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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, 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 crystalcity.org 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.

Open Casting Call
This coming May, Modacity will be travelling to Arlington, Virginia, to work on an exciting new project in collaboration with BikeArlington and the Transportation Division at the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services. This promotional campaign will consist of six short documentary films (2-3 minutes in length) featuring everyday Arlington citizens who use a bicycle as means of commuting and/or recreation. As a result, we are now looking for unique characters (who live, work, and/or play in Arlington) with compelling stories to share. People of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are most welcome to apply. Click here for more information.

Water Shut Off
Transitway construction at 18th Street and Crystal Drive will require a temporary water shut-off, which will impact the residents of 1801 and 1805 Crystal Drive. The shut-off is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

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 www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code KOC Our Lady of Lourdes to schedule your life-saving donation! For questions regarding eligibility call 1-866-236-3276.

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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