Recent A&E Features

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mountain View artist's work reflects range of influences, experiences

Many artists find creative inspiration when facing adversity. Mountain View resident Pari Ram counted herself among them when she lived in her native Tehran during the Iranian Revolution and the tumultuous years that followed. A retrospective of her work opens in August.

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New Chinese narratives

In its fifth exhibition to date, titled "Form Through Narrative: New Chinese Art," Pace Gallery in Palo Alto features the work of six modern Chinese artists.

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Neighborhood wave

Located high in the winding hills above Redwood City, next to a taqueria and across from a vacant lot, Emerald Hills is an unassuming neighborhood cafe pouring cups of carefully crafted, third-wave coffee.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Worth a Look

A youth production of a literary classic, two fine-art exhibitions and a summer symphony are featured in this week's Worth a Look.

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Ogres and dragons and donkeys, oh my

I didn't catch any references to Perry, the Palo Alto donkey who served as the model for Donkey in the hit 2001 animated film "Shrek," but Foothill Music Theatre's new production of "Shrek The Musical," directed by Milissa Carey, is nevertheless full of goofy, referential fun.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Woodside: Long-awaited Village Bakery & Cafe opens

A new spot for dinner and drinks in Woodside, The Village Bakery & Cafe, is set to open its doors Monday, July 24.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

It's all about the details at Vina Enoteca

Rocco Scordella has assembled a first-rate team for his newest restaurant at the barn, Vina Enoteca, which opened last October in the former space of California Cafe next to Tootsie's.

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Shop Talk: Nut House's future; Facebook's mobile market

In this week's retail news, the future of Antonio's Nut House remains uncertain, Facebook will debut its farmers market on wheels and Gymboree is closing at Stanford Shopping Center.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

True troubadours

When Aodh Og O'Tuama and Christy Martin met in Palo Alto back in 1995, it was pretty much love at first sight, leading to not just a romantic relationship but a musical one. As the world-music duo Four Shillings Short, they've spent the last 20 years mostly on the road, performing across the U.S. and Ireland, recording and releasing a dozen albums and sharing their unique blend of sounds with audiences near and far.

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'Showgirls in Space' is seductive sci-fi

Curtains Cabaret, the local Burlesque-theater company, describes its newest offering, "Showgirls in Space," as a sci-fi odyssey through space, time, and glitter.

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'Musical Manga' is a marvel

I've seen many good productions from TheatreWorks over the years but its newest, the world premiere of Min Kahng's "The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga," is surely one of the best. Smart, funny, touching and visually stunning, it's simply wonderful.

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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 31

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

Register Here