<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:33:15 -0400 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:33:15 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Knitters "Yarn-Bomb" Smithsonian]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:56:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_0722.jpg
Knitters stayed up all night to cover the Smithsonian Castle gates and garden in knitted decorations, using more than six miles of red yarn. They're bringing attention to a new exhibit at the Sackler...]]>
<![CDATA['Dirty Dancing' Live at the National Theater]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:06:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007682380_1200x675_323224643831.jpg
A stage version of the classic flick 'Dirty Dancing' is at the National Theater now through October. The stars of the show appeared on News4 to talk about capturing the heart of the story while still making...]]>
<![CDATA[15 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:22:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_40714882.jpg
Consider this your end-of-summer checkpoint. Have you done all those sunshine-related things you were dreaming about back during the polar vortex?

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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Castle "Yarnbombed" to Launch New Exhibit]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007682604_1200x675_323236931946.jpg
Volunteers dressed the grounds of the Smithsonian castle in red yarn to usher in a new exhibit by an artist who works in yarn. News4's Molette Green reports.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C.’s First Liquor Distillery in 100 Years]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mayor+Vincent+Gray+With+Green+Hat+Gin.jpg
The beer business is booming in the district, with several breweries opening in the past few years, and now the city also has its first liquor distillery in more than 100 years.

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<![CDATA[Your Outdoor Movie Rundown]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:34:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DSC_08671.jpg
In a city filled with plenty of non-cheap attractions, it's not easy to find a cheap a.k.a completely free activity to satisfy your wallet -- and your calendar.

Photo Credit: Jesse Rauch]]>
<![CDATA[Your 2014 County Fair Rundown ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:59:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_107289284.jpg
County fair season is here -- and we've rounded up the top fairs in Maryland and Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Tico Chef Demos Dish Before It Arrives on the Menu]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_1256.jpg
James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schlow has restaurants across the country, and he recently opened Tico here in D.C. on 14th Street. He said none of the food is authentic -- but instead, it's inventive and...]]>
<![CDATA[Top Picks for Your Labor Day Weekend]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:52:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007668617_1200x675_322873923892.jpg
A weekend getaway isn't in the cards for you? Don't worry -- there's plenty going on right here. Lavanya Ramanathan from the Washington Post offers a few ideas.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Rod Stewart and Santana at Verizon Center]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:02:30 -0400 AlfredoFloresPhotography.com.]]> AlfredoFloresPhotography.com.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AY9Q2651.jpg
Two of classic rock's biggest names took over the Verizon Center Aug. 19. Photos by AlfredoFloresPhotography.com.

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<![CDATA[Comedy Play "The Shoplifters" Opens Next Week at Arena Stage]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:40:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007641020_1200x675_322156099791.jpg
The stars of forthcoming comedy "The Shoplifters," Jayne Houdyshell and Jenna Sokolowski, talk about the play, which opens at Arena Stage Sept. 5.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Dog Day at a Dog-Friendly Hotel]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:22:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_127417847.jpg
National Dog Day is Tuesday, so why not pamper your pooch with a stay at a local pet-friendly hotel?

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<![CDATA[Fans Celebrate Opening of Chuck Brown Memorial Park]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:33:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/chuck+brown+memorial+park+day.jpg
Go-go music filled a Northeast Washington park Friday, as fans of Chuck Brown gathered for the dedication of a permanent tribute honoring the late go-go legend.]]>
<![CDATA[Traditional Chinese Ceremony for Bao Bao's Birthday]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:49:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BaoBao3+Thumbnail.jpg
Everyone's favorite panda cub, Bao Bao, turns one year-old this Saturday, and the Smithsonian National Zoo has a big day planned for her.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution]]>
<![CDATA[Pan-Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:25:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-08-22_1208.png
Chef Daniel Thomas, the regional executive chef for the American Diabetes Association, stopped by News4 Midday to share one of his recipes.]]>
<![CDATA[Taste Prince George's Food & Wine Festival]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:03:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ragin+Cajun+Family+2.jpg
The Taste Prince Georges Food & Wine Festival is Saturday at Six Flags America, with entry to the theme park significantly discounted.

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<![CDATA[Bao Bao Strikes a Pose Before 1st Birthday]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:57:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BaoBao3+Thumbnail.jpg
Our favorite Giant Panda cub is as cute as ever on the cusp of her birthday

Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution]]>
<![CDATA[Trillectro and Md. Renaissance Fest Come to Town]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:01:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007590600_1200x675_320508995932.jpg
Lavanya Ramanathan of The Washington Post reveals some of the best things to do around town this weekend, including the Trillectro music festival and Maryland Renaissance Festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Festival Celebrates Bicentennial of Battle of Bladensburg]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:40:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140819+Bladensburg.jpg
Venues around Prince George's County will be celebrating the area's history with live actors, historical recreations and educational discussions.]]>
<![CDATA[Angie Goff, Melissa Mollet Take Ice Bucket Challenge]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-20_1250.jpg
Two of News4's own have taken the Ice Bucket Challange to benefit ALS -- and now they're calling out Aaron Gilchrist, Pat Collins, Chuck Bell, Tom Sherwood, and one of Melissa's fellow graduates...]]>
<![CDATA[Art Everywhere: Great Works of Art on Display Around the CIty]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-20_1333.jpg
Barbara Harrison discusses great works of American art that are on display around the city, with Charles Brock from the National Gallery of Art and Ken Klein from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.]]>
<![CDATA[After 4 Decades, M Street Mainstay Set to Move]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:38:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mr-Smiths-Georgetown.jpg
Mr. Smith's has been an M Street mainstay in Georgetown for decades -- but that might be about to change. The piano bar is set to vacate its current location due to a steep rent increase.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mr. Smith's]]>
<![CDATA[Bao Bao Wins Smithsonian Showdown]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:35:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-19_1131.jpg
Giant panda cub Bao Bao was the ultimate winner of the "Smithsonian Showdown" social media campaign, the Smithsonian Institution tweeted Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Montgomery County Fair]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:53:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/2014fair_56a1.jpg
The Montgomery County Fair returned to Gaithersburg for nine days of rides, food, demolition derby and farm animal exhibitions.]]>
<![CDATA[Shama, Mate of Rusty the Red Panda, Has Been Euthanized]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:33:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/195*120/2014-08-18_14151.jpg
Shama, a red panda who had given birth to three cubs just seven weeks ago, was euthanized over the weekend due to severe swelling of the brain, zookeepers announced Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[City Tap House Celebrates D.C. Beer Week]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:26:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/IMG_00912.JPG
City Tap House offers a craft beer-focused menu and special events with the return of D.C. Beer Week (now through Aug. 24).]]>
<![CDATA[Smithsonian #SIshowdown Twitter War Gets Heated]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:27:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/460949385.jpg
There's a fierce battle raging on social media, and it's pandas versus flags.

Photo Credit: American History Museum / Twitter @amhistorymuseum]]>
<![CDATA[Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:32:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_113264989.jpg
Alexandria Restaurant week's summer edition kicks off Aug. 15, with more than 60 restaurants offering deals on dinner specials.

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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Asks Public for Help With Transcription]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:44:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bee-tray-digitize.JPG
The Smithsonian Institution launched its online Transcription Center Tuesday. The site allows members of the public to help transcribe text from digitized images of historic documents.

Photo Credit: John Gibbons, Smithsonian]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Talk: Top Stressers for Women]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:21:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007520874_1200x675_318242883687.jpg
Hot 99.5's Kane on the top 10 stressers for women and a new internet craze in the wake of Robin Williams' death.]]>
<![CDATA[Exploring Virginia Via the Silver Line]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-14_1353.jpg
Lavanya Ramanathan from the Washington Post tells Barbara Harrison some of the best things to see when you use the Silver Line to explore Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[Video Gamers Unite in D.C. This Weekend]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:56:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_20140814_130416.jpg
The Video Gamers United convention brings the world of gaming to the heart of D.C. this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:27:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
From tablet convertibles to smart watches and battery charging phone cases, here's a list of top back to school electronics for the season.]]>
<![CDATA[A Fun Cultural Collision at Masa 14]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:37:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms615.jpg
Recently appointed Executive Chef Felipe Milanes has added some consistency to the kitchen's performance, and his summer menu is a lovely marriage of Latin- and Japanese-infused elements to the...]]>
<![CDATA[Best Back-to-School Gadgets]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:43:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007489182_1200x675_317484099897.jpg
Steve Greenburg dishes on the devices and other items to make life a little more convenient for college students.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Restaurant Week Kicks Off]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:56:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/alex_shutterstock_22818964.jpg
More than 200 restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunches and dinners between Aug. 11 and Aug. 17.

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<![CDATA[Back to School Tech: Hot Electronic Gear for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:27:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
Students and their families say registering for graduation gifts they need for dorm and school life helps them manage the growing costs associated with leaving home; average spending on furniture, supplies...]]>
<![CDATA[Donny and Marie: New Show at National Theater]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:33:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-11_1231.jpg
Marie Osmond previewed her upcoming show with her brother, Donny Osmond, at the National Theater: "Donny & Marie: Christmas at the National."]]>