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Crystal Couture Show & Sale
1750 Crystal Drive
Thursday, Feb 4th – Saturday, Feb 6th
6 PM to 10 PM on Thurs and Fri, 2 PM to 10 PM on Sat
VIP Experience: Sat, Feb 6 from 2 PM to 6 PM
Free Admission / VIP Tickets $20
The Crystal Couture Show & Sale unites 30+ of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers. Guests can shop discounted merchandise both on the rack and on the runway as models showcase select offerings at this 360° immersive shopping experience. Crystal Couture is free to attend, but for a $20 ticket, guests can upgrade for a VIP experience on Saturday, February 6th from 2pm to 6pm. VIP ticket holders will receive an exclusive VIP gift bag and $20 of Couture Cash to spend at any retailer at Crystal Couture, plus other VIP benefits.

Wednesday Night Spins
2345 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays in March - 6pm to 9pm
Calling all cyclists and adrenaline junkies! Registration is now open for Wednesday Night Spins. The race series brings indoor bike races to Crystal City every Wednesday in March. Due to popular demand, this year’s series includes a Women’s Open Race. With the unpredictable weather and a quiet local race calendar, March is the perfect time for an indoor race and provides the perfect pre-season training program.

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.

The 15-Minute MBA
DeVry University - 2450 Crystal Drive
January 27, 5PM - 8PM
Join the metro president, experienced faculty, caring staff and administration for the grand re-opening ceremony and business showcase of DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. Guests can experience the Keller difference by participating in live Master of Business Administration courses throughout the evening in 15 minute increments. Click here for more info.

Friends of Long Bridge Park
Walter Reed Community Center - 2909 16th St. S. 22204
Sunday, January 31st - 3:30pm
FoLBP will host a meeting to update interested individuals and groups on the Aquatic Center. This will include an overview of the features included in the former design (which is on hold due to cost) and current plans to scale back the design to fit within available funds. There will also be discussion of plans for a six-month advocacy campaign to raise awareness and support.

The Power of Color at Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Opening Reception - Friday, February 5 from 5pm - 7pm
In February, Gallery Underground features “The Power of Color” in the Focus Gallery. From an emotionally-intense red to calming blue and "is it the absence of color?" white, color can truly stimulate or sooth us. In addition to the February Members Show in the Main Gallery, they’re also featuring a small exhibition from our Community Artists Mentoring Program.

Restaurant Week at McCormick & Schmick's
2010 Crystal Drive
January 25 - 31
Don't miss Restaurant Week at McCormick & Schmick's. Enjoy a three course lunch for $22 or dinner for $35.

ULI Washington Presents: How the Tech Sector is Reshaping a Neighborhood
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
Feb 2nd, 6:30 -9:30pm
Join the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group on a panel discussion on Crystal City’s efforts to attract new, exciting tenants to turn the submarket into a technology hub. From the repurposing of older office buildings, the attracting of new retail tenants, and the rethinking of what office space can look like, Crystal City is flipping the script to become a whole new area that will attract workers, residents and visitors alike. Speakers from Arlington Economic Development, Eastern Foundry, WeWork, SineWave Ventures, and Vornado /Charles E. Smith will discuss what has changed, what is still changing, and what the future holds.

LOVE ROCKS at Crystal City Lights
2121 Crystal Drive
Friday, February 5th & Friday, February 12th
Oh the weather outside might be frightful, but February will be so de-LIGHT-ful in Crystal City! Come beat the winter chills as we gather around Crystal City Lights for some heartwarming activities, including: cozy fire pits, s’mores, winter wine lodge, Valentine’s Day-inspired light display, and jukebox favorites. Valentine’s Day Contest (Feb 1-15) - take a selfie with your significant other in front of the Crystal City Lights and enter to win a free date

National Meat Month at Morton's
1750 Crystal Drive
Throughout January
Morton's The Steakhouse - Arlington is celebrating National Meat Month. Treat yourself to Morton's Prime Burger or Prime Ribeye Steak Sandwich paired with a glass of Raymond Vineyards "Primal Cut" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, for only $25. Please contact 703-418-1444 directly for details.

Nutrition Series at Mind Your Body Oasis
1750 Crystal Drive
Multiple Dates (Jan 30, Feb 6)
Jump-start those healthy resolutions! Mind Your Body Oasis presents a weekend Nutrition and Health Series beginning that will cover weight loss, detox, eating foods that fuel, sleep, stress, hydration, and the gut. Sign up online, in person or over the phone at 703-567-1290.

WeWork is Coming to Crystal City
WeWork is coming to Crystal City February 1, 2016! WeWork is the platform for creators, which provides the space, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living. WeWork members are creators who range from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups, to artists, small businesses and even divisions of large corporations. Learn more and book a tour today.

car2go Has Arrived
Point-to-point car sharing has arrived in Crystal City! Learn more about Arlington County's pilot and sign-up for an account today to add this incredible mobility option to your daily routine. Get 60 free driving minutes and a discounted $5 membership by using promo code HOPIN.


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