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Start the Fourth of July festivities a little early with pool parties, a waterfront beer festival and a JFK centennial celebration at the National Museum of American History.

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Highlights

The month of May in restaurant openings and closings

On weekends, find great dim sum at newcomer Q by Peter Chang in Bethesda.

7 vegan restaurants where you can eat so much more than salad

It's getting much easier to find good and filling plant-based meals in Washington.

These barbecue destinations are a great excuse for a road trip

Head out of the city to find some tasty smoked meats.

An all-American Folklife Festival lineup focuses on circus culture and immigrants.

Continental Beer Garden, at the corner of 19th and North Moore streets, features picnic tables, bocce courts and happy hour discounts on draft beer and wine.

Hirshhorn director Melissa Chiu explains why Ai Weiwei used Legos for his portraits of political activists, and the secret meaning of his alpaca wallpaper.

Whether you're looking for a free gathering or an exclusive soiree, you'll find plenty of options this year.

"Trace,” an installation by Ai Weiwei opening this week at the Hirshhorn Museum, features floor portraits of 176 people or entities he considers champions of free speech.

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Watch Shakespeare under the stars when the Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade troupe performs on the lawn of Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

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Sip it in slushie form; as an ice cream float; or in a bottle as pricey as an international flight.

Industry experts say that not asking the right, or any, questions is often the biggest mistake people make.

A new documentary helps explain the Washington blues-rock troupe’s longevity.

A new space hopes to get visitors thinking about the meaning of democracy and talking to one another — about politics of all things.

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Fair Trade Winds is built on the idea of intentional spending.

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It seems like every cool, new spot is charging upward of $20 for an entree, especially in hot dining hubs like Petworth and Shaw.

Indulge your sweet tooth at four Washington spots that serve the over-the-top drinks.

Dress up like your favorite Westerosi — and sit on a full-size Iron Throne — when the 'Game of Thrones' pop-up bar opens Wednesday.

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