<![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 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:52:14 -0400 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:52:14 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Surviving Panda Cub 'Looks Great,' National Zoo Says]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:58:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/panda-2015-08-27_1330.jpg
The National Zoo's surviving panda cub is doing well, a day after the death of its twin, the zoo announced Thursday afternoon.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Your County (and State!) Fair Roundup]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:39:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_150530525.jpg
Fried Oreos? Oh, it's on. Visit a county fair for Ferris wheels, petting zoos, various competitions and more.

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<![CDATA[Bathtub Girl Meets Luke Bryan: 'I Love Him']]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:42:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Ava_Finley_Luke_Bryan.png
A little girl tries to tell her dad who she loves but struggles. The man who stole the two-year-old's heart is none other than country singer Luke Bryan. The video of the father-daughter episode went viral...

Photo Credit: Adrian Finley
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<![CDATA[Shoot for the Stars at Rock Creek Planetarium]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:09:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_287705705.jpg
Located in the heart of the city, the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium allows you to explore the universe for free.

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<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Movies: End-of-Summer Schedule]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:49:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DSC_0871-7223.jpg
Summer's drawing to a close, but there are still plenty of free outdoor film series around town. Pack up your blankets and coolers for a D.C.-area tradition.

Photo Credit: Friends of Screen of the Green]]>
<![CDATA[Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral: Mourn the End of Summer]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JAZZ+BAND+MASTER.jpg
With Labor Day around the corner, it’s time to mourn the passing of heat waves, jean shorts and tan skin with the 30th Annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral.

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<![CDATA[Pr. George's Officer Dazzles With Double-Dutch Jumping Jacks]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:15:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/corporal+alan+jones+doutbe+dutch+PGC.jpg
For the second time this summer, double dutch united citizens and police officers -- this time, in Prince George’s County.

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<![CDATA[Monticello Hosts Heritage Harvest Festival]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:01:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-53403048.jpg
Thomas Jefferson is famous for authoring the Declaration of Independence -- but did you know he was also a revolutionary gardener? He's even been dubbed America's "first foodie," and his historic estate...

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<![CDATA[One of Zoo's Newborn Pandas Has Died]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:42:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Panda+Cub+Feeding+082515.jpg
One of Mei Xiang's tiny newborn panda cubs died Wednesday, four days after its birth at the National Zoo.

Photo Credit: Shellie Pick, Smithsonian's National Zoo
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<![CDATA[Man Steals Money During Honesty Experiment]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:27:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/honest+tea+experiment+10252015.png
A Washington D.C. man stole donation money from an unmonitored juice stand in Dupont Circle that offered $1 drinks as part of an honesty experiment.

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<![CDATA[When Do Panda Cubs Start Looking Cute?]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bao-bao-growth-cover.jpg
The National Zoo's giant panda gave birth to tiny twins over the weekend -- and, just like all newborn pandas, they're tiny, blind and nearly hairless. So when do they start looking like, well, pandas? Take...

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<![CDATA[Newborn Panda Twins: What to Know]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:58:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/main2015-08-24_0834_003.jpg
The National Zoo has never had a living set of twins before, and although Mei Xiang is a dedicated mother, raising two cubs requires the care and concentration of an entire team of experts.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo
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<![CDATA[Your Summer DMV Concert Roundup]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Wiz-Khalifa-Lana-del-Rey-Jimmy-Buffett.jpg
There are countless performances to look forward to this summer in the D.C. area. Do something nice for your ears and check out a concert from our hand-picked list of artists coming to town who you won't want to...

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<![CDATA[Big Sister Bao Bao Turns 2, Gets Giant Fruitsicle]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:19:56 -0400 a pair of newborn cubs born Saturday. Just a day later, she got to celebrate her own birthday with a yummy giant fruitsicle.]]> a pair of newborn cubs born Saturday. Just a day later, she got to celebrate her own birthday with a yummy giant fruitsicle.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/177*120/2015-08-24_1253.jpg
The National Zoo's Bao Bao is now a big sister to a pair of newborn cubs born Saturday. Just a day later, she got to celebrate her own birthday with a yummy giant fruitsicle.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Crowdfunds Preservation of Armstrong, Shepard Spacesuits]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:42:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/smithsonian+apollo+11.jpg
For the first time, the Smithsonian has crowdfunded a project, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to preserve the spacesuits of Neil Armstrong and Alan Shepard. Aaron Gilchrist reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Get a Taste of Alexandria With Restaurant Week]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:44:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_113265007.jpg
Alexandria Restaurant Week is back with another incredibly delicious lineup of good deals on great food.

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<![CDATA[Two Tiny Pandas Born at National Zoo]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:37:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/168*120/2015-08-24_0834.jpg
Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to not one but two cubs at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Return of the Wings: Duffy's to Reopen]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 23:50:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/183*120/Duffys+patio.jpg
After several months off D.C.'s menu, Duffy's acclaimed wings make a comeback.

Photo Credit: Duffy's Irish Pub]]>
<![CDATA[ D.C. Area Welcomes Two Sweet Bake Shops]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:02:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1J4A3570.jpg
D.C. has remained in the throes of cupcake overload, but two delightful bake shops are expanding the opportunities to get the ultimate sugar rush. Head over to Shaw or Alexandria for sweet treats from these new...

Photo Credit: Republic Kolache]]>
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Nats & Orioles Summer Guide]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:30:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_82623397-%281%29.jpg
Check out our roundup of all the freebies, specials and promotions offered at Nationals Park and Camden Yards this summer.

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<![CDATA[Seaport Day in Alexandria: Build a Boat (Out of Anything!)]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:01:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_51088681.jpg
Picture that famous "Little Rascals" soap box derby... only this race happens on water, using just about anything that floats.

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<![CDATA[Cop Dances to Cheer Up Sick Child ]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:47:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/173*120/breakdance.PNG
A San Francisco police officer busted some serious moves to cheer up Colren Guerra, a cancer patient in San Francisco. Marte's uniform didn't stop him from taking on the break dance challenge, right after...
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<![CDATA[NBCWashington's Favorite Animal Movies]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:31:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/site_28_rand_657324611_best_in_show_maxed.jpg
There's something special about animal movies and their ability to teach us lessons of love and courage and remind us of that unique connection between animals and humans. The best of these movies featuring four...]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Seafood Fest: Crab Soup Cookoff, Extreme Pogo Stunts]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:30:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pogo+stick+jumps+maryland+seafood+festival.jpg
The 25th Annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off at The Maryland Seafood Festival is just one of many events happening on Sept. 12 and 13.

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<![CDATA[Zoo: Possible Giant Panda Fetus Revealed on Ultrasound]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:22:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/panda+fetus+mei+xiang.jpg
National Zoo veterinarians believe they detected a developing panda fetus Wednesday morning during an ultrasound of giant panda Mei Xiang.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Rude Restaurant Server on Video]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:17:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/11137110_10152876011048299_1762192408383809822_n.jpg
Most Chicagoans know that when you go to the restaurant, Ed Debevic’s, you shouldn’t expect the nicest servers. In fact, you should prepare for incredibly rude ones.

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<![CDATA[Craft Beer at Brew Skies Festival in West Virginia]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:23:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/beer+festival+beer+and+hand.jpg
Drive a few miles west into the hills of West Virginia for taste of the mountain state's growing craft beer movement with live music, craft food, and more.

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<![CDATA[Corn Maze Honors Gov. Hogan in Maryland]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:03:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hogan-maze-chopper.jpg
A Maryland farm has constructed a massive corn-maze in the design of Governor Larry Hogan to benefit the American Cancer Association.

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<![CDATA[D.C. Restaurant Week: Oh, It's On]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:49:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_167577659+%281%29.jpg
It’s tough to taste all the flavors the D.C. area has to offer, but Restaurant Week is trying to make it much easier.

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<![CDATA[Stevie Wonder Performs Pop-Up Show in D.C.]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:13:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/201*120/2015-08-17_1049.png
Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder dropped by the Armory Mall in Washington, D.C. to play a surprise pop-up show Monday morning. The Armory Mall is located in front of RFK Stadium.
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<![CDATA[Starbucks to Offer Wine, Macaroni and Cheese ]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:54:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/starbucks.jpg
Starbucks will now include an ‘evening menu’ in addition to the breakfast and snack options that made it famous.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/National Geographic]]>
<![CDATA[Mei Xiang in Last Stages of Pregnancy or Pseudopregnancy]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:05:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mei+Xang+Bao+Bao+in+den+.jpg
Mei Xiang is spending more time in her den and becoming more sensitive to noise, zoo officials announced Tuesday. But don't get too excited just yet: Those could be signs that the giant panda is entering...

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<![CDATA[Woman Walks on Stage During Musical Looking for Bathroom]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:26:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/Generic_Theater_shutterstock.jpg
A woman drunkenly stumbled onto Signature Theatre’s stage- mid performance- looking for the bathroom.

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<![CDATA[Prince Harry to Visit D.C]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:18:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP288363615127.jpg
Britain's Prince Harry will visit Washington, D.C., in the fall to promote the Invictus Games, the sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.

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<![CDATA[Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's Groundbreaking Cuba Tour]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:09:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Chase+A.+Maggiano+IMG_1289.JPG
A group of D.C. singers just returned from a groundbreaking trip to Cuba.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog-Friendly D.C.: Where to Take Your Puppies for Yummies]]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:15:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Doggoesforasnackcari.jpg
Here's the best pet-friendly places to bring your dog in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Gay Men's Chorus of Washington Visits Cuba]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:36:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/cuba+taxi+driver.jpg
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington (GMCW) recently became the first American gay chorus group to tour Cuba, breaking down barriers through music. Click through for some favorite photos from the trip.

Photo Credit: Rick Yarborough]]>
<![CDATA[SW Fish Market Merchants File Suit Against Developers]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:41:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011526510_1200x675_504373827972.jpg
News4's Tom Sherwood talks to seafood market merchants in southwest DC who filed a lawsuit against The Wharf developers. The businesses claim the massive redevelopment project along the waterfront is crowding...]]>
<![CDATA[Stolen Picasso Returned to French Embassy]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:03:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/218*120/2015-08-13_1656.jpg
A stolen Picasso painting missing for 14 years is back in the hands of the French government.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Beer Week Has Plenty of Fun on Tap]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:15:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_207281611.jpg
It’s that time of year where the DMV overflows with bubbly brewed beer during the annual D.C. Beer Week.

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<![CDATA[Panda Mei Xiang Has Rising Hormone Levels ]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:17:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mei+xiang+panda.jpg
Get excited! ...Sort of. The Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang has rising hormone levels. But whether that means a cub's on the way or Mei Xiang's just having a pseudopregnancy remains to...

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo]]>