<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usThu, 17 Aug 2017 15:30:28 -0400Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:30:28 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Where to Find Solar Eclipse Glasses by Monday]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:38:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-830380350.jpg
You have just DAYS to score a pair of eclipse glasses if you haven't yet.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Here Are Local, Adoptable Pets!]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:20:58 -0400 Learn more about Nyjah here.]]> Learn more about Nyjah here.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*127/Nyjah+with+logo.jpg
Shelters in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. will waive adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 19 for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive that helps find loving homes for animals in need.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters! Adoption Fees Waived Aug. 19]]> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:00:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_3237535461.jpg
Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug.

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<![CDATA[How to Make Apartment Living Work for You and Your Pup]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:39:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bergs-dog.jpg
Living in an apartment with your canine companion isn’t much different from living with a human roommate: They don't clean, they don’t pay for groceries and you're starting to suspect they don't even have...

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<![CDATA[Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:43:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fairgrounds071017.jpg
County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unique contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long.

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<![CDATA[The Luxurious Lifestyle of New York's Poshest Pooches]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:57:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1LK_3334_NYCDogs_WEB.jpg
Ashley and Cooper get a taste of the high life, New York style. From a five-star hotel exclusively for dogs to a puppy pool party in the Hamptons, it's clear that NYC really has gone to the dogs!]]>
<![CDATA[Get Outta Town: Top 10 Nearby Beaches]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 18:04:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Assateague-shutterstock_117408220.jpg
No, Waikiki isn't on the list -- we're looking at the best beaches within an easy drive of the DMV. Get ready to vacuum the sand out of your car.

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<![CDATA[Marlon Wayans Drops By to Talk New Show]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:04:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Marlon_Wayans_Drops_By_to_Talk_New_Show.jpg
Marlon Wayans dishes on his new show, "Marlon," which premieres on NBC4 Thursday. And he talks with News4's Chris Lawrence about the relationship with his ex and his kids that powers his show.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:37:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NoMa-125edited.jpg
Have you ever wanted to take in a movie while lying underneath the stars? Well, here's your chance.

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<![CDATA[It's Kevin Durant Day! NBA Hero in Prince George's County]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:49:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kd-mvp-us.jpg
One of the most famous people to come out of Prince George's County is back home Thursday and being celebrated with a parade.

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<![CDATA[10 Places to Swim If You Want to Avoid Bay Bridge Traffic]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 11:15:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_170514887.jpg
Rivers, lakes and bays: Here's where to go when you want to swim in a natural body of water... but you can't bear to brave the Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic.

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<![CDATA[Plug Your Nose: 3 Stinky Corpse Flowers Set to Bloom]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:33:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RBotanicalGarden.jpg
Three corpse flowers, also known as "the stinky plant," are predicted to reach peak bloom between Aug. 17 and 22. The plant's signature stench is so bad, it attracts carrion beetles and flies.

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<![CDATA[Oprah Speaks About Romance, Disappointment in Vogue Interview]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:49:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Oprah_Vogue_Interview.jpg
News4's Barbara Harrison talks about Vogue's revealing, new interview with Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey said she was disappointed with how "Beloved" was received, and spoke about her relationship with...]]>
<![CDATA[10 Things to Do If You're Adopting on Clear the Shelters Day]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:05:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CleartheShelterCrop.jpg
Follow these tips to make sure your Clear the Shelters Day adoption goes smoothly.

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<![CDATA[10 Places to Cool Off Within 100 Miles of DC]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:56:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/183*120/water-shutterstock_84923053.jpg
Summer's swelter has arrived! Whether you're looking for the best local water parks or want to get out in nature, read on for our picks on the top 10 places to cool off within 100 miles of D.C.

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<![CDATA[Beth Stern, Katie Lee Talk Clear the Shelters and 'Pethood']]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:53:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/Katie+Lee+Beth+Stern.jpg
Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive to help animals in need finding loving homes, will take place on Saturday, August 19. This year's event hosts, celebrity chef Katie Lee and Beth Stern...

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<![CDATA[6 Free Apps for Pet Owners]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:47:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-77541854.jpg
Nowadays, caring for your pet has never been easier and more enjoyable. From finding a pet sitter and setting up play dates to handling medical emergencies and training your pet, there’s an app for...

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<![CDATA[Hunting for Eclipse Glasses on a Time Crunch]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:54:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Solarglassescrop.jpg
I wasn't going to leave D.C. without a pair of solar eclipse glasses in hand, so I went hunting.

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<![CDATA[Let's 'Clear the Shelters' on Saturday, August 19!]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:46:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017+CTS+Collage+TopLine+2083x854%5B1%5D.jpg
Every summer, animal shelters and rescues are filled to the brim with new spring litters and homeless pets. Shelters run on all cylinders to match pets with new forever families.

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<![CDATA[Tiny Shelter Puppies Get Newborn Photoshoot]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:10:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Sixteen+Photography.jpg
Kelly Frankenburg is a newborn and baby photographer who works out of her home studio 11 Sixteen Photography in Richmond, Virginia. She is also an animal lover. She, her husband Mark and their two children...

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<![CDATA[Help the Hungry During Summer Restaurant Week]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:42:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170811+Dinner.jpg
During Summer Restaurant Week, many local restaurants are helping to raise money for the Capital Area Food Bank.]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Featuring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Filming in DC]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:37:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tomhanksrap.jpg
Parking is blocked off on several streets in Capitol Hill on Saturday afternoon and evening.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Pikachus Parade Through Yokohama, Japan]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:58:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pikachuparade.jpg
More than 100 Pikachus, a character from the game Pokemon, paraded through the streets of Yokohama, Japan, on Aug. 14.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Your Weekend: Movies, Concerts Hit DC-Area This Weekend]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:43:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4_Your_Weekend__Movies_Concerts_Hit_DC-Area_This_Weekend.jpg
It's going to be an action-packed weekend in entertainment. "The Glass Castle" and "Wind River" are in movie theaters, while Lady Antebellum performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion.]]>
<![CDATA[Espita Mezcaleria Chef Makes a Chocolate Tostada]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:11:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Espita_Mezcaleria_Chef_Makes_a_Chocolate_Tostada.jpg
The executive chef of Espita Mezcaleria on 9th Street NW makes a chocolate tostada with News4's Erika Gonzalez.]]>
<![CDATA['SNL' Alum Rachel Dratch Gets 20-Year-Old Parking Ticket From Chicago]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:50:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/Rachel+Dratch+2007+Tribeca+Film+Festival+Bryan+Bedder.JPG
"Chicago does not f around," the New York City-based comedian wrote on Twitter. "I received this parking ticket in the mail today. Look at date. It's from TWENTY years ago"
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<![CDATA[What Kind of Dog Best Fits Your Lifestyle?]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:03:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dogs-GettyImages-180680638.jpg
There are a million reasons why people love dogs. They make great companions, provide a slew of the health benefits and love unconditionally. Yet, there are lots of valid reasons why some people opt out...

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<![CDATA[A Look Inside a Treehouse Airbnb in Virginia]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:59:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RTreehouse_photo.jpg
At first glance, the White Lotus retreat looks a lot like your average hotel room. But if you step outside, you’ll find it’s anything but typical.

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<![CDATA[Verizon Center Changes Name to Capital One Arena]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:49:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_627858359-%281%292.jpg
The Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., has a new name. Starting Wednesday, the venue will be known as the Capital One Arena.

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<![CDATA[Thursday is National S'mores Day]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:19:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Thursday_is_National_Smores_Day.jpg
Thursday is National S'mores Day. Christophe Holmes, the executive chef at Seasons 52, shows us how to make the campfire classic -- with a twist. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Traveling Safe With Your Pet]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:28:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-454008386.jpg
One of the most stressful parts of pet ownership is what to do with your four-legged companion when you travel. While some pet owners opt for boarding, others choose to bring their furry family members...

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<![CDATA[Goodies for National S'mores Day]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:34:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/National_Smores_Day.jpg
Pretty much everything has its own special holiday these days. Case in point: National S'mores Day is Thursday. Naomi Gallego of Buzz Bakeshop in Alexandria and Arlington offers a twist on the classic treat.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks' Latest Frappuccino 'Inspired' by Horchata Drinks]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:24:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*128/starbucksfrap0809.JPG
From unicorns to horchata. Starbucks announced Tuesday its new Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino is now available in participating U.S. and Canada stores, in a move that is getting a mixed reception from...

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<![CDATA[5 National Fast-Casual Restaurants With DC Roots]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RCava.jpg
If you’re a D.C. resident visiting another state, you may recognize some of these spots.

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<![CDATA[For Sale: House That Inspired Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary']]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:35:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/stephen-king.jpg
In the market for a haunted house? The Orrington, Maine, home that inspired Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" is currently on sale for $255,000, 'Today' reported. King came up with the idea for the novel in...

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<![CDATA[Moscow Mules in Copper Mugs Won't Kill You: Officials]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:31:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/moscow-mule-copper-mug.jpg
Don't worry, Moscow Mule fans: Those solid cupper mugs often used to serve the popular alcoholic drink probably aren't going to kill you. Contrary to reports last week that Iowa was banning copper mugs...

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<![CDATA[Sold: Someone Bought Obama's One-Time Brooklyn Brownstone]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:03:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama+house+bhs.jpg
It looks like former President Barack Obama's one-time Park Slope brownstone has a buyer. The Brooklyn home on Second Street hit the market in late April for $4.295 million. It was listed by Brown Harris...

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<![CDATA[An OJ Simpson Pop-Up Museum Is Coming to Los Angeles]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:23:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/oj-simpson-museum-tn.jpg
A pop-up museum "dedicated to examining the legacy of disgraced sports superstar" O.J. Simpson is coming to Los Angeles Aug. 18-22. The five-day exhibit will be housed at the Coagula Curatorial Gallery and will...

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<![CDATA[Back-to-School Shopping: Tax-Free Holiday in Va. Starts Fri.]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 05:24:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_496109503.jpg
Get a head start on your back-to-school shopping: Tax-free shopping opportunities are coming up in both Maryland and Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Eclipse Chasers: US in for 'Otherworldly' Experience]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:05:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Solar+Eclipse+Asia.jpg
Millions of Americans from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will be able to see the total eclipse on Aug. 21, according to NASA. Eclipse chasers say they've been preparing for the moment for years.

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<![CDATA[Get Your Game On at SAAM Arcade]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:58:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RSAAMArcade.jpg
SAAM Arcade, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's third annual gaming showcase, begins Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Opens Exhibit About 'Unicorn of the Sea']]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:19:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Smithsonian_Opens_Exhibit_About_Unicorn_of_the_Sea.jpg
An unusual whale with a special feature is the subject of a new Smithsonian exhibit. Wendy Rieger introduces the narwahl.]]>