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Crystal Scream
1851 South Bell Street
Mondays in October - Movies Begin at Sunset
This isn’t a trick, but a treat. From slashers to séances, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith presents four weeks of terrifying movie classics with a special October run of Crystal Screen. The series kicks off with Pet Sematary. As an opening night special, we are giving away FREE blankets (while supplies last) to attendees. The blanket giveaway will start at 5:30pm.

Marine Corps Marathon
18th Street and Crystal Drive
Sunday, October 25th - 9:30am to 2:00pm
rystal City streets enliven with over 30,000 runners during the 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon, where spectators can spark dedication and experience fun for all ages. The festival will include engaging activities like moon bounces, face painting, arts and crafts, cotton candy, balloon animals, circus activities, and more.

Floral Frenzy - Tropical Storm
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesday, October 13 - 3pm
The Floral Frenzy’s Tropical Storm allows area residents and workers to rescue tropical ferns and other plants that would otherwise be thrown into the compost pile! Once brought indoors, these tropicals can thrive all-year long. Stop by the Crystal City FreshFarm Farmers Market on Tuesday, October 13th at 3 PM (No plants to be given away before that time. While supplies last.) to claim your green prize!

Crystal City FRESHFARM Farmers Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays through November - 3pm to 7pm
Spark Fresh and shop at the popular FRESHFARMS Market. Enjoy products from 20 local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, specialty foods and much more. On the first Tuesday of every month, the market will have a beer/wine garden featuring products from local breweries/wineries.

Sparket: A Creative Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays - 11am to 2pm
The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive with Sparket – A Creative Market.

Food Truck Thursdays - Now with a Second Location
1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th Street
Thursdays - 11am to 2pm
Arrive hungry and Spark Scrumptious at at either of the two Food Truck Thursdays locations in Crystal City.

Everything Esmonde
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursday, October 15th
Everything Esmonde will be open at Food Truck Thursdays for bike service every other week. If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, walk-ups are welcome! You can also schedule an appointment by emailing everything.esmonde@gmail.com.

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 for the latest update.

Army Navy 10 Miler
Sunday, October 11th
The Arlington County Police Department will close several streets near the Pentagon on Sunday, October 11, 2015, for the 31st annual Army 10-Miler race. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Route 110, crosses the Potomac River into the District of Columbia, returns to the Commonwealth via I-395 HOV and ends in the Pentagon north parking lot. This map shows local closures in Crystal City, and this document has more detail.

CaBi Hack Night IV
1776 Crystal City - 2231 Crystal Drive
Monday, October 19 - 6:00pm
Love data and CaBi? Then you need to check out CaBi Hack Night - a show & tell of apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare.

Temporary Relocation of Bikeshare Station
The Bikeshare station at Crystal Drive and 20th Street S is going to be temporarily relocated to across Crystal Drive to the north side fo 20th Street. It's scheduled to be move around October 1st to make way for resurfacing on Crystal Drive being done as part of the "Transitway" project and will return when the work is done.

Lane Closures on Airport Access Road
The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration are working on the Route 233 bridge, which connects Jefferson Davis Highway to the airport. An off-ramp from the southbound lanes of the GW Parkway also connects to the bridge. Single lane closures on the bridge are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. At least one lane will be open on the bridge and on the GW Parkway ramp will remain open during the nine month project, which will replace the bridge’s median, among other improvements. Click here to read more.

Alice in Wonderland at Synetic Theater
Synetic Theater - 1800 S. Bell Street
Through November 8
Alice’s story takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili will combine their signature cinematic style with a script by recent Helen Hayes Award nominee Lloyd Rose, that promises to be a fresh take on Lewis Carroll’s fairy tale of the absurd. Click here for tickets.


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