<![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-usSun, 26 Mar 2017 19:01:42 -0400Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:01:42 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[13 Famous Maryland Natives in Honor of Maryland Day]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:55:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FrederickDouglass.jpg
Feeling some state pride on Maryland Day? Check out this list of 13 famous Maryland natives.

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<![CDATA[DC Instagrammers Meet Up to Help Animals Saturday]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:17:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/20170324+IGDC.jpg
D.C.-area Instagram users will come together for a good cause Saturday.

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<![CDATA[2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:06:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-483607599-%281%29.jpg
Celebrate spring with the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

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<![CDATA[Meet the Astronaut With the US Record for Most Time in Space]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:16:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018209794_1200x675_905767491857.jpg
Astronaut Jeff Williams talks to News4's Erika Gonzalez about his 534 days in space, his experience building the International Space Station and his stunning photos of America's national parks.]]>
<![CDATA[DC-Area Teens to Compete in Youth Slam Poetry Competition]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:03:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018209574_1200x675_905690179925.jpg
Young slam poets in the D.C. area will compete on Saturday for a title. News4's Aimee Cho got a preview of the writers' rhymes. Click here for more information, or click here to register.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Your Weekend: WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley's Best Bets]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:53:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bill-Medley-116627710.jpg
WTOP's Jason Fraley reports on entertainment choices for the weekend and beyond.]]>
<![CDATA[Puppies Everywhere! Celebrating National Puppy Day]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/national-puppy-day-2017.jpg
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<![CDATA[Spring is Kitten Season and Shelters are Flooded]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:01:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018209804_1200x675_905762883642.jpg
With spring comes kitten season. More kittens are born this time of year and shelters get crowded. Stephanie Shain of the Humane Rescue Alliance is in the studio with News4's Sheena Parveen to talk about...]]>
<![CDATA[Dolcezza to Give Away Free Scoop for 'Infinity' Artist]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:08:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/imageedit_1_5359485998.jpg
Still looking for something to wear today? Well, if you wear polka dots, you can snag free gelato from Dolcezza.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta, But ...]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg
Say goodbye to the coffee Coolatta and hello to a new frozen coffee beverage.

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<![CDATA[Portrait Gallery Adds Photos of Obama During Renovations]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:13:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/President+Obama+Smithsonian+Photos.jpg
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is opening a temporary presidential exhibit during a four-part renovation.

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<![CDATA[Easter is Coming: Get Easter Basket Tips From a Pro]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:27:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018196103_1200x675_904813635784.jpg
Easter is just around the corner, meaning it's almost time for Easter baskets. Centrolina pastry chef Caitlin Dysart joins News4's Eun Yang to show off some of the creations.]]>
<![CDATA[Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Opens Wed.]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:53:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20151006+Marine+Corps+Marathon1.jpg
The 42nd annual Marine Corps Marathon lottery opens next week. The lottery will be open from March 22 at noon to March 29 to noon -- but slots fill up fast.

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<![CDATA[Target Goes Photoshop-Free in New Swimsuit Campaign]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/032217+target+swim+campaign.jpg
This Summer, retail giant Target is going bold and embracing every body in its new swimsuit campaign. The company launched #TargetSwim which celebrates positive body image and features real women of different...]]>
<![CDATA[It's Really Happening! Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 5 of 6]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:52:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Pagoda+and+blossoms.jpg
The survivors of last week's snowy cold snap are preparing to bloom just as impressively as ever -- and they've reached the 5th of 6 blooming stages, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Cherry Blossoms Bring Specials to DC Bars, Restaurants]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:16:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cherry-blossom-specials-2017.jpg
Many bars and restaurants around D.C. will be celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival with these cherry-inspired cocktails and menu items. Here's your go-to list.]]>
<![CDATA[Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming to US This Summer]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:23:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/total+eclipse.jpg
On August 21, 2017, the sun's shadow will sweep across North America as millions revel in a rare total solar eclipse, NBC News reported. It's the first one to grace the continental United States since 1979 and...

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<![CDATA[Kennedy Center Offering Free Yoga Classes]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:40:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/imageedit_3_6384853944.jpg
Every other Saturday from March to August, the Kennedy Center will be offering a free all-levels vinyasa yoga class in the Grand Foyer as part of their Sound Health program.

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<![CDATA['A Raisin in the Sun' Comes to Arena Stage]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:06:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018165871_1200x675_902990915867.jpg
"A Raisin in the Sun" will open at Arena Stage later this month. One of the stars of the play stopped by News4 Midday to talk about what the audience can expect. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tents, Umbrellas Larger Than 8' Banned at Rehoboth]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:05:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_399798349.jpg
Citing safety concerns, the city of Rehoboth Beach has banned beachgoers from setting up tents on the sand. The ban takes effect May 15.

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<![CDATA[NoVa Restaurant Week Kicks Off Monday]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:28:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_72296035.jpg
Looking for a lunch or dinner idea? Well, you're in luck! Northern Virginia Restaurant Week kicks off Monday.

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<![CDATA[Get a Cherry Blossom Doughnut While You Can]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:37:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018151130_1200x675_902164035656.jpg
Astro Doughtnuts and Fired Chicken Head Chef Chris Kujala is in the studio to show off a variety of doughnuts including the restaurant's seasonal cherry blossom doughnut. Get one before they're gone at the...]]>
<![CDATA[Stunning 'Light City' to Illuminate Baltimore's Inner Harbor]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:09:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/light-city-baltimore-2017.jpg
Light City Baltimore, a nine-day free art festival, will return to the Inner Harbor for its second year starting March 31.

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<![CDATA[New Year’s Resolutions Failed? What Science Says You Can Do]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:37:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/People+exercising.jpg
Research shows many of us have dropped our New Year's resolutions by this time of year -- so what are we doing wrong?

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<![CDATA[Designated Survivors: Get to Know DC's Other Cherry Blossoms]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:29:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/other-cherry-blossoms.jpg
Some of the Yoshino cherry blossoms have been damaged by the deep freeze -- but with 11 more varieties of cherry trees in the District, there may still be hope to see some blossoms.

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<![CDATA[Superfoods and Fitness Trackers: Human Trends for Your Pets]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:00:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018130924_1200x675_900466243522.jpg
Dana Humphrey, "The Pet Lady," joins News4's Erika Gonzalez in the studio to show off some of the new items designed to help your pet live a healthier lifestyle. Humphrey will be at the Super Pet Expo,...]]>
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossoms Will Be 'Spectacular as Ever': NPS]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:23:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170317+Cherry+Blossoms.jpg
While some of the cherry blossoms on the verge of bloom before the cold snap were damaged, earlier stage blossoms survived and will emerge next week, the National Park Service said Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[17 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in DC]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:29:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_579536866.jpg
Guinness and Jameson will flow, and corned beef and cabbage will be served. That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. There’s certainly no shortage of green-filled fun in the D.C. area, so we’ve rounded up

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Spring With Free Frozen Treats!]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:50:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4941944171.jpg
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with ice cream — or Italian ice?

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<![CDATA[White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery Opens]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:41:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-517886226.jpg
The White House Easter Egg Roll lottery opened Wednesday and accepts entries through Saturday. Enter now for a chance at tickets.

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<![CDATA[First Look at Victoria Beckham's New Collection for Target]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vb+target+thumb.jpg
Victoria Beckham's clothing line for the masses arrives next month and fans of the designer are getting their first look at what to expect.

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<![CDATA[Erin Go Bragh or Nah? Take Our St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:47:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/163797890-irish-river-dye-green.jpg
Friday is St. Patrick's Day and each year millions celebrate by dressing in green, hanging shamrock decorations and downing a few pints of beer at a local Irish pub. This holiday, quiz yourself and your...

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<![CDATA[Welcome to PyeongChang: A Look Inside the 2018 Olympic Venue]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:17:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/031517+olympic+ski+jump+tower.jpg
The 2018 Winter Games will begin in less than a year in PyeongChang, South Korea. Here's a preview of the Olympic host city's striking landscape, culinary tradition and more.

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<![CDATA[At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:40:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-653286560.jpg
The cold weather may be holding our cherry blossoms hostage, but with 11 more varieties of cherry trees in the District, there may still be hope to see some blossoms.

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<![CDATA[DC Cherry Blossoms Suffer 'Widespread Damage' Due to Cold]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:07:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/221*120/nps_frozen_cherry_blossoms.png
Some of the famous cherry blossoms around Washington's Tidal Basin suffered "widespread damage" because of bitterly cold weather this week, the National Park Service says.

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<![CDATA[SNOW DAY! Dogs & Cats Go Play in the Snow]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:12:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pets-snow-composite.jpg
Snow days aren't just for kids -- dogs (and even some brave cats!) also went out to enjoy the freshly fallen snow Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Harlem Globetrotters Hoops Green Challenges Angie Goff]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:59:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018103035_1200x675_898553411607.jpg
Harlem Globetrotters rookie Hoops Green shows off her skills and challenges News4's Angie Goff with some dribbling drills in advance of the team's four games here in D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[How Much Snow Did Your Neighborhood Get?]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:20:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Finch-2017-03-14_1012.jpg
Tuesday's mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain cancelled and delayed school and work for many in the D.C. area. But how much snow did your neighborhood get?

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<![CDATA[Japanese Drumming Group Comes to DC]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:56:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018102260_1200x675_898528323828.jpg
Japanese drumming group Kodo comes to D.C. March 15 at the Strathmore. Kodo member Leo Ikenaga explains the history of the group and what to expect at their high energy performance.]]>
<![CDATA[Capitol Hill Open for Sledding]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:01:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/465277094-%281%29.jpg
Sledding is allowed on the Capitol Building's West Front for the second winter after a 15-year ban.

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<![CDATA[Going All Out for Pat Collins' Snow Stick Challenge]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:38:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170314+SnowStick.jpg
March is not too late for a Snow Stick Challenge!

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<![CDATA[Gym on the Go: Getting Fit on Your Own Time]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:35:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018096282_1200x675_898249795550.jpg
These days it doesn't take a lot of money or time to get in a good work out. From fitness apps to full-service online programs, there are a ton of ways to get fit. News4 consumer reporter Susan Hogan shows...]]>
<![CDATA[Cold May Kill DC's Cherry Blossoms]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:44:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/221*120/nps_frozen_cherry_blossoms.png
Washington's famous cherry blossoms were encased in ice after snowfall late Monday and early Tuesday -- but low temperatures expected over the next few days will be more dangerous for the blooms.

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<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Fest: 7 Key Event Dates]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:51:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_128578355.jpg
Despite the snow, the show will go on!

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