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First Fridays in Crystal City
Friday, December 2nd ~ 5pm to 8pm
Art Underground
Head to Crystal City on the first Friday of every month for a healthy dose of arts at the Art Underground. Catch the free opening reception for the Gallery Underground, jam at newest Art Underground addition, ArtJamz Underground, take a stroll along the Fotowalk, and see what's happening at TechShop!

Crystal Social
Crystal City Sports Pub
Tuesday, December 6th ~ 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join your fellow Crystal City neighbors and area workers for a fun happy hour at the Crystal City Sports Pub along Crystal City's 23rd Street Restaurant Row! You bring the conversation and we'll handle the beverages and snacks. Space is limited so please RSVP.

1K Wine|Beer Walk
Crystal City Shops
Saturday, January 21st ~ 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Everyone's favorite faux race, the 1K Wine|Beer Walk is right around the corner. Choose the beverage type of your choice, select your heat, and get ready to make your way through the course stopping at “hydration stations” throughout the Crystal City Shops and Art Underground where you will be able to sample from up to 20 different wine and beers. Heats do fill up so register today

Rock to Stop Diabetes
Tortoise and Hare - 567 S 23rd Street
Thursday, December 1st

Join the American Diabetes Association on for our 9th Annual Benefit Concert and Auction, Thursday, December 1st from 4:30-9:00 pm at Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille. Your $20 donation gets you a drink ticket, 20% off food, a drink special and for the first 100 an awesome 2016 Stop Diabetes knit hat.

Exhibition Opening Reception - Figuratively Speaking
Gallery Underground
Friday, December 2 ~ 5pm to 8pm

Swing by the Gallery Underground for their FREE opening reception for “Figuratively Speaking,” a national juried art competition. The show features all-media artists, sculptors, and photographers that have interpreted a “figurative” theme in multiple ways: thorough the human form, or by exploring a broader interpretation of the theme, such as figures of speech.

Leaders in Energy Four Generations Awards
Friday, December 2 ~ 6pm to 9pm
Gateway Condominiums - 1300 Crystal Drive

Join Leaders in Energy for their third annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards and Holiday event this Friday. The purpose of this award is to recognize leaders who have inspired others, who inspired movements, or innovation and change – one for each generation: Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomer and World War II. Tickets include program, heavy appetizers, and beverages. You may bring a guest and that person can attend for 50% off. Register online.

Four Mile Run Trail Detour Underway
The Four Mile Run bicycle and pedestrian trail will be detoured due to construction of the Four Mile Run Stream Restoration project. Construction and the detour are expected to last through the fall of 2017.View the detour map.

Knit One, Read One
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library

Fridays, December 2, 9, & 16 ~10:00am to 11:30am
Have you always wanted to learn how to knit or do you need to refresh your skills. Learn the basics and knit a cozy ribbed scarf while discussing your latest read. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and how to “frog” your work if you need to. Advanced knitters welcome to join us and work on their own projects. Bring your own materials - see website for details.

Lunchtime Coloring
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library

Every Friday ~ noon
Take a break, relax and enjoy the latest fad in adult coloring (kids invited, too). Supplies are provided.

Traffic Alert
Saturday, December 3rd
The Arlington County Police Department will close South Joyce Street and sections of Army Navy Drive for the 2016 Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5k on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Learn more...

FotoWalk Underground - Exposed DC
Through Spring 2017
Crystal City welcomes a new photography exhibit from Exposed DC along the FotoWalk Underground. See the works of twelve photographers, each focusing on s specific series, on your way through Crystal City.

Arlington Premiere
1776 Crystal City – 2231 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, December 7th ~ 6pm to 8pm

Arlington Economic Development invites you to attend the Arlington Premiere – an exclusive reception welcoming new businesses to Arlington County. Come welcome new business owners and network with other key business and community leaders as we celebrate our growing business community.

Saturday Youth Studio
TechShop Crystal City
Saturday, December 10 ~ Noon to 4:00pm
Every Second Saturday

Learn to use TechShops’s laser cutters, 3D printers, and modelling software to make your dreams come true! Our skilled Youth Educators will be on hand to guide students through the engineering design process. Class is appropriate for ages 8 - 17 and parents are welcome to participate alongside their children at no additional cost.

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground
Thursday, December 15, January 9, February 16, March 16 ~ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Third Thursdays

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!

Family Night Out: Conductive Ink Cards
TechShop Crystal City
Friday, December 16th ~ 6:00pm

Family time is important for building strong relationships and making lasting memories. Come with your child(ren) to make light-up cards using conductive ink! Conductive inks make it easy to draw circuits on almost any surface, including paper. Space is limited - register today.

GRUMP Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Crystal City Shops @1750
Saturday, December 17th ~ 11am-5pm
Over 50 local DC/MD/VA arts & crafts vendors will show and sell their wares at the best alternative holiday craft show in the DC area. Shop, learn to knit, wrap your gifts, and get your photo taken with at least one of our Yetis! The first 250 shoppers will get a free GRUMP grocery bag. Learn more...

Open House: Residential Parking Working Group
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library

Saturday, December 17th ~ 10am to noon
Arlington is considering refinements to the County’s requirements for parking at newly built apartments and condos. Stop by this open house to learn more and discuss policy options. Another open house is scheduled for December 7th at the Navy League building in Courthouse.

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