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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!

1K Beer|Wine Walk
November 8th - 2:00pm to 6:00pm - Calling racers and couch potatoes alike! The semi-annual 1K Wine & Beer Walk is around the corner so you better start training! Pass the start line and sip your way along the race course, stopping at “Wine” and “Beer” hydration stations along the course. Sample 22 wines or 22 beers we’ll be pouring for your racing pleasure, and end at a giant dance party! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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. Also, don't miss out on your chance to pre-order your turkey for Thanksgiving.

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 30th - 18th & Crystal Drive - This is your LAST CHANCE to have Everything Esmonde service yoru bike.  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.  

Synetic Theater Vampire Ball
Party at Synetic Theater with all creatures, and creatures of the night! Join them for the 2014 Vampire's Ball on Friday, October31! Click here for tickets.

New Classes at TechShop
Check out the great classes coming to TechShop for November. Classes fill up quick, so sign up early. Don't know about TechShop? Click here to learn about this exciting do-it-yourself design and fabrication space.

ARTrageous Silent Auction at Gallery Underground
Friday, November 7th - Gallery Underground - Join Gallery Underground for “ARTrageous,” a fun, first-ever Arlington Artists Alliance silent auction featuring great art, live music and good food for a good cause. Come and bid from 6-8PM on gorgeous framed original paintings, jewelry, pottery and sculpture from some of the area’s finest artists. Also available for special bid: luxury vacation homes, pet portraits, unique commissions, art lessons, and more. Great for holiday shopping! Come by for an in-person preview of all the great art to be auctioned, on view at Gallery Underground from Monday Nov 3- Friday Nov. 7, 10am-6pm. Also, see all the artwork you can bid on at here. Click here for more information.

Painting Uncorked
Thursday, 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!

AMA Washington, DC Area Conference Center
There is affordable meeting space in Crystal City. This Winter Save 20% on meeting package rates. Plus as always, there are no service charges or no hidden fees. Click here to learn more.

Are you a Bicycle Friendly Business?
The Bicycle Friendly Business program, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizes businesses, properties, and universities for their efforts in promoting bicycling among employees and residents. Arlington Transportation Partners can help you be recognized for your efforts. Email, call 703-247-9299, or click here for more information.

Workshops at Mind Your Body Oasis
Mind Your Body Oasis has some great workshops coming up. A Budokon Yoga Workshop is 10/25 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Budokon Yoga combines hatha yoga with traditional and contemporary martial arts for a fun and demanding workout. Call 703-567-1290 to learn more and sign up. Their yoga acupuncture workshops are 11/23 and 12/7 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Reservations for this fall workshop series are now open. Enjoy a 45-minute yoga class followed by a deep 30-minute savasana with acupuncture. Class size is limited. Sign up here.

Celebrate the Holidays at Tortoise and Hare
The time for planning holiday parties is here, and Tortoise and Hare is your place to go for all your needs. Make their place yours, or let them bring the party to you. T&H has bar services, delicious menu options, and anything you need to bring in the season. Call, email or check their website for all we can do for you.

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