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TechShop Tuesdays
Mix and Mingle with DC's Tech Leaders and enthusiasts at the very first 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.

Diamonds & Desserts
Don’t miss the Junior League of Washington’s Diamonds & Desserts, on January 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Guests will sip wine and enjoy delectable desserts, and shop an exclusive estate sale, all while vying for a chance to win this year's sparkling diamond! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Junior League of Washington. Purchase tickets here.

Crystal Couture - Show & Sale
The DC area’s hottest fashion show and high-end bargain retail pop-up sale returns to Crystal City this February 5-7 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the Shops at 1750! Crystal Couture – Show & Sale brings about 50 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers all under one roof. Want to shop early and get the best deals? Click here for VIP tickets.

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
Registration is now open 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. Runners that register for the entire series will receive a complimentary Crystal Run shirt. 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.

Playoffs at Tortoise and Hare
PLAYOFFS??? You bet! At Tortoise and Hare come in and enjoy the best gameday specials and menu items around. Catch all the NFL games and the NCAA Championship game! Stick around for the best in live music! Plan now to have Tortoise and Hare be your Super Bowl viewing spot or let us cater your party!

DC Tattoo Expo
It's time for DC Tattoo Expo #5. It's back, bigger and better then ever with over 400 award winning tattoo artists, including the finest tattoo artists from the DC Metro area. The expo takes place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott from January 16th through 18th. Click here for more info.

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.

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a blood drive. on Saturday, January 31st from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church (800 S. 23rd Street). Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to and use sponsor code KOC Our Lady of Lourdes to schedule your life-saving donation! For questions regarding eligibility call 1-866-236-3276.

Crystal Place and Crystal Park Driveway and Street Changes
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Arlington County will provide an update to residents of both Crystal Place and Crystal Park about the proposed changes to the driveway across from 18th Street South and the adjacent street. An update on the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway Project will also be included. For more information, visit here

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 Disruption Corporation every Thursday starting at 9:30 AM to learn how others are navigating the exciting but difficult path in the life of a startup. Enjoy delicious, fresh pour-over and cold brew coffee from Commonwealth Joe and chat to share progress and questions on startup ideas and businesses. Click here for more info.

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