Recent A&E Features

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Palo Alto, rejoice. Mike's Cafe is back.

The return of Mike's Cafe, a humble, longtime neighborhood eatery, might be one of Palo Alto's most anticipated restaurant openings of the year.

Thursday, 4:14 PM | 16 comments
'Learning to Fly': owl photography on view in Menlo Park

Atherton photographer Larry Calof's photography of owls and other birds, "Learning to Fly," is on view at the Portola Art Gallery through June 30.

Thursday, 12:58 PM | No comments yet
Summer restaurant openings abound

Looking for something new? From vegan fare and organic wine to pho, sushi and pupusas, there are a lot of new places on the Midpeninsula to tempt you. Read on for our roundup of recent openings.

Thursday, 11:42 AM | 7 comments
Menlo Park's 4th Annual Comic Con celebrates quidditch, 'Star Wars' and more

Menlo Park Library's annual Comic Con features a quidditch team, live music, film screenings, crafts and panel discussions.

Thursday, 9:40 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summertime and the livin' is jazzy

With Friday, June 21, marking the first official day of summer, the days are long and the local live jazz offerings particularly plentiful.

Wednesday, 10:51 AM | 1 comment
How to attract backyard bees

Did you know that there are 1,600 species of bee native to California, and over 20,000 species worldwide?

Wednesday, 10:15 AM | No comments yet
'One Man, Two Guvnors' delivers laughs, tomfoolery and songs

Carlo Goldoni's 1746 commedia dell'arte-inspired play "The Servant of Two Masters" gets a swinging '60s, oh-so-British makeover in "One Man, Two Guvnors."

Wednesday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Better barbecue

Quality barbecue is notoriously hard to find in the Bay Area. John Capelo is working to change that, one slow-smoked piece of meat at a time.

Thursday, 10:45 AM | 3 comments
'The Cubberley Project' celebrates community voices

"The Cubberley Project," a temporary audio-visual installation by the Cubberley Artist Studio Program's Martha Sakellariou and writer Jennifer Lee, is currently on display at Cubberley Community Center.

Thursday, 9:30 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Palo Alto World Music Day returns June 16

Returning for its 11th year, Palo Alto World Music Day will take place on Sunday, June 16, 3-7:30 p.m. at outdoor locations along University Avenue, which will be closed to traffic.

Wednesday, 3:07 PM | 6 comments
Laughs plentiful in Pear Theatre's 'Present Laughter'

Laughs are available by the bushelful in the Pear Theatre production of Noël Coward's "Present Laughter," a frantic farce written and set in 1939 and based fairly strongly on Coward's own life.

Wednesday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
TheatreWorks' 'Archduke' satirizes the assassination that set off World War I

Rajiv Joseph's dark comedy about Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassin, 19-year-old Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip, draw parallels between century-ago conspirators and modern-day terrorists.

Wednesday, 12:44 PM | 6 comments

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