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Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Cardi B, Travis Scott to Headline Made in America Festival

Cardi B, Travis Scott to Headline Made in America Festival

Cardi B and Travis Scott are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to headline Jay-Z's annual Made in America festival. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 7:18 AM

Virginia State Park Makes It Easier to Stargaze

Virginia State Park Makes It Easier to Stargaze

A Virginia state park is set to be recognized for its efforts to make star gazing easier. Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:54 PM

Hudson Yards, NYC's $16 Billion Neighborhood, Is Officially Open

New York City’s newest neighborhood — a whopping 14-acre, $16 billion real estate project with 100 retail stores called Hudson Yards -- is officially open. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 8:16 AM

Oregon City Will Have Last Blockbuster Store in World

The Blockbuster store in a city near central Oregon became the last one in the U.S. last year. And soon it'll be the only one in the world. The Bulletin reports that a Blockbuster store in Perth, Australia, is... Read »

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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By Cordilia James

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Food halls, farmers' markets and fairs, oh my! Check out all sorts of fun, free and cheap things to do in Northern Virginia. If you're looking for other inexpensive activities around the DMV, check out our...View gallery »

  • Catch Live Music at Westover Beer Garden
  • Explore Old Treasures at the Old Lucketts Store
  • Watch a Movie Under the Stars
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM
Life in the 1950s on Display at Vienna Museum

Life in the 1950s on Display at Vienna Museum

Freeman Store & Museum hosts "Life in the '50s" exhibit through the end of this year. Watch »

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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By Taameen Mohammad

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Maryland

From museums to parks to salsa classes, here's a list of plenty of fun things you can do in Maryland for free or on the cheap.View gallery »

  • Crack the Code at the National Cryptologic Museum
  • Learn About the Evolution of Radio
  • Jam Along to Summer Fridays at National Harbor
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 4:38 PM

Naked Mole Rat Queen Gives Birth to Second Litter of Pups

Naked Mole Rat Queen Gives Birth to Second Litter of Pups

The Smithsonian National Zoo naked mole rat colony is welcoming seven new pups after their queen gave birth to her second litter, the zoo announced on Sunday. Read »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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By Nina Lin

10 of the Quirkiest, Weirdest, Most Out-There Hotels

These oddly shaped, and sometimes oddly placed, hotels are a different experience for travelers who want some thrill with their turndown service.View gallery »

  • La Balade des Gnomes
  • Treehouse Lodge
  • Kumbuk River Eco-Extraordinaire
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:07 AM

Irish-Inspired Pop-Up Bar Publin Opens in Shaw

Irish-Inspired Pop-Up Bar Publin Opens in Shaw

The bar opens Thursday and features decor inspired by the shamrock and Ireland, decked out with flowers and almost 200 oversized four-leaf clovers. 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.