Recent A&E Features

Friday, February 23, 2018

Shop Talk: Accent Arts returns to the Alley; Orenchi Ramen expands

In this week's Shop Talk column, a popular arts supply store suddenly moving spaces in Palo Alto's "second downtown" and Redwood City adding a new ramen shop.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Smuin's 'Dance Series 01'

Contemporary ballet company Smuin returns to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this weekend to present "Dance Series 01."

Thursday, 11:04 AM | No comments yet
An alternative to 'big soda'

Like many health-conscious Americans, Palo Altan Jim Otteson fully understood the merits of foregoing soda to limit his sugar intake, but finding a healthier alternative seemed next to impossible.

Thursday, 10:25 AM | 5 comments
The Oasis to shutter March 7

The Oasis, perhaps the oldest eating establishment in Menlo Park, will close permanently March 7 after 60 years of business, according to a Feb. 21 announcement on Facebook by the business' owners.

Thursday, 8:59 AM | 13 comments

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Windows into worlds

There seems to be something magical about dioramas. The Palo Alto Art Center is celebrating this enchanting art form with its current exhibit, "Through That Which is Seen: Dioramas in Contemporary Art."

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Theater companies announce upcoming seasons

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Palo Alto Players and Pear Theatre have all announced their next season lineups in recent weeks, giving theater fans plenty of time to become subscribers, mark their calendars and get excited for the year ahead.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Timeless, timely 'Fidelio' soars

In staging Beethoven's "Fidelio," West Bay Opera has put together a cast of magnificent singers and an orchestra of polished musicians, dishing up a famously challenging operatic feast with vigor and elan.

Tuesday, 8:44 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Not just another burger joint

The better burger wars are heating up in Palo Alto. Wahlburgers, which opened on University Avenue in November, has several unique approaches.

Thursday, 12:13 PM | 16 comments
Beethoven's 'Fidelio' opens Friday on West Bay Opera stage

Beethoven's "Fidelio" was set in an 18th century Spanish political prison, but there are lessons about injustice, political persecution and individual freedom that are relevant today. That's why West Bay Opera's production of the opera is set in a modern-day for-profit American prison, says its conductor.

Thursday, 11:36 AM | No comments yet
Palo Alto Philharmonic to perform winter concert

The Palo Alto Philharmonic's winter concert will feature Claude Debussy's "Petite Suite," the group's own conductor-in-residence Lee Actor's "Saxophone Concerto" and Bela Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra," and will be one of three final performances led by current Music Director Thomas Shoebotham, who plans on leaving the longtime local music group later this year.

Thursday, 11:29 AM | No comments yet
Focus on the flyway

A new exhibition and program at the Los Altos History Museum takes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring the beauty and wonder of the Pacific Flyway.

Thursday, 10:00 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Guild venue proposal moves forward

The Menlo Park City Council has given unanimous support for a proposal by a local nonprofit to transform the Guild Theatre into a live music and community event venue.

Wednesday, 3:07 PM | No comments yet
Opening alert: Bevri in Palo Alto

Bevri, a Georgian restaurant, has soft opened with limited hours at 530 Bryant St. in downtown Palo Alto.

Wednesday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
A meeting of the minds

As presented by Dragon Productions Theatre Company and directed by Laura Jane Bailey, "Insignificance" is an intriguing, playful thought experiment on celebrity, sex, power and science.

Wednesday, 11:38 AM | No comments yet
Where the heart is

Palo Alto author and Stanford University scholar Marilyn Yalom explores the cultural history behind the heart in her new book, "The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love."

Wednesday, 9:13 AM | No comments yet