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Crystal Couture: Show & Sale Model Casting
The DC area’s hottest fashion show and high-end bargain retail pop-up sale returns to Crystal City this February! Crystal Couture – Show & Sale brings about 50 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers all under one roof. We are looking for models to show off the great clothing and accessories on the Show & Sale runway. The Crystal Couture Model Casting will take place this Saturday, December 6 from 2:00p-4:30p, at The Landing in the Crystal City Shops @ 1750.

Registration is Open for the Air Force Association Cycling Classic
Registration is now open for the 2015 Air Force Association Cycling Classic Challenge Ride, proudly brought to you by The Boeing Company! The Challenge Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. All participants will start and end in Crystal City. The ride will be held on a closed, 15km circuit in and around the Pentagon, Crystal City and the Air Force Memorial. Click here to register and take advantage of early bird pricing.

Crystal City Construction Updates
Pardon our dust as we continue to transform! Get the latest on Crystal City area transit and roadway construction projects on the Crystal City/Pentagon City Construction Update page. You can also sign-up directly for updates from Arlington County.

Women 2.0
Join Women 2.0 for a City Meetup on Tuesday, December 2nd, from 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. at Disruption Corporation (2231 Crystal Dr, 10th Floor, Arlington). Speaking at this event will be Dr. Ximena Hartstock, Co-Founder of Phone2Action, and Taryn Sullivan, CEO & Founder of Efficiency Exchange. The theme of the evening will be Social Impact + Tech. Hear from founders who will share Lightning Lessons from their experiences at the intersection of social impact and technology. Follow the event on Twitter at @w2CityMeetup and @women2. The hashtag for this event is #W2CC. Purchase tickets here.

Beauty and the Beast
Synetic Theater continues its 2014/15 season with an adaption of Beauty & The Beast from December 3rd to January 11th. In this gothic romance based on the original French tale, a young girl befriends the terrifying beast that holds her captive. This darkly fantastical production illuminates the Beauty’s own secrets and her Beast’s true nature, bringing wonder, magic, and seduction to a classic story. Get tickets here.

What Do You Want to See at Highline?
Highline is coming, and they want to know what you want. What is your favorite beer, event, team, whatever? Click here to give your input.

Coffee, Views & Disruption
Every Thursday at Disruption Corporation: 9:30AM - 11:30AM Introducing the #coffeekeg. It's seriously awesome. Mingle with the DC area's hottest startups while sipping on freshly brewed pour over coffee or trying our one-of-a-kind coffee keg. Hosted by Commonwealth Joe - info and registration here.

Get in the holiday spirit at Kora
This year, Kora Restaurant is an official Toys for Tots drop-off spot. Enjoy 10% off your entire check per donation while dining at the restaurant.

Zen and Zin
Mind Your Body Oasis is celebrating two years of yoga in Crystal City with their Zen and Zin event. Join them on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and explore the leading wellness center in Arlington! Participate in fitness and class demonstrations, including yoga, belly dancing, Pilates, and more. You can also step into their far-infrared sauna, experience samples of their body treatments and therapies, and learn more about their health and nutritional coaching services. Click here for tickets.

Startup Working Group at Disruption Corporation
Want to bounce your ideas off others in the startup community? Need advice on product development or marketing strategy? Join us for our second Startup Working Group meeting on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at at 10:30 AM to learn how others are navigating the exciting but difficult path in the life of a startup. We will enjoy delicious, fresh pour-over and cold brew coffee from Commonwealth Joe while we watch a short video relevant to startup life and chat to share progress and questions on each of our startup ideas and businesses. RSVP here.

FitArlington Healthy Vending Machines
FitArlington Healthy Vending- Have you seen one of the new FitArlington healthy vending machines around the County? You can find them at Long Bridge Park, Central Library, Community Centers, government buildings and more! FitArlington is looking to expand to private businesses and residential areas; please contact Erica Krepp at if interested. More info on the initiative here.

Holiday Fishes at Legal Sea Foods
Give the gift of fish this holiday, and when you purchase $200 worth of gift cards from Legal Sea Foods from November 1 – December 31, enjoy a lobster dinner on us. Our ‘lobster Dinner Reward’ vouchers for a 1 – 1.25lb steamed lobster with a choice of two sides are redeemable in the New Year, January 2 – March 31, 2015.

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