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First Fridays in the Art Underground
Art Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive

Friday, October 6th ~ 5:00pm
Head to Crystal City on the first Friday of every month for a healthy dose of arts in the Art Underground.

Fridays at the Fountain - OktoberFest
1751 Crystal Drive - The Fountain (aka Crystal City Water Park)
Fridays in October ~ 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Crystal City's popular pop-up outdoor beer and wine garden continues through October with fresh fall beer options added to the menu each week along-side standard beer and wine offerings and live music on the Keolis Stage.

Tropical Storm
FRESHFARM Market Crystal City ~ 1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesday October 10th & October 17th ~ 3:00 PM
The Floral Frenzy’s Tropical Storm allows area residents and workers to rescue tropical ferns and other plants that would otherwise be thrown into the compost pile! Plants are available on a first come; first served basis and supplies are limited.

Arlington County Board Book Club: The Righteous Mind
Connection Crystal City Pop-Up Library - 2100 Crystal Drive

Monday, October 16th ~ 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join a robust conversation with County Board Members Christian Dorsey and Libby Garvey and Crystal City BID President/CEO Angela Fox focused on the core principles and lessons outlined in the book “The Righteous Mind”, by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt.

Marine Corps Marathon Family Festival
Sunday, October 22nd ~ 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Cheer on your loved ones running the 42nd Annual Marine Corps Marathon from the energetic streets of Crystal City and the annual Family Festival. The festival will include engaging activities like moon bounces, face painting, arts and crafts, cotton candy, balloon animals, circus activities, and more.

Secrets to Success Podcast Featuring Sprynt Founder/CEO
1776 Crystal City Campus ~ 2231 Crystal Drive, 10th Floor

Tuesday, October 24th ~ 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Head to 1776 for the Arlington Chamber's live podcast series, Secrets to Success. This edition features entrepreneur Alex Villanueva, founder and CEO of transit company Sprynt.

1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, through November ~ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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.

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

Have your ride repaired while you work with weekly mobile bicycle repair services by Velofix. Walk-ups welcome or make an appointment online.

Sparket Creative Art Market
Thursdays through November 16th - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1900 Crystal Drive

Experience the eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market right on Crystal Drive featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, and more.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, through November ~ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy some of the area’s best food trucks along Crystal Drive at 18th Street. Follow your favorites on twitter for schedule updates.

Fridays at the Fountain
1751 Crystal Drive - The Fountain (aka Crystal City Water Park)
Every Friday through October ~ 5:00PM to 9:00PM
End your week relaxing in Crystal City’s popular pop-up wine & beer garden featuring the Keolis live music stage, delicious beverages, and a relaxing ambiance at the Fountain under a brilliant LED-lit tree canopy. Skip the line by pre-purchasing drink tickets!

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday ~ 9:00am
Join Eat Yoga Drink at the Crystal City Sports Pub every Sunday for a special, hour long, all-levels vinyasa flow followed by drinks at the bar.

Everything You Need to Know About the Marine Corps Marathon • October 1 • NBC Washington
How Victor Hoskins will use lessons from Nestle to lure Amazon to Arlington • September 28 • Washington Business Journal 
Arlington County Has Highest Millennial Growth Rate. Here’s Why... • September 27 • Bisnow

Wicked Wednesdays Outdoor Movies
WeLive Beer Garden ~ 2221 S. Clark Street
Wednesdays in October ~ 8:00 PM

Head to the WeLive Beer Garden every Wednesday in October for outdoor screenings of Halloween classics. This week, check out The Craft.

Crystal City Civic Association Meeting
Crystal Park Condo ~ 1805 Crystal Drive
Thursday, October 5th ~ 7:30 to 9:00pm

On the agenda for this month’s meeting – A presentation by the Crystal City BID on the CC2DCA Pedestrian Connection Feasibility Study and a panel discussion, including County Board Member John Vihstadt, about the proposed relocation of the Crystal City VRE Station.

First Friday Paint Jamz
ArtJamz Underground 2100 Crystal Drive
Friday, October 6th ~ 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm

Use the inspiration of Crystal City's First Fridays in the Art Underground to Unleash Your Inner Artist and create your own masterpiece at ArtJamz Underground..

Annual ARTrageous Silent Art Auction
Gallery Underground ~ 2200 Crystal Drive
Friday, October 6th ~ 6:00 to 8:00pm

Join the Gallery Underground and the Arlington Artists Alliance for their 4th Annual “ARTrageous” fundraiser and silent art auction featuring great art and food in support of inspiring, local art.

Tasting With Napa Valley’s Celani Family Vineyards
Saturday, October 7th ~ 2PM to 6PM
Taste the wines of Napa Valley's Celani Family Vineyards at the Crystal City Wine Shop. View the tasting menu here.

Over the Edge for Brain Cancer
Saturday, October 7th
Raise money for brain cancer research as you repel down the side of the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

Trending 40: Association Technology Stars
1776 Crystal City Campus - 2231 Crystal Drive, 10th Floor

Tuesday, October 10th ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join DCA Live in celebrating the great technology talent driving growth and change in the Washington DC association and non-profit community.

Synetic Theater Presents: The Adventures of Peter Pan
Synetic Theater ~ 1800 S. Bell Street

Opens Wednesday, October 18th through November 19th
Take flight to Neverland with Peter Pan, his Lost Boys and the Darling children! In this magical place filled with fairies, pirates, and mermaids, Peter Pan and crew will battle the delightfully sinister Captain Hook with acrobatics that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

FY 2019 County Budget Roundtables
Aurora Hills Community Center
Wednesday, October 19th ~ 6:30 to 8:00pm

Arlington County is seeking feedback earlier than ever before for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget. Join your neighbors to learn about the budget process, as well as challenges facing the County, while sharing your perspectives about budget priorities during a series of public roundtables. Other dates/locations also available.

The Rendezvous
October 27th ~ 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!

2017 Masquerade Gala - Second Annual Fundraising Event
Crystal City Marriott - 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Saturday, October 28 ~ 6:00 to 11:30pm
Come show your international spirit, have fun, and help support community at the Rotary Club of Crystal City Pentagon’s second annual fundraising event.

SAMS' Night of Giving
Crystal City Marriott - 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Tuesday, November 14th ~ 6:00 to 9:30pm
Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) hosts its fourth annual Night of Giving with proceeds donated to Easter Seals Serving DC, MD and VA. The event will feature a silent auction, live entertainment, food, networking, and carnival games.

9th Annual Oyster Festival
Through October 11
Back by popular demand, Legal Seafoods' 9th annual oyster festival is a celebration of all things oyster. Everyone is invited - mavens of the mollusk and oyster newbies - all who share the belief in the idiomatic saying, "the world is your oyster." Check out the menu!

Crystal City Connection Library September Schedule
Crystal City Shops @ 2100
Check out what's on the calendar at the Crystal City Connection, the neighborhoods pop-up library! Download a printable schedule for the month!

Booz Allen Hamilton Toastmasters Potomac Club
Every Second and Fourth Friday
11:45am ~ 1:00pm

Learn public speaking and leadership skills through this local chapter of the Toastmasters International network.

Weekly Weight Watchers Meeting
Crystal City Marriott Every Thursday ~ 3:00pm

Join fellow weight watchers for support and friendship. Contact Janet Mielcarek ( to register.

Gallery Underground Exhibition: Themes & Variations
Through September ~ Gallery Hours Apply
The September Exhibition, Themes & Variations, features the work of Cindi Lewis. Also, enjoy works by Artist of the Month, Ginger Sanaie (Watermedia)

Discounted AMA Conference Center Rates
Through March 30th, 2018
Looking to book a conference or meeting? Get 25% off meeting packages until March 30, 2018 at AMA Washington Conference facilities located in the heart of Crystal City with its wide range of shopping, restaurants and hotels.


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