<![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-usMon, 25 Jul 2016 22:33:29 -0400Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:33:29 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[African American History Museum Director Anticipates Launch]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:40:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160725+lonnie+bunch.jpg
Lonnie Bunch spent nearly 11 years traveling the country to raise interest and dollars to help build a museum of African American history on the National Mall.

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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[Hold Your Nose! Corpse Flower to Hit Peak Bloom in DC]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:20:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160725+corpse+flower+botanic+garden.jpg
Planning a trip to the United States Botanic Garden? You might want to plug your nose. The corpse flower, named for its smell, is expected to hit peak bloom at the garden from Thursday to Sunday

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<![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[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[Clear the Shelters: 1,400+ Local Pets Find Homes]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:17:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-07-23_16421.jpg
NBC owned stations and Telemundo stations teamed up with dozens of animal shelters across the D.C. area -- and across the country -- for the second annual Clear the Shelters event Saturday.

Photo Credit: Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League
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<![CDATA[DC Mom Surprises Son With Iguana During Clear the Shelters]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:26:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160723+charizard.jpg
Who said Clear the Shelters was only for cats and dogs? One woman used Saturday's adoption event as an opportunity to give her son the ultimate surprise -- an iguana.

Photo Credit: Parrie Henderson-O'Keefe]]>
<![CDATA[The Secret Lives of DC's Feral Cats]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:39:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/feral-cat.jpg
The daily life of a stray cat is exhausting and often dangerous. But they stand a chance for life-changing social climbing in D.C. if they end up in a simple three-step program: trap, neuter, release (TNR).

Photo Credit: Washington Humane Society]]>
<![CDATA[1 Year Later: Bubba the Shelter Dog Home With Forever Family]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:11:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bubba+dog1.jpg
Remember Bubba? He was the dog who donned a Go Pro camera and visited NBC4 to promote Clear the Shelters Day last summer. He's spent the past year happily living with his forever family.

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<![CDATA[New Ways to Enjoy Lobster]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:24:27 -0400
You know of lobster in a roll, but what about lobster in a corn dog? Former "Top Chef" contestant Chef Kwame Onwuachi is opening a new restaurant in Shaw called Shaw Bijou. He shows NBC4's Eun Yang new ways...]]>
<![CDATA[Presidential Pets: First Families' Favorite Fur Kids]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:36:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/A1813-05_a.jpg
These dogs and cats got to call 1600 Penn "home." Take a trip through history, from Bo and Sunny to King Tut.

Photo Credit: National Archives]]>
<![CDATA[Meet 6 Dogs With Jobs in the DC Area]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:39:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/071316+alexandria+k9+3.jpg
Dogs in the D.C. area interrupt war veterans' nightmares, boost up people with limited mobility when they are about to fall, and help police track suspects and detect explosives.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Shelley Castle Photography
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<![CDATA[Ever Wonder What High-End Doggie Spas Are All About?]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:52:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015516195_1200x675_730567747590.jpg
Aromatherapy, mudbaths and fur coloring abound at Grooming by Em in Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[Plant-Based Meals Shine at New Bakery, Diner]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:33:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015514412_1200x675_730401347614.jpg
Doron Petersan, of Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats, is known for her delicious vegan cupcakes. The two-time Cupcake Wars winner just launched a vegan restaurant, too, called Fare Well, where you can get...]]>
<![CDATA[Museums Reopen on National Mall After Power Outage]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:43:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_418231714.jpg
Several museums on or near the National Mall reopened Sunday after a power outage led them to close early Friday and stay closed Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Baby Porcupine Born at National Zoo]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:32:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/255*120/porcupette.jpg
The National Zoo has welcomed an adorable new baby porcupine, or porcupette -- yes, this is a word.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo
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<![CDATA[DC Native Performs in Cirque du Soleil]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-07-21_1508.jpg
A magical experience will get underway under the big top in Tysons. The new Cirque du Soleil show starts Thursday, and it features a local performer! News4's Molette Green has more from Tysons Corner.]]>
<![CDATA[Cirque Du Soleil Hopes to Dazzle, Amaze in Tysons]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:26:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-07-21_0725.png
Kurios is a show that's meant to dazzle and amaze. The latest Cirque du Soleil production will get underway in Tysons Thursday, and it's all happening under the big top. News 4's Molette Green is live in Tysons...]]>
<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Give a Pet a Loving Home]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:56:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cts-shutterstock_449019598.jpg
Dozens of local shelters will take part this Saturday in Clear the Shelters, waiving most adoption fees so pets can find their forever phones.

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<![CDATA[Fairfax County to Hold Pokemon Go Marathon]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:16:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015484420_1200x675_728442947915.jpg
Fairfax County is making sure Pokemon trainers of all ages play the game safely. The county will hold a Poke-marathon Wednesday. News4's Molette Green is in Chantilly with more on how you can catch them all. ]]>
<![CDATA[Filmmaker Needs Help Telling Story of D.C. Divas’ Championship Season]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:15:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015480214_1200x675_728233027712.jpg
A documentary filmmaker who followed the D.C. Divas during their 2015 Women’s Football Alliance championship season is almost done producing his film but is out of money. Prince George's County Bureau Chief...]]>
<![CDATA['Robot Restaurant' Opening in NYC]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_19724380454.jpg
Robots (and some hidden chefs) will serve quinoa to customers at a fast-food restaurant opening in midtown Manhattan later this year, according to reports. There will be no cashiers at Eatsa’s midtown...

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<![CDATA[Sample Belgian Cuisine at Belgian Restaurant Week]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:46:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015457503_1200x675_727134275831.jpg
This week is Belgian Restaurant week, with special menus and events at Belgian restaurants across the area, ending with Belgian Day on July 21. NBC4's Eun Yang spoke with Chef Dean Dupuis from Brasserie...]]>
<![CDATA[Map: D.C. Swimming Pools Open for Summer]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:43:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/swim5.jpg
Get ready to jump in the pool! Pools in the District are open for the season.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Hop-On Brew, Wine and Distillery Tours in Charlottesville]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/182*120/Screen+Shot+2016-07-11+at+8.57.39+PM.png
Experience the best that Charlottesville has to offer with a CVille Hop on Tour of your favorite brewery, winery or distillery.

Photo Credit: CVille Hop on Tours - Owners]]>
<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Adoption Fees Waived Sat.]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:30:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015457459_1200x675_727125571823.jpg
NBC and Telemundo stations are teaming up with animal shelters across the country for the second annual Clear the Shelters event on Saturday. Lauren Lipsey, director of rehoming for the Washington Humane...]]>
<![CDATA[County Fairs in the DMV: Find Yours Fast!]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:51:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/county+fairs.jpg
County fairs are a summertime staple, even in the busy DMV -- escape the city for a day trip to one of the surrounding areas, or celebrate your own county.

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<![CDATA[New Events to Highlight Annual Purcellville Wine Festival]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:44:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Purcellville+Wine+Festival.jpg
The fifth annual Purcellville wine festival is Saturday.

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<![CDATA[MAP: Find a DC Dog Park Near You]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:59:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_135557018.jpg
Is your new fur kid ready to make some friends (and get some exercise)? Find a D.C. dog park near you.

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<![CDATA[Date Pushed Back for Tysons' 3-Block-Long Water Slide]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:01:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/slide+the+city.jpg
The world's longest water slide is coming to Tyson's Corner for one day only.

Photo Credit: Slide the City
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<![CDATA[A Taste of the New Food Offerings at FedEx Field]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:39:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015437769_1200x675_725924419721.jpg
Bacon, pulled pork, ham and sausage are all ingredients in the Hog Dog hot dog, available at FedEx Field this Redskins season. Jason Trippett, of Hoffman's Meats, describes what goes into the indulgent treat and...]]>
<![CDATA[Learn to Make Homemade Ice Cream for the Hot Weekend]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:36:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015437753_1200x675_725918787798.jpg
Meredith Tomason, of Rare Sweets in City Center D.C., has a few strategies for cooling off this weekend -- they're all about ice cream.]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Announces New Ice Cream Flavor]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:01:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cookie-two-step.jpg
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell announced a new flavor of ice cream Friday.

Photo Credit: Blue Bell Ice Cream]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurants Pull Together to Help a Competitor]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:04:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015429013_1200x675_725444675536.jpg
Del Ray restaurants join together to raise money for Big Al's which was damaged by fire on the first day of its reopening under new management.]]>
<![CDATA[Art Lovers Have Virginia Town Over a Barrel]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:03:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015428860_1200x675_725444163613.jpg
A wine barrel art project highlights businesses around Purcellville, Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Store Picked to Sell Souvenirs at RNC in Cleveland]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:51:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015428953_1200x675_725435459751.jpg
We’ve all seen pictures from presidential conventions, including delegates wearing silly hats and funny buttons. But the Republican National Convention that starts Monday will offer some real souvenirs from...]]>
<![CDATA[Commissions Approve Kennedy Center Foot Bridge]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:51:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kennedy+center1.jpg
Two federal commissions have approved plans for a pedestrian bridge linking the Kennedy Center to the Potomac River.

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<![CDATA[Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in DC]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:57:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bastille+day+2016.jpg
Various restaurants, bars and cafes are hosting French-inspired festivities in the name of French independence. Washingtonians looking to celebrate French culture have many options throughout the city. ]]>
<![CDATA[Nintendo Plans Retro 'Mario,' 'Zelda' Console]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NES_Classic_2.jpg
Nintendo said Thursday it will release the "NES Classic Edition" on Nov. 11, a $59.99 system that comes loaded with 30 classic Nintendo games.

Photo Credit: Nintendo of America]]>
<![CDATA[Here are the 68th Annual Emmy Nominees]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:47:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/emmys-3way-thrones-oj.jpg
“Game of Thrones” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” dominated the list of nominations for the 2016 Emmys. But there were plenty of other nods for other shows. Here is a selection of nominees in top categories.

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<![CDATA[Don't Freak Out! Show to Stage Plane Crash in Bowie]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:09:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/black+smoke+generic.jpg
Don't freak out if a large plume of black smoke is spotted in Bowie, Maryland, this week. It's just for a movie.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Slave Ship Artifacts Arrive for African-American Museum]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:26:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015415784_1200x675_724628547775.jpg
They're centuries old and came from half a world away. News4's Barbara Harrison shows us some artifacts from the first known and documented slave ship that will be featured in the Smithsonian's Museum of African...]]>
<![CDATA[Preparing Fresh Fruit Salad for the Summer]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:49:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015409896_1200x675_724299843780.jpg
NBC4's Barbara Harrison prepares a fresh fruit salad with Chef Matthew Beverly of Seasons 52.]]>
<![CDATA[Food Trucks Approved for Designated Areas in Tysons Corner]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:06:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015401608_1200x675_723849795676.jpg
Fairfax County will soon allow food trucks to do business near some high-rise buildings in Tysons Corner.]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Play 'Pokemon Go' at Memorials, Officials Ask]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:52:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160711+pokemon+go+national+park+service.jpg
Officials are asking "Pokemon Go" players to be respectful of the memorials as they hunt Charmanders and Jigglypuffs on the National Mall.

Photo Credit: National Mall and Memorial Parks / Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Barbecue Pitmaster to Vegetarian Chef: Dennis Friedman Opens New Veg Restaurant]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:15:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015358438_1200x675_721273923898.jpg
Chef Dennis Friedman of the new Mount Vernon Triangle restaurant Shouk demos a cauliflower recipe and shares how he went from barbecue pitmaster to vegetarian chef.]]>
<![CDATA[Doggie Date: Dog-Friendly Outings in the DMV]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:39:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160707+art+and+soul+dog.jpg
Everything is better with your dog by your side, and a night out is no exception. D.C. has a bunch of places where you can have fun with your tail-wagging buddy. Here’s a few worth checking out.

Photo Credit: Art and Soul]]>