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Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 3:51 PM

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Fest Kicks Off April 22

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Fest Kicks Off April 22

So let's take stock. Carnival? Check. Wine festival? Check. Talent show? Check. Tennis competition? Check. Fire truck rodeo? Sure, why not? Read »

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Beach Boys to Headline Memorial Day Concert in DC

Beach Boys to Headline Memorial Day Concert in DC

The Beach Boys will be the headliners for this year's Memorial Day concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Producers announced plans Thursday for the concert, which honors America's service members and... Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Rock Hall to Offer Free Admission

Rock Hall to Offer Free Admission

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will be offering free admission and limited hours during the week of the Republican National Convention this summer under a sponsorship deal with AT&T. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 4:29 PM

5 Music Fests Just a Bus Ride Away

5 Music Fests Just a Bus Ride Away

No need to go to California to get a festival experience. These five music festivals are a bus ride away. Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 5:18 PM
Deciding to 'Tri'

Deciding to 'Tri'

"Tri" -- about a woman who has trouble finishing things, until she's inspired to do a triathlon -- opens Tuesday night at the Northern Virginia Film and Music Festival. Director Jai Jamison and producer Ted... Watch »

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Reston's First Nanobrewery Now Open

Reston's first nanobrewery is open. Read »

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 1:42 PM
NOVA Film Festival Kicks Off Thurs.

NOVA Film Festival Kicks Off Thurs.

The biggest film festival in the Mid-Atlantic kicks off Thursday, offering 10 days of screenings, music and parties. Fernando Mico, director of the Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festi... Watch »

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Fest Stars 35 Local Breweries

Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Fest Stars 35 Local Breweries

Taste-test beers from 35 regional breweries at Capitol City Brewing Co.’s third annual Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival. Read »

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Nat'l Park Week Offers Free Entry to 410 National Parks

Nat'l Park Week Offers Free Entry to 410 National Parks

National Park Week offers free entry to the nation's 410 national parks. Read »

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 7:40 AM

Richmond's Black History Museum to Reopen at New Spot

Richmond's Black History Museum to Reopen at New Spot

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia will open its doors to the public May 10 at the Leigh Street Armory. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
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