What We Do in the Shadows
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What We Do in the Shadows Cross "Bram Stoker's Dracula" with the Britcom "The Office," and you get "What We Do in the Shadows," a brilliantly funny new vampire-themed mockumentary out of New Zealand. Written and directed by old pals Taika Waititi ("Eagle vs Shark," "Boy") and...... Read the full review

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"Grand opening at SSL"
At the opening of The Bob McFarland Test Facility on Oct. 7, 2014, from left: John Celli, president of SSL; Brenda McFarland, widow of Bob McFarland; Chip Koehler, executive director, programs, SSL; and Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd. Submitted by Wendy Lewis on Oct 10, 2014

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A painting comes to life
The current production of "Sunday in the Park with George" by Foothill Music Theatre is a welcome and ambitious undertaking, sure to please Stephen Sondheim fans as well as those new to the particular joys of his oeuvre. Thursday, 10:33 AM

Worth a Look: Indian dance, flamenco and sculpture tours
This week, book a walking tour of site-specific sculptures, see an ancient form of classical Indian dance and take a workshop with some of Spain's rising flamenco stars. Thursday, 10:33 AM

Farmers are making it count
California is years into its latest drought, but a stroll through the Palo Alto Farmers Market doesn't show it. Chard, broccoli, kale, potatoes and apples fill tables and crates at dozens of vendors' stalls. Yet a longer conversation with vendors yields a more complete picture of the state of California agriculture. Thursday, 10:33 AM

Garth Stein: still in the race
Six years after the publication of his international bestseller "Racing in the Rain," Garth Stein has come out with "A Sudden Light," a family saga about the Pacific Northwest lumber industry, intergenerational secrets and spectral presences. Thursday, 9:50 AM

Shop Talk: Goodbye Selix Formal Wear, welcome back Papa Murphy's
Palo Alto's only tuxedo shop closes its doors, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza returns to Palo Alto and Stanford University gets a "flexitarian" restaurant. Thursday, 10:50 AM

Book Talk: discussions, swaps, readings and more
Stanford's Another Look book club hosts a free public discussion of James Baldwin's 1963 classic, "The Fire Next Time," Kepler's has a book swap and psychiatrist Susan Edelman encourages her readers: "Be Your Own Brand of Sexy." Thursday, 10:38 AM

A&E Digest: New art studios, Google doodler gets props
Eastside College Preparatory School gets a new art studio, Palo Alto High School features art in unexpected places and Google doodler Dennis Hwang receives the first Art Visionary Award. Wednesday, 11:31 AM

Public Art Commission approves proposal for private development
Innovation. Technology. Sustainability. These were the buzzwords at Palo Alto's Public Art Commission meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, where commissioners voted unanimously to approve a public art project for a private development. Wednesday, 10:52 AM | 7 comments

Fine-dining comfort food
BFD isn't an old-fashioned diner with blue-plate specials. It's more like San Francisco's Fog City Diner in concept, with Lark Creek Inn cuisine, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients and superior talent in the kitchen. Thursday, 9:12 AM

Unleashing creativity
At the brand-new School for the Performing Arts at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, drama instructor Kay Kleinerman aims to let her students' imaginations run wild. Thursday, 10:49 AM

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