<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 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, 20 Apr 2014 14:05:32 -0400 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:05:32 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[White House to Hold Garden Tours April 26-27]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/1280657151.jpg
Have you ever wanted to get an up-close look at the White House's gardens? Well, here' s your chance.

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<![CDATA[Rehab Center Treats Baby Squirrel After Fall]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/squirrel8.jpg
The rehab center that patched up D.C.'s snowy owl has another cute creature under its care.]]>
<![CDATA['Fire on the Water' Festival in AC]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:05:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_142661302.jpg
Atlantic City is starting summer with a two-day festival featuring The Firefighter Combat Challenge and "Guns versus Hoses" boxing.

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<![CDATA[Arlington Allocates $42K for 'Pub Crawl Support']]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_134857220.jpg
The Arlington County Board has approved an extra $42,000 for the city's police department for "pub crawl support."

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<![CDATA[Visit National Parks for Free This Weekend]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:31:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/198*120/harpers-ferry_80300179aaaa.jpg
This weekend, the National Park Service will waive admission fees for all national parks. The free admission weekend is a part of National Park Week, which runs through April 27

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<![CDATA[Who's Ready To Plant? Raise Your Green Thumb!]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:43:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006168998_1200x675_229810243959.jpg
Plant specialist David Yost explains what planting we can do this weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Eat, Drink, Be Merry at Highlandtown Wine Fest]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:05:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_187283594.jpg
Baltimore's annual Highlandtown Wine Festival will feature fine wines, delectable Italian food and more.

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<![CDATA[Sloth Bear Cub, Seal Pup Named at National Zoo]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:16:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/zoo-babies1.jpg
A sloth bear cub and a seal pup at the National Zoo are now known as more than just "a sloth bear cub" and "a seal pup." The two babies have recently been named Remi and Rona, the zoo announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Scene: 21 Best Bars in D.C.]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:42:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-04-17_1146.jpg
The Washington Post's Lavanya Ramanathan names the 21 most interesting places to drink in the district.]]>
<![CDATA[OC Officials Dispute Real Estate Co.'s "Most Dangerous" List]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:42:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ocean+city+md.jpg
Ocean City, Md., officials dispute a real estate company's study that found the popular vacation destination to be the most dangerous city in the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Washington Monument Tickets Now Available]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:41:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Washington+Monument+Scaffolding+030713.jpg
The National Park Service began accepting ticket reservations for the Washington Monument Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Kathie Lee Joins Va. "Into the Woods" Production]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:09:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kathie+Lee+Gifford-722.jpg
The Today Show's Kathie Lee Gifford is bringing her talents to the D.C. area.

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<![CDATA[Picking the Proper Hat for Any Spring Event]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:44:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006149798_1200x675_228445763669.jpg
Historically hats and other fanciful headwear have been part of the celebration of spring. And it's that time of year, especially with Easter this weekend. Here to show us some options for spring is Anna Fuhrman...]]>
<![CDATA[White House Announces 2014 Easter Egg Roll Lineup]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:27:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/174*120/165190803.jpg
Special guests include Cam Anthony, Jim Carrey and Debby Ryan.

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<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival Wraps Up]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:10:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006112304_1200x675_225549379875.jpg
Huge crowds flock to the Tidal Basin on the final day of the Cherry Blossom Fesitval. Derrick Ward reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Red Hen Chef Mike Friedman's Cured Salmon]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:29:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006121526_1200x675_226421827624.jpg
Chef Mike Friedman from RAMMY-nominated Red Hen prepares cured salmon.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Throw a Speed Wedding]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:05:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006099009_1200x675_223565891756.jpg
On the eve of the semi-annual bridal show at the Dulles Expo Center, wedding designer Sarah Campbell joins us to talk about speeding up the normally year-long process of planning a wedding.]]>
<![CDATA[Perfect Day For the Cherry Blossom Parade]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:14:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006107529_1200x675_224630851814.jpg
Crowds lined Constitution Avenue for the National Cherry Blossom Parade. Derrick Ward reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Peep These Marshmallow Creations]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:48:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006104493_1200x675_224013379784.jpg
Scenes artists created entirely out of Peeps, the popular Easter candy, are on display in Carroll County, Md.]]>
<![CDATA[Large Crowds for Peaking Cherry Blossoms]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:23:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006101397_1200x675_223858243825.jpg
The cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin are at their most beautiful and huge crowds are turning out to see them. News4's Melissa Mollet talked to visitors who've traveled a few miles or a few states just to...]]>
<![CDATA[$100 Grilled Cheese Makes Debut]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:40:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/deca+grilled+cheese.jpg
A Chicago restaurant debuted a $100 grilled cheese sandwich in honor of National Grilled Cheese Month. The “Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese” sandwich features Spanish black iberico ham, Oregon white...

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<![CDATA[Debbie Allen's Casting Call]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:04:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006099022_1200x675_223564867645.jpg
Famed choreographer Debbie Allen discusses her casting call for "Brothers of the Knight," happening now in D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Parade, Street Fair This Weekend]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:08:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/572235651.jpg
The blossoms are just barely blooming, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival will wrap up this weekend with two of its capstone events: the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and the Sakura...

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<![CDATA[Where Else to See Cherry Blossoms]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:34:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/4813cb3.jpg
For cherry blossom enthusiasts who want to avoid the Mall and the crowds.

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<![CDATA[2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1416005202.jpg
Find cherry blossom viewing spots, festival events and more]]>
<![CDATA[Chamber Dance Project Coming to Kennedy Center This Summer]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:55:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006052908_1200x675_220243523990.jpg
Diane Coburn Bruning and Ronald Flores of the Chamber Dance Project disucss the tango event coming to the Kennedy Center in June.]]>
<![CDATA[Chinatown Coffee Experimenting with New Brewing Methods]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:32:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006083009_1200x675_222464579730.jpg
The Washington Post's Lavanya Ramanathan tells you all about Chinatown's Coffee new experimental brewing methods.]]>
<![CDATA[Spy Museum Eyes Fact, Fiction of 'The Americans']]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:57:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/spy+museum.jpg
Museum visitors in Washington are getting a look at real Soviet-era spy gear compared with props from TV's spy drama "The Americans.'']]>
<![CDATA[Washington Ballet Brings "Peter Pan" to the Kennedy Center]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:43:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006066718_1200x675_221386819893.jpg
The Washington Ballet is bringing a new production of "Peter Pan" to the Kennedy Center. Artistic Director Septime Webre and stars Luis Torres and Marshall Whiteley preview the show.]]>
<![CDATA[Want to See the Cherry Blossoms? Take a Pedicab]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:14:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/154617001.jpg
Uber D.C. is offering open-air "Pedicabs" from April 5 to the end of the National Cherry Blossom festival.

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<![CDATA[Ode to the Cherry Blossoms]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:46:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/171*120/4813cb5.jpg
We're finally seeing the surest sign of spring in the Washington area: The cherry blossoms.

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<![CDATA[Soaking in Spring With the Cherry Blossoms]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:43:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140328+Cherry+Blossom.jpg
Following a seemingly endless winter, tourists along with people who live in our area are finally getting a chance to soak in spring with the arrival of the cherry blossoms. News4's Pat Collins reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossoms Begin to Emerge]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:20:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/165993406.jpg
Spots of pink and white are finally decorating the Tidal Basin -- and soon, it'll be all pink as the cherry blossoms will likely reach peak bloom later this week.

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<![CDATA[Workers Put Finishing Touches on Capital Wheel]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:52:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Capital+Wheel+040414.jpg
The Capital Wheel at National Harbor in Prince George's County will open Memorial Day weekend. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the giant observation wheel. Prince George's County Bureau...

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<![CDATA[The Dome: Ever Wonder What 25 Million Pixels Can Do? ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:24:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/168*120/The+Dome+screen.jpg
Experience the most technically advanced digital theater in the world at the Science Museum of Virginia. The Dome is a new 360-degree screen powered by five projectors and 40 computer servers.

Photo Credit: Michael Waine Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Zaytinya Chef Shares Loukoumades Recipe]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:42:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/greek-easter1.jpg
Zaytinya Chef Michael Costa’s recipe for loukoumades (doughnuts).]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Duck Tavern's Ode to Spring]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:40:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_93181.JPG
Blue Duck Tavern's new spring menu is infused with the sense and sensibilities of newly appointed chef de cuisine Daniel Singhofen.]]>
<![CDATA[Red Light Cocktails & Dessert Bar Opening in April]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:11:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_131055806.jpg
However playful the name of the restaurant is, the focus on desserts and cocktails will display serious talent. Chef Underwood's menu at Red Light will offer 10 desserts changing daily, reflecting the...

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<![CDATA[A Mountaintop Stay in the Pocono Mountains]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:11:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/DSC_8323eee.jpg
You don't have to be a member of the private Lake Naomi Club to get membership perks. Just stay at the Mountaintop Lodge and reep the benefits.

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<![CDATA[District Flea Returns for a Springy Second Round]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:32:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/201*120/districtflea_pepe-670x400.jpg
The coolest pop-up in all the land.

Photo Credit: Scott Suchman, courtesy of District Flea]]>
<![CDATA[Play Ball! A Guide to the New Season at Nats Park]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:58:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nat+home+opener.jpg
Wondering about new food, alternate transportation options and whether there's a free bobblehead in your future? Read on.]]>