Author: Brian Gray

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in DC: Transformed

In Washington, D.C., check out the stately fa├žade of Union Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece built in 1908, as it morphs into historic landscapes. The transformation will begin at dusk on April 19 and take place each evening through April 25 from 7:30pm -11pm ET

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Free Coffee & Sweet Treats on Apr. 15

In addition to the usual $10.40 offers that surface around 4/15 a.k.a. Tax Day, there are a few places in the DC area where you get free stuff tomorrow. Since it’s part of most people’s morning commute, this is an...

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video: ok, you Gleeks got me…

… for 3 minutes, anyway. It was near impossible for me not to know that Glee was returning, but when I heard that Jane Lynch–as her acerbic character Sue Sylvester–would be doing a near shot-for-shot remake of Madonna’s music video...

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The Sweet Clementini

Of course, anytime is cocktail time. One might argue that the classic cocktail party is more appreciated during the colder months when people gather together to keep warm. And like cookies, cocktails are a sometimes treat. I won’t deny that I enjoy a good drink, but I won’t condone them becoming a bad habit.

That said, I present the Sweet Clementini. An easy-to-sip martini, sweet and tart with a hint of citrus and the color of a lazy Southern sunset.

Knitting for Beginners class at The Textile Museum, April 16, 1-4pm 1

in DC: Learn to Knit

I am constantly tempted to hop on the knitting bandwagon, but I’ve managed to resist… so far. But if you’re still on the fence or if you’re a knitter trying to hook a friend onto it, perhaps this free event...

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RIP: Dixie Carter, 1939-2010

Very sad news to those of us that grew up on a steady diet of television in the mid-80s. Dixie Carter passed away last night at the treasured age of 70. Actress Dixie Carter, 70, who most memorably portrayed Southern...

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Lunch at Bourbon Steak DC

Ever since the amazing dinner at Bourbon Steak DC, there was no question that I’d be back, but it’s not the kind of place one can visit every day. Still, when a friend was celebrating a birthday with a Four...

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health: I paid for this!?

I’ve decided that one should not schedule medical appointments–among other things–on April Fools Day. This is not to say that your doctor is going to try to play a prank on you, it’s just that on a day when you’re...