<![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, 29 Nov 2015 11:01:25 -0500 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:01:25 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Black Friday Starts Before Thanksgiving Dinner]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:39:08 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Black+Friday+00B8F1CD.jpg
Thanksgiving dinner hadn’t even started when people were making their way home from Black Friday shopping.

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<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gift Guide for Any Budget]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:35:56 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/gift-thumb.jpg
They say it's better to give than it is to receive. What they don't tell you is how to do all that giving when you're on a budget. Instead of wandering crowded malls and streets hoping for inspiration, we've got...
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<![CDATA[ZooLights Now Open at National Zoo ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/zoo+lights.jpg
It's time for ZooLights, the Smithsonian National Zoo's famous celebration of the holidays and animals!]]>
<![CDATA[Which Stores Are Open -- and When -- on Thanksgiving and Black Friday]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20151030+Black+Friday+Shopping.jpg
Already planning your Black Friday shopping? We're compiling a list of hours for you.]]>
<![CDATA[Learn How to Make Coquito Cocktails for the Holidays]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ENG_coquito_recipe_1200x675_574318147973.jpg
Miami-based food writer Enriqueta Lemoine shows you her take on the Puerto Rican holiday drink coquito.]]>
<![CDATA[Christmas on the Potomac at National Harbor]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:55:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/shutterstock_244428523.jpg
Gaylord National is celebrating yet another holiday season on the Potomac with events including the new Frostbite Factory, a live ice-carving zone.

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<![CDATA[Obama Pardons Abe the Turkey]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:13:07 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000012754210_1200x675_574285891921.jpg
RAW VIDEO: President Barack Obama did his Thanksgiving duty Wednesday and pardoned a turkey.]]>
<![CDATA[New Era for the National Portrait Gallery]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:45:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000012758067_1200x675_574441027611.jpg
There's a new effort to draw more people to the National Portrait Gallery. News4's Barbara Harrison has the story.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Winter Fun With Georgetown Light Display]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:10:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GLOW+2014_Photo+Sam+Kittner+courtesy+Georgetown+BID2.jpg
Look no further than Georgetown for free winter fun with the Georgetown GLOW light exhibition by the Georgetown Waterfront Park.

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<![CDATA[History of Thanksgiving: How Much Do You Know About Turkey Day?]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:30:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_51734552621.jpg
Millions of Americans will travel to visit family and friends and stuff themselves with turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But how much do you know about the holiday’s origins and why we celebrate?...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood, Nnamdi, Cheh Get D.C. Flag Tattoos]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:36:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-11-20_1611_001.jpg
News4 reporter Tom Sherwood had been saying for years that if a WAMU 88.5 listener made a major donation during "The Politics Hour," he would get a tattoo of the D.C. flag. Done, and done.

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<![CDATA[Winterthur & Longwood Gardens: Holiday Tours]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:39:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/shutterstock_162579758.jpg
Winterthur, a historic museum, garden and library in Delaware, is celebrating the holidays with two all-day holiday tours.

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<![CDATA[Fire Dancers? Robots? Sure, Artomatic's Got 'Em]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:49:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_87029822.jpg
The best part about Artomatic? Anyone can share their art at this non-juried, monthlong arts festival.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:45:50 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_118180813.jpg
Get in the holiday spirit with a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch and experience a holiday bonfire -- plus cider and cookies, too!

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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Turkey Do's and Don'ts]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:08:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/turkey_dos_donts_preparations.jpg
#NBC5Responds' Deanna Dewberry offers a few surprising tips on how to make that Thanksgiving centerpiece perfect.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Top 12 Holiday Toys]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:40:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Toys-SplitScreen.jpg
Lightsabers, talking plush toys and robots make up this year's lineup of hot toys every kid would love to get for the holidays. Click through to see the top 12 toys dominating store shelves and kids' wish lists...

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<![CDATA[Gift Guide: 12 Hot Holiday Toys]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:36:37 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/toys-split.jpg
Lightsabers, talking plush toys and robots make up this year's lineup of hot toys every kid would love to get for the holidays. Hundreds of products, from puzzles to action figures based on "Star Wars:...

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<![CDATA[Don't Be a Turkey: Celebrate a Bird-Free Thanksgiving]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:03:50 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_554344590313.jpg
It’s that time of year again — to give thanks for all that we have. Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday, one that is deeply rooted in tradition. Food and family have become synonymous with the holiday. Many

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<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gifts for Sports Lovers]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:33:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jacket-Gloves.jpg
If there's a fitness enthusiast or someone looking to get in shape on your holiday shopping list, look no further than this sports gift guide. Help your friends and loved ones reach their fitness goals...

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<![CDATA[4,000 Miles Later, Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in D.C. ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:34:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-11-21_1137.jpg
The Capitol Christmas Tree's 4,000 mile trek to Washington, D.C. is almost over.

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<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Tech & Gadget Gifts Under $100]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:25:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tech+Gifts+2015.jpg
Shopping for a gadget-obsessed friend or family member? Discover the coolest gadgets and tech gifts in our 2015 holiday guide.]]>
<![CDATA[Pandas Mei Xiang, Tian Tian to Stay Through 2020]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:25:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/176*120/5370687289_79b2d79298_z.jpg
Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are here to stay -- at least a few years longer.

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<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gifts for a Fashionista]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:38:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fashionista2.jpg
Don't know what to buy for the fashion-forward lady on your list. Click through our ultimate holiday gift guide for some of the most stylish items that will be sure to please even the most devout trendsetters. ]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Bei Bei Reaches New Levels of Cuteness]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:10:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-11-18_1554.jpg
The National Zoo's three-month-old panda cub, Bei Bei, has reached epic levels of adorableness. Gone are the days of being tiny, hairless and helpless. The cub now sports black-and-white fur and is already...

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<![CDATA[Christmas Walk, Boat Parade of Lights in Alexandria]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:54:47 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Boat_Parade_679_CREDIT_R_Kennedy_for_Visit_Alexandria.jpg
With December comes plenty of holiday cheer, and Old Town Alexandria has just the festive weekend coming up to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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<![CDATA[SCRAP DC Closing Brookland Location Due to Rising Rent]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:42:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/SCRAP+DC.jpg
News4's Wendy Rieger reports on SCRAP DC, a little shop in the city's Brookland neighborhood that will have to close its doors after Saturday because of rising rent.

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<![CDATA[How to Carve a Turkey, Just in Time for the Holidays]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:22:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thanksgiving-FINAL_1200x675_570319939834.jpg
Chef Fitz Tallon from Eataly NYC shows you how to carve a turkey.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Boy Takes Spotlight in Arena Stage's "Oliver!"]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000012645450_1200x675_567961155615.jpg
News4's Wendy Rieger catches up with the star of the Arena Stage production of "Oliver!" and explains how this version aims to make the themes from the Charles Dickens tale relevant to modern audiences.]]>
<![CDATA["Cinderella" Makes Debut at National Theater]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:11:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000012686821_1200x675_570174531678.jpg
John Yi and Kaitlyn Davidson starred in the debut of "Cinderella" at the National Theater Wednesday night. They explain what it's like to perform a modern version of the story.]]>
<![CDATA['Not as Exciting': Black Friday Deals Arrive Earlier Than Ever]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:36:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_583751221090.jpg
Black Friday is becoming a month-long deal. Amazon's sales began Nov. 20 and continue through Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving and what was once the start of the holiday shopping season.

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<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gifts for Foodies]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:16:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kitchen-Items.jpg
Get your favorite foodie inspired in the kitchen with these cool kitchen gadgets. From utensils to small appliances, here's a list of great gift ideas any food lover would appreciate.

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<![CDATA[Uber Rolls Out On-Demand Flu Vaccinations]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:08:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/UberFlu-Health+Photos+3.jpg
Haven't gotten your flu shot yet? Between long work hours, household responsibilities, errands and child care, making a trip to the doctor's office or local pharmacy for that flu shot doesn't seem too...

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<![CDATA[First Taco Bell Goes on the Road]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:41:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_4536tacobellwearethenext.JPG
While the region's movie industry has made a romance or two in its time, nearly every heart-tugger in the world weakens before one of Southern California's truly intense twosomes: food lovers and historic...

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<![CDATA[Bei Bei to Meet His Adoring Public in Jan.]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:51:25 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/12247798_10153696546512902_1074890636480567760_o.jpg
Hey Bei Bei, hey Bei Bei, hey! The National Zoo's giant panda cub, Bei Bei, will make his public debut Jan. 16, the zoo announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[A Look Inside the D.C. Archives]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 21:31:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/111215+dc+archives.jpg
Some of the treasures of the D.C. Archives in storage in Shaw include the handwritten wills of George Washington and Frederick Douglass. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the plan for a new Archives building and...]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Pulls Holiday Sweater]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:05:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/192*120/GettyImages-2751522.jpg
Just days after Target went under fire for a highly contested Christmas sweater and hours after Bloomingdale’s issued an apology for offending customers in a misleading catalog ad, Nordstrom is now the...

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<![CDATA[Why Are So Many People Afraid of Friday the 13th?]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:09:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Friday13-GettyImages-492064576.jpg
One of the most dreaded days of the year is here: Friday the 13th. While many of us might be quick to pull the covers back over our heads, what makes this such an unlucky day? No one really knows.

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<![CDATA['Real Housewives of Potomac' to Debut]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:41:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/111115+real+housewives+potomac.jpg
"The Real Housewives of Potomac" will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 17, Bravo announced Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Live Like a 'Housewife' at These Potomac Spots]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:18:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/111115+real+housewives+potomac.jpg
Live like a Real Housewife of Potomac by visiting these elite Potomac area destinations.

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<![CDATA[Bei Bei Takes His First Steps at National Zoo]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:08:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bei-bei-storage-bin.jpg
Bei Bei reached one of the biggest milestones in a young cub’s life. He took his first steps -- and the National Zoo caught them on camera.
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<![CDATA[Top Food Trends for 2016 Revealed]]> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 20:32:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/199*120/PlantSlant2.jpg
Restaurant consultant group Baum + Whiteman has released its top food trends for 2016, and the number one spot didn’t go to one particular meal. Instead, the top trend revolves around how we get our...

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<![CDATA[Twyla Tharp on 50 Years in Dance]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:26:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000012588596_1200x675_564602435735.jpg
News4's Barbara Harrison interviews Twyla Tharp on her 50 years of innovation in dance -- and asks her what's next. Tharp has an unforgettable answer.]]>