<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:22:24 -0800 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:22:24 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Learn How to Make Coquito Cocktails for the Holidays]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:06:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ENG_coquito_recipe_1200x675_574318147973.jpg
Miami-based food writer Enriqueta Lemoine shows you her take on the Puerto Rican holiday drink coquito.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gift Guide for Any Budget]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:15:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gift-thumb.jpg
They say it's better to give than it is to receive. What they don't tell you is how to do all that giving when you're on a budget. Instead of wandering crowded malls and streets hoping for inspiration, we've got...
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<![CDATA[History of Thanksgiving: How Much Do You Know About Turkey Day?]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:30:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_51734552621.jpg
Millions of Americans will travel to visit family and friends and stuff themselves with turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But how much do you know about the holiday’s origins and why we celebrate?...

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<![CDATA[Last-Sec Dish: The Snacksgiving Gobbler]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:57:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/snacksgivingcharlesphoenix.jpg
Need something to show at your friend's door with? Charles Phoenix can help.

Photo Credit: Charles Phoenix]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown Delish: Walk-In Gingerbread House]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:05:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jwmarriottgingerbread1.jpg
The 1,300-pound wonder'll be on display at the JW Marriott Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: JW Marriott]]>
<![CDATA[Pasadena Holiday: Free Fests 'N Fun Times]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:43:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/southlakeholpasa.jpg
Old Town and South Lake are ready to hang the Holly (near Holly).

Photo Credit: Akiko Whalen/South Lake Holidayfest]]>
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Sweets: You've Got Dessert]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:53:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Thanksgiving-Cupcakes900magnolia.jpg
You've received your assignment; now, where to find festive cupcakes?

Photo Credit: Magnolia Bakery]]>
<![CDATA[Awww: Thanksgiving Week Pet Adoption Deal]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:19:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/kittyshutterstock_268083917.jpg
Find a new cuddlebun and pay a discounted adoption fee.

Photo Credit: Adopt & Shop]]>
<![CDATA[Gobble Gait: Turkey Trot Time]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:03:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/turkeyleiwang929823.jpg
Stick your funny hat on and make for the open road, runners.

Photo Credit: Lei Wang]]>
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Turkey Do's and Don'ts]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:08:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/turkey_dos_donts_preparations.jpg
#NBC5Responds' Deanna Dewberry offers a few surprising tips on how to make that Thanksgiving centerpiece perfect.]]>
<![CDATA[A Dozen Thanksgiving Dinners Out]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:54:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cafegratitudefreethanksgiving.jpg
You don't have to watch the gravy all afternoon. You don't.

Photo Credit: Café Gratitude]]>
<![CDATA['Force Awakens' Costumes at El Capitan]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:01:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/starwarselcap123.jpg
An "exclusive display" includes wearables and props from the new "Star Wars" film.

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<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Top 12 Holiday Toys]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:40:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Toys-SplitScreen.jpg
Lightsabers, talking plush toys and robots make up this year's lineup of hot toys every kid would love to get for the holidays. Click through to see the top 12 toys dominating store shelves and kids' wish lists...

Photo Credit: Thinkway Toys/Hasbro]]>
<![CDATA[Gift Guide: 12 Hot Holiday Toys]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:36:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/toys-split.jpg
Lightsabers, talking plush toys and robots make up this year's lineup of hot toys every kid would love to get for the holidays. Hundreds of products, from puzzles to action figures based on "Star Wars:...

Photo Credit: NBC Universal]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Be a Turkey: Celebrate a Bird-Free Thanksgiving]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:03:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_554344590313.jpg
It’s that time of year again — to give thanks for all that we have. Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday, one that is deeply rooted in tradition. Food and family have become synonymous with the holiday. Many

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Heigh Ho Olympic: Great Walk Los Angeles]]> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:21:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/greatlawalkfranklin29382.jpg
It's the tenth across-city strut for this urban-exploration adventure.

Photo Credit: Great Walk Los Angeles]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gifts for Sports Lovers]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:17:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jacket-Gloves.jpg
If there's a fitness enthusiast or someone looking to get in shape on your holiday shopping list, look no further than this sports gift guide. Help your friends and loved ones reach their fitness goals...

Photo Credit: JackRabbit/Underarmour]]>
<![CDATA[Pasadena Puckishness: Doo Dah Parade]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:21:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/doodahparade15_1.jpg
It's wacky, it's whimsical, it's weird, and it's a Crown City spectacle marking its 38th.

Photo Credit: Doo Dah Parade]]>
<![CDATA[Dress for Success Worldwide West Hosts Pop-Up Shop]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:26:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/187*120/11-20-2015-dress-success-shop.JPG
Dress for Success Worldwide West hosts a pop-up shop to help women get back to work. Michelle Valles reports for Today in LA on Friday Nov. 20, 2015. Click here for the Shop for Success website.]]>
<![CDATA[$1 Scoops Fundraiser: Salt & Straw Truck]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:09:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/saltstrawtrucksherman.jpg
The weather's warming up and so is the ice cream scene on Ventura Boulevard.

Photo Credit: Salt & Straw]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Tech & Gadget Gifts Under $100]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:55:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tech+Gifts+2015.jpg
Shopping for a gadget-obsessed friend or family member? Discover the coolest gadgets and tech gifts in our 2015 holiday guide.]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Los Angeles Auto Show]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:50:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/autoGettyImages-497757092.jpg
Tomorrows drives? They're downtown. Plus: CHILL opens, Great LA Walk, Doo Dah, Hello Kitty Truck, Mustache Dache

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[How to Carve a Turkey, Just in Time for the Holidays]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:22:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thanksgiving-FINAL_1200x675_570319939834.jpg
Chef Fitz Tallon from Eataly NYC shows you how to carve a turkey.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gifts for a Fashionista]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:38:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fashionista2.jpg
Don't know what to buy for the fashion-forward lady on your list. Click through our ultimate holiday gift guide for some of the most stylish items that will be sure to please even the most devout trendsetters. ]]>
<![CDATA[Harry Potter in LA: Virtual Tour]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:34:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/conductorwizworld1.jpg
The Hogwarts Express is wending through Universal Studios Hollywood, and you're invited.

Photo Credit: Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]>
<![CDATA['Not as Exciting': Black Friday Deals Arrive Earlier Than Ever]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:36:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_583751221090.jpg
Black Friday is becoming a month-long deal. Amazon's sales began Nov. 20 and continue through Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving and what was once the start of the holiday shopping season.

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gifts for Foodies]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:16:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kitchen-Items.jpg
Get your favorite foodie inspired in the kitchen with these cool kitchen gadgets. From utensils to small appliances, here's a list of great gift ideas any food lover would appreciate.

Photo Credit: Amazon/Menu Design Shop]]>
<![CDATA[LA-Bacon Festival: Nab Tickets Now]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:42:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/maplebaconfest2232.jpg
The sells-out-fast feast is partnering with the Petersen for savory fun.

Photo Credit: Drink|Eat|Play]]>
<![CDATA[Hello Kitty: Glendale Truck, Irvine Pop-Up Ahead]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:36:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hellokittytruck12345.jpg
Don the big bows, Sanrio mavens; the icon is spreading the smiles around SoCal.

Photo Credit: Sanrio]]>
<![CDATA[Facial Hair Frolic: The Mustache Dache]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:11:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lamd123456.jpg
Show off your upper lip's progress as you hoof it through Griffith Park.

Photo Credit: Mustache Dache]]>
<![CDATA[Time-Lapse: First Taco Bell to Move Cities]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:41:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_4536tacobellwearethenext.JPG
The hashtag worked – and a lot of hard work worked – for the Downey building.

Photo Credit: We Are the Next]]>
<![CDATA[Music Center Magic: Ukulele Christmas]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:48:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/musiccenterukulelexmas124.jpg
A yearly yuletide treat takes on an Americana music vibe, at the Dorothy Chandler.

Photo Credit: Music Center]]>
<![CDATA[At Auction: The 'Sabrina' Rolls-Royce]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:20:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rollsroycesabrinamovie.jpg
The car from the 1954 classic'll go on the block in Beverly Hills.

Photo Credit: Julien's Auctions]]>
<![CDATA[Universal Studios: New Annual Passes]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:30:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/USHMain9876.jpg
A California Resident Plus Pass is in the just-announced trio.

Photo Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood]]>
<![CDATA[California Classic: Heath Ceramics Annual Sale]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:48:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/heathceramics_60360797_Medium.jpg
Find plates and cups ahead of the holidays or make your own bud vase.

Photo Credit: Heath Ceramics]]>
<![CDATA[Cool: Arctic Live Cam at The Annenberg]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:10:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AJS_2695d3.JPG
Peer across thousands of miles at a new experience at the photography museum.

Photo Credit: Adrian Sidney]]>
<![CDATA[LA County Arboretum's Autumn Hues]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:39:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/arboretumfall2.jpg
Several trees are taking on crimson and gold tones around the Arcadia spread.

Photo Credit: Frank McDonough]]>
<![CDATA[Illuminated Animals: LA Zoo Lights Returns]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:26:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GL-LAZooLights12345.jpg
The seasonal after-sundown stroll-through is back with a dazzling array of natural scenes.

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Pulls Holiday Sweater]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 04:05:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/GettyImages-2751522.jpg
Just days after Target went under fire for a highly contested Christmas sweater and hours after Bloomingdale’s issued an apology for offending customers in a misleading catalog ad, Nordstrom is now the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Lucky Finds on Friday the 13th]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:39:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fourleafedclovers123.jpg
No four-leafed clovers are required for finding go-outs around SoCal.

Photo Credit: Four-Leafed Clovers]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: The Grove's Glow Show]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:07:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/grovetreelightglitter.jpg
Fireworks, stars, and one massive tree-lighting await. Plus: Disneyland holidays, Pershing Square rink, Barnsdall art sale, "Friday the 13th"

Photo Credit: The Grove]]>
<![CDATA[Free Tacos: Golden Road Opens in Anaheim]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:03:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ocanaheimgoldenroad.jpg
The opening day party has a spicy treat for the first 200 people.

Photo Credit: Golden Road]]>
<![CDATA[Snoopy, Spins, Skyscrapers: Downtown Rink Debuts]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:42:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/snoopypershing922832.jpg
The Holiday Ice Rink's two-month-run at Pershing Square features special events and daily skating.

Photo Credit: Holiday Ice Rink]]>
<![CDATA[Disguise: Masks & Global African Art at the Fowler]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:14:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fowler_MG_2279.jpg
The flair and mystery of masquerade is celebrated in the UCLA exhibit.

Photo Credit: © Brendan Fernandes]]>
<![CDATA[Seasonal Ice Rinks on the Rollout]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 09:22:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/icesmnowopen1.jpg
Wintry temps -- at least for SoCal -- are here, and so is our first outdoor rink.

Photo Credit: ICE at Santa Monica]]>
<![CDATA[Black Friday Opening: Neon Museum Gift Shop]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:17:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/neonmonaitsabouttime.jpg
Get an eyeful of the glowtastic Glendale spot's new gift shop and lobby.

Photo Credit: MONA]]>
<![CDATA[Veterans Day at Major Dave's Chicken]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:03:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/majordaveschicken1.jpg
The veteran-owned restaurant has become a savory Pasadena favorite.

Photo Credit: Major Dave's Chicken]]>