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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Get out the vote with Cafe Zoe

Cafe Zoe is holding a get-out-the-vote event for residents of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto (especially those who feel their voices aren't often heard in local politics) on Friday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m.

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A Scottish primer

Martins West Gastropub in Redwood City is all about Scotland, from the haggis on a stick to delectable fish and chips.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

The Community School of Music and Arts (230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View) will host identical-twin jazz saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson, along with fellow Juilliard grad guitarist Alex Wintz, for a free performance on Saturday.

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'Green Eggs and Hamadeus'

Would you listen in a box? Would you listen with a fox? Stanford University's Bing Nursery School, which hosts an annual performance series for kids and families, presents "Green Eggs and Hamadeus," a kid-friendly opera based on Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham," on Sunday, Oct. 22.

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Worth a Look

Find out about some interesting upcoming events, including a Suessian opera for kids, the October exhibit at Bryant Street Gallery, the 25th annual Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival and a jazz concert featuring identical twins.

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The kids are alright

In the words of the old maxim, if you want something done right, do it yourself. Local teens have taken that credo to heart by forming Upstage Theater, an independent company that allows teens to take charge of all aspects of theater production.

Wednesday, 1:04 PM | No comments yet
Sister sojourners

Three intrepid explorers from the Victorian era set off on an adventure through time in Eric Overmyer's surreal "On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning)," currently staged at the Dragon Theatre.

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Woodside Community Theatre performs 'Ragtime'

Months ago, Woodside Community Theatre reached out to the larger community to find a diverse and talented cast for its fall musical, "Ragtime." As a result, many fresh faces will be appearing on stage at the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center from Oct. 21 through Oct. 30.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Shop Talk: Caffe Riace reinvents itself

This week's Shop Talk column features information on the revamp of established, authentic Italian restaurant Caffe Riace.

Thursday, 12:54 PM | 15 comments

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hip Hop, Street Art, and Muslim Cool

Stanford University professor Samy Alim will lead a panel discussion on "Hip Hop, Street Art, and Muslim Cool" with perfomers Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Mark Gonzales, and Iraqi-Canadian artist Narcy, on Friday, Oct 14.

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A new kind of burger

While on sabbatical from teaching at the Stanford University School of Medicine several years ago, biologist Pat Brown founded Impossible Foods, seeking to curb the environmental impact of meat production by using plants and sciences to create a more sustainable, meatless burger that still tastes like the real thing.

Wednesday, 1:58 PM | No comments yet
'The Voice Machine'

"The Voice Machine," a collaboration between music professors from Stanford University and U.C. San Diego, will present new works by several composers, performed by U.C. San Diego's kallisti ensemble, on Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Book Arts Jam

Long live print! Challenging conventional notions about books for two decades now, The Bay Area Book Artists are holding their 15th annual Book Arts Jam on Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Worth a Look

Challenging conventional notions about books for two decades now, The Bay Area Book Artists are holding their 15th annual Book Arts Jam, a fair featuring hands-on activities; a gallery of modern book arts; artists' talks and exhibitions; and even a continuous letterpress printing demonstration on Sunday, Oct. 16.

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When Irish eyes are smiling

Set in a peaceful and fleetingly prosperous contemporary Ireland, "Outside Mullingar," now offered by TheatreWorks, is a quirky, character-driven pastorale that offers at least the plausible hope of a happy resolution.

Wednesday, 10:42 AM | No comments yet
Films for a better world

In an election year when racism and xenophobia have played a significant role in the national conversation, there's no better time for UNAFF, the United Nations Association Film Festival.

Wednesday, 10:31 AM | No comments yet

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