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"Exhibit on U.S. presidents"
Life-sized cutouts of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and other U.S. presidents are scattered in an exhibit on display at Walter Hays Elementary School on Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Connie Jo Cotton. Submitted by Jamey Padojino on Feb 21, 2018

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Creativity and joy: Palo Alto hopes to combat ongoing pandemic blahs with new art
As the COVID-19 pandemic lumbers on, the Palo Alto Public Art Program is ready to spruce things up with some colorful, uplifting new projects that can be safely encountered. Wednesday, 3:16 PM

Stanford expert debunks medical myths at library talk
In a free March 4 virtual talk sponsored by the Menlo Park Library, journalist, doctor and professor Seema Yasmin will discuss and debunk widespread medical myths. Monday, 4:28 PM

Family string trio performs at Woodside Arts & Culture's virtual First Friday event
Woodside Arts & Culture's First Friday event for March is truly a family affair: a performance by the Costanza-Fong Family String Trio. The performance takes place online on March 5. Wednesday, 4:05 PM

TheatreWorks offers another virtual presentation of 'Pandora'
Playwright Laurel Ollstein's "Pandora," a feminist spin on "Pandora's box" -- is streaming online as a virtual reading. Monday, 2:20 PM

Sculptor Maria Paz gives artist talk March 5
Maria Paz, a Chilean-born, Oakland-based sculptor, will give an online artist talk on Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m. The event is part of the Palo Alto Art Center's "Where the Heart Is: Contemporary Art by Immigrant Artists." exhibition. Tuesday, 5:15 PM

Los Altos Stage Company brings the 'Pain'

Meet the Silicon Valley robot serving healthy grain bowls for $4.99

Identity and empowerment: Virtual photography exhibition highlights Black Americans, diversity in the early 20th century

Smuin Ballet's on-demand film series makes a stage out of local landscapes

Nature, electrified: Art Ventures Gallery presents Robert Buelteman's explorations around Jasper Ridge


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The 35th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Submit your short story here by April 2 (online submissions only). Stories must be 2,500 words or less. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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