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First Friday @ Art Underground
January 6 ~ 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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, make a fun craft at the pop-up library, see what's happening at TechShop, and catch Synetic's acclaimed show, Sleeping beauty!

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!

Crystal Couture Show & Sale
2200 Crystal Drive - 6th Floor
Thursday, Feb 2nd – Saturday, Feb 4th
The Crystal Couture Show & Sale unites 30+ of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers for a mega fashion pop-up shop, runway show, and bar. Guests can shop discounted merchandise both on the rack and on the runway as models showcase select offerings at this wonderful shopping experience. Crystal Couture is free to attend, but you savvy shoppers can pick-up a $20 VIP Ticket with exclusive coupons and drink specials for Saturday, February 4th from 2pm to 6pm.

Summer Arts and Technology Kids Camp
Summer 2017
The Arlington Artists Alliance, in collaboration with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the Gallery Underground, Tech Shop, ArtJamz, and Synetic Theater, is preparing to launch a summer arts and technology kids camp for the summer of 2017. The camp will be located in the Crystal City Art Underground in the midst of the Crystal City Innovation District and includes both an arts and technology focus with participating students experiencing a wide range of offerings with the collaborating partners. Specific details remain to be worked out, but if you'd like to get on the wait list, please fill out this form.

Synetic Theater Presents : Sleeping Beauty
1800 S. Bell Street
Through January 8th, 2017

Synetic’s award-winning ensemble takes on the classic tale of a princess, an evil sorceress, and a centuries-long sleeping curse in this darkly elegant adaptation of one of the Grimm Brothers’ most beloved stories. This magical wordless production will enchant viewers of all ages (recommended for ages 7 and above)!

Crystal City Wine Shop Wine Club
At the Crystal City Wine Shop, they have the good fortune to taste hundreds of amazing wines every year and if they stocked every one that they loved on our shelves, they would groan under the weight! So, the Wine Club is a way for them to share some of the more value-driven wines that they come across in their tasting adventures. Every month, the staff at the Shop hand selects a pair of wines for members of the Wine Club. Additionally, we offer Wine Club members discounts and opportunities to purchase wine they love at pricing that they cannot find anywhere else!

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.

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.

Innovators Brunch
Highline RxR
Sunday, January 8th ~ Noon to 2:00pm

Brunch with innovators in the tech and start-up community using agile scrum to help move your projects forward further and faster. Open to all that would like to learn about Innovation Culture and give actionable feedback to startups. The group utilizes a new framework that combines Agile principles, Self-Development and Early Childhood Education for issue resolution that can be applied to any challenge. The Innovators Brunch is held the first Sunday of each month.

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground
Thursday, 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!

Business After Business
Ruth's Chris Steak House
January 17 ~ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Build your network while enjoying food, beer, wine and soft drinks (all included in your registration). Creating connections in this relaxed setting is a great way to end your business day. Register online. Presented by the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce.

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