This Week in Crystal City (sent date:5/19/2014)   |   view all news »

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Wine in the Water Park
Fridays, May 30th through June 27th - 6:00pm to 10:00pm - Crystal City Water Park - Vintage Crystal’s “Wine in the Water Park” combines sips and sounds to create an ambient outdoor event featuring interesting wine varietals and great music in the neighborhood’s signature Crystal City Water Park. Click here to pre-purchase six tickets and enjoy a 50% discount.

Air Force Association Cycling Classic
June 8th - The Air Force Association Cycling Classic (AFACC) is the region’s premier cycling event. Professionally ranked Men’s and Women’s racers and teams vie for the Crystal City Cup on the 2 KM Criterium course in the heart of Crystal City for non-stop excitement and speed. Preceding the professional races, amateurs and cyclists of all abilities have the chance to be part of the action with the annual AFACC Challenge Ride. Click here for more information and click here for information on road closures.

Crystal Car
June 15th - Do you have a prized car that you love to show off? Registration is open for Crystal Car. The Father's Day car festival is a great opportunity to show off your wheels while hanging out and connecting with fellow car enthusiasts. Click here to register.

Women 2.0 City Meetup
June 26th - Women 2.0 City Meetup has officially arrived in CRYSTAL CITY and they’re bringing their networks with them! Spend an evening with the women and men who work in the local tech industry, participate in some smooth icebreakers, network and get inspired by their speaker. Click here to register.

Crystal City Twilighter
July 26th - 8:30pm - Join Pacers and the Crystal City BID for the area’s favorite summer twilight race! The Twilighter’s flat and fast course, competitive team prize structure and incredible post race party make it the hottest 5K in town! Click here to register.

Monday Morning Yoga
Through September 29th - 7:00am - Crystal City Water Park - Join the Crystal City BID and Mind Your Body Oasis for free yoga in the Crystal City Water Park at 7:00am on Monday mornings from May through September.

FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - Through November 25th - 3:00pm to 7:00pm - Celebrating its sixth year, the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market returns to its original location on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets, and offers shopping from local farmers and producers.

Outdoor Zumba
Through September 24 - Noon - 2121 Crystal Drive - Join the Crystal City BID, Sport and Health fitness club, and Vornado/Charles E. Smith for free Zumba in the courtyard of 2121 Crystal Drive. 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

Fashion and Food Truck Thursday
Get your lunchtime Food Truck fix at Food Truck Thursday. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. The Crystal City BID has a new partnership with DC Fashion Truck Tour that brings our successful pop-up clothing shop and fashion show, the Crystal Couture Show and Sale, outside onto the sidewalk of Crystal Drive. The emerging evolution of the mobile vending industry brings fully functional stores on wheels, complete with inventory, dressing room, and friendly staff, directly to their customers’ neighborhoods.

FotoWalk Underground
Hallways of Art Underground - Enjoy the 150 spectacular photographs, including the winners of the 2013 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition, Uncover / Discover, FotoBazaar, the Annual Youth Contest and FotoDC Favorites.

Three Men in a Boat at Synetic Theater
May 8th through June 8th - Synetic Theater - Jerome K. Jerome’s delightful travelogue tells the story of three young men suffering from a severe case of “overwork”. Accompanied by their dutiful terrier Montmorency, they take a boating holiday through the country, getting into one satirically hilarious predicament after another along the way. Adapted from a novel consistently ranked as one of the funniest of all time, this production will be directed by a renowned area director Derek Goldman and choreographed by Synetic’s Irina Tsikurishvili. Click here for tickets.

Tortoise and Hare
Come join Tortoise and Hare for the best Happy Hour around. And on Monday, they thank those in our neighborhood by extending our happy hour! Call or email for Live Music, food and drink specials throughout the week, and Trivia Tuesday information. O r- if you need our menu brought to you, ask us about our extensive catering options. See you here, at the Hare!

National Bike Challenge
Join the Crystal City BID in helping Arlington County lead the nation in the National Bike Challenge from May 1 to September 30. Participants and their respective communities are pitted in a friendly competition to cycle as many days and miles as possible. Monthly prizes are available through the League of American Bicyclists and other event sponsors. The Crystal City BID will also be offering a custom Banjo Brothers Backback to the team member with the highest total at the end of the season. Visit to sign up and look for the Crystal Ride Team!

Painting Uncorked at Gallery Underground
May 22nd, June 26th - Gallery Underground - Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. Taught by Studio Underground artist Justyne Fischer, these 2-hour classes will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy.

296 Project Fundraiser
June 6th - Gallery Underground - Gallery Underground is hosting a fundraiser for The 296 Project. The fundraiser will feature the work of Kristin Beck, the very first (and still only) Transgendered US Navy SEAL who attributes her art as having kept her from suicide on a number of occasions. Click here for more info and tickets.

Bowen McCauley Dance's "Victory Road"
June 13th and 14th - Synetic Theater - Celebrate the finale of Bowen McCauley Dance's 18th Anniversary Season with the Virginia premiere of the "rewarding Timed Connections, an intriguing and resonant work set to Josef Suk's Piano Quartet in A Minor." Click here for more info and tickets.

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