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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. Click here to register. Here is a list of road closures.

DC Inno State of Innovation Series: Changing Workspaces
WeWork Crystal City
Tuesday, April 12th ~ 6:00pm
Like never before, employers are moving towards and prioritizing collaborative, open, interactive and comfortable workplaces. At the same time, some companies are eschewing the traditional idea of a leased office and opting for co-working spaces. Join DC Inno in a conversation about how office design, culture, layout and needs are evolving. Register online today, space is limited.

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.

Bike to Work Week
Crystal City Water Park - Across from 1750 Crystal Drive
May 16 to 20, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
For our 6th year, the Crystal City BID is challenging area commuters to take the Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge and ride to work every day of week. Riders that show up each morning during pit stop hours, will receive snacks, coffee, and a different prize each day. Sign up for BTWW here, and don’t forget to also sign up for National Bike to Work Day here.

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!

Fotowalk Underground: Exposed DC
Art Underground
April to September
The Exposed DC Photography Show is an annual photography contest and exhibition that showcases life in the Washington, D.C. metro area by people who work, live, and love here. Exposed DC turned 10 this year, so they’re celebrating a decade of local photography with this selection of our favorite images from the last decade.

FRESHFARM Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The popular FRESHFARM Market returns to Crystal City on Tuesday, April 5th. Shop from 20 local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, specialty foods and much more.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Food Truck Thursdays returns on April 7th! The food trucks gather in the parking lots at 1900 Crystal Drive. Some of the area’s favorite trucks will be onsite offering a great mix of delicious food for lunch. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. The 12th Street location will return once construction is finished in the parking lot.

Mobile Bike Repair
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The weekly Mobile Bike Repair station will be open at Food Truck Thursdays for bike service every week starting April 7th. If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, show up onsite where walk-ups are welcome. You can also schedule an appointment by emailing roman@districtwrench.com.

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.

OAR’s 8th Annual Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast
April 6 - 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.

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.

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.

Founder Fireside with Greg Hensley of Edbacker
WeWork Crystal City
April 6 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join WeWork and the Crystal City BID for a Founders Fireside chat with Gary Hensley, founder and CEO of Edbacker. Edbacker is helping communities across the country fill the educational funding gap by bringing together parents, corporations and districts in one place. Obligatory networking time, snacks, and beverages will be providing before and after each chat. Register online today.

DMV2go
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, April 7, June 2, August 4 & November 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DMV2Go is a handicapped-accessible full service office-on-wheels that is equipped to process all DMV transactions including: apply for or renew your ID card - available for adults and children, apply for or renew your driver's license, get a copy of your driving record, apply for certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, get fishing and hunting licenses, and much more!

Detox & Retox at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
April 9th
Event Description It's back! Join Eat Yoga Drink and the Crystal City Sports Pub for an hour long, all-levels vinyasa flow on the 3rd floor of the Pub, followed by drinks at the bar, where we take our yoga "Off the Mat." The $15 registration fee includes the yoga class and your first drink of choice (beer or wine.) BYO mat and get ready to flow and have fun! Click here to register.

Springtime Family Build Day at TechShop
TechShop
April 10 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
TechShop is hosting a springtime family build day filled with fun springtime activities. The $15 entry fee gives you access to puzzle laser etching, plush bunny making from scrap fabric, a Little Bits activity, and the ability to build a springtime wreath.

Sunset Ping Pong
The Park @ 2121 Crystal Drive
Every Wednesday in April
Come play Berlin-style ping pong outdoors while the sun sets. In this group version of the classic table tennis game, meet some new people while getting a little competitive in pursuit of the weekly and tournament prize. Sign-up online to be eligible for prizes.

Jaleo Crystal City Welcomes Rene Barbier Jr.
Jaleo Crystal City
Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pm
Jaleo Crystal City is excited to welcome Rene Barbier Jr. for an exclusive wine dinner featuring wines from the Priorat and Montsant regions of Southern Barcelona. A fifth-generation winemaker, Barbier Jr. will share the history of Spanish winemaking and discuss his featured wines that have been perfectly paired with head chef Domenick Torlucci’s five-course tapas menu. RSVP to miaf@jaleo.com.

Bachata Nights
Thursday April 14 & 28 ~ 7:00 to 10:00pm
The Park @ 2121 Crystal Drive
Feel the spring and move with Bachata Nights under the Chandelier at the Park @ 2121 Crystal Drive. Learn how to dance Bachata-style for free by registering via Facebook. Music will be provided by DJ Emersive playing the best of Bachata, Salsa, and Kizomba.

Maker Monday Workshop: LEDs with Imaginex
Monday, April 18th ~ 6:30pm
Park at 2121 Crystal Drive
Eric Mintzer, creative tech director at Imaginex, will be leading a hands-on LED workshop and sharing his experience designing the Crystal Lights Chandelier. In this workshop, you will learn how to control LED's with an arduino and build your own wall-mountable LED ring!

“facevalue” Solo Show by Brandie Adams-Piphus
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Through April 29th
During April, Gallery Underground features “facevalue,” a solo show by Brandie Adams-Piphus featuring digital portraits. In addition to a new all-media April Members Show in the Main Gallery, also featured is the work of painter Mary-Jeanne Reid Martz.

Mind Your Body Oasis Classes
Nutrition Classes: Group health coaching classes @ MYBO! Every Saturday in April, 2:30 - 3:30 pm! Learn how to improve your eating habits and quality of life! Sign up online under Workshops.

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, April 21 & May 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. This 2-hour class will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy. Created by YOU! Artwork and instructor to be announced. Fee covers wine and all materials. Come with your friends and uncork your hidden artist! Must be 21 years of age or over to participate. Sign up today!

296 Project
Crystal City Shops @ 2100
The 296 Project provides every possible resource, supply, workshop, social program and art therapy session completely free of charge for anyone who's ever served our great nation, their spouses, and child dependents. See a list of their events and programs at www.the296project.org.

A New Brunch Experience
Jaleo Crystal City - 2250-A Crystal Drive
Saturdays/Sundays - 11:30am to 3:00pm
From classic Spanish favorites to innovative creations, José Andrés and his Jaleo team have introduced a new brunch menu with 10 exciting new dishes. Indulge in crispy ethereal bread brushed with tomato and topped with José Andrés canned Spanish sardines. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Spanish toast with caramelized bananas and rum whipped cream. Jaleo will also offer a selection of brunch cocktails, including a cava mimosa and gazpacho bloody Mary. You can view the complete menu online here.

Cosmo Smiles Dental
1425 S. Eads Street
Cosmo Smiles is a brand new state of the art full service dental office headed by Family Dentist Dr. Ajinder Kaur D.D.S. that is now accepting new patients, and features convenient online appointment bookings. They accept most of the PPO insurances. To book an appointment online please visit CosmoSmilesDental.com or call 571.210.4747.


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