<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:44:14 -0500 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:44:14 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Broccoli City Festival Announces 2016 Lineup]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:50:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493824444.jpg
Trap music and socially-conscious, sustainable living blend together in D.C.'s very own music festival.

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<![CDATA[11 Things to Do for V-Day -- With or Without a Date]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:30:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_244651840.jpg
Whether you're spending Valentine's Day with a significant other or with friends this year, take a look at these 11 Valentine's events and deals in the DMV area this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Millennials Drink Half Wine Bought in America]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:49:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Wine-GettyImages-495793758.jpg
American millennials are buying more wine, which is helping to spur the wine industry, NBC News reported. The group, between the ages of 21 to 38, consumed almost 160 million cases, or 42 percent, of all...

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<![CDATA[Megafort Competition Back at Nat'l Building Museum]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:07:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/Ultimate+Megafort+2015.+Photo+by+Yassine+El+Mansouri+%2813%29.jpg
The Ultimate Megafort building competition and Great Battle of the Foam Balls are returning March 2 for fort-lovers throughout the D.C. area.

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<![CDATA[8 Things to Do for Black History Month]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_242294497.jpg
Black History Month has officially started. Check out eight events happening around the city to commemorate the month, learn more about important historical leaders and celebrate black history.

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:39:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday...

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<![CDATA[Not Just Chocolates and Roses: Unique V-Day Gifts ]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:09:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/v-day-gifts-th.jpg
Forget the overpriced floral bouquets and cheap drugstore chocolates and give your loved one a unique gift that will make them swoon on Valentine's Day. From the posh to the practical, here are some gift...]]>
<![CDATA[Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:43:57 -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.

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<![CDATA[How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Flowers]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:16:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-128086166.jpg
Valentine's Day may be one of the few times per year that you go out and buy fresh flowers, but that is no excuse for rookie mistakes. The gift of flowers is a reminder that you are thinking of someone and Feb.

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<![CDATA[Nats to Reveal 2016 Giveaway Calendar]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:54:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-02-10_1351.jpg
Baseball season is on the horizon! The Nationals are about to release their full 2016 promotions calendar, so it's time to make your plan for the season.]]>
<![CDATA[9:30 Club Coming to TV This Spring]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:49:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/The_Arcs_1+pic+for+930+club+story.jpg
A music variety show filmed at D.C.'s iconic 9:30 Club is headed to PBS this spring.

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<![CDATA[Bei Bei Learns to Climb While Mom Helps]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:53:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/US-DC-Panda-Tree-CR_1200x675_619288643753.jpg
DC's latest addition, Bei Bei, to the Smithsonian National Zoo got his first taste with climbing in a tree on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate Mardi Gras With These 6 Events in DC]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:03:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_323360105.jpg
Traditionally, Mardi Gras is a celebration all about stuffing yourself with delicious foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. So you kind of have to do it... right?

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Snow Blankets Parts of DC Area]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:34:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/27ca2455-9f7e-4176-bb18-48e6b90194be.jpg
A little more than two weeks since a massive blizzard dropped as much as 30 inches on the region, we once again saw snow.

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<![CDATA[7 Chinese New Year Bashes You Won't Want to Miss]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:31:40 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-73363280.jpg
Celebrate Chinese New Year at these fests around the D.C. area.

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<![CDATA[VIDEO: Bei Bei Gets Stuck on Branch]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:02:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Untitled-340.jpg
The National Zoo just released video of its giant panda cub going outside, climbing partway up a tree and... wait for it... getting his back legs adorably stuck on a branch.

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<![CDATA[Washington Ballet Artistic Director to Step Down After 17 Years]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Septime-Weber.jpg
The artistic director at The Washington Ballet will step down after 17 years of directing, the company announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[5 DC-Area Artists You Won't Want to Miss]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:34:08 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477801942.jpg
Get involved in D.C.'s vibrant music scene with these upcoming concerts from local artists.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Salad Fat vs. Big Mac]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/McDonalds2.png
McDonald’s has put a lot of marketing dollars behind revamping their image to become a “healthy” fast food option, but one of their newest “simple” and “fresh” options for clean-eaters will do more caloric...

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<![CDATA[Crafty Bastards Wants to Beat Your Cabin Fever]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:53:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_99694010.jpg
Hey you! Get outside! And then go immediately inside the Hecht Warehouse.

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<![CDATA[Landmark Cinemas Sues Regal, Claims Unfair Competition]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:30:51 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_1013763461.jpg
Landmark Cinemas is suing the Regal Entertainment Group, alleging that Regal threatened movie distributors from allowing a new Landmark theater to show major releases.

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<![CDATA[Subway's $5 Footlong Now Costs $6]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:12:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-493636850.jpg
So long to the catchy “$5 footlong” jingle, because Subway's iconic deal just got a dollar more expensive. Customers will now have to shell out $6 for "ALL of your favorite classic footlongs," the restaurant...

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<![CDATA[Chefs Judge DC Judges' Cooking Skills]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:29:51 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Superior+Court+Top+Chef+020416.jpg
The tables were turned on about two dozen D.C. Superior Court judges Thursday night as they were judged on their cooking skills.

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<![CDATA[Snoop Dogg, Super Bowl Reporter]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:13:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/snoop5.jpg
Rapper Snoop Dogg turned into a Super Bowl 50 “reporter” during the Broncos and Panthers press conference in Santa Clara Thursday, chatting up Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and telling Panthers linebacker...

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<![CDATA['Inquisitive' Bei Bei Continues to Melt Hearts]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:37:54 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013576084_1200x675_616111171580.jpg
The newest member of the giant panda family at the National Zoo continues to steal our hearts. NBC's Peter Alexander stopped by the National Zoo to learn more about the inquisitive cub that is helping...]]>
<![CDATA[Free Fitness Feb.: Freebie Classes From Boxing to Yoga]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:34:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_238827388.jpg
Yelp Fit Club will be showcasing opportunities for free fitness events in the DMV area this February.

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<![CDATA[Grocery Delivery Comes to Metro]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:49:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Peapod+Trucks+GettyImages-1159904.jpg
Metro has just made grocery shopping a little easier by partnering up in a six-month pilot with the online grocer Peapod. Through Peapod, Metro riders will now be able to order groceries online and pick them up...

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<![CDATA[Cat Gets Head Stuck in Vase, Becomes Internet Sensation]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:53:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/93528537.jpg
A Reddit user this week posted a photo of a cat looking like an Egyptian goddess, but the shiny collar in the photo was not supposed to be around the cat's neck. The cat, which is doing fine, got the accessory...

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<![CDATA[Sick of Snow? Cherry Blossom Fest Dates Are Set!]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:04:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_206411113.jpg
The National Cherry Blossom Festival will happen between Sunday, March 20 and Sunday, April 17.

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<![CDATA[Uber Will Deliver Puppies to Your Door for $30]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:12:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_274178327.jpg
While you're sitting around moping about your favorite team not making it to the Super Bowl, Uber will deliver puppies to your door to cuddle this Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Beer to Benefit Brewer's Family After Wife's Cancer Battle]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:11:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kerri+Matt+and+Lance+Rose.JPG
You can help a family that is still reeling from the loss of their mom by sharing a specially brewed beer tonight.]]>
<![CDATA[Hyundai Hands-On Contest Winner Gives Car to Mom]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:01:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013532818_1200x675_613448771557.jpg
The exhaustion was worth it for William Holmes who drew the lucky key to win a new SUV at the Washington Auto Show. But as soon as he got the key, he turned it over to his mother.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Restaurant Week Extended After Blizzard]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:41:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_1279683.jpg
It's about that time again! D.C. and Alexandria's Restaurant Weeks are coming up in late January, with discounts on lunches and dinners at dozens of local spots.

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<![CDATA[Trade Old Baby Items for Discounts at Toys 'R' Us]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:13:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/062411+toys+r+us+generic+store.jpg
Those looking for an excuse to rid their homes of old and unsafe baby items now stand to benefit from cleaning out their closets through the annual Toys "R" Us Great Trade-In event.

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<![CDATA[Design Selected for Proposed WWI Memorial]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:19:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/The-Weight-of-Sacrifice-Panel2a1.jpg
A design for the proposed National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park has been selected, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission announced Tuesday -- but the memorial still isn't a done deal.

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<![CDATA[Blizzard at the Zoo: Animals Delight in Snow]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:07:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/main2016-01-26_1015_002.jpg
The National Zoo shared photos of some of their animals enjoying the snow Saturday as a massive blizzard dumped nearly two feet on D.C.

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<![CDATA[7 Ways to Get Rid of Cabin Fever This Weekend]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:48:44 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Chinese+new+year+festival.jpg
Here are a few events and ideas for getting out of the house in D.C. this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Good Spin: The DC Record Fair Is Sunday]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:49:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_176838800.jpg
D.C.'s only record fair will be at Penn Social on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[2016 Auto Show Is Worth the Wait]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:27:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013515464_1200x675_611886147541.jpg
The blizzard delayed the start of the Washington Auto Show, but Veronica Johnson reports it's well worth the wait.]]>
<![CDATA[After Blizzard Delay, Washington Auto Show Open Through Sun.]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:50:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_366649040.jpg
Postponed 4 days due to the storm, the Washington Auto Show is now open.

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<![CDATA[Teens Too Tall for Costumes?]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:00:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Too-Tall-for-Costumes-Disney.jpg
Two San Diego County teens were left disappointed after being turned away from a "Frozen" Disney on Ice show at Valley View Casino for an unlikely and seemingly bizarre reason: they were too tall to be...]]>
<![CDATA[National Mall Reopen for 1st Time Since Blizzard]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:55:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-506274856.jpg
The National Park Service says the National Mall in Washington will be closed all weekend due to an approaching winter storm.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: D.C. Blanketed by Blizzard of 2016]]> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:19:34 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/176*120/main-GettyImages-506456884.jpg
See images from around D.C. as a blizzard blanketed the region with two to three feet of snow.

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<![CDATA[Snow Stick Challenge: Boredom Cures]]> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 00:11:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/2016-01-23_2214.jpg
Viewers shared their snow day boredom cures in an attempt to win a genuine Pat Collins Snow Stick.]]>