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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Worth a Look

Local pop bands in Mountain View, a production of "The Producers" in Redwood City, a Broadway star at Stanford and "Science Night" in Menlo Park are featured this week.

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Knead to bake

Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from herbed baguette and challah to spelt-walnut -- made by Palo Alto native Iliana Berkowitz.

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Not perfect? No problem

TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable, inclusive environment without the pressure to perform, be perfect, or even practice regularly.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mystical, magical mushrooms

For Stanford University graduate student Yu-chuan Phoenix Chen, a craving for mushrooms led to a surprisingly fruitful journey toward his dissertation topic and the focus of the exhibition he's curated at the Cantor Arts Center: "A Mushroom Perspective on Sacred Geography."

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Family feuds and filial piety

Two elderly sisters, separated by an ocean as well as years of hostility and pain, and the two daughters who are determined to reunite them before it's too late, are at the heart of "Calligraphy," Velina Hasu Houston's multicultural family drama, now given its regional premiere by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

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Local pop at Red Rock

The San Jose-based band David Brookings and the Average Lookings will bring its catchy melodies, classic power-pop sound and thoughtful lyrics to Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee (201 Castro St.) on Saturday, March 25, for a free, all-ages performance.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art for spring: 'Flora from Fauna'

Redwood City is gaining another set of whimsical murals in its art-loving downtown this month. Bay Area science illustrator Jane Kim has started work on "Flora from Fauna," a series depicting creatures offering passersby bouquets of chrysanthemums.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Exhibit: 'project #2993: Suburban Stories in Curious Times'

Three Palo Alto artists and longtime friends have come together to create a site-specific art installation at one of the artists' Eichler home. The exhibition is designed "to elicit visual stories about the house's patterns and forms as well as the life and emotional states of its inhabitants, while themes on architecture, domesticity and identity are explored.

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Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown.

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Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly restaurant serving high-quality comfort food at reasonable prices.

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Pear Theatre presents 'A View from the Bridge'

Set in a Brooklyn tenement, "A View from the Bridge," Arthur Miller's 1955 drama, runs through April 2 at Mountain View's Pear Theatre. Given the current political climate, Pear Avenue director Ray Renati sees a contemporary message in the drama that goes beyond forbidden love and illegal immigration.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Worth a Look

A musical based on the "Song of Songs," an exhibition of paintings inspired by water, a classic fairy tale on stage, a banjo concert and an eco-art installation are featured in this week's Worth a Look.

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'Beauty and the Beast' performed at Paly

The classic "tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme" story of "Beauty and the Beast" (as interpreted by Disney) has been chosen to be the first musical performed in Palo Alto High School's new performing-arts center.

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Creative Ecology: Mari Andrews

The latest in the Palo Alto Art Center's Creative Ecology series, sculptor Mari Andrews' exhibition will open with a reception at the art center on Friday, March 17.

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'Love Sick' in Mountain View

"Love Sick," a new musical based on the erotic, Old Testament text "The Song of Songs," will run for one more weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Elisabeth Ward to head Los Altos History Museum

Elisabeth I. Ward, an expert on Scandinavian language and culture, will become the new executive director of the Los Altos History museum this month

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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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