|Embassy of France
Fri Nov 1 2013 8:30PM
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
|Type: Regular, Price:$99.00|
HALLOWEEN GALA AND PARTY AT THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE: “American Werewolves in Paris”
Friday November 1
8:30 to midnight
Tonight, you are invited to embrace the season where very few else can say – ON FRENCH SOIL. Experience this and an amazing cultural evening as you celebrate at the Embassy with the scariest and legends from France (i.e. the Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast,& ) and around the world!
As you enter this incredible and beautiful Embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience an French evening filled with French/Halloween Treats, Open Bar, DJ, Dancing, Live Scary Music, Piano playing from the Phantom of the Opera, Film (scenic and seasonal), and more!
This evening, we invite you to come in costume, black tie or perhaps even masquerade style (optional) and dance as they did on the most elegant (and eerie) of dance floors and ballrooms of Europe.
1) DJ & DANCING
D.C.’s greatest D.J.s brings us a French Monster Mash with the best in High Energy, Retro, Salsa, Ballroom, Swing and top 40 dancing French, American and Transylvanian style!
The first hour will start with traditional Ballroom Style music as you may find in an authentic European Ball (as if you were visiting the Castle of Belle and the Beast). But, when the witching hour hits a little later, the haunts begin with today s biggest dance hits.
2) HALLOWEEN TREATS
(Sausage in Pastry)
Un Diable Fingers (Devil Fingers)
(Spicy Honey Dijon Chicken Drumettes)
Un Chat Noir
Bourse Gruyere Spinach Artichoke Dip (Served Warm)
With French bread
Haunted Tree filled with Blood Drop Strawberries, Un Fantme Melon, Grappes of Red and Green, Bleuteries surtonde by GostyD (Ghostly) Marshmallows, Pinale, Appels, Pound Cake, and Doride Plumas
Haunted House Cake with Smock Witches Brew
and More Surprises – including a tasting of French chocolates and candy for you re trick or treat bags.
3) FRENCH OPEN BAR
Enjoy an open bar of traditional French libations including wine, beer, and, perhaps, some of Dracula s surprises!
4) LIVE MUSIC AND PIANO PERFORMANCE BY THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The phantom was based upon a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. He was a physically deformed and mentally disturbed musical genius. Later, Hollywood turned him into one of the classic horror figure of all time. For the beginning of the evening, we will be greeted by the Phantom with songs from his world and ours!
Midway through the evening you with a unique sampling of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera , by live Opera Performers (for a beautiful and frightening – performance )
To quench your appetite for French travel and cultural interests, partake in an optional viewing of the scenery, culture and people of France on a large viewing screen in the Embassy’s auditorium.
6) TRANSYLVANIAN CARICATURIST
One of the area s best caricaturists will be on hand to draw an incredible reproduction of you- with a hitch He will place you (at your choice) in either historical or fictional French setting with an amazing seasonal theme.
7) COSTUME AND/OR MASQUERADE CONTEST!
Tonight, we will pick three winners (one on French themed, one on scariness, and one on originality Winner will receive prizes.
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,
Suggested Attire: Choice COSTUME or BLACK TIE PREFERRED! – Preferred Costume Given that we are in perhaps the most elegant mansion in Washington, though not required we ask that your costume be on the elegant and masquerade style. However, if you want to wear something more 21st Century and down to earth, feel free. +++French themed costumes or Masquerade Style is strongly encouraged.— Costumes that are not tasteful (including togas ), however, will not be permitted . If you are not wearing a costume, we ask you come as you would another gala in black tie or semi formal attire. +++Political Masks will Not Be Acceptable.—
Directions: Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW,