Thursday, August 10, 2017 / by Brittini Martinez
Keep reading for concerts, classes, exhibits, movies and more fun stuff that won’t cost you a cent!
Aug. 1: David Hildebrand, Ginger Hildebrand and Carolyn SurrickNational Gallery of Art, West Garden Court, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW; Sat., 2 p.m., free.The development of printing techniques sparked a creative explosion in 16th-century Italy. Printmaking allowed artists to disseminate ideas widely, and their mastery of perspective, composition and lighting improved. Printed music helped composers write increasingly complex music. Witness this 500-year-old revolution at the National Gallery of Art’s ongoing exhibit, “Recent Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh,” then listen to period music performed on viola da gamba, lute, recorder, hammered dulcimer, harpsichord and violin.
Aug. 2: Signature Theatre Open HouseSignature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; Sun., noon-8:30 p.m., free.The jazz hands will rea ...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / by Brittany Salem -- CityScape Metro Group
Can you believe it has been 10 years since these design trends took the housing market by storm? It seems like everyone wanted at least one of these features in their home during that time! Do any of these grace your home? Or did you switch these out for something more fitting with today's trends?
Enjoy this blast from the past!
1- Use bolder, deeper colors for trim
Realtor Mark Nash, who follows home design trends through by surveying more than 900 real estate agents and brokers, says that professional color forecasters predict the use of bolder colors for shutters, doors, window frames and other trim will be big in 2007.
According to Doty Horn, director of color and design for Benjamin Moore, Americans have gotten progressively comfortable with the bold look.
"Before we would use more neutral colors," she says. "We didn't want to offend anyone."
Now, a more self-assured public is asserting itself by using color to make dramatic sta ...
Monday, July 24, 2017 / by Brittany Salem -- CityScape Metro Group
It's that time again! Time for another exciting year of learning and growing! Whether you are starting your first year in school, or your last, one thing remains the same...
Back to school shopping!
We here at CityScape love helping our fans any way we can, below are some links to ongoing sales around you, as well as some information on the upcoming Tax-Free weekend and what is included/not included!
The state of Virginia is offering a single tax-free shopping event during 2017. Get the dates, find out what items qualify, and more:
Changes to Virginia's Tax-Free Weekend for 2017
In the past, the Virginia offered separate sales tax holidays for back-to-school shopping, hurricane-preparedness, and Energy Star products. For the first time, the events will be combined into one tax-free weekend, scheduled for August 4-6, 20 ...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / by Brittini Martinez
HVAC... those four little words that control the status of comfort in our homes!
What do they mean? HVAC is a shortened word for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. As you know, heating and cooling are HUGE when the weather turns hot and frigid during the summer and winter months. Being up to date on how to keep your unit running efficiently and in good working order is key to avoiding a huge bill/repair cost during those busy seasons when systems tend to fail, and repairs are common! Read on, and you will probably find something out you didn’t know before!
1. Factors such as rightsizing, system updating, and types of refrigerant used can significantly affect HVAC efficiency.
2. An electronic air cleaner is 40x more efficient than a standard throwaway filter in removing unwanted particles from your home.
3. A variable speed heat pump can trim energy costs by as much as 40%.
4. Y ...