Don’t Miss: Aurelio Voltaire @ Union Stage, 8/19

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Aurelio Voltaire (Graphic courtesy Ticketweb)

Dark cabaret artist Aurelio Voltaire released Heart-Shaped World, his 11th studio album, in 2017 via Projekt Records. Now, he’s got some upcoming shows, including a date at Union Stage on Sunday, Aug. 19.

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Snapshots: The Social Animals @ DC9 — 7/17/18

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The Social Animals perform at DC9 on July 17, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

The Social Animals, a rock quartet hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, played at DC9 on July 17, and our friend Ben Eisendrath got some cool shots of the band in action.

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Don’t Miss: Diner En Blanc @ Secret Location, Washington, DC, 8/25/18

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Diners gather on Pennsylvania Ave. NW for Diner En Blanc DC in 2017. (Photo by S Pakhrin)

Every year, thousands of diners gather for the world-famous Diner En Blanc, where they wear all white and picnic in a secret location in a major city. This year, in Washington, DC, Diner En Blanc takes place on Aug. 25, and you can sign up for the waiting list to receive an invitation!

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Don’t Miss: Moonrise Festival @ Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, MD), 8/11-8/12/18

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Moonrise Festival is the region’s biggest electronic music festival, and this year it’s bringing along artists like Diplo, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Vince Staples, and more! Make plans to go to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on Aug. 11-12!

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Excursion: History Hike @ Washington DC Monuments

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Washington monuments along the National Mall in DC (Photo by Coast Guard News)

People go hiking for different reasons. It can be to explore a new location, exercise, spend some quality time outside, or even as part of a gastronomic day out as in the case of our Excursion: Happy Hour Brewery Hike. That 4.1-mile hike featured stops at 3 different brewing companies in Washington: Hellbender, 3 Stars, and Denizens, and was the perfect combination of exercise and relaxation.

Now, we present to you another hiking suggestion, and it does not involve booze this time (feel free to stop at any establishment though). There will, however, be plenty of history along the way. And what better time to hike DC than the Independence Day holiday?

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Snapshots: Anthrax, Behemoth, Lamb of God @ Jiffy Lube Live — 6/10/18

anthrax-2 Anthrax performs at Jiffy Lube Live on June 10, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Slayer recently said goodbye in a farewell tour at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and the thrash metal legends brought along friends — including Anthrax, Behemoth, and Lamb of God — to rock the night away with them. Ben Eisendrath was there to photograph hair and fingers flying as the four bands kicked ass on their guitars.

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Snapshots: Slayer @ Jiffy Lube Live — 6/10/18

slayer-19 Slayer performs at Jiffy Lube Live on June 10, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Iconic California trash metalheads Slayer visited Jiffy Lube Live recently for their *last* live performance locally on The End of Days Tour. Ben Eisendrath captured the show.

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