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  • DC at Night

    DC at Night

    Washington, DC gets even more beautiful after the sun sets. Join City Sights on this 3- hour, fully-narrated Illuminations Tour to view majestic monuments, magnificent memorials and superb sights, all dramatically-illuminated. Don’t forget your camera. We make plenty of photo stops along the way.

  • NOW PASS = DC's Must See Attractions

    NOW PASS = DC’s Must See Attractions

    The NOW PASS DC offers the best value in sightseeing tours in the Washington, DC area. The pass includes a Double decker bus tour , that takes you to all the top Washington DC tourist sites such as: Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, The White House, […]

[ 0 ] February 20, 2018

Arlington County wants to talk Transportation – Feb 26th

The event will feature a panel discussion, presentation, audience Q&A and time for networking. For decades Arlington’s investments in its transportation network have allowed the County to accommodate new homes, jobs and services while decreasing traffic on its main roads….

[ 0 ] February 20, 2018

9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 20-23

9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 20-23

Tuesday, Feb. 20 Sours Week at the Partisan: Sour beers continue to grow in popularity year-on-year, but you don’t have to tell that to the folks at the Partisan, who are hosting their sixth annual Sour Week at the Penn Quarter restaurant and bar. It’s an excuse for beer director Greg Engert to put some […]

[ 0 ] February 16, 2018

Friday Round Up

#NextWeek We’re celebrating the Best of FamousDC Digital Wednesday, February 21. The event is sold out, but you can get on the waitlist here. If you know someone who dominates the internet and deserves some recognition… Nominate them! #BestInPress Congratulations to the National Press Foundation last night on another successful dinner and award ceremony honoring the best …

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[ 0 ] February 16, 2018

8 places to see free movies around D.C. when you’re too broke to buy tickets

8 places to see free movies around D.C. when you're too broke to buy tickets

Cinephiles in Washington have no shortage of movie-viewing options, from Imax screens at the Smithsonian to film festivals at AFI Silver Theatre to the intimate screening rooms at Atlantic Plumbing. But shelling out $13 to $15 every time you want to see a flick can leave an Orson Welles-size dent in your wallet. Thankfully, there’s […]

[ 0 ] February 16, 2018

DDOT and DOES hosting Commuter Benefits Information Sessions

I’m a little late to this, and I didn’t go (this blog post is starting out swimmingly) but DDOT and DOES have hosted another Commuter Benefits Information Sessions to help employers understand the 2016 Commuter Benefits Law. That law requires…

[ 0 ] February 15, 2018

2018 Maryland Bike legislation

I’m tired, so here’s a big cut and paste Below is a list of our agenda items followed by one action that you can take to be involved in the process. Vulnerable Road User Law As stated by the League…

[ 0 ] February 15, 2018

16 things to do in the D.C. area over Presidents’ Day weekend

16 things to do in the D.C. area over Presidents' Day weekend

Friday, Feb. 16 Love Thy Beer: Winter Warmer Showcase at the Silver Spring Civic Center: This annual festival, run by the Brewers Association of Maryland, focuses on seasonal beers — it’s heavy on stouts, porters, barley wines and barrel-aged offerings — but features a wide selection of brewers from across the Old Line State, including […]

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

They don’t make bars like Hank Dietle’s Tavern anymore

Hank Dietle's

Hank Dietle’s Tavern, a rough-and-tumble Rockville dive bar that holds the oldest liquor license in Montgomery County, was severely damaged by fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, a blaze that Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer attributed to “discarded smoking materials” on the front porch. The photos of the blackened building […]

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

Emancipation Proclamation Family Activities

Sat, February 17 @ National Archives, presented by National Archives

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

Where to celebrate Frederick Douglass’s 200th birthday around D.C.

Where to celebrate Frederick Douglass's 200th birthday around D.C.

Frederick Douglass was born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Although the abolitionist and author lived in New York and Massachusetts after escaping slavery, he spent the last years of his life in Washington, serving as a U.S. Marshal and the city’s recorder of deeds, and living at a 15-acre estate in Anacostia named Cedar Hill. It […]

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

Bike commuting in DC, demographics

A recent people for bikes blog post (and the better bike share blog post it’s based on) try to tease out how bike share has increased bike commuting in the District. They make a noble effort, but there are just…

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

A ‘Black Panther’ pop-up bar is coming to D.C. this weekend

Demont Pinder

How much of a cultural phenomenon is “Black Panther”? It’s getting its own pop-up bar before the movie hits theaters. Enter Wakanda, a bar inspired by the highly anticipated film, is taking over the Red Lounge near 14th and U streets NW from Thursday through Sunday, with DJs, themed cocktails and “interactive experiences,” including displays […]

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

2018 Virginia Bike legislation

There are several bills working their way through the Virginia legislature right now that are of interest to cyclists, and if you really want to know more you should follow the Virginia Bicycling Federation. But I will try to give…

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

Frederick Douglass 200 Birthday – Oxon Run Trail ribbon cutting and bridge grounbreaking

Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday this year, and to make sure he remains an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and he continues to be recognized more and more the District is celebrating all week. Today, at noon, there…

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

Where to find free king cake for Mardi Gras, plus other ways to celebrate around D.C.

Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras, which, if you’re in New Orleans, means parades, beads, king cake and jubilant, brassy music. Looking for the Mardi Gras spirit in the D.C. area? Try one of these Tuesday parties. Free king cake at Franklin Square: If you work downtown, the state of Louisiana wants to get the party started before […]