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Wednesday Night Spins
The Crystal City Business Improvement District in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Crosshairs Cycling is hosting an indoor bike race every Wednesday night in the month of March. With weekly prizes for top finishers, competitors also earn points toward being the best rider of the month. Click here to register. Did you miss the first Wednesday Night Spin? Check out this WJLA report from the event.

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

Tossed & Found
The Junior League of Washington's 23rd Annual Tossed & Found returns to Crystal City from March 20th to 22nd. The annual weekend sale provides many families in our community with quality, gently-used household goods at bargain prices. Click here for more information. Want to shop early? Click here for tickets to the preview "Hoops and Heels" night and get first access to the Tossed & Found's treasure trove of merchandise.

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. Click here to read the latest updates.

Congratulations to Freddie's for 15 years!
Freddie's Beach Bar celebrated 15 years as Northern Virginia's only Gay Bar on Saturday, March 7th with karaoke, a drag show, and purple party favors and drinks. We look forward t another great 15 years.

Long Bridge Park is Now Open at 6:00am
The lights at Long Bridge Park will now be on at 6:00am. You can now enjoy this fabulous park before dawn, making it a great location to get in some jogging, running, or biking before work.

Trending 40: Top Corporate Counsel
On March 11th, join Bisnow Ventures for its Trending 40 series recognizing the top corporate legal talent in the Washington, DC area. Enjoy great networking, food, drinks and music. Purchase tickets here.

Kids Create at the 296 Project
"Kids Create" - which is held once per month (3/21, 4/18, 5/16) on a Saturday from 10:00am – Noon allows children between 4 and 10 years of age to get a little messy while working with their hands to create something with a patriotic theme to either keep or potentially send to a service member overseas. Healthy snacks and beverages are always served. Click here to register.

Much Ado About Nothing
Synetic Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili will direct one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies Much Ado About Nothing. Confirmed bachelor Benedick and the equally spirited and unwed Beatrice will spar, court and conspire in Synetic’s 11th Wordless Shakespeare adaptation. Set in 1950’s Las Vegas, this flirtatious and fiercely funny show will blow you away with rockin’ tunes, rat packers, and dreamy chicks who will shake, rattle, and roll as only Synetic performers can! The performance runs through March 22nd, and tickets and more info can be found here.

District Trivia at Highline RxR
Every Monday at 7 PM, District Trivia will have its first trivia night at Highline RxR. It's free to play, just show up! Participants can play as an individual or with a team, with no limits on the size of a team. Winners will get $25 for the First Place Prize and $10 for the Runner Up Prize. Arrive early and enjoy Highline's Happy Hour from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Tortoise and Hare
Sunday Brunch at Tortoise and Hare has never been better! Maybe some Captain Crunch french toast? Or a breakfast burger with pancake buns? And Mimosa specials too! Open at nine, now is the time to hop in!

DC Social Sports Basketball League
DC Social Sports' 7-game regular season 3v3 basketball season begins 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!

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.

Cocktails and Clay
"Cocktails and Clay" which is for patrons 21 years and older is an opportunity for service members and civilians alike to hang out in a stress free environment while sipping cocktails (or non-alcoholic beverages) and working with ceramics. “Cocktails and Clay” is also once/month and is available on 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, and so on.


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