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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
Spotlight on the Arts Returns to Fairfax...

Fairfax County's Spotlight on the Arts has returned this year after missing out last year due to COVID19. Spotlight on the Arts showcases many of Fairfax County's arts.

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
Virginia Dream Homes: A Stunning McLean Mansion for $11.49M

This modern manor house is perched on the banks of the Potomac for the pinnacle of waterfront living.

Real Estate
Go Hog Wild at the Annual Beer, Bourbon ...

Meat falling off the bone? Sign us up! After taking a year off, the festival is back and turning up the heat in 2021!

Events
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

With the weather warming up in the DMV, the region is taking note of springtime fun! We've compiled in-person and virtual events happening in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this weekend, April 23–25.

Events
Virginia Dream Homes: An 18th-Century Country Estate for $1.6M

Experience the charm of country living at 'Maple Lawn,' this week's featured listing.

Real Estate
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Catch drive-in movies, wine tastings, and so much more!

Things To Do
A Visitors Guide: Great Falls Park and T...

Enjoy the trails and views of the Great Falls via the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Park in Maryland.

Attractions
Windsor Police Officer Joe Gutierrez Fired After Forceful Traffic...

Windsor Police officer Joe Gutierrez is fired after he did not follow department policy at a forceful traffic stop of Black Army officer Caron Nazario in December.

Local News
Virginia Dream Homes: A Waterfront Getaw...

Anyone up for some "sitting on the dock, just wasting time"? As the song goes, there's nothing better than "watching the ships roll in." This week's featured listing is known as Riverview and it's aptly named for its spectacular location on the banks of North River.

Real Estate
Marijuana Will Be Legal in Virginia Earl...

Simple marijuana possession will now be legal beginning July 1.

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Wellness: How to Treat Sunburns at Home

Summer days spent outside often mean the occasional sunburn, no matter how careful you are. Here are some simple home remedies to make you feel better.

Wellness
Harbor Park Finally Open for Tides' First Home Game

The Norfolk Tides' first home game is Tuesday, May 18, at 6:35 p.m. against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. It's been almost 2 years since the stadium has hosted a game.

Sports
3 Places to Go Strawberry Picking in Nor...

Strawberry season is here! Check out three great places to pick your own in Northern Virginia.

Attractions
Citing Diminishing COVID-19 Cases, Virgi...

Stores will open their doors at 10 a.m. on May 14. As COVID-19 cases plummet and vaccinations rise across the Commonwealth, stores have announced a return to regular hours.

Local News
Hot Tree Summer: Arlington County Kicks Off Adopt-a-Tree to Help ...

Arlington County is asking for volunteers to "Adopt-a-Tree" to "help Arlington County’s public trees thrive through dry weather."

Home & Garden
Celebrate Summer at the Mount Vernon Cra...

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
Virginia Dream Homes: Charming 'Windy Hi...

This idyllic suburban farm will blow you away. Located in the green hills of Clifton, it has the best of both worlds. Anyone in the market for an epic party barn?

Real Estate
Panic at the Gas Station: Fuel Shortage Along the Southeast

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
Chef José Andrés Trading Vaccination C...

Starting on May 8, 2021, Chef José Andrés will give anyone who presents proof of full vaccination a $50 gift card, which will be good at any of his restaurants in the D.C. area.

Local News
Slang Terms From the 1920s That We Need ...

It's been nearly 100 years since the Roaring Twenties, an era where flappers, speakeasies, and mobsters reigned supreme. A time where there was a cultural shift away from tradition into a "modern" age of rebellion, which came in the forms of the cinema, radio, automobiles, jazz, and, most importantly, new slang terms.

Local Culture
Hiking With Llamas a New Trend in Virginia?

Want some four-legged company while you take in the beauty of our great state? Luckily for you, we've found a hiking adventure in Virginia that will let you go hiking with llamas. So saddle up, partner – it's llama time!

Attractions
Governor Northam Plans to Lift COVID-19 ...

Virginia will lift capacity and social distancing restrictions by June 15 if it continues to see a decline in COVID cases and a rise in vaccinations, said Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday morning.

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National Articles
41 Things You Only Miss About College On...

At some moment post-graduation, you'll finally get hit with the realization that it's over. You may be relishing the prospect of no schoolwork ever again, but there are some things you are definitely going to miss about college.

Local Culture
So, Cheez-It Crackers Is Selling a Cake ...

Celebrity Chef Stephanie Izard to create a special-edition birthday cake with Cheez-It Crackers. The cake will be available nationwide for purchase through Goldbelly for a limited time.

Products & Promotions
Top 5 Songs Released This Week, May 9–16

It's our weekly music review where we dissect five new songs released this past week. Let us know if your favorite artist is on this music list.

Music
8 Best Female Protagonists in Video Game...

A bounty hunter in space, apocalypse survivors, a Spartan mercenary—check out this list of the best female protagonists in games.

Gaming
VIDEO: What Happens When a Wolf Pack Sur...

This video, posted to YouTube by Tied to Nature on October 18, shows a Grizzly bear being surrounded by a pack of wolves in Yellowstone National Park.

National News
Man Wears 'Life-Like' Mask to Commit Burglaries Throughout Southe...

Rockim Prowell was taken into custody by Beverly Hills Police on May 2. He allegedly wore a realistic mask to conceal his identity.

National News
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
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando End Temperature Checks

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

Travel
Smithsonian Launches Educational Cruises...

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
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.

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