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Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Themes Revealed for 2017

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Themes Revealed for 2017

The Smithsonian has announced the themes of its 2017 Folklife Festival on the National Mall: circus life and migration. Read »

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Easter Egg Hunts Around the DMV

You might be seeing plastic eggs, pastel candy baskets and chocolate bunnies, and it can only mean one thing: It's that time of year again. If you're looking for things to do for Easter, here are some ideas for... Read »

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:13 AM

Naval Academy Opens Art Exhibit to the Public

Naval Academy Opens Art Exhibit to the Public

The U.S. Naval Academy is inviting the public to see art and poetry by students at the school. Read »

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Ruby Slippers to Go Off Display at DC Museum

Ruby Slippers to Go Off Display at DC Museum

Museum officials say April 23 is the last day to see the iconic shoes before they are taken off display through next year for some behind-the-curtain conservation work. Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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By NBC Washington

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in DC

Share your pics! Tweet them to @nbcwashington or email them to isee@nbcwashington.com.View gallery »

  • [UGCDC-CJ]The cherry blossoms are here! @capitalweather @nbcwashington @wtop https://t.co/sbVT80C645
  • [UGCDC-CJ]They bloomed!!!! Gorgeous day at the national mall @nbcwashington @ChuckBell4 @TomKierein https://t.
  • [UGCDC-CJ]Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:28 PM
Looking for Spring Break Plans? Try Williamsburg

Looking for Spring Break Plans? Try Williamsburg

NBC4's Aaron Gilchrist talks to Karen Riordan, president and CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, about how to plan your next trip to Williamsburg. Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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By Julie Gallagher

'Infinity Mirrors' Dazzles at the Hirshhorn

"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" is now open at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This much-anticipated exhibition, complete with dazzling lights, mirrors, polka dots and pumpkins, is bringing...View gallery »

  • Mirrored Spaces
Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 4:16 PM
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By Jordan Murray

Cherry Blossoms Bring Specials to DC Bars, Restaurants

Many bars and restaurants around D.C. will be celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival with these cherry-inspired cocktails and menu items. Here's your go-to list.View gallery »

  • Cherry-Inspired Eats & Drinks
  • Cherry Crisp at Mastro's Steakhouse
  • Bar Dupont's Cherry Blossom Cocktails
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 11:13 AM

7 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in the DMV

7 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in the DMV

From drive-in movies to street festivals to a PEEPS-eating contest, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Read »

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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By Julie Gallagher

Light City Baltimore Illuminates Inner Harbor

Take a glimpse at Baltimore's latest attraction, the second annual Light City along the Inner Harbor.View gallery »

  • 'House of Cards' by OGE Group
  • 'House of Cards' by OGE Group
  • 'The Pool [Reflect]' by Jen Lewin
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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.