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Crystal Screen Sweets & Sips
Courtyard at 1851 S. Bell Street
Every Tuesday in September at Sunset
The Crystal Screen Sips & Sweets movie festival joins our Siptember line-up which will indulge guests this September with fun movies about wine and chocolate. Bring a picnic or take-out from area restaurants and enjoy sips from the pop-up wine bar with hand-selected offerings from the Crystal City Wine Shop and Washington Wine Academy as well as sweet samples from Crystal City’s Schakolad. Schedule (9/6: Willy Wonka, 9/13: Bottle Shock, 9/20: Chocolat, 9/27: Sideways)

Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
Fridays in September - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Featuring live music, hand-selected beer and wine from the Washington Wine Academy, and a free outdoor ArtJamz session, Wine in the Water Park returns every Friday in September from 5 PM to 10PM.

Vintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa
220 20th Street
Sunday, September 11th - 2pm to 6pm
Crystal City's signature wine and food tasting event, Sip and Salsa, boasts the DC region's only inside the beltway, outdoor wine festival with the ease of safe and responsible transit access. Sip and Salsa brings wine tastings from Spain provided by Jaleo, South American wine provided by the Crystal City Wine Shop, and tempting tapas and tastes from local restaurants. Free Salsa dancing lessons from The Salsa Room and live music round out the 10th installment of this local favorite. Presale tickets are $20 and $25 at the door so save by purchasing online. Food only tickets are available for $10.

Vintage Crystal: Pups and Pilsners
12th Street and Crystal Drive
Sunday, September 18th - 2pm to 6pm
Fly solo or bring your furry friend to the Pups and Pilsners outdoor beer festival in Crystal City. This dog-friendly festival features a massive beer garden with craft brew and offerings from local breweries. Plan a picnic or grab a bite from a local Crystal City restaurant or on-site food truck. Purchase online tickets and save $5!

Morning Meditation
Every Tuesday in September at 7:00 AM
Green Space at 12th Street & Crystal Drive
Meditation is the perfect complement in building a healthy and connected community. Join the Crystal City BID and Natalie Sigmund Wellness for a weekly morning meditation class to help increase your overall wellbeing.

Monday Morning Yoga
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
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.

FRESHFARM Market
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 with Crystal Park Sport & Health
2121 Crystal Drive
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!

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 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.

Earth Treks: Now Open
1235 S. Clark St
With a massive footprint exceeding 45,000 square feet, Earth Treks Crystal City is the largest gym to date and has more than 400 amazing roped routes and boulders just begging to be climbed. They have spent the last seven months building the best climbing and fitness gym in the region and can’t wait to share it with you!

WMATA SafeTrack
Metro's SafeTrack program continues. Know your options by checking out the full SafeTrack schedule as well as Arlington County's mitigation efforts. You can also find a wealth of alternative transportation information at www.commuterpage.com.

August Shows at the Gallery Underground
Crystal City Shops - 2100 Crystal Drive
Opening - Friday, August 5th - 5pm to 8pm
During August, Gallery Underground presents “BLUE,” an all-media juried show by Arlington Artists Alliance members. The color blue is everywhere, woven through our oceans to our skies to our jeans. Commonly named as the world’s favorite color, blue is associated with serenity, calm and spirituality, but also “feeling blue.” Come explore the many moods of “BLUE” in the Gallery this August.

A Summer State of Mind at Morton's
Morton's the Steakhouse - 1750 Crystal Drive
Morton's The Steakhouse- Arlington: We're in a summer state of Mind! Morton's is featuring a delicious 3 Course dinner for $40 per person (exclusive of tax & gratuity). Join us for warm genuine hospitality and you can see why Morton's has the best steak anywhere. Please contact us at 703-418-1444 directly for details and to make reservations.

Synetic Theater: Twelfth Night
800 S. Bell Street
Through August 7
After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand! Set in the Roaring ’20s and inspired by the silent comedy of Keaton and Chaplin, Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his services. This production will not have dialogue. Single tickets are now on sale!

DMV2go
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, 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!

Safe At Home Kickball Tournament
Saturday, August 6
Long Bridge Park
The eleventh annual SAFE AT HOME Kickball Tournament raises funds for Bridges to Independence, and is a place where you can meet up, have fun, and do good! The event hosted 20 teams and 300 players last year, and is hoping to make 2016 the biggest and best yet. The Crystal City Sports Pub is hosting a “Kickball Kickoff Party” from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 5th. A $5 donation to Bridges to Independence will get attendees $2 beers all evening, happy hour prices on food, and a raffle entry for some great prizes being raffled off that evening.

Transportation Techies: Playing with Traffic
Thursday, August 18 ~ 6:00pm
WeWork Crystal City - 2221 S. Clark Street - 12th Floor
Do apps change the way we drive? At this month's Transportation Technies event, you can hear from tech companies that have apps to help more people share the road. “Ride-sharing is caring!” Pizza will be served! Register now...

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Thursday, August 18, September 15, and October 20 ~ 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!

WAKA Kickball Summer Registration Leagues Now
Registration is open for The World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) VA Potomac summer leagues. Games are at Gravelly Point, with fun at the league sponsored bar, Crystal City Sports Pub, after the games. Contact marvin@kickball.com with any questions. Get yourself, your group or your team to sign up! Season beings in August 18th.

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday from August 21st through November 6th ~ 9:30am
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 $10 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.

Arlington Fun Ride
1900 Crystal Drive
Saturday, October 1
This scenic, family-friendly bike ride will give the anticipated 250+ participants a chance to experience the paved, multi-use trails that make up the “Arlington Loop” while enjoying support from rest stops in Crystal City, Columbia Pike, Ballston and Rosslyn.


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