<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usSun, 29 May 2016 22:08:06 -0700Sun, 29 May 2016 22:08:06 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Paddle the LA River: Tickets Available Now]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 14:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/paddlethelariver91832982.jpeg
Kayaks'll roam our urban waterway in the weeks ahead.

Photo Credit: Paddle the LA River]]>
<![CDATA[Words + Wookiees: 'Star Wars' Reads Day]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 10:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/starwarsreads123456789.jpg
Billy Dee Williams — hello, Lando Calrissian — will stop by the Rancho Cucamonga celebration.

Photo Credit: Star Wars Reads]]>
<![CDATA[LA Fair New: Deep-Fried Hot Sauce]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 07:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chileGettyImages-491510368.jpg
The unusual treat'll make its spicy debut at the 2016 Pomona spectacular.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Pacific Wheel Ready to Glow Again]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 16:36:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pacificwheelferris_crSMPier.jpg
The lights of the Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel took most of May off for a refurbishment, but the switch'll be flipped on Thursday, May 26.

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Pier]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Memorial Day Observances]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 21:06:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AmericanFlag_Shutterstock.jpg
It's parade time in Canoga Park. Plus: Queen Mary's 80th, jacaranda love, Topanga Days, Fiesta Hermosa

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Perceptual Cell Returns to LACMA]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 16:41:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/Turrell3perceptualcell.jpg
Artist James Turrell's color-saturated journey, meant for a single user at a time, is back on the Miracle Mile.

Photo Credit: Florian Holzherr]]>
<![CDATA['Largest Shadow Puppet Play' at The Freud]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 11:21:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/seamonsterandzaul123.jpg
Star-crossed lovers and adventure are at the heart of "Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic."

Photo Credit: Feathers of Fire]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 100th, Looff Hippodrome]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:52:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hippodrome_smpierrestorationcorp.jpg
It's home to the Santa Monica Pier carousel and a star in its own right.

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation]]>
<![CDATA[Free: Friday Night Music at Farmers Market]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 20:59:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fmsummermusicfree12345.jpg
To dance or not to dance? The answer is always A) at this summertime tradition.

Photo Credit: The Original Farmers Market]]>
<![CDATA[Voodoo Doughnut: Portland Icon Goes LA]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 10:30:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-voodoo-doughnut.jpg
The offbeat breakfast-makery will make its SoCal debut at Universal CityWalk.

Photo Credit: Willian Avila/KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Free: LA Film Fest Outdoor Screenings]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 20:48:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ghostbusters-bill-murray.jpg
Things are getting blockbuster-y: "Ghostbusters" and "Independence Day" are both on the pay-nothing schedule.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Sour Sweet: Dill Pickle Sorbet in LA]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 13:05:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dillpicklesorbetsaltstraw.jpg
Salt & Straw to offer tart-to-the-tongue treat, for a limited time.

Photo Credit: Salt & Straw]]>
<![CDATA[Nathan's Famous Celebrates 100 Years in Coney Island]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 11:51:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.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!

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Disney Art Legend: Eyvind Earle Exhibit]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 09:24:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/THREENOBLEHORSESgallery.jpg
The artist created the look of "Sleeping Beauty" and other classics; now see his works at Forest Lawn.

Photo Credit: Eyvind Earle]]>
<![CDATA['Chewbacca Mom' Breaks Facebook Live Record]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 07:55:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.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[Expo Line: New Station Artwork]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 18:24:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/expoMallinson_26th+st_722.jpg
"Original, site-specific works" lend each just-unveiled stop its own vibrancy.

Photo Credit: Constance Mallison]]>
<![CDATA[Pasadena Pretty: Grand Butterfly Release]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 12:32:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/butterflyreleasekidspace123.jpg
Some 1,600 winged beauties will flit at the Pasadena educational museum.

Photo Credit: Kidspace]]>
<![CDATA[Expo Line Welcome: Santa Monica Parties]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 10:44:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smnightdowntown12345678.jpg
Local businesses greet the new train with retail discounts and dining deals.

Photo Credit: Santa Monica]]>
<![CDATA[Petal Drop LA: The Jacaranda Edition]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:47:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jacarandaGettyImages-50858036.jpg
The anonymous collective will present loads of purple blossoms in an industrial setting.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: 30th Annual Bug Fair]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:33:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bugfair2016_nhm.jpg
Chow on insect cuisine at NHM. Plus: strawberry fest, Moroccan artisans, Temecula balloons, Rain Room

Photo Credit: Natural History Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Guillermo del Toro Retrospective at LACMA]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 09:33:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gdtGettyImages-473128908.jpg
"At Home with Monsters" is an exhibit devoted to the lauded filmmaker's chilling career.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown Delight: Moroccan Artisan Festival]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 23:35:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/moroccanartisansfestival123.jpg
Journey to Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir, and beyond via this special Pershing Square-based happening.

Photo Credit: Moroccan Artisans Festival]]>
<![CDATA['Walking Dead' Attraction: Universal Date Reveal]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 15:29:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/universalhandswd123.jpg
The horror series makes its permanent theme park debut in July.

Photo Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Debuts Empower Mint]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 08:50:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.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...

Photo Credit: Ben and Jerry's ]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood Alfresco: New Pop-Up Park]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 07:35:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hollywoodpopuppark.jpg
Hollywood Pop! makes its debut at the corner of Selma and Ivar.

Photo Credit: Hollywood Pop!]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 89th, TCL Chinese Theatre]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 13:11:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hollywoodchinesetheatre89.jpg
Score 10-cent bags of popcorn and wish the landmark well.

Photo Credit: TCL Chinese Theatre]]>
<![CDATA[Beatles Artifacts to Rock Grammy Museum]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 23:22:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/beatles-lead.jpg
The Fab Four's "impact on pop culture from the perspective of their fans" is the focus.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Cheesesteaks to Tacos: National Barbecue Day]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 12:18:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ktowncheesesteak.jpg
Raise a K-Town Philly Cheesesteak to the May-iest of food holidays.

Photo Credit: Jimmy Tang/Galbi Grill]]>
<![CDATA[Magical Moves: Dance Film Festival]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 08:09:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dance123Bandaloopdff.jpg
Dance Camera West presents a vibrant slate of shimmy-super cinema.

Photo Credit: "Shift" by Bandaloop]]>
<![CDATA[Historic Dinner: Queen Mary's Maiden Voyage Menu]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 15:08:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/QueenMary_52464388.jpg
Croute-au-Pot au Pomme Perles, Cotes Courtes Braisée Belle Mère, and other elegant dishes will summon tasty memories of the ship's first foray.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Rose Festival at Descanso Gardens]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 11:18:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/Valentine-Roses.jpg
Rare roses, rosy walks, and a "Human Vase" art demo are part of the fragrant weekend.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Shivers: It's Friday the 13th]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 05:55:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/scaryfilmshutterstock.jpg
Venture into the old zoo at Griffith Park for the classic horror flick.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Stationary Ride: Tour de Pier]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 16:03:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TourdePiercrowd2angela_Daves_Haley.JPG
Some 1,500 stationary cyclists'll be out in Manhattan Beach, all to help a trio of cancer-fighting charities.

Photo Credit: Angela Daves Haley]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: CicLAvia Southeast Cities]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 07:14:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ciclaviasouthlaleroyhamilton.jpg
Polish up your bike and get ready to ride. Plus: pickles, roses, Tour de Pier, Cinespia

Photo Credit: Leroy Hamilton]]>
<![CDATA[Pickle Party at Grand Central Market]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 05:52:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/pickle2.jpg
Tangy, tart, and fabulously fermentable times are just ahead downtown.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Glowimages]]>
<![CDATA[LA Zoo: Wild for the Planet Weekends]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 07:54:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/zooendangeredGL-Tasmanianjpham.jpg
Learn about Tasmanian devils, snow leopards, and more beautiful beasties.

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham]]>
<![CDATA[BBQ Cookout: Sundays at Idle Hour]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 18:14:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/may13idlehoursundays.jpg
A BBQ cookout and old-school tunes keep the weekend vibe flowing in NoHo.

Photo Credit: Idle Hour]]>
<![CDATA[Opening: Cinespia at Hollywood Forever]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 14:14:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cinespiaGettyImages-478832798.jpg
"Purple Rain," "Singin' in the Rain," and "To Catch a Thief" are part of the cemetery film series.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Painting Class: The Art of the Tar Pits]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 06:51:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/160322_painting-3naturalhistory.jpg
La Brea buffs'll put brush to canvas at "Paints and Pleistocene."

Photo Credit: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County]]>
<![CDATA[Silent DJ Yoga at The Garland]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 08:14:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SoundOffYogaJasonKornerer.jpg
Don some glowing headphones and start that downward facing dog.

Photo Credit: Jason Koerner]]>
<![CDATA[Budget-Friendly Gifts for Mom]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 14:23:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520997194.jpg
Buying a Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. This year, show mom you care with these fun and affordable gifts.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Car Wash Dance Performance]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 07:39:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CMYK_Duckler_Parts_and_Labor123.jpg
The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is set to leap/twist at Santa Palm Car Wash.

Photo Credit: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre]]>
<![CDATA[Free: Scent Weekend at the Hammer]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 07:40:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/olfactoryhammermuseum123.jpg
Panels, workshops, and a lab explore the mysteries and history of scent.

Photo Credit: The Institute for Art and Olfaction]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Happy Mother's Day]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 17:48:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_050712_mothersday.jpg
Tours, gardens, and Mom-sweet good times await. Plus: free bookfest, Free Comic Book Day, car dance, gibbons, Puppy Prom

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 16:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/freeconedayhd.jpg
Stop by your local shop for the afternoon-into-evening giveaway.

Photo Credit: Häagen-Dazs]]>
<![CDATA[Pacific Wheel: Lights Out (Temporarily)]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:48:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smfwGettyImages-81275533.jpg
A lighting system refresh is coming to the glowing symbol of Santa Monica Pier.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Vans Custom Culture: Vote Now]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 07:19:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ocvans_universityhighschool.jpg
The high school design contest has its 50 semi-finalists, including several from LA and Orange County.

Photo Credit: Vans Custom Culture]]>
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo: Find Your Celebration]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 21:22:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cincodemayo98765.jpg
Margaritas, music, and convivial times festoon the celebratory holiday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[SPACE Cider: 'Star Wars' Actress Tribute]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 22:21:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/aceciderspacestarwars.jpg
Raise a toast to the celebrated Cantina Scene, just in time for "Star Wars" Day.

Photo Credit: Ace Cider]]>