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  • THE SCENE Mar 19

    The Ultimate Guide to the DC Cherry Blossoms, While Social Distancing

    Cherry Blossom Timelapse by David Coleman, Cherry Blossom Watch The time has finally come! On Friday, the cherry blossom trees on the National Mall entered peak bloom. Predicted to occur between March 21 and 24, the blossoms opened up a day earlier than the revised prediction from the National Park Service. The original forecast predicted peak bloom near March 27-30,…

  • THE SCENE Mar 6

    The Weekend Scene: Black Girls Rock Festival

    News4’s Jummy Olabanji and Tommy McFly tell us about some of the events coming up this weekend, including the Black Girls Rock Festival, Whiskey Walk and Colonial Athletic Association Tourney as we prepare for March Madness.

  • THE SCENE Mar 6

    The Weekend Scene: What to Do Around DC March 6-8

    Welcome to the first full weekend of meteorological spring. First: It’s the first weekend of meteorological spring, but it’s going to be a little chilly, especially in the mornings. Check out the forecast in your neighborhood. Cherry blossom season is upon us! Peak bloom is predicted for March 27-30. Mark your calendar for all these favorite events, including the...

  • THE SCENE Mar 3

    Foo Fighters, Pharrell to Play 4th of July Festival at FedEx Field

    The Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Pharrell Williams are headed to the D.C. area for a major 4th of July bash. The trio will headline the one-day DC Jam festival at FedEx Field. The Go-Gos, Band of Horses, Durand Jones & The Indications, The Regrettes, Beach Bunny and Radkey are also set up to perform at the extravaganza. Organizers are...

  • THE SCENE Feb 27

    The Weekend Scene: What to Do Around DC Feb. 28-March 1

    Leap into spring with these fun things to do around D.C., Maryland and Virginia this weekend. First: March 1 is the beginning of meteorological spring, but it’s going to be chilly. Check out the forecast in your neighborhood. Are you ready to rock?! The Foo Fighters are teasing that they’ll bring their “Jam” music festival to the D.C. area....

  • Virginia Feb 26

    Cooking Award-Winning BBQ with Myron Mixon

    Tommy McFly visits Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster in Old Town Alexandria to see what it takes to cook award-winning barbecue.

  • THE SCENE Feb 26

    Foo Fighters Tease Washington DC Music Festival

    The Foo Fighters are hinting that they’ll bring a rock festival straight to Washington, D.C. D.C. Jam will be coming soon, the band teased on their social pages over the weekend. This wouldn’t be the Foo Fighters’ first “Jam” festival. They hosted the one-day CalJam in San Bernadino, California, in 2017 and 2018. The Foo Fighters are gearing up...

  • THE SCENE Feb 24

    National Children’s Museum Opens in DC

    There’s a new museum in D.C. — and this one is entirely made for kids. The National Children’s Museum opens Monday, with fun, interactive exhibits that let kids control the weather on a green screen, design and race a toy car or vote on which pet is best. Parts of the museum also honor its hometown, including with a...

  • THE SCENE Feb 24

    National Children’s Museum Opens in DC

    D.C. has a new museum that’s just for kids and their families. News4’s Juliana Valencia reports from the National Children’s Museum.

  • THE SCENE Feb 21

    The Weekend Scene: What to Do Around DC Feb. 21-23

    This weekend brings National Margarita Day, celebrations counting down to Mardi Gras and the ever-fantastical MerMagic Con. Translation: Put on your brightest colors and have some fun. First: It’s going to be sunny this weekend, with chilly starts. It’s expected to warm up throughout the day. Check out the forecast in your neighborhood. Go-Go is officially the official music...

  • THE SCENE Feb 21

    The Weekend Scene: Sip a Margarita and Throw an Ax

    News4’s Jummy Olabanji and Tommy McFly share what to do around D.C. the weekend of Feb. 21-23.

  • Virginia Feb 19

    Pharrell Song ‘Virginia’ to Be Featured in State Ad Campaign

    An upcoming ad campaign for Virginia Beach will feature a new song by hometown star Pharrell Williams. A city official tells the Virginian-Pilot that Williams contacted the city last year asking how he could help after the mass shooting at a municipal building in May

  • White House Feb 18

    White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery Open

    The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is set for April 13, the day after Easter — but if you want to snag an invite, be ready this week. First lady Melania Trump announced this year’s date for the time-honored tradition. Tickets are free and can be requested through an online lottery that opened on Feb. 18. It will close…

  • THE SCENE Feb 17

    The Weekend Scene: What to Do on Presidents Day Around DC

    Love and patriotism are in the air, with Valentine’s Day on Friday and Presidents Day on Monday. Between both, you owe it to yourself to get off the couch at least once this weekend. It’s going to be warmer than average on Monday with a mix of sun and clouds. Here’s the full forecast. Check out our concert guide....

  • THE SCENE Feb 17

    The Weekend Scene: What to Do Presidents Day Weekend Around DC

    Love and patriotism are in the air, with Valentine’s Day on Friday and Presidents Day on Monday. Between both, you owe it to yourself to get off the couch at least once this weekend. It’s going to be cold this weekend, especially on Friday and Saturday. But those will be the sunniest days of the weekend. Here’s the full...

  • THE SCENE Feb 14

    The Weekend Scene: Valentine’s Day Around DC

    News4’s Jummy Olabanji and Tommy McFly dish about what to do on Valentine’s Day weekend over waffles at the Crimson Diner in D.C.

  • Jan 21

    Concert Guide: Winter 2020 Shows in DC, Maryland and Virginia

    Warm yourself up this winter by moving your feet at these stand-out concerns around D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Here are the shows coming up in January and February that you need to know about, no matter what genre gets you moving.
  • THE SCENE Feb 9

    The Weekend Scene: What to Do Feb. 7-9

    If you’re not shopping for your Valentine this weekend, indulge in all-you-can-drink Oscar’s viewing parties or the Chocolate, Wine and Whiskey Festival. The name alone has us hooked. The Scene’s things to know: — Anju was named D.C.’s best restaurant — “Hamilton” will return to the Kennedy Center this summer— Check out our concert guide— Decriminalization of magic mushrooms...

  • Virginia Feb 8

    Small Virginia Town’s Nursery Amasses Social Media Fanbase

    The town of Broadway has a population of close to 4,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But one small-town business has nearly 15 times that amount of followers online. Located off South Main Street, Chad Comer and Josh Shifflett opened Blue Ribbon Nursery and Landscaping in 2006 after years of experience in landscaping and yard work. Since breaking…

  • D.C. Feb 7

    Capital Pride Reveals Theme for 2020 Celebrations

    Capital Pride has revealed the 2020 theme for its extended, city-wide celebration coming up in spring: #StillWe. #StillWe is intended to evoke a sense of resilience, resistance and unity while acknowledging progress still needs to be made to achieve LGBTQ+ equality, organizers say. “With the adversity facing so many members of the LGBTQ+ community in mind, we will come together…

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