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Vintage Crystal: Blues and Brews
September 24th - 5:00pm to 8:00pm - What better way to end the stressful month than to chill out over live music and beer? Come to FINAL 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.

Tech Cocktail
September 23rd - 2231 Crystal Drive, 10th Floor - Tech Cocktail Mixers are like networking events except fun, like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and face-paced. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening for entrepreneurs, investors, tech enthusiasts, and fun seekers alike. Click here for more info.

Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
Friday, September 26th - 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. Don't miss the last Wine in the Water Park of the season!

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

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
September 24 - Noon - Join the Crystal City BID, Sport and Health fitness club, and Vornado/Charles E. Smith for the LAST 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, October 2nd - 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.  

The Westin Crystal City
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced last week the opening of the Westin Crystal City. The new hotel is the third property to open in Arlington under the Westin Brand. A former Sheraton, the Westin Crystal City underwent a $20 million renovation before it was converted to the new brand. It now offers 220 luxurious guest rooms and 16,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting facilities, including 11 meeting rooms, right in the heart of Crystal City

Ribeye and Rioja
September 15 through September 29 - Morton's Steak House - Join Morton's for Ribeye and Riojo. Enjoy their signature 9 oz. prime ribeye sandwich, paired with a glass of Palacios Remondo "La Montesa" Rioja for only $25.

Jaleo's 10 Year Anniversary
September 24 - You are invited to the party of the decade at Jaleo Crystal City! A night of all-inclusive Spanish tapas, wines and entertainment to celebrate ten years the Jose way! In honor of their 10th anniversary, they are transforming Jaleo into a festive Spanish market featuring wine, tapas, jamón carving, paella, porrónes, flamenco & more. Purchase tickets here. #JaleoCrystalCity10

Painting Uncorked
Thursdays, September 25, October 23, and November 20 - 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. Created by YOU! 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. Class is 2 hours from 6:30 – 8:30. Tickets now available!

The Island of Dr. Moreau
October 1 - November 2 - Synetic Theater - Synetic Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili will direct and appear as the title character in H.G. Wells’ mystical and savage story. Sometime in the future, a shipwrecked survivor is rescued to a remote island inhabited by the deranged Dr. Moreau and his “children” – experimental human-like animals or animal-like humans. This highly physical and immersive tale set to original and haunting music will create an intriguing and horrifying world to remember. Tickets on sale now!

Arlington County Fun Ride
The annual Arlington Fun Ride will be on Saturday, October 4th. The family-friendly bike ride is a scenic 17 mile route taking you on the paved multi-use trails that make up the Arlington Loop. The ride starts and finishes in Crystal City. Register online.

Calvary Methodist Church's Annual Bazaar
October 18th - Calvary Methodist Church - 10:00am to 2:00pm - Shop, eat lunch, and enjoy Calvary Methodist Church's annual bazaar. They will have kids activities, as well is items such as jewelry, books, handmade items, toys, and more.

Football at Tortoise and Hare
Tortoise and Hare is in mid season form for football already! Come see what all the fans are talking about and get your seats for the best food, drinks, and games all season. They also have live music, trivia nights and weekly food specials!

Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters
Achieve your public-speaking and leadership goals! The Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters will help you. Just come to 1801 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, and meet them in the First Floor Conference Center. Non-BNA employees are welcome to attend and join. Click here for more information.


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