<![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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:26:31 -0700 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:26:31 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Mill Valley" Songwriter Priced Out of Marin Town ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:42:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rita-abrams.jpg
Rita Abrams, who penned a song about Mill Valley in 1969 at 26, is selling her condo in the Marin town that she can no longer afford.]]>
<![CDATA[Prepare: Cat Video Festival Comes To Oakland]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/d88099a6e85811e282d422000a9e516a7.jpg
A simple dancing cat or a feline playing the piano might not cut it. These cat videos are the best of the best.

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<![CDATA[49ers, SF in Tiff Over Paul McCartney Concert]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:39:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/paul-mccartney-thumbnail.jpg
Who will get to host Sir Paul? It's the latest spat between the 49ers and San Francisco. The Niners are apparently thwarting plans for a Candlestick Park show by inviting McCartney to Levi's Stadium.

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<![CDATA[$100 Grilled Cheese Makes Debut]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:40:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/deca+grilled+cheese.jpg
A Chicago restaurant debuted a $100 grilled cheese sandwich in honor of National Grilled Cheese Month. The “Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese” sandwich features Spanish black iberico ham, Oregon white...

Photo Credit: Deca Restaurant + Bar]]>
<![CDATA[Bruce Vilanch's Big Gay Comedy Show Lands in SF]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:03:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BruceVilanch2013-HR.jpg
Bruce Vilanch is one of the most celebrated joke writers in the business has descended on San Francisco to mine local news nuggets, gobs of gossip and salacious stories to share on the Marines Memorial...]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Couple's Epic "Save-The-Date" Video Goes Viral]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:49:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-11-2014-save-the-date.jpg
There's only one word to describe San Francisco lawyers Janice Jentz and Bambo Obaro's insanely over-the-top "Save-The-Date" video: Epic.]]>
<![CDATA[Opera Supporters Sing for Survival]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:07:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Opera-Singers-0408.jpg
In an effort to keep the San Diego Opera from having its final curtain call, supporters of the opera found a very fitting way to address the San Diego City Council during a meeting Tuesday: through a song.

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<![CDATA[Chicago "Serious" About George Lucas Museum]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:27:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/AP711493921659.jpg
George Lucas is "excited" to work with Chicago about landing his museum of "Star Wars" paraphernalia and Norman Rockwell paintings.

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<![CDATA["Silicon Valley" Kind of Like the Real Silicon Valley]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:24:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-07-2014-silicon-valley.jpg
HBO show "Silicon Valley," Mike Judge's send-up of Silicon Valley culture, hits close to the mark. Maybe too close for some.

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<![CDATA[Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang Heads Back to SF]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:33:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Claypool+Duo-001.JPG
Primus front-man's country group set to play Great American Music Hall on June 7.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is Here]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:25:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/benandjerrys+ice+cream.jpg
Queue up for the oh-so-popular Ben & Jerry's event.

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<![CDATA[Stars Steppin' Out: Aguilera, Celebrities in Paris]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:00:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/485384611.jpg
Celebrities are stepping out with style and sensibility on the red carpet.

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<![CDATA[The Top Restaurant in the World]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:44:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/+Grant+Achatz1.jpg
For the third year in a row, Elite Traveler awarded Chicago's Alinea the top slot in its list of the best 100 restaurant in world.

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<![CDATA[Will HBO's "Silicon Valley" Get it Right?]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:17:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/siliconvalleycast.jpg
HBO's new comedy, "Silicon Valley" pokes fun at the tech industry, engineers and culture -- in a mostly positive way.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Dayne to Revisit Hits in SF Performance]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:25:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TAYLOR-DAYNE-Publicity-Photo.jpg
Whether they’re your shower sing-a-longs, workout soundtrack or booty jams, Taylor Dayne will be revisiting hits such as “Love Will Lead You Back,” “Prove Your Love” and “Tell It To My Heart” when she performed...]]>
<![CDATA[Danville Teacher Invites Will Ferrell to High School Prom (Again)]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:28:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/will10.JPG
Chad Cochran, who embarked on a mission in early March to invite Will Ferrell to his school’s senior prom as a co-chaperone, went on YouTube once again to woo the actor.

Photo Credit: Via YouTube: Cwickus]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Restauranter Pushes for Hot Dog Emoji]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:19:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hot+dog+emoji.jpg
A manager at a local hot dog restaurant has started a national campaign for the hot dog emoji, and it's attracted some famous followers.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Gorilla Holds, Nurses Baby for First Time]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:10:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Imani+and+baby+gorilla_large.jpg
A reunion that is almost too cute to bear: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s newest gorilla mom Imani got to hold her baby for the first time Monday morning.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park]]>
<![CDATA[Sauerkraut, Sausage, and Les Claypool's Fine Wine]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:25:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/CC+Sauerkraut+Party+2014-067.JPG
Claypool Cellars, now CC Pachyderm, hosted their 3rd Annual Sauerkraut Party in Sebastopol, which was bigger and better than ever.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Cesar Chavez Film Depicts Life of Civil Rights Leader]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:08:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-28-2014-chavez-movie.jpg
Cesar Chavez began his organizing efforts in San Jose, California. So it may have been fitting that the last premier of the film about his life be released in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Drag Queens of Comedy Share the Castro Stage]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:14:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-24-2014-lady-bunny.jpg
Yes, ladies and germs, the Drag Queens of Comedy are making their way to San Francisco for one night only, at 7 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Castro Theatre.

Photo Credit: Lady Bunny]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:17:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/m110.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[Paco Romane’s "Romane Event" Ends 9-Year Run]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:32:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Paco_Romane-Publicity-Photo.jpg
Bust out the Kleenex. A longtime San Francisco comedy celebration is going away. On Wednesday, March 26, the Romane Event will have a blow-out ninth anniversary show before organizer Paco Romane says...]]>
<![CDATA[World's Top Beach Destinations]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:14:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Baia+do+Sancho+.jpg
As the warm weather approaches, take a look at the world's best beaches, according to TripAdvisor. The top beaches were chosen based on millions of traveler reviews and opinions.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Robert Harding Worl]]>
<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:26:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/waffle-taco-bell-01.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

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<![CDATA[Why the LIVR App Is Too Good To Be True ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:09:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gizmodolivr.jpg
LIVR, the hottest app set to launch at SXSW turned out to be a hoax intended to fool the media, Gizmodo reported. The parody app, named after the organ it will destroy while you use it, was meant to be a social...]]>
<![CDATA[New Terminator to Be Shot in SF]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:04:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Schwarzenegger+Terminator.jpg
Scenes from the new Terminator movie will be shot in San Francisco, SFist has reported.

<![CDATA[Adorable Zoo Babies: Bear Cub Learns to Walk]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:47:48 -0700 a newborn bear cub. She’s just under 5 1/2 pounds, and the center has no idea where she came from. The 10-week-old cub was dropped off at the door of the nearby Bear League organization with no note attached. She is spending much of her time sleeping and learning to walk.]]> a newborn bear cub. She’s just under 5 1/2 pounds, and the center has no idea where she came from. The 10-week-old cub was dropped off at the door of the nearby Bear League organization with no note attached. She is spending much of her time sleeping and learning to walk.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-18-2014-baby-bear.jpg
See all the newest arrivals at zoos around the world. Baby lions, tigers and bears step into the spotlight.

Photo Credit: Dan Thrift]]>
<![CDATA[NYC's Per Se Racks Up Violations]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:20:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/per-se-restaurant.jpg
One of New York City's highest rated and most exclusive restaurants racked up enough violations in its latest health inspection to get a "C" grade. Per Se had seven violations, worth 42 points, with five of the...

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<![CDATA[Willis Tower Offers Pie in the Sky ]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:18:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/skydeck-giordanos.jpg
Chicagoans can now enjoy a pie in the sky -- literally.]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Ups Goo Factor With New "Core" Flavors]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:45:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-ben-jerrys-icecream.jpg
Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled four new ice cream flavors, but it’s what in the middle of the pint that is getting all the attention.

Photo Credit: Ben & Jerry's]]>
<![CDATA[Beard Transplants Trending ]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:26:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/beard-185181123.jpg
Have you noticed more men are walking around with beards? Some New York men are ditching razors these days and marveling at the follicle growth process. But some need a little help.

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<![CDATA[Gracie Gold's Heart "Melted" by Calif. Teen's Prom Proposal]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:05:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gracie-kissand+cry-day12.jpg
A California teen is hoping he can win Gold with his spirited prom proposal.

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<![CDATA[Kit Kat Named Time Magazine's Most Influential Candy Bar]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:36:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kitkatbar1.jpg
Time magazine has released a list of the top 13 candy bars that have made the biggest impact on the chocolate-bar industry and the world. They interviewed "candy experts and historians" to compose the list. Kit

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<![CDATA[Special Delivery: Condoms & Flowers for Valentine's]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:20:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/12packs-largeL.jpg
L. Condoms is behind the under-an-hour, to-your-door service.

Photo Credit: L. Condoms]]>
<![CDATA[Office Romances by the Numbers]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:21:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/candy+hearts+valentines+day+generic+valentines+generic.jpg
Looking for a Valentine? According to this survey, the office may be a good place to start.]]>
<![CDATA[Top 25 Anti-Romantic Movies of All Time]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:42:07 -0700 SIDEWAYS: Two buddies tour wine country for a bachelor's getaway and screw up royally in the romance department. There might be hope for redemption, but plenty of acerbic undertones keep things from getting sappy.]]> SIDEWAYS: Two buddies tour wine country for a bachelor's getaway and screw up royally in the romance department. There might be hope for redemption, but plenty of acerbic undertones keep things from getting sappy.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/sideways_06.jpg
If you're bummed about living in singledom this Valentine's Day, check out our top viewing picks to kick love's butt.

Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight]]>
<![CDATA[Top 25 Romantic Movies]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:26:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dirty_dancing_thumb.jpg
Don't put romance in a corner this Valentine's Day. Check out our top romantic comedy and drama picks. And, no... Titanic isn't on here.]]>
<![CDATA[Cold Weather Street Style]]> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:11:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/468780895.jpg
It's freezing outside, but that doesn't keep these top models and fashionistas from looking flawless.

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<![CDATA[Shoshi Games: Olympics Meme Stars "Girls" Actress]]> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:39:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tumblr_n0udv6hIuV1tsgu34o1_500thumb.jpg
An anonymous brilliant Tumblr user created a highly amusing page featuring Zosia Mamet's Girls character Shoshana Shapiro (also known as Shoshi) participating in various Winter Olympics events.

Photo Credit: Jillian Anderson, Kathy Henken and Limor Zisbrod]]>
<![CDATA["Revenge of the Nerds" Stars in SF for Screening, Q&A]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02-05-2014-Curtis-Armstrong.jpg
The stars of the 1984 film “Revenge of the Nerds” will be in San Francisco for a screening of the film and Q&A with The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick at the Castro Theatre. It’s part of SF Sketchfest, which concludes...

Photo Credit: SF Sketchfest]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Woman Wins $50K in Doritos Super Bowl Ad Contest]]> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 03:08:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/kid+cowboy.PNG
Ladera Ranch resident Amber Gill was one of two winners in the annual Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" advertising contest. She won $50,000 and the opportunity to work on the set of the sequel to "Marvel's...]]>
<![CDATA[David Wain Drops “Wainy Days” on SF Sketchfest]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:32:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-28-2014-Wainy-Days-PR-Image.jpg
With the continuing drought plaguing the Bay Area, it will be a relief that “Wainy Days” are coming soon. At least writer-director-comedian David Wain’s appearances at SF Sketchfest might help take our minds off...]]>
<![CDATA[NorCal's Largest Rummage Sale This Sunday]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:13:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-24-2014-white-elephant.jpg
Antique shops pale in comparison. Garage sales don’t hold a candle. And thrift stores are downright pitiful when compared to the 96,000-square-foot warehouse that is home to the annual White Elephant...]]>
<![CDATA[Grammy Fashion Faux Pas of the Past]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jennifer-lopez-grammys-fashion.jpg
In anticipation of the upcoming Grammy Awards, check out the past years' bad and worse fashion faux pas.]]>