<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:28:49 -0500 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:28:49 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tips for Making Latkes ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:41:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:52:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Tips on Throwing a Great Holiday Party]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:32:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tips_on_Throwing_a_Great_Holiday_Party_1200x675_369885251932.jpg
<![CDATA[#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:42:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 09:02:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[30 Connecticut Holiday Activities]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:50:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fantasy+of+lights_new+haven+.jpg
Holiday spirit is in the air this December as local events kick off the winter festivities. Here are 30 ideas of how you can get through the chilly months without turning into a Scrooge.

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<![CDATA[Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:25:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 19:32:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Yale Director Hosts "Night At the Museum" Film Screening]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:32:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/170*120/124950008.jpg
A Yale alumnus is hosting a special screening for his film "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" on Dec. 10.

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<![CDATA[Giant Gingerbread House Fits People]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:31:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 12:08:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Foxwoods Ice Skating Rink Opens Thursday]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:25:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Foxwoods+external+photo.jpg
Foxwoods is celebrating the holiday season by opening a brand new outdoor ice skating rink and winter patio on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Gillette Castle Decorated for the Holidays]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:29:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gillette+castle+18+lead.jpg
Gillette Castle is decorated for the holidays as it would have looked in the early 1900s. The castle in East Haddam is open to the public for tours on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 21.

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<![CDATA[NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Ahead of Christmas ]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:42:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Winterfest Kicks Off in Hartford]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:08:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/winterfest2014.jpg
The holiday season is in full swing, winter festivities are kicking off in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Idina Menzel To Perform at Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:31:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/idina+menzel_1200.jpg
Broadway and film star, Idina Menzel, is scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun on July 11, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Find the Perfect Present: Gift Guide 2014]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:28:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Black Friday 2014 Details]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:36:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA["Laurel and Hardy" Fan Club Meets in Enfield]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:31:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/movie+theater+generic+RESIZED.jpg
For film buffs and fans of old school comedy, a “Laurel and Hardy” fan club meeting might be right up your alley.]]>
<![CDATA[Criss Angel Pulls Off Houdini Death Escape at Foxwoods]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:37:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Criss+Angel+1200.jpg
Criss Angel was suspended upside down with a 50-pound weight hanging from a noose around his neck today as throngs of fans stood watching outside Foxwoods Casino.

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<![CDATA[Deals and Free Stuff on Veterans Day ]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:04:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Veterans_Day_generic_Image+1200.jpg
On Tuesday, we honor veterans and several businesses are offering freebies or discounts to those who serve in the military.]]>
<![CDATA["Frozen" Ice Palace Opens at Westfarms Mall]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:27:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/frozen+westfarms+ice+palace.jpg
A visit with Santa at the Westfarms Mall will have a decidedly Frozen feel this year.

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<![CDATA[George Takei Coming to UConn]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:07:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP192376853935.jpg
George Takei is heading to UConn and will appear at the Joegensen Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Must Haves for Fall Fashion]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:22:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Must_Haves_for_Fall_Fashion_1200x675_349976131934.jpg
The season is changing and here are some tips for what's hot this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Joins "Cronut" Craze]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:26:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Join Us for A Halloween Party in Hartford on Thursday]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:03:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
Wear your best costume and come celebrate Halloween with us at NIXS at 40 Front Street in Hartford on Thursday, October 30.

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<![CDATA[Check Out "Nature's Best Photography"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:23:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA[Why You May Spot Teal Pumpkins This Halloween]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:36:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Renee Zellweger's Connecticut Estate's on the Market]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:48:43 -0500 back in the news and so is her Pomfret, Connecticut estate. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest, according to E!. Click through the photo gallery to take a tour of Zellweger's renovated pad, which is the next property to leave her real estate portfolio. View the listing.]]> back in the news and so is her Pomfret, Connecticut estate. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest, according to E!. Click through the photo gallery to take a tour of Zellweger's renovated pad, which is the next property to leave her real estate portfolio. View the listing.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP308970728575.jpg
Renee Zellweger is back in the news and her Pomfret, Connecticut, state is on the market again. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest...

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<![CDATA[Psychic Medium Matt Fraser Holds Local Events]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Psychic_Medium_Matt_Fraser_Holds_Local_Events_1200x675_346353219875.jpg
Matt Fraser, a psychic medium, is on tour and has some live events at Manchester Community College, in Derby and at Foxwoods.]]>
<![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:47:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-177531910.jpg
How much do you know about pumpkins?

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<![CDATA[New Haven to Host Wine Tasting, Shopping Event]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:20:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine-glass-generic.jpg
The city of New Haven will host “Flights of Fancy” on Thursday, a special wine tasting and shopping event at The Shops at Yale.]]>
<![CDATA[Johnny Damon Coming to Hartford]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:04:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Phillies-Should-Consider-Johnny-Damon.jpg
Johnny Damon is part of a small group to win World Series with both the Red Sox and Yankees, and he is coming to Hartford this week for a YMCA fundraising event.

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<![CDATA[Halloween Events ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
There are several Halloween events across the state.

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<![CDATA[Trail of Terror]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trail+of+Terror+Photo+Edited.jpg
The Trail of Terror, an outdoor haunted attraction, in Wallingford is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Sundays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Nov. 1.

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<![CDATA[Goldy's Serves Last Breakfasts ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:25:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/goldyslastdays101014.jpg
A New London favorite is serving its last breakfasts Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Chick-fil-a Opens First Connecticut Site]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/10814+Chick+fil+A+5.JPG
<![CDATA[Thousands Expected at Hartford Marathon]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:17:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+marathon+start.jpg
Thousands of runners will be heading to Hartford this weekend for the Hartford Marathon.

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<![CDATA[Storms Don't Stop Lines at New Chick-fil-A]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:19:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10814+Chick+Fil+A+Edited.jpg
Storms on Wednesday morning didn't stop people from lining up outside the first Connecticut Chick-fil-A in Brookfield 24 hours in advance.]]>
<![CDATA[Get Your Apple Fritters! Southington Festival Reopens.]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:16:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/appleyapple.jpg
After rain closed Southington's Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sunday brings sunshine as two-weekend festival reopens.

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Opens in Brookfield Next Week]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:13:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/chick-149652889.jpg
Chick-fil-A will be opening its first stand-alone restaurant in Connecticut in Brookfield on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Dress Like a Zombie and Head to Putnam]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:09:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Flash-Mob-Walking-Dead-Escape-1.jpg
First Fridays, a weekly celebration series in Putnam, Connecticut, offers arts, cuisine and shopping to residents and visitors. But this week, people are being asked to “Stroll your decaying body across...

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