Recent A&E Features

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Unlikely openings: 14 new restaurants launch locally despite COVID downturn

Read a list of more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon on the Peninsula, representing an exciting range of cuisines and a sense of optimism about the local dining world.

Thursday, 8:45 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

FabMo's Artisan Showcase kicks off this weekend, will run through end of the year

FabMo's annual Artisan Showcase has moved online this year, and where the event typically takes place in person over a weekend, this year's virtual showcase will kick off Oct. 24.

Wednesday, 6:51 PM | No comments yet
Open 'Letters': An unusually intimate look at the father and daughter who changed India's future

EnActe Arts Inc. is offering an unusually intimate look at two former prime ministers of India as seen through their correspondence. What makes the letters especially personal is that they are between father and daughter.

Wednesday, 6:20 PM | No comments yet
In 'The Company Daughters,' novelist Samantha Rajaram listens for marginalized voices from the past

Redwood City author discusses her path to historical fiction, being a stickler for research and why it's important to listen to underrepresented voices.

Wednesday, 5:21 PM | No comments yet
Book Arts Jam stretches into monthlong virtual festival

An annual autumn highlight on the local arts scene, Bay Area Book Artists' Book Arts Jam has, like many events in the COVID-19 era, gone virtual.

Wednesday, 11:28 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pear Theatre offers well acted, poorly produced 'Lysistrata'

Yes, we audience members are desperate to see live theater and actors are desperate to perform. And bless their hearts at the Pear Theatre for wanting to bring us a show -- "Lysistrata" -- via the magic of video recording.

Tuesday, 5:24 PM | No comments yet
Strings that sing: Yuri Liberzon offers a guitarist's interpretation of Bach's violin sonatas

"For me, his music is everything," Mountain View classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon said of the great composer J.S. Bach.

Tuesday, 4:55 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Museum's reopening exhibition invites visitors into a 'Cabinet of Curiosities'

The Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto reopened to the public recently with its first in-person, indoor exhibition since the spring. The exhibit celebrates the museum's 30th anniversary.

Wednesday, 6:10 PM | No comments yet
Chats with cats: Peninsula Youth Theatre presents 'Brief Interviews with Internet Cats'

Ah, cats and the internet. A match made in heaven, no? This weekend, Peninsula Youth Theatre celebrates kitty-based internet entertainment with its virtual production of "Brief Interviews with Internet Cats."

Wednesday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Chasing down Mister Softee on the Peninsula

For those who grew up in pursuit of Mister Softee's creamy soft serve and sundaes, the name is synonymous with childhood nostalgia and the pursuit of something uniquely wonderful.

Wednesday, 9:19 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Palo Alto artist exhibits painting at de Young Museum

The colorful artwork of longtime Palo Alto resident Flo de Bretagne has graced the walls of local schools, hospitals and galleries. Currently, her painting "Time Travel" is being exhibited at a Bay Area art institution.

Tuesday, 8:18 PM | 2 comments
Dragon Theatre hosts video game/performance hybrid 'Party at the End of the World'

Live theater and video games: When done well, both have the power to magically transport participants into another realm. Dragon Productions Theatre Company is combining these two media in "Party at the End of the World."

Tuesday, 10:07 AM | No comments yet
Garlic naan and sizzling boti: Zareen's expands to Redwood City

Zareen's, one of the Peninsula's most popular Pakistani-Indian restaurants, has opened a new location at 2039 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City.

Tuesday, 9:43 AM | No comments yet

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