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Wednesday Night Spins
2345 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays in March - 6pm to 9pm
Calling all cyclists and adrenaline junkies! Registration is now open for Wednesday Night Spins. The race series brings indoor bike races to Crystal City every Wednesday in March. Due to popular demand, this year’s series includes a Women’s Open Race. With the unpredictable weather and a quiet local race calendar, March is the perfect time for an indoor race and provides the perfect pre-season training program.

Crystal Rolls: Street Hockey
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays from April through May
Welcome to USS Street Hockey! DC Social's great league in Crystal City is now powered by USS and we are PUMPED for this Spring season! There’s no skill requirement - new to the sport? Great! Former olympian at Street Hockey? Perfect! Everyone is welcome! More info and registration can be found here.

Crystal City Construction Updates
Pardon our dust as we continue to transform! Get the latest on Crystal City area transit and roadway construction projects on the Crystal City/Pentagon City Construction Update page. You can also sign-up directly for updates from Arlington County. Click here for the latest update.

OUTstanding Virginians for 2016
Congratulations to Freddie Lutz, owner of Freddie's Beach Bar, on being named one of Equality Virginia's OUTstanding Virginians for 2016. Freddie is a beloved leader among Northern Virginia’s LGBT community, and Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant has been a cultural hub and central part of Arlington’s nightlife for 16 years, making it the longest continuously-operating LGBT venue in the area.

Synetic Theater: Romeo and Juliet
Synetic Theater - 1800 South Bell Street
February 17th through March 27th
Synetic’s landmark and “enthralling” (The Washington Post) production of Romeo and Juliet returns! In this passionate and lyrical piece, set among the gears of a giant clock, the greatest of Shakespearean lovers race against time itself to outrun their fate. One of the original “wordless Shakespeares”, this production received 6 Helen Hayes Award Nominations and 2 wins, for Outstanding Resident Play and Ensemble. This production will not have dialogue. Purchase tickets today.

Trending 40 - The New Power of Women in Tech
1776 - 2231 Crystal Drive
February 28 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
There has never been a more exciting time for the tech community here in the nation's capital. And a new generation of women founders, investors, influencers, and executives has emerged to energize this growing community in new and impactful ways. On February 18, we'll honor 40 of these women and recognize the great talent and energy they contribute. Click here for tickets.

Junior League of Washington: Tossed & Found
1225 S. Clark Street, 10th Floor
March 18th through 20th
The annual Tossed & Found Rummage Sale provides quality, gently used household goods to local families and community groups at bargain prices. Each year, we welcome thousands of shoppers from the Junior League of Washington (JLW) and the local community.

Rules Set for New Bus Lanes in Crystal City, Potomac Yard
In January the County Board approved an ordinance establishing rules for how new bus-only lanes in Crystal City and Potomac Yard will be used and enforced. The lanes are being built as part of the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway project. Read the press release, or check out this flyer, to learn more.

STEM High School Internship Program
Virginia Tech, National Capital Region - 900 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22203
Wednesday, February 17 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join Urban Alliance and Virginia Tech in celebrating the kickoff of the STEM High School Internship Program, conducted through the generous support of AT&T. The event will include a meet-and-greet with the Urban Alliance STEM interns, professional networking, and a panel discussion on the "Future of STEM Employment," featuring Bobbie Kilberg from the Northern Virginia Technology Council. To learn more about the program and partnership, please read the program description here.

Events at TechShop
TechShop - 2100 Crystal Drive
TechShop has a bunch of great events coming up. On Wednesday, check out the launch of a new product from Three Pedals. On Tuesday, February 9th, they will hold a special event on "Unlocking 3D Printing's Potential for the Pentagon." February 18th brings TechStyle to TechShop. You can learn more about these, and other great events, on their Meetup page.

Bluegrass Brunch at Highline RxR
Highline RxR - 2010 Crystal Drive
February 20th - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Highline is brunchin' with special guest band Burt the Dirt! From shrimp and grits to chicken and waffles — they've got it all. Check out the menu.

The Power of Color at Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
February
In February, Gallery Underground features “The Power of Color” in the Focus Gallery. From an emotionally-intense red to calming blue and "is it the absence of color?" white, color can truly stimulate or sooth us. In addition to the February Members Show in the Main Gallery, they’re also featuring a small exhibition from our Community Artists Mentoring Program.

WeWork is Open
WeWork has officially opened it’s doors in Crystal City! WeWork is the platform for creators, which provides the space, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living. WeWork members are creators who range from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups, to artists, small businesses and even divisions of large corporations. Learn more and book a tour today.


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