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Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 8:16 AM

National Harbor Restaurant Week Starts Mon.

National Harbor Restaurant Week Starts Mon.

How does dinner with a view sound? Well, you're in luck. Monday kicks off restaurant week at National Harbor. Read »

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 9:41 PM

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

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 »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Spring OysterFest Means Seafood, Music and Plenty of Wine

Spring OysterFest Means Seafood, Music and Plenty of Wine

Whether you're a seafood fan or an avid wine lover (or both, let's face it), there's a Spring OysterFest for that. Read »

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 »

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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.