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Celebrate Summer at the Mount Vernon Craft Beer Festival

Who's up for some historic day drinking? Head to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate for some epic craft beer tastings and demonstrations.

Events
DC Hotel Offering Free Wedding to Frontl...

Are you a frontline worker who is planning a wedding? You have a chance to get one for free in Washington, D.C. Kimpton Hotel Monaco is showing its appreciation by giving away one free wedding to a deserving frontline worker.

Local News
Adventures in Maryland: Glen Echo Park

The grounds at Glen Echo Park near Bethesda, Maryland, have more than 14 buildings that host a variety of arts and crafts classes, dance lessons, and artists in residence.

Attractions
Smithsonian Adding 'Star Wars' X-Wing Fighter to Collection at Na...

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., has secured the ultimate piece of movie memorabilia, the X-Wing Fighter from the "Star Wars" saga. The fighter will be on a long-term loan from Lucasfilm and will be displayed at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in 2022.

Attractions
Cinco de Mayo Party-Goers Can Get a Free...

The promo code is good for one $15 Lyft ride. Before you order that extra margarita, make sure you have a plan for getting home.

Local News
Wolf Trap Announces Plans for 2021 Summe...

Wolf Trap Foundation has announced its first set of performances for the 2021 season. Sidelined by the pandemic in 2020, the country’s only national park for the performing arts will be welcoming fans back just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first concert at the Filene Center.

Events
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (April 30–May 2)

We've curated some fun events happening in the DMV, whether you're staying in or trekking out safely. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2.

Events
National Zoo, Select Smithsonian Museums...

The National Zoo, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, and six museums in D.C. are slated to reopen in May. Visitors will have to reserve timed-entry passes ahead of time online.

Attractions
Neighborhood Guide: Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle has got charm, style, and tons to do, which is why you should make it one of the top neighborhoods to visit or spend more time in.

Local Culture
Our Washingtonians Now: Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., and lived here until she was 11 years old. You may know Hannigan from her iconic roles as Willow Rosenberg in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (which may just be my favorite TV show of all time) and Lily Aldrin in "How I Met Your Mother" (another show I could watch over and over again). 

Local Culture
The Getaway House in DC: Is It the Right...

An overview of the Washington, D.C., Getaway House location in Stanardsville, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park.

Attractions
DC to Resume Parking Enforcement on June...

The city has initiated an amnesty program for people with outstanding tickets. The return of traffic enforcement marks a return to normalcy for the district and hopefully the opening of museums and attractions later this year.

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Panic at the Gas Station: Fuel Shortage ...

The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline is causing panic along the southeast and people are flocking to gas stations while several governors are declaring a state of emergency.

National News
13 Presidential Quotes About Moms (and Pictures of Them, Too!)

Yes, it's true: Even presidents love their mommies. From Washington to Biden, look at these mom pics and read these presidential quotes about moms.

Local Culture
Our Washingtonians Then: 'Prince of Moto...

This week’s famous historic Washingtonian is Marvin Gaye -- a singer, songwriter, and producer that revolutionized music in the mid-20th century.

Local Culture
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

We've got brunch specials, an outdoor plant sale, or even a live concert if that's her jam. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9.

Events
Surprise Lesser Kudu Calf Born Overnight at the National Zoo

The baby was born on March 28 to parents Rogue and Garrett. Right now, he's spending quality time with mom in a quiet enclosure away from the exhibit.

Local News
Second Seal Returned to Ocean After Reha...

The seal was found on the beach in Ocean City suffering from dehydration. Nicknamed "Stuart Little," the rehab team taught him how to forage for ice, essential to keep him hydrated.

Local News
5 Best Workouts to Help You Achieve Your...

The time to start pumping the iron was three weeks ago! Here are the five best workouts to help you get the body you want this summer.

Wellness
The Ultimate Summer Question: Ocean City or Virginia Beach?

Summer isn't that far off, and it's time to start planning your beach getaway. But to where? Ocean City or Virginia Beach?

Travel
Our Washingtonians Then: The 'Queen of S...

Though Aretha Franklin wasn’t born in Washington, D.C., she spent a significant amount of time here in her youth, playing piano and singing at the most popular clubs. Let's honor her and properly appreciate how much she meant to the city of D.C.

Local Culture
A Beginner's Guide to Catching Blue Crab...

One of summer's best foods is also free for the taking if you know how to to go crabbing! Here are some easy methods for a beginner that will have you out on the water in no time.

Local Culture
How to Attract Hummingbirds This Spring

Hummingbirds have been spotted in southern Virginia, and it's the perfect time to make them feel welcome. Here are some great plants and feeders that will attract these colorful little friends to your yard.

Home & Garden
7 of DC's Most Commonly Mispronounced Pl...

Have you ever wondered if it's "Dupont" or "DuPont" Circle? Wondered how to pronounce Gallaudet or Grosvenor? You're not alone! We're here to clear up the confusion with seven of D.C.'s commonly mispronounced places (and misspelled ones, too)!

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National Articles
Cracking the Code on Gen Z Slang: Slaps,...

Need to talk to your kids but can't understand what they're saying? Need a guide to Gen Z slang and lingo? We've got the definitions to "cap," "simp," "sus," and so many more!

Local Culture
Sinbad’s 'Shazaam': The Strange Case of ...

Many people remember a movie where Sinbad plays a genie and grants wishes to two children. However, there is no evidence that this movie ever existed.

Film
Smithsonian Launches Educational Cruises That Bring History to Li...

Smithsonian has partnered with Ponant Cruise Line to offer unforgettable cruise experiences.

Travel
Target to Stop Selling Trading Cards in ...

After a violent incident, Target will no longer sell Pokémon and select sports trading cards in stores.

Gaming
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando ...

There’s one less queue to go through at Florida theme parks.

Travel
WATCH: Raw Footage of Florida Fisherman Nearly Attacked By Alliga...

While tarpon fishing near the everglades, this Florida resident somehow kept his wits about him as he captured his own narrow escape from an alligator attack.

National News
How to Use Gas Buddy to Navigate the Tem...

Originally created to help people save money at the pump, the Gas Buddy app is the unsung hero of the recent fuel shortages.

Automotive
White Claw Will Be Available on United A...

Plus, a revamped snack menu to go with it! United Airlines recently unveiled a beefed-up food and drink menu.

Products & Promotions
Tiger Walking in Houston Neighborhood Rallies 'Tiger King's' Caro...

Just in case you didn't get enough of Carole Baskin from the "Tiger King" docuseries on Netflix, here's one more reality appearance.

National News
WATCH: Colorado Rockies Fan Gets Knocked...

In an incident recorded on video, a Padres fan can be seen walking up to another man, who seems to be a Rockies fan, and punches him right in the face. The knockout punch went down during the 6th inning at Coors Fields.

Sports
'The Voice': Biff Gore, 'Ambassador of S...

OCN Live chats with Biff Gore about season 6 of "The Voice" and gets an exclusive performance from his new album that's releasing soon!

Music
VIDEO: 5-Year-Old Has 'Staring Contest' With a Bobcat in Colorado...

On April 10, 2021, a 5-year-old girl named Rian Woodard was playing in her backyard at her family home in Castle Rock, Colorado, when a bobcat hopped the fence in its pursuit of a rabbit. The two had a staredown, and the entire encounter was captured on a Nest video camera.

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