Recent A&E Features

Thursday, December 7, 2017

High hopes

Many of Nobu's signature dishes and cocktails have stood the test of time, but the new Palo Alto location is still uneven and unpredictable.

Thursday, 2:26 PM | 1 comment
'Guided Colors' youth exhibit opens

Palo Alto's Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) will host an exhibit by 13 local youth artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, mixed media and murals.

Thursday, 11:25 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

'Animal Farm' revisited

Fifteen retirees starring in Avenidas' staged reading of a George Orwell classic this month are bringing more than their acting skills to the stage.

Wednesday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
The first production of 'The Millionth Production of A Christmas Carol'

"The Millionth Production of A Christmas Carol," currently receiving its world premiere at Mountain View's Pear Theatre, is a darkly comic ode to/inside joke for theater people, by theater people.

Wednesday, 10:07 AM | No comments yet
Dazzling production, dated stereotypes

From a purely technical perspective, TheatreWorks puts on a fantastic show. But for all of its merits from the technical perspective, there is one very large painted elephant in the room: the racism inherent in the source material.

Wednesday, 9:30 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Allied Arts Christmas Market returns

The Allied Arts Guild's Christmas Market, offering handmade arts and crafts for a good cause, returns Saturday.

Thursday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Ending the wasted food run-around

Peninsula Food Runners works to remove logistical barriers to food donations, picking up leftover meals from tech companies and restaurants and distributing them to people in need.

Thursday, 11:16 AM | 1 comment
Saturday: Wine walk in downtown Menlo Park

The fourth annual Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk benefit for the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation is on Saturday, Dec. 2., in downtown Menlo Park.

Thursday, 10:44 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Artisan pop-up market opens Friday

A pop-up market featuring dozens of local artists will open up at the Clarkwood Center starting Dec. 1, and will kick off with a fundraiser for local schools.

Wednesday, 2:44 PM | 1 comment
Local ballet companies offer their own holiday traditions

Once again this holiday season, two local companies are taking a break from presenting the traditional ballet, "The Nutcracker," and offering up their own versions of festive family fare.

Wednesday, 10:46 AM | No comments yet
New friends, 'New Worlds'

In the case of cellist Jan Vogler, a chance encounter with actor Bill Murray (yes, that Bill Murray) led to not only a friendship but their lyrical "New Worlds" project, which they'll present Saturday night at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

Wednesday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet
'Santaland Diaries' on stage

Theatreworks Silicon Valley has not one but two holiday treats in store for audiences. In addition to its upcoming production of the family-friendly spectacle "Around the World in 80 Days," TheatreWorks is bringing a healthy dose of mature, somewhat subversive comedy to Foothill College with its production of "The Santaland Diaries."

Wednesday, 10:02 AM | No comments yet
There in black and white

Pace Gallery's current exhibition, "Adam Pendleton: Which We Can," consisting of black-and-white silkscreens, collages and spray-painted canvases, requires close examination and time to parse the artist's messages.

Wednesday, 9:38 AM | No comments yet

The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.