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Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:58 PM

2015 Bluegrass Jam in Richmond

2015 Bluegrass Jam in Richmond

Although a cold front is gripping the D.C. area, you may be itching to get out of the house. If so, head down to the Richmond Bluegrass Jam this Saturday, an all-day -- and INDOOR -- music fest featuring 30... Read »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Savor, Sip and Style Home Show in Ellicott City

Savor, Sip and Style Home Show in Ellicott City

You don't have to be in the running for a new home remodel to enjoy a good home show. The Savor, Sip and Style Home Show in Ellicott City, Maryland features food and wine tastings, fashion shows and, of course... Read »

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Ways to Celebrate Black History Month Around D.C.

Ways to Celebrate Black History Month Around D.C.

Black History Month isn't over yet! There are still plenty of local exhibitions, performances and activities keeping the celebration alive. Check out our list of local activities and events to expand your... Read »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Grab your friends, family or special date and lace up your skates! We've picked out the top ice skating rinks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for you to explore. Read »

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 at 4:01 PM

A "Dog Dogs"' World: Del. Exhibit

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A new exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum will feature photographs of Elliott Erwitt's most memorable mutt mugs, spanning decades. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Beyond Dinner: V-Day Adventures

Beyond Dinner: V-Day Adventures

From comedy shows to dining at your favorite restaurant, there are plenty of local places to enjoy yourself this Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss out on awesome deals for your day of love. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Presidents' Day Food, Tours and History

Presidents' Day Food, Tours and History

Celebrate Presidents' Day throughout February with events in D.C. and Virginia. Read »

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Paladar Latin Kitchen Celebrates Carnival

Paladar Latin Kitchen Celebrates Carnival

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar has two weeks of surprises waiting for you during their fourth annual celebration of Carnival. Read »

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 at 9:07 PM

A Chocolate Lovers Festival in Fairfax

A Chocolate Lovers Festival in Fairfax

The annual Fairfax Chocolate Festival is your chance to buy your sweetheart what ever chocolate goodies they desire. Read »

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Groundhog Day Parties: Yes, They're a Thing

Groundhog Day Parties: Yes, They're a Thing

OK, so Punxsutawney Phil's predictions aren't always accurate, but that doesn't stop celebrations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. 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: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.