<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:12:04 -0400 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:12:04 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fireworks, Fourth of July Events in 2015 ]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:31:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/__TZ4A_vo_FIREWORKS_KNSD6PYV_1200x675_472963651872.jpg
Cities across Connecticut are gearing up for the 2015 Fourth of July Celebrations. Dates and times may change due to inclement weather.]]>
<![CDATA[ Travelers Championship Brings in the Green for Charity]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:57:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Travelers+sunrise+1200.jpg
As golfers were hitting the greens at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, others took a swing at helping the next generation.

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<![CDATA[Branford, Danbury Postpone Fireworks Again Due to Rain]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:30:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/230*120/fireworks-772x350.jpg
Danbury and Branford have once again canceled fireworks displays due to the weather.]]>
<![CDATA[Enjoy Connecticut Historic Garden Day on Sunday]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:02:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-flowers.jpg
Connecticut is home to many beautiful and unique gardens, both public and private, and 14 historic gardens across the state will be open on Sunday for Connecticut Historic Garden Day.

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<![CDATA[Selfie Stick Ban Coming to Disney World, Disneyland]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:19:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 20:51:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Competitors Include Lauer, Lopez and Colon at ]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:16:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/George+Lopez+001.jpg
Sports, television and Hollywood celebrities will be at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell Wednesday to compete in the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am.]]>
<![CDATA[50 Cent Heads to Bridgeport for Vodka Bottle Signing ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:07:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP756088846853.jpg
When 50 Cent makes an appearance at a bottle signing for his vodka label, the crowds follow.

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<![CDATA[Groton Naval Lieutenant Competes on "America Ninja Warrior"]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:54:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/American+Ninja+Warrior+Natalie+1200.jpg
A local woman is using every ounce of strength she has to compete for the title of American Ninja Warrior. She is a Groton US Navy officer and one of the only women in New England who made the first cut.

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<![CDATA[Tony Award-Winning Actor, Arts Patron Honored at Fairfield County Arts Benefit]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/James+Naughton+1200.jpg
Fairfield County resident and two-time Tony Award-winning actor and James Naughton and arts patron Elisabeth Morten were honored for their support of the arts in the region at the FCBuzz Gypsy JazzNight benefit...

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<![CDATA[Where to Celebrate National Lobster Day in CT]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:45:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lobster+Getty.jpg
It might not be the ideal day to head to the beach and enjoy a lobster roll, but today is National Lobster Day, so you have an excuse to enjoy the tasty crustacean.

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<![CDATA[Toad's Place Named Best Small Music Venue]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:41:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/toads+place_722_406.jpg
A popular concert spot in New Haven has been named Best Small Music Venue by USA Today and 10best.com readers.

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<![CDATA[Police Step Up Enforcement for DMB Concert]]> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:15:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dave+Matthews+Tailgating+1200.jpg
Traffic will be a nightmare in the Hartford area on Friday night with tens of thousands of people expected at the Dave Matthews Band Concert.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle Expands Benefits, Offers Tuition Reimbursement]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Tries Out Delivery]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:16:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454515268.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts may soon be on your doorstep. The doughnut giant is testing delivery service, taking a page from rivals like Starbucks, McDonald's and Chipotle, all of which plan to test on-demand food...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Trails Weekend in Connecticut]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:40:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Montgoermy_Avenue_Walking_Generic.jpg
The 22nd annual Trails Weekend in Connecticut is this weekend and there will be more than 200 free events statewide.]]>
<![CDATA[Where to Find Free Doughnuts on Friday]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:19:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454515268.jpg
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. But what about dessert — or, let's be honest, breakfast? The first Friday of June has come to be celebrated as National Doughnut Day, and to commemorate it, fried...

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<![CDATA[Officers to Carry Special Olympics Torch Across CT]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:14:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/184*120/torch+run.jpg
Join NBC Connecticut and Special Olympics at the Law Enforcement Torch Run from June 3-5.]]>
<![CDATA["American Idol" Winner Nick Fradiani Performs in Hartford]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 19:22:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/179*120/473224476.jpg
After traveling to Hollywood and winning "American Idol," Guilford native Nick Fradiani gave his first performance since his crowning moment on Wednesday night, playing at The Russian Lady in Hartford with...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Burger Day]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Burger_generic+722.jpg
It’s National Burger Day, like we need an excuse to indulge on ground beef, savory toppings and a perfect bun.]]>
<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Adds 1,700 Words, Including "Jeggings," "NSFW"]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 06:46:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
The Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary has included new words that will have some people saying “WTF.” The company announced Tuesday it has added 1,700 new terms, many of which are influenced by the internet...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Beaches Expected to Be Packed Memorial Day Weekend]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 12:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hammonasset+Sunrise+1200.jpg
It's expected to be a busy day at Connecticut's beaches as temperatures are on the climb Memorial Day weekend and the state's campgrounds are full too.

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<![CDATA[CT Woman Is 5th Globally to Finish "Chipper" CrossFit Challenge]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 17:07:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kaleena+Ladeairous+1200.jpg
The CrossFit Regionals are underway as athletes from across the globe compete for the title of "Fittest on Earth" and one of the Connecticut participants is just became the fifth woman in the world to finish one...

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<![CDATA[George Takei Coming to ConnectiCon]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 11:14:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/takei_640x480.jpg
George Takei is coming back to Connecticut and will be one of the featured speakers at ConnectiCon this summer.
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<![CDATA[Nik Wallenda Makes 80-Foot-High Tightrope Walk at Foxwoods]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:02:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nikwallendaorlandoeye.jpg
A month after walking the 400-foot Orlando Eye untethered, renowned daredevil acrobat and Guinness Book of World Records holder Nik Wallenda completed another dangerous feat in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Native Competes for Top Spot on "The Voice"]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 21:03:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sawyer-Fredericks-The-Voice-4-May.jpg
Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice" will be the telling moment for Newtown native Sawyer Fredericks, 16, who will find out on tonight's season finale whether he won the singing competition.

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<![CDATA[New Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Burger Includes Hot Dog, Chips]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 10:25:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carl%27s-Jr.jpg
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are cramming a summer cookout into one burger. The upcoming menu item is made with a beef patty that is topped with a split hot dog. The meaty duo sits on a layer of Lay’s potato...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Expand All-Day Breakfast Test]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 19:54:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MCDonalds-Breakfast-SanDiego.jpg
McDonald’s will reportedly expand its test of an all-day breakfast menu.]]>
<![CDATA[Bret Michaels, Dennis DeYoung to Headline Travelers Concerts]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 14:33:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bret+Michaels+Dennis+DeYoung+1200.jpg
Multi-platinum former Poison front man Bret Michaels and STYX founding member and lead singer Dennis DeYoung will headline the Powerstation Events Concert Series at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell...

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<![CDATA[50 Cent Heads to Hamden for Vodka Bottle Signing ]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 09:44:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/50-cent1.jpg
50 Cent made a name for himself as a singer and rapper, but he’s also an entrepreneur and will be making an appearance is Hamden next week to promote EFFEN Vodka.

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<![CDATA[Film Released About CT Man Who Played Big Bird ]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 12:09:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/162*120/92919835_10.jpg
A documentary about the Woodstock, Connecticut puppeteer behind the characters of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" was released on iTunes and OnDemand on Cinco de Mayo, production company Copper...

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<![CDATA[Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 16:29:32 -0400 A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIY-Lavender-Chamomile-Tea-Soap1.jpg
Your mom will appreciate these creative, easy-to-make gifts.

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<![CDATA[Fast-Food Cinco de Mayo: Free Biscuit Tacos, DIY Guac]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 07:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/biscuit-taco-bell.jpg
Free breakfast tacos and a coveted guacamole recipe could bode for a festive Cinco de Mayo.]]>
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo: 10 Authentic Mexican Spots Across U.S.]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 19:06:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/472092370_Dancers.jpg
Here are 10 spots in the US where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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<![CDATA[Free Cone Day at Carvel]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:33:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carvel+free+cone+day+1200.jpg
Spring is here and you can get ice cream for free today. What’s better than that?

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<![CDATA[What's Behind the Kentucky Derby's Trademark Hats?]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:48:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kd488034839.jpg
The Kentucky Derby may be the greatest two minutes in sports, but at Churchill Downs on Saturday, the competition parading in the stands could give the thoroughbreds a run for their money.

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<![CDATA[Don't Skimp on Mint: How to Throw a Derby Party ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:51:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/181162826_MintJulep.jpg
Can't make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby this year? You can still join in the fun by throwing your own Derby party, with the help of hats, bourbon and a lot of mint.

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<![CDATA[Did Jimmy Fallon Steal Fran Lebowitz's Apartment?]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:59:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Fran+Lebowitz.JPG
Fran Lebowitz confronts Jimmy Fallon about him making an offer on an apartment she really wanted and stealing her name for his baby.

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<![CDATA[How to Make a Mint Julep, Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 12:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/how-to-make-mint-julep-final.jpg
The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Learn how to make your own at home while you watch.]]>
<![CDATA[National Zoo Wants You to See This Panda Inseminated]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:28:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/national-zoo-460948863.jpg
The National Zoo's female giant panda, Mei Xiang, has been artificially inseminated twice in the past two days, in hopes of bringing another beyond-adorable cub into the world.

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