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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Stanford Powwow celebrates 50 years with virtual event

The Stanford Powwow is a tradition spanning 50 years that salutes Native American culture and heritage. It takes place every Mother's Day weekend at Stanford University.

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'What a Wonderful World': Palo Alto May Fête event continues through May 8

In 2020, Palo Alto's beloved May Fête Parade was canceled due to COVID-19. This year, while things aren't quite back to "normal," the city is making up for lost time by extending the festivities from one day to a full week.

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Locally made film tackles a tough, timely topic

The Los Altos History Museum is hosting an online screening on May 7 of the feature film "The Valley," followed by a discussion with its director, Los Altos filmmaker Saila Kariat.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Virtual event invites families to 'Weave Your Own Story'

Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center is inviting families to try weaving a little creative magic at a virtual event on May 9, in which participants can learn the basics of weaving and make a personal artwork.

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Running with the wolves: Palo Alto public art project goes wild

"Wolves," one of the Palo Alto Public Art Program's Artlift Microgrant projects, is an animated projection of wolves that LucidBeaming plans to show at multiple locations throughout town.

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A fruitful year: 'Pear Slices 2021' shares new work by local writers

"Pear Slices 2021," with its traditional look and feel yet accessibility for at-home viewers, is a nice showcase for what the Pear Playwrights Guild has been up to over the past year.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Piñatas offer a cathartic whack at COVID-19

Elizabeth McCarthy, a nurse at Stanford Hospital, gets what it's like to want to smack the bejesus out of the coronavirus. Now, she's offering a way for people to get that cathartic thrill by crafting coronavirus-shaped piñatas.

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Local book release: 'Beneath the Seams'

Palo Alto resident Peyton H. Roberts, who is a sustainable fashion ambassador with the Bay Area nonprofit Remake, takes a look at the dark side of the fashion industry in her debut novel "Beneath the Seams."

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Downtown Los Altos 'dances for joy' with First Friday event

Downtown Los Altos' First Friday events are back in action after a long hiatus. Leading the Friday, May 7, festivities will be Mountain View High School's Spartan Dance Club.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Art Center's Virtual Friday Night opens 'The Black Index' show

​The Palo Alto Art Center celebrates the opening of the exhibition "The Black Index" during its online event, Virtual Friday Night at the Art Center on April 30, with a gallery walkthrough, poetry activity and more.

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Chorus uses new technology to make beautiful music together online

Ragazzi Boys Chorus presents its third online concert, "Joy, Awe, and Wonder," on May 2, 4 p.m. featuring a wide-ranging program of traditional and contemporary choral music.

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Community School of Music and Arts presents concert of merit scholars

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will present a spring concert by its merit scholars on Saturday, May 1, at 5 p.m. on CSMA's YouTube channel.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Where to find new public art on the Midpeninsula

Public art continues to blossom this spring, with new works popping up around the Midpeninsula. Read on for a few highlights.

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Taking theater into their own hands: Local teens present 'Tuck Everlasting'

Menlo Park teenager and avid theater lover Samantha Belding had a dream of directing a musical before leaving for college and she wasn't going to let a global pandemic stand in her way.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The sound of a story: How the Dragon is bringing 'The Creature' back to life

The 200-year-old "Frankenstein" narrative has been given new life with Dragon Productions Theatre Company's "The Creature," a serialized podcast production of Bay Area playwright Trevor Allen's radio play.

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