<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usThu, 30 Mar 2017 02:50:20 -0700Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:50:20 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Balboa Park’s Historic ‘Gate Houses’ Restored ]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:01:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Balboa-Park-Gates-0329-3.jpg
After an 18-month restoration project, a couple of small structures that have stood at San Diego’s Balboa Park for more than a century have now been returned to their original glory.

Photo Credit: Friends of Balboa Park
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<![CDATA['South of the 8' Hopes to Break Old Stereotypes]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:35:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/South-of-I8-stage-play.jpg
Five young adults are telling their stories about living or growing up south of Interstate 8 in San Diego. The saying "South of the 8" often carries a negative expression. The group will tell their real...]]>
<![CDATA[Free or Cheap Things to Do in San Diego]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:29:08 -0700 You can get more ticket pricing info here.]]> You can get more ticket pricing info here.]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san-diego-padres-generic-sp.jpg
You don't need to spend a fortune to have fun in this city.

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<![CDATA[Disneyland's Autopia: 'All-New Look']]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:37:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/aut0983459fi121.jpg
The vroom-vroom attraction gets a refresh, complete with a robot (in partnership with Honda).

Photo Credit: Disneyland Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Things to Do This Weekend: March 30 - April 2]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:20:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ccsd2+%2894%29.jpg
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There's always something going on in America's Finest City.

Photo Credit: John Audley]]>
<![CDATA[SeaWorld San Diego Slashes Prices on Limited-Time Tickets]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mom+and+baby+under+water.jpg
SeaWorld San Diego announced two new limited-time ticket offers Tuesday that could save visitors a pretty penny now through mid-June.

Photo Credit: Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Lifehouse Headline Freedom Concert on USS Midway]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lifehouse+cropped.jpg
Alt-rockers Lifehouse headline a very special benefit show aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum on May 27.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for VH1]]>
<![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop Up Restaurant Headed to LA, NYC]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:59:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/a31c8c99-29d1-6f37-6d48-3d0a0259895d_Jimmy_Car_Sand.jpg
Somebody Better Call Saul. Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain featured in the TV show "Breaking Bad" is coming to downtown Los Angeles for two days. The pop-up restaurant will feature Fring's famous curly fries...
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<![CDATA[Sycuan Casino to Add 12-Story Hotel]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:06:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sycuan_Casino_Property_t620.jpg
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation announced plans to build a 12-story, 300-room hotel adjacent to its current casino on its reservation east of El Cajon.

Photo Credit: Rendering Courtesy of Sycuan Casino
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<![CDATA[Your #SanDiegoGram Photos]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:48:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ColorfulSanDiego.jpg
We want to show off your Instagram pictures. Just include the hashtag #SanDiegoGram.]]>
<![CDATA[Padres Release FanFest Details]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:29:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/183*120/Padres+Fans+Enter+Petco+Park.JPG
2017 event has old favorites and a few new wrinkles]]>
<![CDATA['Gate Houses' Restored at Balboa Park]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:03:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Balboa-Park-Gates-0329-3.jpg
Two small structures -- known as the "gate houses" of Balboa Park -- have now been restored to their original glory. They served as ticket booths 102 years ago.

Photo Credit: Friends of Balboa Park]]>
<![CDATA[’39 Steps’ Play to Benefit Coronado Library]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:03:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/39-steps-play.jpg
“The 39 Steps” stage production, running now through April 23 at the Coronado Playhouse, benefits the Coronado Library. NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick speaks with Desha Crownover and Christian...

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<![CDATA[Humphrey's Makes Splash With 2017 Lineup]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/060410SherylCrow01.jpg
Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay hosts some of the biggest headliners this year, including Sheryl Crow, Steely Dan, David Crosby, King Crimson and the Beach Boys.

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[New Emoji: T-Rex and Zombies and Vampires, Oh My!]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:50:30 -0700 See the full set here.]]> See the full set here.]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Emoji-5-.jpg
Emoji are taking a trip back to the Jurassic as dinosaurs join the ranks of the texting-friendly symbols. T-Rex and brontosaurus are part of a slate of 56 new characters in 69 total variations joining the ranks...

Photo Credit: Emojipedia]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Red Hot Chili Peppers]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:48:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Red+Hot+Chili+Peppers+3.21.17+Alex+Matthews+%282%29.jpg
Give it away now: The Red Hot Chili Peppers packed Valley View Casino Center on March 21.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego's First For-Charity Taco Spot to Open in Hillcrest]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:19:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Libertad+Cohn+Restaurant+Group.jpg
San Diego's first for-charity restaurant is set to open its doors in Hillcrest next month.

Photo Credit: Cohn Restaurant Group]]>
<![CDATA['Harry Potter' Universal Ride: Cool Update]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:28:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/194*120/Harrypotterforbidden2382323.jpg
An "enhanced 4K-HD" experience has swooped into "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Photo Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta, But ...]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:17:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg
Say goodbye to the coffee Coolatta and hello to a new frozen coffee beverage.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Cabrillo National Monument Plans Trail Expansion]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:32:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Todd_Cabrillo_Trails_pkg_1200x675_903309891934.jpg
Cabrillo National Monument is seeking public input on the development of a trails master plan. Cabrillo National Monument staff members hosted an open house to solicit ideas from the public.
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<![CDATA[Target Goes Photoshop-Free in New Swimsuit Campaign]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:10:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/032217+target+swim+campaign.jpg
This Summer, retail giant Target is going bold and embracing every body in its new swimsuit campaign. The company launched #TargetSwim which celebrates positive body image and features real women of different...]]>
<![CDATA[Jimmy Buffett Announces Surprise Belly Up Show]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:24:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/JimmyBuffettGettyImages-629244418.jpg
Heads up, Parrotheads: Jimmy Buffett is playing a surprise Belly Up show on March 28!]]>
<![CDATA[Springtime Activities in San Diego]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:05:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carlsbad-Flower-Fields.jpg
Fields of flowers, the San Diego Padres and pretty much perfect weather could only mean one thing: it’s springtime in San Diego. Here are some ways to celebrate the season and frolic in America’s Finest City.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Andaz San Diego Hotel Completes $4M Makeover]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Andaz_San_Diego_Room_t620.jpg
Operators of the Andaz San Diego hotel, in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, have completed a $4 million makeover of the property’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Andaz San Diego
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<![CDATA['Selena' Movie Turns 20: A Look Back on Her Life in Photos]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:13:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/selena-jlo-solit.jpg

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<![CDATA[San Diego Among Top 10 US Travel Destinations]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:26:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-TripAdvisor.jpg
Based on hotel rates, food and attractions, San Diego has been named among the top 10 travel destinations in the United States, according to a popular trip-planning website.

Photo Credit: TripAdvisor]]>
<![CDATA[Sublime and AleSmith Brew Up Anniversary Lager]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:35:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Sublime-Photo--%282%29.jpg
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sublime's debut album, "40oz. to Freedom," AleSmith Brewing Company has announced a new Mexican-style lager in partnership with the band.

Photo Credit: Sublime]]>
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossoms Expected to Peak This Week ]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:57:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-521869380.jpg
The cherry blossoms bloom every year in the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park. Learn more about the back story to how the trees were planted.

Photo Credit: Alexander Shcherbak/TASS via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Karaoke Hub ‘Hive’ Takes Shape in Kearny Mesa]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:24:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hive-Convoy.jpg
Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa is known for its culturally-rich dining scene. Now, something else is buzzing in the neighborhood: an entertainment hub where you can sing your heart out.

Photo Credit: Hive]]>
<![CDATA[Angolan Colobus Monkeys Take Turns Raising an Infant]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:07:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/3-19-17-The+Angolan+Colobus+monkeys+baby+boy.jpg
The Angolan Colobus monkeys at the San Diego Zoo welcomed a new member to the family this week.

Photo Credit: Ken Bohn]]>
<![CDATA[Eater SD: Luxury Cinema, Restaurant Complex Heads to Gaslamp]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:57:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/indiefilmspic.jpg
Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including a news about a high-end movie theater and restaurant project planned for downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[3 San Diego Breweries Among 50 Largest in US]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:51:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ballast-Point-Garske.jpg
Based on production, three San Diego breweries are ranked among the overall largest United States, with Ballast Point Brewing Co. leading the charge.

Photo Credit: Monica Garske]]>
<![CDATA[Your Corner: Winter Rain Sets Up Historic Super Bloom]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:09:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/anza-borrego-wildflowers-031717.jpg
This winter's rains are being credited with one of the most impressive explosions of color in years for the Anza Borrego desert.]]>
<![CDATA[SxSW, Day 3: Third Eye Blind, Crocodiles and More]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:05:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CLIP-SXSW_2017_DAY_3_1200x675_900864579818.jpg
The SoundDiego South by Southwest adventure continues: Day 3 in Austin, Texas featured amazing sets courtesy of Third Eye Blind, Crocodiles, Trishes, Mint Field, Delicate Steve, and more! For our Day 2...]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Botanic Garden Makes List of Top Gardens ]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:14:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Rachel_Cobb_SDBG_corktrees.jpg
The garden is already a popular spot for weddings and events.

Photo Credit: Rachel Cobb, San Diego Botanic Garden]]>
<![CDATA[Dairy Queen, Rita's Celebrate Spring With Freebies]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:50:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4941944171.jpg
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with ice cream or Italian ice? Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate the first day of spring.

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Entertainment Hub 'Hive' Takes Shape on Convoy Street]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:11:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hive-Convoy.jpg
An entertainment hub called Hive is taking shape on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa. Right now, the space includes a restaurant, bar and seven karaoke rooms and soon, an arcade and nightclub will join the party.

Photo Credit: Hive]]>
<![CDATA[Blink-182 Prep 'California' Deluxe Album]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:11:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Blink+182+AM+%281+of+41%29.jpg
Blink-182 prep a deluxe edition reissue of their 2016 Grammy-nominated album "California" -- with 11 brand new songs.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con Center to Move Into Balboa Park]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:05:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/199*120/comic+con+logo+generic.JPG
A center dedicated to San Diego Comic-Con International will take over a space at Balboa Park currently occupied by the Breitbard Hall of Fame.]]>
<![CDATA[Boy in Leprechaun Costume Visits Tavern, Giving Out 'Gold']]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:29:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Beau-Leprechaun-0317.jpg
Patrons at one Encinitas restaurant got lucky Friday when they got a visit from an adorable, red-haired boy dressed in a bright green leprechaun outfit.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:09:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/st-patricks-day-generic.jpg
From green beer to corned beef, you’re in luck: there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Friday in San Diego.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[First Look at Victoria Beckham's New Collection for Target]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:19:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vb+target+thumb.jpg
Victoria Beckham's clothing line for the masses arrives next month and fans of the designer are getting their first look at what to expect.

Photo Credit: Target]]>
<![CDATA[2017 Super Bloom at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:16:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/3-12-17-Henderson+Canyon+Anza+Borrego+Desert+State+park+j+kaur.jpg
Flowers for as far as the eye can see! Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has been transformed for a spectacular annual show: the "Desert Bloom." Take a look at some of the photos from this Spring.

Photo Credit: Jaspreet Kaur]]>
<![CDATA[SxSW, Day 2: Eisley, Rocket From the Crypt, Beach Slang and More]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:57:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Eisley+SXSW+2017.jpg
We out here: Our 2017 South by Southwest adventure continued yesterday in Austin, Texas -- with Day 2 performances by Rocket From the Crypt, Eisley, Charly Bliss, Beach Slang, Hideout and more – watch...]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego County Fair Announces 2017 Lineup]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:59:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Toby-Keith1.jpg
The San Diego County Fair has announced its 2017 Toyota Summer Concert Series lineup -- and they've enlisted some big names.]]>
<![CDATA[Erin Go Bragh or Nah? Take Our St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:47:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/163797890-irish-river-dye-green.jpg
Friday is St. Patrick's Day and each year millions celebrate by dressing in green, hanging shamrock decorations and downing a few pints of beer at a local Irish pub. This holiday, quiz yourself and your...

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[Alaska Airlines Adds 6 Nonstop Routes from San Diego Airport]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:18:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Alaska-Airlines-Generic-0315.jpg
Alaska Airlines and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority announced Wednesday that the airline will add six new nonstop destinations this year from the San Diego International Airport.

Photo Credit: Alaska Airlines
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<![CDATA[Jumpin' for Joy: Theater Chain to Bring Jungle Gyms]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:24:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cinepolis+Junior_Int%27l-thumbnail.jpg
The Mexico-based theater chain announced Tuesday that it will be bringing the in-theater playground concept, Cinepolis Junior, to two locations in Southern California.

Photo Credit: Ernesto López Ruiz-Cinepolis ]]>