<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:27:44 -0400Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:27:44 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Underground' Cast Screening Show at New Museum]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:06:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016218870_1200x675_773215811918.jpg
Several cast members of the critically acclaimed show "Underground" will appear at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture for a special screening and panel Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Learn How to Shuck an Oyster Ahead of Fall Oyster Festival]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092616+chef+ryan+collins.jpg
It's oyster season. Chef Ryan Collins of Early Mountain Vineyards shows News4's Barbara Harrison how to shuck an oyster. The Fall Oyster Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the vineyard in Madison, Virginia.

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<![CDATA[National Museum of African American History & Culture Opens Sept. 24 on National Mall]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:55:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480949898.jpg
The newest Smithsonian to come to the National Mall will highlight centuries of black history and thousands of artifacts.

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<![CDATA[Danish Ambassador Speaks About Royal Visit]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092616+danish+ambassador.jpg
The crown prince and princess of Denmark will visit Washington starting Tuesday. Danish Ambassador to the United States Lars Lose speaks with News4's Barbara Harrison about the trade mission and the relationship...

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<![CDATA[Find Your Fun: DC-Area Fall Festivals]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:15:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_159550214.jpg
These D.C.-area events will make saying goodbye to summer a little less painful.

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<![CDATA['We Are America': New African American History Museum Opens]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160924+Obama+on+Stage+Thumb.jpg
Bells rang out throughout Washington, D.C. Saturday as the Smithsonian's highly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., opened after more than 100 years in...

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<![CDATA[Bring the Kids: Kid-Friendly Fall Festivals in the DC Area]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 06:36:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_2217959561.jpg
The air is crisp and perfect for outdoor activities, but finding fall events that will keep your kids entertained can be tough.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: African-American History Museum Opening]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:38:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160924+Children+Embrace.jpg
Celebrities, politicians and civil rights leaders joined thousands on the National Mall this weekend for a three-day festival event to celebrate the newest Smithsonian Museum — the National Museum of African...]]>
<![CDATA[Timelapse: 52 Months of Museum Construction (in 106 Seconds)]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:58:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/earthcam-timelapse.jpg
After 100 years in the making and 52 months of construction, the Smithsonian's long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors on the National Mall on Saturday.

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<![CDATA['Life-Changing': Visitors React to African American Museum]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:32:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-09-25_1235.jpg
"Phenomenal." "Hopeful." "Exhilarating." Visitors were enthralled by their visits to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, describing the experience as inspiring...

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<![CDATA[People Celebrate Opening of African American Museum]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:53:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Museum+Opening.jpg
People from all backgrounds came out to the National Mall for the grand opening of the new African American museum. News4's Kristin Wright spoke to many of them who said it was an emotional experience.]]>
<![CDATA[15 Places to Watch Monday's Presidential Debate]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:21:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/debate1.PNG
You don't want to miss the conversation moderated by NBC's Lester Holt, so why not make it fun?

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<![CDATA[African American Museum: 100 Years in the Making]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:51:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_aahmuseum0920_1920x1080.jpg
Here is a look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s story before the doors even opened.

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<![CDATA[How Visitors Feel After Seeing the African American Museum]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:38:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/187*120/Whiteboard10.jpg
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors to the public Saturday. News4 asked people to describe how they felt after touring the monumental museum.

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<![CDATA[Street Style at the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:01:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160924+Street+Style+Thumb.jpg
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<![CDATA[Seeing African-American History Through Redskins Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell's Eyes]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bobby+Mitchells+Jersey+at+the+African+American+Museum.jpg
Bobby Mitchell was the Redskins first African-American player. He toured the new National Museum of African American History and Culture with News4's Barbara Harrison.

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<![CDATA[10 Tips for Visiting New Museum of African American History]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:04:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480949896.jpg
Here are 10 tips for making the most out of your visit to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening Saturday, Sept. 24.

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<![CDATA[A People's Journey: Arts and Entertainment]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:58:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/misty-GettyImages-456402098.jpg
“You don’t have to fit into this mold of what society has cut out for you.” These stars saw the barriers, and crashed through them.

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<![CDATA[Free Baltimore Art, Music and Food Festivals in Oct.]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:03:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_442357273.jpg
Looking for a quick weekend road trip? Check out one (or all!) of these free Baltimore-area festivals:

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<![CDATA['Bath Crashers' Star Has Tips for Fixing Up Your Bathroom]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:34:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016196320_1200x675_771893827960.jpg
The host of the DIY Network television show "Bath Crashers" has tips for spiffing up your own bathroom. News4's Barbara Harrison speaks with Matt Muenster. "Plan your work, work your plan," he said.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Food Truck in Running for Breakfast Sandwich Award]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:17:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016196335_1200x675_771897411729.jpg
The D.C. food truck Dirty South Deli is in the running for winning a national breakfast sandwich award. Chef Jacob Hunter shows News4's Eun Yang his sandwich with sausage, a fried egg, homemade pimento...]]>
<![CDATA[Hungry? The Sweet Home Café Is Serving Up Culture]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:27:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-09-23_0850.jpg
Go inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Sweet Home Café with Executive Chef Jerome Grant.

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<![CDATA[National Christmas Tree Lighting Performers Announced]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:35:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP152860547728.jpg
It might only be the first day of fall, but the National Park Service on Thursday announced plans for its 94th annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration.

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<![CDATA[Nation's Oldest Park Ranger Celebrates 95th Birthday]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:48:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Betty+Soskin.jpg
The oldest park ranger for the country, is in Washington, D.C. to help celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.]]>
<![CDATA[Touring the African American Museum With Bobby Mitchell]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:46:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bobby+Mitchell+at+the+African+American+Museum.jpg
News4's Barbara Harrison toured the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Bobby Mitchell, the first black man to play for the Washington Redskins.

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<![CDATA[Children's Book Author Speaks on Eve of Book Festival]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:53:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092316+childrens+books.jpg
Author Juana Medina discusses her children's books with News4's Barbara Harrison. On Saturday, she will appear on the Children's Stage of the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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<![CDATA[A People's Journey to Political Power]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:02:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama+44th+president.jpg
From emancipation to the Oval Office, see some of the monumental steps that culminated in the election of America’s first black president.

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<![CDATA[Family-Friendly Bazaar Coming to Potomac Church]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:25:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016182331_1200x675_771102275932.jpg
The annual bazaar at Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Potomac, Maryland runs Friday through Sunday. News4's Barbara Harrison speaks with parishioner Rida Boulos about the celebration...]]>
<![CDATA[Famed Animator Showing Artwork in Reston]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:28:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016181959_1200x675_771043907653.jpg
Famed animator Ron Campbell is in town for a special event in Reston this weekend -- he'll be exhibiting artwork featuring beloved cartoon characters including Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the...]]>
<![CDATA['Chicago Med' Actor Visits at Start of New Season]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:19:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092216+chicago+med+actor.jpg
Actor Brian Tee, who plays Dr. Ethan Choi on "Chicago Med" speaks with News4's Barbara Harrison about the show on screen and behind the scenes. The next season starts Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Life-Size Animal Sculptures Now at National Cathedral]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:36:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016168191_1200x675_770201667749.jpg
Whimsical bronze sculptures of animals, some life-size, are now on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. Artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup and Kevin Eckstrom of the cathedral speak with News4's Barbara...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make Armenian Borek Spinach Pie]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:40:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092116+armenian+food.jpg
The annual Armenian Food Festival starts Thursday at Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church in Bethesda. Anne Dardarian and Akabi Atamian speak with News4's Barbara Harrison about the event and show how to make...]]>
<![CDATA['Sense & Sensibility' Stars Talk About New DC Production]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016168203_1200x675_770208323675.jpg
A new production of "Sense & Sensibility" is being performed at the Folger Theatre in D.C. News4's Barbara Harrison speaks with actors Maggie McDowell and Jamie Smithson about the surprises audiences can...]]>
<![CDATA[10 Things You Must See at National Mall's Newest Museum]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:54:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-605696714.jpg
With about 85,000 square feet of exhibition space, there's a lot of ground to cover in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture and you may not be able to see it all in one trip....

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<![CDATA[No Pass for African American History Museum? 6 Other Ideas]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:14:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-598305782-%281%291.jpg
Even if you don't have a timed pass for the opening of the National African American History Museum, there are still fun (and free!) things to do around D.C. and even outside of the District.

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<![CDATA[Natl' Book Festival at Convention Center This Sat.]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:18:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-84707419.jpg
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is coming up this Saturday, and as usual, there's plenty of famous names on the roster, including Lois Lowry, Shonda Rhimes, Katherine Paterson and Jeffrey Toobin.

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<![CDATA[You Can Now Visit Baby Orangutan at National Zoo]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:46:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/218*120/thumbnail29363045710_05f6141dce_h-%281%29.jpg
For the first time in 25 years, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a newborn Bornean orangutan earlier this month -- a baby keepers have named Redd. The zoo's Great Ape House reopened Tuesday morning,...

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<![CDATA[Md. Nonprofit Turns Old Fire Hoses Into Toys for Animals]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:13:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bear43.jpg
Hose2Habitat provides zoos, sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers with toys and beds made from old hoses and other donated materials.

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<![CDATA[By the Numbers: African American History Museum]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:36:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-605691248.jpg
Check out 10 quick facts and figures on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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<![CDATA[4 Ways to Get to the African American History Museum]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:27:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-605695524.jpg
The museum's long-anticipated opening will bring with it road closures and large crowds.

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<![CDATA[Opening of Newest Smithsonian Just Days Away]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:14:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016138898_1200x675_768393283914.jpg
We are counting down to the opening of the Smithsonian's newest museum. The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday. News4's Barbara Harrison shares some of the most memorable...]]>
<![CDATA[Road Trip! Richmond Folk Fest: Food, Music, Culture]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:42:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/20151010DP-141-Bolivian+Parade-by+Dave+Parrish.JPG
Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Richmond Folk Festival, coming up Oct. 7-9.

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<![CDATA[Kyirisan Chef Tim Ma Shows How to Make Bao Buns]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:51:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016142806_1200x675_768564291965.jpg
Chef Tim Ma's D.C. restaurant Kyirisan is now serving brunch. Ma and pastry chef Mollie Bird show News4's Eun Yang how to make steamed custard bao buns.]]>
<![CDATA[PARK(ing) Day Turns Pavement Into Parks]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:29:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/parkingday2.jpg
A number of parking spaces were turned into miniature parks Friday in the District, Montgomery County, Arlington and Alexandria. PARK(ing) Day is meant to get people thinking about new ways to use open...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day With Freebies]]> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:02:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-564988703.jpg
Sunday is National Cheesburger Day, and to celebrate, a number of restaurants are offering special promotions.

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<![CDATA[Sci-Fi, Fantasy Stars Speak at Intervention Con in Rockville]]> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:41:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/Intervention+Con3.jpg


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<![CDATA[Taco Bamba Chef Makes Mexican Dishes on Independence Day]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:47:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/091616+mexican+food+demonstration.jpg
On Mexico's independence day, Chef Victor Albisu of Taco Bamba Taqueria shows News4's Eun Yang how to make tostadas, street corn and more. The company has three Mexican restaurants in Northern Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Small Artifacts, Big Stories at the African American Museum ]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:57:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/sept+14+getty+black+power.jpg
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture contains about 85,000 square feet of exhibition space on five floors. And with nearly 3,000 objects and 12 exhibitions on display, it can...

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