Tag: Things to do in DC

Thousands gather, stream along H Street for annual arts festival

WASHINGTON — It was postponed in September because of the severe weather Hurricane Florence was expected to bring to the area, but the one-day H Street Festival had the area teeming with life on Saturday. Folks streamed through the H Street Corridor, walking lanes on that usually usher cars and over rails that guide street […]

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New eatery wants to change the way Washingtonians think about hummus

WASHINGTON — On restaurant menus, hummus is typically listed as an appetizer. At cocktail parties, it often accompanies crudités. But at D.C.’s newest fast-casual spot, the popular chickpea spread has been called off the sidelines, and instead, is the star of each meal. Inside Little Sesame’s new home at 1828 L St. NW, chefs and […]

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Va. restaurant becomes area’s first 3-star Michelin

WASHINGTON — The release of the star-rated restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide brought a wave of excitement to D.C.’s culinary community Sept. 13. The Inn at Little Washington became the area’s first three-star restaurant since the Guide’s D.C. launch in 2016. Congratulations PATRICK! ⭐⭐⭐@Michelin After 40 years you got it! @InnatLittleWash my team and […]

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Saturday’s Race for the Cure brings runners, road closures to DC

WASHINGTON — Runners, walkers and supporters will flock to downtown D.C. for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. The 5K event, which aims to spread awareness on breast cancer and raise funding for research, kicks off at Freedom Plaza. There is also a 1-mile route option. The race closes Pennsylvania […]

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Md. blue crab season picks up at DC fish market for Labor Day weekend

WASHINGTON — A three-day weekend is a welcomed time for sellers of Maryland blue crabs. At the fish market in Southwest D.C., people line up for the regional staple at Jessie Taylor Seafood. “Right now, we’re happy; the Chesapeake Bay is having a good year finally,” said Clarence Goodman, who has sold crabs along the […]

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What to know about Sunday’s Labor Day concert at the US Capitol

WASHINGTON — Catch some American classics and popular tunes at the annual Labor Day Capitol Concert, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, on Sunday night. The free event starts at 8 p.m. on the west front of the U.S. Capitol, but gates open at 3 p.m. These are the public entrances to the concert area, as listed […]

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Another record year for DC tourism: 22.8M visitors

WASHINGTON — D.C. welcomed a record 22.8 million tourists in 2017, up 3.6 percent from 2016. International tourists accounted for 2 million of the total, up 2.5 percent. “We’ve seen eight years of consecutive growth. At the end of the day, what we do to attract visitors is economic development, resulting in $7.5 billion spent […]

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Sonia Sotomayor, Madeleine Albright among author line up for National Book Festival

WASHINGTON — Calling all bookworms: The Library of Congress National Book Festival is back, and the free, family-friendly event is taking over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Authors representing genres from history to poetry will discuss their works on nine different stages — including two for children and one for teens. There […]

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In DC’s modern food scene, chef looks to past for menu inspiration

WASHINGTON — In D.C’s crowded restaurant scene, chefs are constantly seeking out new trends and techniques to set themselves apart from the rest. But when Jake Addeo needs to freshen up his menu, he looks to the past for inspiration. In his office at Occidental Grill on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, just one block from the […]

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Own a piece of old DC: W Hotel auctions off unique, antique items (Photos)

WASHINGTON —  From antique chandeliers to an ornate 1918 registration desk, couches and flat screen TVs — items from the W Hotel, in Washington, are being auctioned online. “There is no minimum reserve. We’re going to start everything at zero and it brings what it brings,” said Christopher Rasmus, of Rasmus Auctions. Potential buyers have until 1:07 p.m. Thursday to […]

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Taste of Studio celebrates theater, food and 14th Street community

WASHINGTON — The dog days of summer are here, and if you’re looking for a way to take your mind off the suffocating heat and humidity this weekend, Studio Theatre is opening its air-conditioned doors for the fourth annual Taste of Studio event on Aug. 4 on 14th Street in Northwest D.C. The free open […]

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From behind bars to the stage: New DC program gives prisoners a voice

WASHINGTON — Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and ripped jeans, 27-year-old Davon stood on stage at the Anacostia Arts Center’s Black Box Theater and did a few breathing exercises. Then, he ran through his lines one last time. In May, Davon was released from prison after spending four and a half years behind bars. Now, […]

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DC chef embraces ‘forest-to-table’ movement with foraging excursions

WASHINGTON — The terrain was tricky, the bugs were out, and the heat from the sun was growing more intense by the minute — but Drew Adams was determined to find mushrooms. After about 20 minutes of hiking along the Potomac River, he spotted a patch. “How cool is that?” Adams said, pointing to crown-tipped […]

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The Dough Jar brings cookie dough ‘scoop shop’ to Georgetown

WASHINGTON — I scream, you scream, we all scream for … cookie dough? That’s the idea behind D.C.’s newest sweet shop, or rather, “scoop shop,” which will sell edible (aka: eggless) cookie dough in presentations generally reserved for ice cream — on cones, in cups and under sprinkles — when it opens in Georgetown on […]

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Sound baths wash away stress, swell in popularity

WASHINGTON — Soaking in a warm bath at the end of a long day is one way to unwind and de-stress. But a growing number of Zen-seeking locals are swapping bubbles for bowls to experience a different kind of bath — a sound bath. Despite its name, sound baths do not require one to disrobe […]

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Ticket-free access returns to popular Smithsonian museum

WASHINGTON — It’s one of the most coveted tickets in the nation’s capital, but you won’t need one to visit one of the most popular Smithsonian museums in September. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is bringing back walk-up weekdays for the month of September. Since opening in 2016, the museum has […]

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