<![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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:09:35 -0700 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:09:35 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[This Weekend: Made in America Festival]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:36:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/id452083488.jpg
Imagine Dragons lead the mega fest, which is set to draw Grand Park's biggest crowds yet.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: LA County Fair Opens]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:05:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/luminasialacountyfair1.jpg
How early in the day will you consume your first fried treat? Plus: The taste, Fiesta Hermosa, Art Deco Fest, LA's birthday, and where to bid summer adieu.

Photo Credit: LA County Fair]]>
<![CDATA[The Taste: SoCal Flavors Flower at Paramount Studios]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:43:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thetastelatimes1234.jpg
LA Times matches chefs, food fans, and an extraordinary range of bites and tidbits.

Photo Credit: The Taste]]>
<![CDATA["The Star-Spangled Banner": The Grammy Museum Pays Tribute]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:50:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AmericanFlag_Shutterstock.jpg
Sheet music and Jimi Hendrix's 1969 Woodstock performance will go on display.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[T. Rex on Tour: Walking with Dinosaurs]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/walkingwithdinostrex.jpg
Ancient beasties + arena-style entertainment = roaring good times.

Photo Credit: Walking with Dinosaurs]]>
<![CDATA[233 Years Young: Happy Birthday, Los Angeles]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:37:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/candlesbirthdayla1.jpg
Join the traditional pobladores walk from Mission San Gabriel to El Pueblo.

Photo Credit: Birthday]]>
<![CDATA[Aquarium Penguin Chicks Make Public Debut]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:40:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/penguinHughRyono.jpg
Two of the young'uns join their elders in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

Photo Credit: Hugh Ryono]]>
<![CDATA[Queen Mary Sails Back to the 1930s]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:49:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/artdecowkdqm1.jpg
The 10th annual Art Deco Weekend fancies up Long Beach's Big Boat.

Photo Credit: Queen Mary]]>
<![CDATA[New: Chinese Lantern Landscape at LA County Fair]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:45:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/luminasialafair.jpg
Four zones light up the night in fanciful fashion.

Photo Credit: LA County Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Bat-Signal Is Bright at Warner Bros.]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:17:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/batsignalwb1.jpg
A new light has been cast on a Burbank soundstage, signalling a popular tour's extension.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros.]]>
<![CDATA[Struts, Rescues, Surfing Dogs: A Trio of Hound Haps]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:38:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/dogstrut1323.jpg
Strut Your Mutt is on the lead and helping out pups in shelters and rescues.

Photo Credit: Strut Your Mutt]]>
<![CDATA[That Culture-Loving Bike Ride: Tour da Arts]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:23:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smmoabiketour1.jpg
The Santa Monica Museum of Art's quirky roll pedals into year 6.

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Museum of Art]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Opening: Santa Monica, You're Up First (and Soon)]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:05:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dunkin11.jpg
The much-anticipated doughnut debut gets an early September date.

Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA[Johnny Ramone Tribute: Hollywood Forever Ceremony]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:31:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jr51996175.jpg
Rob Zombie, Fred Armisen, and fans remember the legendary musician.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Marine Animal Medical: Visit the Aquarium Care Center]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/molinaanimalcareaquarium.JPG
Watch how staffers tend to the otters, penguins, and resident sharks.

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Tall Ships, Cannon Battles, Rubber Ducks]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tallshipssanpedro2.jpg
Mondo masts hold sway, in San Pedro: Plus: FYF Fest, LA Food & Wine Festival, '90s Dance Night, Downtown Dark Night

Photo Credit: Tall Ships]]>
<![CDATA[Northridge Earthquake, on Stage, with Songs]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:08:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/northridgeoperamusical.jpg
The SoCal premiere of the "genre-defying work" follows a group of young adults following the 1994 event.

Photo Credit: LB Opera]]>
<![CDATA[New at L.A. Live: Downtown Dark Nights]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:37:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lalivedark12344.jpg
So there's nothing going on at the entertainment complex, you say? Well, not quite.

Photo Credit: AEG Creative]]>
<![CDATA[Rubber Duck in SoCal: Spy Past Sightings]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:57:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/duck+san+pedro+1.jpg
Excited to see the mega ducky in San Pedro? Eye his former sojourns.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Madonna Memorabilia Auction: Early Sneak Peek]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:16:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_madonna21.jpg
The "Material Girl" dress, a yearbook, and more items go on the block in November.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Tasty Exhibit: SoCal's Famous Menus]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:42:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/library_brown-derby-coffee-cover12.jpg
Several retro LA menus will go on display at the Central Library.

Photo Credit: The Brown Derby]]>
<![CDATA[Madonna's Personal Items: Largest Auction Ever]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:18:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/madonna722best.jpg
Several items'll go up for bidding at Julien's Auctions, including the "Material Girl" dress.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Smell This: Stinky the Corpse Flower's Back, San Marino]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:49:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/corpseflowerstinky5.jpg
Plug your nose, SoCal; the Huntington is about to get mighty odoriferous.

Photo Credit: The Huntington]]>
<![CDATA[New Shrieks Afoot: LA Haunted Hayride]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:24:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hauntedhayridepumpkins1.jpg
Sway polers, a 40-foot Leviathan, and two Apocalype-themed mazes await.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride]]>
<![CDATA[Gourmetzia: New Posh Food Show Samples Up Downtown]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:38:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/237*120/gourmet2e41.jpg
A "gourmet supermarket" will lavish up palates over two days at LACC.

Photo Credit: Gourmetzia]]>
<![CDATA[World's Largest Duck Swimming for SoCal]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:36:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rubberduck181118257.jpg
Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck Project makes a Tall Ships Fest cameo.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Help NASA: Urban Tree Tracker Project]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:31:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/treetrackernhm.jpg
Identify trees around the Natural History Museum, and help a bigger, cooler goal. (Literally cooler.)

Photo Credit: MARIO de LOPEZ]]>
<![CDATA[Wiltern Tour: Peek Behind the Scenes]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:20:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wilterntourtheatre1.jpg
Seen a dozen shows there? Get acquainted with the Art Deco movie palace.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation]]>
<![CDATA[Volleyball Mojo: AVP Manhattan Beach Open]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:11:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mb89091804.jpg
Pros dive and spike: The Association of Volleyball Professionals hits the sand.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Beach Volleyball: Mighty Matches Through the Years]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:47:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/452756836.jpg
Look back at tourneys from LBC, Hermosa, and Manhattan Beach.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: The Great Sand Sculpture Contest]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:37:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/LBCSandSculptureBeach.jpg
The buckets and shovels are out in Long Beach. Plus: fried chicken fest, tea festival, Wiltern tour, '80s 5K

Photo Credit: The Great Sand Sculpture Contest]]>
<![CDATA[Neon On: Pasadena Awesome '80s Run]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:44:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/awesomepasadena80srun.jpg
People in side ponytails and skinny ties'll jog at the Rose Bowl.

Photo Credit: Awesome '80s Run 5K]]>
<![CDATA[Universal Mazes Announced: "Dracula Untold" ]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:40:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hhndraculauntold.jpg
"Dracula Untold" and "American Werewolf" get the eeky treatment.

Photo Credit: Halloween Horror Nights]]>
<![CDATA[OC Fair Wrap-Up by the Numbers]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:19:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/bacon10.jpg
Some 1,800 Pop Rocks Donuts were sold at the Costa Mesa spectacular.

Photo Credit: bacon]]>
<![CDATA[5 Avant Garde Abodes: Sunset Magazine Beach Cities Tour]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:53:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/greenonmainsunsettour1.jpg
Wander inside a quintet of cool casas, including the Sunset Idea House.

Photo Credit: Green on Main]]>
<![CDATA[Chinese Theatre to Dim Lights for Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:19:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Chinese_756077.jpg
It's the "eighth time ever" that the forecourt lights have been lowered.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Burritobox Buffs, Prepare: Pizzabox Is on the Way]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:23:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/Generic-Pizza.jpg
The cook-your-pie fast kiosks are set for an early 2015 WeHo debut.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[LA River First: Fly-Fishing Derby]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:39:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/230*120/lariverflyfishing1.jpg
Anglers of every skill level can join the catch-and-release competition.

Photo Credit: LA River]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Taco Co.: Taco Bell Enters the Fast-Casual Scene]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:57:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ustacoco1.jpg
Down peach jalapeno BBQ sauce, posh slaws, pulled pork at the new Huntington Beach restaurant.

Photo Credit: U.S. Taco Co.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:27:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
From tablet convertibles to smart watches and battery charging phone cases, here's a list of top back to school electronics for the season.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to School Tech: Hot Electronic Gear for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:27:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
Students and their families say registering for graduation gifts they need for dorm and school life helps them manage the growing costs associated with leaving home; average spending on furniture, supplies...]]>
<![CDATA[Savory Soiree: Fried Chicken Festival ]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:06:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/friedchicken_list.jpg
Great fried chicken-making chefs make for Chinatown.

Photo Credit: Fried Chicken]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate S'mores Day (No Campfire Required)]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:16:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smorescupcake.jpg
The gooey three-part treat shows up in surprising spots.

Photo Credit: Magnolia Bakery]]>
<![CDATA[Nisei Week: Dance, Gyoza, Rubik's Cubes]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:51:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NiseiWeek2011.jpg
The venerable Japanese Festival fills Little Tokyo with song, martial arts demos, and more.

Photo Credit: Nisei Week]]>
<![CDATA[Morton's Meaty Special: The $1 Filet Sandwich]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:59:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/mortonfiletsandwichdeal.jpg
The steakery observes National Filet Mignon Day on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Photo Credit: Morton's]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Treats: Sundance in Summer (and in LA)]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:24:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/nd51120735.jpg
Stow those mittens -- the famous indie film festival is in LA for four August nights.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 45th, Haunted Mansion]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:52:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hm136027045.jpg
The hinges are creakin' at a few frightful celebrations.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Mondo K-Pop Fan Convention]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:29:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/kpopwkd2.jpg
The best of Korean entertainment sparkles at the Sports Arena. Plus: Disney Fanniversary, ScareLA, Spirit of '45, Brew at the Zoo

Photo Credit: CJ E&M]]>
<![CDATA[New on Wilshire: Shepard Fairey's Peace Tree Mural]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:29:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/peacemuraldowntown1.jpg
A video details the coming together of the grand-scale, new-to-Koreatown artwork.

Photo Credit: Shepard Fairey]]>
<![CDATA[CicLAvia Growing Beyond the Big Bike Events]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:53:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ciclaviademonica1.jpg
Adore the spirit of the community ride but want more of it? You're in luck.

Photo Credit: Monica Orozco deMonica]]>