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Local venues plan free Fourth of July parties

In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT

Tags: A Capitol Fourth, National Symphony Orchestra, iota, Rock & Roll Hotel, 9:30 Club, tim bracken, Fourth of July

Correction: Screen On The Green story

Saturday - 06/29/2013, 01:10pm EDT

Tags: Screen on the Green,

Metro to boost service to handle July 4 revelers

Metro will halt track work and add extra trains to handle the estimated 500,000 riders this July Fourth.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 04:51pm EDT

Tags: July 4th holiday, Metro, Metrorail, Washington Nationals, fireworks

Smithsonian Folklife Festival highlights Hungarian heritage

It's been a summer tradition on the National Mall for 47 years now. The Smithsonian Folklife festival, which began Wednesday, has a Hungarian theme.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 03:52am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, D.C., Hank Silverberg, Hungarian heritage

Group donates propane mowers for National Mall

A propane energy group is donating new alternative-fuel lawn mowers to the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: lawn mowers

National Mall gets new propane mowers

The new buzz around the National Mall is cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 06:23am EDT

Tags: roy willis, propane mowers, andrew mollenbeck, greenhouse gas, emissions

A stark reminder of genocide on the Mall

They may only be made of clay, plaster and paper, but the scene of a million "human" bones laid on the grounds of the National Mall this weekend is causing quite a stir.

Saturday - 06/08/2013, 04:04pm EDT

Tags: bones, genocide,

Artist creates 'mass grave' in D.C. with 1M bones

Thousands of volunteers are laying out 1 million handmade replicas of human bones on the National Mall as a symbolic mass grave and a call to action to end genocide.

Saturday - 06/08/2013, 06:49am EDT


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