<![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 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:06:14 -0500 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:06:14 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Year's Eve Celebration Guide]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:05:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_121562764.jpg
Do you want to ring in 2015 outdoors on a pier or cradled in the comfort of a luxury hotel? In downtown D.C. or a couple hours out of town? Whatever you want, we've got you covered when it comes to New...

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Your Holiday Market Roundup]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:17:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Downtown-HolidayMarket-5.jpg
The holiday season is just around the corner. Gather your shopping stamina and holiday cheer, and check out the best markets the area has to offer.

Photo Credit: Downtown Holiday Market]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: HOT 99.5's Jingle Ball]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:03:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/5+Seconds+of+Summer%27s+Michael+Clifford.jpg
HOT 99.5's Jingle Ball took over the Verizon Center Monday night, featuring performances by 5 Seconds of Summer (pictured) and a long list of other notable names, including Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris,...

Photo Credit: AlfredoFloresPhotography.com]]>
<![CDATA[Find D.C.-Area Holiday Light Displays ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:10:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/520916115.jpg
Check out the top holiday lighting displays in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Photo Credit: Getty Images ]]>
<![CDATA[Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:17:47 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Sculpture+Garden.jpg
Grab your friends, family or special date and lace up your skates! We've picked out the top ice skating rinks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for you to explore.

Photo Credit: Getty Images ]]>
<![CDATA["Pippin" Opens at National Theatre]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:22:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-12-16_1321.jpg
The musical comedy "Pippin" opens Tuesday night. One of the show's stars, singer-dancer Lucie Arnaz, stopped by News4 to discuss the show. She may play a grandmother in the musical -- but that doesn't keep...]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Making Latkes ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:41:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bay-latke-chef.jpg
When it comes to holidays, there's no better recipe than the one you grew up with. Same is true for latkes. So, tonight, when Hanukkah begins at sundown, cooks around the globe will be firing up the frying pans...

Photo Credit: Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[The Success Behind Rose's Luxury]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:32:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008839173_1200x675_372999747772.jpg
Adam Silverman, the owner and head chef of D.C.'s Rose's Luxury, talks to Eun Yang about his overnight success, which includes the spot being named Bon Appetit magazine's top new restaurant in America. ]]>
<![CDATA["D.C. 2024" Makes Its Case to Host Summer Games]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:22:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TLMD-aros-olimpicos-juegos-olimpicos-olympic-rings-getty-images-470969827.jpg
The D.C. 2024 Olympics committee made its bid to the U.S. Olympic Committee to be named the American candidate to host the Summer Games Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:52:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
Merriam-Webster has declared "culture" as the word of 2014, The Associated Press reported. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[No Snow Yet? Doesn't Matter at the Snow Day Bar Crawl ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:19:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/shutterstock_167718563.jpg
Gird your liver: The 4th Annual Snow Day Bar Crawl is coming up Saturday, Dec. 20, when you and your friends -- assuming you're 21 or older -- can score exclusive drink deals at more than 10 participating Dupont...

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Pits and Cocktails: Outdoor Dining in D.C.]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008800818_1200x675_370484291875.jpg
The Washington Post's Lavanya Ramanathan shares how D.C. restaurants and bars such as A-Bar, Bourbon Steak and Iron Gate have incorporated fire pits to enhance outdoor dining in the winter.]]>
<![CDATA[#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:42:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/01-santafailthumb.jpg
It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family and get those beloved pics of the kids with Santa. Except the photos don't always turn out as you hoped.]]>
<![CDATA[Secret Supper Clubs Pop Up in D.C.]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:41:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20141205+Dinner+Clubs.jpg
Secret dinner clubs are popping up across D.C. Lavanya Ramanathan from the Washington Post tells more.]]>
<![CDATA[James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:02:47 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/James-Franco-SNL.jpg
James Franco's hosted "Saturday Night Live" again — so naturally his friend (and co-star of upcoming comedy flick "The Interview") Seth Rogen crashed the opening monologue in the Dec. 7 episode featuring musical
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[Kennedy Center Hosts Annual 'TubaChristmas' Show]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:21:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_971880471.jpg
Hundreds of tuba, sousaphone and euphonium players will be gathering at the Kennedy Center for an annual holiday tradition.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrating 'Repeal Day']]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:22:37 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008742261_1200x675_367811651561.jpg
Friday is the 81st anniversary of the end of Prohibition -- otherwise known as Repeal Day! Bill Thomas and Trevor Frye from Jack Rose Dining Saloon discuss recipes that survived through Prohibition, and...]]>
<![CDATA[Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:25:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/target+credit+card+breach+latest.jpg
Although Black Friday can be a stressful day for bargain-hunting shoppers, it may be even more difficult for retail employees. That is why a Target electronics department worker in Westminster, Maryland,...]]>
<![CDATA[Christmas and History in Fredericksburg, Va.]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:02:07 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/6543086435_783ced6133_b.jpg
The historic town of Fredericksburg, Virginia is never short on holiday cheer. Join in on the many cheery festivities happening this month and beyond.

Photo Credit: Rainier Homoroc]]>
<![CDATA[White House Christmas Decorations Go Digital]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:44:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/whitehouse+xmas8.jpg
Christmas is going digital at the White House this year.

Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA[Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:32:44 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
The popular direct-sales jewelry retailer Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors this month. “We are so proud of building Lia Sophia over the past 28 years into an outstanding company that has...

Photo Credit: Lia Sophia]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Gingerbread House Fits People]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:31:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/giant+gingerbread+house.jpg
Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort has unveiled a giant gingerbread house that towers above the rest. The creation of pastry chef Lerome Campbell and his team stands nine feet tall from its base to rooftop.

Photo Credit: NECN]]>
<![CDATA[PostSecret Book Signing Dec. 3]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:34:50 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/frankwarren%281%29+%281%29.jpg
On Dec. 3, Frank Warren will hold a book signing for "The World of PostSecret."

Photo Credit: HarperCollins ]]>
<![CDATA[Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting to Be Held Tuesday]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:08:56 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/228*120/capitol_christmas_tree.png
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner will light the Capitol Christmas Tree on the Capitol's West Front Lawn at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[1,100 Kids Still Need Christmas Help]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:45:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Peacock-Bkg.jpg
The program matches donors with kids who may not otherwise receive toys and other gifts for the holidays. More than 6,000 families apply for emergency holiday help each fall in hopes of receiving toys,...

Photo Credit: Salvation Army]]>
<![CDATA[ZooLights Now Open at National Zoo ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:55:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/zoo+lights.jpg
The National Zoo kicked off its annual holiday tradition ZooLights.]]>
<![CDATA[NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Ahead of Christmas ]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:42:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sb10069274b-004.jpg
NORAD begins their Christmas countdown with the 50+ year tradition of tracking Santa Claus' whereabouts.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[Nearby Slopes Open for the Season]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:13:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms626.jpg
Embrace winter in nearby Pennsylvania, where three almost-local ski and snowboard resorts opened for the season Nov. 28.]]>
<![CDATA[New Shopping Destination in Northern Virginia for Black Friday]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:55:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008663402_1200x675_364598339815.jpg
Shoppers have been out all day and night -- some even skipping Thanksgiving dinner to wait in line for the best deals. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver shows us a new shopping destination...]]>
<![CDATA[Family Shopping Encouraged at Westfield Montgomery Mall]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:35:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008662143_1200x675_364566595801.jpg
At the renovated Westfield Montgomery Mall, families are encouraged to shop after Thanksgiving dinner. News4's Derrick Ward reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Crowds Line Up to Shop in Northern Virginia]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:33:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008662148_1200x675_364566595906.jpg
Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver checks in with Thanksgiving shoppers.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday 'Stache Bash in Norfolk]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:47:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/189*120/shutterstock_208397449.jpg
Although No Shave November is coming to an end, Jake's Place, a Norfolk barber shop, is asking guys to hold off on the clippers and razors for a few more weeks.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock ]]>
<![CDATA[Alexandria Preps for Small Business Saturday]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:27:51 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008673248_1200x675_364909123692.jpg
Alexandria's a perfect community for Small Business Saturday. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver has a preview.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Pre-Thanksgiving Snow for D.C. Area]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:37:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-11-26_1436.jpg
Snow fell over parts of the D.C. area as many prepare for Thanksgiving.]]>
<![CDATA[VRE Santa Train Tickets Now on Sale]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:37:44 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vre+train.jpg
Tickets for the Virginia Railway Express Santa Trains will go on sale Monday at 9 a.m.]]>
<![CDATA["Five Guys Named Moe" at Arena Stage]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:49:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/240*120/2014-11-26_1048.jpg
Paris Nix, one of the stars of the show, dishes on his part in the show that pays tribute to legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan.]]>
<![CDATA[Virginia Native's Could Return to "The Voice"]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:13:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20141124+Ryan+Sill.jpg
Virginia native Ryan Sill took to the stage again Tuesday, singing to stay in the Top 8 of NBC’s The Voice.]]>