltz to the sounds of Strauss, Mozart, Lehar, Waldteufel, Stolz and others  in a classic 18th century setting. In addition to waltzing, our DJ will perform other ballroom dances for true enthusiasts. (8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

2) VIENNESE MUSICAL AND DANCE PRESENTATION:
Taking center stage for a 20 minute 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 (Carol Traxler and David Norton) 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. Carol Traxler will 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.

3) AUSTRIAN NIGHTCLUB:
In the latter part of the evening, we will visit the greatest Austrian nightclubs as Washington, D.C.’s greatest D.J. delivers us the best in retro, swing, salsa and top 40 dancing – European style!

4) AUSTRIAN BUFFET:
Experience the exquisite Austrian delicacies as found in some of the finest restaurants and cafes in all of Austria, including:
Compote of Summer 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.

5) AUSTRIAN PASTRIES:

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.

  6) 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.

  7) AUSTRIAN MOVIE:
 For your potential traveling and cultural interests, enjoy an optional viewing of the scenery, culture and people of Austria.

 8)  DIPLOMATIC GREETING

PRICE SUBJECT TO INCREASE 10 PM FRIDAY, SO PURCHASE IN ADVANCE TO LOCK IN YOUR PRICE

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  • George S.

    I wish I had gone, definitely sounded like it would've been more fun than going to Eden and partying with a bunch of drunk, underage au pairs lol

    June 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    really fun time

    June 23, 2014

  • Olga

    Will pictures be posted? When and where?

    June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed my time at this place! Great embassy event, looking forward for more!

    June 22, 2014

  • Olga

    It was a great time. That was my fitst time at a real Ball!

    June 22, 2014

  • Hasti

    It was really great!!!

    June 21, 2014

  • Kesha

    I had a wonderful time!

    June 21, 2014

  • Richard E

    Absolutely WONDERFUL!

    June 21, 2014

  • Doug K.

    Great food and dancing.

    June 21, 2014

  • Greg

    5. Attire: This event is Black Tie Optional. This means that formal attire is appropriate…Suite and tie for men at a minimum. If you are not properly attired you will not be admitted and credits or refunds will not be offered.

    6. Transportation: If you do take a taxi, we recommend you arrange IN ADVANCE for a taxi to pick you up at the end of the evening - rather than trying to call for a cab at the conclusion of the event. This will save you time and your wait (in potentially cold weather) we be much shorter. 7. Limited Seating: This is primarily a stand up reception with very limited seating. We ask that you notify us in advance of anyone in your party who may have special needs.

    June 20, 2014

  • Greg

    Thank you for registering for our Summer Gala at the Embassy of Austria. We hope you are looking forward to a wonderful evening. The following is important information you need to know: 1. Photo ID: Everyone will be required to have a valid photo ID with them in order to enter the Embassy. If you forget your ID, you will not be allowed in and we cannot grant refunds. 2. Security: Everyone will be required to go through a metal detector and is subject to having their personal items searched by security. 3. Admission Times: Doors will open at 8:00PM (NOT BEFORE). 4. Parking: There is no parking available on Embassy grounds. Usually, early comers can find parking on International Drive or adjacent neighborhoods on Connecticut Avenue.

    June 20, 2014

  • frank

    hi, I won't dance this event. so what is the dress code?

    June 19, 2014

    • Greg

      Black tie optional. Suit at Minimum

      June 20, 2014

  • Greg

    Reminder: The price for this event is increasing 10 AM Thursday. To lock in the current price, if you haven't already, pay via paypal after RSVPing. Let me know if you have any questions.

    June 19, 2014

  • Jonathan C.

    hey guys just a quick question: is this an 18 and up event, or is it 21 and up due to the fact that there will be a cash bar? My friend's little brother wants to come with, and he's 19 haha

    June 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would imagine that anybody could go to the event, just no under-21's allowed in the bar area.

      June 19, 2014

    • Greg

      As long as someone takes responsibility for the behavior of the 19 year old, it will be ok.

      June 19, 2014

  • Warren G.

    I am also travelling solo and look forward to meeting up with some fun people.

    June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first time going to an embassy event! Gonna enjoy my stay!

    June 15, 2014

  • Greg

    The price for this event is going up 10 PM Sunday Night. http://www.meetup.com/Embassyevents/events/180055852/

    June 14, 2014

  • Christina H.

    Don't be intimidated Maria. The embassy is very modern, open and welcoming.

    2 · June 8, 2014

  • Greg

    We hope many of you join us on Friday, June 20th for the VIENNESE BALL AT THE EMBASSY OF AUSTRIA!

    Last year, over 500 people attended! For catering reasons, we need to increase the price this weekend. Therefore, to lock in the current price, please pay via PAYPAL at http://www.meetup.com/Embassyevents/events/180055852/

    If you have questions, please email me here or at [masked].

    Thanks.

    1 · June 6, 2014

  • Alyse B.

    What is the parking situation there? What is suggested for transportation to and from the event!

    May 31, 2014

    • Greg

      There is street parking but the earlier you arrive, the closer you can park. It is a 5 minute walk from the VanNess MEtro (maybe longer with shoes and heels)

      June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the required dress code for this event?

    May 30, 2014

  • Richard E

    Greg, How do I pay for event. Bringing 3 guests.

    May 30, 2014

    • Greg

      Simply pay via pay pal on this page. May be hard to see on a mobile site. If you still need help, please email me

      May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greg, when are ticket prices going up for this event?

    May 18, 2014

    • Greg

      Friday

      May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can you be specific and give a date

      May 19, 2014

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