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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

GI Film Fest Explores Military Experience on Screen

Just in time for Memorial Day, the GI Film Festival is set to share films about the military experience from American and international filmmakers. Read »

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Arr, Virginians: Pirate Fest Is Coming Up

Arr,  Virginians: Pirate Fest Is Coming Up

The 16th annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival will take over Hampton, Virginia from May 29 to 31. Read »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: WWII Planes Soar Above National Mall

The planes flew at a low 1,000-foot altitude over the National Mall to mark the... See Full Gallery »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Running of the Chihuahuas at the D.C. Wharf

The 4th annual Running of the Chihuahuas (AKA #Chirace2015) took place this Sund... See Full Gallery »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
African-American Museum Preview Exhibit Opens Friday

African-American Museum Preview Exhibit Opens Friday

News 4's Tom Sherwood reports on a new exhibit opening Friday featuring some of the 40,000 artifacts that will be on display at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture, which opens... Watch »

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Funk Parade on U Street

Thousands lined the streets of D.C. on Saturday for this year's Funk Parade,... See Full Gallery »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Road Trip! Your Guide to Philly's Spring Fests

Road Trip! Your Guide to Philly's Spring Fests

Embrace the soulful vibe of Philly at some of their most popular street food festivals this spring. Read »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Find Spring & Summer Events in Howard Co.

Find Spring & Summer Events in Howard Co.

Want to get away -- but not TOO far away? Head over to Howard County, Maryland, for a plethora of outdoor activities throughout the season, including cut-your-own flower farms and the 10-mile Rail Trail. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Flower Mart Also Offers Food, Crafts, Plenty of Fun

Flower Mart Also Offers Food, Crafts, Plenty of Fun

Tulips and daffodils are taking over D.C. just in time for the annual Flower Mart. Don’t let your allergies scare you -- this festival also includes sightseeing, music, and activities for children. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Train Rides at B&O Railroad Museum

Train Rides at B&O Railroad Museum

Round-trip train rides are once again open for the season at B&O Railroad Museum aboard the Mile One Express. 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.