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Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Summer Concert Guide: The Can't-Miss Music This Season

Summer Concert Guide: The Can't-Miss Music This Season

Check out some noteworthy performances hitting the D.C. area this summer. Read »

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Dogs' Day of Summer at Laurel Pool's Annual Doggie Dip Day

Dogs' Day of Summer at Laurel Pool's Annual Doggie Dip Day

Dog parents will have the chance to bring their furry friends to splash in the Laurel Municipal Swimming Pool before it closes for the summer. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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By Arielle Hixson, Yvonne Ivey, Carissa DiMargo

Road Trip! 10 Places to Cool Off Within 100 Miles of DC

The heat is on! Whether you're looking for the best local waterparks or want to... View gallery »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:06 AM

New Smithsonian Museum Offers a View of Rich Black History

New Smithsonian Museum Offers a View of Rich Black History

The unification of the old and the new, and the use of modern techniques to explain the historical past -- that's what the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Bunch, its founding... Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 1:52 PM

100 Things to Do This Summer in the DC Area

100 Things to Do This Summer in the DC Area

You have three months to get outside, see the sights, host some barbecues and much more -- here are 100 ways to make the most of the summer. Read »

Monday, Aug 8, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week Returns Aug. 19-28

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week Returns Aug. 19-28

More than 50 Alexandria eateries will serve discounted lunch and dinner dishes to food lovers during the area's annual Summer Restaurant Week from Aug. 19-28. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Lebron James' 'The Wall' Holds Casting Calls in Md., Va.

Lebron James' 'The Wall' Holds Casting Calls in Md., Va.

"The Wall," an NBC show executive produced by NBA star LeBron James, is holding casting calls in Maryland and Virginia next week. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Maryland State Fair Planning Pokemon Go Contests, Prizes

Maryland State Fair Planning Pokemon Go Contests, Prizes

The Maryland State Fair is embracing Pokemon Go. Read »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:55 PM
Burtons Grill & Bar Opens Second Location in No. Va.

Burtons Grill & Bar Opens Second Location in No. Va.

The restaurant Burtons Grill & Bar, which serves traditional American fare, is opening a second Northern Virginia location Monday in Sterling. Dylyn Coolidge of the restaurant showed News4's Eun Yang how to make... Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Get Your Passes for African American Museum's Grand Opening

Get Your Passes for African American Museum's Grand Opening

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open Sept. 24, complete with a series of grand opening events. 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.