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Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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By Brooke Evans

PHOTOS: Mount Vernon's Newly Restored Room

After almost two years of restorations, the Chintz Room at George Washington's... View gallery »

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:01 AM

7 Ways to Experience the World (Without Leaving DC)

7 Ways to Experience the World (Without Leaving DC)

A trip around the world requires time, money and planning -- but this month, you can take a staycation that feels like travelling across the globe during Passport DC. Read »

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:40 PM
MGM Casino at National Harbor to Open This Year

MGM Casino at National Harbor to Open This Year

The $1.3 billion MGM Casino at National Harbor will be finished and open by the end of the year. General Manager Bill Boasberg and Alison Bybee, vice president of Food and Beverage Operations, bring us up to... Watch »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Chemistry of Perfect Beer: 'Science on Tap' Fest

Chemistry of Perfect Beer: 'Science on Tap' Fest

Become educated on the chemistry of a perfect beer at Richmond’s craft beer festival “Science on Tap.” Read »

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Park Rx: Get Healthy in National Parks

Park Rx: Get Healthy in National Parks

Getting outside is good for physical and mental health, doctors say. National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis discusses a new movement to encourage people to get out and exercise. Watch »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Virtual Tour: Dupont Underground Is Open

D.C.'s newest art exhibition opened Friday beneath the crowded streets of Dupont... View gallery »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Celebrate Pirates at the Blackbeard Pirate Fest

Celebrate Pirates at the Blackbeard Pirate Fest

Ahoy, matey! Grab your eye patch and bandana and join 50,000 other pirate enthusiasts for... a giant pirate festival, obviously. Read »

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 »

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 »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 7:15 AM

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 »

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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.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.