<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 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 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:09 -0700 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:09 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[SFPD Recovers Ex-Chili Pepper Guitarist’s Stolen Telecaster]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:10:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/th-GUITAR-SFPD.jpg
A valuable piece of rock history is back with its rightful owner, thanks to San Francisco police investigators. A vintage 1966 Fender Telecaster that was owned by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist...
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<![CDATA[Bathtub Girl Meets Luke Bryan: 'I Love Him']]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:42:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Ava_Finley_Luke_Bryan.png
A little girl tries to tell her dad who she loves but struggles. The man who stole the two-year-old's heart is none other than country singer Luke Bryan. The video of the father-daughter episode went viral...

Photo Credit: Adrian Finley
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<![CDATA[First Look at 'Burning Man: The Musical' ]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:40:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burner-musical.jpg
"Burning Man: The Musical" will one day be a full-length film feature, but the first five irreverent minutes are available to watch now.

Photo Credit: Matt Werner
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<![CDATA[SF Armory Plans New Music Venue in 2016]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:29:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/San+Francisco+Armory.jpg
A 4,000 capacity music venue will open inside San Francisco Armory next year.

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<![CDATA[Lonely Island Wallpaper Pays Tribute to Bay Area Icons]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:15:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/BayAreaToile.jpg
Comedy/music trio The Lonely Island has commissioned wallpaper that pays tribute to vibrant Bay Area icons and landmarks.

Photo Credit: Matt Ritchie]]>
<![CDATA[Michael Jackson's Chef Shares King of Pop’s Favorite Foods]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:35:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/71436998michael.jpg
Sweet Bar Bakery in Oakland is celebrating the King of Pop's birthday with his preferred sweet and savory treats.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Phil Walter
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<![CDATA[E-40 Introduces 40-Ounce Malt Liquor]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:57:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/e40ounce.jpg
East Bay rap star E-40's latest foray into the world of alcohol comes in the form of a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: SFPD Cop Break Dances to Cheer Up Kid Battling Cancer]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 03:47:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/breakdance.PNG
A San Francisco police officer busted some serious moves to cheer up Colren Guerra, a cancer patient at UC Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco.
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<![CDATA[Janelle Monáe to Speak, Sing Against Police Brutality]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:23:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP862628482094_0.jpg
Pop star Janelle Monáe will speak and sing against police brutality at a San Francisco rally this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Rude Restaurant Server on Video]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:17:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/11137110_10152876011048299_1762192408383809822_n.jpg
Most Chicagoans know that when you go to the restaurant, Ed Debevic’s, you shouldn’t expect the nicest servers. In fact, you should prepare for incredibly rude ones.

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<![CDATA[Elbo Room Gets Lease Reprieve]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/elboroom2015.jpg
Mission District nightclub Elbo Room was expected to shutter in November but has been given an extension on the lease.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks to Offer Wine, Macaroni and Cheese ]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:54:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/starbucks.jpg
Starbucks will now include an ‘evening menu’ in addition to the breakfast and snack options that made it famous.

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<![CDATA[Jacka Birthday Tribute Planned, Murder Still Unsolved]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:50:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/jackafreewayvideo.jpg
As a concert tribute to slain Bay Area rapper The Jacka is planned in San Francisco this week, there has still been no movement in solving his February murder.

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<![CDATA[Cystic Fibrosis Patient's Wish: Meet Taylor Swift]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:53:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/B-TZ-TAYLOR-SWIFT-FAN-VO---00000606.jpg
Tiffany Rich has two items on her bucket list: get new lungs and meet Taylor Swift.
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<![CDATA[Snoopy Celebrates Birthday]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:55:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snoopy+Peanuts+movie.JPG
Snoopy is celebrating his birthday. Snoopy's birthday was acknowledged in a strip that ran on Aug. 10, 1968. It is unclear whether that was his first-ever birthday; if so, that would make him 47 years old,...

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<![CDATA[A Meme Is Born: San Diego Zoo Koala]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:10:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/koalasdzoo12345.jpg
Is he Yoda, a flying superhero, or a fictional adventurer?

Photo Credit: Elisa Evans/San Diego Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Japanese Pop Culture Festival Moves to Fort Mason]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:12:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gacharic_800.jpg
This year's J-Pop Summit moves from Japantown to Fort Mason and becomes a ticketed event.

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<![CDATA[Margaret Cho Mobilizes Sexual Assault Survivors]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:43:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/chomcho_9455_todd+v+wolfson.jpg
Margaret Cho's new Twitter hashtag #isurviveandTHRIVE is uniting victims of sexual assault.
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<![CDATA[Akon Lights Up Africa One Solar Panel at a Time]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:12:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ALA_Akon-describing-his-entrepreneurial-experience_3-31072015.jpg
Singer-songwriter Akon noticed a trend during a recent tour of Africa: a lack of electricity. With 600 million Africans still eating and working by candlelight he decided to launch “Akon Lighting Africa”...

Photo Credit: Bass
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<![CDATA[Morrissey Says He Was Groped at SFO]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:52:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455184451.jpg
The singer Morrissey said he was groped at San Francisco International Airport this week on his way to London, and now he's making waves by blogging about what he's calling a "sexual assault."

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<![CDATA[Brooklyn Pizzeria Is Named Best in America, TripAdvisor Says]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:11:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/juliana+pizzeria+handout.jpg
A Brooklyn pizzeria has been named the top joint for a slice in America, according to a TripAdvisor study based on the quality and quantity of reviews and opinions from millions of travelers.

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<![CDATA[Grumpy Dog Earl Challenges Grumpy Cat's Reign]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:23:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/My+Name+is+Earl.jpg
The world’s grouchiest feline has some new competition. Meet “Grumpy Dog.”

Photo Credit: Derek Bloomfield/Christie Bailey
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<![CDATA[Susan Sarandon Brings Her Ping Pong Bar to SF]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:31:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/susansarandonpingpong.jpg
Actress Susan Sarandon is a partner in Spin, a ping pong social club opening in San Francisco's SoMa District this winter.]]>
<![CDATA['Million Dollar Listing' Spotlights 'Starchitect']]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:24:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/rohstanley.jpg
The latest episode of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" dubs local designer Stanley Saitowitz a "starchitect."

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<![CDATA[Redheads Spotlighted at 'Ginger Pride Festival']]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:21:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/234*120/myginga.jpg
Redheads will celebrate their hair color with their own Ginger Pride Festival on Thursday in Dolores Park.

Photo Credit: Calvin Michael West
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<![CDATA[Selfie Sticks Banned at Six Flags Parks Nationwide]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:06:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Six+Flags+sign+generic.jpg
Six Flags has joined the growing list of amusement parks across the nation that have banned selfie sticks. The company implemented the ban Monday at all of its parks across America, according to Katy Enrique...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's All-Day Breakfast May Go National: Report ]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:03:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4707047541.jpg
McDonald’s could soon dish out all-day breakfast nationwide. The Wall Street Journal, citing an internal memo sent to U.S. franchisees and employees Tuesday, reports that the fast food giant could begin offering...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's' 'Secret Menu' Not So Secret Anymore]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:02:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/51122973.jpg
The mythical “secret menu” at McDonald’s may not be a myth at all.

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<![CDATA[MTV's 'Real World' Plans San Francisco Casting Call]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:13:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/real+world+san+francisco.jpg
A San Francisco casting call for MTV's long-running "Real World" is planned for August 1.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Adorable Pets From Around the U.S. ]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:51:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/MurphyBoxerWVIT.jpg
Pet owners coast to coast have one thing in common: they love sharing pictures of their furry friends. Here's a look at some cute pets photos shared by NBC Owned TV Station viewers across the country.]]>
<![CDATA[$125 Caviar Twinkie Sold at SoCal Fair]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:10:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/friedcaviartwinkieoc.jpg
Two edibles you never pictured together will be together, in Costa Mesa.

Photo Credit: Chicken Charlie's]]>
<![CDATA[Swearing 'Minion' Toys? McDonald's Says No]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:23:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/HappyMeal.png
A minion toy in a McDonald’s Happy Meal has some parents, well, a little unhappy. The toy, based on the little yellow rascals that first appeared in “Despicable Me,” says three phrases - all of which are a...

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<![CDATA[Krispy Kreme Celebrates Birthday With 78-Cent Doughnuts]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:24:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/krispykremedonuts.jpg
Food lovers will be able to take advantage of discount prices this coming weekend. Friday, Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be offering a dozen of its famed glazed doughnuts for $.72 cents when customers buy...

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<![CDATA[Drag Queens Hawk Real Estate]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:14:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/belleofbernal.jpg
Mercedes Munro and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy are the latest movers and shakers in San Francisco real estate.

Photo Credit: Danielle Lazier and Michael Minson
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<![CDATA[Iron Chef Zakarian Also Chops Trump]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 06:31:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20150709+Geoffrey+Zakarian.jpg
Another celebrity chef has decided not to open a restaurant in Donald Trump's planned Trump International Hotel, which the businessman is developing in Washington, D.C.'s Old Post Office Pavilion building. ]]>
<![CDATA[10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:39:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0626-2015-GratefulDead.jpg
Ten things Deadheads should know before the band's highly-anticipated festival at Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:15:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/guacamole-GettyImages-456804252.gif
President Barack Obama has a message for The New York Times: please don't pass the peas.

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<![CDATA[Selfie Stick Ban Coming to Disney World, Disneyland]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:19:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/94889901.jpg
Don't bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney's water parks and Disney Quest, a...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Tests New Pork Sandwich]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:51:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/happy+meal+new.jpg
McDonald’s has a new pork item on its menu. The world’s largest hamburger chain has debuted a new pulled pork sandwich in at least one Midwest market. The McDonald’s of Northern Indiana, which operates...

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<![CDATA[SF's Steep Hills Inspire Viral Dance Video]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:51:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/dancegravityhills.jpg
A dance video playing with the sharp and steep angles of San Francisco hills has gone viral on YouTube.

Photo Credit: Ross Ching]]>
<![CDATA[Chipotle Expands Benefits, Offers Tuition Reimbursement]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:18:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chipotle6.jpg
Chipotle is following in some fast food restaurants footsteps and offering expanded benefits to all their employees. These include a tuition reimbursement program, paid sick days and paid vacation days.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>