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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Gaze at the Stars at Shenandoah Night Skies Fest

Gaze at the Stars at Shenandoah Night Skies Fest

The beauty of the night sky in Shenandoah National Park is always breathtaking. And with this intense heat, there can be no better place to cool down in the evening than under this blanket of stars out in... Watch »

Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Corpse Flower to Hit Peak Bloom in DC Soon

Planning a trip to the United States Botanic Garden? You might want to plug your nose. The corpse flower, named for its smell, is expected to hit peak bloom at the garden from Thursday to Sunday Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Baby Porcupine Born at National Zoo

Baby Porcupine Born at National Zoo

The National Zoo has welcomed an adorable new baby porcupine, or porcupette -- yes, this is a word. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 8:03 PM
Art Lovers Have Virginia Town Over a Barrel

Art Lovers Have Virginia Town Over a Barrel

A wine barrel art project highlights businesses around Purcellville, Virginia. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Rained Out? Find Rescheduled Fireworks Shows

Rained Out? Find Rescheduled Fireworks Shows

Opted out of seeing fireworks on the Fourth due to the evening's persistent rain? You've got a few more chances! Several spots in Maryland have rescheduled their fireworks shows. Read »

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 »

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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.