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Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Paper in the Spotlight at Book Arts Fair

Paper in the Spotlight at Book Arts Fair

Get inspired at this years Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair in Silver Spring, a three-day event showcasing fine art prints, book art and demos. Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Alexandria Film Fest This Weekend

Alexandria Film Fest This Weekend

Choose from 50+ films -- including one on a boat -- at the Alexandria Film Fest, Nov. 16-18. Read »

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Late-Night Bash at B'more Museum of Art

Late-Night Bash at B'more Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art reopens its Contemporary Wing with a weekend of celebration. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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By Yvonne Ivey

Annapolis Art Sale & Festival

First Sunday Arts Festival celebrates the holiday season with vendors and live entertainment at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

Three days of festivities feature traditional Irish cuisine, workshops and demos, vendors of Irish goods, kids' activities, and -- of course -- plenty of music and dance performances. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Paint the Town [Ellicott City] Red

Paint the Town [Ellicott City] Red

Painters will line the streets of Ellicott City the week of July 5. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Annapolis Arts and Crafts (and Wine) Fest

Annapolis Arts and Crafts (and Wine) Fest

Countless wine tastings and gourmet food pairings: Just add to shopping, and stir. Read »

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fire-Breathing Dragon Due at Hot Glass Festival

Fire-Breathing Dragon Due at Hot Glass Festival

Fire breathing dragons and flaming ray guns will be created for the crowds at this year's Hot Glass Festival in Staunton, Va. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Great Grapes Festival: 200+ Wines in Reston

Great Grapes Festival: 200+ Wines in Reston

More than 200 wines and 20+ local wineries will be at Reston's Great Grapes Festival this month. Read »

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Playboy and Martinis at the Toonseum

Playboy and Martinis at the Toonseum

It’s a Playboy and martini world, we just live in it. The Toonseum welcomes famed Playboy artist Doug Sneyd for a fundraising event. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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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.