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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.

Party like it's 2010! Join and the Crystal City Business Improvement District on Tuesday, January 27th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for a celebration of's fifth anniversary. The price of admission includes adult beverages and delicious finger food. Click here for tickets.

Washington's Leading Association and Non Profit Innovators
Get back to business in 2015 by joining Bisnow Ventures and association and non profit leaders from the Washington region to recognize the great innovators and talent in the area. They’ll honor those who are driving innovative technology solutions, revenue and fundraising initiatives, new events and programs, and many other initiatives that are advancing the missions of their great organizations. Come enjoy two hours of music, food, drink, and great networking with movers and shakers from Washington's association & non profit community. Click here for tickets and more info.

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. Click here to register.

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.

Going Global with Disruptive Tech
Disruption Corporation is going global with this one-of-a-kind event on January 28th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Join them for an introduction to Disruption Corporation followed by a panel discussion with high-growth tech entrepreneurs at this event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. A delegation of tech startup entrepreneurs and investors from several Eurasian countries will be present to network and learn from their American peers. Click here for tickets and more info.

The Big Game at Tortoise and Hare
Super Sundays start in February! Tortoise and Hare is THE place to watch the big game, and each Sunday after that they will be opening at 9am and offering terrific food and drink specials! Call for more information, to reserve your seat, or to learn more about why Tortoise and Hare is the place to hop into.

Valentine's Day at the Hyatt
Join us in Cinnabar Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Crystal City for a romantic evening, featuring a four course prefix dinner and including a glass of champagne for each guest. $75 per couple, $40 per person. Free valet parking. Please call us at 703-418-1234 to reserve today.

Painting Uncorked
Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. Taught by Studio Underground artist Justyne Fischer, these 2-hour classes will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy. Created by YOU! Fee covers wine and all materials.Come with your friends and uncork your hidden artist! Must be 21 years of age or over to participate. Class is 2 hours from 6:30 – 8:30. The next session is on Thursday, February 19. Click here for more information.

TechShop Tuesdays
Mix and Mingle with DC's Tech Leaders and enthusiasts at the monthly TechShop Tuesday Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The event features a tour of the TechShop facility, laser etching demo, a laser cut Valentine, 1 drink ticket, and food. Purchase tickets here.

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.

“Coastal Therapy” at Gallery Underground
“Coastal Therapy” in the Focus Gallery is a solo exhibit of Keith Wilkie’s oil paintings intended to “soothe the soul.” A welcome reminder of high-season coastal life all over the world, the show explores a wonderful variety of waterside light, seascapes, sea creatures and coastal birds. The Gallery Underground will also features a new exhibit of members’ work in the Main Gallery, including sculpture, glass, ceramics, watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media. The exhibits are on display from February 2-28 with an opening reception taking place on Friday, February 6, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Women 2.0 Meetup
Join Women 2.0 for a City Meetup on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. City Meetup is a Women 2.0 networking event to promote new networks amongst the entire technology ecosystem in innovative cities around the world. This event is open to those who work, start, and fund tech companies. Both women and men are invited to attend. Register 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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