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National Cherry Blossom Festival Requests Donations for Japan

National Cherry Blossom Festival Requests Donations for Japan March 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Besides being one of Washington, D.C.’s biggest events, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival also celebrates Japan-U.S. relations. These Japanese ties, as well as the friendship between the United States and Japan, are especially poignant this year in light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Calendar

National Cherry Blossom Festival Calendar March 12, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, one of Washington, DC’s most popular events of the year, will take place this year from March 26 to April 10. While peak blooming time of the cherry blossoms is estimated to occur this year from March 29 to April 3, there will certainly be plenty to do and...

Top Spots in DC to Get Your Guinness On

Top Spots in DC to Get Your Guinness On March 12, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, many Irish pubs in the Washington area are starting to pour the Guinness a bit early to coincide with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, happening this year on Sunday, March 13. But no matter when the festivities begin, it’s always...

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...

Cajun and Creole Restaurants in DC

Cajun and Creole Restaurants in DC February 28, 2011 | Food | Read More
Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday, is almost here. So where better to spend the last evening of debauchery before the onset of Lent than at one of DC’s restaurants serving Creole or Cajun cuisine? Though Washington does not have a ton of strictly cajun/creole diners, there are a few. And, of course,...

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...

Stage is Set for the Solar Decathalon

Stage is Set for the Solar Decathalon February 27, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Solar Decathalon, a sort of eco-Olympics which sees 20 teams of college students build environmentally-sound, solar-powered houses, will return to the National Mall this fall after all. This year’s event will take place in September in West Potomac Park, just off the main drag of the National...

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...

Going Bananas for Cupcakes in DC

Going Bananas for Cupcakes in DC February 25, 2011 | Food | Read More
It’s well known that Washington has been wild about cupcakes for quite some time. Witness Georgetown Cupcake, a local confectioner so beloved it got its own television series. The second season of TLC’s DC Cupcake, a show that follows the lives of Georgetown Cupcake owners and sisters Sophie...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Photo Contest

National Cherry Blossom Festival Photo Contest February 16, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Springtime is just around the corner. And, though I may be biased, Washington, DC, is by far one of the most beautiful places in the country to enjoy the season. That’s largely because of the Japanese cherry trees, whose delicate pink and white blossoms provide a colorful and fragrant backdrop...
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