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Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:30 PM

Cherry Blossoms: Peak Bloom Dates Bumped Up

Spring-like temps have arrived with gusto -- and the weather is so warm that the National Park Service has bumped up its prediction for the cherry blossoms' peak bloom dates. Read »

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at 4:58 PM

23 Places to Go for This Weekend's Mini-Spring

23 Places to Go for This Weekend's Mini-Spring

Storm Team4 predicts this weekend will give the D.C. area a taste of spring-time weather. NBC Washington has the guide to get you out of the house to enjoy the warm weather. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 4:30 PM

11 Things to Do for V-Day -- With or Without a Date

11 Things to Do for V-Day -- With or Without a Date

Whether you're spending Valentine's Day with a significant other or with friends this year, take a look at these 11 Valentine's events and deals in the DMV area this weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Presidents Day at the Nat'l Constitution Center

Presidents Day at the Nat'l Constitution Center

Hey, it's an election year. What better way to learn about the role of the POTUS than with a Presidents Day Weekend Celebration in Philadelphia? Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM

8 Things to Do for Black History Month

8 Things to Do for Black History Month

Black History Month has officially started. Check out eight events happening around the city to commemorate the month, learn more about important historical leaders and celebrate black history. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 11:03 AM

Celebrate Mardi Gras With These 6 Events in DC

Celebrate Mardi Gras With These 6 Events in DC

Traditionally, Mardi Gras is a celebration all about stuffing yourself with delicious foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. So you kind of have to do it... right? Read »

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 4:09 PM

5 Things to Do in Alexandria After Seeing 'Mercy Street'

5 Things to Do in Alexandria After Seeing 'Mercy Street'

PBS's new drama "Mercy Street," set in a Civil War-era hospital in Alexandria, is premiering Sunday. Museums and tours throughout Alexandria have special events and exhibits to further explore the area's... Read »

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Chocolate Lovers' Festival in Fairfax

Chocolate Lovers' Festival in Fairfax

The annual Fairfax Chocolate Festival is your chance to buy your sweetheart what ever chocolate goodies they desire. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 3:31 PM

7 Chinese New Year Bashes You Won't Want to Miss

7 Chinese New Year Bashes You Won't Want to Miss

Celebrate Chinese New Year at these fests around the D.C. area. Read »

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Can You Sled on Capitol Hill This Year?

Can You Sled on Capitol Hill This Year?

You might be wondering: Are you allowed to sled down Capitol Hill legally this year? Turns out the answer is yes! 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.