If I were writing a press release for the amazingly prolific Crystal City BID, the description of tonight’s Crystal Couture event would say something about how “the weather is cold but the fashions and the models are hot in Crystal City.” But this is why I’m not in PR.
The actual promotional material contains the tagline “Wild, Sexy, Fashionable Fun!” and the theme “Jungle Jeans, Tats and Tees tease.” Okay, it’s a bit corny and slightly disturbing, but if you’re looking to publicize an event whose underlying mandate is to provide a contrast from Crystal City’s decidedly buttoned-up image… well, it gets the job done.
Tonight’s installment of the week-long fashion fest features t-shirt printing, a jeans design competition, and the usual host of local merchants parading their fashions down the runway.
Crystal Couture runs through Saturday. The grand finale (assuming it doesn’t get snowed out) will feature lingerie-clad models strutting their stuff on the runway (the “tease” portion of the aforementioned theme) as well as coverage by Bisnow, which is apparently a big deal.
The festivities take place between 6 PM and 10 PM each night at 2450 Crystal Drive.
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St. Charles offers a play-based curriculum in a welcoming, Christ-centered environment.
Our program focuses on socio-emotional development and kindergarten readiness through hands-on and engaging activities. Our programs offer different schedules ranging from 7:30 am-5:30 pm for students, ages 2-5. We feature a full-day Jr. kindergarten class for older 4’s/5’s. Our facility includes a full-sized gymnasium, school chapel, and library. All of our students enjoy music and physical education weekly. Children have an opportunity to participate in enrichment classes such as soccer, basketball, ballet, and science.
We offer Summer Camp with weekly themes and twice a week water play, including Fun Friday moon bounce. Please join us for our Open House Feb. 3 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Click here to sign-up.
For more information or to schedule a tour, visit us at www.stcharlesarlington.org or call (703) 527-0608.
If you are a lifelong learner over 50+ who wants to make new friends, power up your brain, and enjoy a wide-variety college-level courses, Encore Learning is for you. An Arlington based nonprofit, Encore Learning offers courses in the arts, theater, literature, history, technology and more. This semester we offer our most popular course, Global Hot Spots as well as 25 new courses. Courses are presented either online or in-person at George Mason University at Virginia Square and other Arlington locations.
Join the free presentation to learn about courses and meet the instructors. This is Encore Learning’s signature event to highlight the upcoming semester with brief presentations by each instructor.
The Spring Course Preview event is Thursday, February 2nd at 9:30 AM via Zoom:
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