BLACK TIE OKTOBERFEST 200th ANNIVERSARY GALA AT THE EMBASSY OF GERMANY (Sold Out - See Event Description)
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Tonight, as the party winds down in Munich, we invite you to step onto German soil and celebrate a global superstar among classic German festivities! Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. But if you missed your chance to board a Lufthansa flight and travel to Germany for all the fun, we've got you covered: You can come and celebrate Oktoberfest right here in DC, at the German Embassy!
This evening, we give you a special taste of German culture and an unforgettable Oktoberfest bash! Don your tuxedos and best dresses and come join your fellow young professionals for a very special Oktoberfest cultural celebration and gala at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In addition to sampling German cuisine, music, dancing, live shows, art - and even bona fide Oktoberfest-style beer benches - we invite you to embrace the Oktoberfest spirit with an authentic recreation of the real Bavarian thing.
As you enter the Embassy, known to architecture lovers as a Washington highlight of the modernist style, you will visit one of the most fascinating countries in Europe. In a single evening, you can embrace German culture in style, celebrate Oktoberfest in a fantastic unique venue and make new friends while having a great time!
1) GERMAN OKTOBERFEST CUISINE & OPEN BAR
As if you have entered one of Munich's famed Oktoberfest tents, you'll experience a traditional buffet of exquisite German delicacies, with plenty of entrees followed by special German sweets and treats. Our meal
will be prepared by the Embassy's very own in-house chef and caterer.
You can also sample our array of the finest German wines and - of course - Oktoberfest beers - including Kolsch Beer, or Früh-Kölsch ("Frui-Kilch")! Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
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 well.
- Beef Stroganoff
- Red Cabbage
- Nürnberger Bratwürste (Sausage)
- German Smoked Salmon
- Tomato Salad
- Cous -Cous with Vegetable array
- Pasta Salad
- Mixed Green Salad
...and for dessert
- German Apple Strudel with Whipped Cream
- Rote Grütze with Vanilla Sauce
- Ice Cream
- Cheese Tray with a German Touch
2) DANCING & CELEBRATION TO A LIVE OKTOBERFEST GERMAN BAND
A live multi member German ensemble transports you to the center of Germany and recreates that real Oktoberfest feeling! With a band in full costume, you'll be tempted to sing along and dance to German classic and
modern Oktoberfest hits performed by authentic native German musicians.
3) LIVE GERMAN OKTOBERFEST DANCE PRESENTATION
Taking center stage for a 20-minute presentation, dressed in pure German/Bavarian Oktoberfest style, you'll also get to marvel at a professional performance set to classic and modern Oktoberfest favorites! You'll also be treated to a live traditional dance presentation featuring German folk music, singing, dancing, a classic German musical number, and many more surprises (including a chance to learn to dance like the natives do at the Munich celebrations).
4) GERMAN CINEMATIC HIGHLIGHT
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 final hours of the evening, one of Washington's greatest D.J.'s takes us to Germany's hottest nightclubs (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 German diplomat. In addition, you can mix and mingle with many diplomats from the Embassy.
7) SPECIAL GIFT
Anyone who visits Munich during this special festive
time never leaves without an official Oktoberfest beer mug
(1-liter-Steins, *Maßkrug* in German). Tonight, The German Information Center and Things To Do will insure that you do not miss out on your chance to acquire such a great souvenir as well.
Note: This is primarily a standing room only, buffet-style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. We will have a limited number of tables and chairs available, and will not be able to accommodate seating for all guests at any given time. If you have any special needs, please email events@thingstodoDC.com in advance.
Suggested Attire: Black Tie Optional ...or "Oktoberfest Style"!
Tonight, you are invited to dress as elegantly as you wish or - perhaps - in the spirit of the Oktoberfest and don a Bavarian celebratory outfit for this exciting evening at the German Embassy
Directions: Embassy of Germany
4645 Reservoir Road, NW,
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Oct 9, 2010
Embassy of Germany
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