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Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 at 5:48 AM

Paul Simon Among Summer Performers at Wolf Trap

Paul Simon Among Summer Performers at Wolf Trap

Paul Simon, Tony Bennett, Bonnie Raitt and Kenny Rogers are among the artists who'll be taking the stage this summer at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:21 PM

'Taverns, Taprooms and Tippling Houses' Festival

'Taverns, Taprooms and Tippling Houses' Festival

If you love history, gardens, festivals or even just beer, A Day in Old New Castle is there for you (if you can get to Delaware, anyway). Read »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:18 PM

5 Beers, 5 Bands for DC Brau's 5th Anniversary Bash

5 Beers, 5 Bands for DC Brau's 5th Anniversary Bash

DC Brau promises to satisfy the beer connoisseurs, audiophiles and foodies in your friend group at their five year anniversary party on April 16, 2016. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 at 1:26 PM

NoVa Restaurant Week Now Through Mon.

NoVa Restaurant Week Now Through Mon.

Cross ramen noodles off your shopping list for the week: Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is running from March 7 to March 14. Read »

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Day Trip: Delaware's Wildflower Celebration Is Coming Back

Day Trip: Delaware's Wildflower Celebration Is Coming Back

Preview of the Wildflower Celebration at Mt. Cuba Center on April 24th. Read »

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 4:47 PM

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Grab your friends, family or special date and lace up your skates! We've picked out the top ice skating rinks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for you to explore. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Lineup Revealed for Roots Picnic Fest in Philly

Lineup Revealed for Roots Picnic Fest in Philly

The Roots Picnic music festival announced its lineup last week, which features covers a wide range of hip-hop and soul super-acts, including Future, Usher, Leon Bridges, The Roots (well, of course) and Blood... Read »

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates Announced

It doesn't feel like spring just yet, but the National Park Service's prediction for peak bloom is one sure sign better weather is on the horizon. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Sip Unlimited Wine at DC Wine Fest

Sip Unlimited Wine at DC Wine Fest

Wine lovers: This is the big one! The D.C. area has an endless parade of booze and beer festivals, and the D.C. Wine Fest is classily stepping in line with the local tradition of all-you-can-sample sips on... Read »

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 at 4:05 PM

B'more's Brew at the Zoo: Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now

B'more's Brew at the Zoo: Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now

The Smithsonian's National Zoo isn't the only zoo in the area to host a beer-focused event later this year -- in fact, Brew at the Zoo at the Maryland Zoo is coming up sooner than D.C.'s. 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.