<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:19:54 -0800 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:19:54 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Brian McKnight Brings Intimate Show to San Francisco]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:23:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/brianmcknightaddition.jpg
Soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight is getting up close and personal with San Francisco this week with eight shows at The Addition.

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<![CDATA[Deli Cranks Out 6,000 Latkes for Hanukkah]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bay-latke-chef.jpg
When it comes to holidays, there's no better recipe than the one you grew up with. Same is true for latkes. So, tonight, when Hanukkah begins at sundown, cooks around the globe will be firing up the frying pans...

Photo Credit: Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:52:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
Merriam-Webster has declared "culture" as the word of 2014, The Associated Press reported. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the...

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<![CDATA[#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:42:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-santafailthumb.jpg
It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family and get those beloved pics of the kids with Santa. Except the photos don't always turn out as you hoped.]]>
<![CDATA[James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 06:02:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/James-Franco-SNL.jpg
James Franco's hosted "Saturday Night Live" again — so naturally his friend (and co-star of upcoming comedy flick "The Interview") Seth Rogen crashed the opening monologue in the Dec. 7 episode featuring musical
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<![CDATA[Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:25:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/target+credit+card+breach+latest.jpg
Although Black Friday can be a stressful day for bargain-hunting shoppers, it may be even more difficult for retail employees. That is why a Target electronics department worker in Westminster, Maryland,...]]>
<![CDATA[Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:32:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
The popular direct-sales jewelry retailer Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors this month. “We are so proud of building Lia Sophia over the past 28 years into an outstanding company that has...

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<![CDATA[Giant Gingerbread House Fits People]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:31:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/giant+gingerbread+house.jpg
Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort has unveiled a giant gingerbread house that towers above the rest. The creation of pastry chef Lerome Campbell and his team stands nine feet tall from its base to rooftop.

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<![CDATA[Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:08:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/capitol_christmas_tree.png
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner will light the Capitol Christmas Tree on the Capitol's West Front Lawn at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Ahead of Christmas ]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:42:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sb10069274b-004.jpg
NORAD begins their Christmas countdown with the 50+ year tradition of tracking Santa Claus' whereabouts.

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<![CDATA[Find the Perfect Present: Gift Guide 2014]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:28:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gift-guide-promo2.jpg
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Our guide will help you find unique present ideas for everyone on your shopping list.
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<![CDATA[Grumpy Cat to Visit San Francisco]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:44:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/477158783.jpg
Grumpy Cat is on his way here. And Grumpy Cat does not care.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for SXSW
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<![CDATA[Robin Williams' Former Napa Estate Listed For $25.9 Million]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:40:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robin-williams-home.jpg
The Villa of Smiles, Robin Williams's former Napa Valley estate, is back on the market. And at $25.9 million, it's 13 percent cheaper.

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<![CDATA[Mindy Kaling Shoots Sitcom in San Francisco]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:03:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kaling-instagram.jpg
'The Mindy Project' filmed in San Francisco on November 18, stopping at locations including Lombard Street, City Lights and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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<![CDATA[Superhero Hopefuls Converge on Emeryville]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:51:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/superhero-auditions.jpg
The road to Marvel Universe Live! begins in Emeryville.]]>
<![CDATA[Art of Eleanor Coppola on Display at Sonoma Museum]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:26:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Eleanor-Coppola-pic.jpg
The public largely knows Eleanor Coppola as the wife of director Francis Ford Coppola, but those who know her also know her as a consummate artisan who is compelled to create. Fifty years’ worth of her...

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<![CDATA[Black Friday 2014 Details]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:36:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Macy%27s_Holiday35345.jpg
This year, retailers across America will start their sales on Thanksgiving afternoon. And in many cases, those sales will keep going for days.

Photo Credit: AP Images for Macy�s Inc.]]>
<![CDATA[Improv Puppet Show Set for San Francisco Run]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:14:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Puppet-Up-1.jpg
Picture a mash up of “The Muppet Show” and “Whose Line is It Anyway?” and you’ll have an idea of what to expect from “Puppet Up! - Uncensored,” an improv comedy puppet show returning to San Francisco, Nov.

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<![CDATA[Carol Channing Serenaded By SF Students]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:55:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/channing-Carol-2.jpg
The Broadway baby who brought Dolly Levi to life was serenaded with “Hello, Carol!” by the Lowell chorus and jazz band (a few audience members joined in, too) when she visited her alma mater and appeared in the...

Photo Credit: Corey Andrew]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Joins "Cronut" Craze]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:26:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/cronut-dunkin-donuts.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts introduces their new item, the Croissant Donut, and joins the "Cronut" craze.

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<![CDATA[Check Out "Nature's Best Photography"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:23:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1GrandPrize_TinManLee%281%29+copy.jpg
Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Natural History's annual "Nature's Best Photography" exhibition showcases 60 large-format prints of this year's most breathtaking nature photography.

Photo Credit: Tin Man Lee]]>
<![CDATA[Why You May Spot Teal Pumpkins This Halloween]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:36:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC-teal-pumpkins.jpg
Halloween can be challenging for kids who have food allergies. However, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has started a new campaign called the “Teal Pumpkin Project” which aims to make the...
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<![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:47:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-177531910.jpg
How much do you know about pumpkins?

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<![CDATA[Family to Pay Musical Tribute to Hardly Strictly Founder]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:48:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rosatohardly.jpg
They’re probably the least famous band at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Some didn’t take up instruments until a year ago. But chances are, when the Go To Hell Man Clan takes the Rooster...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:41:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice-fatte-Ramsey-Mathew.jpg
It seems like everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice-flavored this and that. Take a look at the wackiest pumpkin-inspired culinary items that might be worth a try this season.]]>
<![CDATA["Royals" Banned from SF Radio Station Playlist]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:23:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*235/73557949.jpg
Folks who wanted a break from Lorde are in for a treat: for the duration of the World Series, there will be no "Royals" played on KFOG.

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<![CDATA[Woman, 75, Still Missing in SoCal]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:57:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sally+estabrook.jpg
The search grew on Monday for a woman with Alzheimer’s disease who disappeared from a Julian campground over the weekend without a trace. Sally Estabrook, the 75-year-old mother-in-law of Megadeth frontman Dave...

Photo Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department ]]>
<![CDATA[National Coffee Day Deals and Freebies]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:45:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/514727145.jpg
The start of the work week can be rough, but many coffee shops are offering free or inexpensive cups of coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day. Find out where you can get a discount on a your daily dose...

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<![CDATA[Music Venues Use Technology to Disable Smartphone Use]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:26:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smartphone+generic.jpg
Sick of smartphones ruining your concert experience? Then look no further than Yondr, which is already available at music venues in San Francisco and Oakland.

Photo Credit: NBC 6 South Florida]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: From "Food of Last Resort" to Fall Flavor King]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:36:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451601919.jpg
Fall is in full swing and so is the seasonal menu staple no one can escape: pumpkin spice. The autumnal flavor, long found in pies, breads, and beers, experienced a boom in popularity in recent decades and...

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<![CDATA[30 Rock Alum to Perform at SF's Eureka Theatre]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:26:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Scott-Adsit-photo-by-Dan-Dion.jpg
We have no idea what Scott Adsit is going to do or say, and neither does he, when he returns to San Francisco to perform on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at the Eureka Theater. Of course, that’s...

Photo Credit: Dan Dion ]]>
<![CDATA[Bawdy Storytelling, Risk! Team Up For "Bold" New Show]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:35:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Kevin-Allison-publicity-photo.jpg
Combining their taglines, two popular shows will offer “true tales of sexual adventure, boldly told,” on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St. in San Francisco. SF’s Bawdy Storytelling founder...]]>
<![CDATA[Tool's Danny Carey with Primus for Special Shows]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:05:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Primus+Tool-001.JPG
Tool drummer Danny Carey sat in with Primus while Tim "Herb" Alexander recovers from heart surgery. The first of three shows was at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago. The last is Friday, Sept. 19 in Denver.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>