<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2016 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, 02 May 2016 07:00:04 -0400 Mon, 02 May 2016 07:00:04 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Virtual Tour: Dupont Underground is Open]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:59:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DU+V2+Cropped+IMG_0862.JPG
D.C.’s newest art exhibition opened today underneath the crowded streets of Dupont Circle.

Photo Credit: Sophia Barnes]]>
<![CDATA[Chemistry of Perfect Beer: 'Science on Tap' Fest]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:12:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/craftbeerfestival.jpg
Become educated on the chemistry of a perfect beer at Richmond’s craft beer festival “Science on Tap.”

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<![CDATA[7 Things to Know If You're Going to Broccoli City Fest]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:27:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_204859123.jpg
Going to the sold-out Broccoli City Festival this year? Here's what you need to know when you go!

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<![CDATA[5 Music Fests Just a Bus Ride Away]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:29:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-495071509.jpg
No need to go to California to get a festival experience. These five music festivals are a bus ride away.

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<![CDATA[Sold-Out Broccoli City Festival to Be Held Sat.]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:26:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014546156_1200x675_676375107701.jpg
This year's sold-out Broccoli City Festival is coming up Saturday. The festival's co-founder, Brandon McEachern, and actor Lance Gross stopped by News4 Midday to talk about Saturday's festivities.]]>
<![CDATA[Prince's Bright Yellow Electric Guitar on Display at Smithsonian]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:42:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Prince-guitar.jpg
Prince's "Yellow Cloud" electric guitar will be on special display at the National Museum of American History until Sept. 5.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for NCLR / National Museum of American History]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate Pirates at the Blackbeard Pirate Fest]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:22:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Blackbeard+Festival+pic.jpg
Ahoy, matey! Grab your eye patch and bandana and join 50,000 other pirate enthusiasts for... a giant pirate festival, obviously.

Photo Credit: Hampton Blackbeard Pirate Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Dupont Underground Opens New Display]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:11:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014542218_1200x675_676176451926.jpg
Remember the popular exhibit at the National Building Museum that featured thousands of plastic balls? Well, they're now being used in a new way, and the event has quickly become one of the hardest tickets...]]>
<![CDATA[Shenandoah Apple Blossom Fest Kicks Off April 22]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:51:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_114014035.jpg
So let's take stock. Carnival? Check. Wine festival? Check. Talent show? Check. Tennis competition? Check. Fire truck rodeo? Sure, why not?

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<![CDATA[Dates, Times Announced for Caps-Pens Playoff Games]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:17:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/513222078.jpg
The schedule for the second round matchup in the NHL playoffs between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins has been announced.]]>
<![CDATA[National Arboretum Eaglets Get New Names]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pair+of+eaglets.jpg
The polls have closed and the results are in for what may be one of the most closely followed local votes of the year: The naming of the National Arboretum eaglets.

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<![CDATA['William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)']]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:22:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014455939_1200x675_670862915503.jpg
The Reduced Shakespeare Company's world-premiere play runs through May 8 at the Folger Theatre. Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin share what audiences can expect.]]>
<![CDATA[Get to Know the Broccoli City Festival]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:58:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BROC_CITY_pkg_1200x675_671543363796.jpg
Get to know more about DC's upcoming Broccoli City Festival through our social media editor Brittany Johnson, who will also be Broccoli City’s official social reporter on the day of the festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Countdown to Rio: Brazilian Barbecue]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:29:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-04-27_1345.jpg
The Olympic Games in Rio are just around the corner! Chef Daurio Passaia and manager Camilla Beal from D.C.'s Fogo De Chao demonstrate how to make the famous Brazilian Churrasco.]]>
<![CDATA[Actors With Disabilities Take to the Stage]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:17:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014533851_1200x675_675699267912.jpg
Starting Thursday night in Rockville, two plays -- "Marooned 5-0" and "It's About Time" -- will feature performers with disabilities. Actor Ben Collins ("It's About Time") and director Julie Miller offer...]]>
<![CDATA[Countdown to Rio: Samba Dancing]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:26:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-04-27_1625.jpg
World-renowned samba performer Sonia Pessoa teaches here in D.C. She discusses why samba is known as Brazil's national dance.]]>
<![CDATA[The Wizard of Oz at the Nat'l Theatre]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:47:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014533163_1200x675_675600451592.jpg
"The Wizard of Oz" will run May 3-15 at the National Theatre. Sarah Lasko, who's set to play Dorothy, dishes on the production.]]>
<![CDATA[Osteria Morini Chef Shares Foolproof Cheesecake Recipe]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:49:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tues2016-04-26_1635_0011.jpg
Osteria Morini Chef Alex Levin teaches NBC4's Eun Yang his trick to making foolproof cheesecake.]]>
<![CDATA[On-Street Sites Proposed for Food Trucks in Alexandria]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:48:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014509861_1200x675_674284099713.jpg
The Alexandria City Council will vote in May about five possible on-street locations for food trucks.]]>
<![CDATA[Who Will President Obama Roast at This Year's White House Correspondents' Dinner? ]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:42:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/whcd2016-04-26_1652.jpg
PYPO Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Thorp discusses the humor, celebrities and parties that come with the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. She predicts that President Obama won't hold back in the comedy...]]>
<![CDATA[American Pops Orchestra Presents '60s-Themed Cocktail Party]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:43:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014504605_1200x675_674084931813.jpg
Luke Frazier dishes about conducting the American Pops Orchestra in a 1960s-themed cocktail party May 6 at GW's Lisner Auditorium. The orchestra will play classic '60s hits from Aretha Franklin, Stevie...]]>
<![CDATA[Washington's Pretzel Man Shares the Secrets of Making the Perfect Twist]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:32:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tues2016-04-26_1634.jpg
Sean Haney of The Pretzel Bakery teaches News4's Barbara Harrison how he makes the classic pretzel twist.]]>
<![CDATA[8 Bike-Repair Stations Installed Across DC]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:04:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bikerepair.jpg
You can now ride your bike trouble-free in D.C.

Photo Credit: Department of General Services]]>
<![CDATA[Queenstown Opens Its Doors for House & Garden Tours]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:41:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014489706_1200x675_673208899579.jpg
With a past dating back to 1707, Queenstown is worth a trip -- especially for the annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage, which offers open house tours through May.]]>
<![CDATA[Deciding to 'Tri']]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:18:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-04-25_1718.jpg
"Tri" -- about a woman who has trouble finishing things, until she's inspired to do a triathlon -- opens Tuesday night at the Northern Virginia Film and Music Festival. Director Jai Jamison and producer...]]>
<![CDATA[Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:02:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cracker+Jacks+Prize.jpg
It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned...

Photo Credit: Cracker Jack]]>
<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:32:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg
Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of...

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Reston's First Nanobrewery Now Open]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:15:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/224*120/2016-04-19_1000.jpg
Reston's first nanobrewery is open.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Watch Prince's 'Purple Rain' at Theaters, at Home]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:31:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/shutterstock_89856988.jpg
The 1984 film with a Grammy-winning soundtrack will screen starting Saturday at two theaters in the area.

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<![CDATA[18 Must-Have Deals to Celebrate Earth Day]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:48:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_14952694.jpg
Earth Day is good for the environment, but also for your wallet. Celebrate Mother Nature with some discounts and giveaways!

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<![CDATA[Grammy Winner Performs at Turner Elementary]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:33:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/grammy_winner_performs_at_turner_elementary_1200x675_671998531577.jpg
Esperanza Spalding performs for the students at Turner Elementary in Southeast D.C. on Monday, April 18.]]>
<![CDATA[National Cannabis Festival Held in DC -- Without Pot]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:01:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/weedpic.jpg
The first-ever National Cannabis Festival is at the RFK Stadium lot on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Concept Opera on Rights Activists to Premiere in Bethesda]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:53:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/friday-2016-04-22_13331.jpg
The two-part opera "I Am Anne Hutchinson / I Am Harvey Milk" premieres Saturday at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. News4's Barbara Harrison speaks with writer and performer Andrew...]]>
<![CDATA[Film on Child Trafficking Debuts Friday in DC]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:26:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/friday-2016-04-22_1332_001.jpg
The film "Sold," which tells the story of a girl trafficked from Nepal to a brothel in India, opens Friday in D.C. The director and producer told News4 trafficking occurs right in our backyard.]]>
<![CDATA[How DC's Donnie Simpson Delayed Prince's Black Album]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:39:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014460548_1200x675_671193155652.jpg
Donnie Simpson shares the story of how he wound up at a Paisley Park party and inadvertently discouraged Prince from releasing "The Black Album" and other memories of his times with the late music icon.]]>
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Craft Show Starts Thursday]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:38:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/NBM11-1.jpg
More than 100 artists will sell jewelry, ceramics, furniture and more this week at the National Building Museum.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian Craft Show]]>
<![CDATA[Glover Park Hotel Talks Earth Day Efforts]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:52:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/friday2016-04-22_1336.jpg
The Glover Park Hotel has plans for Earth Day, and visitors can tour the renovated hotel. News4's Erika Gonzalez reports.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Mourns, Celebrates Life of Prince]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:08:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042116+prince+guitar+arms+up.jpg
Prince played in the past year at the White House, and in Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray's death.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[NOVA Film Festival Kicks Off Thurs.]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014455918_1200x675_670868547592.jpg
The biggest film festival in the Mid-Atlantic kicks off Thursday, offering 10 days of screenings, music and parties. Fernando Mico, director of the Northern Virginia International Film and Music...]]>
<![CDATA[Vote to Name Eaglets at National Arboretum]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:28:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/name-dc-eaglets.jpg
You can vote to name the adorable eaglets that were born within days of each other at the National Arboretum last month. Voting begins Tuesday at 9 a.m. and will run until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Easy, Updated Passover Recipes]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:13:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-04-20_1312.jpg
Chef Paula Shoyer, author of "The New Passover Menu," shares recipes you can make for your seder, featuring fresh spring vegetables.]]>
<![CDATA[Pickle Brine Meets Cocktail Recipes]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:20:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-04-19_1519.jpg
Pickles aren't just for sandwiches anymore. Reps from Gordy's Pickle Jar share cocktail ideas that incorporate brine.]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. Workers Can Score Nats Ticket Deals for Earth Day]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:45:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_40433653.jpg
Federal employees can score special ticket packages for Friday's& Nats game in honor of Earth Day.

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<![CDATA[Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Fest Stars 35 Local Breweries]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:31:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_215895166.jpg
Taste-test beers from 35 regional breweries at Capitol City Brewing Co.’s third annual Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[StoryCorps Mobile Booth in DC Through May 18]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:40:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-2821086.jpg
The StoryCorps mobile recording booth has stopped in D.C., and will be at the Library of Congress through May 18.

Photo Credit: Stephen Chernin]]>
<![CDATA[Political Chocolates]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:40:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014415791_1200x675_668571203630.jpg
A chocolatier based in the nation's capital adds a political collection to its array of chocolates. Barbara Harrison spoke with Colin Hartman.]]>
<![CDATA[Optical Illusion Puzzles Thousands on Social Media]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:07:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A new optical illusion has set social media ablaze and it has nothing to do with the color of a dress.

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<![CDATA[Tax Day Deals and Freebies]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:37:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/irsGettyImages-56043781.jpg
Monday is the deadline for filing income tax returns, and while the task can seem daunting, there are some rewards waiting for you once you finish.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Attend Largest Science Festival in the Nation]]> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:14:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/041616STEM1.JPG
An estimated 350,000 people will head to the Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C. this weekend for the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the country.

Photo Credit: Gina Cook/NBC Washington]]>