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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Folklife Fest Brings Basque Country, Sounds of Calif. to DC

Folklife Fest Brings Basque Country, Sounds of Calif. to DC

Head to the National Mall to find the culture and flavors of Basque Country and the sounds of California at this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Maryland Live! Casino to Add $200M Hotel, Events Center

Maryland Live! Casino to Add $200M Hotel, Events Center

A $200 million expansion of the Maryland Live! Casino will add a 17-story hotel, massive concert venue, luxurious spa and many more amenities to the largest gaming center in the state, casino officials announced... Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Fireworks Finder: Fourth of July in the DC Area

Fireworks Finder: Fourth of July in the DC Area

The battle of the booms is on again this year, as tons of spots in and around the District celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks and family activities. Read »

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Trillectro 2016 Lineup Announced

Trillectro 2016 Lineup Announced

Kid Cudi and Rae Sremmurd will headline the fifth annual Trillectro Music Festival coming up Aug. 27, the event organizers announced Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Colonial Williamsburg Considers Adding Hamilton Actors

Colonial Williamsburg Considers Adding Hamilton Actors

If you just can't wait until Hamilton hits D.C. in 2018, you may soon be able to find the likeness of the United States' first treasury secretary in an equally tourist-heavy location -- Colonial Williamsburg. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Quicken Loans National: What to Know If You Go

Quicken Loans National: What to Know If You Go

Headed to the Quicken Loans National golf tournament in Bethesda this week? Here's what to know before you go. Read »

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Free Summer Shuttle Will Take Visitors to Md. Zoo

Free Summer Shuttle Will Take Visitors to Md. Zoo

A free shuttle will take visitors from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to the Maryland Zoo this summer. Read »

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Thunderbirds Performing at Ocean City After Colorado Crash

Thunderbirds Performing at Ocean City After Colorado Crash

The elite performance team is performing Saturday and Sunday in Ocean City, Maryland, during the Ocean City Air Show. Read »

Monday, Jun 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Sample 20+ Restaurants at Taste of Reston

Sample 20+ Restaurants at Taste of Reston

Taste of Reston food festival offers food and drink, family activities, live performances and more at Reston Town Center June 17-18. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 9:38 PM
Looking for a Getaway? Try These Md. Spots

Looking for a Getaway? Try These Md. Spots

News4's Melissa Mollet takes us on hikes, through fields of lavender and around waterfalls in Maryland. Watch »

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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.