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Friday, May 26, 2023

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley postpones world premiere of musical slated to open this summer

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced this week that it's postponing the world premiere production of the new musical "Alice Bliss" that had been set to run this summer at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

9 ways to spend Memorial Day weekend on the Peninsula

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to summer for those too eager to wait for the solstice June 21. Here are nine ways to spend the long weekend on the Peninsula.

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Summer movie preview: Blockbusters and Barbie rule the screen

Let's face facts: Barbie seems more at home in a movie theater in July. Although some prestige pictures trickle out as counter-programming, summer remains primarily the province of blockbuster cinema and franchise sequels.

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Arts briefs: Smuin Ballet, Sonny and the Rhinestone Sunsets, 'Infinite Black Suitcase'

This weekend, Smuin Ballet seals its season with a "French Kiss"; Sonny and the Rhinestone Sunsets revisit their unique country album; Foothill Theatre Arts looks into the "Infinite Black Suitcase."

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Locals-first ethos, farm-to-table menu has made Local Union 271 a downtown Palo Alto draw for nearly a decade

As part of our series of Q&As with restaurateurs participating in Peninsula Restaurant Week, we visited Local Union 271, where we spoke with general manager Nur Zayed and controller Clayton Adelhelm.

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Film favorites and plenty of dramatic new ideas on tap in theater companies' plans for 2023-24

As summer draws closer, local theater companies are one step ahead, announcing their slates of shows for the coming 2023-24 season.

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Local artist Eric Lopez celebrates Redwood City in dual portraits

Artist Eric Lopez has partnered with the Redwood City Improvement Association and Fung Collaboratives to debut his newest public art installation at the Art Kiosk in Redwood City, now on display through June 18.

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Arts briefs: Dave Eggers, JoVia Armstrong & Destiny Muhammad, Scottish fiddlers, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and Music on the Square preview

This weekend, bestselling author Dave Eggers comes to Kepler's, plus concerts with JoVia Armstrong & Destiny Muhammad, Scottish fiddlers; Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra honors departing director; a kickoff party for Music on the Square.

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How Menlo Park mainstay Carpaccio's is adapting to the times, without changing its original menu

As part of our series of Q&As with restaurateurs participating in Peninsula Restaurant Week, we spoke with Carpaccio's co-owner Sandra Ferer about keeping a restaurant going through COVID, the restaurant's namesake and more.

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