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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.

Let's Get Social: Take a photo or selfie at the Finish Line at the 1K Wine & Beer Walk and enter to win a free two-night stay* at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency.

How To Enter: Follow Crystal City BID and the Hyatt Regency on Instagram and/or Twitter:

Twitter @HyattCrystalCty (no “I” in City) Instagram: @HyattCrystalCity

Use the hashtag #1KWineBeerWalk when posting your photo on Instagram or Twitter, mentioning why you love Crystal City.

*Stay at the Hyatt is subject to availability and must be made with a reservation.

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.

50 on Fire Meet the Judges Meetup
Thursday, November 6th - 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Disruption Corporation - The second annual 50 on Fire awards celebration, honoring the most innovative companies and individuals across DC's top industries, is this December 4th at Howard Theatre. Leading up to the big event, they're hosting intimate Meet the Judges Meetups allowing nominees, past winners, and community leaders to network with our expert panel of judges over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 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.

November is time to plan Holiday parties!
And Tortoise and Hare is THE place to go for all you need. Full event planning is our specialty. Let us make our place yours or have the team at Tortoise and Hare bring the season to you. Whatever you need is a call away. Join the clients that keep coming back for the best in planning, value, and taste this year.

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.

Save on Synetic's Summer Camp
In a summer camp far, far, far away a band of intergalactic freedom fighters stage a rebellion to prevent a menacing Overlord from hoarding all the resources in the universe. A young hero will rise to harness the power of the star force, restoring peace, harmony, and justice for all! Join Synetic for another exciting summer of physical theatre, mime, and pantomime, acrobatics, dance and original songs as we parody everyone's favorite space odyssey. Save 15% on Summer Camp with registration before November 29! Click here for more information.

Workshops at Mind Your Body Oasis
Mind Your Body Oasis has some great workshops coming 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.

Coffee, Views and Disruption
Join Disruption Corporation and Commonwealth Joe for "Coffee, Views and Disruption," every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Enjoy complimentary coffee and great networking at the Disruption Headquarters, located at 2231 Crystal Dr, 10th Floor, Arlington VA, 22202.

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