<![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 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:29:24 -0700 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:29:24 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:59:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451601919.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 19:48:16 -0700 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...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:41:49 -0700 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 07:23:12 -0700 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 07:57:48 -0700 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...

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<![CDATA[National Coffee Day Deals and Freebies]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:45:38 -0700 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 15:26:38 -0700 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.

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<![CDATA[Pumpkins: From "Food of Last Resort" to Fall Flavor King]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:10 -0700 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 16:26:38 -0700 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...

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<![CDATA[Bawdy Storytelling, Risk! Team Up For "Bold" New Show]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:35:00 -0700 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...]]>
<![CDATA[Tool's Danny Carey with Primus for Special Shows]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:05:19 -0700 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.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Author Receives Steinbeck Award]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/k-hosseini.jpg
Khaled Hosseini, who lived in San Jose after his family's escape from Afghanistan and lives today in Northern California, is receiving the John Steinbeck Award today in San Jose.

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<![CDATA[Original "Real World" SF Condo Available to Rent]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:00:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/realworldsanfrancisco.jpg
Before there was an Internet or smartphones pervading every facet of our lives, there was the Real World house in San Francisco. Now is your chance to live in the same place Puck got evicted from.

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<![CDATA[SF's La Taqueria Crowned America's Best Burrito ]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:30:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/la-taqueria.jpg
The eater has spoken: the burrito eaters at FiveThirtyEight.com have declared the carnitas burrito, no rice, at the Mission District's La Taqueria the best burrito in America.

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<![CDATA[Rain Closes Main Gate at Burning Man]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:53:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BM+2013-171.JPG
California may be in a drought but there's too much rain in northern Nevada.

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<![CDATA[Young Jeezy Arrested in Concert Shooting Probe]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:00:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08252014-jeezy-mug.jpg
Rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested in Southern California on weapons charges by police investigating a deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa's Friday night concert in the Bay Area, police said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Fans Honor Williams With Standing Ovation]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:44:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ROBIN+WILLIAMS+OVATION+RAW_NBC_STD+-+00014211.jpg
Robin Williams got an unusual standing ovation Monday. One week after the tragic death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams, Bay Area fans paid tribute in a very public way.

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<![CDATA[A Day in the Life: Remembering The Beatles’ 1966 Candlestick Concert]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:09:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/87889554.jpg
August 29, 1966, stands out for Rich Bandoni. Even among all the days since, that day of his life returns with ease. He was 9 years old that day, when he hopped a San Francisco Muni bus and headed to Candlestick...

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<![CDATA[Aerosmith Concord Pavilion Concert Canceled]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP453154418157.jpg
Bad news for Aerosmith fans: Tuesday night’s Bay Area concert has been canceled. Live Nation, the concert's promoter, says the Concord Pavilion show will not go on because of an illness, but did not say who was...

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<![CDATA[Robin Williams Was "Fixture" in Bay Area Comedy Scene]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:20:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2014-08-15-williams-credit-alex-stack.jpg
Robin Williams' roots were in the City’s standup comedy scene. Comedian Debi Durst first met Williams in the 1970s. “Never ever in our wildest craziest dreams did we ever think we'd lose him so soon,” Durst said...

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<![CDATA[Memorials for Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:40:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robin+williams+hollywood+star.JPG
A collection of memorials to the Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the age of 63.

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<![CDATA[As RatDog Nixes Tour Dates, Deadheads Worry About Bob Weir]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:43:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/98659766.jpg
Bob Weir, the former Grateful Dead guitarist, has canceled all upcoming tour dates of RatDog, his current outfit, leading to speculation about his well-being.

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<![CDATA[Sir Patrick Stewart Attends, Enjoys Outside Lands]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:51:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/stewart10.jpg
There was at least one famous person in the audience at Outside Lands this past weekend: Sir Patrick Stewart. The Shakespearean-trained thespian took in the sights, and then some.

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<![CDATA[Friends, Celebrity Colleagues Mourn Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:39:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP080622020974.jpg
The news of actor and comedian Robin Williams' death at age 63 has sent shockwaves across the Twittersphere. Here's a sampling of the reaction we found.

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<![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:27:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.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.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
From smart watches to tablet convertibles and a Kindle to download your textbooks, here's what you should know about back to school gear now on the market.]]>
<![CDATA[Gonzo Puppeteer Attends "Muppet Movie" Screening]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:23:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dave-Goelz.jpg
From the Muppets’ big screen debut 35 years ago, through this year’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” the great Goelz, Dave, has brought to life a fuzzy, little weirdo we all know as Gonzo.]]>
<![CDATA[Janis Joplin Stamp On Sale This Weekend]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:19:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08072014-janis-joplin-stamp.jpg
Take a little piece of her heart. There’s a special tribute to iconic singer Janis Joplin at this year’s Outside Lands.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Next "True Detective" To Be Filmed in Big Sur]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:56:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/true+detectiveAP607793760099.jpg
Municipal corruption, choking traffic, and the scenic coast: the next edition of "True Detective" is rumored to be truly California-centric.

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<![CDATA[Comedian Jim Norton Returns to SF]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:14:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08-04-2014-jim-norton.jpg
Comedian Jim Norton is soaring right now with a hot, new talk show on Vice.com and just gave an impassioned keynote address at Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy festival in
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<![CDATA[Dionne Warwick Knows Her Way to San Jose]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:25:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/warwick1.jpg
In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song. In 2014, the 73-year old singer is finding her way back to the city that inspired her iconic tune, “Do You Know the Way...

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<![CDATA[Elephants, Giraffes, Bears Eat Fruit Roadkill]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:16:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
An overturned dump truck of bananas and jackfruit didn't go to waste. Animals at the Oakland Zoo ate 15,000 pounds of donated fruit, and humans at the Alameda County Food Bank received about 35,000 pounds.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Garcia's SF Homes to be Honored With Plaques]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:26:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-jerry-garcia.jpg
Excelsior District homes once lived in by Jerry Garcia to be identified and honored by San Francisco.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:39:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MObamaBike.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[Drag Performers Do "Sex and the City"]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:57:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SATC-Group-photo-w_-captions-for-each-character.jpg
U.S. State No. 49 namesake and top three “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant, Alaska, is saying, “Hi-eeee!” to San Francisco audiences for the next few weeks as part of the cast of “Sex and the City: Live!”]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood in SF: The Rock Films "San Andreas" at AT&T Park]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:32:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-san-andreas-2.jpg
San Francisco got a little piece of Hollywood Monday when Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock' showed up at AT&T Park to film an earthquake scene for his latest film "San Andreas."

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<![CDATA["The Rock" Films Movie in San Francisco]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:28:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/111200432.jpg
An "earthquake disaster flick" -- our favorite genre -- is filming on the streets of San Francisco this week, with none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson playing the leading man.

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<![CDATA[Go Gong-Wild in Berkeley's "Hack the Bells" Competition ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:29:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/uc_berkeley.jpg
The sounds of Sather Tower are the focal point of "Hack the Bells," an audio remixing competition.

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<![CDATA[Batkid Documentary Kicks off Fundraising Campaign]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:25:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/batkid-thumb.jpg
The story of the little California boy with leukemia who transformed San Francisco into Gotham City for a day iss now being made into a documentary in the hopes of answering this question: Why were so...]]>