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Crystal Social
Crystal City Sports Pub
Tuesday, December 6th ~ 5:00pm to 7:00pm
This month's Crystal Social is sold out. If you missed out, make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get an early notice for the next one.

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

Homemade for the Holidays
Connection: Crystal City
Tuesdays in December - December 6, 13, and 20 ~ 4:30pm to 6:00pm

In this series of three crafting workshops, learn to make homemade gifts for others or yourself - Creative Coasters (December 6), DIY Spa Gifts (December 13, and Snow Globes (December 20). Space is limited, so register today!

Open Class: Fundraising and Attracting Investors
1776 Crystal City – 2231 Crystal Drive
Tuesday, December 6 ~ 5:30pm

Are you considering fundraising and wonder if you have enough traction? Have you spoken to investors and heard "we like what you are doing, but come back to us when you have more traction"? In today's fundraising climate, investors are looking at traction as the key differentiator in their fundraising decisions. Head to 1776 for this FREE class on fundraising, focusing on building traction to attract investment. Got questions? Reach out to Noelle at

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.

Ugly Sweater Beer Party
Highline RxR – 2010 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, December 7th ~ 6pm to 10pm

Highline RxR is going all out with as many Winter/Christmas beers as they can find, music by Darcy Dawn, and ugly sweaters to have a merry ole time. The best most ugliest sweater of all will win some ugly sweater type of prize.

Holiday Promotions at Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods has a bunch of great ways to celebrate the holidays. Give the gift of fish this holiday and get a lobster dinner on them. Celebrate yuletide cheer on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Finally, celebrate "Chowda Day" on January 15th and get a cup of clam chowder for $1.

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

Fridays, December 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.

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.

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.

Connection: Crystal City - Neighborhood Pop-up Library
See what's happening this month at the Connection: Crystal City, a temporary “pop-up” branch of the Arlington County Public Library. At Connection, you can check out books, access the internet, hold community meetings and attend fun workshops, classes and meet-ups.

In-Costume Reading and Live Performance of Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, December 11th
Reading, 1:00pm
Connection: Crystal City pop-up Library
Live Performance, 2:00pm
Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater and the Connection: Crystal City pop-up library will present an afternoon of fairytales and magic with a reading and live performance of "Sleeping Beauty." Join us at the Library at 1:00pm where Sleeping Beauty herself will enchant audiences with a reading from her magical fairytale, and afterwards escort all guests to the Theater for a 2:00pm performance. Click here to purchase tickets to Sunday's performance.

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.

Free Sleeping Beauty Ballet Workshop
Sunday, December 18th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm
Synetic Theater

Join Sleeping Beauty cast members and ballerinas, Chanel Smith and Eliza Smith, in a FREE Ballet workshop. Here you will experience the movement, grace, and beauty of this beloved magical fairytale! For more information and to RSVP, email our Education and Outreach manager Tori Bertocci at,

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