April 28-30, 2017

(plus a bonus April 22)

Bacchanalia is our celebration of community and connection at Washington Latin. We are planning our next round of house parties for Latin parents in April. MOST parties will be the weekend of April 28-30, with one the weekend before. Plenty chances to enjoy your fellow Latin parents and support the school!

This year’s parties will be hosted throughout the city in parents’ homes, a chance to come together with friends and meet new ones. Parties range from elegant cocktails to casual gatherings. Attend with your friends, or sign up to meet new people in the Latin community!

Tickets are free, but please donate to Latin!

Our wonderful Latin hosts put on these parties as their gift to the school, helping us bring together parents for a fun evening. We ask that you reserve your spot (see the buttons below), and then make a donation to the Latin Faculty Fund, Academic Support Fund or Equal Access Fund. This funding is essential to the school, helping us close the funding gap and offer our classical curriculum, excellent teachers, and small classes. If you value what the school offers your family, please join us and make a donation. Use this Donation Form

Check out the parties below and sign up!

Questions? Please contact Kate Cromwell.

Taste of Uruguay

Have you ever tried Uruguayan cuisine? Guests will enjoy “asado” and vegetable lovers will savor other typical dishes, while relishing the renowned Tannat wine and an assortment of exquisite sweets.

Uruguay Party Details

Who: The Posada/Talamas family

What: A Taste of Uruguay

When: Saturday, April 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Georgetown (Ward 2)

How many: 9 guests

Crab Feast

Join us for a classic crab feast, hosted by Jean and Douglas Jackson. There will be steamed crabs and all the fixings – classic dinner party for seafood lovers. Sign up now – just 10 seats at this delicious table!

Crab Party Details

Who: Jean and Douglas Jackson

What: Crab Feast

When: Friday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Petworth neighborhood (Ward 4)

How many: 10 guests

Roman Banquet

Best way to start the weekend is with a little Roman Bacchanal! Join the Olsons and Montreys at the Villa Olson (Capitol Hill) on Friday for wine and Mediterranean fare. Kick off Bacchanalia in style!

Roman Party Details

Who: The Olsons and the Montreys

What: Roman Banquet

When: Friday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Villa Olson, Capitol Hill (Ward 6)

How many: 25 guests

Bo Ssam Bash

Bo ssam – this is a Korean pork dish that in its simplest form is a slow-roasted pork shoulder served with lettuce, kimchi, white rice and dressed up with a whole bunch of sauces. Plenty of vegetarian options will also be available. Pretty tasty!

Bo Ssam Bash Details

Who: Courtney Carlson & David Yarkin, Shelagh Grimshaw, Susan Zentay & Adrian McAloon

What: Bo Ssam Bash

When: Friday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills/Tenleytown (Ward 3)

How many: 25 guests

Wine Lovers

Test your wine skills with a blind taste test and help settle an argument – is California wine better than French? Join the debate at Chez Anderson, where guests will drink delicious wine and sample a matched France v. California menu. Délicieux, dude!

Wine Party Details

Who: Gina Lynn Anderson and Chari Voss

What: Wine Lovers – California v. France

When: Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Capitol Hill (Ward 6)

How many: 16 guests

Caribbean Dancehall

Whether you call a party a ‘sun splash’, ‘lime’, ‘fete’, or ‘dance hall’ come get your boogie on Caribbean style! The night is sure to please, with dinner of authentic foods and drinks from the islands, music, Caribbean dance instruction and LIVE entertainment.

Caribbean Party Details

Who: Amina Wilkins, Shawnn Shears, Jennifer Thorpe-Lewis, and Saymendy Lloyd

What: Caribbean Dancehall

When: Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Hillcrest (Ward 7)

How many: 40 guests

Greece is the Word

The Fucile/Watterson and Batkin Families invite you to Greece – or at least to their Bacchanalia on the Hill with plenty of Greek delicacies and Latin friends. Great food, great times – this is sure to be a festive night on the Hill!

Greek Party Details

Who: Fucile/Watterson and Batkin Families

What: Greece is the Word

When: Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Capitol Hill (Ward 6)

How many: 50 guests

Tapas españolas

Tapas – that delicious Spanish tradition of having a tasty bite at the bar with your wine – comes to the Palisades for this year’s Bacchanalia. Enjoy this elegant Iberian version of bar food with your Latin friends in Casa Nowalk/Kirk.

Tapas Party Details

Who: Marilyn Nowalk and Steve Kirk

What: Tapas españolas – Spanish tasty bites

When: Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Palisades neighborhood (Ward 3)

How many: 40 guests


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