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TechShop Tuesdays
Mix and Mingle with DC's Tech Leaders and enthusiasts at the very 1st TechShop Tech Tuesday Happy Hour on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The event features a tour of the TechShop facility, laser etching demo, 1 drink ticket and glass, and food. Purchase tickets here.

Wednesday Night Spins
The Crystal City Business Improvement District in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Crosshairs Cycling will host an indoor bike race every Wednesday night in the month of March. With weekly prizes for top finishers, competitors will also earn points toward being the best rider of the month. Registration is coming soon, so check for updates.

1K Wine | Beer Walk
The 1K Wine | Beer Walk promises “racers” a one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste and learn about wine and beer as they make their way through the interior walkways and Crystal City Shops. Make your way through the racecourse in the Shops at Crystal City stopping at “hydration stations” along the way where you’ll find wine and beer and delicious snacks to keep you energized. Click here for tickets.

5K Fridays
Start your weekend off right and earn your weekend relaxation time by joining the Crystal City BID and Pacers Events for 5K Fridays. Every Friday in April, Crystal City hosts this popular evening race where you can hit the pavement after work and head to dinner or a local watering hole after crossing the finish line. Click here to register.

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.

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.

Beauty and the Beast
Synetic Theater continues its 2014/15 season with an adaption of Beauty & The Beast through 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.

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! Click here for tickets.

Celebrate New Year's 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. Starting at 8:30pm, the evening will include Cava and a prix fixe selection of unlimited tapas. Pricing: $85 (excluding tax & gratuity). For reservations, please email:

Tortoise and Hare is Your Holiday Party Place
Tortoise and Hare wishes all Crystal City residents and guests a wonderful holiday season, and reminds everyone we are OPEN Christmas Eve and Christmas Day night! And plan now for an 80's New Years Eve! Call or email for more information and see you at the Hare!

Free Community Yoga Classes
Mind Your Body Oasis is offering free community yoga classes as part of its yoga teacher training program. These classes are open to all levels. Learn more here.

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