Take 5: Crystal Car, Truckeroo, New Kids on the Block and more

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Sunday: Crystal Car at Crystal City
In celebration of Father's Day, the Crystal City Business Improvement District is revving up its inaugural Father's Day Auto Festival titled Crystal Car this Sunday.

Angela Fox, Crystal City BID president and CEO, estimates that more than 75 cars will be on display. The event will also feature a beer garden hosted by the Washington Wine Academy, and music.

"We have a lot of different programs," Fox said. "One of our big assets in Crystal City is we have great parking. We thought it would be really fun to bring in something completely different from what we've normally done. We thought it would be a fun way to promote the area and also celebrate dad."

The Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, DC, will be present, showcasing technological advances and highlighting Crystal City's charging stations. Also in attendance will be the Straight Eights car club, local Mercedes and Cadillac clubs, and numerous individual enthusiasts. Cars will be displayed in area lots easily accessed by Metro and navigated by foot. In addition to the beer garden, Fox suggests visitors stop by one of the many restaurants in the area, as well.

With 5Ks, bike races, wine events, art shows, outdoor film screenings and more, Crystal City is a continued hotbed of activity in Arlington. Fox sees Crystal Car as a nice addition to this tradition.

'We're very pleased with the response so far," Fox said. "We think this event is something that's going to grow."

Info: Free; crystalcity.org

When: 2 to 6 p.m.

Friday: Truckeroo at Half and M streets
More than 20 food trucks gather for this monthly extravaganza of portable culinary delights. Across from the Navy Yard Metro station.

Info: Free; truckeroodc.com

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday: New Kids on the Block at the Verizon Center
New Kids on the Block, or NKOTB to those in the know, visit the Verizon Center as part of the group's the Package Tour. If that isn't enough to get you through the Verizon Center's doors, check this out: None other than 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are the supporting acts.

Info: $40 to $110; verizoncenter.com.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Crawfish Boil at Evening Star Cafe
Del Ray establishment Evening Star Cafe is set to host its second annual Crawfish Boil on Saturday, featuring food prepared by executive chef Jim Jeffords, drink and live music.

Info: Free admission; $14 for crawfish platter; eveningstarcafe.net

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday: Emmet Swimming and Margot MacDonald at the Birchmere
Great local show at the Birchmere. Area rockers Emmet Swimming is performing a special CD release show, and fellow local Margot MacDonald opens.

Info: $20; birchmere.com

When: 7:30 p.m.

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Robert Fulton

Examiner Correspondent
The Washington Examiner