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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, Crystal City's pop-up beer and wine garden 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.

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

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.

m.flats Crystal City Now Preleasing!
Live life m.powered at m.flats Crystal City! This is where you come not just to sleep, but to live. From the two-tiered skydeck with enviable views to the concierge waiting to help make your life easier, m.flats is home like you’ve never experienced it before. Just steps from Crystal City Metro – visit to reserve your new apartment home today!

ART 43 Schedule and Route Changes
Effective Sunday, August 21
On August 21, the temporary service expansion for the ART 43 serving Crystal City, Rosslyn, and Courthouse will be made permanent and improved by eliminating a congested stretch in Rosslyn. The route will now head directly up Wilson Boulevard from Route 110 with a new stop at Wilson Blvd & N. Moore St. for Northbound buses and at Wilson Blvd. & Ft. Myer Dr. for Southbound. View the new ART 43 schedule and route that will go into effect on August 21, 2016.

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!

Synetic Theater Family Day
Synetic Theater - Studio Violet
Saturday, August 27 ~ 11am-1pm
It's family day at Synetic Theater! Bring your thespian loving child/teen to the Synetic's Studio Violet in Crystal City's Art Underground for a few hours of activities and fun including teen/middle school movement workshops, elementary workshops, mime workshops, face-painting, and a free performance. Space is limited - RSVP to

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Highline RxR
Highline RxR
August 28 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Join Highline for for brunch with live jazz music!

Synetic Theater Workshop and Wine
Synetic Theater - Studio Violet
Monday, August 29 - 7pm-9pm
Move like a Synetic Theater company member by learning directly from them at this unique Workshop and Wine. The workshop will feature a Twelfth Night Dance Workshop with Synetic's Stage to Studio instructor Chanel Smith and Twelfth Night star Kathy Gay and a Movement Technique Workshop with Company Member Alex Mills. Free wine and cheese to follow! Space is limited - RSVP to to secure your spot!

Sunday Games at Highline RxR
Highline RxR
September 4 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Alexandria-Arlington Regional Gaming Group is hosting their Sunday night games at Highline RxR. Bring your favorite board and card games, or bring nothing but an appetite for friendly competition and good food and drink; the event host will provide a selection of popular games for everyone to play. No experience is necessary! AARGGH members are always happy to teach you their games.

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

August Shows at the Gallery Underground
Crystal City Shops - 2100 Crystal Drive
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.

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Thursday, 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!

Bend & Brunch
Highline RxR
September 17, and October 15
Join Highline RxR and Mind Your Body Oasis for a Yoga Cass and Brunch with drinks compliments of Crystal City BID. The Class is $15, mats are included, and brunch is discounted after class! Click here for tickets.

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday 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.

Margot Bisnow Book Launch
Politics and Prose
August 31st - 7:00pm
Margot Bisnow's Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers and Change Makers is based on interviews with 60 great entrepreneurs and their moms about how they were raised. Join her for her book launch at Politics and Prose. Click here for more information.

Over the Edge for Brain Cancer
Hyatt Regency
September 18th
Push the limits of your comfort zone by rappelling Over the Edge of the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Spots are limited, so don't miss your chance to participate in this unique and exciting event and make strides to combat this horrible disease. NO experience necessary!

1900 Crystal Drive
Thursday September 22nd and 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!

8th Annual Oyster Festival at Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods -
September 15 – October 12
Legal Sea Foods is celebrating the oyster with a 4-week celebration of oysters, with a special feature menu and shell-shocking events.

Trending 40 - Corporate Counsel
Wednesday, September 21 ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1776 - Crystal City Campus
Join Trending 40 in celebration of the great in house lawyers in DC's leading corporations and non-profits. The event honors those lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional performance and made significant contributions to the growth and success of their organizations. Come meet them and enjoy an open bar, great food and top networking with leaders from DC's legal and business community.

Fight for Air Climb
241 18th Street S.
September 24
Step up and join the Fight for Air Climb to raise funds for research, education and patient programs to help people affected by lung disease.

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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