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Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 2:39 PM

Tickets Go on Sale for Pharrell's New Virginia Beach Fest

Tickets Go on Sale for Pharrell's New Virginia Beach Fest

Pharrell announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event he's calling a "cultural experience" that will debut April 26-28. He will perform on a stage set on the beach; other performers include... Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Great Dismal Swamp Visitor Center Under Consideration in Va.

Great Dismal Swamp Visitor Center Under Consideration in Va.

Welcome to the Great Dismal Swamp? The city of Chesapeake is evaluating a plot of land for a visitors center to draw more attention to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia and North... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:56 AM

Complete Coverage: 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate Spring With the National Cherry Blossom Festival Read »

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Wolf Trap Releases Summer 2019 Lineup

Wolf Trap Releases Summer 2019 Lineup

Wolf Trap has released its summer 2019 schedule for its Filene Center venue, revealing a lineup featuring the Avett Brothers, Sting, Jennifer Hudson with the National Symphony Orchestra, Ringo Starr and more. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 7:16 PM

Hello, Pandas! Most Smithsonians, Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

The National Zoo, the National Gallery of Art and most of the Smithsonian museums will once again welcome guests. Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Billy Joel to Perform at Camden Yards This Summer

Billy Joel to Perform at Camden Yards This Summer

Singer Billy Joel will perform at Camden Yards this summer, the first concert to be held at the Baltimore Orioles' home ballpark since it opened in 1992. Read »

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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By Chris Cioffi, Sophia Barnes

16 Museums You Can Visit During the Government Shutdown

Smithsonian museums shut their doors on Jan. 2 due to the government shutdown, but there's plenty of museums to enjoy until the classics open again. Consider a railroad museum where you can actually...View gallery »

  • The Phillips Collection
  • National Capital Trolley Museum
  • Anderson House
Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Visitors Fees to Increase at Antietam National Battlefield

Visitors Fees to Increase at Antietam National Battlefield

History buffs will have to dig deeper into their pockets to visit the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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By Zach Vallese

15 Spots to Ski, Skate or Snowboard in the DMV & Beyond

Grab your warmest gear and get outside!View gallery »

  • Rockville Town Square Ice Rink
  • Canal Park Ice Rink
  • Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion
Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 at 4:45 PM

100+ Things to Do This Winter in the DC Area

Grab your puffy coat! We've got the ultimate guide to events, venues and sights to soak up this winter. 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.