<![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, 24 Feb 2017 17:31:52 -0500Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:31:52 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[89th Academy Awards: And the Nominees Are... ]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:42:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/OctaviaSpencer-HiddenFigures.jpg
Were your favorite movies nominated for an Oscar in 2017? Click through for nominees for the 89th Academy Awards to find out. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show on Feb. 26.

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<![CDATA[Ocean City Makes Trip Advisor's Top 10 Beaches List]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:37:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ocean+City+Beach1.jpg
Ocean City, Maryland, nabbed the number 10 spot on Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice awards list of the top 25 beaches.

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<![CDATA[Celebrating Black History Month]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:26:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/199*120/PicMonkey+Collage49.jpg
Discover D.C. black history at smaller museums and unexpected spots.]]>
<![CDATA[How To Eat Like You're In New Orleans This Weekend]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:52:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017880771_1200x675_884254787770.jpg
Even if you can't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can still eat like it. D.C. restaurant Black Jack is holding Mardi Gras Fest from Saturday to Tuesday and General Manager Catherine Ker and Chef Chris Kispert are in the studio to show off their traditional New Orleans offerings.]]>
<![CDATA[100% Chance There Is a Spy Site in Your Neighborhood]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:52:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Georgetown+pizza.jpg
The chances you live within walking distance to a spy site are 100 percent for those living in the D.C. area, according to a former CIA official.

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<![CDATA[Peeps-Flavored Oreo Cookies Are Here]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:37:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/oreo-peeps.jpg
Move over peanut butter and jelly, a new flavor fusion is sweetening up store shelves. Oreo and Peeps have joined forces for “Peeps Oreo Sandwich Cookies.”

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<![CDATA[Enjoy the Taste of New Orleans for a DC Mardi Gras]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:20:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017867034_1200x675_883378755519.jpg
Mardi Gras is coming up next Tuesday, making this the perfect weekend to take a taste of New Orleans. Eaghmon Banks, co-owner of Bayou, and executive chef Rusty Holman join News4's Eun Yang to show off some of their restaurant's classic dishes.]]>
<![CDATA[New TV Movie Inspired by Locally Owned Media Company]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:17:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017867027_1200x675_883366979531.jpg
The stars of 'Media' join News4's Erika Gonzalez to discuss their upcoming movie inspired by the Silver Spring-based founder of Radio One. 'Media' premieres Saturday on TV One.]]>
<![CDATA[Last Live Performance at the MLK Library Until 2020]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:16:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017866886_1200x675_883346499613.jpg
Anna Fuhrman and Kevin Bayly discuss the release of ALB Rock The Stacks, a compilation album they helped put together. Catch the release party this Friday night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the library's last live performance before it closes for renovation.]]>
<![CDATA[8 National Margarita Day Deals in DC to Help You Celebrate]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:20:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-643559766-%281%29.jpg
National Margarita Day only comes once a year, so don't miss out on these eight D.C.-area deals that will help you celebrate on a budget Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[More Tourists Than Ever Visiting DC From Overseas]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/national+mall+aerial+generic.jpg
District officials say tourists are visiting the city in record numbers, with more people coming from overseas, but could the new administration change that? News4's Tom Sherwood reports.

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<![CDATA[Bao Bao Touches Down in China]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:39:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170222_0174kh.jpg
Bao Bao and her panda team arrived safely in China after a 16-hour flight aboard the FedEx Panda Express.

Photo Credit: Katharine Hope/Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA['A Particular Set of Skills': 'Taken' Prequel Set for Debut]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:31:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cliveclive.jpg
“Taken,” a modern-day, nail-biting thriller, follows the story of Bryan Mills in a new television series that takes place 30 years before the movie of the same name. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative.

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<![CDATA['Infinity Mirrors' Opens at the Hirshhorn Thursday]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:02:34 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Infinity+Rooms+14.jpg
"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" opens Thursday at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This much-anticipated exhibit, complete with dazzling lights, mirrors, polka dots and pumpkins is expected to bring in large crowds.

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<![CDATA[Five Things to Watch for at the Oscars]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:34:25 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/oscars-edited.jpg
"La La Land" arrives as a heavy favorite. But expect some drama beyond the musical.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Day Trips Less Than 100 Miles From DC]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:10:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_146652008.jpg
Where do you go when you want to get away... and also sleep in your own bed that night?

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<![CDATA[New Eatery HoneySuckle Brings Nordic Flair to Southern Food]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:53:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017851905_1200x675_882487363644.jpg
Chef Hamilton Johnson of HoneySuckle makes his version of oyster stew. Joined by Sous Chef Megan Henley, Hamilton talks about his Southern upbringing and how he blends Southern food with Nordic cuisine.]]>
<![CDATA['Underground' Stars Talk Season 2 and More]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2017-02-22_1308.png
Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge talk with NBC4's Melissa Mollet about the upcoming second season of "Underground."]]>
<![CDATA[ 'Infinity Mirrors' to Open Thursday at Hirshhorn]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:31:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sparkles+katy+perry+instagram.png
"Infinity Mirrors" will feature six of Yayaoi Kusama's iconic kaleidoscopic spaces, the most to ever be featured together. A number of her other works, such as paintings and her "Pumpkin" statue, also will be on display.

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<![CDATA[Bao Bao's Last Day in DC: Your Zoo Visit Survival Guide]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:22:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/30294433602_3682756444_k.jpg
Planning to visit the National Zoo's 3-year-old giant panda before she makes her grand farewell? Monday's your last chance! Read on for our tips on making the most of your visit.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Emotional Keeper Explains Bao Bao's Transition to China]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:14:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017837309_1200x675_881669187570.jpg
Excited and emotional, National Zoo animal keeper Jenny Spotten explains to News4's Molette Green the preparations for Bao Bao's trip to China, including how they acclimated her to the crate she's traveling in and how she'll learn her new language.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Would Bring Tubman Statue to US Capitol Building]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:01:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/US+Capitol+GettyImages-634031348.jpg
Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol Building.

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<![CDATA[National Parks Free for Presidents Day]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:01:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/204*120/harpers-ferry_80300179.jpg
National parks will be free Monday in honor of Presidents Day.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:15:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thumb-Elk-Neck-State-Park-shutterstock_71828848.jpg
Temperatures are rising, and flowers will be blooming soon. Celebrate springtime at one of these Maryland spots for the perfect day trip.]]>
<![CDATA[Top 10 Virginia Day Trips for Spring]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:48:34 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/8.+Ride+a+horse.jpg
After hiding inside this winter, you're probably ready to enjoy warm weather. Whether you want a beautiful nature hike, fast-paced thrills or wildlife spotting, here are 10 awesome Virginia getaways.

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<![CDATA[Weekday Passes for 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit Available]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:57:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sparkles+katy+perry+instagram.png
The next round of passes for the artist Yayaoi Kusama's much-anticipated exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden became available Monday -- but you may have to visit on a weekday.

Photo Credit: Katy Perry Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[13 Ways to Enjoy DC's Spring-Like Weather This Long Weekend]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:53:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482995765.jpg
Storm Team4 predicts temps will be in the upper 60s both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a roundup of some fun ways to enjoy this weekend’s unusual February warmth.

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<![CDATA[An Egg Has Landed! Eagle Cam Shows Egg in Nest at Arboretum]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:48:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Eagle+Egg.jpg
The DC Eagle Cam is back, and the eagle pair at the National Arboretum are busily preparing their nest for the possibility of new eaglets.

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<![CDATA[Find DC-Area Ice Skating Rinks]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:24:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_5767.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[Zima Poised for US Comeback]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:47:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/zima.jpg
Get ready to finally peel yourself off of that bar stool you’ve been stuck on since the ‘90s—Zima is making a comeback to coolers in the U.S. Zima was discontinued in America in 2008, according to Crain’s, but its Chicago-based producer says it’s returning after the success of MillerCoor’s Henry’s Hard Soda line.

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<![CDATA[Great Theater Options for Your Weekend]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:32:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Marsha+Mason+Watch+the+Rhine+Arena+Stage.jpg
WTOP Entertainment Editor Jason Fraley recommends "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in its last weekend at Ford's Theatre and two-time Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason starring in "Watch on the Rhine" at Arena Stage.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Bao Bao Moments]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:52:58 -0500 but the public outcry over the panda cam's going dark was not exactly small. By the time the cam went live again, Bao Bao weighed almost five pounds and her eyes had begun to open.]]> but the public outcry over the panda cam's going dark was not exactly small. By the time the cam went live again, Bao Bao weighed almost five pounds and her eyes had begun to open.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/panda-cub-after-govt-shutdown.jpg
In just days, 3-year-old Bao Bao will leave the National Zoo and move to a breeding center in China. As we count down every heartbreaking moment until Feb. 21, here are our 10 favorite moments of Bao Bao's fabulously adorable life back in the day.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Newborn Giraffe Makes Arrival at Maryland Zoo]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:21:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/imageedit_2_9930206276.jpg
Born Feb. 6, the little one is the first giraffe to be born at the zoo in Baltimore in more than 20 years.

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<![CDATA[Mother Tongue Festival Showcases Films From Around the World]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:32:54 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017800446_1200x675_879645251770.jpg
The Mother Tongue Film Festival is a free, 5-day event that offers screenings of feature-length and short films from across the globe. The screenings take place at Smithsonian museums and other locations throughout the district. Joshua Bell and Melissa Bisagni stopped by News4 Midday to talk about the festival.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Bao Bao Through the Years]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:13:44 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pandacam3.jpg
We have just a few more days to spend time with Bao Bao at the National Zoo before she moves to China. Here's a look back at this adorable giant panda through the years.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Alexandria Restaurant Week Kicks Off ]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:59:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/volas_Interior_JeremyBrandt-Vorel.jpg
Couldn't make it to D.C. Restaurant Week? Here's one way to solve your sadness: Head to Alexandria, where 70 local eateries are participating in Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week now through Feb. 26.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Brandt-Vorel for Vola's Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Owner Gives Discount for Polite Kids]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:25:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/restaurant4.jpg
Antonio Ferrari, the owner of a wine bar in Italy, has picked up a practice that he first noticed while visiting a restaurant in Miami. His group was given a discount because his friends' children were well behaved. Ferrari has since embraced the move and recently posted on Facebook a photograph of a receipt from his restaurant, Today.com reported. The caption reads: “It happens so seldom!”

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<![CDATA[Panda Express: How to FedEx a Panda]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:34:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/24512887536_49ff309409_k.jpg
On Feb. 21, FedEx, the Zoo’s official transport sponsor, will take Bao Bao in a custom-decaled 777F aircraft FedEx Panda Express, from Dulles International Airport to Chengdu, China.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Third Thursdays Art Events Begin in Leesburg]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:11:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017788916_1200x675_879119939508.jpg
The first Third Thursday art event is held in Leesburg, Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[The Woman Who Was a 'Hidden Figure']]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:48:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Katherine+Johnson+Hidden+Figures.jpg
At 98 years old, one of the inspiring female African-American mathematicians featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Hidden Figures” still has a head for numbers.

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<![CDATA[They Grow Up So Fast: DC Saying Bye to Bao Bao]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:40:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/201702+Bao+Bao2.jpg
Bao Bao, the Smithsonian's National Zoo's three-year-old giant panda, is headed back to China. Though we knew the return was coming, many of us in the D.C. region just aren't ready.

Photo Credit: Devin Murphy / Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[DC United to Name New Home 'Audi Field']]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/audi+field.jpg
D.C. United announced today that the new stadium in Southwest D.C. will officially be named "Audi Field."

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