<![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-usWed, 31 Aug 2016 12:21:38 -0400Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:21:38 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Free Fall Outdoor Movies in the DMV]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:48:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NoMa-125edited.jpg
Prep your picnic baskets, round up your friends and get ready for the fall movie season in the DMV.

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<![CDATA[County Fairs in the DMV Continue Through Sept.]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:51:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/county+fairs.jpg
County fairs are a summertime staple -- and in the busy DMV, they continue right into early fall. Escape the city for a day trip to one of the surrounding areas, or celebrate your own county with fried food and...

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<![CDATA[National Museum of African American History & Culture Opens Sept. 24 on National Mall]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:51:31 -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[10 Tips for Visiting New Museum of African American History]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:41:58 -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[100 Things to Do This Summer in the DC Area]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:52:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/things-to-do-in-dc-summer1.jpg
You have three months to get outside, see the sights, host some barbecues and much more -- here are 100 ways to make the most of the summer.

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<![CDATA[MTV VMA Red Carpet Looks]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:55:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/vma-red-carpet-6.jpg
Take a peek at stars strutting their stuff on the red carpet at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[MTV Video Music Awards 2016: Best Moments]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:25:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-597574376_master.jpg
The best pictures and moments from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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<![CDATA[NPS Celebrates 100 Years With Virtual Reality]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:57:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/CyArk111.JPG
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary and one organization marked the centennial by giving people virtual reality tours of one of the nation's most treasured monuments -- Mount...]]>
<![CDATA[Re-Imagine National Monuments Through Virtual Reality]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:13:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mount+Rushmore.jpg
All day Saturday, CyArk will give visitors a one-of-a-kind view of Mount Rushmore as part of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary celebration on the National Mall.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend Event Will Get Your Tail Waggin'!]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:58:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/wags+and+whiskers.jpg
A preview of this weekend's Wags N' Whiskers event in Shirlington.]]>
<![CDATA[Manassas Artists Displayed at City Hall]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:44:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015899104_1200x675_751171139825.jpg
Manassas artists display their works at city hall.]]>
<![CDATA[St. Regis Chef Shows Off Bloody Mary Cake]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:40:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082516+bloody+mary+cake.jpg
Chef Thierry Delourneaux of The St. Regis Washington, D.C. talks about his bloody mary cake, which is sweet and savory and includes Old Bay. He spoke with News4's Erika Gonzalez.

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<![CDATA[Lebron James' 'The Wall' Holds Casting Calls in Md., Va.]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lebron+james+cleveland+contrato.jpg
"The Wall," an NBC show executive produced by NBA star LeBron James, is holding casting calls in Maryland and Virginia next week.

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<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 19:08:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NoMa-125edited.jpg
Prep your picnic baskets, round up your friends and get ready for summer movie season in the DMV.

Photo Credit: Shivan Sarna]]>
<![CDATA['Black Boy Blues' Debuts This Weekend at Flowers High School]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015894763_1200x675_750899779653.jpg
"Black Boy Blues" will debut this weekend at Flowers High School in Springdale, Maryland. The play, created by two brothers, is set in the 1950s in Maryland.Those brothers, Josh and Jimmy Jenkins, stopped...]]>
<![CDATA[Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week Returns Aug. 19-28]]> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:58:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_51088681-%281%29.jpg
More than 50 Alexandria eateries will serve discounted lunch and dinner dishes to food lovers during the area's annual Summer Restaurant Week from Aug. 19-28.

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<![CDATA[Aretha Franklin Cancels Friday's Wolf Trap Performance]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:08:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526200380.jpg
Aretha Franklin said in a statement posted on Wolf Trap's website that the cancellation for Friday's show was "due to doctor's orders."

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<![CDATA[Nick Cannon Starts Freshman Year at Howard University]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:12:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_85189231806.jpg
Actor Nick Cannon is adding another title to his expansive resume -- student.

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<![CDATA[Get Your Passes for African American Museum's Grand Opening]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:54:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NewSmithsonian.jpg
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open Sept. 24, complete with a series of grand opening events.

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<![CDATA[Burtons Grill & Bar Opens Second Location in No. Va.]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:55:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015851879_1200x675_748551235877.jpg
The restaurant Burtons Grill & Bar, which serves traditional American fare, is opening a second Northern Virginia location Monday in Sterling. Dylyn Coolidge of the restaurant showed News4's Eun Yang how to make...]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Concert Guide: The Can't-Miss Music This Season]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:12:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/summer-concert-guide-composite-gettyImages.jpg
Check out some noteworthy performances hitting the D.C. area this summer.

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<![CDATA[Colorful Hairstyles of the 2016 Summer Olympics]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:53:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-589392344.jpg
Some athletes have contributed to the colorful Olympic trend with some impressive hair styles. Ryan Lochte may have gained the most notoriety early on in Rio with his silver lid, but he's not alone.

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<![CDATA[Pike District's Effect on Traffic, Shopping and Dining in Montgomery Co.]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:53:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015857220_1200x675_748785219698.jpg
Montgomery County is redeveloping the area around White Flint Mall into a community called the Pike District. Chris Gordon reports on the effect on traffic, shopping and dining out in the county.]]>
<![CDATA[Award-Winning Chef Michel Richard Dies]]> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:29:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Michel+Richard.jpg
Award-winning chef Michel Richard has died, according to News4’s Eun Yang.

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<![CDATA[Backpacks 4 Kids 4K Run Comes to Yards Park Sunday]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160816+Backpacks4Kids.jpg
Whether you’re an avid runner or were just inspired by the Olympics, head to the Yards Park Sunday afternoon to take part in the NBC4 Backpack 4 Kids 4K Fun Run.]]>
<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:06:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Slurpee-BYOC.jpg
Grab the biggest cup-like container you can find and head to 7-Eleven this weekend!

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<![CDATA[Washington Monument Reopens, Closes Again]]> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Washington+Monument1.jpg
The monument closed again on Sunday after the elevator doors would not open at the 490 feet level.

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<![CDATA[Bill Bellamy Performing at DC Comedy Club]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:51:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bellamy3.jpg
Tickets are still available for comedian Bill Bellamy’s special event stand-up shows at D.C. Improv August 11-14.

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<![CDATA[Shake Shack to Offer Free Burgers Tuesday]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:53:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ShakeShackBurger1.jpg
In celebration of its 100th chain opening, Shake Shack locations worldwide are offering free burgers to their first 100 customers Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[DC Named 'Restaurant City of the Year']]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:18:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/restaurant+city+of+the+year.jpg
The Washington, D.C. restaurant scene is getting more national recognition. The magazine Bon Appétit has named D.C. the "Restaurant City of the Year."

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<![CDATA[Something New Just Popped Up in Arlington]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:29:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015729946_1200x675_741946947533.jpg
A pop-up plaza has opened at the parking lot at Courthouse Square.]]>
<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Slurpee BYO Cup Day ]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:05:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DSC00217_EDITEDbyocup.jpg
Customers can bring in any size container and fill it with their favorite Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 19 and Saturday Aug. 20 for only $1.50.

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<![CDATA[Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million to New Smithsonian Museum]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:58:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jordan9.jpg
Retired NBA player Michael Jordan has donated $5 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Sports Gallery, according to the Smithsonian.

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<![CDATA[Bei Bei Gets Hosed Down]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 23:40:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015653069_1200x675_737808451648.jpg
The National Zoo's adorable giant panda cub Bei Bei knows how to cool off in this hot and humid weather. Zookeepers say he enjoys playing in the water and getting sprayed with the hose.]]>