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Space Shuttle Discovery Finds a Home in DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Finds a Home in DC April 16, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
On April 12, NASA, which is phasing out the 30-year Space Shuttle Program, announced that the Space Shuttle Discovery would become part of the permanent collection of aviation and aerospace memorabilia at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Shuttle Discovery completed 39 missions during its 27-year...

Gauguin’s ‘Tahitian Women’ Back On Display After Attack

Gauguin’s ‘Tahitian Women’ Back On Display After Attack April 5, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
On Friday, April 1, “Two Tahitian Women,” one of the most famous paintings by Paul Gauguin, was attacked – but unharmed – by a mentally unstable visitor to the National Gallery. Citing that the painting was “evil” and “should be burned,” the attacker pulled...

Celebrating Women’s History Month in DC

Celebrating Women’s History Month in DC March 3, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
March is Women’s History Month. So, in recognition, several museums in Washington D.C. have organized special events or highlighted ongoing tours that examine different facets of women’s history, such as women’s roles in aviation, jazz, or the Civil War. If you want to learn more about...

Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian

Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian February 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The recent budget discussions between the White House and the U.S. Congress has brought up the specter of a government shutdown, an event that could see U.S. national parks, the Smithsonian Institution, and all other facilities managed by the U.S. government locking their gates and closing their doors...

Meet All 44 U.S. Presidents at New Exhibit

Meet All 44 U.S. Presidents at New Exhibit February 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Do you love U.S. presidential history? Do you wax nostalgic about past administrations? Then the newest exhibit at Madame Tussaud’s DC may be just the thing to round out your visit to the Nation’s Capital. On February 17, the famous wax museum, which has had an outpost in DC since 2008, unveiled...

“Towering Ambition” Exhibit Takes Lego Dreams to New Heights

“Towering Ambition” Exhibit Takes Lego Dreams to New Heights February 13, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Attention LEGO geeks! Were you the kid that would, when given LEGOs, try to construct famous landmarks rather than just a boring, square building? If you said “yes,” then an ongoing exhibit at the National Building Museum is for you. Featured in “Towering Ambition” are the awesome...

Beach Weekend: Rehoboth Beach, DE

Beach Weekend: Rehoboth Beach, DE July 13, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
With temperatures recently soaring to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and what felt like 10,000% humidity, even the most hard-core Washingtonians are feeling the heat. Luckily, there’s respite in the form of a weekend beach escape to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. Photo credit:...

Ideas for a Fantastic Fourth of July in DC

Ideas for a Fantastic Fourth of July in DC June 29, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
DC is a pretty great place to spend the Independence Day weekend.  The impressive fireworks display down on the National Mall is probably the most popular tourist attraction; many of us, at one time or another, have staked a spot to catch a glimpse of  pyrotechnic awesomeness.  But if you’re...

World Cup Update: Soccer in the Circle is ON!

World Cup Update: Soccer in the Circle is ON! June 10, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Good news for footy fans who were hoping to take their World Cup party outdoors this weekend: Soccer in the Circle is happening! You can watch all three first round matches taking place on Saturday – including the crucial USA-England match – on two huge screens inside Dupont Circle Park. Here’s...

Capital Pride 2010

Capital Pride 2010 June 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Now in its 35th year, Capital Pride 2010, the DC-based offering of the famous annual June festival celebrating the LGBT community, is one of the largest Pride events in the nation. While the festival’s biggest events – the Capital Pride Parade and the Capital Pride Festival – aren’t...
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