<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Sun, 24 May 2015 17:48:30 -0400 Sun, 24 May 2015 17:48:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Memorial Day Parades: D.C., Maryland & Virginia]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 17:18:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_151059206.jpg
Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to open up a lawn chair, grab a hot dog... and enjoy patriotic tunes and performances, of course.

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<![CDATA[Staycation! Top 14 Memorial Day Weekend Ideas]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:25:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_153984395.jpg
Not heading out of town for Memorial Day? Make the most of your three-day weekend with these activities and events that'll keep you away from Netflix for a few days.

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<![CDATA[Your Summer 2015 Outdoor Movie Rundown]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 14:16:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DSC_08941.jpg
It's about that time again! Pack up your blankets and coolers for a D.C. summer tradition. All over the area, free outdoor film series are gearing up to provide entertainment when the sun goes down.

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<![CDATA[Rolling Thunder Honors Veterans]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 13:48:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/71071941.jpg
As hundreds of thousands of motorcycles race into the District for the Rolling Thunder Ride to Freedom, so will some road closures.

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<![CDATA[MAP: D.C. Swimming Pools to Open for Summer]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 06:41:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_235768540.jpg
Cannonball! Pools in the District will welcome swimmers for the season this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Over 2,000 Museums Offer Military Families Free Access]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:00:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_220506763.jpg
More than 2,000 museums in all 50 states are again offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer, beginning on Memorial Day.

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<![CDATA[GI Film Fest Explores Military Experience on Screen]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 09:00:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_3550110.jpg
Just in time for Memorial Day, the GI Film Festival is set to share films about the military experience from American and international filmmakers.

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<![CDATA[Law Expands Food Truck Operation in Va.]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 21:53:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tysons+Corner+food+trucks.jpg
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe went to Tysons Corner Monday to sign a new law allowing food trucks to expand where they operate.

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<![CDATA[Washington, D.C. Named America's Fittest City]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 11:19:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_263031518.jpg
Congratulations, D.C.! The District has been named America's fittest city.

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<![CDATA[13 Essential B.B. King Songs to Download Now]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 17:44:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/176*120/obit_bb_king-jpeg-0341f_0.jpg
We asked two News4 reporters who love the blues for their picks for essential B.B. King songs that you should add to your playlist now.

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<![CDATA[Derrick Ward Jams on One of B.B. King's Guitars]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 17:42:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010506230_1200x675_446325827581.jpg
Watch as News4's Derrick Ward takes advantage of a chance to play one of the legendary B.B. King's guitars, Lucille.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Expand All-Day Breakfast Test]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 19:54:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MCDonalds-Breakfast-SanDiego.jpg
McDonald’s will reportedly expand its test of an all-day breakfast menu.]]>
<![CDATA[New Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Burger Includes Hot Dog, Chips]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 10:25:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Carl%27s-Jr.jpg
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are cramming a summer cookout into one burger. The upcoming menu item is made with a beef patty that is topped with a split hot dog. The meaty duo sits on a layer of Lay’s potato...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Bao Bao Tumbles Around New Yard]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 10:10:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/14985684756_77a908ab02_k.jpg
Like most young adults, Bao Bao is enjoying living on her own.

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<![CDATA[Star Brings His Own Style to "Cabaret"]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 00:45:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010462042_1200x675_444420163997.jpg
"Cabaret" opens Tuesday night at the Signature Theater in Arlington. News4's Wendy Rieger sat down with the young actor who is bringing his own brand to a popular story.]]>
<![CDATA[Bike to Work Day Is Back! Hit the Road May 15]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 12:04:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_187175114.jpg
The D.C. area's annual Bike to Work Day returns Friday, May 15. As in past years, pit stops around the area will give out water and snacks to bike commuters.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: WWII Planes Soar Above National Mall]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 18:57:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/wwii85.jpg
The planes flew at a low 1,000-foot altitude over the National Mall to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Hundreds of veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial to watch the historic event.]]>
<![CDATA["Endangered Buildings" Exhibit at Carnegie Library]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 20:00:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010426614_1200x675_442336323884.jpg
The Historical Society of Washington hopes to remind everyone in our region of the glory days of some buildings that are struggling and in decay, through a new exhibit that uses art and photography to preserve...]]>
<![CDATA[Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 11:07:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_117202792.jpg
Satisfy your sweet tooth for free on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at participating Haagen-Dazs Shops.

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<![CDATA[A Toast to D.C. Takes Over Carnegie Library]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 16:36:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_200472260-%281%29.jpg
Friday night's A Toast to D.C. will take place in a suitably historic locale -- the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square -- but the sips are decidedly modern.

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<![CDATA[African-American Museum Preview Exhibit Opens Friday]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 16:01:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010411558_1200x675_441732675798.jpg
News 4's Tom Sherwood reports on a new exhibit opening Friday featuring some of the 40,000 artifacts that will be on display at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture, which opens...]]>
<![CDATA[Arr, Virginians: Pirate Fest Is Coming Up]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 16:16:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Blackbeard+Festival.jpg
The 16th annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival will take over Hampton, Virginia from May 29 to 31.

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<![CDATA[Prince to Play "Rally 4 Peace" Concert in Baltimore]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 10:56:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/169206619.jpg
Music legend Prince announced Tuesday that he will be headlining a special "Rally 4 Peace" concert on Mother’s Day in Baltimore, Maryland.

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<![CDATA[Road Trip! Your Guide to Philly's Spring Fests]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 16:02:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/StreetFestival.jpg
Embrace the soulful vibe of Philly at some of their most popular street food festivals this spring.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Funk Parade on U Street]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 12:36:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/SJP_5579.JPG
Thousands lined the streets of D.C. on Saturday for this year's Funk Parade, an all-day fair and festival that celebrates funk, D.C. and U Street.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Running of the Chihuahuas at the D.C. Wharf]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 16:01:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/chiaiy.jpg
The 4th annual Running of the Chihuahuas (AKA #Chirace2015) took place this Sunday at the Wharf in D.C. It was a day to show the world just how fast your chihuahua could run. The winner this year: Woodstock.

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<![CDATA[Major Changes for This Year's Folklife Fest]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 07:37:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2015-04-29_1628.jpg
The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival returns in less than a month, but this year's event will be scaled back compared to previous festivals, occupying a smaller -- and different -- portion of the National...]]>
<![CDATA[Find Spring & Summer Events in Howard Co.]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 16:03:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/marlandparkse.jpg
Want to get away -- but not TOO far away? Head over to Howard County, Maryland, for a plethora of outdoor activities throughout the season, including cut-your-own flower farms and the 10-mile Rail Trail.

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<![CDATA[Get Free Food, Drinks This Cinco de Mayo]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 07:18:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/81911968_MexicanFood.jpg
Looking for some deals this Cinco de Mayo? Well, we have you covered.

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<![CDATA[SoberRide Service Available on Cinco de Mayo]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 06:55:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1216-taxi-generic.jpg
A local service is offering a safe ride home for anyone who may overindulge on Cinco de Mayo.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 16:29:32 -0400 A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIY-Lavender-Chamomile-Tea-Soap1.jpg
Your mom will appreciate these creative, easy-to-make gifts.

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<![CDATA[Fast-Food Cinco de Mayo: Free Biscuit Tacos, DIY Guac]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 07:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/biscuit-taco-bell.jpg
Free breakfast tacos and a coveted guacamole recipe could bode for a festive Cinco de Mayo.]]>
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo: 10 Authentic Mexican Spots Across U.S.]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 19:06:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/472092370_Dancers.jpg
Here are 10 spots in the US where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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<![CDATA[What's Behind the Kentucky Derby's Trademark Hats?]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:48:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kd488034839.jpg
The Kentucky Derby may be the greatest two minutes in sports, but at Churchill Downs on Saturday, the competition parading in the stands could give the thoroughbreds a run for their money.

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<![CDATA[Don't Skimp on Mint: How to Throw a Derby Party ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:51:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/181162826_MintJulep.jpg
Can't make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby this year? You can still join in the fun by throwing your own Derby party, with the help of hats, bourbon and a lot of mint.

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<![CDATA[Flower Mart Also Offers Food, Crafts, Plenty of Fun]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:42:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_145891364.jpg
Tulips and daffodils are taking over D.C. just in time for the annual Flower Mart. Don’t let your allergies scare you -- this festival also includes sightseeing, music, and activities for children.

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<![CDATA[Georgetown French Market April 24-25]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:32:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2frenchmarket.jpg
If you live in the District but find yourself dreaming of strolling the Champs-Elysees, you’re in luck. The Georgetown French Market is bringing the culture, art and food of Paris to the brick-paved streets...]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Pandas Oversharing About Baby-Making... Again]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:28:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/national-zoo-460948863.jpg
The National Zoo's female giant panda, Mei Xiang, has been artificially inseminated twice in the past two days, in hopes of bringing another beyond-adorable cub into the world.

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