This Week in Crystal City (sent date:2/2/2015)   |   view all news »

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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.

ArtJamz returns to Crystal City for two weekends of painting, socializing, and creative expression. Listen to music, eat pizza, enjoy drinks and create an original work of art in this funky mural-filled art space located in the Crystal City Shops at 1750. The Pop-Up event takes place from Feb 20-22 and Feb 27-Mar 1. Click here to reserve your spot today!

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.

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.

Valentine's Day at Freddie's Beach Bar
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Freddie's Beach Bar with a special wine and dine menu. Cathy Gorman performs soft rock and love ballads from 6-9PM followed by karaoke at 10PM (21+).

Tortoise and Hare
Sundays get really super after the Super Bowl! Come check out Tortoise and Hare for new food and drink specials for brunch on Sundays! Football may be over, but the fun never ends. Don't forget to challenge your friends on TRIVIA night Tuesdays!

DC Social Sports
DC Social Sports has exciting leagues starting up soon. The 7-game regular season 3v3 basketball seasonbegins March 22nd, with games played between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Games consist of two 18-minute periods with stop clock running during the last two minutes of the second period. Registration ends March 15th, sign up today! The 7-week volleyball season begins March 10th or 11th with games played between 6:15 PM and 10:00 PM. Teams play best-of-3 matches with rally scoring to 25 points. Matches last approximately 60 minutes. Registration ends March 2nd, sign up here for Tuesday and here for Wednesday.

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.

“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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