<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usWed, 25 May 2016 11:21:04 -0400Wed, 25 May 2016 11:21:04 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Places to Visit in DC With Family & Friends]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 09:15:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2016-05-23_0529.jpg
Forget the museums and monuments on the National Mall. We found some spots in D.C. you may want to check out. First 4 Traffic's Melissa Mollet reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Ask a Veteran: What's Your Story?]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:49:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-05-24_1348.jpg
Bob Patrick, director of the Veterans' History Project at the Library of Congress, is asking you to learn the story of a veteran in your life.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Music Fests Just a Bus Ride Away]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:29:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-495071509.jpg
No need to go to California to get a festival experience. These five music festivals are a bus ride away.

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<![CDATA[Recipe: Georgetown Cupcake's Mini Carrot Cupcakes]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:50:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Peacock-Bkg10.jpg
Get the recipe for Georgetown Cupcake's mini carrot cupcakes.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural DC Bike Ride Pushes Through Amid Dreary Skies]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:08:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/bikesnbc14.jpg
More than 8,000 participants took place in the inaugural D.C. Bike Ride Sunday amid the overcast and dreary skies.

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<![CDATA[Learn to Make Ceviche With Top Local Chef Adam Greenberg]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 14:49:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014801841_1200x675_691067459896.jpg
Celebrity chef Adam Greenberg and News4 anchor Eun Yang make ceviche.]]>
<![CDATA[Nathan's Famous Celebrates 100 Years in Coney Island]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 14:51:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/187*120/526115294.jpg
The Original Nathan's hot dog stand was opened in 1916. 100 years later the famous hot dog establishment lives and thrives!

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<![CDATA[Ireland Festival at Kennedy Center]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 10:58:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014781428_1200x675_689698883619.jpg
The Kennedy Center's Ireland festival runs May 17-June 5, coinciding with a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth. Alicia Adams, vice president for the Kennedy...]]>
<![CDATA['Chewbacca Mom' Breaks Facebook Live Record]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 10:55:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/chewbacca-mom.jpg
Candace Payne donned a Chewbacca mask in her car while the Internet gaped. Within hours, it rose to become the most viewed Facebook Live video of all time, with more than 105 million views as of Saturday...

Photo Credit: Candace Payne
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<![CDATA[BioBlitz Events Give Hands-On Experience in Local Parks]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 12:47:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2016-05-20_1245.jpg
This weekend, nature-lovers can help National Park Service workers document the flora and fauna in local parks. News4's Megan McGrath talks with a Park Service spokeswoman about the offerings, including a...]]>
<![CDATA[Iconic Maryland Record Shop in Jeopardy]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 23:33:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RecordStore.jpg
Fans of vinyl are stepping up to save an iconic record shop in Montgomery County. Joe's Record Paradise has been closed for two months due to permitting issues with its new location.]]>
<![CDATA[Capital Fringe Festival Adds Outdoor Music Lineup]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 16:04:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Capital+Fringe+Festival1.jpg
Live music performances will have their own space in the sun in a separate, two-day event at an outdoor venue and features local artists like Shark Week, Sitali and Kino Musica.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Capital Fringe.]]>
<![CDATA[Freebies, Safety Tips for Bike to Work Day Fri.]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 16:56:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bike+to+Work+Day+Web+Ready+051616.jpg
Biking to work is getting more popular in D.C. -- and more people might be getting interested in pedaling as Metro goes through big changes. If you're wondering if biking to work will work for you, try out...

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<![CDATA[Massive Bike Ride Takes to DC Streets]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 11:55:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/shutterstock_423427549.jpg
Serious cyclists and recreational bike riders alike can cruise through the District during the inaugural D.C. Bike Ride this weekend -- but there will be major road closures ahead for everyone else.

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<![CDATA[Triple Crown: 5 Movies to Put You in the Racing Mood]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 10:55:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Secretariat_poster.jpg
The quest for the Triple Crown continues on May 21 when the 141st Preakness Stakes gets underway.

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<![CDATA[Music at the Monument Kicks Off Friday]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 13:03:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014768493_1200x675_688898115672.jpg
Music at the Monument will kick off its 2016 series Friday at the Sylvan Theatre on the National Mall. Former NFL star Darryl Haley is runs the show and gave News4 Midday a look at this season's concerts. ]]>
<![CDATA[Behind the Design of the New African American Museum]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 20:16:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014773220_1200x675_689234499590.jpg
The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture stands out on the National Mall. And it was intended that way. News4's Aaron Gilchrist talks with the lead architect about the...]]>
<![CDATA[Redskins-Themed Restaurant Opens Friday in Loudoun Co.]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 16:54:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/240*120/20160212-hail-hog-2.jpg
There's months to go until football resumes, but fans still need to eat.

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<![CDATA[Chef’s Best: A Taste of Compassion to Be Held Mon.]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 13:20:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014754933_1200x675_688063555565.jpg
On Monday, 38 of the area’s best chefs and mixologists will serve up special tastings of their signature dishes at Chef’s Best: A Taste of Compassion. The event will benefit Food and Friends, a non-profit...]]>
<![CDATA[Student Films to Be Showcased on Capitol Hill]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 13:17:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2016-05-18_1316.png
Several student documentaries will be showcased for lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week. The films were all made by students at the Youth Documentary Academy in Colorado. Student filmmakers Antreise Lacey...]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Debuts Empower Mint]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 11:50:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/238*120/BenJerrysMint1.gif
Ben & Jerry's wants you to know that democracy is in your hands and the Vermont-based company has launched a new flavor of creamy, chunky goodness churned for the cause. Empower Mint was introduced in...

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<![CDATA[DC Named America's Fittest City -- Again]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 09:57:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dog-exercise-generic-park-outside.jpg
Congratulations, Washington, D.C.! For the third year in a row, the District has been named America's fittest city.

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<![CDATA[News4 Plays Catchphrase]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 19:19:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014747240_1200x675_687557187672.jpg
Inspired by Bryce Harper's turn at Catchphrase on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, News4's anchors took a turn.]]>
<![CDATA[GI Film Festival Coming Up]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 17:25:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-05-16_1723.jpg
Co-founders Laura Law-Millet and Brandon Millet preview some of the films being shown at the upcoming G.I. Film Festival, called the "Sundance for Veterans." The festival runs May 21-29, in and around D.C. ]]>
<![CDATA[Learn to Make Dumplings for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 19:23:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014743287_1200x675_687368771827.jpg
Chef Aulie Bunyarataphan of Bangkok Joe's in Georgetown shares a dumpling recipe to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.]]>
<![CDATA[Our Picks for Virginia's Best Tea Rooms]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 17:13:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_419886892.jpg
Whether you fancy traditional British tea or Southern tea, Virginia has plenty of proper tea rooms for your next tea drinking destination.

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<![CDATA[Kingsmill Resort's Lazy River: Actually Pretty Fast]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 13:01:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/kingsmill2.jpg
Kingsmill Resort rolls out the red carpet of adventure for you and your family this summer.

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<![CDATA[Barbra Streisand Announces D.C. Concert]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 12:02:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/thumb-GettyImages-153691520.jpg
Barbra Streisand will perform at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on August 18 during her nine-stop tour, her manager said.

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<![CDATA[Passport DC Kicks Off With Embassy Tour]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 07:41:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thurs2016-05-05_1220.jpg
Passport DC gives you the chance to travel around the world without ever leaving the city. The month-long celebration kicks off Friday, and one of its biggest events -- the Embassy Tour -- takes place this...]]>
<![CDATA[10 Activities to Cheer You Up Despite the Rain ]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 10:45:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_332856707.jpg
D.C.'s record-breaking stretch of rainfall is making our yards look like jungles, but worse might be the effect on our moods. Days and days of dreary weather is wearing on the psyche -- so we dug deep and found...

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<![CDATA['Show Me Love': Chuck Brown Honored With New Releases]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 17:05:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Chuck+Brown3.jpg
Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, will be remembered Friday with the first celebration of Go-Go New Music Day, as go-go artists across the area plan to release new music in Brown’s honor.

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<![CDATA[Worth the Trip! Day Trips in Virginia]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 20:54:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/6.+Luray+Caverns+.jpg
Looking for a day trip with friends or family? First4 Traffic's Melissa Mollet shows us some spots in Virginia that are Worth the Trip!]]>
<![CDATA[3-Block-Long Water Slide Coming to Tysons]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 13:44:40 -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 on July 16.

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<![CDATA[12 Priceless Pat Collins Moments]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 11:24:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Grape+Pat+Collins+With+Banana+Man.jpg
Just a dozen of our favorite moments with Pat Collins over the past three decades.

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<![CDATA[4 Tips for Getting Tickets to 'Hamilton' in DC]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 18:35:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-5105079021.jpg
"Hamilton" is coming to the Kennedy Center! We know you're excited. Only problem is, everyone else is too. So you're going to need to figure out how to get tickets.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Trikes Launch in Arlington]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 20:06:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nitro+cold+brew+coffee+trikes.jpg
A new coffee on trikes service begins in Arlington.

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<![CDATA[Screen on the Green Is Cancelled -- For Now, Anyway]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 11:33:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/web+ready+screen-on-the-green-DSC_0871.jpg
Organizers have cancelled Screen on the Green, one of D.C.'s largest (and favorite) outdoor movie festivals after sponsors HBO and Comcast pulled out -- but it's possible that a still-unknown, last-minute...

Photo Credit: Jesse Rauch]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Arlington Features 50 Local Restaurants, Street Pub]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 13:56:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160509+taste+of+arlington.jpg
Ben’s Chili Bowl, Mussel Bar & Grille and The Front Page are among nearly 50 local restaurants you can sample at the 29th annual Taste of Arlington festival on Sunday, May 15.

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<![CDATA[Marian Anderson's Gown to Be Displayed at Museum of African American History]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 10:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Marian+Anderson+Sings+at+Lincoln+Memorial.jpg
Mezzo soprano Denyce Graves donated a gown given to her by contralto Marian Anderson -- one of the most celebrated singers of the civil rights era -- to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American...]]>
<![CDATA[Actor Nehal Joshi Talks About 'Disgraced']]> Tue, 10 May 2016 16:46:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014665693_1200x675_682825283746.jpg
Actor Nehal Joshi stopped by News4 Midday to talk about "Disgraced," a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a Pakistani-American's internal battle with his culture and identity. The play is being performed at Arena...]]>
<![CDATA['Hamilton' Coming to Kennedy Center]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 23:33:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hamiton.jpg
The Tony-nominated musical "Hamilton" is coming to the Kennedy Center next year, but getting tickets could be tricky.

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<![CDATA[Mount Vernon Estate's New Chintz Room Opens]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 13:59:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mv6.jpg
After almost two years of restorations, the Chintz Room at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate reopened to the public Saturday.

Photo Credit: George Washington's Mount Vernon]]>
<![CDATA[Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 07:37:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_117202792.jpg
Need a pick-me-up on this gloomy Tuesday? Well, you can can score a free scoop of ice cream at Häagen-Dazs.

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<![CDATA[Artifiacts Begin to Fill African American History Museum]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:49:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480949898.jpg
After more than four years of construction, the museum is set to open Sept. 24. The museum is laid out to allow visitors to take a journey, first following slave ships across the ocean.

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<![CDATA[18 Things to Do on Your Parents' 500th Trip to DC]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 18:37:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/wtt1-cms.jpg
The National Mall is swamped in late spring. The Smithsonian museums are fantastic... but you probably memorized all the First Lady dresses and airplane models several visits back.

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<![CDATA[Chihuahuas Run in D.C. for Cinco de Mayo]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 13:51:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20150508+Chihuahua.jpg
It's just like the Kentucky Derby -- with much shorter legs. The Running of the Chihuahuas, a D.C. Cinco de Mayo tradition, took place on Saturday. The date had been postponed a week due to weather.]]>