<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:33:39 -0400Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:33:39 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[13 Family-Friendly Halloween Activities in the DMV]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:47:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_405923167.jpg
Check out these 13 family-friendly events as an alternative to the adult-centered bar crawls and happy hours on Halloween.

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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Working With Rappers to Create Hip-Hop Anthology]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:56:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/kickstarter+campaign+nmaahc.jpg
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is working with legendary rappers and hip-hop artists to create "The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap."

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<![CDATA[31 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted House]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:52:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_316606412.jpg
Whether you prefer horrifying haunts or a boo-zy bar crawl, the D.C. area has something for you. Check out these events in and around the District.

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<![CDATA[Nutritionists Rank Halloween Candy from Better to Worst]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:47:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_070930054765.jpg
Some Halloween treats are trickier than others when it comes to sugar and calories. Here's a better way to dip into your kids' candy stash. NBC News worked with experts to size up the nutritional labels of some...

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<![CDATA[HeArt & Sole Event Fights Hunger in the DC Area]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:00:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fighting_Hunger.jpg
HeArt & Sole is a fund raiser for Central Union Mission. Next week the annual event will allow you to taste the food of a dozen leading chefs and help ensure that no one in our area goes hungry and homeless....]]>
<![CDATA[Meet the 45-Foot Woman Who Could Stand on the National Mall]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:44:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/209*120/R-Evolution+Artist+Rendering+by+Vladimir+Herrera+%28Not+to+Scale+or+Correct+Position%29.jpg
Organizers of an arts festival have launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to stand on the National Mall facing the White House. "Catharsis on the Mall"...

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<![CDATA[Dusty Baker Will Not Return as Washington Nationals Manager]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:35:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dusty+Baker+GettyImages-860304386.jpg
Dusty Baker will not return as the manager of the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[Here's Who's Playing Howard University's Yardfest]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:42:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-671068806.jpg
Howard University has announced the 2017 Yardfest lineup: Rick Ross, Tory Lanez, Doug E Fresh, Kid Capri and Machel Montano will take the stage, according to the student newspaper.

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<![CDATA[Melania Trump's Inaugural Gown to Join Smithsonian]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:41:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-632253960.jpg


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<![CDATA[See Inside: Sting's Palatial Central Park Penthouse Sells for $50M]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:50:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sting+penthouse.jpg
Sting's stunningly unique duplex penthouse on Central Park West is now off the market, having sold for a whopping $50 million, according to Page Six. The legendary musician poured more than a bit of his...

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<![CDATA[$1,000 Bagel Is Back in New York City]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:52:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WNYTS-Bagel-4.jpg
The $1,000 bagel is back in New York City. The Westin New York hotel in Times Square is offering the extravagant bagel for a limited time next month, 10 years after it was first introduced on the menu. The...

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<![CDATA[Six Flags Fright Fest: Activities for the Kids]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:16:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Six_Flags_Fright_Fest_Activites_for_the_Kids.jpg
Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer took a trip to Six Flags for Fright Fest. Although the theme park gets pretty spooky at night, there are plenty of Halloween activities that younger kids will love...]]>
<![CDATA[DCs Michelin Guide is Out, DC Tops Out at 2 Stars]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:29:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/The_Michelin_Guide_is_Out_and_DC_Spots_Made_the_Cut.jpg
International director of the Michelin Guide, Micha el Ellis, joins News4's Eun Yang to discuss D.C. spots that made the cut. Komi and Metier both received one star in the 2018 guide.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Home Puts on Another Elaborate Halloween Light Show]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:21:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Edwards+light+show.jpg
He's at it again! A Leesburg, Virginia, man is putting on a spectacular Halloween light show, but this year, the home's lip-syncing monsters are jamming to "Feel It Still" by Portugal The Man.

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<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Ideas for Pets]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:48:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Halloween_Costume_Ideas_for_Pets.jpg
Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM share some pet costume ideas.]]>
<![CDATA[Arlington Teacher Preps for Monday's Battle on 'The Voice']]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:01:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Brandon_Showell.png
An Arlington middle school teacher will try to continue his way to the top during tonight’s battle rounds on "The Voice."]]>
<![CDATA[Complete Clowns on K: Lawyers Have Fun in Office Windows]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:09:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/clown+sticky+notes+web+ready.jpg
When the law offices of Arnold & Porter moved into new offices on the 600 block of Massachusetts NW, they quickly discovered their neighbors were complete clowns.]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood Harassment, Controversial Costumes, Hip-Hop]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:35:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Harassment_in_Hollywood.jpg
Vic Jager from Majic 102.3 joins News4 to discuss allegations of sexual harassment in Hollywood, controversial Halloween costumes and a new hip-hop collaboration with the Smithsonian.]]>
<![CDATA[Food-Centric Auction Raises Money for March of Dimes]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:40:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Auction_Raises_Money_for_March_of_Dimes.jpg
Chef Tim Ma from Kyirisan joins News4's Pat Lawson Muse to take a look at an upcoming auction to benefit March of Dimes. Ma also demos how to cook a salmon dish. Learn more at signaturechefs.marchofdimes.org.]]>
<![CDATA[Neiman Marcus Launches 2017 Fantasy Gifts Catalog]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:11:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-nm-fantasy-gifts.gif
Neiman Marcus launched their annual Christmas Book of fantasy gifts for the 2017 holiday season on Tuesday, with the least expensive item being a Omy Coloring book for $9 and the priciest a private New...

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: The 'Future of Sports' Exhibit]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:45:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/_13402901.jpg
Remember when you would play sports with friends on your neighborhood block until you tired yourself out or the sun went down? That’s exactly what my friends and I did while visiting the Future of Sports.]]>
<![CDATA[Shop Selling Only Items Made in DC to Open Downtown]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:10:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/made+in+dc.jpg
The District now has a store featuring art, products and food created solely by D.C. residents and for D.C. residents.

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<![CDATA[A Comprehensive Guide to The Wharf]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/111616+the+wharf+construction.jpg
After three years of construction, and a history spanning 200 years, parts of The Wharf opened for business Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[The Marine Corps Marathon Returns Oct. 21]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:47:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/The_Marine_Corps_Marathon_Returns_Next_Weekend.jpg
Marine Corps Marathon spokesman Marc Goldman and military veteran Bart Skiba have the rundown for the annual event.]]>
<![CDATA[Smithsonian's Freer Gallery to Reopen After Renovations]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:39:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Smithsonians_Freer_Gallery_to_Reopen_After_Renovations.jpg
The Smithsonian's Freer-Sackler Galleries will soon be open in tandem after the Freer was closed for more than a year and a half for renovations. News4's Barbara Harrison was there when they closed up shop...]]>
<![CDATA[First Look: The Wharf Opens With A Bang, Despite Drizzles]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:19:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fireworks+am+wharf.jpg
It's here! The Wharf opened to visitors with opening ceremonies Thursday. News4 captured some of the new development.

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<![CDATA[Fireworks and Foo Fighters for Wharfs First Night]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:21:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Fireworks_and_Foo_Fighters_for_Wharfs_First_Night.jpg
The fireworks impressed Jim Handly and Doug Kammerer, but Kammerer was even more excited to see the Foo Fighters at the Anthem.]]>
<![CDATA[Del Mar Brings Flavor of Spanish Seaside to the Wharf]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:42:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Del_Mar_Brings_Flavor_of_Spanish_Seaside_to_the_Wharf.jpg
Maria and Fabio Trobocchi are about to open their fifth Washington restaurant. This time, it's Del Mar on the Wharf. Barbara Harrison reports.]]>
<![CDATA[#WCW: DC’s National Museum of Women in the Arts]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:09:33 -0400 B. On Top: Are you familiar with the arts scene in D.C.?
Treanor: I have become more so since starting here and it’s an incredible arts scene. I think D.C. has had moments in the past, like with the Washington Color School, that are very well-known, but I think less well-known is the fact that it’s really been a consistent presence in D.C. I think it often gets overshadowed by New York and maybe even Philadelphia to a certain extent. But D.C. and Baltimore as well have strong arts communities and there’s some amazing stuff being done.

B. On Top: What do you do in your capacity as curator at the museum?
Treanor: Our responsibilities as curators are to present works in our collection, which here we have on the third floor, and present them in such a way that, in this museum in particular, the story of women artists throughout history is being told not through a narrow lens but through a wider lens. That’s kind of our responsibility with our own collection....]]> B. On Top: Are you familiar with the arts scene in D.C.?
Treanor: I have become more so since starting here and it’s an incredible arts scene. I think D.C. has had moments in the past, like with the Washington Color School, that are very well-known, but I think less well-known is the fact that it’s really been a consistent presence in D.C. I think it often gets overshadowed by New York and maybe even Philadelphia to a certain extent. But D.C. and Baltimore as well have strong arts communities and there’s some amazing stuff being done.

B. On Top: What do you do in your capacity as curator at the museum?
Treanor: Our responsibilities as curators are to present works in our collection, which here we have on the third floor, and present them in such a way that, in this museum in particular, the story of women artists throughout history is being told not through a narrow lens but through a wider lens. That’s kind of our responsibility with our own collection. And then, also in terms of programming exhibitions, certain times we organize our own exhibitions, like ‘Revival’ this summer was organized by the chief curator, Kathryn Wat, but a lot of times, because we are a small staff, we do what a lot of museums do is we kind of host exhibitions that have been organized elsewhere.

B. On Top: Do you think there will be a point in time when we won’t need a museum specifically for women artists? Perhaps, down the line, there might be enough women in general art museums that a specific museum won’t be needed?
  Treanor: So, our director, Susan Fisher Sterling, tells a funny story sometimes that when she started here when the museum started, so she started here 30 years ago, she tells a story like she remembers thinking, ‘Oh, you know, like 10 years, we’ll probably be good; we’ll have accomplished our goal,’ and 30 years later, we’re still at it. Parity in the art world is certainly getting better all of the time, but I think that’s even more of a reason not to give up the fight too soon, especially in this day and age. I personally have felt a renewed sense of purpose and determination within the past year just in terms of that idea of do we really need a separate institution? And the past year has made it absolutely clear that yes, we do. I would like to be optimistic and say yes, sure, within my lifetime, but I don’t know. I think we’ll have a job for a while. ]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/unnamed21.jpg
“I love the fact that this museum is oriented through the arts in uplifting and being a champion to women everywhere,” said Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

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<![CDATA[Arby's Rolls Out Venison, Elk Sandwiches]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:18:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/arbAP_16300617472964.jpg
Arby's announced Wednesday that it will be selling its venison sandwich at all 3,300 restaurants nationwide starting on Oct. 21, after releasing it in five states last year. The sandwich features a thick-cut...

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<![CDATA[Portrait Gallery Purchases First Known Photo of US President]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:03:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/PeacockJohn.jpg
A portrait of John Quincy Adams from 1843 -- the earliest known photograph of any U.S. president -- will become a part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

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<![CDATA[#WCW: Maryland Rapper Odd Mojo Turns to Music for Self-Love ]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:04:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Odd+Mojo1.jpg
Over steady, old school rhythms, 23-year-old Capitol Heights, Maryland rapper Odd Mojo has an unstoppable flow that carries listeners on a wave of confidence and honesty.

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<![CDATA[National Christmas Tree Lighting Lottery Opens Oct. 12]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:15:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-107380808.jpg
If you are looking for a tree-mendous activity to add to your holiday calendar, look no further.

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<![CDATA[Happy 'Day of the Girl'! Meet 5 Local Girls to Look Up To]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:25:37 -0400 bake sale on Saturday to benefit disaster victims in Mexico and the Caribbean after recent hurricanes. Priya, who's wearing the overalls in this photo, dedicated her birthday to giving rather than receiving.

"We had a sleepover and got up at 6:40 to clean and bake and get ready," she said, surrounded by friends.]]>
bake sale on Saturday to benefit disaster victims in Mexico and the Caribbean after recent hurricanes. Priya, who's wearing the overalls in this photo, dedicated her birthday to giving rather than receiving.

"We had a sleepover and got up at 6:40 to clean and bake and get ready," she said, surrounded by friends.]]>
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Celebrate International Day of the Girl by learning about standout girls in the D.C. area, and programs you can recommend to the girls in your life.

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<![CDATA[Do's and Don'ts for Hiking Old Rag Trail in Shenandoah]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:04:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/245*120/rag1a.jpg
Nestled near Madison County, Virginia, is Shenandoah's most popular -- and most difficult -- destination for hiking: Old Rag Mountain.

Photo Credit: Abby Vesoulis]]>
<![CDATA[Play at Kennedy Center Explores Mental Health]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:55:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ies__Struggles_with_Mental_Health.jpg
Anne Hamburger, co-writer of "Wilderness," joins News4's Erika Gonzalez to discuss her new production and her family's journey with mental health.]]>
<![CDATA[Views Inside the Anthem]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:42:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Anthem+Marquee+IMG_0876.JPG
The Anthem offered some loyal local live music fans a preview of the new venue on The Wharf Sunday, Oct. 8.

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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Accepts Donation of 'The Walking Dead' Artifacts]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:29:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*213/ET2017-14025.jpg
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has accepted artifacts from AMC’s award-winning television series “The Walking Dead." Cast members, including Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln...

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<![CDATA['The Glow' Features 5,000 Carved Pumpkins]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:40:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/The_Glow_Features_5000_Carved_Pumpkins.jpg
A Halloween Wonderland has taken over a Fairfax County Park. Welcome to “The Glow” A jack-o-lantern experience filled with 5,000 hand carved pumpkins illuminating Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.]]>
<![CDATA[Young Artist With Down Syndrome Starts Business]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:05:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Young_Artist_With_Down_Syndrome_Starts_Business.jpg
News4's David Culver visits Sophia Pineda and her family, who have launched a website to sell the girl's artwork.]]>
<![CDATA[14-Year-Old Latina Artist With Down Syndrome Tackles Stigma]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:14:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*213/sophia+culver+attempt+12314a.jpg
A 14-year-old Latina artist with Down syndrome is the creative director of her own brand. See some of her work here.]]>
<![CDATA[See Inside Jennifer Lopez's $27 Million Penthouse]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:49:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JLO+NYC+PAD+THUMB1.jpg
Jennifer Lopez has put her $26.95 million Midtown penthouse on the market. See what realtors have listed as a "crown jewel" duplex.

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<![CDATA[First Look: Inside DC's First Mid-Sized Venue, The Anthem]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:56:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Anthem+Sign+close+up.jpg
D.C.’s newest music venue, The Anthem, opens at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront Thursday, Oct. 12 with headlining band Foo Fighters.]]>
<![CDATA[Sneak Peek: Check Out The Wharf Before Opening Day]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:39:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Across+the+river+wharf+construction.jpg
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<![CDATA['Gem of the City': Anacostia Museum Celebrates 50 Years]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:22:11 -0400
The block party is Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, which is at 1901 Fort Place SE. The performers include Experience Unlimited, featuring Sugar Bear; Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.; Tradiciones Bolivianas and The Wong People.]]>

The block party is Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, which is at 1901 Fort Place SE. The performers include Experience Unlimited, featuring Sugar Bear; Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.; Tradiciones Bolivianas and The Wong People.]]>
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The Anacostia Community Museum opened 50 years ago, and they are celebrating with a huge block party Saturday, Oct. 7. You can find details here.]]>
<![CDATA[Bring it, Chicago! DC Mayor Bets Nats Will Beat Chicago]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:23:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bowser+vs+Emanuel.jpg
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has placed a major-league bet that the Washington Nationals will win their upcoming five-game series against the Chicago Cubs.

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<![CDATA[Festival at Prince George's Museum Celebrates Black Women]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:17:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Black_Women_Speak_Up_Through_Art_at_PG_Festival.jpg
A new series at the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center celebrates black women. News4's Pat Lawson Muse spoke to Yaya Bey and Monique Muse Dodd about Rated PG: Black Arts Festival...]]>