Why just splurge on a romantic dinner this Valentine's Day when you can immerse yourself in music, film, food and history at the illustrious Italian Embassy for a good cause? Reserve your tickets today for the Valentine's Ball at the Embassy of Italy this Saturday, February 11th, 7:00pm - 11:45pm, which benefits the American Cancer Society. You will be transported to the beautiful European country through traditional Italian desserts, opera, film, live orchestra performances and more. A special VIP ticket will grant you a full Italian dinner, a private champagne reception and early admission to the Gala.
A portion of every ticket goes to the American Cancer Society in recognition of a former TTD Staff Member who passed Away due to Brain Cancer.
Your magical evening features:
1) LIVE BALLROOM DANCING:
The setting fills the ballroom with Europe’s greatest classical pieces (including Mozart, Strauss, and Beethoven) as you waltz the night away in a beautiful 18th century setting.
2) BALLROOM DANCE PRESENTATION:
A local Ballroom masterful instructor/couple will perform a special dance show highlighting the ballroom classics as danced for centuries in the balls at Piazza San Marco.
3) “Roméo et Juliette” OPERA PRESENTATION:
VERONA ITALY – the setting for perhaps one of the most beautiful and romantic operas ever performed – and you get an Italian soil center stage performance as the Act 2 balcony scene is recreated in the grand hall of the embassy. Following this, you will move to the embassy’s auditorium for an optional presentation of a unique sampling of timeless romantic classics from the leading Opera houses of Italy.
4) LATE NIGHT DJ & DANCING:
In the last half of the evening, one of Washington, D.C.’s greatest D.J.s brings us the best in retro, swing and top 40 dancing – Italian style!
5) ITALIAN FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
As if picked from the best pastry shops in all of Italy, the dessert buffet offers you a wide variety of phenomenal treats.
6) OPEN BAR: Sample some of Italy’s and Europe’s assortment of Italy’s wines, beers and other nonalcoholic refreshments.
7) 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 the chocolate tasting!
To quench your appetite for Italian travel and cultural interests, partake in an optional viewing of the scenery, culture and people of Italy on a large viewing screen in the Embassy’s auditorium. The first half of the evening will feature Italian tourism videos, highlighting different regions and travel options in Italy. The second half will feature a movie in which a wonderful story takes place surrounded by the majesty of Rome.
9) 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. They 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
NOTE: VIP ADMISSION TIME is 7:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION TIME is 8:30 PM
This is a singles and couples event, so don't be shy! This event is definitely something you don't want to miss - and not just because of the open bar. There will also be a chance for a lucky winner to win a trip to the Caribbean, including airfare and hotel costs.
This event is NOT being organized directly by the Embassy of Italy. They are not receiving profit from this event and are not involved in the day to day organization or planning of this event. If you have questions, please do NOT call the Embassy. Please call 301 519 8030 or email info@thingstodoDC.com.
(image courtesy Embassy of Italy Facebook)