Love Latin culture? Want to spend an incredible night with 18 Latin American embassies, tasting food and drink from the region, and experiencing art and culture?This is an embassy event only a city like Washington, D.C., can pull off. Here are all the fabulous details you should know before you go. Noche Iberoamerica is the cultural event of the season for those that love Latin America and getting to know the world through food, drink, and art. Eighteen different Latin embassies are cooperating together to put on this evening, including countries like Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain. It will take place on Friday, June 8, and will last from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets range from $83 to $104 per person, depending on whether you’re looking for regular admission or VIP, and include all food, drink, and entertainment for the night. As a VIP, you’ll get to enjoy an extra hour of the event, as well specialty cocktails and food not served for general admission. There will also be an opportunity to enter into a raffle to win a trip to Mexico for two! You can purchase your tickets here.
“The event is presented at the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico, one of Washington's most magnificent and grand diplomatic venues.”The Mexican Cultural Institute is located at 2829 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20009. [caption id="attachment_9664" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Courtesy of instituteofmexicodc.org[/caption]
There will be so much tasty food, you’ll almost need a strategy to cover it all. Enjoy tastings from the Honduran, Argentinian, and Ecuadorian embassies. The Colombian embassy will provide coffee and dessert. If cocktails are more your thing, don’t fret: there are plenty of those, too. Sip on Cuban mojitos, Cava from Spain, Peruvian pisco sours, and a selection of Chilean, Uruguayan, and Portuguese wine. You’ll be able to ask the knowledgeable and friendly staff and hosts any and all questions you may have about the menu.
“The evening also includes live musical performances with musicians from Panama, Venezuela, and artwork on display featuring “Constructing Mexico68” a show about the first Summer Olympics hosted in Latin America.”[caption id="attachment_9662" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Courtesy of eventbrte.com[/caption] Treat this as the perfect opportunity to not only experience Latin American culture, but meet and network with some incredibly interesting people. The event is not held as a sit-down dinner, but rather as a standing cocktail reception, so you’ll have plenty of chances to work the room. Several diplomatic representatives will also be present and will be available to discuss their countries. Wear cocktail attire, and add some bold accessories for a little Latin flair. Noche Iberoamerica is hosted by the International Club D.C., which is an organization that focuses on international cultural experiences in the Washington, D.C., area, for internationally-minded professionals. They partner with over 80 embassies, as well as museum and cultural centers in the city. Become a member to stay updated on all events! For more information on the event and International Club D.C., as well as to buy your tickets, head to the Eventbrite page, here! [caption id="attachment_9663" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Courtesy of spainculture.us[/caption] Have you been to an International Club D.C. event before? Which one, and did you like it? Comment below with your experiences!