Top cycling teams from around the country and abroad are coming to Arlington next week for the 26th Armed Forces Cycling Classic.

The races begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 with the non-competitive Challenge Ride in Crystal City, open to hobbyists, serious competitors and Corporate Challenge teams alike. Following that is the women’s pro/amateur Crystal Cup race at 10:25 a.m. and the men’s Crystal Cup at noon.

An event aiming to connect military veterans to AI-related opportunities is coming to Arlington this week.

The Vets in AI launch event, taking place at Microsoft’s Rosslyn office on Thursday, is one of the first forays into the D.C. area for the San Francisco-based nonprofit VetsinTech. As emerging technologies play an increasingly prominent role in both the public and private sector, Vets in AI seeks to create education, employment and entrepreneurship pathways for people with military backgrounds.

The Columbia Pike Movie Nights lineup for this summer has been announced.

This year’s films, screened outdoors on Friday and Saturday nights, include old-school classics like Dirty Dancing and Top Gun as well as more recent releases such as Barbie, The Color Purple and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

Morning commuters can save on gas and win a free shirt when Bike to Work Day returns to Arlington next week.

The 23rd annual Bike to Work Day is scheduled for Friday, May 17, offering residents across the D.C. area the opportunity to celebrate cycling. Arlington County will host eight designated pit stops, including three sponsored by BikeArlington in Ballston, Rosslyn and Shirlington.

Lubber Run Park’s summer concert series is returning next month with a packed lineup of performances.

Spanning musical genres from jazz and funk to classical and “chamber tango,” the free shows kick off June 8 and continue every weekend through Aug. 2. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m. and most Sunday shows are at 11 a.m.

Free jazz concerts are returning to Metropolitan Park in Pentagon City starting this week.

The first performance, featuring the JoGo Project, will take place this Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring chairs or sit on the green at 1330 S. Fair Street starting at 4 p.m.

A free concert is coming to Arlington’s giant Dutch musical monument this weekend.

The annual Freedom Concert will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday (May 5) at the Netherlands Carillon, near the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, in the Rosslyn area.

Amazon’s blowout Q1 earnings are not the only cause for celebration at HQ2.

The Pentagon City office complex will also get some special outdoor guests, starting this week: live alpacas. The South American camelid mammals will be outside of Peruvian Brothers (1450 S. Eads Street) from 4-6 p.m. Friday for the restaurant’s first Alpaca Happy Hour.

A cycling competition set to take place in a Crystal City parking garage next weekend has been postponed, likely until 2025.

“Unfortunately, the 2024 Garage Racing National Championships has been postponed for this year,” participants were told today, after ARLnow’s article about the races published. “Please stay connected with CXHAIRS for future bike events in the DMV, and follow National Landing for more events throughout the year.”

If you are a parent of young kids, you obviously know CoComelon. And now the YouTube hit is coming to life in Arlington.

The DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel (300 Army Navy Drive) is set to host “CoComelon Party Time” this weekend. The event from May 3-5 will feature various experiences for children, including their favorite characters — JJ, Cody, Nina and more — dancing and engaging in themed activities.

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