<![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, 19 Apr 2015 15:11:49 -0400 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:11:49 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[250,000 People Celebrate 45 Years of Earth Day]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:15:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010182928_1200x675_430302787591.jpg
A packed National Mall rocked out to celebrate 45 years of Earth Day. Artists including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy and No Doubt performed while policymakers and celebrities spoke about the importance of...]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Pack Earth Day Concert on National Mall]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:16:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010182369_1200x675_430249027998.jpg
Thousands are enjoying a beautiful day on the National Mall with a free concert and rally. Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day is encouraging people to fight climate change an poverty with a rock n' roll vibe.]]>
<![CDATA[Visit National Parks For Free This Weekend ]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:34:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4.15park.jpg
The sun is shining and blossoms are blooming. It is spring; and it is time to visit a national park! Visit parks for free April 18-19.

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Cottage Shows President's Personal Life]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:45:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010177395_1200x675_429891139958.jpg
An exhibit at the Lincoln Cottage shows artifacts the 16th president used and personal details about his life.]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:38:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

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<![CDATA[D.C. Celebrates Emancipation Day]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:43:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Emancipation+Day+2012.jpg
The District of Columbia combined education and entertainment Thursday to celebrate the 153rd anniversary of the end of slavery in the nation’s capital. On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed...

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<![CDATA[On Top of the World: Tysons Tower Club Reopens]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:16:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010165148_1200x675_429377091579.jpg
The newly renovated Tysons Corner Tower Club shows off its new look.]]>
<![CDATA[ Ben & Jerry's, Craft Brewer Team Up for Ice Cream-Flavored Beer]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:51:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/193*120/benjerrybeer1.jpg
If you have a taste for beer and ice cream, you might like Ben & Jerry's latest offering.

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<![CDATA[Mystery Lingers Around Doctor Who Treated Lincoln's Assassin]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:39:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mudd-new.jpg
Was Samuel A. Mudd an unsuspecting doctor caught up in the plot against President Abraham Lincoln or did he know he was treating an assassin as he set the killer’s broken leg the day after the president...

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<![CDATA[Ford's Theatre: A Living Piece of History]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:39:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010149090_1200x675_428799043571.jpg
Ford's Theatre is known for its place in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. But 150 years later, the theatre is still active.]]>
<![CDATA[Tax Day Freebies and Discounts]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:28:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP0910251102942.jpg
Don't let Tax Day get your down. There are a number of freebies you can cash in on.

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<![CDATA[Spend a Night in a Historical C&O Canal Lockhouse]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:32:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/C+and+O+Canal+060413.jpg
Fans of living history take note: Historical lockhouses are now available for rental along the C&O Canal.]]>
<![CDATA["Lincoln and the Jews": Exhibit Explores President's Push for Equality ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:09:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/LincolnsLastHoursCROPPED.jpg
While many are aware of Abraham Lincoln’s activism in emancipating slaves in 1863, many might not know of his close relationships with those in the Jewish community.

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<![CDATA[No Doubt, Usher & More to Rock National Mall]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:38:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/463099304.jpg
A massive Earth Day concert and rally will take over the National Mall in April, bringing major acts to D.C. including No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige and more for the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day...

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<![CDATA[MAP: Events to Commemorate the Lincoln Assassination]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:52:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP610223034_LincolnCROPPED.jpg
Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination. Special events starting Monday showcase Lincoln's life and commemorate his death.

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<![CDATA[Round-the-Clock Lincoln Events at Ford's Theatre]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:51:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_25849525.jpg
Ford’s Theatre will commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination with a myriad of events and performances.

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<![CDATA[Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:03:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010119920_1200x675_427470915973.jpg
For the first time, an incredible collection of historic items that no one has seen together since the night of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination is on display at the Ford's Theatre Center for Education....]]>
<![CDATA[The Last Play Lincoln Saw: "Our American Cousin" Stages Comeback]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:11:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Theatre+1860-1880.jpg
“Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal — you sockdologizing old man-trap.” It may be lost on theater audiences today, but in its time, that line gave “Our American Cousin” its biggest...

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<![CDATA[Ben and Jerry's to Hand Out Ice Cream for Free Cone Day]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:51:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream.jpg
Tuesday will be a bit dreary, but maybe a free ice cream cone will brighten your day.]]>
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossoms' Peak Bloom Comes to an End]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:17:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010120035_1200x675_427518019671.jpg
Monday was likely the last day to see the cherry blossom trees at the Tidal Basin in all their glory. News4's Pat Collins went to check them out.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Cherry Blossoms From D.C. to Japan ]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:13:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP530477889564_10Blossom.jpg
It finally looks like springtime. From D.C. to Japan, the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

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<![CDATA[ Not an Easy Sell: How the Lincoln Memorial Came About]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:20:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_3011.jpg
Lincoln Memorial, the Parthenon-inspired tribute to Abraham Lincoln, has become a symbol of America’s democratic beliefs and principles since its dedication in 1922, drawing millions of visitors each year.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Baby Eagles Hatch in D.C.]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:39:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/210*120/baeanatarb4915n.JPG
Earlier this week, three bald eagle nests were spotted in the District. Now we have pictures of the eaglets inside.]]>
<![CDATA[Nike's First East Coast Community Store Opens in D.C.]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:47:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010097567_1200x675_426446403815.jpg
News4’s Zachary Kiesch reports from the grand opening of Nike's first East Coast community store in D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Visitors Flock to Cherry Blossoms in Peak Bloom]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:41:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010096995_1200x675_426416707982.jpg
The blossoms have finally bloomed! Tourists from all over are crossing the cherry blossoms off their bucket lists.]]>
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossoms Reach "Puffy White" Stage]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:59:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_188677433.jpg
It's finally happening! The cherry blossoms have reached the "puffy white" phase, their last stop-off before that long-awaited peak bloom.

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<![CDATA[An Outer Banks Favorite Coming to Northern Virginia]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:04:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010082224_1200x675_425823299978.jpg
Duck Donuts, an Outer Banks favorite, is opening franchises in Northern Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[Start Slurpee Season Right: 7-Eleven BYO Cup Day]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:22:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_167897879.jpg
Grab your goblets and head to 7-Eleven from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 for the first BYO Cup Day in the United States.

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<![CDATA[National Arboretum to Stay Open 7 Days a Week]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 22:36:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140409+Arboretum.jpg
Beginning April 10, the National Arboretum will be open to the public seven days a week. The arboretum had cut back to three days a week in 2013 due to funding cuts.

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<![CDATA[Spring in Bloom at Longwood Gardens]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:30:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_245406343.jpg
A land of 240,000 tulips in bloom is a land we'd like to visit. Luckily, Longwood Gardens expects their tulips to stick around until late May -- so we still have plenty of time to hit the road.

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<![CDATA[Ford's Theatre Displays Lincoln Artifacts]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:09:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms641.jpg
April 14, 2015 marks 150 years since John Wilkes Booth's bullet struck President Abraham Lincoln during a performance of "Our American Cousin." Ford's Theatre, the site of it all, will honor Lincoln this spring...

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<![CDATA[Misty Copeland Is Breaking Ballet Barriers]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:22:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Misty+Copeland.jpg
Misty Copeland will dance as one of the two leads in "Swan Lake" at the Kennedy Center, becoming the first African-Americans to do so. News4's Pat Lawson Muse reports young girls aspire to follow in her...

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<![CDATA[Selena to Perform as a Hologram?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:15:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Selena_Cantando.jpg
You may be able to see Selena perform in the 21st century – as a hologram.]]>
<![CDATA[Disney, Dali on Focus in New Museum Exhibit]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:29:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/205*120/disneyfamilymuseum.jpg
The work of famous imagineers Walt Disney and Salvador Dali will be exhibited together in San Francisco's Presidio this summer.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Ford's Theatre Displays Lincoln Artifacts]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:32:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms642.jpg
April 14, 2015 marks 150 years since John Wilkes Booth's bullet struck President Abraham Lincoln during a performance of "Our American Cousin." Ford's Theatre, the site of it all, will honor Lincoln this spring...

Photo Credit: Ford's Theatre]]>
<![CDATA[11 Weird Beers For National Beer Day]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:49:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rerwerr4534534.jpg
What better day to defer from your usual drink order than National Beer Day? Here are 11 crazy craft brews that are so strange you'll need to try them out for yourself.

Photo Credit: Rogue Ales]]>
<![CDATA[Local Farmers' Markets Return, Expand Hours for Spring]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:10:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_137615693.jpg
Warm weather's not the only thing that's back in the area! This week marks the reopening of one of the best parts of spring: farmers' markets.

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<![CDATA[9 Cherry Blossom Events You Won't Want to Miss]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:26:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/804269252.jpg
Spring's finally arrived, and that means we have a lot to look forward to: blue skies, short sleeves, ridiculously long lines at car washes... and, of course, the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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<![CDATA[Pesky Spring Guest Buzzes Obama's Easter Egg Roll]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:26:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP217136885256_6_ObamaEaster.jpg
In a tradition that stretches back to 1878, the White House has opened its lawn to more than 35,000 people as part of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Neighborhood Around Nats Park Continues to Evolve]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 21:22:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010040422_1200x675_423884867941.jpg
News4's Tom Sherwood shows some of the big changes still happening around Nationals Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Nationals Opening Day Offers Military, Giveaways, New Security]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 09:07:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nationals+park+gates+metal+detectors.jpg
The Nationals will kick off the 2015 season on Monday, April 6 when they host the New York Mets at Nationals Park.

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<![CDATA[Three Bald Eagle Nests Sighted in the District]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 21:10:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-04-03_1227.jpg
Baby eagles may have hatched in the D.C. area!

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Three Bald Eagle Nests Sighted in the District]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:34:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-04-03_1227_001.jpg
Baby eagles may have hatched in the D.C. area! Three bald eagle nests have been sighted in the District, indicating that eaglets are inside, or are about to hatch.

Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]]>
<![CDATA[Pop Culture Spectacular: WonderCon Anaheim]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/w485692291.jpg
The comics-and-more convention summons costume-ready fans and the properties they love.

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<![CDATA[Maryland Historical Society Exhibit Features Coffins of State's Founding Family]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 23:17:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000010014547_1200x675_423004739678.jpg
Some of Maryland's earliest settlers came from one of the wealthiest and best-known families of that era, and now through December a Baltimore exhibit offers a window into their lives by taking a closer look at...]]>