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The Real DC takes viewers on an unexpected journey with local storytellers from all walks of life.

When you mention Washington, DC, the first thing people think is “politics.” But DC is more than the federal government – it’s cultural, creative, vibrant and fun. The Real DC takes you on a journey into the beauty of Rock Creek Park and the Anacostia River, the musical roots of U Street, a neighborhood full of spirited distillers and a thriving Ethiopian community. Watch the videos and discover The Real DC on your next visit. 

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Discover the Real DC - River City with Trey Sherard

River City with Trey Sherard

Anacostia Riverkeeper biologist Trey Sherard leads a boat tour as he...

Discover the Real DC - Musical Roots of DC with Christylez Bacon

Musical Roots with Christylez Bacon

Washington, DC’s musical roots inspire its present-day performers, a...

Discover the Real DC - City of Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley

City of Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Naturalist Melanie-Choukas Bradley shares the beauty of Rock Creek P...

Discover the Real DC - Craft Culture with One Eight Distilling

Craft Culture with One Eight Distilling

One Eight Distilling’s Alex Laufer and Sandy Wood take you through I...

International Community with Abai Schulze

International Community with Abai Schulze

Local storeowner Abai Schulze introduces you to DC’s thriving Ethiop...

Explore DC’s Arts & Culture Scene

Explore DC's Vibrant Arts & Culture Scene - Rhome Anderson on Music

Musical Haunts with Rhome Anderson

Browse the record aisle with Rhome Anderson (aka DJ Stylus) as he wa...

Explore DC's Vibrant Arts & Culture Scene - Nora Atkinson on Museums

Museums with Nora Atkinson

Curator Nora Atkinson finds inspiration in museums throughout DC. Sh...

Explore DC's Vibrant Arts & Culture Scene - Psalmayene 24 on Theater

Theater with Psalmayene 24

Go behind the scenes of DC’s performing arts world with director, ac...

Explore DC's Vibrant Arts & Culture Scene - Julie Kent on Dance

Dance with Julie Kent

The longest-serving dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, Julie Ken...

Explore DC's Vibrant Arts & Culture Scene - Aniekan Udofia on Mural Arts

Mural Arts with Aniekan Udofia

Tag along with mural artist Aniekan Udofia – famed for his alleyway ...

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