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Tech Cocktail Holiday Party
It’s that time of the year, where we look back at the successes and achievements in our tech community and celebrate them! So join us December 16th at Crystal Tech Fund for Tech Cocktail's Holiday Bash. You’ll feel jolly after some delicious food, holiday cocktails and mixology demonstrations to get you in the tech holiday spirit. Click here for tickets. Also, don't forget to vote for your favorite startups here.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrate New Years Eve The Jose Andres Way!
In the spirit of José’s native Spain, Jaleo will let the Cava flow alongside a dedicated New Year’s Eve menu of authentic tapas, party favors, a featured Feliz Año cocktail with fresh clementine syrup, rum, and orange bitters. Guests will be invited to participate in the fabled “Twelve Grapes” tradition, celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries around the world to ensure a year of prosperity. Starting at 8:30pm, the evening will include Cava and a prix fixe selection of unlimited tapas, ranging from classic Gambas al Ajillo, to contemporary Grilled Quail with Rosemary and Honey Alioli and a savory Surf and Turf Rice with Lobster and Sausage. Cap off the evening on the dance-floor with an appearance by Flamenco band “Agustito” at Jaleo Crystal City. Pricing: $85 (excluding tax & gratuity). For reservations, please email:

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.

Gingerbread Decorating Party at the Pub
Head to the Crystal City Sports Pub on Saturday, December 20th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The cost is $10 per child and includes a gingerbread decorating kit, a kids buffet and a kids drink.

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