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Floral Frenzy: Bulb Blitz
2121 Crystal Drive Courtyard
Friday, May 6 - Digging begins at 9:30 AM
The Bulb Blitz invites area residents and workers to dig in on the fun of removing the hundreds of tulip bulbs along Crystal Drive in preparation for the Summer plantings. Typically discarded after a single season of blooming, these high quality bulbs will continue to bloom for many years. Gardeners can take the bulbs home and save them for the opportune time to plant them.

Art Blooms in Crystal City
Multiple Locations
Friday, May 6 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Colorful new artwork is blooming around Crystal City this spring – both inside and out. To celebrate, the Crystal City Business Improvement District is hosting an Arts Open House complete with meet the artist gatherings, exhibition openings, music, and a return of the massive outdoor painting party at the Crystal Wynwood Mural with ArtJamz. Click here for more information, and here for a walking map that shows the best route to catch everything.

Bike to Work Week
Crystal City Water Park - Across from 1750 Crystal Drive
May 16 to 20, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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!

Crystal Car: Father's Day Auto Festival
220 20th Street South
Sunday, June 19 - 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Celebrate this Father’s Day in style amongst heavy machinery and horsepower at Crystal Car: Father's Day Auto Festival. The day will feature a variety of exciting automobile categories including innovative electric vehicles, area sports car auto clubs, classic muscle cars, and a beer garden hosted by the Washington Wine Academy. Do you have a vehicle you want to show off? Register it today.

The Crystal City - Potomac Yard Transitway
The Crystal City - Potomac Yard Transitway is now officially open! Get up to speed on all of the new rules, especially the dedicated period along Crystal Drive and new bus stop locations.

Monday Morning Yoga
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Returns Monday, May 2 - 7:00 AM
Amateur and seasoned yogis can join professional instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis and flex their way into the week with Monday Morning Yoga in the Crystal City Water Park across from 1750 Crystal Drive. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held inside at Mind Your Body Oasis.

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.

1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The popular FRESHFARM Market takes place every Tuesday on Crystal Drive. 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.

Outdoor Zumba
2121 Crystal Drive
Returns Wednesday, May 4 - 12:00 PM
The Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive starts to heat up on Wednesdays with outdoor Zumba. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Come out and join the party!

Sparket: A Creative Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Returns Wednesday, May 4 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive with Sparket – A Creative Market for a Spring Market from May to June. Featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products as well as live-music and select food products, Sparket aims to provide a new lunchtime attraction for area workers, hotel guests, and residents.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive & 201 12th Street
Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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.

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. 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

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.

Taylor Gourmet is Open
2200 Crystal Drive
Restaurant Opens at 11:00am
Taylor Gourmet will open it’s 10th store today. The restaurant features gourmet, hand-crafted hoagies, and salads too. Don't miss the design aspects like bicycle tire wainscot, a Philly-inspired mural by artist Kelly Towles, and a new neon icon. They will be live streaming the opening today on Facebook (with some shenanigans, of course).

Detox & Retox at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday in May, June & July ~ 10:30am
It's back! Starting May 1st, Eat Yoga Drink and the Crystal City Sports Pub bring you an hour long, all-levels vinyasa flow on the 3rd floor of the Pub, followed by drinks at the bar. 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.

Gallery Underground Exhibition Opening - Road Trip
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Friday, May 6 ~ 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Gallery Underground will be holding an opening for “Road Trip,” a national show juried by artist Michael Francis. Winning pieces will portray the subject of a road trip - literally, figuratively, and metaphorically; scenes from the road, trips imagined, solo or group journeys in all manner of transportation. Beer, wine and refreshments will be served.

ArtJamz in the Street
1900 Crystal Drive
May 6, 7, and 8 (view available times)
Calling all street art and mural lovers! ArtJamz is returning to Crystal City in May for a weekend of painting, drinking, socializing, and creative expression in front of the colorful Crystal Wynwood Murals. Hit the street and get creative for a special discounted weekend of outdoor painting inspired by the colorful Crystal Wynwood mural. For only $25, you receive 1.5HRS of studio time, pizza, beer and wine, painting materials, and tips and guidance from art-trained creative enablers. That’s right – pizza, wine and beer is included. For a more family-friendly affair, come to our Sunday All Ages Jamz in the same location. $15 and includes kid-friendly drinks. Reserve your easel today!

Arlington's Small Business Summit
The Spectrum Theatre - 1611 North Kent Street
Friday, May 6 ~ 7:30am to Noon
Fostering entrepreneurship is the key to building a successful business community. Join Arlington County and the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union on May 6 as we celebrate and honor our local small businesses. “Open for Business” will offer FREE “Business Express Clinics,” one-on-one scheduled appointments with experts in areas including law, finance and business development. An “InfoExpo” will provide access to information about regulatory requirements, available resources, certifications and much more. The “Feedback Booth” will provide businesses an opportunity to share their experiences and thoughts to help Arlington improve its ability to best meet the needs of our small business community. Participation is free so register online today.

Mother’s Day with Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods
May 8
Head to Legal Sea Foods for Mother's Day and enjoy their full menu as well as seasonal specials.

Mother’s Day at Cinnabar
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
May 8
Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with us at Cinnabar in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, May 8th 2016, 11:00am to 3:00pm. What better way to celebrate that special mom in your life than to spend quality time together over a fabulous brunch made with love! For reservations please call 703.418.6681 or visit

Cabot Community Tour
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesday, May 10
Join Cabot Creamery Cooperative and National Cooperative Bank for a Volunteer Fair at the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market on Tuesday, May 10. Enjoy a captive audience as Cabot’s Farmers’ Gratitude Grille serves complimentary Mac and Cheese to attendees in support of volunteerism and in support of organizations like yours who support volunteerism and community. Tabling opportunities are available at no cost to your organization, contact Mary Alex Blanton at to register.

Synetic Theater - The Man in the Iron Mask
1800 South Bell Street
May 11 to June 19
n this follow-up to The Three Musketeers, our hero D’Artagnan finds himself alone in the service of King Louis XIV after his comrades have retired. Unbeknownst to D’Artagnan, his old friends plan to remove the corrupt King, and replace him with his good twin, held captive in the Bastille! The Man in the Iron Mask promises more swashbuckling blockbuster adventure, rich in bombast and pageantry. This production will have dialogue. Reserve tickets here.

New District Brewing Company Beer & Bacon Dinner
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse - 2231 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, May 18 ~ 6:30pm
Ruth's Chris in Arlington has teamed up with the brand new, New District Brewing Company on a fantastic Beer & Bacon Dinner! Come out and enjoy a 5-course dinner featuring fantastic beers and a culinary treat. Seats are $70 per person, prior to tax & gratuity. A credit card number is required to reserve your seats, so that our Chef can order and prepare properly. For reservations, please call 703-979-7275 or email

Trending 40: CTOs, CIOs, and Top Tech Gurus
1776e - 2231 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, May 18 ~ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ruth's Chris in New technology strategies and applications are changing the way associations do business. On May 18, Trending 40 will honor 40 of the top CTOs, CIOs and executives responsible for technology who are leading and establishing themselves as the top tech gurus in the association community. Meet the honorees and enjoy an evening of music, food, drink, and great networking with movers and shakers from Washington's tech and association community. Register online today!

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Thursday, 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!

Market Atlas Innovation Series w/ Daniel Osei-Antwi
WeWork Crystal City
Thursday, May 19 ~ 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join Market Atlas for a conversation with Daniel Osei-Antwi, the CEO of Splash Mobile Money. Daniel will discuss the journey Splash Mobile Money has taken to become a leading Mobile Payment platform in Africa and how Splash has been tackling Ebola, leveraging Bitcoin & Blockchain technology, and how the company grew by 350% over the last 2 years. Register today.

1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, 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!

Free Paper Shredding
Every First Saturday
County Earth Products Yard - 4300 29th Street S.
Looking for somewhere to securely shred your sensitive documents? Look no further; Arlington County hosts a free shredding event every first Saturday in Shirlington. Details available online.

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