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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
Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Baltimore Kicks Off Weeklong Light City Event

Baltimore Kicks Off Weeklong Light City Event

Baltimore has kicked off its second annual Light City event, a weeklong festival of light-based art installations, plus parades, a bike rally and fireworks. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 2:09 PM
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By Julie Gallagher

Stunning 'Light City' to Illuminate Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Light City Baltimore, a nine-day free art festival, will return to the Inner Harbor for its second year starting March 31.View gallery »

  • LCB1 Drift_Stephanie Imbeau
  • LCB2 Flawless Light Installation_Gonzalo Bascunan Studio Alex_credit Jeff Kemp
  • LCB3 Suenos_Edgar Reyes
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:52 PM

It's Really Happening! Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 5 of 6

It's Really Happening! Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 5 of 6

The survivors of last week's snowy cold snap are preparing to bloom just as impressively as ever -- and they've reached the 5th of 6 blooming stages, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Wednesday. Read »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 6:28 AM

NoVa Restaurant Week Kicks Off Monday

NoVa Restaurant Week Kicks Off Monday

Looking for a lunch or dinner idea? Well, you're in luck! Northern Virginia Restaurant Week kicks off Monday. Read »

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:23 AM

Cherry Blossoms Will Be 'Spectacular as Ever': NPS

While some of the cherry blossoms on the verge of bloom before the cold snap were damaged, earlier stage blossoms survived and will emerge next week, the National Park Service said Friday afternoon. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:46 AM

Director Rob Reiner to Screen 'LBJ' at Annapolis Film Fest

Director Rob Reiner to Screen 'LBJ' at Annapolis Film Fest

Director and actor Rob Reiner will attend the Annapolis Film Festival's opening night to screen his movie about President Lyndon B. Johnson. Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 4:40 PM

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

The cold weather may be holding our cherry blossoms hostage, but with 11 more varieties of cherry trees in the District, there may still be hope to see some blossoms. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:29 AM

17 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in DC

Guinness and Jameson will flow, and corned beef and cabbage will be served. That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. There’s certainly no shortage of green-filled fun in the D.C. area, so we’ve rounded up 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.