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Artomatic Crystal City
Through this Saturday, May 6th
1800 S. Bell Street
This is your last week to visit Artomatic in Crystal City! There is so much to see and do at Artomatic; every day is a new adventure. Check out their event calendar to see what is coming up, or just stop by. The exhibition is open from Wednesday through Sunday every week, and is FREE. Don't miss out on this unique and inspiring experience.

Mid-Day Meditation
Upper Garden Plaza at 1225 S. Clark Street
Returns Monday, May 1 - 12:00 PM
Meditation is the perfect complement in building a healthy and connected community. Join the Crystal City BID and Natalie Sigmund Wellness for a weekly lunchtime meditation class to help increase your overall wellbeing.

Outdoor Zumba
2121 Crystal Drive
Returns Wednesday, May 3 - 12:00 PM
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!

Sparket: A Creative Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Returns Thursday, May 4 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive with Sparket – A Creative Market for a Spring Market from May to June. Featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products as well as live-music and select food products, Sparket aims to provide a new lunchtime attraction for area workers, hotel guests, and residents.

Floral Frenzy: Bulb Blitz
2121 Crystal Drive Courtyard
Friday, May 5 - Digging begins at 9:30 AM
The Bulb Blitz invites area residents and workers to dig in on the fun of removing the hundreds of tulip bulbs along Crystal Drive in preparation for the Summer plantings. Typically discarded after a single season of blooming, these high quality bulbs will continue to bloom for many years. Gardeners can take the bulbs home and save them for the opportune time to plant them.

The Rendezvous
Every Fourth Friday
Earth Treks Crystal City
Head to Earth Treks Crystal City every 4th Friday of the month for fun, games, climbing and camaraderie! Discounted day passes are available for non-members for only $20

Crystal Ride: The Armed Forces Cycling Classic
2121 Crystal Drive
Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 AM
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic Challenge Ride, proudly brought to you by The Boeing Company, is back in Crystal City on Sunday June 11th! The Challenge Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. All participants will start and end in Crystal City. The ride will be held on a closed, 10km circuit in and around the Pentagon and Crystal City. Register today!

Summer Arts and Technology Kids Camp
Summer 2017
Registration is now open for the Crystal City Art and Technology kids summer camp. Merging the arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics, the camp fosters innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and command for fine arts principles to shape the world's future professionals, artists, scientists, and engineers. Campers participate in a variety of fun, hands-on activities to gain exposure to painting, digital art and design, fabrication, performing arts, and creative writing. Learn more or register here.

Monday Morning Yoga
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Mondays, through September - 7:00 AM
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.

Mobile Bike Repair by Velofix
Thursdays, through October - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1900 Crystal Drive

Get those nagging bicycle repairs taken care of while you are at work with Mobile Bicycle Services by Velofix. Simply drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Velofix will be set up at 1900 Crystal Drive from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM every Thursday April through October. Appointments can be made at using the Crystal City zip code (22202) beginning April 3rd, but walk ups are always welcome. More info can be found online, by email at, or phone 855-VELO-FIX.

1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, through November ~ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The popular FRESHFARM Market returns on Tuesday, April 4th on Crystal Drive. Shop from 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.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive & 201 12th Street
Thursdays, through November ~ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The food trucks gather in the parking lots at 1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th Street. 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.

SoFar Sounds
May 2nd

Sofar Sounds, 'Songs from a Room', launched in London in 2009 with the intention of creating a better live music experience through secret shows hosted in unique and intimate spaces. For each show, the location and lineup are kept secret until the day of the show. As a Crystal City community member, you can get exclusive access to skip the waitlist and attend this show with a guest with a 33% ticket discount! Just go to and enter promo code: CRYSTAL-F3034. Space is limited so act quickly!

DCA Live's Growth & Innovation Series - Red Hot Cybersecurity
Tuesday, May 2 ~ 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Dive into the burgeoning Cybersecurity industry with an in depth panel discussion of the hottest companies and technologies, the most exciting opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs, and what it all means for the regional economy. This is the first edition of DCA Live's new Growth & Innovation series featuring the industries, companies, and people that are driving growth in the Washington Capital Region's economy. Drinks, heavy hour d'oeuvres, and quality networking always follow the panel.

KBQ Karaoke
KBQ Korean BBQ and Bar - 2450 Crystal Drive
Thursday, Friday, and Staturday - 9:00pm

Head to KBQ for 3 nights of singing fun every week.

Mind Your Body Oasis
Tune in on the first of each month to find out about special package rates, bonus services, and price breaks. Want to catch the deals as soon as they are published? Subscribe to MYBO list, and hear about it first!

TechBUZZ Summer 2017
Tuesday, June 13 ~ 1:00pm to 7:30pm
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) comes to Crystal City this June to shine the spotlight on the hottest up-and-coming early stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic. A diverse and experienced cross-section of Early Stage Investors, VCs, and experienced CEOs will provide valuable feedback in response to the TechBUZZ presentations. Whether on stage or in the audience, the insight of our investor panels is always informative and thought-provoking. Presenter applications are due May 7th - apply today!

Pivot's Physical Therapy
Sometimes running hurts, but not always in a good way. If you are experiencing pain while running. Call Pivot Physical Therapy for a complimentary evaluation. 571-257-8348.

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

Trending 40: CTOs & CIOs
April 18th ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join DCA Live in celebrating the great technology talent that is driving growth and change in the Washington DC area's hottest companies and non profits. Forty of the region's top CIOs and CTOs will be honored amidst 200+ movers and shakers from the local technology and business community for a fun evening of music, food, drinks and great networking.

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