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Alexandria's Birthday Celebration on July 7 concludes with fireworks set off from a barge in the Potomac River. (Photo: Victor Wolansky Photography)

Weekend Guide

Continue Your Holiday Celebration With Independence Day in the middle of the week, you get two weekends to celebrate the holiday. This is your last weekend to visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall until next summer, and both Laurel and Alexandria host their
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The BMW i8, combines a plug-in hybrid drive system with a passenger cell made from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and an aluminum frame The 2+2-seater is one of the cars on display at the Washington Auto Show. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Weekend Guide

Vroom. Vroom. It’s Time for the Auto Show With temperatures in the mid-50s this weekend, it is the perfect weather to get out and enjoy the DMV. Although Sunday has an 80 percent chance of rain, so maybe save the indoor activities for then. The Washington Auto Show returns
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There are many events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend including the Newseum's new exhibit, 1968: Civil Rights at 50. (Photo: Jack Thornell/The Associated Press)

Weekend Guide

Activities to Fill Your MLK Holiday Weekend It may feel like a rainy spring day on Friday, but the rest of the weekend will be wintery with temperatures back down into the mid- to low-30, although the rain will end. There are several activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on
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