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A Capitol Fourth 2014

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:28:08 +00002014-06-01T12:28:08Z

(image) Independence Day is just a month away! Mark your calendar for A CAPITOL FOURTH, the nation's premier Independence Day holiday concert, performed live from Washington, DC and the U.S. Capitol. ...

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When Will the Metro Silver Line Open?

Sat, 31 May 2014 12:13:13 +00002014-05-31T12:13:13Z

(image) The Metro Silver Line has had several construction delays, but the first phase is now expected to open sometime this summer (2014). Metro took control of the first phase of ...

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Washington DC Events - Top Things to Do this Weekend (May 30-June 1)

Thu, 29 May 2014 14:30:01 +00002014-05-29T14:30:01Z

See a guide to the top events going on this weekend in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Showtime at the St. Elizabeth's Gateway - May 30, 2014, 6-8 p.m. 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE. Washington DC. SynchroniCity and Black Alley Band blends classical string instrumentation "in sync" with melodious sounds of the flute along with African-based funky percussion. Herndon Festival - May 29-June 1, 2014. Downtown Herndon, VA. The free summer festival features live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children's entertainment, a business exposition, 10k & 5k races, a Fitness expo, fireworks and more. Green Festival - May 31-June 1, 2014. Washington Convention Center. Washington DC. The event focuses on sustainability education and green products and services including authors, leaders and educators, hands-on DIY workshops, green films, kids’ activities, live music and more. Vintage Virginia Wine Festival - May 31-June 1, 2014. Bull Run Park, Centreville, VA. Enjoy samples by more than 50 wineries, educational seminars on food pairing, fine art exhibits, childrens activities, food and live entertainment. Maryland Craft Beer Festival - May 31, 2014. Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. More than 25 breweries present over 175 different brews in a family-friendly festival featuring live music, kids activities, exhibitors and a variety of food. Washington Folk Festival - May 31- June 1, 2014, 12-7 p.m. Glen Echo Park. The free festival features hundreds of musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craft vendors representing the rich cultural diversity of the Washington area. Arlington National Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary - Through June 15, 2014. The cemetery will host a series of special events and tours in celebration of their 150th anniversary. Learn about the history of our nation and its national cemetery. Western Maryland BluesFest - May 29 - June 1, 2014, Hagerstown, MD. Enjoy a taste of the blues by local, regional, and national performers. Great fun, food and music for the entire family. Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon - May 31, 2014. The race winds through lush vineyards, estates, horse farms , historic byways and the rolling countryside that makes up DC's Wine Country. The race includes a halfway wine and water break at Hiddencroft Vineyards and ends at Doukenie Winery with a wine and music festival. Great Tastes of Tysons Festival - May 31- June 1, 2014, noon - 6 p.m. Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, The festival includes food, drink, music, entertainment, art, and more. Washington Jewish Music Festival - June 1-14, 2014, Multiple venues. The festival presents a variety of performing artists who preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture. More Upcoming Washington, DC Events June Festivals and Events in Washington DC Connect With Rachel: Twitter | Facebook | Free Newsletter [...]

UniverSoul Circus Comes to Washington DC

Wed, 21 May 2014 07:55:41 +00002014-05-21T07:55:41Z

(image) UniverSoul Circus will return to the Washington DC area this year to celebrate its 20th anniversary as a unique brand of family friendly entertainment featuring a multicultural, multinational, blend of ...

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Upcoming Concerts and Events at the Verizon Center in Washington DC

Tue, 20 May 2014 07:29:48 +00002014-05-20T07:29:48Z

The Verizon Center in Washington DC hosts an amazing selection of concerts and events featuring award-winning musicians, renowned athletes, family-friendly performers and more. Here is a schedule of upcoming events. ...

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Washington Nationals Patriotic Series and Military Branch Days

Thu, 15 May 2014 07:13:26 +00002014-05-15T07:13:26Z

Each season, the Washington Nationals launch a special series of games that encourages fans to celebrate the American spirit and pay tribute to each of the five branches of our nation's military. The series will begin this year with Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The Nationals will offer complimentary tickets to military service members (active duty, dependent, reservist or retiree) for Saturday's game. Service members may claim up to two complimentary tickets for each military ID and purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate. Here is the schedule:

2014 Patriotic Series - The Nationals will incorporate a variety of gameday elements during each game of the Patriotic Series to encourage fans to celebrate the American spirit while enjoying the national pastime at Nationals Park. Representatives from our nation's military will also take part in the pregame ceremonies.
  • Armed Forces Day - Saturday, May 17 vs. New York Mets
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 26 vs. Miami Marlins
  • Independence Day - Friday, July 4 vs. Chicago Cubs
  • Heroes Day - Wednesday, September 10 vs. Atlanta Braves
2014 Military Branch Days - The Nationals will honor each of the five service branches with their own patriotic themed-game during the 2014 season. Representatives from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force will participate in the pregame ceremony and special guests from each respective branch will be in attendance at each designated game. Fans with a military ID can receive a $5 discount at the Nationals Park Box Office for every game.
  • U.S. Navy - Friday, May 30 vs. Texas Rangers
  • U.S. Army - Wednesday, June 18 vs. Houston Astros
  • U.S. Coast Guard - Wednesday, August 6 vs. New York Mets
  • U.S. Marine Corps - Wednesday, August 20 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
  • U.S. Air Force - Thursday, September 25 vs. New York Mets
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  • National Theatre’s Upcoming Season

    Wed, 14 May 2014 06:09:47 +00002014-05-14T06:09:47Z

    (image) The National Theatre has announced its 2014-15 season, which includes four Washington, DC premieres. The coming season's Broadway at the National features Tony® Award-winners Pippin and Newsies, both of which ...

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    Washington Nationals 2014 Post-Game Concerts

    Tue, 13 May 2014 09:25:19 +00002014-05-13T09:25:19Z

    The Washington Nationals will offer several concerts following select Nationals home games throughout the summer. The performances are free, but you must have a valid ticket for that day's Nationals ...

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    Washington DC Events - Top Things to Do this Weekend (May 9-11)

    Thu, 08 May 2014 14:33:29 +00002014-05-08T14:33:29Z

    See a guide to the top events going on this weekend in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Passport DC - Open Houses at Washington, DC Embassies - Throughout May. The multi-cultural event, sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, features a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits. Don't miss the European Union Embassy Tours this weekend. Mother's Day in Washington DC - May 11, 2014. Spend some family time with mom on Mother's Day in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Find suggestions of some of the top things to do. Georgetown Garden Tour - May 10, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Georgetown Garden Club sponsors a tour of eight Georgetown gardens. National Train Day - May 10, 2014. Each spring, Amtrak hosts train focused festivities at Union Station including live entertainment, interactive and educational exhibits, kids activities, model trains and more. Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - May 10-11, 2014. See the works of 140 contemporary artists and enjoy live entertainment, childrens activities and downtown Bethesda restaurants. Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure - May 10, 2014, Washington, DC. The 5K event raises funds for breast health and breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs for the medically underserved. See a guide to more charity walks around the Washington DC area. DC Design House Tours - Through May 11, 2014. Washington, DC's premiere residential design showcase features a home renovated by the region's top interior designers. Tours are available and raise funds for Children's National Medical Center. Garden Tours in the Washington DC Area - Through June, 2014. A variety of garden tours are available around the DC capital region. Don't miss the tours this weekend in Georgetown, Capitol Hill and Alexandria. The Challenge Festival - May 9-17, 2014. Various locations in Washington DC. The conference and competition focuses on bringing together entrepreneurs, executives, policy makers, investors, social innovators, technologists and creatives who are tackling the grand challenges of our world. Side Yards at The Yards - May 10, 2014, 5-10 p.m. The Yards, Washington DC. Free Admission. Enjoy an evening of amusement and wonder featuring some of the DC area's top sideshow performers; Circus of Wonders. Three side-stages of entertainment will showcase their terrifying talents with contortionists, magicians, jugglers, fire breathers, sword swallowers and more. More Upcoming Washington, DC Events May Festivals and Events in Washington DC Memorial Day Weekend Events in Washington DC Connect With Rachel: Twitter | Facebook | Free Newsletter [...]

    Washington Monument to Reopen May 2014

    Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:40:26 +00002014-04-30T10:40:26Z

    (image) The Washington Monument will reopen on May 12, 2014 after a 32-month closure due to damage from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August 2011. A re-opening ceremony will be held ...

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