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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Star-Studded Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Lineup Revealed

Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, De La Soul and the cast and Muppets of "Sesame Street" will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Read »

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Boyz II Men Will Be First to Perform at MGM Nat'l Harbor

Boyz II Men Will Be First to Perform at MGM Nat'l Harbor

Classic R&B group Boyz II Men will become the first music artists to take the stage at the soon-to-open MGM National Harbor, planners announced Monday. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:11 AM

6 Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the DC Area

6 Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the DC Area

Halloween is all about spooks and scares, but these not-so-scary events are perfect for little ones. Read »

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:58 PM
Botanical Garden Glows Orange for Halloween

Botanical Garden Glows Orange for Halloween

Halloween is on display at Denver's botanical garden. Watch »

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

WHAT Cherry Blossoms? DC Is Utterly Gorgeous in Fall, Too

Cherry Blossom season isn't the only game in town -- autumn in D.C. View gallery »

Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Halloween Treat: A Night at Dracula's Castle in Transylvania

Halloween Treat: A Night at Dracula's Castle in Transylvania

Dracula's castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress. The site's actual name in Bran Castle, and two people will get to... Read »

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 5:51 AM

Blue Angels Practicing for Fleet Week Air Show

Blue Angels Practicing for Fleet Week Air Show

The Blue Angels and others are practicing for the Fleet Week Air Show over Baltimore. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 at 5:24 PM

These DC Restaurants Made the District's 1st Michelin Guide

These DC Restaurants Made the District's 1st Michelin Guide

After Bon Appetit named D.C. its Restaurant City of the Year in August, receiving a Michelin Guide is the latest testament to what the city's restaurants have to offer. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Bruno Mars to Perform at MGM National Harbor

Bruno Mars to Perform at MGM National Harbor

Bruno Mars will be one of the first performers to take the stage at the MGM National Harbor's theater. Read »

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 10:27 AM

25 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted Houses

25 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted Houses

Whether you prefer horrifying haunts or a boo-zy bar crawl, the D.C. area has something for you. Check out these events in and around the District. 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.