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Vintage Crystal: Blues and Brews
August 27th - 5:00pm to 8:00pm - What better way to end the stressful month than to chill out over live music and beer? Come to Blues & Brews on 2121 Crystal Drive and enjoy beverages from the Beer Garden, not to mention drinks hand-selected by experts at Crystal City’s Washington Wine Academy and Crystal City Wine Shop. The last Blues and Brews of the season will take place on September 24th.

Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
Every Friday in September - 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. There will be a special Wine in the Water Park on Friday, August 29th.

Vintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa
Sunday September 14th - 2:00pm to 6:00pm - 220 20th Street - Sip and Salsa brings delicious wines from Spain, Portugal, and Argentina together with food tastes from restaurants in Crystal City and the region. Live Latin jazz and salsa dancing and lessons round out the action for an affordable afternoon outdoors. Tickets cost $20 and include all wine and food tastes. $10 designated driver tickets are available and include all food tastes.

Vintage Crystal: Pups and Pilsners
Fly solo or bring Fido to the Pups and Pilsners outdoor beer festival in Crystal City on Sunday, September 21st from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. This dog-friendly festival features a massive beer garden with multiple stations. Get updates about the event at washingtonwineacademy.org.

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

Crystal Screen: In Flight
Mondays through August 25th - 1851 S. Bell Street - The Crystal City BID hosts a free outdoor film festival every Monday in the summer. With the help of Moonflicks, a courtyard in Crystal City is transformed into a movie theater. Tonight's movie is Executive Decision. There is no better place to meet friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - Through November 25th - 3pm to 7pm - Get your fresh fruits, vegetables and more at the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market, located on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets.

Sparket: A Creative Market
Wednesdays - 11:00am to 2:00pm - 1900 Crystal Drive - The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to Crystal City with Sparket – A Creative Market. 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. Sparket will be open every Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Outdoor Zumba
Wednesdays through September 24 - Noon - 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
Thursdays - 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.

Everything Esmonde
Thursday, August 21st - 18th & Crystal Drive - Everything Esmonde will be open for bike service every other Thursday through October 30th.  If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, walk-ups are welcome! You can also schedule an appointment by emailing everything.esmonde@gmail.com ?or calling 202-657-2316.  

Farmer's Market Survey
Your chance to win a $100 in fresh, local foods! Just voice your opinions here about our region's access to local food and what you LOVE about seasonal, summer, fresh foods. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and should you participate your answers will remain completely anonymous. Participants must be 18 years or older.

Cinnabar Restaurant
Come try the new lunch menu in Cinnabar Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Modern interpretations on Southern Classics featuring local and seasonal ingredients. Open daily 11am to 3pm.

Wines of Italy
August 4th to 31st - Legal Sea Foods invites you to experience the wine bounty of Bella Italia. Enjoy one of their tasting flights, or experience the wonder and evolution of a full bottle as it opens to express nuance and subtlety in the glass. Most importantly, see what the excitement is all about!

Tortoise & Hare
Hop in to Tortoise & Hare for weekly fun! Monday is extended Happy Hour until 9:00! Tuesday offers the best TRIVIA NIGHT around with great prizes followed by 1/2 PRICED BURGER on Wednesday. Eat and drink from a great menu, enjoy live music Wednesday through Saturday nights, and be happy at Tortoise & Hare any night of the week!

TechShop Summer Camp
Registration is now open for TechShop DCA's very first Summer of Creation! Camp sessions include Robotics, Music and Technology, 21st Century Design, and High-Tech Fashion. Join us for adventures in laser cutting, Arduino programming, 3D printing, print-making, digital art, LED fashion and more! Spark your creativity this summer! Taught by professionals in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) world. Ages 12-17 welcome! For more information and registration, click HERE.

Oyster Festival
September 17 through October 14 - Legal Sea Foods - Four weeks of oyster happy hour and menu features at Legal Sea Foods that are guaranteed to give you mollusk mania.

WAKA Kickball VA South Arlington League
WAKA Kickball VA South Arlington League fall registration is now open. WAKA is a GREAT way for your employees to meet new people, make new friends, bond as teammates & just have fun! Contact marvin@kickball.com with any questions or to sign up click here for you, your group or your team to sign up! Season begins September 4th.


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