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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
February 10, 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.

Events at TechShop
TechShop - 2100 Crystal Drive
TechShop has a bunch of great events coming up. On Wednesday, check out the launch of a new product from Three Pedals. On Tuesday, February 9th, they will hold a special event on "Unlocking 3D Printing's Potential for the Pentagon." February 18th brings TechStyle to TechShop. You can learn more about these, and other great events, on their Meetup page.

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.

Highline RxR's One Year Anniversary
Highline RxR - 2010 Crystal Drive
February 9th
Come celebrate Highline RxR's one year anniversay on February 9th as they debut the new seasonal cocktail menu. They'll have live music, food & drink specials, and some weird and rare craft beers on draft.

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 12th & Friday, February 19th
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

Nutrition Series at Mind Your Body Oasis
1750 Crystal Drive
February 6th
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 Open
WeWork has officially opened it’s doors in Crystal City! 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.

New Electronic Plan Review Saves Time, Money and the Environment
On Feb. 1, 2016, Arlington County is launching ePlan Review, a new online system for reviewing and approving plans for building permits and land disturbance applications, including residential and commercial new construction, additions and renovations. By making the switch to digital permitting, the County is moving towards streamlining its permitting process to better serve customers and provide a faster, more efficient process for development and business permits to make it easier to do business with Arlington County. Visit building.arlingtonva.us for ePlan Review FAQs, submission requirements, tips, and other resources.


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