<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:17:44 -0700 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:17:44 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chile Relleno Pretzel Burger Takes Top OC Fair Spot]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:40:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ocfairgrantsburger23.JPG
The Grantburgers creation nabbed the Concessionaires' Cup Contest.

Photo Credit: OC Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Online Feline: Grumpy Cat in SoCal]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:03:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/grumpycat.jpg
The scowly-sweet winner of the internet launches her new book tour in Santa Monica.

Photo Credit: Grumpy Cat]]>
<![CDATA[Costumes of Comic-Con]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:08:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Costumes-Comic-Con-45267843.jpg
Comic-Con wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for the fervent fans in outrageous and elaborate costumes and makeup. Here are some snapshots from the convention floor of those incredible costumes at...]]>
<![CDATA[McConaughey Makes Surprise Comic-Con Visit]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:43:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/452624060.jpg
Celebrity surprises are part of the fun each year at Comic-Con and that proved to be the case Thursday when Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey made an unannounced appearance at the massive event.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Shakespeare and Shrews: Help Theater, Get Cupcaked]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:36:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/shrewtamingISC.jpg
See the Bard favorite, for free, at the park, on your big day.

Photo Credit: ISC]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:28:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/daycowboydaniellek.jpg
Saddle up, lasso-lovin' lassies and laddies. Plus: National Dance Day, Central Avenue Jazz, Comic-Con, TV costumes

Photo Credit: Danielle Klebanow]]>
<![CDATA["Frozen": Popular Sing-A-Long Returns to Hollywood]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:01:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/frozensingalongelcap23445.jpg
Is it time to let "Let It Go" go yet? Nope.

Photo Credit: Disney]]>
<![CDATA[Free Exhibit: Top TV Costumes on Display]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:44:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/452412086.jpg
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising highlights twenty current shows.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con: The Bite-Sized Tips]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:35:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cc174033140.jpg
Going? Have your costume? Your panels? Your hotel? Your ride? Your...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Celebs Expected at Comic-Con 2014]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:29:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_159097_0271.JPG
San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 runs from July 24-27 at downtown's San Diego Convention Center. As usual, the pop culture extravaganza will be packed with celebrities from both film and

Photo Credit: Rodolfo Martinez/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Operatic Outlandishness: "We Will Rock You"]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:24:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wewillrockyouduo123.jpg
The Ahmanson's summertime treat brims with songs, style, and glow sticks.

Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik]]>
<![CDATA[First for LA: The Sunset Idea House]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:10:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sunsetideahousela23.jpg
The Western living magazine opens the doors to a cutting-edge abode, in August.

Photo Credit: Sunset Idea House]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:41:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/michelle-obama-AP19328115164.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Sighting: Bryde's Whale Seen in SoCal Waters]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:54:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/brydeswhalesocal.jpg
The "elusive" whale is usually found in more tropical waters.

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific]]>
<![CDATA[Punch Bowl Revival: Tam O'Shanter Gets Traditional]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:21:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/tampunch.jpg
Want something vintage with your meal? The Atwater Village landmark has just the drink.

Photo Credit: Tam O'Shanter]]>
<![CDATA[Free: National Dance Day Downtown]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:20:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NationalDance-102345.jpg
Want to shake it alongside hip-swaying strangers? The happy day is nigh.

Photo Credit: The Music Center]]>
<![CDATA[New: Free Hammer Museum Membership]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:53:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hammerpainting932.jpg
Want to get a few member-nice perks at the Westwood favorite? Here's how.

Photo Credit: Hammer Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Superhero Smooch: Pride Meets Comic-Con ]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:06:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/233*120/pacificsandiegocover1.jpg
Spider-Man and Batman recreate a famous cinematic kiss on the cover of Pacific San Diego.

Photo Credit: Pacific San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Councilman LaBonge Declares Nelson Mandela Day]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:49:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/85787673.jpg
A mural paying homage to the leader is on the Berlin Wall Monument.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[100K+ Cyclists: CicLAvia Pedals for South LA]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:18:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/garyl_ciclavia_1345.jpg
The mega free bike roll announces its end-of-the-year routes.

Photo Credit: Gary Leonard]]>
<![CDATA[Here Comes the Free Ice Cream Truck]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:40:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/freeicecreamtrucksocalhonda.jpg
The blue SoCal Honda Helpful truck'll be popping up around the city.

Photo Credit: SoCal Honda]]>
<![CDATA[Dachshund Dash: The Wiener Nationals]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:50:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/dachshundrungetty.jpg
Dogs, small of foot and keen of eye, shall run in Los Alamitos.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: 75 Root Beers, One Fizzy Taste-Off]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:46:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/coke+with+ice.jpg
Galco's Soda Pop Stop honors the barkiest beverage. Plus: Glendale Cruise Night, Ryman Arts show, Killer Tomatoes re-do, air guitar semi-finals

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Free Summer Concerts: CityWalk Thursday Nights]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:32:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/citywalkfreesummershows.jpg
Universal has a full slate of pay-nothing warm-weather shows ahead.

Photo Credit: Universal CityWalk]]>
<![CDATA[New: Contemporary Art Museum Headed for Downtown]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:59:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_108263612.jpg
The Historic Core institution would feature downtown artists, a rooftop garden.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Tryout Time's Here, Halloween Scare People]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:04:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Knotts2011.jpg
How skilled are you at lurking in a monster-like manner?

Photo Credit: Knott's Berry Farm]]>
<![CDATA[Barbra Streisand at Home: "Buyer & Cellar"]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:56:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/buyerandcellarmarktaper.jpg
Michael Urie plays an unemployed actor who goes to work in the home of a certain Ms. Streisand.

Photo Credit: Buyer & Cellar]]>
<![CDATA[Observation Deck Headed for LA's Tallest Tower]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:32:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/usbank56812694.jpg
The U.S. Bank Tower is getting a tourist-ready re-do.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Watermelon-Glazed Turkey Legs: It's Watermelon Fest Time]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:27:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Shutterstock+Watermelon.jpg
The juicy gathering has been around for over a half century.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Farmers Market at 80: A Look Back]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:34:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/193*120/10379928_10152773421758149_8542707335632709560_o.jpg
The landmark public market celebrates with Taste of Farmers Market.

Photo Credit: Original Farmers Market]]>
<![CDATA[Pasadena Futurist: Wearable Tech Confab]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:18:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/wearbletechconference.jpg
Creators and leaders will gather to discuss the accessories of tomorrow.

Photo Credit: Wearable Tech]]>
<![CDATA[dineLA Is Here: Hello, 300+ Eat-Out Deals]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:26:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dinelashutterstock245.jpg
Two weeks and dozens and dozens and dozens of places to dine and save.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[826LA Fundraiser: Kids Create Pizzas at Mohawk Bend]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mohawkpizza1.jpg
Young chefs'll get inventive to help the local literary-minded organization.

Photo Credit: Mohawk Bend]]>
<![CDATA[Outfest: 3+ Decades of Great LGBT Film]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:57:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/190*120/spacestation76outfest.jpg
"Space Station 76" and other treats lead the cinematic offerings.

Photo Credit: Space Station 76]]>
<![CDATA[World Cup Final: Spots to Watch]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:16:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wc494162559.jpg
The Segerstrom and Santa Monica Place are big spots for the big game.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Steak Frites, Poodles, Can-Can: SoCal Bastille Day ]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:17:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/steakfritemelrose.jpg
French fests and restaurant specials make the weekend magnifique.

Photo Credit: L'Assiette Steak Frites]]>
<![CDATA[New for Long Beach: All-American Soap Box Derby]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:57:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/soapboxlongbeach245.jpg
Racers'll square off in August for The Queen's Cup.

Photo Credit: All-American Soap Box Derby]]>
<![CDATA["World's Largest Thermometer" Renovated, Relit ]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:18:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baker+thermometer+159270675.jpg
A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert is once again a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Stores Offer Free Slurpees, Sandwiches and Discounted Doughnuts]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:25:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/slurpeeEDIT.jpg
Who doesn't like free food?

This week, 7-11, Chick-Fil-A and Krispy Kreme are offering some pretty great deals on free snacks, drinks, sandwiches and more.

Photo Credit: 7-Eleven]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: OC Fair Opens]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:05:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/ocfairfromabove.jpg
Are you trying the Pop Rocks donut or what? Plus: French Fest, Christmas in July, Chinatown Summer Nights, Rib Fest

Photo Credit: OC Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Frank Gehry, Meet the Tar Pits: LACMA Hotel Ahead]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:45:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/urbanlightlacmawilshiremuseum1.jpg
A tower is in the works for the southside of Wilshire Boulevard.

Photo Credit: © Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner]]>
<![CDATA[Noir's Shining Star: "Double Indemnity" Screens Downtown]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:01:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/noirdoubleindemnity.JPG
Billy Wilder's delicious scheme-feast is Vintage LA's next offering.

Photo Credit: Double Indemnity]]>
<![CDATA[Mega Hollywood Costume Show Heads for Future Oscar Museum]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:56:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Titanichatcostume1.jpg
"Titanic" and "The Hunger Games" will both be represented.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox.]]>
<![CDATA[New LA River Hangout: Frog Spot Café]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:39:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/frogspotlariver.jpg
The weekend pop-up lends respite to cyclists wending near the water.

Photo Credit: The Frog Spot]]>
<![CDATA[Party on the Bridge: Celebrate a Pasadena Landmark]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:37:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/coloradobridgepasheritage.jpg
"Preserve and protect" one of Southern California's great spans.

Photo Credit: Colorado Street Bridge]]>
<![CDATA[OC Teen Photographer Snaps Cats, Helps Rescues]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:39:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mygreatcat12345pb345.jpg
Jessica Trinh's dog photos caught the company's attention. Now her Purina Pro Plan pics are helping rescue cats in need

Photo Credit: Purina Pro Plan]]>
<![CDATA[Free: Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:17:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/twilightpierconcert34565.jpg
Yuna, Santa Cecilia, and OK Go fill out your summer Thursday nights.

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Pier]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Monica Sweet: Strawberries on Your Burger]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:57:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/strawberryburger34.jpg
Ready for figs, guava, and berries atop your patty?

Photo Credit: Strawberry Burger]]>