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Marine Corps Marathon
October 26th - 9:30am to 2:00pm - Come out and give runners a boost for miles 22, 23, and 24! This year's Marine Corps Marathon features a family-friendly fall festival with a variety of activities including arts and crafts, face painting, moonbounces, balloon animals, circus activities and more!

Floral Frenzy: Tropical Storm
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! Once brought indoors, these tropicals can thrive all-year long. Stop by the Crystal City FreshFarm Farmers Market on Tuesday, October 21st at 3:00 PM (sharp – no plants to be given away before that time) to claim your green prize, while supplies last!

Bike Light Giveaway
Don’t get caught on the trail in the dark when the time falls back one hour. Join the Crystal City BID at the Mount Vernon Trail connection to Crystal City on Thursday, October 30th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Trail users can pick up lights for their bikes or arm/leg bands for running and walking. Limit one item per person and while supplies last. So be sure to get your lights early before the sun goes down!

The Island of Dr. Moreau
Through November 2 - Synetic Theater - Synetic Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili directs and appears 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!

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.

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.

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 16th - 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 or calling 202-657-2316.  

The 2014 Power Women of DC Tech
October 15, 2014 - 6 to 8:30 PM - Join Bisnow Ventures for a special event and opportunity to meet and recognize this year's Power Women in DC Tech at Crystal Tech Fund. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and great networking in the DC start-up and tech community. Tickets are $49 and can be purchased here.

40 Under 40
Congratulations to Scott Brodbeck, Joe Petty, Paul Singh, and Kedrick Whitmore on being selected as one of Leadership Arlington's "40 Under 40." The award recognizes emerging leaders whodemonstrate impact personally and/or professonally through their exceptional leadership. Click here for more information.

Highline is Coming
Highline, a new bar from the team behind Carpool, Penn Social, Rocket Bar, Buffalo Billiards and Continental Pool Lounge, is coming to Crystal City. The bar is set to open in the former Bailey's space in late 2014, and will be a "third place," a community gathering place besides work and home. The 7,300-square-foot venue will be open throughout the day, serving coffee, lunch and dinner. Click here to read more.

Crystal City BID CEO Angie Fox Profile at The Everygirl
Check out this interview with CCBID President/CEO Angie Fox at The Everygirl.

Jaleo Paella Festival
Through October 19th - Jaleo Crystal City - Chef José Andrés and his culinary team at Jaleo are proud to announce the 12th annual Paella Festival. Celebrating one of Spain’s most iconic dishes, the two-week event will feature traditional, regional and innovative paellas from across Spain as well as a specialty cocktail.

Painting Uncorked
Thursdays, 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!

Portraiture in American Art
Sunday, October 19th - 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Crystal Community Room - Join Gallery Underground and Margarat Hancock, Art and Design Educator for the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, for a lecture on Portraiture in American Art.

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.

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