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Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Fire Dancers? Robots? Sure, Artomatic's Got 'Em

Fire Dancers? Robots? Sure, Artomatic's Got 'Em

The best part about Artomatic? Anyone can share their art at this non-juried, monthlong arts festival. Read »

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Christmas Walk, Boat Parade of Lights in Alexandria

Christmas Walk, Boat Parade of Lights in Alexandria

With December comes plenty of holiday cheer, and Old Town Alexandria has just the festive weekend coming up to get you in the Christmas spirit. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Bei Bei to Meet His Adoring Public in Jan.

Bei Bei to Meet His Adoring Public in Jan.

Hey Bei Bei, hey Bei Bei, hey! The National Zoo's giant panda cub, Bei Bei, will make his public debut Jan. 16, the zoo announced Tuesday. Read »

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 9:31 PM
A Look Inside the D.C. Archives

A Look Inside the D.C. Archives

Some of the treasures of the D.C. Archives in storage in Shaw include the handwritten wills of George Washington and Frederick Douglass. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the plan for a new Archives building and... Watch »

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Live Like a 'Housewife' at These Potomac Spots

Live Like a 'Housewife' at These Potomac Spots

Live like a Real Housewife of Potomac by visiting these elite Potomac area destinations. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 5:55 AM

Free Parking for Vets at Va. Parks on Veterans Day

Free Parking for Vets at Va. Parks on Veterans Day

If you served your nation, parking fees will be waived at all Virginia state parks on Veterans Day. Read »

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Tips for Air Travel With Children

Tips for Air Travel With Children

Are you planning to fly with your children over the holidays? News4's Adam Tuss has tips from TSA agents on how to make getting through security easier. Watch »

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Holiday Fun at the Baltimore Waterfront

Holiday Fun at the Baltimore Waterfront

As much as we love turkey, it's never too early to get in the Christmas spirit. Jingle all the way to Baltimore from mid-November through the end of December to celebrate the holidays on the waterfront with... Read »

Monday, Nov 9, 2015 at 5:26 AM

Guide Finds Locally Grown Christmas Trees

Guide Finds Locally Grown Christmas Trees

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering help to residents who want a locally grown Christmas tree. Read »

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Nom Your Way Through NoVA for Restaurant Week

Nom Your Way Through NoVA for Restaurant Week

Northern Virginia Magazine's Taste of NoVA Restaurant Week returns Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 with a special Best Restaurants edition. 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: sarah (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.