Northern Virginia German Language Meetup Group Message Board › Friday, February 16 - Karneval for Young Professionals at the German Embassy
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SPECIAL BLACK TIE EVENING AT THE EMBASSY OF GERMANY - Open Bar, Huge Buffet, German Band, DJ, Koln Karneval Celebration
Don your tuxedos and best dresses and join your fellow young professionals for a very special event at
the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Tonight, we present you with a special taste of German culture with a unique touch of the Cologne/Köln Karneval Celebration! In addition to sampling German cuisine, music, dancing, live shows, art, etc. we will bring the Karneval celebration (taking place in Germany at the same time) directly to Washington, D.C.
As you enter the Embassy, known by architecture lovers as a Washington highlight of the modernist style, we will visit one of the most historic and admired countries in Europe. Experience a true German Karneval night of German food, wines, live music, native dancing, comedy, late night DJ, film, and more!
1) GERMAN CUISINE & OPEN BAR
Experience a native buffet of true and exquisite German delicacies, with plenty of entrees followed by special German sweets and treats. Our meal is prepared by the embassy's very own in house chef and caterer. Also, sample our array of the finest German wines and beer - including the Kolsch Beer - Früh-Kölsch ("Frui-Kilch")! Non alcoholic beverages will be available as
- Beef Strogonoff
- German Duck Breast
- Serviettan Knödlel
- Red Caggabe
- Niunberger Sausage
- German Smoked Salmon
- Tomato Salad
- Cous -Couse with Vegetable array
- Pasta Salad
- Mixed Green Salad
...and for dessert
- German Apple Strudel with Whipped Cream;
- Röto Grutze with Vanilla Sauce
- Ice Cream
- Cheese Tray with a German Touch
2) DANCING & CELEBRATION TO A LIVE GERMAN BAND
A live 20 member German ensemble transports you to the center of Germany and recreates the Köln Karneval! Dressed in costumes, you'll sing along
and dance to German classic Karneval tunes as well as modern Karneval hits with authentic native German musicians.
3) LIVE GERMAN KARNEVAL DANCE PRESENTATION
Taking center stage for a 20 minute presentation, dressed in pure German Karneval style, we'll marvel at a fantastic presentation set to classic and modern German Karneval favorites! We'll also be treated to a live native dance presentation with German folk music, singing, dancing, a classic German musical number, and many more surprises (including a chance to learn to dance like the Cologners do at the Köln Karneval).
To quench your thirst for German travel and cultural interests, partake in a viewing of the scenery, culture and people of Germany on a large viewing screen.
5) DJ & DANCING
In the last hours of the evening, one of Washington, D.C.'s greatest D.J.s takes us to Germany's hottest nightclubs (containing some of the best in Europe) with the best in retro, salsa, swing, modern high energy, hip hop and top 40 dancing - German style!
6) DIPLOMATIC GREETING:
We will be welcomed to the Embassy by a high ranking member of the embassy. In addition, mix and mingle with invited diplomats from the embassy.
Karneval season is a time of flamboyant fancy-dress parties and costume-balls in Germany. Deeply rooted in German culture an history, the oldest surviving records on Karvneval date back to 1341. In the Middle Ages, Karneval gave the people a break from the tightly structured class system, as they were able to hide their social background behind imaginative masks and costumes. Poor people were able to mix with all other levels of society and share fun with them. In those days people would dress up as knights, damsels and even priests, as a way of making fun of them. People these days sometimes wear masks which make fun of well-known politicians or celebrities. Nowhere in the world are the celebrations as festive as at the world-famous Cologne Karneval, a merry, multicolored people celebration, called "the fifth season" by Cologners themselves.
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.
Suggested Attire: Black Tie Optional ...or Karneval Masquerade Style Tonight, you are invited to dress as elegantly as you wish or - perhaps - in the spirit of the Karneval and masquerade yourself throughout this fantastic evening. Köln Karneval at the German Embassy - a time to make friends!
Directions: Embassy of Germany
4645 Reservoir Road, NW,
For tickets and pricing please go to www.thingstododc.com!