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Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Celebrate Mardi Gras With These 5 Events in DC

Celebrate Mardi Gras With These 5 Events in DC

Traditionally, Mardi Gras is a celebration all about stuffing yourself with delicious foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. So you kind of have to do it... right? Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 5:09 PM

8 Things to Do in Black History Month

8 Things to Do in Black History Month

Black History Month has officially started. Check out eight events happening around the city to commemorate the month, learn more about important historical leaders and celebrate black history. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 3:31 PM

7 Chinese New Year Bashes You Won't Want to Miss

7 Chinese New Year Bashes You Won't Want to Miss

Celebrate Chinese New Year at these fests around the D.C. area. Read »

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:43 AM

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, Jan 15, 2016 at 4:09 PM

5 Things to Do in Alexandria After Seeing 'Mercy Street'

5 Things to Do in Alexandria After Seeing 'Mercy Street'

PBS's new drama "Mercy Street," set in a Civil War-era hospital in Alexandria, is premiering Sunday. Museums and tours throughout Alexandria have special events and exhibits to further explore the area's... Read »

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Can You Sled on Capitol Hill This Year?

Can You Sled on Capitol Hill This Year?

You might be wondering: Are you allowed to sled down Capitol Hill legally this year? Turns out the answer is yes! Read »

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Civil War Medicine Museum Promotes 'Mercy Street' Series

Civil War Medicine Museum Promotes 'Mercy Street' Series

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick promotes the new 'Mercy Street' series. Read »

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 9:34 PM

5 DC-Area Artists You Won't Want to Miss

5 DC-Area Artists You Won't Want to Miss

Get involved in D.C.'s vibrant music scene with these upcoming concerts from local artists. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Fresh Snow, Fresh Look at Canaan Valley Resort

Fresh Snow, Fresh Look at Canaan Valley Resort

Need another reason to get out of the city for a bit? Take a visit to Canaan Valley Resort -- it's just 3.5 hours from D.C., has fresh snow, an updated look and special deals. Read »

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 8:41 AM

DC Restaurant Week Extended After Blizzard

DC Restaurant Week Extended After Blizzard

It's about that time again! D.C. and Alexandria's Restaurant Weeks are coming up in late January, with discounts on lunches and dinners at dozens of local spots. 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: sarah (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.