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Wednesday Night Spins
2345 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays in March - 6pm to 9pm
Calling all cyclists and adrenaline junkies! Registration is 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.

5K Fridays
2121 Crystal Drive
Fridays in April - 6:30 PM
Every Friday in April, Crystal City hosts this popular evening race where you can hit the pavement after work and head to dinner or a local watering hole after crossing the finish line. Runners that register for the entire series will receive a complimentary Crystal Run shirt. Click here to register.

The Air Force Association Cycling Classic
2121 Crystal Drive
Sunday, June 12 - 7:00 AM
The Air Force Association Cycling Classic Challenge Ride, proudly brought to you by The Boeing Company, is back in Crystal City on Sunday June 12th! The Challenge Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. All participants will start and end in Crystal City. The ride will be held on a closed, 15km circuit in and around the Pentagon, Crystal City and the Air Force Memorial. Register today!

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.

Happy Hour with Christina Daves, Inventor and PR genius
TechShop - 2110-B Crystal Drive
Thursday, March 17th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Serial entrepreneur, award-winning inventor, and PR genius are a few of the ways people describe Christina Daves. Adding author to her experience with a new book, PR for Anyone™ - 100+ Affordable Ways to Easily Create Buzz for Your Business Christina comes to TechShop for an inspiring talk with makers, creators, inventors and innovators. Since launching in 2012, she has appeared in over 250 media outlets including national and local television. Her success has launched the book that helps entrepreneurs of any size. Click here to register.

Spring Beer & Cocktail Release Happy Hour
Highline RxR
Wednesday, April 6th @ 7PM
Celebrate Highline RxR's new beer & cocktail menu on April 6th featuring new crafts and concoctions. Enjoy live music from Sheen Righter and Highline's weekly Wednesday fried chicken special. Additional details available online.

Synetic Theater: Romeo and Juliet
Synetic Theater - 1800 South Bell Street
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.

Crystal City Civic Association Meeting
Arts, Crafts, Food, and Entertainment in Crystal City
Crystal Park Condo, 1805 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The next CCCA General Meeting will be a fun evening about Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment in Crystal City. Hear from those that make Crystal City unique - Jaleo, Synetic Theater, TechShop, and Gallery/Studios Underground leadership will share their insights. A social time for visiting and meeting your neighbors as well of plenty of opportunities to ask questions and make suggestions will be provided. Read more about the Crystal City Civic Association in their monthly newsletter.

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.

Gallery Underground “Urban Edge” Solo Show by Sandi Parker
 & March Members Show

Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
March 1-25, 2016
The Focus Gallery in March features “Urban Edge,” Sandi Parker’s solo show of abstract acrylic paintings depicting urban living—chaotic, intense and sublime. Meant to evoke city walls, the paintings are highly textured, resembling the patina that results from many layers of peeling paint, graffiti and pasted flyers. The paintings are a marriage of abstract and street art. The artist says, “Urban beauty can be found in even the darkest alleys with decaying walls. In cities, everything is art if you take the time to see it. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 4, 5-8pm.

Become CPR Certified at Sport & Health
Crystal Park Sport & Health now offers CPR training at their club. Email Erin at ehalseth@sportandhealth.com for more information.

OAR’s 8th Annual Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast
April 16 - 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Crystal Gateway Marriott - 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
OAR will hold its 8th Annual Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 7:45am to 9:00am at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City. This event is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser. 600 guests are expected this year including elected officials, dignitaries, community partners, donors, volunteers, and those interested in learning more about OAR. Guests are treated to a free, hot breakfast and a program full of guest speakers, client stories and a video about OAR’s programs. Attendees are asked to consider making a donation to OAR, with no minimum or maximum donation required. Please RSVP here.

National Walking Day
April 6, 2016 - 11:30am-1:30pm
Join Arlington Transportation Partners to celebrate health and fitness on National Walking Day at the Crystal City Water Park. Stop by for a free ATP Water Bottle (supplies limited) and visit with TechShop, PotBelly's and Virginia Hospital Center. Register today or learn more.

Bluegrass Brunch
Highline RxR
Saturday, March 19 - 11am Music Starts at Noon
Mix some classic Americana and Roots music with some eggs and you get Highline's Bluegrass Brunch - Twang Edition! Grab your seat early when doors open at 11am; music from King Street Bluegrass starts at noon.


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